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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

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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

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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

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Rooting out our readers

Thanks to the Association of Alternative News Media and Online News Association for inviting me to present at its ONA Digital Camp in San Francisco on Saturday. The group included … Continue reading

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Storify Success Stories:Think 49ers, Lady Gaga and Gay Rights

What do the San Francisco 49ers, Lady Gaga and gay rights have in common? They each have given us great fodder for Storify stories lately. Lady Gaga fans handed us … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Why Journalists should be happy about Facebook search

I have yet to try out the new “Graph Search” which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning at Facebook headquarters, but already, I am saying ‘Bring it on! This … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scheduling Automated Posts to Facebook: The Pros & Cons

One of the greatest dilemmas for Social Media Editors and anyone trying to keep their readers informed  in this  digital world is this: Our biggest audience is tuned in to … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t fall for the Humpback Hoax

 Yesterday, I saw that a Facebook friend had liked a photo of a diver floating beside a humpback whale. Accompanying the photo, was a touching post, describing the rescue of … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Social Media New Year’s Resolutions

My New Year’s Social Media Resolutions: 1. I will use Google + Hangouts more frequently to interview reporters about stories they are covering. Google + Hangouts are an easy way … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 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