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Friday Fast Five: The Social Media Edition

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

With the National Association of Black Journalists annual conference coming up next week, I thought it would be  a great idea to offer up a list of social media tips that fits in with this year’s theme: The Power of Change.  So below are five tips — and a bonus five — that will prepare you for San Diego and beyond.

Note — I’ll be live-tweeting the conference starting at the board meeting on Tuesday.  You can follow me at @NABJDigital.  And if you see me around, please say hello.  I’ll also be moderating the panel “Brand Yourself, Secure Your Survival” on Thursday, July 29 from 1:30 to 3:00.

  1. 10000 Words — 5 Free alternatives to Ning for creating a social network.  Ning went to a pay model back in April, forcing established networks to pay. I’m  a big fan of Posterous.
  2. SPJ’s Networked — Top 10 social media best practices.
  3. Mashable — HOW TO: Spring Clean Your Twitter Account.  The UnTweeps service really helped me weed out the lurkers and spam bots.
  4. Quick Online Tips — 5 Ways to Use Blogs, Social Media to Become a Recognized Expert.
  5. CyberJournalist — 10 things your grandmother can teach you about social media.
  6. Think Traffic — How to use Personality to Build a Loyal Audience and Create Raving Fans.
  7. Inspiration Feed — Leave Facebook For These 11 Alternatives.
  8. Inflexion Advisors — How To Live Tweet A Conference.
  9. Social Media Examiner — 9 Ways to Enhance Your Facebook Fan Page.
  10. Mashable — 7 Ways Journalists Can Use Foursquare.


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