This morning? Last night? Given the relentless pace with which new platforms and services are arriving on the scene, it’s a full-time job to keep track.
Here are 5 places I go every day to keep myself reasonably current:
Twitter As Tom noted in his refreshing shot across the bows last week, Twitter is increasingly about content pushing and less about social engagement. That’s brilliant though if you’re looking for content. When you follow wired-in people like Mark Schaefer, Simon Salt or Pete Cashmore, you get a steady stream of hot tips and pithy critiques.
Mashable Speaking of steady streams, holy crap. If I could only follow one tweeter, this would be the one. But I miss a lot, so it’s easier for me to check in to mashable.com and cherry pick the stuff that jumps out at me.
Blogs I read a lot of blogs, and not all of them are social media blogs. But the ones I value, such as Jay Baer’s convinceandconvert, I subscribe to. So I don’t have to go hunting around for that review of the newest shiny bauble.
Google Reader This is my fave newsreader. It helps me to wade through stuff and keeps me somewhat organized, never my strong point. I visit everyday and always end up tucking into something interesting. Here’s a pretty good post from Stan Schroeder on making the most of this reader.
Smart people No this is not the latest social platform. I really feel that most of the trends I become aware of are brought to my attention by the people I work with and interact with online.
How do you keep up? Can you add something to the list?