Over the last few of the talks I’ve given quite a few of the attendees have come up afterwards and asked me what books and publications I would recommend to ‘get up to speed’ with this new ‘Social Media’ thingy.
In order to make it easier for those who are curious, here are my top recommendations (in no particular order):
My and Trevor Cook‘s respected and free report, now in its Third Edition.
Download now, for free.
Oh, did I mention it’s free?
Melcrum: How to use social media to engage employees
(disclaimer: I contributed to this report)
Melcrum: How to get started with podcasting in your organisation
(disclaimer: I wrote this report for Melcrum)
Ark Group: Making Knowledge Work – the arrival of Web 2.0
(disclaimer: I am writing a report on Social Media for Ark Group, currently with the working title Social Media and Social Networking: the new business communication landscape that swallows dinosaurs, due out Jan 2009)
Livingston Communications – White Paper No. 34: The Socialprise
What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting: Real-Life Advice from 101 People Who Successfully Leverage the Power of the Blogosphere (What No One Ever Tells You About…): Ted Demopoulos: Books
Second Life: The Official Guide: Michael Rymaszewski, Wagner James Au, Cory Ondrejka, Richard Platel, Sara Van Gorden, Jeannette Cézanne, Paul Cézanne, Benjamin Batstone-Cunningham, Aleks Krotoski, Celebrity Trollop, Jim Rossignol: Books
Also available as a free pdf download from his own site
Forrester Research: Web3D: The Next Major Internet Wave
The Gilbane Report: Volume 12, Number 10
Note: these are publications that I have personally read; I am sure that there are hundreds of other books and publications equally or more worthy. This is my list — your mileage may differ…
Feel free to add to this list by leaving comments to this post.