Keeping Track of Social Media – for the Blogging 101 Class

Mechanical Fortune Teller at Pike Place Market

Sometimes trying to figure out what's going on in social media feels like guesswork at best.

One of the things I really find interesting about the class is that social media changes so rapidly that every time I teach it, I have to add new information. For example, last time I taught, no one had heard of Pinterest, so I’m adding a new section about it and how to use it. One of the questions that often comes up in the Blogging class is where I get my news and information about social media. This list provides the ones I’ve found most useful.

All Facebook
Current and breaking information about Facebook.

All Twitter
Current and breaking information about Twitter.

Electronic Privacy Information Center
Social media and privacy issues.

Google+ Developer Blog
Best source for finding out about changes and new features to Google+’s Social Media Section
News blog that covers many areas of tech news, including social media.

Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.

Social Media Today
Social media news.

Technology industry news.

Cat’s Social Media Links on Delicious
This is where I store useful links related to the class.

Facebook Twitter Email

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.
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