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Location Tagging for Facebook Posts

Santa stopped by with an early stocking-stuffer this year – check out SND Dashboard’s newest feature: Location Tagging! You’ll now find a Location icon to the far right of your post options, below the post text field. Here’s how it looks: When you select the Location Tag tool, you’ll see a search bar. Here you … Continued

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Newsrooms & Private Likes on Instagram

Since Instagram announced that they would begin testing what they call “private like counts” for a limited number of users worldwide, we’ve been scouring local news accounts on Instagram and haven’t seen a single one with hidden likes – yet! Instagram and Facebook haven’t made it clear whether private likes will only be restricted to … Continued

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Now Hiring: Client Success Manager

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER Amazing team, work from home, innovate and make an impact The ultimate opportunity for a digital-news junkie with customer service experience who loves social media and wants to help local newsrooms succeed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You’ll work-from-home but still be part of a dynamic company culture with great benefits! THE … Continued

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New: SND Contests and SND RevStream

To everything there is a season, say The Byrds (look ’em up kids). Our legacy product, SND Campaigns, is riding off into the sunset in a couple months, leaving behind two excellent new tools: one for running branded content sponsorships, and one for running simple contests. We’ll talk more about the first tool in another … Continued

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Social News Desk and ChyronHego Team Up to Deliver Integrated Social TV Solution

Innovative newsrooms around the globe are incorporating social media into the daily newsroom workflow. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become regular sources for breaking news and community-generated content. And now, ChyronHego’s social media editor, SHOUT™, is making it easier to bring social content into news stories thanks to a newly launched integration with Social News … Continued

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Social News Desk Selected to Gator100​

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Social News Desk (SND) was named to the University of Florida’s 2019 Gator100 during a ceremony on Feb. 22 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led … Continued

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Covering the Alaska earthquake, best practices

Days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit south-central Alaska, hundreds of aftershocks continued to roll through the state. As officials worked to restore infrastructure in the community, Gray Television station KTUU worked to spread life-saving information by whatever means necessary. And as is the case in so many natural disasters, social media has emerged as … Continued

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SND Dashboard defeats down December news cycle

Here it comes gang, December. The November book is over, granted vacation requests are thinning the newsroom pool, and people in markets everywhere just aren’t that into doing newsworthy things. You could play “newsroom bingo” with the number of bell-ringers, Santas, coat drives and toy drops coming out of the editing bays. And those are … Continued

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Facebook Branded Content Grace Period End Date Announced

Social News Desk has confirmed through its Facebook Media Partnership that the current grace period for Branded Content posts which violate the new policy will end on 9/1/16. Up until now, posts which violate the policy were flagged and warned. But the content remained. Starting 9/1, any content which Facebook flags as being in violation … Continued

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SND Test Drive Team: Part 1

Building the next generation of technology for Social News Desk is more like a marathon than a sprint. We’ve been working hard for more than 18 months on leading edge software that will delight our users. And as we enter the final few laps of the race, we’re bringing in the ‘SND Test Drive Team’ to … Continued

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