Helpful Social Media Sites

It seems every time I give a social media seminar, we run out of time before all the questions get answered. Everyone is in a different spot in their journey through the social media jungle, which makes it even more challenging to get everyone’s concerns addressed. So today, I’m sharing 3 of my favorite social media resource websites with you. Use these sites to learn more about social media, and get some of those pressing questions answered.

Mashable:
www.mashable.com

Mashable claims to be “the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.” They do have quite an abundance of news stories on their website. For social media news, simply click on the Social Media menu at the top of their webpage or log directly onto www.mashable.com/social-media/.

Make it even easier on yourself and “like” their Facebook fan page or follow them on Twitter. Every day you’ll get news updates about social media, from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube and more … all delivered straight to your Facebook page. You probably won’t read everything they share, but you’ll definitely find a few things that peak your interest.

Social Media Examiner:
www.socialmediaexaminer.com

Social Media Examiner is a free, online magazine (a blog, really) to help businesses navigate through the jungle of social media. They offer a lot of good information, from creative ways to increase your fan base to social media reports.

You can sign up for their e-newsletter, “like” them on Facebook (they already have almost 30,000 fans as of this writing), or follow them on Twitter. I’ve noticed they answer any and all questions that fans post on their Facebook page.

Brian Solis:
www.briansolis.com

Brian Solis is an emerging media specialist and blogs quite a bit about social media. What’s unique about Brian is that he’s also a sociologist and futurist. He focuses on social media and its role in marketing, brand management, strategy, and more.

You’ll also find Brian on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. If you don’t like reading articles online, you can watch him in action on YouTube instead. Links to his presence on these social media sites can be found at his website, www.briansolis.com.

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