@SREE’S SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE - a work in progress

==> SHORTCUT TO THIS PAGE: http://bit.ly/sreesoc <==

I am constantly updating, editing, adding to this list. Your feedback, suggestions and tips welcome, sree[at]sree.net or via @sree - mention this page.

-> MY WRITING GIG: SreeTips, a blog about social and digital media, on CNET News. Your tips, story ideas, interview suggestions, critiques all welcome. 

SAMPLE TWEET: Newish @CNETNews blog by @sree - all social, all the time: http://cnet.co/sreetips #sreetips

-> MY PRESENTATIONS:

-> EMARRASSINGLY NICE NYT ARTICLE BY @NYT_JenPreston: "When Twitter is a Work Necessity"

-> WELCOME, READWRITE READERS: Think Before You Tweet, and Other Good Advice From the Experts, by @CopeWrites

FIVE LATEST ADDITIONS BELOW: 

BELOW: Handouts, tip sheets & reading material | My technology columns | Change your media diet | Social media and job hunting | LinkedIn guides | Facebook guides | Foursquare guides | Google+ guides | Pinterest guides | Twitter guides and articles

==> Be sure to checkout my workshops - in-person and via webcast, including archived recordings: http://bit.ly/sreeworkshops

including: 

  • SOCIAL MEDIA WEEKEND: Feb 15-17, at Columbia Journalism School - three days of panels, workshops, social-media doctors, social media headshots and more. http://bit.ly/smwknd #smwknd
  • NYC: Smarter Social Media, four-night course over two months, March 14-May 2, 2013 - all levels welcome. http://bit.ly/cjsm2013a #cjsm
  • NYC & ONLINE: Social Media One-night Stand - advanced social media workshop, Thursday, May 16, 2013. http://bit.ly/cjsm2013b #cjsm
  • email me to get on the mailing list: sree@sree.net

Testimonials from two Pulitzer Prize winners, @NickKristof of NYT & @MorinToon of MiamiHerald - follow ‘em!

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==> SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS FORMULA: Make sure every one of your tweets, FB postings, etc, has at least one of these attributes (it you can do more, even better; if you can do seven or more in a single posting, let me know and I’ll tell the world!)…

  • helpful 
  • useful 
  • informative 
  • relevant
  • practical
  • actionable 
  • timely 
  • generous 
  • credible 
  • brief 
  • entertaining 
  • fun 
  • occasionally funny

==>What social media can do for media pros and others:

  • find new ideas, trends and sources
  • connect with readers and viewers in new ways
  • bring eyeballs, traffic and attention to their work 
  • help them create, craft and enhance their brands

If you’d like to be on my monthly e-mail with new tips, workshop listings, etc: sree[at]sree.net

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan
NEW: Chief Digital Officer, Columbia University
Professor, Columbia Journalism School
Twitter: @sree | Twitter.com/sree
Facebook: Facebook.com/sreetips | Facebook.com/sreenet
LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/sreenivasan
Google+: bit.ly/sreeg
SoundCloud: SoundCloud.com/sree
Tout: Tout.com/sree
Site: Sree.net 
Email: sree[at]sree.net 

==> Hope you will connect with me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sree and on my new Facebook page at http://facebook.com/SreeTips (I post only tech tips and job leads there) and on LinkedIn page at http://linkedin.com/in/sreenivasan (I accept invitations from people I know; people I should know; people I’d like to know). 

HANDOUTS, TIP SHEETS & READING MATERIAL:

MY THOUGHTS ON THE CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE:
In February 2012, I became a freelance blogger for CNET News, writing SreeTips, a blog on social media. You can see the full collection here
Four lessons from a single successful tweet * 20 biggest tech innovations of my lifetime that I actually use * 8 social-media changes since the 2008 elections *
Hashtags on TV: A right way and a wrong way * 3 Lessons from Linsanity * How to profit from the Storyteller Uprising 

From 2009-11, I helped put together DNAinfo.com, a Manhattan hyperlocal site I helped create with Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts (whose family recently bought the Cubs and Wrigley Field). Here are some of the 100+ columns I wrote for the site.

