By Evan Carmichael on September 18th, 2012
1) Social Media B2B
http://socialmediab2b.com/ – SocialMediaB2B.com’s goal is to become the foremost news and discussion site on the topic social media’s impact on B2B companies, help drive social media adoption within B2B companies, and become a repository for advice and commentary from experts in the social media and B2B industries. The site is a group blog with editors and regular and guest contributors publishing articles on a variety of subjects related to social media’s impact on B2B companies.
2) Mashable Social Media
http://mashable.com/social-media/ – Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million monthly unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
3) The next web
http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ – Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 5.1 million monthly visits and over 7 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.
4) Social Media Examiner
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ – Social Media Examiner, the world’s largest online social media magazine, is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.
http://blog.wildfireapp.com/ – Wildfire, a division of Google, is one of the world’s largest social media marketing software providers, with over 21,000 paying customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s 50 most valuable brands. Wildfire’s Social Marketing Suite combines best-of-breed social promotion and advertising software, robust mobile and desktop page management, messaging and sophisticated real-time analytics in one complete platform.
The combination of Wildfire’s technology with Google’s advertising solutions will help provide a more holistic way for brands to manage and optimize their marketing efforts and spend across all digital channels, including search, display, video, mobile, and social.
6) Social Media Today
http://socialmediatoday.com/ – Social Media Today is an independent, online community for professionals in PR, marketing, advertising, or any other discipline where a thorough understanding of social media is mission-critical. Every day, we provide insight and host lively debate about the tools, platforms, companies and personalities that are revolutionizing the way we consume information. All of our content is contributed by our members and curated by our editorial staff.
7) Duke University: Social Media
http://spotlight.duke.edu/socialmedia/ – It has embraced these new tools to connect with its students, alumni and other members of the Duke community, and with the wider world. It’s cited frequently as a social media leader within higher education.
This site pulls together some of Duke’s most important online activities –with Facebook, Twitter and more. Its directory enables you to track social media efforts at Duke’s schools and programs.
8) Edmodo Blog
http://blog.edmodo.com/ – Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.
http://www.jeffbullas.com/ – Jeff Bullas provides tips on how to to use Social Media including Twitter, Facebook and Blogs for your Business, Personal Brand and Non Profit, as well as SEO and Internet Marketing.
10) SocialTimes: Your Social Media Source
http://socialtimes.com/ – Social Times is a news website dedicated to covering the people, business and culture of emerging social networks like Google Plus, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Quora, YouTube and more.
11) Mari Smith Blog
http://www.marismith.com/mari-smith-blog/ – Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook”, Mari Smith is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing and social media. She is author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.
Fast Company describes Mari as, “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Both Dun & Bradstreet Credibility and Forbes named Mari one of the Top Ten Influencers in Social Media.
Mari consults with businesses of all sizes around the world to help accelerate their profits by integrating proven social media marketing strategies. She regularly appears in media locally and nationally in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, The Chicago Tribune, and Success Magazine.
Mari’s name rhymes with “Ferrari”. She is a Canadian-born Scot and has lived in San Diego, California since 1999.
http://www.dreamgrow.com/ – Dreamgrow is a leading full-service Internet Marketing and Social Media agency and Google-certified Partner. We specialize in world-class services, training and consulting to deliver measurable business results to our clients—from small businesses to global brands such as Toyota, Stolichnaya, Cosmopolitan, Castrol GTX, FTD Flowers, Carlsberg Beer, and many others.
13) Social Media Week
http://socialmediaweek.org/ – Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.
14) Jive Talks
http://feeds.jivesoftware.com/JiveTalks – Jive is the pioneer and world’s leading provider of social business solutions. Our products apply powerful technology that helps people connect, communicate and collaborate to get more work done and solve their biggest business challenges. Millions of users and many of the world’s most successful companies rely on Jive day in and day out to get work done, serve their customers and stay ahead of their competitors.
15) Ignite Social Media Blog
http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/blog/ – Ignite Social Media isn’t just a thought leader in social media marketing— we’re a force at work. Where most “experts” have theories, ideas and notions, we have campaigns that work and the proof to back it up. We take your business objectives and make them realities in a creative, strategic, and measurable way.
Read more about what we do and whom we’ve worked with to get a sense of what we’re all about, and then contact us when you’re ready to get started.
