Favorite books on social media

Calling all social media gurus (self-declared included)! I’m interested in creating a little new/social media library and am interested in hearing your faves. I’m more than happy to share the tallied results with the community. If you no longer read books, I’ll gladly consider other forms of info such as blogs, journals, Web sites, etc. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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Heather S. Marsh

@Joey, will do! The one I just started reading (and came highly recommended) seems to be pretty interesting so far. “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations” by Brian Solis and Deirdre Breakenridge. I’ll keep you posted about my thoughts…and my list! Also, thanks for the tip, I do enjoy content from Mashable.com…and continue to be impressed by it’s CEO.

Daniel Bevarly

Heather – Off the top of my head (and what i can see from my desk):

Infotopia – Cass Sunstein
Millennial Makeover – Winograd & Hais
The Wisdom of Crowds – Surowiecki
Bowling Alone – Putnam
Crossing the Chasm – Moore
Republic 2.0 – Sunstein
My blog – http://www.aheadofideas.com (shameless – Ha!)
Also the blogs of scores of the regulars here at govloop.com

Kevin Gunn

Socialnomics, Erik Qualman
Crowdsourcing, Jeff Howe
The Long Tail, Chris Anderson
Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

Teri Centner

A good companion to “Republic 2.0” (as suggested by Daniel Bevarly) might be William Eggars’ “Government 2.0: Using Technology to Improve Education, Cut Red Tape, Reduce Gridlock, and Enhance Democracy,” although I haven’t read the former. >> http://isbn.nu/9780742541764

Teri Centner

Books about building relationships through social media:
“The Whuffie Factor: The 5 Keys for Maxing Social Capital and Winning With Online Communities” by Tara Hunt >> http://isbn.nu/9780307409508 (it’s on the market with at least three names, so look by author)
“Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust” by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith >> http://isbn.nu/9780470743089

(I hope nobody minds me adding my information piecemeal. I lost an entire blog post about Undercover Boss after it premiered the other day, so now I’m paranoid about typing and deleting by accident.)

Chris Stinson

Im finding the the best book on social media, is the one that you create from experiencing it……too many are about the tools, not the people.

But, Crowdsourcing by Jeff Howe is one of the better books, since it doesn’t read like a whitepaper from a vendor trying to sell you a product.