Yes, Justin, you may be so bold! I’m not really sure how I find such great stuff first but I’ll share how I find what interests me.
I’ve found that sharing information is the key to connecting and subsequently communicating through Twitter. I’ve also have the mindset that there is still much I need to learn with regard to social media and I’m constantly on the look out for new and fresh material. In order to find interesting content I use three tools to help in my search:
- Google Reader: I check out Google Reader at least three times a day in search of content. I subscribe to 58 different feeds to find material and to hopefully make your life a little easier, I’ve created a Google Reader bundle called @SchneiderB. Just follow that bundle to access all of the information I find valuable. Click this link to subscribe: http://bit.ly/9n9m2I
- SmartBrief on Social Media daily newsletter: I’ve been a subscriber to this newsletter for a long time and find a ton of great information here. The newsletter is delivered each day and you can subscribe here: http://bit.ly/9B5Vm6
- Following: My last resource is by following interesting people on Twitter. I’ve also found this is a great way to “listen” and learn proper Twitter etiquette. Please check out the people I follow on Twitter.
It’s pretty easy for me to outline the resources I use to find interesting content on the web. It’s more difficult for me to articulate how I decide what to share. I’m not really sure how I decide but I look for interesting titles, bloggers and authors who have shared great information in the past, and topics that are on my mind. I take that information and use my Twitter client of choice, Hootsuite, to schedule tweets about these interesting articles throughout the day.
Through sharing great information I’ve been able to connect with great people, like @JustinMalvin, and communicate with them both online and offline. I hope you find the resources I use helpful and would love to hear about any other content that you’ve found interesting by posting in the comments below.
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