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Meta Tags — Preview, Edit and Generate
With Meta Tags you can edit and experiment with your content then preview how your webpage will look on Google, Facebook, Twitter and more!
webdevelopment  metadata  google  facebook  twitter  graph  socialmedia  testing 
november 2018 by garrettc
How Does Mastodon Work? - Kev Quirk
If you're asking yourself "how does Mastodon work?" this post will help. Mastodon is an open source and federated social network.
mastodon  opensource  tutorial  twitter  socialmedia 
august 2018 by garrettc
Taking a stand VS making a joke
"When much of the discussion on Twitter is political, it’s easy to see why, as a social media manager for a brand, you might feel like you should jump in too. But thinking is easy and writing is hard. Twitter doesn’t give you many characters to play with, nuanced conversation is almost impossible. Things spread and get shared in places you can’t reach, you’ll never have the last word."
twitter  socialmedia  society  marketing  branding  equality 
july 2018 by garrettc
Stories are taking over
"The inimitable Ian Bogost with some thinking on how stories are overtaking social media and how they are perhaps the first true smartphone media format. First, what are stories in this context? “Story” is a terrible name for this feature, because it’s so broad as to descend into meaninglessness. In ordinary parlance, a story is a generic name for a narrative account of something."
narrative  storytelling  stories  society  socialmedia 
may 2018 by garrettc
Sprout Social
Social media management and monitoring tool
business  marketing  monitoring  socialnetworking  socialmedia 
february 2018 by garrettc
My Internet Mea Culpa
My Internet Mea Culpa "I’m sorry I was wrong. We all were."
society  equality  discussion  worldwideweb  socialmedia 
january 2018 by garrettc
Social Proof: Your Secret Weapon for Better Marketing
"If you want to make customers feel confident in their purchase, or convince them to try your product, social proof is an immensely powerful tool."
psychology  socialmedia  marketing  business 
october 2017 by garrettc
Notification Overload and User Control
"Web browser users do more than browse and search. They employ detailed, sophisticated, and mentally engrossing workflows to complete tasks online. While engaged in these concentrated activities, we learned that users’ attention is sometimes disrupted by “unimportant” or unwanted interruptions from smartphone and OS-based notifications. Based on our research in Germany, we learned what “important” notifications mean for some users and offer suggestions on how applications and services can provide users more control over notifications."
webdevelopment  appdevelopment  notifications  socialmedia  socialnetworking  ios  android  worldwideweb  pushapi 
july 2017 by garrettc
The history of social networking
"Long before it became the commercialized mass information and entertainment juggernaut it is today, long before it was accessible to the general public, and certainly many years before Al Gore claimed he “took the initiative in creating” it, the Internet – and its predecessors – were a focal point for social interactivity. "
culture  socialmedia  socialnetworking  internet  worldwideweb  society  communication  history 
september 2016 by garrettc
How Nextdoor Reduced Racist Posts by 75%
In March of last year, Fusion published an article detailing the ways in which Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors, had become a home for racial profiling.
racism  race  userexperience  society  socialmedia 
august 2016 by garrettc
Snapchat for journalists: a great big guide
A few weeks ago I started writing a post about Snapchat for journalists. It ended up so long that I decided to turn it into a small ebook.
journalism  tutorial  snapchat  socialmedia 
may 2016 by garrettc
Reclaiming Social: Content Strategy for Social Media
“We want to go viral!” says the chief communications officer. “Can’t help you” used to be our standard answer. But by doing this, we’ve left social media in the…
socialmedia  content  contentstrategy 
november 2015 by garrettc
How to destroy special collections with social media
A presentation on how the importance of librarians and researchers using social media to help sustain special collections libraries.
book  socialmedia  society  history  worldwideweb  curation  presentation 
august 2015 by garrettc
Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times' Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn't — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
interesting  journalism  socialmedia  twitter 
january 2015 by garrettc
A handy one-stop-shop for gauging the ease of account deletion
socialmedia  socialnetworking  privacy  control  accountmanagement 
january 2014 by garrettc
Facebook: I Want My Friends Back
You should always control your own content and direct people your domain not a 3rd party!
economics  facebook  marketing  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
october 2012 by garrettc
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong
The "Dark Social" is the sharing that goes on that can't be tracked: email, IM, etc. According to research 69% of social referrals came from dark social. 20% came from Facebook.
analytics  facebook  social  socialmedia  web  society  sharing  twitter  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
october 2012 by garrettc
Forget Facebook; keep your fans to yourself!
