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Posted today (6 hours ago)
It’s been a long time coming, but today, Twitter has announced that access to their self-service ad platform has been expanded from 33 countries to more than 200 regions across the world.
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Posted today (6 hours ago)
Change is coming at Twitter. Rumors abound about a possible takeover amidst the ongoing search for a new CEO for the micro-blog giant.
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Posted today (13 hours ago)
Lately social networks like Twitter and Reddit have put restrictions in place to combat pernicious trolling on their sites. Still, some users are just, well, a little annoying, and not worthy of being banned. And, maybe one type of troll requires different action than another. You might be wondering, should you respond, ignore, or boot?
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Posted today (15 hours ago)

GPB

Tough Lessons For Social Media: A GPB Sci-Tech Q&A
GPB
A lot of movie trailers on social media now work this way. All these social networks, along with Google, are in a battle for eyeballs
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The latest reports would have you thinking that Twitter is struggling, that users are turning away, that it’s going no where. But users, of course, are not necessarily investors, and users seem quite happy with how Twitter is travelling.
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Posted on Aug 31, 2015 (2 days ago)
Your social media game is up to snuff – you’ve got plenty of thumbs ups, your Twitter has proven follow-worthy and your fans are clearly into your posts – sharing, retweeting, commenting, etc. But how do you take the relationship with your social media fans to the next level and turn flirtatious likes to loyal love? Here are five tips to transform your friendly followers into devoted customers.
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Posted on Aug 29, 2015 (4 days ago)
Reports are swirling that Twitter's traditional star icon for favorites will soon change to a heart. Is that a big deal? Does it matter either way? On closer inspection you might.
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Posted on Aug 29, 2015 (4 days ago)
With England’s Premier League starting a few weeks ago and the rest of the major European leagues now under way, each week, for the next 6 or 7 months social media will be inundated with references to football. Football players and matches generate millions of social mentions every day with the Manchester United hashtag #mufc alone driving around 1 million mentions per week.
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Posted on Aug 29, 2015 (4 days ago)
Twitter is now taking bookings for it's 2015 Flight mobile developer conference, to be held in October. Here's an overview of some of the key highlights from the initial program.
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Posted on Aug 28, 2015 (5 days ago)

CNN

Social media finds Syrian refugee, provides dad a new start
CNN
But with a boost from social media, an anonymous pen seller in Beirut, Lebanon became a Syrian refugee success story. When Gissur Simonarson, an activist from Oslo, ...
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Posted on Aug 27, 2015 (6 days ago)
A reported 24 million viewers tuned in to the GOP presidential debate in August, making it the highest-rated non-sport cable broadcast in history. The debate itself was co-sponsored by Facebook so it’s no surprise that 7.5 million of its users liked, posted, commented, and shared content with each other 20 million times. When you add Twitter, Snapchat, and other social platforms to the mix, the number of social media engagements during the presidential debates skyrockets.
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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 (7 days ago)
Killer's ultimate selfie: Roanoke horror becoming the new normWashington PostYou may have realized the story had taken another terrible turn by the cries of co-workers saying “Oh my god.” The grief, too, went viral, as WDBJ7 co-workers and loved ones took to Twitter to mourn the murdered journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward.and more »
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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 (7 days ago)
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionTwitter account posts video of Virginia TV shooting, hints at possible motiveAtlanta Journal Constitutionand "(Victim) Adam (Ward) went to hr on me after working with me one time!!!" The account then published a series of videos, from the point of view of the shooter, leading up to and showing the early moments of the shooting, which killed Parker and ...and more »
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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 (7 days ago)
USA TODAYChilling video shows on-air shooting in Virginia from shooter's perspectiveUSA TODAYReporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot and killed during a live TV broadcast at 6:45 a.m. ET near Roanoke, Va. Parker was interviewing local official Vicki Gardner on air. Gardner was shot but not killed. Flanagan, who ... The same ...Va. journalist shooting suspect posts details on Twitter, FacebookWWLall 2,432 news articles »
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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 (7 days ago)
WWLVa. journalist shooting suspect posts details on Twitter, FacebookWWLReporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed during a live TV broadcast Wednesday morning near Roanoke, Va. Flanagan, who was once employed by WDBJ7, was confirmed as the shooting suspect by the August ... The same day, he ...and more »
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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 (7 days ago)

