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ALERT: Facebook “Security Issue”

Facebook has discovered what it calls a “security issue” impacting almost 50 million accounts. If yours is one of them, you might have noticed that your accounts are requiring reauthorization inside Social News Desk and anywhere else you’ve used your Facebook credentials. Of the breach, Facebook VP of Product Management, Guy Rosen wrote: “Our investigation is … 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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#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 AutoPilot stopping intermittently Bug Fix: Fixed a bug related to the removal of social accounts from active widgets once … Continued

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How to register your Facebook Page as a news source

If you work in a newsroom, listen up – Facebook has a new way of identifying “news pages” and you’ll need to go through a review process to be sure your newsroom’s Facebook Page is included on the list. In this week’s announcement, Facebook calls it a foundational step toward determining what is “news” on … Continued

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Why should I “give away” content to social media?

Social media is great for brand building and despite significant algorithm changes on Facebook, it still drives significant traffic to the web. Yet some newsrooms continue to struggle with the question – how much is too much content on social? And what are the ramifications of “giving away” so much content for free on social … Continued

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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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