16) Danny Brown
http://dannybrown.me/ – Danny Brown‘s blog talks about everything from social media, PR and marketing to making the most of the various online tools and communities. It’s aimed at everyone.
You can find my thoughts on social media and how it impacts your personal and professional life. You can also find out what other people are saying and the different ways that they use social media. Perhaps you’re a more visual person and you prefer video? You’ll find that here too.
The blog also looks at how you can combine marketing, PR, customer service and more with social media, and begin to change the way you and your clients or company does business. It offers suggestions, solutions and idea starters for you to take away and use for your own needs.
There’s no specific target audience, either – you can be a solo entrepreneur, an employee, a CEO or everything in-between – you’ll find something for everyone here.
17) Socialmedia.biz Blog
http://socialmedia.biz/ – At Socialmedia.biz, we’ll help your company create a social media strategy that plugs into your business goals. Since 2004, we’ve been helping companies become social businesses — before anyone was calling it social media.
18) We are social
http://wearesocial.net/ – we are social. We’re a global conversation agency, with offices in London, New York, Paris, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Sydney & São Paulo. We help brands to listen, understand and engage in conversations in social media.
We’re a new kind of agency, but conversations between people are nothing new. Neither is the idea that ‘markets are conversations’.
http://soshable.com/category/social-content/blogs/ – People soshalize. They don’t care how it’s spelled. They just do it.
20) Argyle Blog
http://argylesocial.com/blog – Automate your posting workflow, Coordinate social engagements with your team, & Prove your social ROI.
21) Social Media News
http://www.socialmedianews.com.au/ – SocialMediaNews.com.au covers the latest tech and social media news around Australia, and also key global developments impacting the Australian industry.
22) Actively Listening: The Trackur Blog
http://www.trackur.com/blog – Trackur was founded by online reputation management expert Andy Beal. The coauthor of Radically Transparent–the first and only book available on online reputation management–Andy Beal is known around the world as the go-to-guy for reputation building, managing, and monitoring.
23) The SocialMedia guide
http://thesocialmediaguide.com/ – The Social Media Guide is a trusted and well known source on current and emerging trends, social media tools & platforms and social media marketing for business.
This blog provides helpful advice and tips on using social media to grow your business.
The Social Media Guide seeks to solve common issues that business owners have, when trying to integrate social media into their businesses.
24) SMI – Intelligence in social media
http://socialmediainfluence.com/ – Social Media Influence provides intelligence and analysis for business professionals looking to understand and navigate the ever-evolving world of online communication.
Social Media Influence runs one of the longest-established social media conferences, publishes industry reports and best practice white papers for social media practitioners as well as providing social media training and consultancy.
25) The Social Media Marketing Blog
http://www.scottmonty.com/ – Social Media Insights in the increasingly complex world of new marketing.
26) social media optimization
http://social-media-optimization.com/ – Merging of Traditional Media, SEM and Social Marketing.
27) SocialMedia.org’s Big List
http://www.socialmedia.org/biglist/blog/ – SocialMedia.org is the community for social media leaders at the world’s greatest brands. Members help one another by sharing best practices, actionable advice, and solutions to the issues they can’t talk about anywhere else in our vendor-free environment. If you’re leading social media at a major brand, you belong in this family.
28) Social Networking Watch
http://www.socialnetworkingwatch.com/ – SocialNetworkingWatch.com (SNW) launched in Aug 2006. SNW has no ads, no fluff, just raw news, interviews, official rankings and commentary relevant to the social networking industry. SNW is led by industry consultant Mark Brooks. Mark Brooks is an authority on the business of internet dating and social networking and has advised the CEO’s of Friendster, Friendfinder, Cupid, Webdate, PlentyofFish and TRUE amongst others.
29) New Media Social
http://www.newmediasocial.com/profiles/blog/list – New Media Social is your one stop international new media portal for social media and digital media training, events, discussions and social media jobs. This site also provides professionals with a complete medium for social media jobs complete with associated knowledge on topics that are fresh and new from around the globe.
30) Laurel Papworth
http://laurelpapworth.com/ – Laurel Papworth was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally , and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media” for Australia. Author of Social Media Revenue, Laurel has consulted globally including with Singapore Government and Middle East Broadcasting, and in Australia, with Westpac, Sony, local, State and Federal Government. Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Since 2005, Laurel has been teaching online community management at the University of Sydney and she has been managing virtual communities since 1989. Laurel’s blog laurelpapworth.com has been named by AdAge in the Power150 media blogs worldwide and she is in the top 10 bloggers for Australia as well as100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter.
