Sharing news and interesting stories related to social media is a big part of how I use social media.
By making a commitment to aggregating content for my followers, it keeps me up to date with any new developments in the industry. Every morning I pick up my phone and scroll through a bunch of different news apps. I’ve never been a huge “news” reader, but something about having it right on my phone has made it into a habit that I’m glad to have.
So, I wanted to share with you the apps that I use to stay on top of everything going in in my industry.
Here are the news apps I check regularly:
1. Huffington Post: This app is awesome. Not only is it constantly updated with new articles, but it’s sharing function also works with some of the most popular twitter apps (except hootsuite for some reason). So when you click “tweet”, it takes you to your iphone app to share…which could also be considered annoying. I like it.
2. Mashable: I check Mashable daily. Sure, not all the articles are interesting to me, but it’s easy enough to scroll to the good stuff. I can be sure that I’m on top of any notable developments in the social media space.
3. New York Times: I use the New York Times to start up to date with news in general, as well as tech news. I can almost always find a good read to get my brain warmed up in the morning here.
4. Fluent News: Basically, a big mix of all the most mainstream news resource from CNN to ESPN to BBC.
5. ReadWriteWeb: I don’t check this app too often to be honest. When I do, I’m usually looking through the ReadWriteStart section for startup tips.
6. Marketing Profs: Sometimes I have to get my fix of marketing articles.
7. The Onion App: Because what’s fun about only reading real news?
8. Regator: The best app to find high quality blog posts on different popular topics.
9. NetNewsWire: My google reader…on my iphone. I don’t use this as much as I’d like to these days but I’ll check up once in a while.
10. Techcrunch: Much like the Mashable app, I don’t find every story interesting. I love to read about the new startups that are sprouting up and how they’re developing. Unfortunately, the share on twitter function on this app gives you a link and says “Check out this post” instead of inputting the title of the post.
11. Hootsuite: After I read an article, I can click ‘share’, copy the tweet into hootsuite and schedule them throughout the day. By scheduling some of the tweets, I’m not overloading people with links in the morning. If it’s a really great article, I may even schedule it to be shared again later in the day. It allows me to send it out from any of my twitter or facebook accounts. Beyond that, hootsuite is my go to iphone app to follow twitter, where I always find loads of new articles to read and share.
That’s what I use. What apps are you using to stay on top of the news in your industry?