Tag: twitter

by Ashley Nguyen

Saying what you want to say in 140 characters is tough — but there’s a way around the limiting character count. Adding an image to a tweet will boost your chances of a retweet, and quotes help too. News outlets have figured out a way to meld the two components together by creating a downloadable […] more »

by Mariana Marcaletti

The Wall Street Journal’s mobile and emerging technology editor, David Ho, likes to start industry conference talks by asking everybody to pass their cell phone to the person to the right. Then he stays silent until the fidgeting and murmurs reach a crescendo. “It turns out that people would rather forget their keys at home […] more »

by Neil Holt

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. Editor’s note: This is the third post in a series highlighting research and possible new directions for Knight Lab’s Twitter search tool, twXplorer. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are bursting with information thanks to people and organizations the world over ready and […] more »

by Heather Martino

#HashtagFatigue, anyone? According to Mark Luckie, manager of Journalism and News at Twitter, you should be using one — maybe two — hashtags per tweet. “It should be the subject of the tweet,” Luckie explained to Tow-Knight fellows during a recent visit to Twitter’s Midtown East office. “The more hashtags you use,” Luckie said, “the […] more »

by Jake Batsell

Editor’s note: This is the next installment of “Brass Tacks,” an occasional series on NewsBiz focusing on pragmatic advice for selected best practices in the business of digital news. The Texas Tribune, already boosting revenue through live events and corporate sponsorships, just notched another fundraising milestone: a successful Kickstarter campaign. It took a little more […] more »

by Hetali Lodaya

It’s no secret at Reese News Lab that I’m obsessed with Twitter. From live-tweeting webinars to eavesdropping on summer startup meetings and broadcasting some of those gems to the world, I am convinced of Twitter’s value as an information-spreading platform (and am happy to take any converts along for the ride). But just like any […] more »

by Joanna Kao

Ever wanted to watch someone get a face full of pie over and over again with audio and from multiple angles? Thanks to Vine, it’s possible. The unofficial NICAR13 “pie-ing” event above was part of a Kickstarter reward for a project to create data journalism educational materials. For the $150 reward level, someone could “smash […] more »

by Lilly Knoepp

I realized recently that I had become way too attached to looking at social media on my phone and on my computer — basically all the time. This is a phenomenon that we talk about a lot at the Reese News Lab. We know that there are spikes in activity on social media from desktops […] more »

by Trevor Knoblich

Seemingly every major news event worldwide is heightening participation in news. People are eager to share updates and photos of an unfolding news event, ask questions of media outlets, and share important information. But there are two important aspects to this type of participation: 1) people are most interested in sharing news about the community […] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

The least favorite part of my job is grading students, so this semester I decided to outsource some of it. In my Social Media for Reporters class at UNC, 20 percent of each student’s grade will be based on the number of points that his or her Klout score goes up over the course of […] more »