Just about to head into my next panel, “Sipping From the Firehose: Managing Writing and Social Media,” and wanted to get this list of resources up for those attending and those who are following along via Twitter. The hashtag for this panel is: #SocialMediaSFF.
This post will change slightly as the discussion goes along, and hopefully there will be a panel report or two from the audience I’ll link to.
Social Networks That Are Useful For Writers
These are in a roughly most useful to least useful configuration, but the relative usefulness also depends on what kind of writing and promoting you do. This is not a prescriptive list — every writer does not need to be on every network. This is just a list to consider. After the panel I’ll try to add context for which networks are good for what kinds of activities.
Social Networking Tools
These are services, apps, and plugins that make dealing with social media a bit easier, especially if you have multiple accounts.
- Hootsuite — A social media dashboard that puts several social networks in one place. See updates from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, Ping.fm and FourSquare from one window. Update multiple accounts at once. Schedule updates for the future. Accessible from any browser and via apps for Android, iPhone and iPad.
- Tweetchat — Tool that lets you focus on one hashtag at a time. Good for participating in Twitter chats.
- TweetBot — The best iPhone/iPad Twitter client.
- TweetCaster — One of the better Twitter clients for Android.
- RSS Graffiti — Facebook app that posts a status update whenever you update your blog.
- JournalPress — A WordPress plugin that crossposts to LiveJournal and DreamWidth.