Social Media: Follow the Leader? Be the Leader? Or Both?

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Social Media
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

When learning about or using social media would you consider yourself to be a leader? Or would you say you’re a follower? Perhaps you’re both. As it turns out it’s fine to be both in social media. Finding, following and being followed by the experts, has never been easier.

I will speak specifically about how the social media community works. We share information. We promote others. We learn from each other. Being a contributor to making social media better is key. Everyone wants to learn how to do it. After all, learning from others is what we were taught in school, wasn’t it? It’s known that in many industries the sharing of information is frowned upon. It’s different in Social Media. To clarify, you definitely want to be sure you are following the right people. And beware of the snake-oil salesman that will say all the right words and put spin on everything.

Professionals in social media know that our business isn’t going to suffer because we recommend who to follow. The social media industry is about being honest, bringing value, spreading the word, educating and helping others. The social media community is just that…a community. A sharing community. Don’t be afraid to share about someone else in the social media community.

If you have time and want to learn more you can follow a few of my favorites. The reason I like to follow these people (sites) is that they bring together a larger community of social media experts. Here are a few to get started. Click on the logos below. Once there you will find a find a lot more quality people to follow.

Who do you like to follow in Social Media?


As always thank you for spreading the word and subscribing to the blog.

Erik Hultman (a.k.a. E) is the Founder and President of ÜberBlueDM, Inc., specializing in Social Media Solutions and Social Media Staffing Solutions for businesses to build their social media success.

Advertisements
Comments
  1. Mark Grant says:

    Great post and link — thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s