A) Books: For getting started with a new technology or a social media tool, a book is the way to go. Buy them or borrow them from the library. Though most books are out of date by the time they hit the shelves, you can still learn the basics, then sign up for a blog to stay up to date.
- http://www.hootsuite.com (organize Twitter, pre-schedule Tweets) easy tool for capture and Tweeting pages you find on the Web.
- http://www.twitterfeed.com (automatically posts new blogs to your Twitter, Linked In, and Facebook accounts. Note: this tool will truncate your blog's headline and some of the text. Double-check posts once they appear in Facebook and Linked In to make sure the headlines read OK.)
III) Links to other presentations and resource pages for my class: "Self-Promotion for Writers"
- Blogging for Writers (design tips to increase traffic on your blog, best practices, and plain English discussion of search engine optimization -- how entice Google into sending more traffic your way.)
- Social Media for Writers (Discusses: pros and cons of social media, how to save time using common platforms -- Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, and more esoteric topics such as social bookmarking)
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