Hello Corel Blog readers! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Michaela Schreiter, and I am a new employee at Corel’s head office in Ottawa, Canada.
What’s my role you ask? I will be in charge of Corel’s social media. So that post you just saw on Facebook, that was probably me. Stop by and say hi sometime, don’t be shy!
I may be new to the tech world, but I am certainly not new to the social media world. Being a self-proclaimed social media expert (along with the other 500 million experts out there) I thought I would give you an introduction into my world, as I learn more about yours.
My experience with social media has made the transition into technology quite easy, as there are many similarities between social media and Corel.
Social media is in constant change. It seems that every day we are introduced to a new platform that will inevitably die off or quickly become our next addiction. I’d like to remind you of a little site called Pinterest; maybe you’ve heard of it. The world of technology is not much different.
Before we started trying to keep up with the latest social media site, we were trying to do the same with the latest piece of technology. These high-tech gadgets allow users to get the most out of their Corel software, so it is important that we adapt.
The average Tweet lasts just under one minute. Approximately, 750 Tweets are sent out every second. This makes Twitter one of the fastest social media platforms in the world. It also happens to be the most popular. If you want to have an impact, you need to react fast.
Software, like a social media update, is only relevant for so long. Customers are always finding new ways to use software, and new features that they would like to see. An example of this would be the shift to cloud and web-based computing.
At Corel, we need to respond to these needs and provide our customers with the most efficient ways to use our products. Those who do not act fast get left behind.
It’s called social media for a reason: It is a platform for conversation. Whether you’re sharing pieces of work, thoughts on a particular subject or what you had for breakfast today, social media provides you with the means to collaborate with people all over the world.
This idea of collaboration is inherent here at Corel. The first thing I noticed when I arrived was how friendly and helpful everyone was. I hear the phrase “if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me” on a regular basis. Not only does this make life easier for newbies like me, it also contributes to a more productive work environment. Ultimately, the more we collaborate, the better we serve our Corel community.
So there you have it folks: The first of, what will probably be many blog posts from yours truly. I hope you enjoyed our little introduction, and that I answered your many burning questions about the relationship between Corel and social media.
While we’re on the topic, how do you use Corel’s social media properties to speak to us?