Do you ever wonder what those tiny little icons at the end of an article or post on the web mean and what they are used for? I put together a listing of the most common tools used for promoting with today’s social media.
According to Wikipedia, social media is defined as media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media supports the human need for social interaction with technology, transforming broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many)…
Here is the list I have compiled so far, minus a few well known omissions (MySpace and FaceBook). Let me know if you think other tools are worth adding.
Is social bookmarking. Search the biggest collection of bookmarks in the universe. All your bookmarks in one place. Bookmark things for yourself and friends. Check out what other people are bookmarking.
Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. As a user, you participate in determining all site content by discovering, selecting, sharing, and discussing the news, and videos that appeal to you.
Share your photos (and video) and watch the world.
Kaboodle is a social shopping community where people discover, recommend and share products
Linked In http://www.linkedin.com/
Relationships matter. Over 40 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities
Lets you create and join new social networks for your interests and passions. The word ning is Chinese for peace.
We keep you connected to the people you know and care about. It’s meant to be a better way for you to stay in touch with the people you actually know and care about — your family, your real-world friends, and the people you know from business. Pulse makes it easy for you to see what they’re creating and sharing online — their blogs, the photos they’re uploading, their restaurant reviews, and so much more.
Reddit is a source for what’s new and popular on the web. Users provide all of the content and decide, through voting, what’s good and what’s junk.
SquidWho by Suido http://www.squidoo.com/squidwho/hq
Will show you the single best fanpage on your favorite writer, musician, movie star, business person or politcian.
Technorati was founded to help bloggers succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the global online conversation. Founded as the first blog search engine
A real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. Twitter asks one question, “What are you doing?” Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web.
(Tweet – message created on twitter and Retweet – When you want to call more attention to a particular tweet, you copy/paste it as your own, reference the original author with an @mention, and finally, indicate that it’s a retweet.)
Blogging software, business blogs and blog services Social media solutions for media, business and enterprise. Prices range from $4.95 – $89.95/month.
Blogging software platform used by over 208,000 bloggers, which offers free and paid blog formats.
UPDATE: Huge List of Over 250 Social Media Websites was compiled by Graphic SEO. It includes Alexa Rank for each site and is available as a pdf download.