Crowdsourcing a Social Network “Starter” Primer
May 4, 2009 9 Comments
Next week, I’ll be leading 2 sessions on professional networking at an annual conference for pharma trainers. One workshop will be on Building your own Opportunity Network, based on the principles outlined in this MarketingProfs Daily Fix post.
And, I fully intend to eat my own dogfood, about having a community to help!
As a follow-up to the session, I plan to create a simple, step-by-step guide on the basics of getting started with social networking. Very light on theory; the goal will be to help people relatively new to the world of social media simply begin, with the resources at hand to be successful.
Here’s where I’d like to have your help. I’ll be assembling a list of best resources to help people get started. I’d like to find great, easy-to-understand, and practical blog posts on:
- Getting started with LinkedIn;Using LinkedIn groups/Q&A;
Setting up a Facebook account;
Explanation of privacy settings on Facebook;
Effectively setting up in outposts like ZoomInfo and VisualCV;
Getting started with Twitter;
Creating a simple personal or professional blog;
…and other posts/resources you’d suggest for a newbie on Rules of the Road; other good platforms/communities to start in; advice for people getting started, etc.
PLEASE add your suggestions in the Comments so that I (and others!) can have a one-stop resource here; but also feel free to put your suggestions on Twitter. And please RT this request to others – it would be wonderful to have a great repository of “best of” links for social networking newcomers!
I’ll probably make two versions: one for a general audience, and one slightly modified for pharma audiences.
Thanks for any help you can offer!
[Follow-up – Mission Accomplished! Here it is.]
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