building websites that work for you

MindStreams designs and develops compelling websites that are functional and informative. With over 10+ years of website experience MindStreams has built up an expertise in developing eCommerce systems and custom developed Web applications. We offer online marketing solutions that bring the power of the Web to your business.

Social Media

Social media is the crossroads of human communications and technology. Using Web 2.0 technologies users contribute content that creates a dialog between organizations, communities and individuals. Harnessing the power of social media can be as simple as putting up a Facebook page for your company to a coordinated campaign that makes use of many different social media sites. MindStreams can provide guidance and assistance in establishing a place for your company in the social networks.

Still unsure if social media is important enough to warrant your time. Consider these questions and statistics:

Q: How much time do people spend on social networking?

A: Social networking now accounts for 22% of all time spent online in the US.

Q: I get Facebook but does anyone really use this Twitter stuff?

A: Twitter processed more than one billion tweets in December 2009 and averages almost 200 million tweets per day.

Q: My market is a more mature audience. Why should I care about these sites?

A: The number of social media users age 65 and older grew 100 percent throughout 2010, so that one in four people in that age group are now part of a social networking site.

Q: How big is Facebook?

A: As of May 2012 Facebook has 901 million users. Facebook added 100 million users in less than nine months. If Facebook were a country it would be the world's third largest in terms of population, larger even than the US.

Social networking is big. MindStreams can help you use it to grow your community of users and customers. Social media allows you to have conversations with your customers so they are informed and feel connected.

Let us set up a Facebook page and turn it over to you or contract with us to help manage all your social sites.

According to marketing and communication professors Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein, there are six different types of social media:

  • Collaborative projects (for example, Wikipedia)
  • Blogs and microblogs (for example, Twitter)
  • Content communities (for example, YouTube)
  • Social networking sites (for example, Facebook)
  • Virtual game worlds (for example, World of Warcraft)
  • Virtual social worlds (for example, Second Life)

Technologies can include:

  • Blogs
  • Picture-sharing
  • Vlogs (video blogos)
  • Wall-postings
  • Email
  • Instant messaging
  • Music-sharing
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Voice over IP

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MindStreams is a full service Web development firm located in Rocky River, Ohio, just west of Cleveland, Ohio and convenient to the Akron, Ohio area. Click here to receive an estimate or call us at 216.400.8121.

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What our clients think of us:

"We have been working with the group at MindStreams now for a few years. They helped us design our web sites, which have proven to be creative, well designed, and client friendly all while being cost effective for us. We often hear from clients about how much they like our sites because they are both "pretty" and user-friendly!"

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