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December 28, 2008 1:04 PM   Subscribe

How To Do Almost Anything With Social Media from Mashable. All kinds of practical tips and tons of useful link resources for personal or business uses. At the bottom of the page are additional links to things like 24 Most Underrated Websites of 2008 l How to Find a Babysitter Online l How to Find Your Way Around Any New City.
posted by nickyskye (8 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
Dude, I'm totally gonna Twitter™ this.
posted by ford and the prefects at 2:51 PM on December 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


How to Know if You Should Fire Your Social Media Consultant

You just do. Trust me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:53 PM on December 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


Well, I found Forvo through the Underrated Websites link and that's pretty interesting. Here's their mission statement: "Forvo is the place where you´ll find words pronounced in their original languages. Ever wondered how a word is pronounced? Ask for that word or name, and another user will pronounce it for you. You can also help others recording your pronunciations in your own language."

Cool stuff, if still in the larval stage.
posted by Kattullus at 4:05 PM on December 28, 2008


There's a Gary Larson cartoon about this where the man is saying "social media, community websites, twitter aggregation, leveraging the masses, networking, user-created content, etc" but all the social media consultant hears him say is "sign up to metafilter and link client's product, sign up to metafilter and link client's product, sign up to metafilter and...".
posted by cortex at 4:18 PM on December 28, 2008 [4 favorites]


Thanks for reminding me about Forvo, I remember hearing something about it and never bookmarking/exploring and wish I had, although in the interim I've found wikitionary which generally has pronunciations.
posted by thylacine at 7:24 PM on December 28, 2008


I am still trying to learn this stuff. This is all new to me. I am still trying to understand twitter. I feel like a dummie at this point. Will learn it all soon.
posted by vannjanis at 1:07 PM on December 29, 2008


I am still trying to learn this stuff. This is all new to me. I am still trying to understand twitter. I feel like a dummie at this point. Will learn it all soon.

Could someone please explain why anyone would use Twitter? It seems like basically a blog service but with a word limit that's so restrictive that it's awkward to do links. Or like IM without the spontaneity. Or like Facebook's status updates without Facebook. So, it's like a severely limited version of a bunch of other social media, with nothing extra to compensate? What's the point?
posted by Jaltcoh at 6:24 PM on December 29, 2008


Twitter is social sushi. Part of the pleasure is the small portion.

Quite astonishingly, Twitter was an incredible real time, ongoing reporting tool during the Mumbai attacks.
posted by nickyskye at 8:59 PM on December 29, 2008


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