Social media makes linking awfully tough

In a majority of my posts, I link to a lot of folks, but there are times when I wonder what’s the right place to link to. I’d like to be consistent in my linking and perhaps the obvious choice is the person’s website and that’ll probably solve all my problems right there. But what if a person doesn’t actually have a website. Yes, believe it or not there may be someone without a website. But then the question is how can I link to them?

With all the social media “pages” out there, it can be quite difficult to figure out which to link to. Do I choose their Twitter page? Facebook page? MySpace page? LinkedIn page? Which should I choose?

By Ken Yeung

Ken Yeung is a journalist fascinated with the stories of the tech industry and internet culture. He's currently the Technology Editor at Flipboard, where he observes what's happening in the space while also identifying new topics of interest. In addition, he co-hosts the weekly internet show "The Created Economy," which focuses on what's happening to creators and influencers. Previously, he was a reporter for VentureBeat and The Next Web, covering tech startups, the industry's innovations and funding. Ken also has a newsletter you should also subscribe to called "Filed."