The “Social Media for Good Roundups” are a series of posts in which I share interesting articles and other resources that I come across. This week’s roundup looks at good examples for email-newsletters, improved security for Twitter accounts, a critical look at the lack of coordination between crowdsourcing initiatives and additional thoughts on the role of social media after the Boston bombings.
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Following Monday’s attack on the Boston Marathon, here are a few more posts that looked at the role that social media played in the aftermath.
Over the last couple of weeks I have come across a few great examples and tips for the use of social media and one horrible example that clearly shows what not to do in a crisis. Enjoy.
I recently helped a large non-profit organization to better understand their social media followers and fans. In the course of this project, I looked at a number of social media analytics tools. Here are the services that I found useful – and the ones I didn’t like.
The first Social Media for Good roundup of 2013 contains four articles that I hope you’ll find useful: How to use social media in crisis communication, what content works on Facebook, what to do when your social media manager is leaving you and some interesting examples how social media is used on development.
The recent uproar over Instagram’s planned changes to the Terms of Service has reminded me once more why I like Flickr so much. Despite all it’s woes I think it is still the best photo sharing platform for non-profits. In addition, the new mobile app makes it easier to (re)discover Flickr from your smart phone.
This weeks “Social Media for Good” roundup looks at how volunteers helped with the response to Typhoon Pablo, shares advice on how to design a social media campaign, is annoyed at Facebook ads and looks at how Twitter is changing journalism.
LunaMetrics has produced an excellent infographic showing all the sizing information you will ever need for your social media profiles – at least until the next design change. The infographic includes all images sizes for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Youtube and Pinterest.