Social Media Resources

 An growing list of recommended Social Media Resources for personal and business use. For books, I've tried to link to their website, which often includes free previews and resources, so you can get these samples (I don't receive any compensation from these authors, books or publications, these are just some of the great resources I've discovered).

What's missing? Share your favorite resources in the comments below.


Carson, Nancy. "Passionate, Creative Thinker Seeks Job: How To Fix A Personal Brand That's A Total Cliché." 21 Feb. 2013.

Elad, Joel. LinkedIn for Dummies. 2008.

Evans, Dave and Susan Bratton. Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day. 2008.

Gillette, Felix. "Snapchat and the Erasable Future of Social Media." Bloomberg 7 Feb 2013. 

Handley, Ann and C.C. Chapman. Content Rules: Hot to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business. 2011.

Hartley, Darin. 10 Steps to Successful Social Networking for Business. 2010.

Kelly, Ed and Brad Fay. The Face-to-Face Book: Why Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace. 2012.

Li, Charlene and Josh Bernoff. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. 2008.

Polin, Ilya. Social Media Etiquette: 12 Step Checklist. 31 Jan. 2013.

Qualman, Erik. Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business. 2009.

Safko, Lon and David K. Brake. The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools and Strategies for Business Success. 2009.

Schaffer, Neal. "17 Must-Haves for Your LinkedIn Profile. [Infographic]." 2013.

Scott, David Meerman. The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, & Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly. 2010.

Singh, Shiv. Social Media Marketing for Dummies. 2009.

Vascellaro, Jessica E. “Why Email No Longer Rules…and what that means for the way we communicate.” The Wall Street Journal, R1-R3, 12 Oct. 2009.


1,000 True Fans. Kelly, Kevin. <>

7 Ways to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile. Shahid Wazed. 12 May 2014.

The Atlantic -Creative Commons Royalty-free images

The Leadership Challenge The Social Media Guide

McKinsey Quarterly

New York Times Searching for World-changing Technology - Upload and share PowerPoint presentations, Word and PDF Documents - Ideas Worth Spreading


Unleashing Your Brand

 Useful Social Media

The Wall Street Journal


“The Serendipity Machine” Lecture by Chris Brogan on why Twitter is useful for some businesses at the Web 2.0 Expo NY 2009. 19 Nov 2009.