Are you struggling to keep up with the fast pace of social media? Are you often the last person on your team to find out about an important social media update or upgrade?
Reading books on social media is a great way to improve your knowledge and skills, but as social media is changing with warp speed, it’s probably not the best way to stay up to date with all the latest news.
Searching on the web to find out more about one option, but if there are 1000 sites to choose from and 100 other activities on your to-do list, is not a waste of your time.
If you like to get news directly from the source
Major social media platforms announce most of their updates and changes to their newsletters or corporate blogs. This is the best way to get official news from social media companies.
Here are the relevant newsrooms and corporate blogs:
Facebook Newsroom: Facebook puts its stories in a few helpful categories. You may be more interested in Product News, FYI News Feed, and FYI Measurement.
Instagram Business Blog: Instagram often shares business-related issues (such as new business features or new advertising options) on their business blog. Although they share a mix of announcements, best practices, and exemplary lessons, you can choose to read only the announcements.
Instagram Blog: If you like new user features (such as archiving your profile and editing your saved posts), you can find these stories on the Instagram blog under the “#Instagram News” tag.
Twitter Blog: Twitter writes about top events, details from their data, new features, and their company on their blog. If you want to know more about the changes to the Twitter product itself, check out their product news section.
Snap News: Snap Inc. shares most product news about Snapchat and Spectacles and occasionally company news on their news page.
Snapchat for the business blog: Snapchat shares relevant information and announcements for businesses in Snapchat for this blog.
Oh, What a Pinterest !: Pinterest shares a mix of new features, Pinterest tips, styles on Pinterest, and company news on their blog. There does not seem to be any way to see the news of their product only.
Google+ Blog: Google also writes about the changes and changes they make to Google+ on their Google+ blog, although they appear to have rare updates.
Create a list of important social networking sites. You can upgrade this list over time by adding additional sources, or by deleting useless publications. Save each website in your list as a bookmark, to make it easier to access if you have a few minutes left.
Set up Google Alerts
Instead of visiting the sites directly, let the news reach your inbox with the help of Google Alerts.
Notifications are easy to set up – just visit their website, log in, enter the name you are looking for (e.g. social media), select the type of results you want to get and when you want them, and how you want them. to be brought to you.
Use the storytelling tool
An even easier way to get updates is to use a news link like Feedly. Feedly lets you access all your industry news with one clear and simple tool.
Start by copying to the RSS feed URL of your favorite social media site. Once you have set this, each new article from the publisher will appear in your Feedly dashboard. You can even set your Google Alerts to go directly to Feedly again. Also, you can read all of your content on your desktop, but also while on the go with the helpful Feedly mobile app.
Create a Twitter stream
Twitter is a great way to get the most up-to-date information. Search for keywords like ‘social media’ or ‘#socialmedia’ for the right results.
To make it even easier to check these keywords daily or weekly, you can save your search.
Just search for the keywords you selected, click on ‘More Options’ and ‘Save this search. Next time you visit Twitter, click on the search bar and all your saved searches will appear.
Create a Twitter list
One way to use Twitter to stay up-to-date is to find social media promoters and add them to the list.
Every day or every week, just open a Twitter feed and see what people are saying.
Listen to Podcast
Podcasts are another easy way to stay up-to-date, and they are becoming more and more popular, as more and more people are creating them.
Get a good quality podcast and listen to it regularly – programs like “The #AskGaryVee Show” are great. You can easily listen to them while you are traveling, such as when you are traveling daily or in the gym, which can also help you to save time.