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Social Media Map: A Birds Eye View

A hearty hello after a bit of a hiatus.

Okay, it’s not really a map.  In this post  I’ve attempted to give a birds eye view of the social media landscape. You’ll find listed social media categories and corresponding tools.  We’ll explore these individually in upcoming posts.

Social Networking
A social network service focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, e.g., who share interests and/or activities.

  • Facebook — The 800 pound gorilla of Social networking with over 350 million users
  • LinkedIn —  LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 70 million members and growing rapidly.
  • MySpace — It was once king, now in steady decline since 2009.

Social Content Publishing
Tools to help you share your content

RSS  Readers and Aggregators
RSS is an acronymn for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. Here is wonderfully simple video explanation of how it works: Video: RSS in Plain English

Social Bookmarking and Recommendation
Social bookmarking sites provide methods  for internet users to share, organize, search,  and recommend web resources.

  • Delicious — Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online & share them
  • FriendFeed — “FriendFeed enables you to discover and discuss the interesting stuff your friends find on the web.”
  • Yahoo Buzz — ”The best of the web chosen by you”
  • Digg — “Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web.”
  • Reddit — “Reddit is a source for what’s new and popular online.”
  • Yelp — “Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great – and not so great, in your area.”
  • Stumbleupon — “Personalized Recommendations to Help You Discover the Best of the Web”

Wed, June 23 2010 » Buzz Marketing