Buzz, Brilliance and Blogging: Week ending May 26

Every week I compile a list of the noteworthy social media news (Buzz), balanced with valuable commentary (Brilliance) and some good advice about Blogging as well. The links that follow are to sites and blogs that I read on a regular basis - consider them recommended reading for you too. Or you can just come back here each week for a taste of what stuck out to me.

This week, I’m presenting my picks in my first video (next time we’ll make it an embeddable video). Let me know what you think! All referenced links plus a few more are included below.



Lots of Changes At Twitter This Week - TweetSmarter

5 reasons that Twitter’s new email matters for marketers - Social Fresh

Facebook’s Sponsored Stories Settlement Could Have Broader Implications - ReadWriteWeb

Facebook Launches Promoted Posts, Pay As Little As $5 For More Fans To See Page Content - Social Fresh

Facebook makes managing pages easier with new app - Social Fresh

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own Instagram - ReadWriteWeb

Facebook Strategy: Share Photos to Increase Engagement - Jon Loomer

Facebook Tests A Sleeker Timeline Layout For Profiles - MarketingLand

Social Gaming

Forget reward points: AmEx gives users Farmville cash - GigaOm

New Apps launches so you can create your own beautiful and interactive infographics - The Next Web


Five Step Process for Using the Social Web - Spin Sucks

Educate and inform instead of interrupt and sell - WebInkNow

Is Social Media as Dangerous as the Telephone? - ReadWriteWeb

Paper is the main problem of traditional media – and a moral issue - The Next Web


Not Producing Content? You Should Be - Inc.

Keys to Blogging: How to Create a Blog Topic Pipeline - Jon Loomer

A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week - Copyblogger

15 Resources to Find Amazing Pictures for Your Blog - BloggingPro

What Blog Tasks are You Embarrassed to Admit You’ve Overlooked? - Problogger