Six ways journalists (and others) can use Twitter better Twitter Myths & Misconceptions * Five Things I’ve Learned from Japan Quake | Egypt, Libya, etc * The Geolocation WarsWhat a Non-journo Can Teach Journos About Social Media * Twitter Comes of Age. Again * Much Ado About Tweeting * Facebook’s Coming Privacy ChangesPlease Stop Oversharing *  Identity in the Age of Facebook * Why Profile Photos Matter * Lessons from a Week without Newspapers * Thoughts About Personal Branding * Thoughts About the iPad * Thoughts about Google TV * Thoughts on Six Months of DNAinfo.com | COLUMN EDITOR, @MPVdna

CHANGE YOUR MEDIA DIET (sites you should be reading):

SOCIAL MEDIA & JOB HUNTING/CAREER MANAGEMENT (also see LinkedIn guides below):

LINKEDIN GUIDES (see social media and career management info above):

FACEBOOK GUIDES:

FOURSQUARE/GEO-LOCATION GUIDES:

GOOGLE+ GUIDES & ARTICLES:

PINTEREST GUIDES & ARTICLES:

TWITTER GUIDES & ARTICLES:

BUSINESS & TWITTER:

TWITTER TOOLS/SERVICES TO KNOW:

GUIDES/RATINGS FOR TWITTER TOOLS

SOCIAL-MEDIA GRAPHICS & VIDEOS


World Map of Social Networks

World Map of Social Networks

love and hate on twitter

More to come. Your feedback and tips welcome, sree[at]sree.net or @sree.

@Sreenet in LA & SF this Thurs, Fri

[shortcut to this page: http://bit.ly/sreelasf]

Dear LA & SF Friends:

This is short notice, but would love see you at any of these opps. Otherwise, e-mail me (sree at sree.net) and we’ll connect the next time I am in your town.

LA, Thursday, Dec. 2

  • 6:30-8:30 pm: My public conversation with Columbia President Lee Bollinger at the Getty Museum. SOLD OUT, sorry.
  • 9:30-11:30 pm: Late Night Drinks (maybe food, too) at Sofitel Hotel LA
    8555 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
    We’ll be hanging out at the Rose Stone Lounge - come find me.

SF, Friday, Dec. 3

  • Noon-5 pm: No plans yet. Ideas welcome: sree at sree.net
  • 6:30-8:30 pm: WORKSHOP: “Smarter Social Media for Journalists, Bloggers and Media Professionals”
    pariSoma Innovation Loft
    1436 Howard (at 10th)
    Limited seats.
    No charge for @ColumbiaJourn alumni or current applicants; $20 for guests, pay at the door. 
  • 9:30-11:30 pm: Later Night Drinks & Food at Monaco Hotel
    501 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (near Metro Powell Station/Downtown) 
    We’ll be hanging out at the Grand Cafe Bar (not the restaurant itself) - come find me. I’ll pay for some food; cash bar.

Can’t make it to the workshop? Here’s my latest Social Media Guide: http://bit.ly/sreesoc | My column, Six Ways Journalists Can Use Twitter Better

In addition to Twitter.com/sreenet, I post lots of tech tips and jobs at Facebook.com/sreetips

Cheers, @sreenet / sree at sree.net

WORKSHOP: Fundraiser for Mt. Sinai on July 28

Tue, July 28: Fundraiser for Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
Please RT: @sreenet social-media workshop and fundraiser for Mt. Sinai Hospital on Tuesday in NYC: http://bit.ly/sreems
[If you don’t understand the preceding sentence, you definitely need this workshop! All levels of experience welcome.]

SOCIAL NETWORKING TIPS & TRICKS: How to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to improve your work and your life.

A fun, useful workshop by Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism Professor, former WNBC and WABC tech reporter and one of AdAge’s “25 media people to follow on Twitter” | http://twitter.com/sreenet | http://www.sree.net

Many of us are on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn - or all three - but are not sure how to make best use of these and other social networking sites. This fun, fast-paced, session will make you more efficient, help you with your work and improve your online life. You will leave with a handout, several practical, actionable ideas and a whole new outlook on technology.

All levels of technology experience welcome.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Skadden Arps, 37th Floor
4 Times Square @ 42nd Street (at Broadway)

TIX: $50 each ($45 tax deductible).
Students with valid ID: You ar welcome to make a smaller donation instead of buying tickets.

To buy a ticket, you must e-mail renee.ortiz[at]mountsinai.org or call 212-824-7468 to reserve a spot - and bring cash or a check to the event (sorry, no credit cards). YOU MUST E-MAIL OR CALL by 1 pm on Tuesday to get into the program!!!

