Amybeth Hale – Research Goddess

Social Media Tools for PR College Students
March 24, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Article Reviews, Networking/Social Media, Public Relations, Research

I checked out this post by Karen Russell, who teaches a Word of Mouth Communications class at the University of Georgia. This list was compiled by her class regarding the “social media tools that ad/PR students should know how to use, as well as the skills and characteristics that they should cultivate, in order to be prepared for 21st-century jobs.” I think it’s great that students are thinking about this stuff before entering the workplace! Even though made for PR students, both of these lists are good things for internet researchers and sourcers to note when thinking about the skills needed and the resources that will be helpful in developing a successful research/sourcing career. Check out the list of social media tools they came up with here; do YOU use all these resources?

Social Media Tools

  • Blogging
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Podcasting
  • Flickr
  • Facebook, MySpace (social networks)
  • Wikipedia
  • Google docs, chat, groups, etc.
  • RSS feeds and aggregators
  • Social bookmarking (
  • Search engines including blog searches
  • Second Life
  • LinkedIn
  • VoIP, such as Skype
  • Mobile media
  • Interactive gaming

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In the PR world and the industry as a whole, students looking to hit the ground running will benefit from this list. Get Involved kiddies, its all about practice!

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