Social Media, Journalism and “The News Will Find Me”


just posted a great slide deck of a presentation she gave recently on the impact of social media on journalism to the New England Press and Newspaper Association ‘s Winter Conference. The awesome Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0

How Hashtags Are Becoming More Universal

Small Business Mavericks

Hashtags are becoming more and more universal every day. As a way to organize social information on Twitter, hashtags became very popular on that social media platform and still are. What was not expected was other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Google+ picking up on hashtags. Jeremy Page shares his 5-minute-a-day Instagram marketing plan on Search Engine Journal. Unsurprisingly, it involves the use of hashtags. How do you use hashtags?

How to Grow Your Audience With Hashtags for Instagram

Sprout Social

The answer is hashtags. The beauty of hashtags for Instagram is they make your content discoverable and increase your chances of engagement. Aside from getting mentioned by influencers , using hashtags is one of the easiest ways to grow your audience within Instagram.

Can I Have a Word? Five, Actually

Waxing UnLyrical

ET, and of course, just use the hashtag #measurePR. #4: 4: Who’s on a Washington Business Journal list? This happened this past Friday, when I found out I’d been included (at #3) on a Washington Business Journal list of “ 10 CEOs to follow on Twitter.”

Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Launches Bolt, Foursquare Debuts New Logo, Facebook Drops Gifts

The Realtime Report

Twitter testing easier-to-use hashtags – Twitter is testing a feature that will better organize hashtags; it adds an expanded label to some hashtag searches, giving the hashtags “ a sense of legitimacy and order as related to a certain event or subject” (The Wall Street Journal).

A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden

The Realtime Report

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told The Wall Street Journal that the company wants to move away from companies that “ build off of Twitter, to a world where people build into Twitter.” Last month, it introduced its first branded hashtag page in partnership with #NASCAR.

Traditional Media Meets Twitter

Freelance Social Media

As a way to keep track of deals happening at the event the hashtag #swsale was created. Local Twitterers and businesses made #swsale the number 46 trending hashtag on all of Twitter. Kudos to the Journal World for embracing Twitter!

Employers Use Twitter to Find Potential Employees

Freelance Social Media

If you are looking to hire or get hired try using the following hashtags: #jobs #hiring #tweetmyjobs You should also include the city or state you are searching and a hashtag of the industry i.e. accounting, journalism, etc.

Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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Instagram and the news

Sherrilynne Starkie

They discussed the growing influence of social media on photo journalism specifically how Instagram allows real-time news coverage through visual storytelling. Facebook and hashtags at long last. Instagram-logo (Photo credit: JAMoutinho ( almost photographer )).

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Free Tools for Startups to Boost Social Media Presence

Webbiquity SMM

Rite Tag – Find the Right Hashtag For Your Brand. In social media, hashtags are one key way to do just that. Nick Rojas combines 20 years of experience working with and consulting for small to medium business and a passion for journalism to help readers grow.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

She walks through choosing your subject matter, using hashtags, finding industry experts, and growing a following (for example, by attending relevant tweet chats). How to Get More Twitter Followers by leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal.

Social media and Montreal’s student protests

Sherrilynne Starkie

Our objective is to bring the SPVM closer to the community and our use of social media helps us do this,” said Melissa who is a graduate of the University of Laval with a degree in journalism and has been a communications officer with the SPVM since 2004.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

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How to Be Great at Social Media for Financial Services

agora pulse

How to Do Social Media for Financial Services: Gather your Twitter information quickly by using an RSS feed from a reliable source like The Wall Street Journal. Remember, traders, investors and buyers follow hashtags on Twitter. The financial services sector moves at a rapid rate.

Should Your Agency Use Emojis in Social Media? Really?

agora pulse

Did You Know … If you hashtag an emoji on Insta, it will become a live link to see all other Instagram posts that have hashtagged that emoji. “Charlotte, we’re a Fortune 500 institution,” the CEO of a large US corporation said.

How Glossier Built a Cult Following on Social Media


From memes to GIFs to relatable quotes, cute animal pictures and videos and internet hashtags, everything that is part of today’s social media culture has been used by Glossier as content. Hashtags. Glossier used hashtags sparingly in the time period analyzed.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Brian Solis’ Conversation Prism Catalogs The Best Social Platforms by Search Engine Journal. ** 5 STARS. Spread the love around”), reblogging, commenting, using hashtags (yes, “Hashtags are big on Tumblr!”),

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity SMM

Essentially, Google will judge your website by the company it keeps, so try to attach your content to high-authority sites like Forbes and industry-specific trade journals (a key channel in the web presence optimization (WPO) model ). • End with a hashtag, but don’t start with one.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

9 tips for managing Twitter in just 20 minutes a day by Nashville Business Journal. ’ This can be very handy when trying to discover new content or follow a trending topic”) and how brands are likely to respond to this through targeted use of hashtags and keywords.

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21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Infographic: Ten Facebook Page best practices by leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal. Facebook Finally Gets Hashtags: 10 Smart Ways to Help B2B Marketers by Inbound Visibility. Infographic: Facebook ad cheat sheet by leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal. ** 5 STARS.

Why people don’t get Google+

Janet Fouts

Use hashtags so people find your posts through the hashtags. This post in Search Engine Journal points out that “ When businesses join Google+ they are given prime placement on the right hand side of search results, complete with photos and user reviews.”

