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Twitter milestone: 8,000 followers

Yesterday my Twitter odometer rolled over, as follower No. 8,000 appeared. My Twitter handle is @macloo. I use Twitter mainly as a news feed. I don’t follow friends from my personal life (unless they are in journalism), and for the most part, I don’t tweet personal things. I use Hootsuite as my Twitter client both […]

Social Media and Journalists

This is a presentation I gave to several groups of TV and print journalists in Singapore. Download the PPT to get the notes and the URLs (March 19–23, 2012). It’s in four parts because it’s long. Part 1 covers concepts and definitions. Part 2 covers Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. Part 3 covers Storify, Instagram, YouTube […]

Resources for learning about social media

I have been collecting posts, articles, tutorials and general how-to materials that relate to how journalists use social media. I started about two weeks ago, as I prepare for a workshop in Singapore. They are curated here: Social Media and Journalists. The collection is housed at Scoop.it, a curation site that goes a step beyond […]

People see value in curation

I think it’s very cool that 1,126 people visited this blog yesterday. The number of retweets on the link to my post about social media tools for journalists really drove the traffic. What’s even more encouraging is that a lot of links in my post were clicked. That’s wonderful, because it takes a long time […]

Best social media tools for journalists

What are today’s most popular social media tools? I proposed a short list on the Social Journalism Educators group on Facebook: Twitter Tumblr Pinterest Storify Instagram YouTube WordPress You’ll note (if you roll over and read the tooltip) that none of the links above go to the home page for that tool — instead, I […]

5,000 followers on Twitter

Sure, I’m no Andy Carvin (NPR’s social media guy), but I do feel a little thrill when the zeros turn over. The screen capture above is from yesterday, July 31, 2011. See my recent posts about Twitter and journalism.  

Journalists: How to get started with Twitter

If you haven’t yet found any value in using Twitter, here’s what you should consider. On the topic of WHY to get started, John Robinson (the editor of the News & Record, in Greensboro, North Carolina) wrote a very good piece for ASNE this week. If you’re not on Twitter, you’re making your job more difficult. […]