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Twitter Showdown: Mashable Vs. Social Media Examiner

by Lori Taylor · 14 comments

Is David getting closer to Goliath?

Check out this infographic to see how it shakes down on Twitter.

social media consultant, social media examiner, mashable

As an author at Social Media Examiner and a fan of Mari Smith, Amy Porterfield, Jason Falls, Michael Stelzner and Cindy King I have to vote for Social Media Examiner.

While I completely in awe of the juggernaut Pete Cashmore has built – it’s not as rookie friendly as Social Media Examiner. But both are cutting age and it’s sort of like comparing Vogue vs. Vanity Fair or something like that.

If the Gods at Google said you could only read one – who would you pick?

And why?

Leave a comment below and cast your vote. I’d love to know!

Lori Taylor

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Jesus R. Grana March 27, 2012 at 6:47 am

Social Media Examiner has more strategic, real business posts than Mashable for sure – but its a draw when it comes to shameless promotion of Hype as well as unproven and still inefficient Google+

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Alison March 27, 2012 at 7:10 am

I’d go with SME because of their approachability and willingness to engage – Mashable is great for info but SME is way better at building relationships with their fans.

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LoriRTaylor March 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I think you are right – even though they don’t follow anyone at Twitter really – they people running it are GREAT at responding and they run a super tight ship on that.
It’s fun to build relationships within their fan base too.

I’ve met more people FROM doing stuff at SME just by replying to comments.

Lori R. Taylor
Founder & CEO Of REV Media Marketing llc
2012 Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer

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Warren Whitlock March 27, 2012 at 7:22 am

Gooogle has God? No way.

When asked A or B, I usually answer “worth a test”. But in this case the correct answer is BOTH

I read mashable so I can follow the buzz. I teach people to read SME if they want to know about how to use social media for business results

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LoriRTaylor March 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Warren I’ve missed you – you always make me laugh.

The minute they though “Do no evil” everyone should have shuddered…

I agree with you on Mashable for buzz – SME for how to do.

xo
Lori R. Taylor
Founder & CEO Of REV Media Marketing llc
2012 Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer

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BhupeshShah March 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

I think both are equally valuable as sources of information. I find the SME has more posts that are directly applicable to small businesses while Mashable provides a good overview of what’s happening and what’s to come. So both are required reading IMHO.

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LoriRTaylor March 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

That’s a great way to put it – awesome!
Lori R. Taylor
Founder & CEO Of REV Media Marketing llc
2012 Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer

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Get Your Buzz On At My Blog Social Caffeine Twitter/lorirtaylor Facebook/loriraylenetaylor LinkedIn/in/lorirtaylor

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Michael A. Stelzner March 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hey folks!

Thanks so much for your write up. Glade we’re even in the same boat as our friends at Mashable…

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LoriRTaylor March 28, 2012 at 1:26 am

And this is why we love you Michael – and it’s why you are in the same boat as Mashable.
Social Media Examiner = engagement.

You rock!

Lori R. Taylor
Founder & CEO Of REV Media Marketing llc
2012 Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer

Let’s Connect…
Get Your Buzz On At My Blog Social Caffeine Twitter/lorirtaylor Facebook/loriraylenetaylor LinkedIn/in/lorirtaylor

“Be in service to someone for something every day of your life!”

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Meetu Singhal March 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

Very interesting infographic @lorirtaylor

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LoriRuff March 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm

They both have their place and their audience. Interesting how much more pull SME (big city paper) has than Mashable (New York Times) indicated by mentions per tweet. I read both when I have time but I see a lot more activity in my network re SME.

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Ross Densley March 28, 2012 at 7:05 am

As a digital marketer, i find Social Media Examiner tackles more of my constant work problems!

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