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7 Types of Questions to Post on Instagram

agora pulse

Most businesses treat Instagram like a photo journal, instead of an opportunity to engage with their followers. Don’t Forget the Hashtags! Whatever questions you use, don’t forget that on Instagram having a quality picture and relevant hashtags are crucial to success.

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Content Marketing Isn’t Always About Content Creation


Unless more organizations wake up, it’s very likely that the remedy for bad journalism and content shock is more and more of it until it becomes too expensive and ultimately people tune it out. This post is by Rich Becker and originally appeared on Words. Concepts. Strategies.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association


For example, when The Writing Thief by Ruth Culham was published, the marketing team sent out targeted e-blasts, purchased external ads, and ran house ads in our journals and publications. We use Hootsuite to track specific hashtags and mentions.

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth

In this article, I’m looking at process vs product journalism, representational democracy falling over, the demise of capitalism, authoritarian aspects of traditional media AND online community hosts e.g. Twitter and the newly found power of Crowd Activism.

#measurePR Recap (June 2018): Lessons from Millennials and Generation X

Waxing UnLyrical

A3 I studied journalism in grad school. Mark your calendars for your monthly dose of measurement talk and use the hashtag #measurePR to join. Guest Post by Danielle Heiny.

How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely

Convince & Convert

” Research from Oregon State University published in Journal of Transportation Safety and Security indicates that drivers are more distracted than ever before.

The 5 Types of Social Media Content You Need to Create

Rebekah Radice

Look to your keywords and hashtags across each social channel. A study by a Journal of Consumer Research found that the human brain responds better to lists that end in zero.

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FTC Social Disclosure Rules

Proactive Report

Referring to the Deutch LA email to employees asking them to tweet about the new PS Vita with the hashtag #gamechanger. source: Wall Street Journal). You can also use the hashtag #client. Last week’s FTC / Deutsch LA settlement sent shivers p many a PR spine.

If Titanic Had Twitter

Social Media Marketing

The Wall Street Journal tallied some of those events and products (" Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Titanic Business 100 Years Later "), such as viewings of A Night to Remember, memorial celebrations in significant locations like Belfast, Southampton and Cherbourg, a Titanic fragrance from salvaged samples of essences carried by a perfume maker who traveled on the ship, recreations of the meals, and much more. Today marks 100 years since the R.M.S.

This Week in Social Media – 8/14/2013

Social Media Marketing

Facebook is becoming more Twitter-like with "Trending Topics" and celebrity recruitment, along with the existing Verified accounts and hashtag features.

Creating Winning Social Media Habits and Goals with an Elite Runner – Tina Muir [SSM024]

Buffer Social

Bullet Journal – The analog system for a digital age. We’d love to connect with you at @buffer on Twitter or with the hashtag #bufferpodcast.

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Association Social Media: International Reading Association


For example, when The Writing Thief by Ruth Culham was published, the marketing team sent out targeted e-blasts, purchased external ads, and ran house ads in our journals and publications. We use Hootsuite to track specific hashtags and mentions.

10 Top Influencers to Guide You through the Social-Media Jungle in 2016

A marketing manager could wake up to discover worldwide approval for a witty tweet, only to face a tidal wave of bad press an hour later because of a hashtag that went wrong. He was named one of the top ten online marketers by Forbes, and a top influencer on the web by the Wall Street Journal. Post by Adi Englander. Social media, like life, is a rollercoaster of ups and downs. It’s full of supporters and fans, as well as friction, surprises and risks.

Jeff Jarvis Shows Off His Public Parts

Twist Image

When he's not doing interesting public media projects with Twitter or hashtags, you can find him working on the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at the City University of New York 's Graduate School of Journalism. graduate school of journalism. interactive journalism program. Episode #271 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. Jeff Jarvis has a sharp tongue.

Using the Right Social Media Language

Proactive Report

Using hashtags also increases your visibility remarkably. This platform is more about a visual journal of sorts. GUEST POST by Mike Falkow, Creative Director of Meritus Media. Social media has become the elephant in the room when it comes to business nowadays.

3 Ways to Improve Your Site’s User Retention

Convince & Convert

In fact, according to Search Engine Journal, Gen Y is eager to participate in a brand’s marketing. The browsing experience is a two-way street. Today, nobody wants to be spoon fed information.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Tracy Gold suggests eight tactics for increasing your Twitter following the right way—gradually building a relevant group of followers by using best practices such as hashtags, retweets and replies, as well as creating and adding followers to lists.

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

Instagram Journal. The Instagram Journal plugin turns Instagram posts into beautiful image galleries for your site. You can even display posts you’ve liked, other accounts, hashtags and more. A creative way to use Instagram Journal is for contests.

17 (mostly failed) Brand Tweets From The Oscars

Convince & Convert

Very strange wording of tweets, as was more of a hashtag hijack than real-time marketing. The hashtag is waaaaaaaay too long though. — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 25, 2013. Well that didn’t take long. In the few short weeks between the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards, it seems dozens of brands (and/or their agencies) have decided to “get themselves some of that real-time marketing!” ” Here’s the deal.

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SMCEDU: Changing Higher Education Through Social Media

Social Media Strategery

You can follow the conversation surrounding social media and higher education under the #SMCEDU hashtag. I follow the #coding and #code hashtags, but I don’t see Twitter being leveraged the way I think it could, as a personal learning network that can answer questions in real-time.

The Best Research Tools for Finding Kick-Ass Content


Check out the following tools, all of which are free, have a free version or come with a free trial: Hashtagify : Not only is Hashtagify great for tracking critical social media influencers, but it acts as a hashtag search engine.