10 Reasons You Should Read the Social Times

Last weekend I was at SocialDevCamp in Baltimore and came across one individual who continuously read AllFacebook but did not read the Social Times. If he had read it, he didn’t realize that he was reading it. If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you probably have noticed that the volume of posts has decreased somewhat. In reality, I’m posting the same but over at the Social Times. So if you haven’t added the Social Times to one of your regular sites, here are ten reasons you should start reading it:

  1. There is more to this world then Facebook – I know it’s shocking that I, a Facebook fanboy, would say that there’s more to this world then Facebook. The reality is that the web is becoming increasingly social. It will continue to transform and every 6 months we will see large announcements that continue to move this space forward.
  2. Breaking news – While I may not be breaking news with the regularity of Mike Arrington who likes to hold his sources hostage, I do work my own sources and try to provide insight into what is taking place in the industry.
  3. More editorial insight – I read somewhere around 1,000 articles every day specifically about the social web. I know less than 10 people that do this specifically on this topic and it’s their job to try and break news stories. Through my experience in agencies, startups and through continuous communication with industry leaders, I’ll keep you up to date on what’s going on and why it matters to your business.
  4. Events – Not only do I and others write over at the Social Times, we also host events. We are in the midst of planning some large industry events in the coming months so you should visit the site or subscribe to the feed to keep up to date on the events taking place around the country.
  5. Timely information – While I don’t break every story, I will be there to provide insight as soon as the story breaks. I will also provide follow-up commentary to let you know what’s going on.
  6. No bullshit – You can read a ton of blogs that will tell you about theory and extrapolate on ideas that are way to deep for most people to understand. That’s why most of those ideas never materialize. I digest sometimes complex ideas and make it understandable for the average Joe. If I think people are wrong, I’ll let you know. While the truth isn’t always pretty, at least it’s the truth. That’s what I’ll give you.
  7. Interactive – If you post a comment on any of my posts, I typically respond to questions in a matter of minutes. If you don’t get a response you can always email me and I’ll respond.
  8. Conference coverage – There are industry events practically every week. Often times I’m out at them trying to cover it for the readers. If you didn’t get to make it to the conference, there is a good chance we did and have coverage of it on the site.
  9. Podcasts – Not only am I blogging over at the Social Times but I’m also interviewing people in the industry to find out what’s really going on. The podcasts make it easy to stay up to date on the people that shape this industry.
  10. It’s me! – If you’ve been reading me for a while, you probably know that I have integrity and I bust my ass. If I’m wrong, I’ll tell you I’m wrong. My job is to get you the information you care about in a timely manner and make sure it’s comprehensible. Occasionally it isn’t (since I sometimes write at 3 A.M.) but I can guarantee you that I’m always writing. I want to help out my readers. If you want to get news that caters to the readers, you need to check out the Social Times!

If you made it through the list and still haven’t subscribed, you better go subscribe to the Social Times now! I haven’t stopped writing, I’m just writing elsewhere. Go check out the Social Times and if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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