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.
Earlier this week, the UN’s refugee agency counted 1,000,000 Syrian refugees. The problem with big numbers is that they get lost in the noise and in the news; the key is to personalize these numbers. Here is what UNHCR has done.
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.
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.
The last couple of weeks a mixture of work, family obligations and a cold that wouldn’t end has kept me occupied, but now I’m finally back on my feet and I’d like to share two tools with you that I have recently used to remove fake accounts from a client’s Twitter-followers: Manageflitter and Twitblock.
The “Social Media for Good roundup” is an infrequent series of posts where I share interesting links I found on the web. This week with: Twitter tips, Google Earth revelations, relationship mapping, social media team management and more.