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Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies by Brooks Briz, David Rose

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Chapter 5

Foundations of Social Media Education

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering the top tiers of accreditation

arrow Knowing which social media conferences are best

arrow Establishing the best ongoing social media education opportunities

The amount of information available about social media marketing is astounding: websites, conferences, webinars, blogs, Google hangouts, magazines, and — what do you know? — even whole books about the subject matter. Knowing which sources to trust can be tough.

This chapter helps you identify the best sources for social media information. We give you our recommendations for interacting with top social media pros, as well.

Surfing the Learning Curve

We each dedicate at least five hours per week to reading social media articles, writing about topics within the social media space, and networking with other social media professionals.

remember Schedule continued learning time with reminder tools such as Evernote.com and Google Calendar.

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