I read a lot of blog posts on business, social media, PR and technology. Some I read and never see again. Some make it into my bookmarks. Here is a selection of some of the more recent posts I found compelling. What do you think of them? Do you have any posts/sites/books you think I should read?
My alma mater, American University, has opened a social media center, apparently: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/
Chris Baggott's Guide to Blogging focuses mostly on the SEO aspect of social media, specifically revolving around blogs. A bit narrow, given all the other applications for social media, but there is a ton of white papers talking about SEO with a strong emphasis on business results and ROI.
Social Media Today is a user generated social network that focuses, you guessed it, on social media. I've posted several of my blog posts there with good engagement. Definitely check this one out.
Publishers and journalists have been struggling with the impact of the web and social media for a while now. The blog, Publishing 2.0, is not only a good resource for professionals but has great advice for prosumer and amateur content creators too. Here is post on "Best Practices for Journalists".
If you are on Twitter as much as I am, the the whole trinity of add ons you should have are TweetDeck, TweetMeme and BigTweet. I can't get through a single day without them. Oh, and Tiny Twitter for my Windows Pocket PC.