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Bar chart showing reply percentage of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Reply rate of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Barkha Dutt of the Washington Post is the most-engaged top journalist on Twitter. 64% of the reporter’s tweets are at-replies. That’s how to use Twitter–as an engagement platform, not a broadcast platform. How do the other most-followed journalists on Twitter rate with their response level? Poynter published a list of the the most-followed journalists on Twitter: Anderson …

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Tweetdeck: exclude retweets

Why Tweetdeck is better than Hootsuite

I was a paying Hootsuite user for five years, but I cancelled my service last year, and moved to Tweetdeck. Why? Both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck let you set up multiple columns to view live tweets from Twitter lists and searches. With either service, you can be a power-user of Twitter. But which service is better? Tweetdeck or …

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How to make the Facebook like button reappear after upgrading to https SSL

Did you update your WordPress website from http to https, and now your Facebook like button disappear? Chances are you are using WooTheme’s shortcode, woo-fblike, for the Facebook like button in your template. (Actually Woothemes is now WooCommerce, so let’s call them by their correct new name). When you update your site to https, the …

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Replace Facebook with Feedly for your source of blogs

Tired of Facebook picking what articles you see? Do you ever get frustrated by how Facebook often doesn’t show you articles from Pages you really like? Feedly is your answer for following the blogs you enjoy. You get to pick what you see, and you’ll never miss a post! Plus, you can easily mark posts …

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Silly, but official, NFL hashtags

The NFL is assigning official hashtags for each of the 32 teams. Anytime someone uses one of these hashtags, an emoji of the team logo appears right next to the hashtag. Tweet out #Broncos, and you’ll get a Broncos emoji next to the hashtag. It’s pretty cute when that happens. Back during the Olympics, whenever …

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Diving into a blog's archive, one day at a time

Subscribe to a blog’s posts in reverse chronological order

Sometimes you come across a blog that is just incredible. After reading the latest ten to twenty posts, you want to read more. Instead you subscribe to the blog, figuring you’ll just read the new posts as they come in. An entire untapped archive of posts are waiting to be read. It’s a shame that these older posts won’t get …

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Tweet or blog?

Do you find most your ideas end up on Twitter, because it’s much quicker than writing an entire blog post? I’ve certainly fell victim to that. To help myself blog more, I’m going to alter my tweeting procedure. Every time I have something I would like to tweet, instead of heading to Tweetdeck, I’m going …

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List of 140+ Chicago design agencies and design organizations on Facebook

The Chicago design list is a master Facebook list of 147 Chicago design agencies and design organizations. Follow this list to see what’s happening in the Chicago design scene. Or maybe you can use it to network with other designers in Chicago. I combed through Facebook to find all the design agencies and design organizations in Chicago that …

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How to force Facebook to show posts from certain Pages

Tired of how Facebook doesn’t show you posts from your friend’s Facebook Pages? Crazy, right? You are friends with someone, yet you never see what’s on their Facebook Page in your news stream. Here’s how to fix it so Facebook will show you posts from Facebook Pages that YOU specify. Use lists in Facebook–wait–Facebook has lists? …

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How Twitter should roll out the algorithm timeline

If Twitter is going to release an timeline algorithm, then each user should be able to determine the variables used. For my timeline, I would have two variables: 1) Favor people who at-reply other people’s tweets. I don’t want to follow people on Twitter who only tweet and never at-reply other people. If Twitter lets …

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Reaching milestone numbers in social media

When your account is about to hit a milestone in numbers, do you get nervous what should be your next pin/tweet/post should be? I do. It’s silly, but you want your 1,000th or 10,000th tweet to be something good. My Pinterest account is currently sitting on 2,499 pins. What should be my 2,500th pin?!