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25 ways to use Facebook, Twitter & Storify to improve political coverage. Social media has become a powerful tool for journalists covering elections.

25 ways to use Facebook, Twitter & Storify to improve political coverage

It’s given journalists a way to see how politicians and campaign staffers are interacting with voters and sharing news. And it’s helped them find local voters and get a better sense of what their audience wants in election coverage. As the Republican primary season intensifies, here are 25 tips on how journalists can use Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Google, LinkedIn and other tools to improve coverage leading up to — and on — Election Day.

Facebook See how politicians are targeting local voters. Twitter. Creditor Moves to Dismantle Copyright Troll Righthaven. Marc Randazza The financial woes of Las Vegas-based copyright trolling firm Righthaven worsened Saturday when one of the defendants it unsuccessfully sued for infringement asked a judge to allow seizure of the firm’s assets — with the help of the U.S.

Creditor Moves to Dismantle Copyright Troll Righthaven

Marshals, if necessary. The legal filing dropped moments after the Friday deadline expired for the litigation factory to pay defendant Wayne Hoehn $34,000 in legal fees. Hoehn successfully defended himself against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit seeking large damages for posting the entirety of a Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial to a small online message board. Righthaven had asked U.S. An earlier deadline passed last month, prompting Judge Pro to reset it for Friday, a decision a federal appeals court let stand last week. News developers worried about new cost to use Google Maps. 10 common video storytelling mistakes (and how to avoid them) Limited use of sharing buttons shows people’s desire to share links privately. Despite the social sharing buttons ubiquitous on news stories and other Web pages, the dominant method of sharing is still the old-fashioned copy-and-paste of a page URL.

Limited use of sharing buttons shows people’s desire to share links privately

AddThis, which provides sharing tools embedded on 10 million websites, says between 70 and 95 percent of all link-sharing occurs by copying and pasting a URL, not by clicking a button on the page. In some cases this has the same effect, if someone copies and pastes a URL into Twitter instead of clicking the embedded tweet button. This Sunday: Tweeting the Issue. Like some people, I have misgivings about Twitter. Not a philosophical quarrel. It’s more that I’m just not very good at tweeting. Let’s take news apps out of the newsroom and create products instead of content. Meet the journalist behind Tumblr's rise. By Alex Kantrowitz, contributor FORTUNE -- Mark Coatney is Tumblr's secret weapon. The former Newsweek editor moved to Tumblr in July 2010 and assumed the role of Media Evangelist.

Tablets Drive Deeper News Consumption [STUDY] Tablet owners tend to consume a greater variety and volume of news on their devices, and tablets' visual, interactive features encourage in-depth exploration, according to a joint study from Starcom MediaVest and the online division of the BBC. Seventy-eight percent of respondents said that they read more news stories and follow a greater variety of news topics. Night owls read news on tablets, as mobile overtakes computer for at-home browsing. ComScore A new report from comScore shows nearly three out of five tablet owners (58 percent) consume news on their tablets at least occasionally. Twenty-two percent do so almost daily. The report also breaks down the times of day people are most active on different devices. The patterns largely confirm conventional wisdom, but the illustration is helpful nonetheless.

Smartphone and tablet browsing spike early, about 8 a.m., as people awaken. Computer traffic peaks slightly later, around 9 a.m. Computer traffic stays strong through the morning, peaks again at lunch time, and falls sharply in the evening.Tablet traffic sags through the afternoon, but surges to its highest point from about 8 p.m. to midnight (notably, tablets account for more news traffic than either computers or smartphones during that period).Smartphone traffic is remarkably even throughout the day. People use computers, smartphones and tablets at different times of day. Tags: Audiences, iPad, Mobile, Tablets. iPad’s dominance of tablet usage, even 1.5 years later, is astounding.

How many dozens of Android tablets have been announced?

iPad’s dominance of tablet usage, even 1.5 years later, is astounding

Plus the BlackBerry PlayBook and HP’s TouchPad? And yet, among tablets, Apple’s iPad represented 97.2% of U.S. tablet web traffic in August, according to comScore. That is incredible dominance, given that it’s already been 1.5 years since the iPad went on sale. That said, it’s still early. Paul Berry: HuffPost for Facebook. HuffPost has a long history of deep and innovative integration with Facebook.

Paul Berry: HuffPost for Facebook

In 2009 we launched HuffPost Social News, which let Facebook users who are HuffPost fans share more easily with each other and follow their friends' activity across the site. At the beginning of this year we challenged ourselves to build the next generation of this integration. We were inspired by Zynga, which radically changed the game industry by building from the ground up on Facebook's platform.

The five "breakpoint" widths adopted by the Boston Globe responsive web design. #sndstl. Before Netscape: the forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s. When Tim Berners-Lee arrived at CERN, Geneva's celebrated European Particle Physics Laboratory in 1980, the enterprise had hired him to upgrade the control systems for several of the lab's particle accelerators.

Before Netscape: the forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s