How To Keep Up with Changes in Social Media

social-mediaThe social media landscape is constantly evolving. Newcomers like Google+ arrive on the scene and others like MySpace become increasingly irrelevant. As social media companies mature, they inevitably change the way their services function—sometimes without warning.

If you use social media professionally, staying in the loop is important to maintaining a successful social media presence. Here are 6 blogs to help you keep abreast of social media news and changes.

Mashable is the premiere online source for all things social media and founder Pete Cashmore is a frequent guest on CNN. If you only have time to follow one blog, this is the one.

Social Media Examiner focuses on how business can use social media to market their services and products.

Social Media Today is an online community for PR and marketing professionals. All content is written by members.

All Facebook does a good job on keeping up with changes to Facebook’s features and privacy.

Inside Facebook focuses on the business and marketing side of Facebook.

Twitip focuses exclusively on how to use Twitter effectively. If you’re new to Twitter be sure to review the Beginner’s Guide.

Using RSS feeds offers you a convenient way to consume news on social media. Rather than visiting all sites above, you can have everything come directly to you by using a RSS feed reader, like Google Reader. You subscribe to a content stream and when a new piece is posted, it automatically shows up in your RSS reader.