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Using Twitter to Disseminate News Without a News Release

Spin Sucks

I’ve never been a fan of the news release. I’ll go ahead and put it right out there. In fact, earlier this year, I wrote, “ No One Cares About Your News Release ” when asked if it was OK to post your news release, verbatim, on your blog. That’s why I was so interested to read Peter Himler’s , “ Can Twitter Displace the News Release?

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Social Media News & Updates: September


Pages will be able to create ads for desktop and mobile News Feed to boost awareness of events and drive responses. Facebook Updates News Feed:  Facebook now shows more timely stories from friends and pages. Blog Social Media Updates marketing for small business social media Social Media Marketing Social Media News This is how the new event ad will look on the mobile New Feed.

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Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

The Pew Research Center’s The State of the News Media 2012 is out and the section on What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News makes for an interesting read. The figures on where users get their news links from is already being covered as a sign that Facebook and Twitter may not be as strong of a news source as previously thought. Social Media

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Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter

Spin Sucks

We try it all first and take our learnings and apply them to that of our clients. A few weeks ago, a client asked if we should try Twitter Lead Generation Cards  for their business. Just Follow on Twitter? You see the author, a lead at a very well-known firm, thinks those of us who run agencies should only follow people on Twitter—not engage, respond, or even tweet. She agreed.

How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

Convince & Convert

#SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO. Twitter’s board of directors began the search back in June, after former chief executive, Dick Costello, stepped down. With Dorsey now running Twitter on a permanent basis, there has been some discussion about leaving his other company, payments behemoth Square , behind. Only time will tell. Microsoft Event. Tech blogs.

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The Most Popular and Active News Brands on Instagram

Adam Sherk

Now that Instagram web profiles have been around for a few months I thought I’d check in on the participation and activity of major news brands. keep coming across things like the Simply Measured study showing that 59% of top brands are now active on Instagram and the news that Instagram has surpassed 100 million active users. Breaking News 65,471 84 339. News 53 2 14.

Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it. For instance Google News factors in how often articles from particular sources are clicked on in determining user trust.

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Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter? What Twitter tools do you use to manage your relationships; and does the tool matter? asked these questions to seven Twitter users who collectively follow 2.3 Twitter lists are like Google+ circles. love Twitter lists. treat Twitter like TV and radio stations. Media Twittermillion.

LOL News Stories

Spin Sucks

The news lately has been pretty depressing.  Between the wars, Mother Nature, and radiation leaks, it seems you can’t escape right now.  So I’m bringing you two LOL news stories. BUT that doesn’t top my favorite news story this week. That, in itself, is funny news to me but the kicker comes from the snake’s twitter feed.  asked Obama to laughter. How about you?

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Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Blog Facebook Google Social Media Marketing Twitter Bing Groups you admin section install-app ads linkedin MoPub new twitter profile news feed algorithum rich LinkedIn snippets youtube

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5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

What are news organizations doing to increase user activity and engagement on their Facebook pages? Here are five good ideas for news media Facebook pages: 1) Use Geotargeting. It’s a good fit for broadcast too, as local news stations often share user comments from their Facebook pages (and Twitter) on the air. 4) Host Live Chats. But it is good to experiment. What Else?

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Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? It’s been a year since I took an early look at engagement rates for news organizations on Google+ , so I thought I’d revisit the topic and do a fresh comparison. used the same news organizations as last time with a few changes and additions, bringing the list to 48. 394.04. 2 BBC News 147.34

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How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. And you can use a variety of apps to automatically tweet that news ( Hootsuite and Buffer are tops)! love Twitter for media relations.

Six Sources for Nonprofit News


———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news. Many of us have our own curation practice, but one of the most efficient I have is to keep an eye on those in our community who are curating the news for us. It’s the most efficient means of reading the nonprofit news that I need to know. must-read. Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Facebook testing Timehop-like feature to surface past news feed posts – Facebook is testing a new feature that will help users surface old posts from their Timeline (AllThingsD). Twitter. Foursquare. Buffer.

Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?


As previously discussed in my post “Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?” ,  I am following up with an more in-depth look at Twitter and why your business should make use of this social media channel. There are about 1 billion registered Twitter users, with 241 million monthly active users. The average Twitter user has 208 followers. Build credibility.

Media Relations Without the News Release

Spin Sucks

When you have put a lot of time and effort into creating a news release, it can be hugely frustrating when you can’t get hold of journalists, or the story is turned down by your target publications. Placing thought leadership or advice comments can be more time efficient than the intense and lengthy news release pitching route. Four ways to gain media coverage without a news release.

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Video Ads Expand Outside U.S.

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: Users can now share multiple photos on Twitter via web and the Android app. Twitter. Facebook. Facebook to expand video ads to seven countries outside U.S. Instagram. ” (AllFacebook). Pinterest.

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Twitter and DMCA violations

Janet Fouts

A little while ago people were making a fuss about freelance author @RunOlgaRun who noticed a joke she posted on Twitter being shared without credit. She asked Twitter to take it down as a violation of her copyright and they responded by replacing the tweet in violation with the text. BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is hiding tweets reported stolen. Plagiarism is bad. Be good.

