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SND Custom Webinar Series

“You spoke. We listened!” – Debra Monroe, KION News Director We want to spend 30-45 minutes with you – and we promise to make it worth your while.The Social News Desk Client Strategy team is crisscrossing the globe (virtually, of course) touching base with newsrooms like yours through our Custom Webinar series. Think of it … Continued

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Facebook Removes Ability to Modify Link Details, Image

7/10/17 UPDATE: Facebook has temporarily extended the deprecation deadline of this capability for the Social News Desk application until October. Social News Desk continues to work with the Facebook Media team on a long-term solution. 6/27/17 UPDATE: Social News Desk has met with the Facebook team to voice the many concerns and questions you brought up in … Continued

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New Feature Alert! Search Instagram, repost to Facebook and Twitter

New in the SND Dashboard, you can now access Instagram Search! Type in a keyword or hashtag and the SND Dashboard will display a column with results from Instagram. Save that search as a column just like any other search result and monitor those keywords or hashtag as new content surfaces. Posting and Reposting This … Continued

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Breaking News on Social Media: A Case Study

WWLP 22 News and Western Mass News compete for control of DMA 114, Springfield-Holyoke, MA. While WWLP is considered the front-runner on air, on Facebook the two are virtually neck-and-neck. They have close to the same number of fans and produce about the same amount of content week-to-week.   Now take a look at this snapshot … Continued

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FEATURE ENHANCEMENT: Customize your Leaderboards

The SND Analytics Leaderboard widgets for both Facebook and Twitter are great for encouraging competition in your newsroom. They’re meant to be displayed on a large monitor for the whole newsroom to see, so everyone knows who’s posting the most every day. Dare I say it’s fun? I do, it’s fun. But if you’re like … Continued

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It’s easy to put your Facebook poll results on air! Here’s how…

As long as your Facebook page is listed as a news page and has been whitelisted, you should have access to the news feed poll feature. The option will look something like this (last thumbnail below): To start your poll – you guessed it – click on that there thumbnail. Then just follow the on-screen … Continued

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RSS feed reader update – new features!

The beta test for our new RSS reader tool has reached phase #2! You’ve had a lot of great feedback and awesome feature requests, thank you so much for your input. Here’s the new stuff… Save a feed as a favorite Now when you add an RSS feed column to your SND Dashboard, we’ll automatically … Continued

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New: Free Social Rankings App for Local News

Local news people are a fiercely-competitive bunch. I can say that because I was one – and in many respects still am one. Which is probably why I can’t put down our new app. And I doubt you’ll  be able to either. It’s called Social Rankings and it’s available now in the Apple App Store and … Continued

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New Feature: Post Directly from an RSS Feed

At Social News Desk we sometimes create new features that are so cool, we almost wish we were back working in a newsroom so we could use them. Well my nerds, this is one of those times. Introducing today, in beta, an RSS feed reader! Take any RSS feed from anywhere on the internet and … Continued

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