Crowdsourcing is a wonderful phenomenon. You get the input of many as it pertains to a single point/topic.
In this case, crowdsourcing was used to determine the book suggestions for Designing For Social Media; which is a course in the Masters program in Professional and Technical Communication at New Jersey’s Science & Technology University.
It’s an interesting list and one that I fully subscribe to, in terms of being a great foundation for learning about social media and it’s proper uses in both personal and business applications.
Top 20 Social Media Books
- What Would Google Do? – Jeff Jarvis
- Power Friending – Amber MacArthur
- Gonzo Marketing: Winning Through Worst Practices – Christopher Locke
- Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide: Business thinking and strategies behind successful Web 2.0 implementations – Amy Shuen
- Designing for the Social Web – Joshua Porter
- The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future – S. Craig Watkins
- Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience – Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone
- Enterprise 2.0 – Andrew McAfee
- The Cluetrain Manifesto – Rick Levin, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and McKeen Jake
- Visual Thinking – Rudolf Arnheim
- The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success – Lon Safko and David Brake
- Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide – Henry Jenkins
- YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture – Jean Burgess and Joshua Green