Keeping up with Social Media news can be a daunting task. In today’s world of Twitter, Youtube, and smartphones we are all transformed into full time TMZ staffers and keeping a pulse on the news that is coming at us from anywhere and everywhere is no easy feat. Here are a few simple tips and tricks that I personally use to keep my Social Media news relevant and under control.
- The #SM: A daily online newspaper created using paper.li. The #SM consists of “All Things Social Media and Social Media Marketing”. This newspaper makes heads and tails of all Twitter and Facebook posts on Social Media and formats them in a relevant and readable manner.
- SmartBrief on Social Media: A daily email newsletter created by the editors at SmartBrief who personally cull through all the Social Media news around the web to bring it to you in a scan-friendly email format.
- Twitter Lists: Create your own? Of course not! Why go through the trouble if you don’t have to? There are already a ton of vetted lists that will meet your needs. Check out this list in particular throughout the day to satisfy your social media cravings. More lists can be found here as well: http://mashable.com/2009/11/06/15-social-media-twitter-lists-to-follow-and-expand/
- StumbleUpon: This “discovery engine” has a vast collection of user voted content over a variety of topics. Simply set your topic of choice to Social Media and stumble into the news that your peers have already deemed interesting and useful.
These are just a few of the ways that I keep up with Social Media. What methods do you use? Please feel free share any tips that help you stay on top of Social Media news. Any and all comments are welcome and, as always, feel free to connect with me on Twitter – @arom1000.