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10 Ways to Connect with the BlogTalkRadio Community

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The BlogTalkRadio community is a tight-knit and congenial group that spans the genres. Each show has its community and those communities mingle with other communities, and it’s all one big happy. If you would like to be more connected with the members of the BlogTalkRadio community, here are 10 ways to connect.

1. Chat Rooms – All BlogTalkRadio shows offer a chat room feature. Some host would rather not be distracted with chats, but the majority of BlogTalkRadio hosts love a lively chatroom. You’ll find the various shows each have their own communities and all are welcoming. BlogTalkRadio’s chatrooms are a favorite way for our hosts to connect.

2. Twitter - Over 7,000 BlogTalkRadio hosts are on Twitter! You’ll find Shaun Daily rocking the BlogTalkRadio Twitter account and you can follow me as well. Do a Twitter search for BlogTalkRadio and you’ll find many members of the BTR team as well as hosts and listeners sharing details about their favorite shows.

3. Facebook - BlogTalkRadio has a Facebook group. For updates or sharing with other members of the BlogTalkRadio community, feel free to join us! BlogTalkRadio also has specific groups for Politics, Entertainment, Books, Technology and more.

4. Ning - Join us as we build up our social network on the BlogTalkRadio Ning. We have a daily discussion, news and updates, photos shared by other members of our community and much more!

5. The BlogTalkRadio Forum – Our BlogTalkRadio forum features areas for hosts helping hosts, equipment recommendations, bragging about shows and accomplishments, and much more. The forum is fairly new and we would love to see you there!

6. The BlogTalkRadio Yahoo Group – We have thousands of members in our BlogTalkRadio Yahoo group and they love to share ideas and advice!

7. MySpace - You’d be surprised at how much of the BlogTalkRadio community has a profile on MySpace. Be sure to befriend BlogTalkRadio on MySpace for news, updates and bulletins.

8. Plurk – Plurk isn’t as popular as Twitter, but we still have a presence there and so should you! Follow BlogTalkRadio on Plurk.

9. Comments – Like a show you just listened to? Comment. Share comments with other hosts and listeners!

10. Blogs - In addition to this BlogTalkRadio Blog, many of our hosts and listeners have their own blogs. Read their profiles and support their online communties.

BlogTalkRadio As a Social Network

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When we talk about social networks,  Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, .Ning and usually come to mind. Most of the Web 2.o crowd think of BlogTalkRadio as a place to listen to diverse programming and host online radio shows, and they’re not wrong. However, BlogTalkRadio is indeed a social network. It’s a lively online social radio community that can be used as a marketing tool, research resource or just a place to make new friends.

BlogTalkRadio offers many ways for  community members to learn, network and interact. For instance, each live broadcast offers the ability for listeners to particulate in a live chat and even to call in to ask questions of hosts and guests. This is a favorite way for members of the BlogTalkRadio community to mingle with like-minded people. The chatrooms are also a worthy networking tool. While spamming the chatroom with links or show pitches is generally frowned upon, many of our listeners do enjoy talking to the people they meet in the chatrooms and take it to the forum or email once the chatroom closes.

Like many social networks, BlogTalkRadio allows its registered members to “friend” other members. There are benefits to befriending others in the BlogTalkRadio community as it’s a way to learn about upcoming shows and events. Members may also send direct messages to each other as a way to connect and carry on a discussion. Like Facebook, BlogTalkRadio friends receive updates when new shows are posted, when friends comment and more.

As a research tool BlogTalkRadio is top notch. With hundreds of shows being broadcast daily, interested parties can listen to hours of programming on a favorite topic or topic. Not only are our hosts experts, but they also interview the best in the field. BlogTalkRadio can be used for research for homework, projects, term papers, blogs, articles and so much more.

Members of BlogTalkRadio also have access to the BlogTalkRadio forum and Yahoo group. The chatrooms are only open for the duration of the live broadcast and direct messages only include two people in the conversation. The forum and Yahoo group allow our members to share and interact at length.

As you can see, BlogTalkRadio is more than a place to listen to online radio. It’s another way to learn, interact, network and make friends online.

How do you use BlogTalkRadio?

