How to keep up with social media

21 Dec

Twitter? Tweeted. LinkedIn? Updated. FourSquare? Checked In. Google+? Shared. Facebook? ANOTHER CHANGE?!…

Yes, social media is time consuming. Here are some tips to help you manage your profiles more quickly while staying up-to-date with the most recent changes.

Helpful websites

By browsing these websites once or twice a week for headlines, you can keep up with the most important changes.

  • Social Media Today – has the latest trends in SM
  •  Mashable – always has breaking news on SM platforms, a great site for resources and guides
  • Tech Crunch – the latest information on new online and mobile technologies
  • Social Media Examiner – from news to tips to case studies, this site covers everything social media

Another way to quickly browse social media headlines is to subscribe to social media focused RSS feeds through Google Reader. This allows you to look at headlines and articles from multiple RSS feeds in one area. To access articles on-the-go, try the app, Reeder.

Stay organized

Although it doesn’t take much time to set up a profile, maintaining one can be a different story. And because it is essential that you update all profiles and manage posts AT LEAST once a week, organization is key.

Thankfully, websites and apps exist to keep things organized from one site.

  • Hootsuite – keep up with all of your profiles on your computer or laptop
  •  Flipboard – a great organizational app for your iPad
  • my6sense – easily access your profiles on your phone

And remember, having one, well maintained social media site for your company is better than three sites that are never updated. Take it one step at a time until you can find a way to quickly manage them all.

Shawna Polivka
Burgie MediaFusion

One Response to “How to keep up with social media”

  1. Andy from HootSuite January 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Hi Shawna,

    Thanks for sharing this article. We’re happy to have made your list!

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