Social Media: A Dilemma for Government

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Social Media: A Dilemma for Government

Social media works best when a dialog is created between the organization and the individual. State and local governments have found it hard to get residents to follow their social media if they only push out information, so having an …

Google Search’s Twitter Results: A Problem

Search results on Google often give preference to Twitter and tweets. Mashable has come out with strong criticism of these Twitter results, explaining that it leads to the proliferation of “fake news” and “false information”. Jason Abbruzzese, the writer, shows …

What “Fake News” Laws Might Look Like

Some of the social media giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about fake news. As legislators debate whether to begin regulating fake news, the Goldman blog looks at what laws European countries have …

Twitter is Testing 280 Characters

Twitter has offered multiple corporations the chance to test using double its allowed characters. The PRWeek article explaining the test and the reaction from some corporations is here. Make sure you look at the tweets included at the end …

Happy Birthday to the Hashtag

It was a decade ago today that the hashtag was born. According to The Telegraph, credited with the invention of the # is former Google and Uber designer Chris Messina. Twitter had already been around for a year. Messina was …

Snapchat Indifferent to Influencers

It appears that Snapchat either doesn’t desire influencers or doesn’t want to encourage them using their platform. At least that’s how Digiday sees the situation. Today they posted an article about the challenges a number of influencers are having with …

Crisis Management of Leggings Issue

United Airlines is in crisis mode today after girls wearing leggings were made to either change out of them or add skirts before they could fly. A blogger with a small following tweeted about the situation and it grew from …

Live-Streaming Shrank Slightly in 2016

According to eMarketer, live-streaming use actually shrank slightly from the beginning of 2016 to the end of the year, at least on most platforms that offer it. One big exception was Facebook which saw its viewership grow from the …

Instagram Ad Revenue to Surpass Twitter This Year

Twitter, which is the darling of journalists and politicians, hasn’t caught on with the public the way Instagram has. The Motley Fool has an analysis that explains how ad revenue for Instagram is expected to exceed Twitter’s this year. …

1 Tweet Has Big Public Relations Impact

Harvard Business Review has a story about a professor of Engineering at the University of Toronto, with about 100 Twitter followers, sending a single tweet and receiving international publicity for a study she was trying to do with cyclists. The …