This is a fundraiser for The Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, which brings high-quality medical care to men and women with complex and serious illnesses who have difficulty leaving their homes. The program is the largest academic primary care program for home bound patients in the country. More info about MSVD here.

TWEETS FROM ATTENDEES OF A JULY 22 SESSION:

ABOUT SREE: SREE SREENIVASAN is a technology expert and dean of students affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches in the digital journalism program. He specializes in explaining technology to consumers/readers/viewers/users. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV in NYC and now occasionally appears on various TV shows to talk tech. He has written articles for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, National Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes and Popular Science. He is co-founder and former president of the South Asian Journalists Association. In March 2004 Newsweek magazine named him one of the nation’s 20 most influential South Asians; and in 2009, AdAge named him “one of 25 media people to follow on Twitter.” You can find him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sreenet and his tech tips are also at http://sree.net/. @sreenet’s Twitter Guide for Newbies & Skeptics: http://bit.ly/twitterideas

May 6: My NYC workshop on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

[ALSO SEE LIST OF ALL MY WORKSHOPS & FOLLOW SREENET ON TWITTER]

WORKSHOP: What you need to know about Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

A fun, useful workshop by Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism New Media
Professor and co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association

Presented by Tracey Jackson
Wed, May 6, 2009
6:30-8:30 pm
wine and cheese will be served

LOCATION: 7 West 18th St; sixth floor
btw 5th and 6th aves (near #1 at 18th St; #1, 2, 3 at 14th St; F, L, V at
14th St)

Tix: $30, payable at the door, includes workshop, refreshments and a tip
sheet you’ll use again and again.

TO RSVP, fill in the simple form at http://bit.ly/sreetj

LIMITED SEATING. YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE HELD UNLESS YOU FILL IN THE FORM ABOVE.


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Many of us are on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn - or all
three - but are not sure how to make best use of these networks. This fun,
fast-paced session will make you more efficient, help you with your work and
improve your online life. You will leave with several practical, actionable ideas
and a whole new outlook on technology.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: SREE SREENIVASAN is a leading technology expert and dean
of students affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism,
where he teaches in the digital journalism program. He specializes in explaining technology to consumers/readers/viewers/users. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV in NYC and occasionally on
various ABC, NBC and MSNBC news programs. He has written articles for The
New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, National Journal, Bloomberg,
Forbes and Popular Science. He is co-founder and former president of the
South Asian Journalists Association <http://www.saja.org>, and has served as
faculty adviser to Columbia’s chapter of the Society of Professional
Journalists. Sreenivasan has a Master of Science degree in journalism from
Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in history from St. Stephen’s College, New
Delhi. In March 2004 Newsweek magazine named him one of the nation’s 20 most
influential South Asians. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Roopa (a business
strategist, Rhodes Scholar and former world-class sports-rifle shooter) and their young twins.

More on his work at http://www.sree.net and http://www.sreetips.com
His Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/sreenet

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[ALSO SEE MY APRIL 28 WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NY PRESS CLUB]

WORKSHOP: My Boston workshop on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

[ALSO SEE LIST OF ALL MY WORKSHOPS & FOLLOW SREENET ON TWITTER]

WORKSHOP: What you need to know about Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
A fun, useful workshop by Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism New Media
Professor and co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
7-9 pm


Omni Parker Hotel
60 School Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: (617) 227-8600
Directions: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/MapAndDirections.aspx

RSVP, fill in this form. NO CHARGE.

LIMITED SEATING. YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE HELD UNLESS YOU FILL IN THE FORM ABOVE. Guests welcome, but each attendee must fill in the form.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Many of us are on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn - or all
three - but are not sure how to make best use of these networks. This fun,
fast-paced session will make you more efficient, help you with your work and
improve your online life. We will also discuss how journalists can make use
of these services to get story ideas, find sources and increase the
visibility of their own work. Since eyeballs are the currency of the
Internet, you’ll want to know how to get the maximum amount of traffic to
the work you to do. You will leave with several practical, actionable ideas
and a whole new outlook on technology.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: SREE SREENIVASAN is a leading technology expert and dean
of students affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism,
where he teaches in the digital journalism program. He specializes in explaining technology to consumers/readers/viewers/users. For more than eight years, he served as technology reporter for WABC-TV and WNBC-TV in NYC and occasionally on
various ABC, NBC and MSNBC news programs. He has written articles for The
New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, National Journal, Bloomberg,
Forbes and Popular Science. He is co-founder and former president of the
South Asian Journalists Association <http://www.saja.org>, and has served as
faculty adviser to Columbia’s chapter of the Society of Professional
Journalists. Sreenivasan has a Master of Science degree in journalism from
Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in history from St. Stephen’s College, New
Delhi. In March 2004 Newsweek magazine named him one of the nation’s 20 most
influential South Asians. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Roopa (a business strategist, Rhodes Scholar and former world-class sports-rifle shooter) and their young twins.

