An Extensive List of “How To” Social Media Tools

Mashable, All That’s New on the Web blog, is one of my favorite for online resources. Mashable writer, Pete Cashmore  assembled a great list of 39 social media tools that can be used for ad agency new business.

Google How-Tos

  1. How to Sync Google Services With Your Mobile Device
  2. HOW TO: Use Google Reader Like A Rockstar
  3. HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Google Maps
  4. How to Preview New Google Chrome Features
  5. How to Install Google Chrome Greasemonkey Scripts (Windows Only)
  6. HOW TO: Optimize a Pre-Existing Google AdWords Account

FaceBook How-Tos

  1. HOW TO: Add Facebook Connect to Your Blog in 8 Minutes
  2. HOW TO: Search for Facebook Images Based on Shape, Color, Keywords

Twitter How-Tos

  1. HOW TO: Build Community on Twitter
  2. HOW TO: Win Friends and Twinfluence People
  3. How to Improve Your Twinfluence and Twitter Grade
  4. HOW TO: Quiet the Twitter Noise
  5. HOW TO: Go Back in Time, Twitter-style
  6. HOW TO: Turn Your Photos, Videos and Tweets into Stories
  7. HOW TO: Use Twitter for Social Bookmarking
  8. HOW TO: Track Expenses Using Twitter
  9. HOW TO: Auto-Follow People on Twitter

Blogging How-Tos

  1. How to Live Blog a Conference
  2. HOW TO: Convert Your Blog Into a Podcast on iTunes for Free
  3. HOW TO: Use Your Blog’s Domain as a Lifestream
  4. HOW TO: Market to Bloggers According to Timothy Ferriss

Online Videos How-Tos

  1. How to Live Stream Your Life: 20+ Tools and Resources
  2. HOW TO: Create Online Video That Works
  3. How to Master Screencasts in Seven Steps
  4. HOW TO: Add Live Video to Your Applications (Stickam API)
  5. HOW TO: Convert Videos for Your iPhone (or Any Mobile Device)
  6. How to Get Incompatible Videos to Your Apple TV Without Lifting a Finger

Social Networking How-Tos

  1. HOW TO: Save Time With Website Registration and Profiles
  2. How to Connect Your Email Address to Your OpenID Account
  3. HOW TO: Get the Most Out of StumbleUpon
  4. HOW TO: Get the Most Out of FriendFeed
  5. HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Technorati
  6. How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

Business How-Tos




  1. How to Track 500 Business Blogs in 10 Minutes a Day
  2. How to Manage Your Social Profiles and Create Virtual Business Cards
  3. How to Build Your Online Brand
  4. How to Execute (Against) Your Resume
  5. HOW TO: Market a Web Company in a Down Economy [Video]
  6. HOW TO: Send Top Secret, Highly Classified Email Over the Web


About Michael Gass

Consultant | Trainer | Author | Speaker

Since 2007, he has been pioneering the use of social media, inbound and content marketing strategies specifically for agency new business.

He is the founder of Fuel Lines Business Development, LLC, a firm which provides business development training and consulting services to advertising, digital, media and PR agencies.


  1. Michael

    This was a great post, worth sharing so I’ve reposted the link over at my blog as well today.

    David Wiggs

  2. Great list Michael! This is perfect for use by my class. Thank you for posting this.

    Happy Friday!
    Ken Jones PhD

  3. Thanks Ken. I’m glad you found it helpful. Have a great weekend!

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