Join the BlogTalkRadio Yahoo Group

Whether you’re a host, listener or brand new member of the BlogTalkRadio community, you’ll want to sign up to be a part of our Yahoo! group. Moderated by Christie Sweet, the Yahoo group brings together the members of our community by sharing ideas, offering tips for a more positive BlogTalkRadio experience and giving us a place to congregate. It’s also a great way for hosts to tell other community members about upcoming segments.

If you’d like to know what other hosts or up to, have a question for a member of the BlogTalkRadio team or just want to find new shows to listen to, stop by our friendly Yahoo group. Bet you become a regular!

What’s Going On? July 1st, 2008

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Well, radio fans, I’ve been looking through all of today’s great programming to find some interesting shows to bring to you. I hope I don’t disappoint.

Here’s some highlights:

Online safety is an important issue, especially when it comes to our kids. Dave and Bill welcome Utah’s Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to talk about your kids’ online safety and the Cyberhood Watch. That’s this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST. If you can’t make the show live, do stop by later to catch it on demand.

Tracy Swedlow, host of TV of Tomorrow, welcomes Tom Morgan, chief strategy officer at Move Networks to talk about all the industry-wide developments and keep us up to date with Move Networks’ developments. Tune in today at 1:00 p.m. EST.

On the UFO Show with Aaron Moriarity listeners are welcome to call in or chat about issues pertaining to UFO’s and the paranormal. Today at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Today on Small Business Radio, a subject near and dear to my heart – social networking. Are you Twittering? How about Plurk? Brian Wallace, Founder of NowSourcing, is going to discuss the many benefits of Plurk and everything you need to get started. This is of interest to hosts who wish to promote radio shows, bloggers who wish to promote blogs and people who just like to join in on the online conversation. See you there today at 1:00 p.m. EST.

WAR Radio is featuring an interview with former WWF Announcer Michael Porter. Today at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Camp Rock star Jordan Francis is live on World Talk Live this afternoon at 4:00 EST.

Indie R&B sensation Jayms Madison is a guest on The Rock Prince and Mimbes at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Sixteen year old author Daniel J Carr talks about his book Iris: Destiny when he visits with AngelLesa today at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Doctor MO features an interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins a regular commentator for CNN, Good Morning America , MSNBC, FOX News, NPR, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, and CBS Sports. Tonight at 8:00 EST.

Have a great day, and remember: all of these programs are available on-demand immediately after each broadcast.

Don’t forget to listen while you work!

What's Going On? July 1st, 2008

Create your own BTR

Well, radio fans, I’ve been looking through all of today’s great programming to find some interesting shows to bring to you. I hope I don’t disappoint.

Here’s some highlights:

Online safety is an important issue, especially when it comes to our kids. Dave and Bill welcome Utah’s Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to talk about your kids’ online safety and the Cyberhood Watch. That’s this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST. If you can’t make the show live, do stop by later to catch it on demand.

Tracy Swedlow, host of TV of Tomorrow, welcomes Tom Morgan, chief strategy officer at Move Networks to talk about all the industry-wide developments and keep us up to date with Move Networks’ developments. Tune in today at 1:00 p.m. EST.

On the UFO Show with Aaron Moriarity listeners are welcome to call in or chat about issues pertaining to UFO’s and the paranormal. Today at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Today on Small Business Radio, a subject near and dear to my heart – social networking. Are you Twittering? How about Plurk? Brian Wallace, Founder of NowSourcing, is going to discuss the many benefits of Plurk and everything you need to get started. This is of interest to hosts who wish to promote radio shows, bloggers who wish to promote blogs and people who just like to join in on the online conversation. See you there today at 1:00 p.m. EST.

WAR Radio is featuring an interview with former WWF Announcer Michael Porter. Today at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Camp Rock star Jordan Francis is live on World Talk Live this afternoon at 4:00 EST.

Indie R&B sensation Jayms Madison is a guest on The Rock Prince and Mimbes at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Sixteen year old author Daniel J Carr talks about his book Iris: Destiny when he visits with AngelLesa today at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Doctor MO features an interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins a regular commentator for CNN, Good Morning America , MSNBC, FOX News, NPR, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, and CBS Sports. Tonight at 8:00 EST.

Have a great day, and remember: all of these programs are available on-demand immediately after each broadcast.

Don’t forget to listen while you work!