More on his work at http://www.sree.net and http://www.sreetips.com
His Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/sreenet

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[ALSO SEE MY APRIL 28 WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NY PRESS CLUB]

April 28: NY Press Club workshop on Social Networking for Journalists

[ALSO SEE MY MAY 6 WORKSHOP ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN]

Social Networking for Journalists

Tuesday, April 28th
AP Conference Center
450 W 33rd Street (between 9th & 10th)
6:15-9 pm
6:15 p.m. networking
6:30 p.m. program begins
6:30-7:30 pm: workshop by Sree Sreenivasan
7:30-9 pm: panel discussion


Are social networks good A for journalists? If so, how are they being used? What’s the best way to put popular sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to work finding sources, gathering information or reaching reporters?

This two-part program will bring you up to speed on the fast-growing world of social media. In the first hour, Columbia Journalism School dean of student affairs and former WNBC-TV tech reporter Sree Sreenivasan will walk novices through the “how-to” for several of the programs. Be sure to read his tips for Twitter newbies and skeptics, http://bit.ly/twitterideas

In the second, Sree will be joined by a panel of journalists and a public relations specialist who will talk about their experiences using these applications on the job.

Steve Scott

Evening anchor at WCBS-880 Newsradio.

Lauren McCullough

Social networks & special projects producer, Interactive Design & Graphics for The Associated Press.

Noel Bryson
Visual Perspectives, a multimedia marketing and communications firm on Staten Island.

Members: $10 | non-members: $20 | students: $5

RSVP with credit card or PayPal

If you’d prefer to pay at the door, you should RSVP via e-mail to mailbox[at]nypressclub.org right away

ALSO SEE MY MAY 6 WORKSHOP ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN

WORKSHOP: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn - and a wine tasting

Society of American Travel Writers presents a professional development sessio

Sree Sreenivasan will present Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
with Argentina Wine Tasting - Wednesday March 18

The Consulate General and Promotion Center of Argentina and the Argentina Tourism Office have graciously invited SATW Northeast Chapter to hold a Professional Development Session at the Consulate General of Argentina

12 West 56th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues), New York City

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Time: 6 pm till 9:30 pm

Wines of Argentina has generously agreed to pour Malbec and Torrontes, with canapés courtesy of Tourism Argentina.

There will be a list of attendees at the reception area, and those who are on the list will be directed to the auditorium on the 2nd floor.

After a welcome by Argentina’s Consul General, Minister Alejandro Bertolo,

Sree Sreenivasan will present “Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn –

how these and other Web 2.0 tools are transforming the travel industry.”

About This Session: Having a tough time keeping up with technology? Worried that your colleagues and competitors have figured out Web 2.0 tools ahead of you? Then this fast-paced seminar aimed at travel writers and PR professionals is for you. You’ll leave with several practical ideas and a whole new outlook on technology.

TO ATTEND:

E-mail Sree@sree.net (subject line = wed workshop) by 10 am on Tuesday, March 17 to indicate you will DEFINITELY be able to come.

Please bring a check with you for $30, payable to “SATW NE Chapter”

NOTE: The original deadline is over, so you must follow the instructions above.

About The Instructor: Sree Sreenivasan is a journalism professor at Columbia University, where he runs the school’s multimedia program. For eight years, he appeared at least twice a week on NYC TV stations (first at WABC for six years, and WNBC for two) as a tech reporter. He is currently working on a news startup project currently in stealth mode. His coverage of technology has appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, and Rolling Stone. Sree’s presentations at SATW conventions in Bermuda, Las Vegas, Chile and elsewhere have been huge hits! More on him at http://www.sree.net and http://www.sreetips.com

Follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sreenet