Huffington Post

Small Business and Non-profit Social Media Marketing Strategy
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Social media marketing efforts are quickly shifting to mobile devices. Facebook and Twitter may
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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 (7 days ago)
Upon first glance, Twitter followings and Amish craftsmen appear to have very little in common - putting them in the same sentence may even sound ludicrous. But, crazy as it sounds, the Amish way of life can actually offer a number of valuable insights into how you can jump-start your Twitter growth.
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Posted on Aug 24, 2015 (9 days ago)
Twitter is now actively blocking accounts on the social network that had been preserving the deleted tweets of UK politicians, according to the article "Twitter blocks access to political transparency organisation Politwoops" in The Guardian. 31 accounts that preserved the deleted tweets of "politicians, diplomats, and embassies around the world," are being denied access.
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Posted on Aug 24, 2015 (9 days ago)
Breitbart.com - Found 31 minutes agoThe problem for companies who build social software is that no one is ... hence the government backing.) Twitter, the ultimate glamour stock
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Posted on Aug 22, 2015 (11 days ago)
Like every social platform, there’s a learning curve for how to use Twitter. But also like every social platform, there aren’t any specific rules. The confluence of these two truths can be mind-boggling. Here is a compilation of some dos and don'ts that should help guide your Twitter strategy.
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Posted on Aug 20, 2015 (13 days ago)
New data from Pew Research has found that the proportion of online Americans who use Pinterest and Instagram has doubled since Pew first started tracking social media platform adoption in 2012. Use of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, on the other hand, is now starting to slow.
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Posted on Aug 20, 2015 (13 days ago)
Of all social networks, Twitter produces the largest volume of accessible social data. Every day, millions upon millions of tweets are posted in the form of advertising, customer complaints, political discussions, sports commentary and much much more. But how do you manage and rationalize all that info? Here's some of the best free tools fit for just that purpose.  
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Posted on Aug 19, 2015 (14 days ago)
A former Australian politician created an anonymous Twitter account to voice his extreme and offensive views, often targeting specific individuals, yet hiding under a cloak of anonymity. But he was found out - another lesson in the potential fallout of abusing online communications mediums.
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Posted on Aug 19, 2015 (14 days ago)
The Hill has a pair of recent articles about social media and the still-far-off 2016 presidential election. The first, "Trump towers over 2016 field in social media" by Caroline Kelly and Austin Yack, is a nuts and bolts ranking of the contenders based on their like and follower counts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Posted on Aug 19, 2015 (14 days ago)

Wall Street Journal

How to Read the Room on Social Media
Wall Street Journal
If someone she has met through business requests to friend her on her personal Facebook page, she sidesteps having to reject them by politely steering them to her work
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
Posting live links on Twitter is one of the easiest tasks that you will ever have to engage in. You simply add the link to the Tweets. There is also technology available to help you out with the posting. Most people do not have the time to be so active on Twitter therefore posting is often a challenge, but lucjily there's technology available for you to schedule your posts. Follow these 5 tips on posting live links on Twitter.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
According to a Twitter survey of 14,000 people who engaged with branded customer service Twitter accounts, when brands created personal interactions, 77% of the customers on the receiving end of that personal touch indicated they were likely to recommend that brand.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
Earlier this week, Facebook user Mike Melgaard took to Twitter to respond to critics of Target's decision to introduce gender-neutral sections in their stores - on Target's behalf. The incident highlights just how easy it is to impersonate a brand, and potentially affect their brand reputation, on social channels.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
Search Engine Land has reported that some users are now seeing Twitter results in Google search queries, a significant step in the Google/Twitter relationship. Why is it this deal so significant? Because the potential impacts of tweets in search could have a big bearing on online brand representation.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
Earlier this week, Twitter lifted its character limit on private messages - here are three ways your Twitter game will improve after the character limit lifts.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
Coty Inc. became the first beauty brand to sell a product exclusively on Twitter.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
Get ready to unload a bigger piece of your mind via Twitter – starting today, the micro-blogging giant is removing the 140-character limit on direct messages (DMs) for all users.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 (18 days ago)
Twitter-owned Periscope - one of the two big players in the live-streaming landscape - has released figures which demonstrate specifically how it’s placed. And the numbers are impressive.
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Posted on Aug 12, 2015 (21 days ago)

Politico

Obama's anti-ISIL push falls flat on social media
Politico
At the same event — attended by Google, Facebook and Twitter — the White House outlined a series of events called “technology camps” at which
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Posted on Aug 12, 2015 (21 days ago)
Last night Tinder’s social media manager went hard on Twitter. His cause? Vengeance for perceived slights in a recent Vanity Fair profile of the company and its users. His methods? Revealing sensitive information about potentially at risk users in China and, allegedly, North Korea, insults, and a barrage of tweets about how great Tinder really is.Brought to you by: HR Tech Central
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Posted on Aug 12, 2015 (21 days ago)

UN social media campaign backed by VIPs spotlights humanitarian work in ...
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... is for Facebook and Twitter users to go to the website www.worldhumanitarianday.org and sign up to allow the World Humanitarian Day #ShareHumanity app to post one of the 17 stories on their chosen social media feed for six hours starting Wednesday.