31) Thomas Crampton: Social Media in China and across Asia
http://www.thomascrampton.com – Thomas Crampton - As Asia-Pacific director of Social @Ogilvy for Ogilvy & Mather, Thomas Crampton heads a team stretching across 23 cities in 15 Asian territories that helps companies conceive, develop and execute strategies in social media.
Passionately involved in digital since 2004, he writes a widely read blog, thomascrampton.com, and is a frequent keynote speaker and moderator at high profile conferences around the world, from the World Economic Forum in Davos to Le Web in Paris and DLD in Munich.
http://www.techvert.com/social/ – Giving you the webz, one internet at a time!
http://geekcast.fm/ – GeekCast.fm is an aggregation of podcasts for geeks, as well as the home of the GeekCast show, which covers all areas of Internet marketing, including affiliate marketing, social media, video, search engine marketing, and mobile.
http://www.prmarketing.com/blog/ – As an online public relations and marketing firm, we thrive on strategically building brands to grow your business. The crutch of it all is communication. It is essential to say the right thing to the right audience at the right time, and that is a tick to which we type. By fusing the fundamentals of public relations with the digital and social era, we offer irreplaceable services that build beneficial relationships between our clients and their customers. Our hungry heart’s quest is to motivate and call to action with unparalleled public relations, Internet marketing, online brand management, and content marketing.
35) Community Organizer 2.0
http://www.communityorganizer20.com/ – Community Organizer 2.0 is a forum for discussion and opinions about the intersection of social media, technology, and non-profits. This blog considers social communities, tools and communication in the websphere.
36) Social Media Hound: Helping you find your way online
http://www.socialmediahound.com/ – I’ve been communicating with people online since the early 90s when I first discovered chat rooms. I was hooked! Before long I found myself working in online communities. first as a forum host and chat room moderator for Microsoft Expedia’s travel related online communities then MSN’s KidSpace Design, the first online forum dedicated to family design issues. Over the years my focus has evolved and I have become immersed in social media.
I founded PetsitUSA.com and built it into one of the most respected online directories of professional pet sitters, dog walkers, and dog daycares. Although I have used traditional advertising now and then to get the word out about the website, the majority of what I have done has been through social media. I’m a contributor to many online forums including those for pet sitters, have an active blog, and have a presence on websites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and others.
I really enjoy learning new ways to use social networking, and all the social media tools that go along with it. And, in addition to learning, it’s fun and satisfying to teach others how to use social media to enhance, and grow, their personal and/or business networks. I look forward to teaching you what I know, and learning from you as well. That, after all, is what social networking is all about!
37) The Social Media Monthly
http://thesocialmediamonthly.com/ – The Social Media Monthly is the first and only print magazine devoted exclusively to unlocking the truly explosive power of social media for its readers.
Inside every issue, we’re on the frontlines showing innovators, thought leaders, and extraordinary everyday folks how to do something new, something different, and something more with social media.
We explore the timely trending topics that really matter to you, including penetrating interviews and stories with today’s who’s who in social media, the latest leading-edge platforms, new and original apps, important marketing strategies, and so much more of the juicy good stuff that savvy readers like you crave.
Founded in 2011 and published by Washington, DC-based technology group, The Cool Blue Company, The Social Media Monthly went from pie-in-the-sky idea to print in just 53 days. Three weeks later, the magazine secured national distribution with Barnes & Noble and can now be found in 20 countries around the world, Walmart Canada, and airports across the U.S.
Named “One of the Fifteen Hottest Magazine Launches of 2011” by MIN, we’re the preferred choice of forward-thinking start-ups, entrepreneurs, marketers, analysts, strategists, teachers, and students – people like you who want to be the first to get their hands on the latest and greatest next best thing social media has to offer.
38) SocialSteve’s Blog
http://socialsteve.wordpress.com/ – Steve Goldner (aka “Social Steve”) is an industry recognized social media thought leader. He has been invited as a guest speaker at numerous conferences and events including presenting at Social Media Week, The Executive Forum, and for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce as well as moderating Econsultancy’s Digital Peer Summit social media round tables. He has written articles for a number of online publications including DigiDay.com and eContentMag.com. In addition, he maintains his own industry blog, the Social Steve Blog and tweets as @SocialSteve.
http://www.seoladder.co.uk/blog/ – SEO Ladder is a leading Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and digital agency based in London with clients throughout the UK and the rest of the world. We are vastly experienced and exceptional at utilising various online channels to deliver a high return on investment (ROI) for all our clients.
