Daily Specials

August 19, 2011 | By

Lessons Learned From a Twitter Robot (Business 2 Community) Are automated tweets really saving you time and effort? Andrew Hanelly discusses the pros and cons of creating a Twitter robot, and how you can optimize the tool for the maximum engagement with your audience. 6 Twitter Changes You Should Know About (PR Daily) Speaking of […]

Daily Specials

August 18, 2011 | By

How CNET Grew 5X on Facebook and Twitter Without Ads (ClickZ) In just over nine months, one person at CNET was able to grow the company’s Facebook fans from 69,000 to 428,000. Read Nathan Bransford’s tips on posting to social media to maximize followers. Protests, Flash Mobs Spark Controversy Over Communications Crackdowns (National Journal) Social […]

Daily Specials

August 12, 2011 | By

Why A Post-Riot Social Media Crackdown is Doomed to Fail ( Steve Ranger offers some commentary on what might happen if social networks are ‘interrupted’ by UK government officials. 12 Ways to be Likeable on Facebook (PR Daily) Up your “likes” by responding to comments (both positive and negative), sharing multimedia content, giving away value, […]

Daily Specials

August 11, 2011 | By

David Cameron Considers Banning Suspected Rioters From Social Media (Guardian) According to UK officials, people are using social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter to organize riots throughout England. The Prime Minister has vowed to do ‘whatever it takes’ to end the violent unrest. Charity Feeds Videos Across Web for Hunger Action Month (ClickZ) Feeding […]

Daily Specials

August 10, 2011 | By

How Governments Deal With Social Media (The Atlantic) A look back (and forward) on social media and its influential role in the political sphere. “If governments are not engaging in social media, they are essentially ceding influence and power,” says Alec Ross, senior innovation advisor to Hillary Clinton. 5 Sure-fire Ways to Produce Winning Social […]

Daily Specials

August 9, 2011 | By

Amidst Chaos, Britain’s Community Newspapers Gather Facts, Clean-up Crews Gather Members, All Online (techPresident) As riots are continuing throughout England, UK residents (and the London Police) are taking to social media to document the mayhem. Simultaneously, Twitter movement #riotcleanup helps mobilize citizens to repair their neighborhoods. Does the Right Hashtag Make A Tweet A Success? […]

Daily Specials

August 8, 2011 | By

Analysis: Dueling Narratives Emerge From Debt Fight (Reuters) In the aftermath of the national debt conflict, a new battle emerges: White House and Republican aides alike are taking to Twitter and other social media to win over a frustrated public. Foundation Converts Young Professionals Into Philanthropists (Washington Post) Northern Virginia Community Foundation’s ‘Future Fund’ uses […]

Daily Specials

August 2, 2011 | By

Debt limit debate key players: Social media (CBS News) Citizens and Congress alike turned to social media networks to express their views throughout the debt ceiling negotiations – the latest example of the growing importance of Twitter, Facebook and other outlets in advocacy. Thinking Beyond the ‘Like’ (ClickZ) 10 tips for engaging and retaining your […]

How to Tweet like a Celebrity

August 1, 2011 | By

Cross-posted from the Adfero Group blog By Kalee Miller of Adfero Group Obviously, the list of reasons to use Twitter are endless. These reasons could range from promoting thoughts, ideas or people, to updating followers on news and events or keeping up with current trends. I personally use the site for all of these reasons, but […]

#Social Congress: Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill

July 26, 2011 | By

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) today released the first study of congressional staff views of social media, and how it is being used by Congressional Offices. #SocialCongress:  Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill shows that most Members of Congress have thoroughly integrated social media into their communications operations, and are using new […]