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Keeping Up With Social Media Trends

I had lunch with a former student today, Matt Smelser at I and O Communications.  He’s doing some really cool things at his company.  During our lunch, Matt asked me about some ways that I keep up with social media trends, so I put the following together for him, thought I’d share it here.

Pros I follow on Twitter:
@robquig reports on Newspapers that Twitter. Follow any of them in your interest or geographic area.

Some of the RSS feeds I follow:
NY Times Technology
Old Media New Tricks
PBS Media Shift
Wired (of course)
Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang
SocialMedia Today
Connection Cafe (Convio’s Blog)

I also check in regularly with Poynter. It’s good to keep up with Pew Internet studies, too.

I know there are lots more. Any other suggestions out there?

I also have a delicous site . Any time I have an article for class, I tag it there as Daily, then I move it to a category.  It’s open, feel free to visit it to see what I’m talking about.

It is difficult to keep up with the swift pace of new media trends. It really is a commitment. But, it’s fun and can really be valuable to you in any number of ways.

Update:  I just added another couple of important links. Online Journalism Review is back in business at the Knight Digital Media Center (since mid Sept. Why didn’t I know this?, congrats Robert Niles). They are on Twitter, too (@ojr).  And, from that site, there is a great post by @eulken about Building the Data Desk . Erik Ulken’s blog is

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So long, OJR

I’m very sad to report that Online Journalism Review has been disbanded by USC’s Annenberg School.  It was a site that reported on new media, was really one of the first online communities to provide thoughtful coverage on the issues that are dramatically affecting the communications industries.  The editor, Robert Niles, did an amazing job, was always positive and open-minded, a great person to direct a community. Robert will continue blogging at (great name), although not at USC.  As for USC, they have jumped into bed with the Knight Center for its Digital Media Center.  Lots of info out there, blogs and seminars, so hopefully it will be able to adopt the same spirit that was present at OJR.

Archives will remain availabe at There’s lots of good stuff out there. Take a look see.

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