Social Media Taxonomy

I was really excited to read this blog post by Chris Horton called Insight into the Emerging Taxonomy of Social Media.

I always get pretty excited about the word taxonomy and hoped that perhaps this post would suggest a way to better classify and manage personal interactions betwixt social media tools.

Alas, that is not the case, but this article does present a pretty accurate portrayal of the major players in social media and what differentiates the users and functionalities. As I suspected, I am not the only one perplexed by the efficacy of Google + (I am not partaking) or amazed by the skyrocketing success of Pinterest.

This post confirms that I am using my social media tools like everyone else, even to the point of separating personal and professional connections. Yahoo – how affirming! For social media marketers, this information is useful as well in terms of prioritizing where to expend effort. This is especially relevant for libraries with a social media presence that need a lot of bang for the nonexistent and short staffed buck.





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