"Why would you put your Facebook vanity URL onto a highway billboard instead of the URL of your own website?"
facebook  socialnetworking  socialmedia  marketing  business  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
july 2012 by garrettc
Social media in an emergency
Study from the Wellington City Council in New Zealand, who have been learning from Christchurch earthquakes and Tauranga’s oil spill.
socialmedia  society  emergency  response  newzealand  pdf  socialnetworking 
july 2012 by garrettc
Digital engagement rules of participation
Why The New York Times eschews formal social media guidelines for staff
socialmedia  socialnetworking  media  guidelines  wdcsintranet 
july 2012 by garrettc
Sweep the Sleaze
"If you provide excellent content, social media users will take the time to read and talk about it in their networks. That’s what you really want. You don’t want a cheap thumbs up, you want your readers to talk about your content with their own voice."
facebook  twitter  socialmedia  web  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
may 2012 by garrettc
Not good enough
Flickr and Instapaper, 'streaming' vs 'showboxing' and how sites affect their audience.
camera  flickr  instagram  iphone  photography  society  socialmedia 
february 2012 by garrettc
How to engage facebook fans
How to engage Facebook fans as a journalist, according to new data: Be topical, ask questions, tell jokes.
facebook  socialmedia  socialnetworking  journalism 
january 2012 by garrettc
In Defense of Friction
Another analysis of the harm frictionless sharing can cause in social networks. It seems there are more of these complaints recently.
socialnetworking  sharing  society  socialmedia 
december 2011 by garrettc
Frictionless and frictionfull sharing and where the meaning lies.
"Frictionlessly shared things feel devoid of meaning to me. They were shared automagically without human intervention and, as such, all they have is an algorithmic relationship with that person." - Makes me wonder about the worth of +1 and Like buttons, where's the curation?
socialmedia  socialnetworking  sharing  curation  signal  wdcs  wdcsintranet  meaning 
december 2011 by garrettc
How Twitter helps a small bookstore thrive
How @OmnivoreBooks gets it right. I really like the "one third personal, two thirds professional" guideline.
twitter  socialmedia  casestudy  wdcs  wdcsintranet  marketing  business 
november 2011 by garrettc
Joho the Blog » [berkman] Miriam Meckel on communicating trustworthiness
"Users’ willingness to provide data about themselves depends on some sort of trust."
trust  society  socialmedia  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  privacy  datamining 
june 2011 by garrettc
BBC processes for verifying social media content
From the BBC College of Journalism Blog, how they verify user generated content
journalism  socialmedia  research  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  flickr 
may 2011 by garrettc
Project Cascade
New project from the New York Times Labs which uses Processing and MongoDB to visualise story sharing through time. Beautiful.
news  processing  socialmedia  mongodb  newyorktimes  visualisation 
april 2011 by garrettc
SI Web and New Media Strategy - Ignite Smithsonian
Collection of videos from the Ignite Smithsonian conference.
museum  socialmedia  socialspace  video  conference 
april 2011 by garrettc
Social Media Policy Best Practices: Trust Is Cheaper Than Control
"The tone and philosophy in a social media policy depends on the risk appetite of the organization"
socialspace  socialmedia  socialnetworking  nonprofit  community  policy 
april 2011 by garrettc
ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Platform
"…a free, open source web application that captures your posts, tweets, replies, retweets, friends, followers and links on social networks like Twitter and Facebook."
facebook  opensource  twitter  socialmedia  socialnetworking  lifestream  reporting 
march 2011 by garrettc
Who owns an employee's LinkedIn contacts?
