Inquiry: Find a social media site aligned with my interests
My biggest interest besides travel is reading. I am a bookaholic and own over 500 books (and counting).
One of the most popular social networking sites for anything to do with books is Goodreads.
Goodreads is a giant library which allows authors to create book profiles of their work, which readers can then leave reviews on.
It also allows people to create personalised reading lists and interact with other authors and readers.
For example, users can create or participate in discussion blogs and polls.
I already use Goodreads personally for chatting with other readers and keeping up-to-date on the latest releases in my favourite genres.
As a journalist, it would be important for me to know how to use social media platforms such as Goodreads, because social media is an important functional and strategic tool for all professional communicators.
For example, I could use Goodreads to get primary source material, such as photos and videos, of a book-related event I was reporting on, such as the Sydney Author Event.
Ames, K 2016, Module 5: Writing for social media, course notes, COMM11007: Media Writing, CQUniversity e-courses, http://moodle.cqu.edu.au
Tumblr_n100lgdvRE1ts8rr2o1_400 2015, digital image, Book Worm, viewed 11 August 2016, http://www.book-worm.org/
Editing Note: ‘Register’ (including the quotation marks) was removed from the third paragraph of this post and replaced with create following Brian’s below feedback.