Panel

Curtis McHale (twitter github blog)
Reuven Lerner (twitter github blog)
Ashe Dryden (twitter github blog)
Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)

Discussion
42:46 - Social Media Panel Activity Levels

SaneBox

03:12 - Primary Social Networks

Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn

04:07 - LinkedIn

Recommendations
Job Leads
Resume
@ProBlogger: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money with the Amazon Affiliate Program

10:25 - Twitter

Censorship
Visibility

16:54 - Facebook

Games
Facebook Ads
Rob Walling: The 5 Minute Guide To Cheap Startup Advertising

22:10 - Social Media Management Apps

Tweetbot
HootSuite
Buffer
Instapaper
If This Then That (IFTTT)
Pinboard

24:57 - Automated Tweeting
27:47 - The benefits and pitfalls of using Twitter

Is that Owned Content Worth Anything? - Curtis McHale
Building and maintaining relationships

31:45 - Google+

Google+ Communities
SEO Benefits
Google Authorship

35:15 - Forum Sites

Reddit
/r/freelance
FreelanceSwitch
Hacker News
Harassment and bullying
Paul Graham: What I’ve Learned from Hacker News

43:11 - Membership Sites

5000bc
Dynamite Circle

Picks

HappyCow: Vegetarian Restaurants, Vegan Restaurant, Natural Health Food Stores  (Reuven)
Mouseflow (Reuven)
Python Module of the Week (Reuven)
xkcd: Is It Worth the Time? (Jeff)
78,000 Apply for A One-Way Ticket to Colonize Mars | Singularity Hub (Jeff)
Favstar (Ashe)
feedly (Ashe)
TripIt Pro (Ashe)
Chrome Messenger Bag (Curtis)
Philips O’Neill Over-Ear Flex Headphones (Curtis)
Review - Philips O'Neill The Stretch Headphones - Curtis McHale (Curtis)
Ergotron Monitor Stand (Curtis)
Authority by Nathan Barry (Chuck)
Candy Crush Saga (Chuck)

Next Week
Handling Prospects' Poor Technology Choices with Jevin Maltais
Transcript
CHUCK: My daughter put, "My dad's job is cutting the grass," and my son put, "My dad's job is working..."

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CHUCK: Hey everybody, and welcome to Episode 64 of the Freelancers Show! This week on our panel we have, Curtis McHale.

CURTIS: Hello!

CHUCK: Reuven Lerner.

REUVEN: Hello there!

CHUCK: Ashe Dryden.

ASHE: Hi there!

CHUCK: Jeff Schoolcraft.

JEFF: What's up!

CHUCK: I'm Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv. And this week, we're going to be talking about "Social Media" for freelancers. How active are you guys on your social media?

ASHE: I'm on a limb here and say I'm probably the most prolific Squidoo-er of all of us.

CHUCK: I would guess you're right.

[laughter]

CURTIS: I'd certainly go into heads down mode, probably once a day or I don't post anything for extended extended periods.

CHUCK: Yeah. I put funny odds and ends that people say on Twitter and then I do interact with people on Twitter. So if you tweet at me, then I'll probably reply if you say something that is more interesting than just yes or no. But other than that, I'm really not on there too much.

REUVEN: So I'm going to be at the other end of the spectrum from Ashe, and I think I might have not tweet once. I'm starting to get convinced that it's worth doing, but so far, that's like -- once you are sent out a note on Facebook, so in everyone, thanks for all the happy birthday wishes. So if there's anywhere I'm active at all, it's on LinkedIn. But even there, it's pretty moderate.

CHUCK: Wow.

CURTIS: Yeah, on Facebook, I always checks as my wife were saying happy birthday. So I'm going to get like a million updates in a day, and they all email me because I check it so infrequently that I just have it set to "email me".

CHUCK: Yeah, mine set to "email me", and then I use "SaneBox", and SaneBox sorts it all off so I never see them anyway.

[laughter]

ASHE: Awesome!

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