I hope you enjoyed my talk about the why, wherefore and what of social media. How we use technology is endlessly fascinating. And it will continue to change in surprising ways and with blazing speed. Let’s all work to use social media and technology as a force for good. Below you will find links to books and blogs that will continue our conversation.
If you’d like a copy of my slides, you can download them here.
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I offer a limited number of hands-on coaching sessions if you want help setting up a Facebook page, a LinkedIn account or getting on Twitter. The rate is $300 for a one-hour face-to-face session. I will come to your home or office but you must be located within walking distance of O and 31st Streets. Reserve your session.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Sign up for the Georgetown Listserv
As we discussed at the meeting, the Georgetown Listserv (which is run by CAG) is an invaluable resource if you have questions – or answers – about the practicalities of living in Georgetown. Go to GeorgetownForum.com and click the blue Join This Group button. You will be prompted for your email address. You will then be able to choose either a daily or an individual email update. I recommend the daily update as the list is quite active.
Facebook for Dummies (updated edition)
How to REALLY Use LinkedIn (second edition)
The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser (on how Google is customizing search results for each user; this topic came up in the Q&A)
The Twitter Guide by Tim O’Reilly and Sarah Milstein (excellent, practical guide on how to use Twitter)
Websites and blogs
Alltop – best directory of blogs (find a blog on any topic that interests you)
Disruptive Demographics by Joseph Coughlin, director of MIT’s AgeLab
GovLoop – the social media network for public sector professionals
Mashable – for the latest news on social media and technology
Pew Internet – for reports on use of the Internet and social media
Walt Mossberg (archive of his Wall Street Journal columns and other writing)
Note: the above links and resources up-to-date as of March 2012 when I gave this talk.
To your social media success,
Founder and CEO, Voxie Media: Big Ideas. Short Books. TM