9 Social Media Sites To Follow For Tips and Tricks

by Stuart Conover on February 17, 2010

9 Social Media Blogs To Follow

NAME: Conversation Agent
URL: http://www.conversationagent.com/
BLURB: connecting ideas and people – how talk can change our lives
Conversation Agent is a blog written by Valeria Maltoni who is a a brand strategist She has 10 years of online brand building experience and another 10 in corporations from mid-to-large sized companies. It is a site about both branding and network with a constant flow of useful information. The focus is how networking by conversation can help your self, your brand, and your marketing.

NAME: Altitude Branding
URL: http://altitudebranding.com/
BLURB: …brand elevation through social media
Altitude Branding is another great source for anything social media related! It is written primarily by Amber Naslund who is the Director of Community for Radian6 social media monitoring. She’s spent the last 15 years working on fundraiser, client services professional, corporate marketing director, and an entrepreneur. Clearly have the experience in a variety of areas that relate to social media.

NAME: Successful Blog
URL: http://www.successful-blog.com/
BLURB: You’re only a stranger once
I still find people who don’t know about Lis Strauss and Successful Blog. This is one of the most potent sites for actual methods of networking (“social” or face to face) that work. She is the CEO and founder of SOBCon and has proven time and time again to know the insides of networking as the author of Successful-Blog.com.

NAME: Techipedia
URL: http://www.techipedia.com/
BLURB: Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart
Techipedia is written by Tamar Weinberg who is a freelance writer and author of The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. If that’s not enough for you she also is the community & marketing manager of Mashable (which should be enough of a reason to be interested in what she has to say) and consults at social media marketing agency M80.

NAME: Shannon Paul’s Very Official Blog
URL: http://veryofficialblog.com/
Very Official Blog puts a lot of focus on social strategy and trying to show how social networking can be viewed and used through other people and professions. Shannon Paul currently works as the community manager for PEAK6 Online.

NAME: All Facebook
URL: http://www.allfacebook.com/
BLURB: The Unofficial Facebook Resource
I’m going to just use another quote from the site on this one “The purpose of the blog is to cover all issues pertaining to Facebook including new applications, general news, and analysis about the future of Facebook.” Honestly that is what the site wants to be and is. If you use Facebook for marketing or application development this is a site that you should follow if you aren’t already.

NAME: Web Strategy
URL: http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/
BLURB: I strive to deliver insight on disruptive technologies and their impact on how companies communicate with their customers
Web Strategy is written by Jeremiah Owyang a Partner in the Altimeter Group and Columnist for Forbes CMO Network. I’m pretty sure I don’t have to explain to you the quality of writer that Forbes tends to hire so let’s go straight to the subject content: he keeps it updated both with comparisons between strategies and major happenings in the social media world.

NAME: Collective Thoughts
URL: http://collective-thoughts.com/
BLURB: Social Media Thinking
A group effort of 12 writers (if you include the cat) who focus on everything social media related. Each of the writers have different focuses and fields of experience (even the cat who uses Twitter) and they take what they know to write on what they know giving readers a broad range of both experience and examples to draw upon.

NAME: SocialTimes
URL: http://www.socialtimes.com/
BLURB: Covering All That’s Social On The Web
Social Times is written by Nick O’Neill has had articles in Fast Company, New York Times, Practical E-Commerce, Forbes, USA Today, The Washington Post, Wired, and many more. The goal of the Social Times is to help its readers learn how to help businesses and people properly use social media to further their goals.

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