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SND Dashboard is for small market newsrooms too

If you’re like most newsies in small markets, you’re juggling a dozen jobs at once. But don’t let that dissuade you, Social News Desk has tools that take the edge off of at least one of your many “duties as assigned.” And it only takes thirty minutes to learn how to use it! So no matter … Continued

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Instagram Verification Available for All

Instagram’s verification process has just gotten easier for public figures and brands. Beginning this week, Instagram allows users to request a blue verification badge for their account, right from the app. Your Instagram account settings will have an option called Request Verification. Before you get started, check that you’re ready to submit your request. What … Continued

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Add up to five RSS feeds per account in SND Autopilot

SND Dashboard features Autopilot, which allows you to use an RSS feed to automatically send content to any Facebook or Twitter account. But what if one RSS feed source isn’t enough? Well now you can add up to five separate RSS feeds to any account! Just go into your Autopilot settings, edit your existing schedule, … Continued

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SND and Facebook Developing New Tools for Breaking News

Facebook is testing a new Breaking News product to help publishers cover and surface breaking news more effectively. And Social News Desk is among the first Media Partners to integrate! You may have already seen the Breaking News tag appear on stories from national publishers, as well as publishers in a handful of local markets. … Continued

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Twitter’s API Changes & SND

By now you’ve probably heard… Twitter is changing the way it interacts with third-party tools. But if you’re worried about how that might impact SND… don’t be. Any changes relevant to us (and you) have already been made and we’re guessing you didn’t even notice? That’s because all third-party tools aren’t created equal. Companies like … Continued

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#FixItFriday – Bug Update

We’ve been hard at work here at #teamSND. Please see below for a list of recent fixes. You can report any bugs or issues you are experiencing at support@socialnewsdesk.com. Bug Fix: Fixed a bug related to some SND Reports not loading completely. Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where some stats were not populating in SND … Continued

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Instagram TV… Is it for you?

Instagram recently announced and launched a new app: Instagram TV, aka IGTV. This vertical video (yes… you read that right) platform is available for anyone who wants to create content for it. You don’t have to be verified, and you don’t even have to be a business page. This is a nice benefit for any … Continued

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Increase Facebook Engagement with 2 Simple Steps

Remember those old phone company commercials? They invited us to “reach out and touch someone” through long-distance calls, bringing us closer to our friends and loved ones. (If you want a blast from the past, check out this video!) The world has gotten a lot smaller now thanks to social media, but newsrooms are still … Continued

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NEW: Facebook Links Clicks in Post Manager

File this under: “Ask and you shall receive!” Lots of SND Dashboard users have been asking us to tweak the way Facebook Link Clicks are reported… so we did! Facebook Link Clicks are now a separate metric in the SND Dashboard Post Manager! This isn’t quite as straightforward as it might seem, so let me … Continued

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Getting Social for Back to School

Sharpen your pencils, bust out the new backpacks, and get ready to head back to class! While there may be a few more weeks before school gets going in your area, it’s not too early to start thinking about your social media plans for the first day of school. Here’s our honor roll of some … Continued

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