I had lunch with a former student today, Matt Smelser at I and O Communications. He’s doing some really cool things at his company. During our lunch, Matt asked me about some ways that I keep up with social media trends, so I put the following together for him, thought I’d share it here.
Pros I follow on Twitter:
Some of the RSS feeds I follow:
NY Times Technology
Old Media New Tricks
PBS Media Shift
Wired (of course)
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang
Connection Cafe (Convio’s Blog)
I know there are lots more. Any other suggestions out there?
I also have a delicous site www.delicious.com/clroyal . Any time I have an article for class, I tag it there as Daily, then I move it to a category. It’s open, feel free to visit it to see what I’m talking about.
It is difficult to keep up with the swift pace of new media trends. It really is a commitment. But, it’s fun and can really be valuable to you in any number of ways.
Update: I just added another couple of important links. Online Journalism Review is back in business at the Knight Digital Media Center (since mid Sept. Why didn’t I know this?, congrats Robert Niles). They are on Twitter, too (@ojr). And, from that site, there is a great post by @eulken about Building the Data Desk . Erik Ulken’s blog is ulken.com.