Staying up to date with social media news can be tricky sometimes. Where do you start? The internet is chock-a-block with information and not all of it helpful or reliable. Is the source that you are using reputable? Do you know if it is current and up to date? This can be overwhelming and it can be tempting to bury your head in the sand.
It is something that cannot be ignored, however, as the future is digital. Millennials and younger people according to Forbes are ‘digital natives; they’ve grown up in a world full of technology.’ They will continue to use and develop technology whether you are on board or not. It is imperative that you keep up with all of the latest happenings in the social media world. Staying on top of social media news will ensure that your company or third level institution is up to date and in touch with the current time and the people that occupy it.
Here’s my top sites and tips for staying up to date with the latest social media news.
- Google Alerts
- Twitter and Twitter lists
- Social Media Examiner
If you want to stay abreast of the newest social media news on the web, why not set up a Google alert for Social Media, and you will get emailed the latest articles right into your inbox. This is simple and effortless, and requires no further input from you once it is running (apart from reading the articles!).
Feedly is a site that pulls all of the topics that you sign up to (like Social Media) and puts them in handy folders for you to scroll through at your leisure. This is the one that I find the most useful and check it every morning to see what the latest developments in social media news are.
Twitter can be a great news source, either by searching for particular terms or else by curating lists of people and business who are social influencers and experts in social media news. Lists on Twitter are a great way of organising people that you follow, or even people that you don’t want to follow and just want to keep tabs on. These lists can be public or they can be private (handy if you are compiling a list of your competitors.)
Hubspot blog has well researched social media news and is reputable. There are also many blogs on other topics relating to marketing and sales. This is a good website to book mark if you haven’t already. Bonus: They run free training courses too!
Wersm is a site I discovered recently and find them to be quite accessible and a good source of information on all things social media related. Their goal is to ‘empower people around the world to make the best out of social media in their everyday life.’ They have different social media platforms as categories on their website, which is very handy if you just wanted to look up the latest Instagram or Twitter news.
Social Media Examiner
The Social Media Examiner states that their ‘mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.’ A very true mission statement indeed. Their posts are super easy to understand and everything is laid out in plain language. Bonus: their blog looks super cute and is jungle themed!
There you have it! I hope these were helpful and will continue to provide you with insights into social media news.
Good luck out there!