I’m quite done with Part 2 of “So… Would you hire a social media strategist” (see Part 1). Right now I’m just getting approvals for the quotes I’ll be using before publishing. While waiting for my upcoming interview report, why not follow up on a few interesting links interviewees have sent in?
- Thanks to Christy Dena, the above video by MediaTrust’s Christopher Smith and Scott Parent consists of an interview with Shiv Singh of Avenue A | Razorfish. They talk about the mistakes companies make while employing social media. If you’ve been bothered by terms like monetization, this video is for you. I don’t think it’s wrong; it’s just a bad way to start with social media
- Relevant for us, Ivan Chew (aka Rambling Librarian) shared his review of Hugh Hewitt’s book “Blog: Understanding the information reformation that’s changing your world”.
- Priscilla posted her thoughts on this question and has received interesting comments on her blog.
- Jiahao Chen mentioned his term paper summarizing the ideas of phase transitions of networks in the context of epidemics, looking at how disease spreads can switch from limited, local transmission to widespread, global endemics. In other words, his paper mirrors how viral ideas spread.
- Like Ben Koe, Leon Brown from Microsoft referenced Steve Rubel’s blog post entitled “Three Internet Careers That Soon Won’t Exist“
- Also a favorite among respondents was Chris Brogan’s social media blog, where I was sent links to “What I Want a Social Media Expert to Know” and “On Managing A Community“.
- As for Singapore’s social media scene, try following my fellow media socialists (also on Twitter)
- Do watch for a promising youngblood by the name of Daryl Tay (aka UniqueFrequency). He’s been fervently thinking and writing about social media particularly in the Singapore context.
Have you any favorite links about social media? Which links do you tend to give friends who ask you about blogging, twitter, etc?