Mashable is a leading social network news blog that was founded in 2005. You can get it on the Kindle and Kindle DX for 99 cents a month. By downloading the site to your Kindle, you can read it anytime with or without the wireless capability. Just keep in mind that the wireless needs to be on in order for the content to be refreshed.
Peter Cashmore founded the site from a small town in Scotland. The site includes up to date news on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Web 2.0 trends. This is a great resources for libraries because libraries are constantly striving to stay on top of the technology curve. In addition to libraries, this site is popular with entrepreneurs, social media enthusiasts and pretty much anyone who is interested in Web 2.0 trends.
Some recent news topics include the newest iPhone apps. There is an article about an interesting looking case that makes the iPhone kid friendly. Another article discusses the ease of using the iPhone to swipe a credit card. If you are an Android user, there is news for you too. Of course, you can also find news on the Kindle, Nook and other e-book readers.
Social Media Marketing is a big deal right now, and Mashable is an excellent resource for finding suggestions on how to market yourself on Facebook and Twitter. Marketing your business on these sites helps get your brand out there and is also a good way to network with people in similar fields of expertise.
Looking beyond social media, another good technology blog to consider is TechCrunch. TechCrunch was founded in 2005 and profiles start ups, shares the latest technology news and reviews new internet products. Some of the latest articles include education and e-learning, an interview with the popular movie company, Netflix and thoughts on AT&T’s reaction to the rumored Verizon iPhone. There is also a section on environmentally friendly technology.
Both Mashable and TechCrunch are rated as top technology blogs. The reviews for the Kindle edition are great overall. Reading them on the Kindle makes them much more portable.