Recommended Reading This Week
Here are our top picks for what’s buzzing in Social Media this week….
- Top Social Media Sites of 2008 (Facebook Still Rising)
From TechCrunch: Brief useful summary of Comscore’s Worldwide traffic stats recently released for November 08 (so these don’t include December). They are a mix of social networks and blogging platforms.
- 27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community
From Chris Brogan: A solid list of 27 things you should do to boost the performance of your blog and community – Starter Moves, Technical Stuff and More
- Peering into 2009: 10 Predictions for Online Video
From Mashable: Online video has evolved rapidly over the past few years. From the introduction of semantic processing, to SaaS video hosting solutions, to the monetization of video content, it’s obvious that things have progressed from beyond just YouTube. So, what’s in store for web video in 2009? Here are…
- Building an Effective Business Profile on Twitter
From TwiTip: As the popularity of micro-blogging continues to grow, it’s going to become a tool used by advertisers and marketers. In the same way that running a corporate or business blog is different from running a personal blog, running a corporate or business twitter profile is different from running…
- Best Podcasts on Social Media
From Online Marketing Blog: Good list they’ve compiled of some 16 podcasts that cover the topic of social media.
- SEO Basics, introduction to Search Engine Optimization for beginners
From the Web Design from Scratch website: Good article that explains the absolute basics of SEO that every web site designer, developer, or owner should know.
- 10 Free Ways to Promote a Business Online
From the Web Design From Scratch website: While there are hundreds of free services out there, these are our pick of 10 of the essential resources that will help drive traffic to your site.
- Focused Social Networks Build Community
From eMarketer: Narrow topical appeal draws highly engaged users. As MySpace and Facebook develop their sites for mass appeal, some social networks are banking on a focused approach. For example, Children with Diabetes is a Johnson & Johnson-owned ad-supported social network for families who have children with diabetes. Nearly one-half…
- The Next Step in User-Generated Content
From eMarketer: With so much user-generated media populating the Web and mobile channels, content aggregation will become more important than ever in 2009. In the coming year, expect to see real-time aggregation tools that combine algorithmic approaches with human input—like a cross between Techmeme and FriendFeed. Techmeme is an aggregation…
- Social Media Trends Presentation
From the Trendspotting blog: A very nicely done presentation that builds upon Peter Kim’s Social Media Predictions about social media from top social media analysts (presented in one of our recent Social Media Buzz posts). Very nice.