From Twitter, Sphinn, Google Reader, Facebook, Amplify, Buzz and Friendfeed–you name it!–I have been gathering some of my favorite posts. These 5 personal favorite must reads have sparked some really awesome conversations, tweaked long term project plans and challenged a lot of great ideas. From social media, online marketing and project planning to business organization these posts will for sure to fill your thought bubbles, have you reaching for the phone to share a conversation about the value of flexibility and the future of social media.
- June 4th, 2010: “In reality, companies should be embracing social media, and their employees time on it. By allowing your employees to spend a small amount of time on social media each week, your business can benefit tremendously. Here are five reasons why” – Social Media is Not Just for Your Marketing Manager, Vertical Measure
- June 8, 2010: “You may have dealt with the frustration of not having very many people see your stories, of not having enough subscribers or readers. Nevertheless, you keep on documenting your story in your blog posts, your Facebook status updates, your Twitter feed. You tell your stories and hope people will hear you. ” How to Use Stories to Change the World, copyblogger
- June 7, 2010: “Conversations will transpire with or without us and it’s through meaningful engagement and the introduction of useful content that help us earn ongoing relevance. As such, there are rules of engagement combined with a strict code of conduct that businesses must employ when taking a participatory role in the definition and perception of the brand and reputation online.” – 21 Rules of Engagement in Social Media, Brian Solis
- June 4, 2010: “Most business can be done simply. There may or may not be grace and complexity to the execution, but the business is simple. ” – Simple Often Wins, Chris Brogan
- June 4th, 2010: “we are exploring and building communities in new territories to connect with media turned bloggers and new influencers, as well as our customers directly.”The Hybrid Professional, Deirdre Breakenridge