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The 20 Best Social Media Books from 2012 to Read in 2013

So many social media books to read ... so little time ...

In what has become an annual tradition for this blog, the time has come to take a look back at the incredible additions that many authors have made to our understanding of social media from a wide variety of perspectives in 2012. My initial list featured 15 best social media books of 2010, followed by increasing the number listed to 25 for my best social media books of 2011 post.  While I could have easily increased this list to 30 or even 35, I wanted to instead concentrate on only those books that I feel truly add value – and therefore …

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The 25 Best Social Media Books of 2011

The 25 Best Social Media Books of 2011

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing my review of the best social media books of 2010, a list that included only 15 selections. Time flies so fast and 2012 is just around the corner, so it’s time to reveal my picks for best books of 2011. Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for you, I had a hard time narrowing down the list to 15 so I have increased the number to 25 books. There were simply too many great additions to literature that exists on social in 2011 to be limiting. This is certainly a reflection of …

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Ancient Religions and New Media : A Match Made in Heaven

Ancient Religions and New Media : A Match Made in Heaven

Religion is one of the oldest pursuits of mankind while blogging has only been around since the advent of the Internet.  Just as social media permeates every aspect of a business over time, it has the the potential to do so over many parts of our daily life.  Upon the introduction of, Michael Myers, an SEO guru who started out in his profession by helping his church hit the top of Google search results for their niche, I had the opportunity to interview someone who is considered a global expert on the relationship between social media and religion, Brandon Vogt.  …

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10 Steps to Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing

10 Steps to Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing

LinkedIn just announced their earnings last week for the first time since going public, and it was good to see that their membership (now at 115 million members) and website traffic (#11 in the U.S., #13 in the world) continue to grow.  When I wrote my first LinkedIn book back in early 2009, LI was at 40 million users and had not yet established itself as the default social networking platform for professionals that it has become.  Beyond mere networking, however, in 2011 there is now a compelling case to be made for us to rethink how we view LinkedIn …

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Top 15 Recommended Social Media Books of 2010

Top 15 Recommended Social Media Books of 2010

It seems like only yesterday when I was blogging about the top 15 recommended social media books of 2009, but here we are ending out 2010.  And what a year 2010 has been: The rise of Facebook to become a dominating (and sometimes threatening) force globally, Twitter becoming a mainstream realtime communication platform embraced by older generations, and even LinkedIn adding various functionalities throughout the year to continue to remain relevant as the default social network for professionals.  Popularity in location-based applications such as FourSquare also skyrocketed this year.  And if 2009 was the year in which companies were still …

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Social Media Book Review : The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web by Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Book Review : The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web by Tamar Weinberg

Following up on my “Top 15 Social Media Books of 2009” blog post as well as my recent review of “A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay,” I want to cover another book which I thought was one of the best social media-related books of 2009: “The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web” by Tamar Weinberg.

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Social Media Book Review: A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay

Social Media Book Review: A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization by Deltina Hay

As a social media book author, I often get asked by others what social media books I recommend.  Just a few months ago I wrote a blog post entitled “Top 15 Social Media Books of 2009” which should give you some idea of my recommendations.  I would like to go one step further and start providing more in-depth reviews of selected social media books that I recently read or re-read.  I will begin this by reviewing a book that I recommended as one of the top 15 of 2009: “A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization” by …

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When I Win, YOU Win: Giving Away FREE Social Media Books to Those Who Participate in Social Media!

When I Win, YOU Win: Giving Away FREE Social Media Books to Those Who Participate in Social Media!

Yesterday, I issued a press release talking about how my LinkedIn book, “Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn” won and Honorable Mention for Best Non-Fiction Book of 2009.  To say that I am happy about this is an understatement: as someone who risked all credibility with publishers by going the self-published route, it is extremely satisfying.  But social media is about you, not about me, so I want to share in the victory by offering you some free social media books.  What do you need to do?  Just participate!  Keep reading for details

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Top 15 Recommended Social Media Books of 2009

Top 15 Recommended Social Media Books of 2009

2009 was definitely the year in which we saw a great number of new book additions in the realm of social media.  While there have always been a classic book or two on social media (or pre-social media social networking books) published each year, 2009 was filled with several books that are destined to become classic reads for sometime to come.  These are the books that, despite the changes in specific functionality that we will see over time, provide us a framework for us to better understand and utilize social media.  And they not only deserve a place on my …

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Why I Wrote a LinkedIn Book

Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn now available on Amazon!

Before I could issue my official press release, and much to my surprise, Amazon this week suddenly started shipping my book on utilizing LinkedIn, “Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging and Maximizing LinkedIn.” So without any fanfare, thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it! To help you gain further insight on the book and Windmill Networking, I wanted to give you some background as to why I decided to write a book about LinkedIn.  I am not an author by profession, and I began embracing LinkedIn back in February of …

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