I am a big fan of social media. I get my news from a post that is under 140 characters. Obviously, I see a story I’m interested in, click the link and am brought to the news website.
I use Twitter, in fact I have two Twitter accounts – one for my personal life and one for my professional life. I don’t want the two to be connected because what I tweet about in my personal life (cute guys on the bus, bad dates, plans with friends) and my professional life (new ideas for marketing, new ad campaigns) are two separate things.
I find out about many things via social media, not only the news. I keep up to date with what my friends and colleagues think is beneficial for me to know.
One of my favorite Twitter components is HootSuite. HootSuite is a social media dashboard and you can add many different social networks, keep track of them, schedule tweets and blog posts, among many other things.
I have LinkedIn for my professional networking efforts.
I also use Facebook and Foursquare for my personal life.
I think social media is great and will only continue to become more prevalent in our lives.