Tag Archives: Social Media

How Journalists Should Set Up Google+ Profiles

A properly set-up profile is what makes Google+ effective for an individual journalist looking to establish a brand online or cement their brand in a Google search. You need to have the right info on display to ensure people can … Continue reading

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How news brands can get started on Facebook Timeline

Facebook has debuted Timeline for pages. Here’s what news brand page managers need to do to get brand pages ready for primetime. Continue reading

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I’m more than a Twitter Monkey

I’m relieved to be out of my social media editor roles because I’ve been worrying about my future and the future of the social media role at news organizations, for lots of reasons. Continue reading

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Moving into the terrifying new something

I’m leaving the Huffington Post to take on a challenge that’s so different from anything I’ve ever done, I want to start breathing into a paper bag just thinking about it. I need to get back to learning and challenging myself – and I think this next step is just what I need to grow as a journalist. Continue reading

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Holy engagement, Batman! How HuffPost blew up the State of the Union on Facebook

How did The Huffington Post get 32,694 Likes, 2,525 comments and 4,268 shares on Facebook for Obama’s State of the Union address? How about a sort of Facebook take on live-tweeting? It was an experiment, to be sure, but it seemed to work out well. Continue reading

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How to Maintain a Safe, Positive and Public Facebook Life

Tips for maintaining a safe, positive and public Facebook life. Continue reading

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How To Set Up Facebook Subscribe For Journalists

Facebook Subscribe allows Facebook users to share their public updates with other users, even if they are not friends. I’ve created this step-by-step guide for users who want to take advantage of this feature without putting their own privacy at risk. Continue reading

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B.S. Detection for Journalists

Eds Note 10/5: It was brought to my attention that the links in this slideshow are not clickable in the embed here. I included them all below this post.  Ever see a tip that’s too good to be true (it … Continue reading

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What if we’d had today’s social media on 9/11?

If today’s social media had been around, those who perished on September 11, 2001 could have been the storytellers of their own history. Continue reading

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WaPo arrives late to NATO story on social media

On August 6 around 2 a.m. local time, a NATO helicopter carrying U.S. Special Forces troops crashed in eastern Afghanistan. The Washington Post had a reporter in person and on the story – but it took a long time for … Continue reading

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Facebook comments can’t guarantee a lack of anonymity

There’s a conventional wisdom out there in the online journalism world that: 1.) News site comments will automatically be better if people have to use real names, and 2.) Using Facebook for your comments will accomplish this. I’ve said many … Continue reading

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The Bin Laden story and real-time engagement

Please allow me to think aloud on the past 15 hours. We all acknowledge that the news of Osama bin Laden’s death broke on social media. We’ve all got stories about Twitter’s impact, roundups of Twitter reactions, tweet timelines and Storification galore … Continue reading

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