2011: The Best in Social Media – Vote Today!

When I first started with social media, the most valuable website I found to help educate me was Mashable. That still holds true today.

Mashable is simply the most comprehensive and informative website around—especially for tech and social media—and they have a very engaging crew of writers. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and you’ll see what I mean. (Ben Parr is my favorite.)

With the end of the year approaching, Mashable just announced their nominations for the 2011 Mashable Awards, honoring “the best in digital media, companies and personalities.” And, you get to have your say.

Copy of Mashable's own awards logo

Voting is open now and will be until December 16. You can vote once per category per day. Vote for your favorites in:

  • Social media
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Entertainment

Even if you don’t want to vote, check out the nominees list. You’ll learn about:

  • New people to follow on Twitter
  • Companies who are hot in digital media or great at promoting a good cause
  • The best apps for phone, tablet, web and video
  • The most innovative uses of social media for marketing, and much more

Don’t forget to go back and visit Mashable regularly (if you don’t already). It really is one of the greatest sources of social media and technology information on the web.

And, since one of my favorites is on the nominations list, I recommend that you follow Cory Booker on Twitter. He’s the mayor of Newark, NJ—that’s right, I just told you to follow the mayor of Newark. Trust me, he is a regular guy…wait, scratch that, he’s an extraordinary man who will help restore your faith in politicians. Hmm…that’s a tough order. He’ll at least make you wish he was running your town or state.

Have fun exploring and don’t forget to vote!

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