Wise up on social media: recommended reading

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To Be or Not to Be . . . ahead of the social media curve

Getting from HERE to THERE

Sharing is the Name of the Game

. . .  that’s a Big Reason why “we” blog AND why books get written and read.

Several people recently have asked What I’m reading, and I have to smile . . . laugh, in fact.

The answer is EVERYTHING! Everything I can find to help me “catch up.”

Sometimes it is hard to realize that MOST OF THE WORLD is still in the dark about the power and value of Social Media – especially when I see online, in traditional media, and from the speakers we’ve brought to class that there are so many Experts out there.


#1: I check Twitter for blog and article suggestions, and I read them and copy for future reference. In fact, I plan to review some of the best ones for future posts.

#2: Every day my email box is filled with articles from the blogs I’ve subscribed to — as well as group discussions — and I read as many of them as I can.

#3: I go to my local library and look at all the books cataloged 006.7. To name a few of the memorable ones I’ve read: The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging, Blogging for Dummies, Corporate Blogging by John Cass, and What No One Ever Tells you about Blogging and Podcasting edited by Ted Demopoulos.

#4: Open books around me now that I’m taking turns with: (a) Putting the Public Back in Public Relations by Brian Solis, (b) Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, (c) The Google Story by David Vise, (d) WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson, and (e) Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff.

All of that is why I’ve been getting up at 5 a.m. and some of my SM friends/colleagues are getting up even earlier.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: We’re not even being tested on this . . . or are we?

[Update from Sept: I’ve finished Brian’s book PPBPR and have reviewed it in this blog AND on a Squidoo lens.

Read about Making News in the Digital Era and Twitterville.]

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