Social Media Resources
A brief guide of several social media resource sites.
Social media is a great way to share your projects and connect with other information professionals. Below are some resources for researching social media best practices and staying abreast of trends.
Lifewire provides news coverage of online trends, technology tips, and how-to information about social media platforms. There are sections about platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Lifewire is aimed at general users, not social media specialists.
Social Media Examiner is aimed at marketers and businesses using social media. They feature how-to articles about using different social media platforms to promoting your organization. You can also use the website to compare differences in social media practice across organizations, to help determine how to develop social media policies and strategies.
Renegade, LLC, the marketing company that created Social Media Explorer, features tips and trends for using social media to promote your organization. It is designed for social media professionals, so includes more news and analysis of trends than other websites on this page. This website may still be helpful for beginners.