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Ten technical Twitter tips for journalists

Ten technical Twitter tips for journalists
So you think you know Twitter? But do you know how to archive tweets, set up an RSS feed of a Twitter stream or have private group chat? Here are some practical, technical tips to help you: 1. Type to: in the search box on Twitter’s home page to get messages sent to you or to a particular username. Find local tweets using near: and within: This is a tip sent by journalism student Jeroen Kraan @KraanJ when we were discussing Twitter tips on @journalismnews. There is a list of more Twitter advanced search commands here. 2. 3. 4. To add a feed of tweets from a user copy and paste the following, replacing xxxx with the user name. This method doesn’t work for Google Reader but is compatible with RSS readers such as NetNewsWire. To set up a keyword RSS feed use the following URL, replacing Journalism.co.uk / journalism jobs with your search query. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

7 Secrets Of Highly Effective Twitter Power Users Are you pulling your hair out trying to figure out how that person you follow on Twitter is able to respond to what seems like all of her 100,000 followers, tweet interesting links, and find time to be funny once in a while too? Here are 7 secrets of highly effective Twitter power users that you can use to take your tweeting to the next level. Lists When people ask me how they can be “better at Twitter”, one of the first things I tell them is to start using lists. Twitter lists are a powerful way to organize users. Creating or following a list means you can listen to a conversation without having to follow everyone participating in it. Saved searches By creating a saved search on Twitter (over at its advanced search page), you’ll be able to tap into more of a topically-focused conversation that a Twitter lists’s people-focused conversation. Saved searches should include keywords related to your business or reason for being on Twitter. Hashtag chats Dashboards

Augmenter le nombre de ses abonnés sur Twitter | CommentCaMarche « Tweeter » dans le cadre de son activité professionnel, c'est bien... Mais sans une solide base d'abonnés avec lesquels interagir, partager des liens, bons plans, promotions ou autre : animer un compte Twitter est un exercice chronophage, peu rentable et vite démotivant. D'où l'importance de réfléchir, dès votre inscription, à une stratégie efficace pour augmenter rapidement votre nombre de followers. Après avoir clairement identifié les objectifs de votre présence sur Twitter, différentes outils et techniques de communication -internes et externes à la plateforme- sont à votre disposition pour inciter les utilisateurs de Twitter à vous suivre. Améliorer sa visibilité sur Twitter Pour inciter des utilisateurs à vous suivre, vous devez être dans un premier temps être identifié par les membres comme un contributeur pertinent. Définir une « ligne éditoriale » pour son profil Les utilisateurs de Twitter suivent en général des profils correspondant à leurs centres d'intérêts.

Paperlit: A Digital Alternative for Print Publiations Launched in 2009, Paperlit is an Italy based service which makes it easy for newspapers and magazines to bring their voice straight into the digital world, while maintaining the traditional layout used in their print publications. Up until now, it has offered publications the means to be made available on the web, and on iOS and Android devices. Tomorrow it is launching a brand new service which will integrate Facebook into the mix. Paperlit sets itself apart from other services by bringing together the best of both worlds. With the new option of creating a Facebook application, publications now have yet another way to add a social dimension to their online presence. Each publication will have an individual Facebook app, with several important settings under their control. Publications can also allow users to preview publications for free for a specified timeline, after which they must pay for a subscription or purchase an individual issue, with Facebook credits as the form of payment.

Twitter simplifie son interface et crée des pages de marque Le site de micro-blogging annonce pour les prochaines semaines une refonte en profondeur de son interface, plus adaptée au grand public. L'objectif de l'opération est de fournir aux utilisateurs une interface plus claire et plus rapide. L'activité sur le site de micro-blogging sera organisée en trois onglets. L'onglet 'Accueil' affiche les tweets postés par les comptes auxquels l'utilisateur est abonné, ces tweets intégrant dorénavant les conversations auxquelles ils appartiennent mais aussi les photos et vidéos qu'ils partagent. C'est via l'onglet 'Connecter' que l'utilisateur peut à la fois initier une conversation et visualiser qui l'a suivi, mentionné, retweeté ou mis en favori.

Top 5 Tools to Better Time Your Tweets Leo Widrich is the co-founder of Buffer, a smarter way to publish tweets and Facebook posts. He writes more about Twitter tips and tools on the Buffer blog. Follow him on Twitter @LeoWid. When exactly are your best times to tweet? Let’s examine different tools that help determine Twitter metrics. 1. This first tool is certainly my favorite in terms of simplicity. Your best times are determined by two key measures: the performance of your past tweets and when most of your followers will be online. 2. TweetStats is a comprehensive tool that provides more detailed best tweeting times. The app also features a tweet density report. 3. My favorite in terms of algorithm is certainly Tweriod. It is also worth mentioning that the app excludes automation tools, such as Twitterfeed, when determining whether your followers are online — definitely a big plus. 4. Additionally, the app allows for a very comprehensive keyword search. 5. What else is important other than timing?

Quels sont les bénéfices de la corédaction sur twitter et comment la mettre en place Je vous en parlais lundi, nous commençons à tester le cotweet sur le compte @webmarketingcom. D’un point de vu pratique nous utilisons le service Cotweet.com qui permet de gérer facilement plusieurs rédacteurs sur un même compte, de programmer des tweets et d’autres fonctionnalités plus ou moins intéressantes selon l’utilisation que vous faites de Twitter. Quels sont les avantages de cotweeter, comment tirer partie de Cotweet.com… voici notre retour d’expérience… Bénéfices de tweeter à plusieurs sur un même compte… Avant d’aborder l’aspect technique, attardons nous sur les bénéfices que peut apporter la participation de plusieurs rédacteurs sur un compte Twitter. plus de contenu (tweets) ;diversité du contenu (les différents intervenants n’ayant pas les mêmes avis ni les mêmes sources de veille) ;diffusion de contenu de façon plus continuelle. Rendez vous sur Cotweet.com et créez votre compte. Maintenant que tout est paramétré, vous pouvez commencer à tweeter.