Or Twitter, or Facebook. And the correct answer is shut up. You're doing it wrong.
socialsoftware  networking  socialnetworking  socialmedia  management 
february 2011 by garrettc
Planning for Participation
What are the key tools and questions we can use to deliver relevant and better participation?
socialmedia  socialsoftware  participation  userjourney 
february 2011 by garrettc
The role of the Internet as a platform for collective action grows
A recent Pew Research Center study revealed that Internet users are more likely to be active participants, with some 80 percent of Internet users participating in groups, compared with 56 percent of non-Internet users.
democracy  socialmedia  government  online  participation  charity  volunteer 
january 2011 by garrettc
The Real Life Social Network v2
In depth and well research talk by Paul Adams on social network research at Google
socialsoftware  socialnetworking  socialmedia  society  research  network  friends  family  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2010 by garrettc
Six tips for social media engagement
These make a very nice set alongside the Guardian's guidelines
guidelines  socialmedia  guardian  tips  social  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
october 2010 by garrettc
Social Media Icons: A Rationale — Paul Robert Lloyd
An update to Paul Robert Lloyd's excellent little icon set
design  icon  socialmedia  webdesign 
september 2010 by garrettc
How the Old Spice Videos Are Being Made
A peek behind the scenes of the Old Spice virals.
socialmedia  advertising  marketing  viral  video  media 
july 2010 by garrettc
Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options
I feel sorry for the poor git who had to collate this infographic. What a mess Facebook has become.
facebook  privacy  nytimes  infographics  visualisation  socialmedia 
may 2010 by garrettc
Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline
The Electronic Frontier Foundation examine the changes in Facebook's privacy policy since 2005. Speaks for itself.
privacy  facebook  socialnetworking  socialmedia 
april 2010 by garrettc
Elements Of Twitter Style
Might be useful for people new to the medium
twitter  style  guide  culture  reference  socialmedia 
april 2010 by garrettc
The Participatory Museum
A practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. Applicable for social media and online communities too.
museum  book  community  socialmedia  culture  society  participation  toread 
march 2010 by garrettc
Unlink Your Feeds - A Manifesto.
Stop piping your feeds into Twitter and FB etc. You're homogenising the networks, an argument for using each one for what it's best at.
feeds  manifesto  socialmedia  twitter  facebook  publishing 
february 2010 by garrettc
the inspiration is free
What to post where, in social media terms.
socialmedia  content 
january 2010 by garrettc
Selling In The Name Of
Good analysis of the X-Factor vs RATM Xmas 2009 'competition'. I'd never considered the X-factor as an interactive narrative before.
music  culture  society  socialmedia  viral  flashmob 
december 2009 by garrettc
Integrating Social Media into a Web Content Strategy
How to explain social media to companies and integrate it with their existing communication plan.
socialmedia  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  strategy  content  media  communication 
november 2009 by garrettc
Social media staff guidelines for the International Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC)
"For the first time the IFRC is encouraging staff who are not professional communicators to actively and publicly talk about the organization and their work. The guidelines create clarity and reduce the risk of arbitrary repercussions – it’s definitely harder to shut someone up now than it was before. On the other hand the guidelines also make clear what is unacceptable from an organizational point of view and that you might have to answer for what you write online."
socialsoftware  socialmedia  guidelines  policy  politics  reference  examples  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2009 by garrettc
Online Database of Social Media Policies
Collection of internet policy documents from various countries.
socialmedia  policy  guidelines  reference  media  business 
september 2009 by garrettc
How to Develop a (Small-Scale) Social Media Plan
Written from the perspective of museums, but useful advice for everyone. Define your goals and resources, make a plan
museum  socialmedia  socialsoftware  advice  webdevelopment 
june 2009 by garrettc
In defense of Twitter
Jason Kottke on how people who dismiss twitter for the seemingly banal chit-chat are missing the larger point.
twitter  culture  communication  socialmedia  society  writing 
april 2009 by garrettc
This is how Social Media really works
Matt Haughey lays into the flaws of "marketing gurus" and social media.
marketing  socialmedia  business  twitter  media  advertising  wordofmouth 
april 2009 by garrettc
Commissioning for Attention Part 1
"Attention is far too precious a resource these days to act like a bouncer and pull across a velvet rope if people turn up too late. The dirty secret of the web is that, although its never been easier to publish, its never been easier to be ignored.”
media  trends  education  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  socialmedia  advice 
april 2009 by garrettc

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