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Unraveling Social Media One Tool at a Time

Vine gets some respect in Boston bombings coverage

Whenever I do training about Vine, Twitter’s video app, at least half of the people in the class look at me strangely. Why should they care about a platform that … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twitter burying Tweetdeck mobile and desktop apps

If you are using Tweetdeck on your mobile phone or are using the desktop version in the office, you will want to find a new Twitter management system soon or … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lessons from The Onion

Sunday night’s tasteless Oscar Tweet by The Onion holds a lesson for all of us. Oh, yeah, and there is the¬†obvious teaching moment: “You don’t call a 9-year-old actress by … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Twitter hoax was easy to spot

Here we go again. I just finished holding a session on “Separating Fact from Fiction Online” and then, I read this Twitter hoax story. Today, share prices fell for a … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Media hits the bathroom (and other social media news)

Americans spent 121 billion minutes on social media sites in July 2012, the Washington Post reported this week. ¬†That, the newspaper says, translates to 230,060 years spent posting, liking and … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Twitter Changes Account Passwords

To answer the most common question being asked in my newsroom this morning:Yes. The email you received from Twitter today is real. The San Francisco-based company changed the passwords of … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social Media at funerals/ Tweeting a fallen CHP Officer

Let me begin with a full disclosure here. I am the daughter of a fire chief. When my Dad’s funeral was held in November 2010, I found myself leaning out … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Twitter Tips That Never Get Old

Ann Tatko Peterson, the Bay Area News Group’s Digital Features Editor recently put together this handy list of Twitter tips for growing your audience. They are good reminders. Do you … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 2 Comments