100 services à connaître pour mieux utiliser Twitter Dans le vaste domaine des réseaux sociaux, Twitter est l’un des plus connus et reconnus avec Facebook, Linkedin… Après les pays anglophones, Twitter a envahi toute l’Europe. En 2009, seulement 29% des internautes français connaissaient Twitter selon l’IFOP contre 80% en 2010. De là à l’utiliser il y a bien sûr un pas. Nous sommes encore loin d’un usage massif, pour le moment seules quelques dizaines de milliers de personnes sont actives sur le réseau de micro-blogging en France. Ce qui n’est pas le cas ailleurs, les chiffres qui circulent estiment entre 50 et 200 millions d’utilisateurs au niveau mondial. En marge du site lui-même, de très nombreux services ont vu le jour pour faciliter ou optimiser son utilisation. Raccourcisseur d’URL Minu.me : l’utilité des raccourcisseurs d’URL n’est plus à démontrer. Clients : Echofon : Ce client vous offre la possibilité de vous connecter à plusieurs comptes Twitter en même temps sur une même page. Organisation et optimisation Personnalisation :

Découvrez toutes les nouveautés de Facebook A l'occasion de la conférence f8 organisée chaque année par Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg a présenté d'importantes nouveautés du réseau social. Certains changements figurent parmi les plus importants jamais apportés sur la plateforme. 1 - Le profil Le profil va subir un lifting complet, bien plus important que toutes les modifications qu'il a déjà pu connaître. Pour ne pas encombrer le profil, plus l'utilisateur partagera d'informations, plus les informations importantes seront mises en avant. Timeline n'est, pour le moment, disponible que pour les développeurs et il sera optionnel. 2 - Vous ne vous contentez pas d'"aimer" Jusqu'ici, les interactions sur les contenus publiés par les membres de son réseau se limitaient à des commentaires et des "J'aime". 3 - Les applications partageront sans votre consentement régulier Jusqu'ici, une application devait systématiquement demander l'autorisation des utilisateurs avant de publier une information sur leurs profils. Les impacts

Facebook, You're Not a Newspaper Whenever Facebook launches a major re-design, there is a user outcry. Partly that's because Facebook is known for its clumsy and confusing design, partly it's because people are resistant to change. This time round though, the main issue is that Facebook is trying to be something it is not: a newspaper. The change causing all the fuss is to the News Feed, which makes up the primary content on your Facebook homepage. This is nicely illustrated by my own most recent Facebook status update. That's not news - and I wouldn't want it to be a "top story" in any of my friends' Facebook homepages. Facebook claims that with the re-designed News Feed, "you won't have to worry about missing important stuff" and that "the most interesting stories" will be featured at the top of your homepage. This isn't the only recent new feature that points to Facebook's desire to emulate a news network. Don't get me wrong, I applaud many of the changes that Facebook has recently made and is about to make.

A social-media guide for public broadcasters targets the skeptical and the ambitious Even though NPR and PBS have social media policies (while other news organizations choose not to and still others debate their value), hundreds of independent public broadcasters have shared no common resource for social-media best practices. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting wants to fill that gap with a newly released social media handbook for stations, which is hosted at the National Center for Media Engagement website. CPB commissioned the marketing firm iStrategy Labs to write a guide that targets a broad audience: not just the stations who need guidance, but the stations who still need convincing of social media’s value. “There remains some hesitancy in public media toward embracing social media,” said Daniel McCoy, CPB’s product manager of media strategies. In other words, there are a lot of social-media guides out there but none that speak directly to public media’s core values.

7 Tips for Surviving & Thriving at Networking Events Nellie Akalp is CEO of CorpNet.com. Since forming more than 100,000 corporations and LLCs across the U.S, she has built a strong passion to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in starting and protecting their business the right way. "Like" the CorpNet.com Facebook page for exclusive discounts and giveaways. To learn more about Nellie and see how she can help your business get off the ground quickly and affordably, please visit here. Whether you’re launching a startup or looking for new opportunities, networking events are an essential part of the game. Some lucky individuals dive right into these events and come out with five great leads and a new hiking buddy. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the networking scene, here are seven ways to make the most of these events. 1. All too often, new entrepreneurs and job seekers go into a networking event thinking it’s their one shot to get X, Y or Z. Change your mindset. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Waiting for the demise of Google+? Don't hold your breath - TNW Google Since day one, bloggers, social media experts, and just about anyone with an opinion has been very quick to pass judgement over Google+’s future. The social network hasn’t even closed in on 3 months and already many are more than happy to predict its early demise. A recent conversation I had on Twitter about this topic got me thinking about all the ingredients that Google+ currently has going for it, and since they could clearly not be limited to a 140 character update, I figured I’d blog about it instead. Since Google+ launched Google’s stock has increased by 30% , which translates into an extra $45 billion in the company’s valuation, so it must be doing something right. Despite the fact that we are still in its earliest days, it would seem that Generation Y’s 140-character character span also skews our perceptions of time. Public posts are not a measure of activity A lot of the statistics that are being bandied around are based only on public posts. Your data isn’t stuck inside Google+

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