After writing my Quick Guide to Social Media, I realized there were far too many blogs that I left out. The blogs to read should have been a separate post entirely. I was also questioned in one of the comments about my definition of social media. My definition of social media is one that I had seen used before in various conversations. People wanted to group sites together that had a “social” component to them. Social news sites like Digg and Mixx could then be grouped with social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. In any case, it is a simple term to group “social” sites together. So, without further ado, here is the required reading list for people interested in social media:
First, there are the blogs I recommended in the quick guide, Louis Gray, Alexander van Elsas, Muhammad Saleem, SarahInTampa and SheGeeks. In many cases, you may see these people or others in the list guest posting (or writing full time) at ReadWriteWeb or Mashable, which you should be reading anyway. Here is the rest of my list:
- Tamar Weinberg of Techipedia (and Mashable and several other sites)
- Reem Abeidoh
- Mark Dykeman of Broadcasting Brain, with apologies to Mark for falsely accusing him of including social marketing 🙂 Sorry Mark.
- Colin Walker
- Hutch Carpenter of I’m Not Actually a Geek, but absolutely should admit his geekiness.
- Social News Watch, which covers the social news sites almost exclusively.
- JD Rucker of Soshable
- Chris Miller of The Social Networker
- Julian Baldwin
As I said in my previous post, these are blogs that have a significant amount of content about social media. There are plenty of blogs I am not listing because they are about general technology or software development and tend to dabble in social media. Those blogs would probably be a good post by themselves.
If you think there is a good social media blog I am not listing, please let me know as I am always looking for something good to read.