Tuesday, December 20, 2011

At #7: examining the ins and outs of social media

Social media is about more than tools ... social networks are not communications strategies unto themselves. However, learning how best to select and use social media platforms is critical for PIOs and emergency managers.

One of the most useful sites for me to keep track of the new trends is Socialmediaexaminer.com. The site is full of useful info on emerging tech, tips on the best use of social media ... all useful info that can be adapted by EM folks.

Whether looking at "how to" use SM or describing best practices, the site is a gold mine of relevant info. Have a quick view of the site's founder (Michael Stelzner) talking about which social networks to focus on:

To me, the usefulness of SocialMedia Examiner on getting the basics of social networking and technology, puts it at the 7th spot on my list of the top 25 social media in emergency management destinations.

The list so far:
#7: the SocialMedia Examiner website#8: Emergency Management Magazine
#9: Chief Bill Boyd's blog: It's not my emergency! 
#10: SM4EM. org and Cheryl Bledsoe
#11: Jeff Phillips, Los Ranchos EM

#12: Sgt Tim Burrows, Constable Scott Mills and the Toronto Police Service 
#13: the weekly #smemchat
#14: 999 Social Media 
#15: Brian Humphrey ... a true pionneer 
#16: ushahidi ... witnessing change and progress in SMEM

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