Something I learned about being proficient on a computer, as simple as it sounds, is not being “mouse-dependent.”
Here’s a secret (sort of). The software you use to manage social properties is your browser. Irregardless of hardware platform, social media, blogging and online research are easier and faster if you:
- Use your keyboard in addition to your mouse
- Know and use the right-mouse button
- Understand and take advantage of your browser
- Group your online activities by bookmark folder and browser window
I’ll discuss #s 2 – 4 in a future post. Let’s make you a bit faster with keyboard shortcuts for now
Do you use your mouse for everything besides typing? Here are some steps to being more proficient:
Print out (yes, on paper) the keyboard shortcuts for your Web browser (especially if you do social media for business). I also recommend printing the keyboard shortcuts for your operating system. Post them near your desk, and/or copy them onto your computer desktop. Look them over twice a day for a month. You’ll get faster as you memorize each keyboard shortcut. Do this for your mobile device too!
Here are some links to most of them: Note: these can be found in most browsers and operating systems by looking under the Help menu or pressing F1 on your keyboard.