Like so many on the cutting edge, I have been dabbling in social media. IMO, it absolutely essential that all accounting and finance professionals (as well as professors, students, journalists and everyone else) hop on the wagon and start using social media to stay informed.
Trying to practice what I preach (always a good idea for professors), I use LinkedIn (won’t you be part of my business network), Twitter (won’t you please follow me?), texting, blogging (two of these), Youtube, and (gasp) Facebook.(don’t follow me here). During the fall semester, 2010, Concordia College offered my class Social Media, Blogging and Business.
Thanks to a tip from Steve Hornik, I now have added something super cool. It is The David Albrecht Daily. It shows all links suggested in tweets by the financial experts I follow on Twitter.
Twitter is used by many for three purposes:
- Stay informed. Therefore I carefully select those whom I follow.
- To inform. I post occasionally to alert The Summa readers about key news of the day, as well as new posts I’ve put up on The Summa and Pondering the Classroom.
- Social interaction. To banter back and forth with my buds.
The David Albrecht Daily is perfectly consistent with the first reason listed above, staying informed. Skimming the daily is much easier to do than skimming hundreds of incoming daily tweets.
Paper.li is a free application for Twitter and Facebook users. Its header says it all:
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht