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Friday Fast Five – The Mashable Edition

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

I’m seriously thinking of changing the name of the column to Friday Fast 10.  I thought that using our @NABJDigital Twitter account would help me clear the decks of this bookmark folder, but it hasn’t worked out.  So today, you get 10 items — nine  from the Mashable blog — because regular readers know I refuse to do this column without including an entry from the 10000 Words blog!

  1. 10000 Words shows some great visuals on how the media are covering the same-sex marriage debate.  (Mark Luckie would really appreciate your support in buying his new book, “The Digital Journalist’s Handbook”
  2. 7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPress – here are some great tips for those of us always looking for the next big thing to improve our WordPress blog!
  3. As if all our social media tools weren’t connected enough, now we have How To: Integrate Facebook, Twitter and Buzz into Your Gmail.
  4. More of us are creating portfolios so we can showcase our work in one place.  Mashable offers 5 Fantastic Free Tools to Showcase Your Portfolio.
  5. I have been looking for a designer for my ongoing branding project, and this post — 10 Fantastic Places for Finding Designers Online — came right on time for me!
  6. I’ve done several posts about how you can use social media to find that next job, and here’s How Job Seekers Are Using Social Media for Real Results.
  7. Along those same lines, Mashable tells us 4 Ways to Effectively Use Social Media as a Catalyst.
  8. Do you have a Facebook Group/Fan page? Here’s 4 Easy Ways to Engage them.
  9. I thought I’d include 10 Essential Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers because many of the tips can be easily used by journalists.
  10. And although I know most of you are covered, here are 11 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed.


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