40) Social Media In Business
http://socialmediainbusiness.com/blog – Steve Nicholls is the author of the best-selling book “Social Media in Business” and has implemented advanced Internet applications for leading organizations including British Telecom, Ciena Corp., Detathree, Inmarsat, John Laing and NSPCC, a UK Children’s charity organization, to name just a few. Steve grows client revenue dollars by millions with his effective social media training.
41) Interactive + Social Media Arts
http://blogs.eciad.ca/isma/ – The newly launched Interactive + Social Media Arts (ISMA) major is intended for students who are interested in the social media landscape and the creative use of computer technologies. ISMA offers a 4 year Major in a Bachelor of Media Arts. ISMA students can focus on practices that involve robotics, mobile apps, digital image making, social media platforms, interactive sound and video, interactive wearables, video for the web, amongst others. Students gain practical programming and production skills for use in our current culture where creative social media and software experts are in such high demand.
42) idisaster 2.0 – Social Media and Emergency Management
http://idisaster.wordpress.com/ – We want to provide information about Web 2.o and other information communications technologies that are (or could be) used by members of the emergency management community. The intent is to provide exemplary practices, news and information about applications of new media, with the longer-term objective of improving practice and outcomes in emergency management.
43) Social Networking Law Blog
http://www.socialnetworkinglawblog.com/ – Legal issues arising in the context of social media and web 2.0: The Blawg on Blogs, if you will! Discussions, news, and insights related to online interactive media and the law.
44) Jaunique Sealey
http://www.jauniquesealey.com/site/category/blog/ – Jaunique Sealey has rapidly emerged as one of the most sought-after thought leaders in the space of social media marketing, brand development and digital media distribution. As an attorney and engineer, she has worked with numerous blue-chip entertainment companies including Infospace Mobile, specializing in mobile content distribution and partnerships, and Universal Music Group, where she negotiated groundbreaking deals to pair content with emerging platforms involving companies such as Microsoft, Google, VEVO, Apple, Lala, TuneCore, Netflix and Muve Music, amongst many others. As a marketing and business strategist, she has worked with world-renowned clients and iconic brands such as Lady Gaga, Mindless Behavior, Greyson Chance, Sony Pictures, and Barneys New York, including leading the digital marketing agency of record supporting the epic rollout of online promotions in connection with the album release of Born This Way.
45) Shear on Social Media Law
http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/ – To inform about the legal and public policy issues that confront those who utilize social media.
46) Don’t eat the shrimp
http://donteattheshrimp.com/ – Don’t eat the shrimp. That was one of the big rules at the networking receptions at COMDEX that were hosted by my first employer. Once clients and press were gone though, all bets were off.
47) Social Media Technology in Prevention
http://www.technologyinprevention.com/ – A virtual how-to hotspot for people who want to connect, inquire, discuss and learn to put social media technology to work for prevention and community change.
http://www.sonnygill.com/ – Sonny Gill‘s blog focuses on his passion for online marketing; specifically, within social media and its intersection within business.
49) Social Media Zap
http://www.socialmediazap.com/ – Social Media Zap is a journey towards adapting into the social media era. Exploring and learning ways on how one can take advantage of this ever changing technology, would be our goal. Let me keep you posted on the latest issues and trends surrounding social media and marketing with a pinch of Asian touch.
50) Social Media in the Public Sector
http://williamgreeves.com/ – William Greeves is the co-author of the forthcoming book Social Media in the Public Sector Field Guide: Designing and Implementing Strategies and Policies from Jossey-Bass. He is also a frequent public speaker and a nationally recognized resource on the topics of government social media, collaboration, consolidation and cloud computing. His work has appeared in several periodicals including Public CIO magazine, Government Technology magazine, Emergency Management magazine, The General Services Administration’s Government by Collaboration newsletter, Governing magazine, The Alliance for Innovation’s Ideas Quarterly Report, the GSA’s dotgovbuzz newsletter, StateTech and Kommune21. Government Technology magazine included him in their list of Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in 2010.
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