Pamorama.net recently posted a list of useful social media ebooks. From that list we found the following e-books the most useful for those who want a good overview of social media.
Let’s Talk: Social Media for Small Business, John Jantsch: The latest version of Jantsch’s great book includes a lot more information about Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. He also offers some thoughts on managing the social media beast.
New Media and the Air Force, United States Air Force Public Affairs Agency: This book shows how Airmen are using social media to stay informed and inform others. Airmen have the ability to communicate and tell the Air Force story better than anyone else. By reaching out with social media tools, they’re able to do it quickly and in their own voice.
The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation (Theory in Practice), Jono Bacon: Bacon is the Community Manager for Ubuntu, one of the largest open source software projects. In this book he talks about the ins and outs of building, cultivating, and managing a community from the ground up. This is a must-read for anyone interested in community development.
What is Social Media?, Antony Mayfield. This book answers one simple question: What is social media? From iCrossing, this book runs down all the basics, from how social media is being used to providing definitions of the ever-changing jargon that personifies social media.