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Twitter’s New Verification Policy – What Newsrooms Need to Know

Twitter’s new policy for account verification goes into effect soon. And the platform is warning, if you haven’t updated your account by January 20, 2021, you could lose your verification status. Here’s what your newsroom needs to know: Twitter recently released what it’s calling a draft of the company’s new verification policy. Changes aren’t monumental … Continued

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Twitter Scorecard Report

Did you know you can get all of your important Twitter insights right from Social News Desk’s SND Dashboard? The Twitter Scorecard Report allows you to monitor both owned accounts and public accounts. See how you’re performing in comparison with other newsrooms and publishers. The Twitter Scorecard Report includes the following insights: Followers – Total … Continued

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(HOW TO) Tweet Longer Videos

Social News Desk has partnered with the team at Twitter to bring newsrooms the ability to tweet longer videos. This functionality is part of the Twitter Media Studio which is available only to white-listed media accounts. If your account is white-listed, you’ll now see a prompt in the Media Upload section of your post composer … Continued

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You’re Invited: Twitter’s News Team to Host Webinars for Journalists

Midterm elections are just around the corner! And Twitter’s News team is conducting a series of webinars to share their latest updates, best practices and #protips for journalists. These webinars are open to everyone in your newsroom, so please feel free to share the sign-up links with them so they can participate.   Video & … 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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New Twitter Post Workflow for Newsrooms

Twitter recently made changes to their rules about posting “identical or substantially similar content to multiple accounts simultaneously.” As a result, newsrooms can no longer post the same story link to multiple Twitter accounts at the same time with the same text. One way around that is to tweet once to a core account, then retweet from … Continued

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FAQs for Local News and Twitter’s New Rules (eek!)

Yes, it’s true: Twitter is making big changes to its rules and policies. Specifically the company says it’s trying to crack down on “spammy” use of automation to multiple accounts. And while you may not have ever considered your newsroom’s Twitter-strategy to be “spammy”… in a nutshell, Twitter is saying it is. And they want you … Continued

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Live Tweeting #Inauguration2017

When the 45th president of the United States of America is sworn in, millions will be witness across every medium on the planet. Arguably the PEOTUS’s favorite medium, Twitter, is definitely among them. Here’s how you can use the SND Dashboard to live tweet the day’s events effectively and efficiently. Quick Post To make sure your … Continued

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How to pick the perfect #Election hashtag

I had a client ask an interesting question today. When it comes to election day hashtags, how broad or how regionally specific should we get? Everyone is using #Election, #Election2016 and #ElectionDay. But if you use them too, are your tweets lost in the noise? On the other hand, if you use regionally specific hashtags, … Continued

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The ‘extended tweet’ train has rolled into the SND Dashboard!

This isn’t your grandpa’s Tweet. Twitter has changed the game and Social News Desk is here to help you understand – and comply with – all the new rules. Last month, Twitter began rolling out an update to Twitter native and Twitter-owned apps, changing the way characters are counted to allow for “Extended Tweets”. And while the update … Continued

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