This week, we're talking about RSS Feeds, and recommending sites which you may want to consider adding to your feed-reader lists. During the last couple of days, we talked about educational resources, as well as job and career resources, Earlier in the week, we talked about great Web 2.0 resources, and now we're going to list the blogs of specific social networks that we can use to keep up with social networking news.Fac
We've talked a lot about how to network effectively on Facebook. Facebook is a great place for locating and communicating with business and personal contacts. It is one of the most popular social networks, and ranks very highly on the SERPs (search engine results pages). Some Facebook users are even using their Facebook Fan Pages in lieu of a blog. Yeah, so Facebook is kind of a big deal. To keep up with what is going on with Facebook, from the perspective of the folks who run the site, you can subscribe to the blog, HERE.
We have also talked a lot here on WebRev about using Twitter as part of an online profile management, or social marketing strategy. Twitter's search and #hashtags are an excellent way to locate people with similar interests and grow a network. Twitter is far less personal that Facebook, and is more about information sharing. It's also a bit of an anomaly in the world of Web 2.0, in that it was developed as a totally new concept - for use with mobile phones, and has become an indispensable real-time news source. Twitter ranks very highly in the SERPs by topic and keyword. For an "insiders" view of what is happening on Twitter, subscribe to the blog, HERE.
LinkedIn is a fantastic network for soon-to-be college graduates, career professionals and job seekers. LinkedIn also ranks very high on the social networks, and a LinkedIn profile helps greatly with online profile management. Click HERE to subscribe to the blog feed.
Ning.com has taken the "discussion forum" of the 20th century, and brought it into the world of Web 2.0, by allowing users to collaborate around a hobby, interest, or project. A Ning profile is excellent for digital profile management, and a Ning "Network" (discussion forum) is fantastic for SEO. Ning is growing and is becoming increasingly interactive with the other social networks. To keep up with all fo the changes, subscribe to the feed, HERE.
Tomorrow, we finish this series with a list of great writing resources online.
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is a trainer and tech writer in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. Her weakness is the mocha frappuccino.