|Discussion on the Facebook group for Tidbits readers.|
We’ve mapped out several cool topics to cover. This is the first of a few posts that will serve as “living handouts” for that workshop.
In my work as a journalist, consultant, blogger, trainer, and speaker, I’ve often found that the smartest thing I can do is surround myself with smart and relevant people. Therefore, for me, the main concrete benefit I’ve experienced from participating in social networking sites is the ability to quickly share knowledge with a trusted network of friends and colleagues.
I currently use two popular social networking services: LinkedIn and Facebook. One very useful feature of both services is that they allow you to easily pose questions within your personal network of contacts, or to other selected groups. Yeah, you could do this by personal e-mail, but it would be a major hassle.
Here’s how this can help your work and career (especially if you’re a journalist), and the basics of how to do it…