Get Smart about keeping up with social media news

Keeping up with the latest social media news can be a challenge, even for the most frenetic multi-tasker or voracious reader. There’s no way you can read everything, but how do you get to the good stuff more efficiently?

These are a few strategies I use to stay on top of things:

1. Connect with others who regularly share what they’re reading. I don’t spend a lot of time on Twitter, but when I do it’s usually an exercise in listening to what a consistently reliable few sources, including the following, are sharing:

Jay Baer (@jaybaer)
Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan)
Erik Deckers (@edeckers)
Kevin Erb (@kevinerb)
Jason Falls (@JasonFalls)
Kyle Lacy (@kyleplacy)
Mashable (@mashable)
Pew Research Center (@pewresearch)
Eve Mayer Orsburn (@LinkedInQueen)
Kevin Mullett (@kmullett)

There are dozens of others worth following, but these sources’ links are almost always click-through-worthy.

2. Use Delicious to discover what others find valuable. Delicious is a great tool. You can collect all your bookmarks/favorites in one places (accessible regardless of what browser or computer you’re on), and share them with others. It also allows you to see what others are saving, which is a good measurement of content’s value. Furthermore, Delicious users tend to be techie/communication/design types, so fluff is at a minimum. Just go to and click on “Fresh Bookmarks” and or “Hotlist” to see what’s being bookmarked right now.

3. Subscribe to the SmartBrief on Social Media. Getting the SmartBrief is a no brainer. It’s a daily dose of the late social media news delivered to your inbox at no cost. Click here to subscribe.

Those are a few of the ways I stay on top of social media news. What do you recommend?

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2 Responses to Get Smart about keeping up with social media news

  1. Nice post and good stuff! Plus, I’m honored (and blushing)

    Eve Mayer Orsburn

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