Friday, July 16, 2010

This Week in Words and Pics

This week was booming with social media news. All the news, blogs and pics seem to revolve around the public's new obsession. So here are my picks for the best coverage of the week.

Articles

-ABC Good Morning America

A lot of people are creating Twitter and LinkedIn accounts -- but not a lot of people know how to use these social networks. For every profession it's different.

Journalists use it to break the news, businesses use it to promote their brand and so on. But one of the most beneficial reasons to join social networks is to put yourself out there to get your ideal job. And that's what this article explains. It's is definitely a must read for recent graduates searching for jobs.


10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life
-Harvard Business Review

In the same respect, a lot of people are hesitant about putting themselves "out there" -- in the Internet world -- because of the all the horror stories. I think this article does a good job explaining why you shouldn't feel that way. It's relevant, it's helpful, it's a must read. 


Blog Post
Bostonians Can Find Business Opportunities Brewing in Coffee Shops

This post put a different spin on an entertaining perspective. Rachel Leamon does a great job giving an anecdote to the phrase "social networking."

Coffee shops are the perfect place to meet new people and share ideas. If you want an outside opinion, simply ask the person drinking coffee next to you.

Rachel and I have weekly Sunday "coffee dates." At each one of these dates, we discuss work, the journalism industry and life in general. My guess is Rachel noticed the people next to us typing away on their laptops and decided to write about it.

Her writing is clear; Her research is concise; Her points are to-the-point. I enjoyed this post as well as learned something from it.

Pictures

The Big Picture has yet to be beat. But these photographs take the win because the World Cup was such a big deal:  2010 World Cup comes to a close


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