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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Creating a Social Network by Angela Crocker

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How to Measure

The tools to measure social networks are still evolving. Your social network platform may have some metrics built in to your administrator access, particularly if you are using a custom label service. At the moment, some counting must be done manually, though, which is both time consuming and potentially inaccurate. To manually count, you’ll have to sit down at your computer and count what you see. Manual counts make it difficult to discount duplicates and get a real sense of your true numbers. However, best-guess numbers are better than no numbers at all.
Consider how often to gather your numbers—the tallies, figures, and facts that answer the questions you’ve selected to assess your network. For most networks, a monthly review ...

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