About This Guide
This subject guide compiles resources available through Blackwell Library on the topic of Social Media. Determine your research need, and then find books, find articles, and even get recommendations for Internet sources. Selected social networking sites are listed alphabetically with a brief summary of each. Please use the contact information on the right side of this page to contact a librarian with any questions.
Social Media & Social Networking Sites
How are you currently using social media and social networking sites? To stay connected? To build your personal brand or to job hunt? To promote a business or an organization? For news or market research? Social media and social networking sites can be used in MULTIPLE ways!
It is important to understand that people use different social networks for different reasons. Research and explore different social networking sites to determine the best fit for your intended purpose. There are many, many different social networking sites; those included on this page are some of the most popular, according to Alexa rankings.
|"Imgur makes sharing images with the Internet simple. It can be used to share pictures with friends, as well as post images on message boards and blogs. You can manipulate the image a number of ways and automatically submit it to popular sites such as reddit or digg. You can also view popular user-submitted images in the gallery. Best of all, Imgure is completely free." - More about Imgur|
LinkedIn "...helps to 1). Establish your professional profile and control one of the top serach results for your name; 2). Build and maintain a broader network of professionals you can trust; 3). Find and reconnect with colleagues and classmates; 4). Learn about other companies; 5). Leverage powerful tools to find and reach the people you need; 6). Tap into the knowledge of your network; 7). Discover new opportunities" - More about LinkedIn
|"YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small." - More about YouTube|