When I think of social media, I think of three things: Facebook, Twitter, and Mashable.com. What Mashable does, is provide those interested in social technolog, apps and hardware alike, a place to learn about what is new in the industry, as well as what social media is up to in society.
Written as a collection of blogs by their staff, Mashable is a blog by users of techonolgy, and you even have to have a Twitter or Facebook just to be a commenter. It truly is a social media society, and focuses in on different technologies and Facebook and Twitter buzz, creating great organization for the site’s users.
Mashable provides current news through what is going on in the world involving social media: events, new technologies, controversial tweets, and they even cover into the topics that are trending. For example, when Lucas Films was bought by Disney this past month, it was a topic trending on social media, and Mashable dug more into the sale, providing media users with the details of the happening in a place where “techies” go for their other technology updates.
Speaking of updates, in the tabs for the different top social media, they cover the latest updates to social network apps and the sites themselves. When Facebook updated their site to have a Pinterest like feature, Mashable was there to inform those who would be intersted with what was happening. These are highly useful because these are the creators informing other creators with how their “world” is changing.
The bloggers and writers of this site are informed actually the users of this technology that they right about, and therefore make the site more user friendly because a) the writers are just like the users, preventing a divide and b) the interaction between the writers and the comments are more like conversations than replies. If you aren’t following Mashable or visiting their site, and are intersted in communication technology, you are truly missing information than could help you communicate with the world.