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Debuts New Ad Types, Vine Gets Direct Video Messaging

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube: Vine adds direct messaging via video (photo: Vine blog). Twitter. Twitter doubles down on TV in Europe – last week Twitter purchased two TV analytics companies, France’s Mesagraph and the U.K.’s Facebook.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?

The Week’s Biggest Social Media News

Spin Sucks

The Week’s Biggest Social Media News. Twitter Moments. On Monday, Twitter announced “Moments,” its long-awaited curation tool. Moments is on the Twitter home page between notifications and messages. Twitter Polls. And speaking of the Twitter home page, they  really want you to hang out there versus a desktop app, such as Hootsuite. Boring.

Why Instagram Stories is Actually Good News for Snapchat

Convince & Convert

Instagram Stories is actually good news for Snapchat. The same thing happened with Facebook (which of course was only available to youth at its inception, and as it became ubiquitous was largely abandoned by that audience). I’d argue growth and breadth didn’t do Twitter any favors, either. From an operations perspective, that’s all good news. Defection Ahead.

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. want to learn my friends’ latest news and chit chat. 2. want my subscribers to read milestone announcements and other big news that I think the world should know. 3. Twitter in 2013. Strategy Facebook LinkedIn Twitte

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Email is Dead, Twitter’s Amplify Now on Movie Screens

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn: Facebook’s new ad campaign structure. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker ABC China Facebook Facebook ad campaign Facebook email Google LinkedIn Promoted Accounts social media news Twitter Twitter Amplify

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests Mobile-Ad Network, Twitter Launches Card Analytics

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest and Snapchat: Pinterest now supports GIFs. Facebook, Twitter, Google. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker Facebook GIFs marijuana ads mobile ad network Pinterest Snapchat Twitter Twitter card analytics

Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News

Ari Herzog

You are never asked to like the company on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Are Facebook and Twitter less important in 2011 as they were in 2009? If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News in your browser. Related articles you may enjoy: Did Twitter Kill Blellow? Syndicating FourSquare to Twitter.

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches Paper, Twitter Tweaks Homepage Search, Foursquare Now Delivers

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare: Facebook launches mobile app Paper. Twitter. Facebook. Foursquare. Any social media updates we missed? And have you checked out Facebook’s Paper yet?

Twitter Basics: How To Get Started On Twitter For Business


What Makes Twitter Different. On Twitter, you’ll find friends and family as well as celebrities, companies and strangers who may share your interests. News networks (like @AP and @CNN ) will post breaking news announcements, companies may hold giveaways, celebrities post announcements on what they’re working on and everyone has conversations! Branding.

Social Media News & Updates: February


Place Tips in News Feed: Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you’re at and will show at the top of your news feed.  It will include photos and posts that your friends have shared. TWITTER: Enhanced Ad Options – Quick Promote. You can now capture, edit and share videos of up to 30 seconds right from your Twitter app. Twitter

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Twitter Inks Pact With CBS News to Live-Stream Republican, Democratic National Conventions

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter reached an agreement with CBS News  to live-stream its coverage of the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention. CBS News  previously teamed up with Twitter on a Democratic presidential debate Nov. Twitter told Kurt Wagner  of Re/code  details of the arrangement were still being hashed out, including potential advertising during the live-streams, and the social network would not comment on whether it was paying for the streaming rights to the two conventions. 14, 2015, and a Republican presidential debate Feb.

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Facebook Acquires Oculus VR

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook and Twitter: Twitter rolls out photo tagging. Twitter. Facebook. Foursquare. LinkedIn. Klout. Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches FB Newswire, Acquires Motion Tracking App Moves

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and Pinterest: Facebook. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends” Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches New Profile Design and Buys Android App Cover. LinkedIn.

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Twitter Needs Stronger Conversations, Not Longer Spam

Geoff Livingston

Barrack Obama types in the first presidential Tweet with Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey watching. The Internet is abuzz about how to fix Twitter. The real issue is how can Twitter break out of a slump that has the social network stymied with no growth, quarterly losses, and lackluster engagement. Is It Really News? Twitter’s issue is not maximum tweet length.

Learn Twitter From Justin Bieber

Ari Herzog

Does it surprise you that pop star Justin Bieber is ubiquitous on Twitter? Retweeting is how news about the recent Egyptian revolution spread across Twitter. Given Justin’s 7,677,139 Twitter followers (and granted everyone likely wasn’t glued to Twitter at that moment in time), it’s notable that the tweet mentioning Scooter and Gena was retweeted 100+ times.

Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Signs Ad Deal, Twitter Bans Porn on Vine

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Reddit: Facebook. Twitter. Twitter bans porn videos on Vine  - last week Twitter officially banned pornographic content on Vine (CNN). Facebook updates Paper app for iPhone. Pinterest. Reddit. Let us know in the comments below.

Huge News For Live Streaming Video

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Huge News For Live Streaming Video. Twitter Uploaded Video. And, not to be left out, Twitter announced that native Twitter videos, as well as Vines, will also be able to last up to 140 seconds, up from 30 seconds and 6 seconds, respectively. Post date: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 7:00am Tags: Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Blab Live Video Streaming Video