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5 Highly Effective Hashtag Tracking Methods

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Hashtags are much more than just a way to make Tweets and Instagram posts more entertaining. You’ve probably seen your fair share of random hashtags thrown onto the end of Tweets and Instagram captions that seem to serve no real purpose. But when used correctly, hashtags can be one of the most effective ways to track your social media marketing campaigns, brand influence and a lot more. ASoUE.

The Brave New World of Crisis Communications

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Crisis communications in our always on, online world is not a spectator's sport. Make sure you are prepared to respond when a crisis hits. The post The Brave New World of Crisis Communications appeared first on Spin Sucks.

#CMAD IS TODAY! Watch the Livestream!


Community Manager Appreciation Day is today!  We have a full lineup of sessions all viewable through the Twitter stream – follow along below and thank a community manager today! 10am Panel Discussion: Community, Technology & The Money Trail with Cesar Castro , Luke Sinclair , Joe Cothrel , and David Spinks (Session Sponsor: Salesforce Community Cloud). 45pm Wrap-up and The CMAD Cheers !

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Twitter: 12 Million Inauguration Tweets Friday, 11.5 Million Women’s March Tweets Saturday

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Twitter saw almost as many tweets about the women’s protest marches in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country Saturday as it did about Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump. The social network said in a Twitter Data tweet  Friday afternoon that 12 million tweets were sent that day related to the inauguration, peaking at 58,000 tweets per minute at 12:02 p.m. 12 million Tweets have been sent so far today related to the #Inauguration. Peaked at 58k Tweets sent per minute at 12:02pm EST. — Twitter Data (@TwitterData) January 20, 2017.

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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Jack Dorsey Explains Glitch That Caused Twitter Users to Automatically Follow @POTUS

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey  explained a glitch that led some users to automatically follow the @POTUS  account that was taken over by President Donald Trump  Friday. Dorsey said in a series of tweets (embedded below) that as part of the transition from former President Barack Obama to Trump , followers of @POTUS prior to Friday’s inauguration were slated to follow both @POTUS and @POTUS44 , where the tweets from the Obama administration are archived. Readers: Were any of you affected by this glitch? All: we investigated what happened here, and we made some mistakes (which have been corrected).


48 Hours with Snapchat Spectacles: Our Full Review and 5 Tips to Create Better Snaps

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Spectacles are the first hardware product from the company formally known as Snapchat. The camera-equipped glasses were announced in September 2016, at the same time as Snapchat became Snap Inc. and rebranded itself as “a camera company.” Spectacles are only available via Snapbots – yellow vending machines dropped in random (often remote) locations. Then, it happened! Your hands!

Twitter Converts Vine Website Into Archive

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Vine may be gone , but Vines live on. Twitter announced last October that it would discontinue looping-video application Vine , adding in December that Vine would be replaced by a pared-down app called Vine Camera. That transition occurred Jan. However, Twitter quietly turned  into an archive of Vines from 2013 through 2016, which users can search: By year—2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016.

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How to Come up With More Than Enough (Great) Ideas for Your Blog


Do you ever sit staring at your computer screen, wondering what the heck you’re going to post about? Maybe you scramble around for an idea – any idea! – and then rush into it. Or maybe you give up, and you don’t write a post at all. Coming up with enough ideas for your blog can be daunting, whatever stage you’re at. Some bloggers also have some unhelpful hang-ups around ideas and inspiration.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

YouTube and Facebook Take Different Approaches to Paying Creator Community- Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Facebook may end large contracts for live video creation while YouTube adds a new way for the creator community to make money from their fans. Google+ surprises most and announces a few new updates, all in this week’s edition of Social You Should Know. Facebook May Not Renew Live Video Contracts with Media Partners & Celebs. Only time (and algorithms) shall tell….

PB177: How to Build Traffic and Momentum on Your Blog After a Blogging Slump


Six Ways to Boost Traffic on Your Blog. In today’s lesson, I want to talk about getting your traffic kick started in the new year. In this lesson, I want to give you 6 things you can do to hopefully boost your traffic a little and to hopefully get it back to where it was or even higher. So if you’re looking for a boost in traffic – today is for you. BuzzSumo. Tips on Creating Guest Content.

"Alternative Facts" Are Not Facts, Netflix Dominates Our Lives And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio , if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what's going on in the digital world. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel. This week we discussed:  . What is "fake news"? We live in strange times. Netflix. Amazon ?).