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Posted on Aug 11, 2015 (22 days ago)
" Around 2007 when Twitter first became the cool dev place the only person I could find who actually communicated on it was this recruiting guy whose handle was @animal.Little did I know he was to emerge as social recruiting's brand ambassador. Here's the story behind the man written and shared by the JobBoardDoctor…Brought to you by: HR Tech Central
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Posted on Aug 11, 2015 (22 days ago)

'Shadow Work', Social Media and Robots
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
There is no escaping email, no escaping social media. Professionally, personally – no matter what you say in your Twitter bio that your Tweets do not represent the opinions of your employer – we are always working. Computers and AI do not (yet) mark ...

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Posted on Aug 9, 2015 (24 days ago)
Many have shared a range of feelings with me in regards to Twitter and people tend to default to saying something is 'no good' or 'pointless' if they don't understand it. And with Twitter in particular, I can see how a platform of such scale can be intimidating - but there is a way to simplify your approach to the micro-blog network.  
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Posted on Aug 9, 2015 (24 days ago)
If you hopped on Twitter or Facebook last night, chances are you saw tweets about #GOPDebate. For a few hours, it seemed to be all anyone could discuss, as the nation tuned in to watch a hotly anticipated verbal showdown between ten candidates for the Republican nomination for president. Whichever party viewers felt partial to, one thing was consistent: viewer reaction was strong and vocal.
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Posted on Aug 7, 2015 (26 days ago)
If you’re busy counting up your Twitter followers and wearing that number as a badge of honor, stop. Think about the last time you took a step back from your carefully-composed 140-character messages and asked yourself why you’re so concerned with building a Twitter following.
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Posted on Aug 7, 2015 (26 days ago)
Twitter has released a new ‘Customer Service Playbook’ for brands looking to utilize the micro-blog platform to better service their audience needs. The 126 page book – directly downloadable without sign-up - details ‘how to accelerate impact with customer service on Twitter’ through a range of interviews, tips and case studies - here are some of the highlights.
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Posted on Aug 7, 2015 (26 days ago)
Here’s the good news: Twitter is crackable. You can grow your Twitter following and engagement rate organically. Here’s the bad news: it doesn’t happen overnight or without effort. I’ve compiled a few strategies for amping up your Twitter presence to bookmark and make sure you’re doing regularly over the next few months. After that amount of time and with consistent work, your following is guaranteed to grow.
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Posted on Aug 4, 2015 (29 days ago)
Would Google consider buying up Twitter? That’s the question that’s been gaining traction in recent months, and is building momentum again today. So what are the key benefits and reasons behind such a move, from both sides? 
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Posted on Aug 4, 2015 (29 days ago)
If you're a digital marketer, you're probably already utilizing social media advertising to increase brand awareness and ROI. Facebook Ads and Twitter Cards are already a big part of your marketing mix, but there's still something missing, and it's Pinterest's Promoted Pins. Use this post as a guide to creating an effective Promoted Pins campaign on a budget.
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Posted on Aug 3, 2015 (30 days ago)
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Posted on Jul 31, 2015 (33 days ago)
By far, Twitter’s most basic function is still its best. Twitter gives you the ability to connect with almost anyone in the world, or at least the 280 million global users. However, many small businesses are yet to fully utilise its marketing potential. And it all comes down to seeking out the right people on Twitter, at the right time.
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Posted on Jul 31, 2015 (33 days ago)
With this week's announcement of Twitter's declining growth and press speculation around its potential demise, I feel like I'm losing my best social media friend. Twitter is my favorite platform and the thought of it losing steam as a valuable social media tool makes me very unhappy.
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Posted on Jul 30, 2015 (34 days ago)
By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian. If you follow @Ceridian or any HR analysts on Twitter, you will have noticed over the last couple of weeks that the Twittersphere was buzzing with the hashtag #CeridianINSIGHTS.Brought to you by: HR Tech Central
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