When I began social networking I navigated this hemisphere blindly. My thought was to check in at myspace or Facebook occasionally to see what friends and coworkers were up to. I thought that StumbleUpon and Twitterwere fads that would be short lived and not vital to the networking stream. My outlook on the subject has evolved and today I am wiser, so I wanted to share with you what I am using for social networking and how.
WordPress – Free blog hosting
Google Mail – For, well, all of my email
Google Reader – For one-stop access to RSS feeds of blogs that I follow and want to share with others. If I find an article interesting but haven’t the time to read I’ll “star” it. When I do read an article that I think warrants sharing I “share” it. This is all quite simple and helps are available.
Google+ – To stay connected to friends and family, and industry networks.
box– cloud storage for storing files and folders.
Slide Share – To store my PowerPoint presentations to share on my blog.
YouTube– for sharing videos
Delicious – for Bookmarking blogs and articles of interest.
LinkedIn – To share in professional networks and job search.
Facebook – To stay connected to friends and family, and industry networks.
Twitter – To share links of interest, professional networking, job search, and to learn more about my interests in real-time.
TweetDeck – A desktop application used to follow my favorite tweeters, my Facebook friends and associates, and follow my community updates from LinkedIn.
bit.ly – To get shortened http address for sites that I share on twitter.
MySpace – I previously used to follow my coworkers and employees. Currently I do not use this.
What’s in your toolkit?