Social Media

Social Media

Free social media webinars available online

Journalists interested in social media can access three free online sessions. The free Webinar series was originally held February 8 to 10, 2011. It has now been posted online.

Dana Liebelson | February 16, 2011

Storify's best uses turn news into conversations

Burt Herman, a former AP bureau chief and correspondent, was looking to re-evaluate the way that news organizations research and assemble their stories. The result is Storify, a tool that allows editors and reporters to integrate social media into their stories faster and more interactively than ever before.

Matt Baume, Poynter | February 01, 2011

Webb on the Web: Who's Tweeting Your Content?

Have you ever wondered who's really reading your latest blog post or story you've published online? Are people posting your story to Facebook or other social networks? Are you being talked about, and if so, how much?

Amy Webb | July 13, 2010

Webb on the Web: Tag Your Friends Anywhere on the Web

A few days ago, I happened upon Taggable, which is a new service that lets you "tag" the people you know on the websites they visit.

Amy Webb | July 13, 2010

Webb on the Web: How to Find New Twitter Tools

This week I'm going to share a trade secret with you.

Ever wondered where I learn about all of the latest Twitter applications? Some of it comes from the developers themselves, who want my team to evaluate their new products and tools. And to be fair, we do a massive amount of research in our offices each day.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | June 21, 2010

Social media tips for aspiring journos

Here is a quick list of social media sites, resources and tools that every aspiring journalist should use.

UPIU | June 17, 2010

Webb on the Web: Get Real-Time Twitter Search Results on Google

If you haven't been using a Tweet search tool, such as, you're missing out on lots of possible sources and information.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | December 29, 2009

Webb on the Web: Translate Your Tweets

If you're trying to reach a broader audience with your tweets, or with your digital content in general, there are a few new web tools available that should be able to help.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | October 26, 2009

Webb on the Web: What's #FollowFriday?

If you're someone who uses Twitter, you've probably started to see folks posting messages with #followfriday included and then a string of Twitter addresses. Here's an example that I sent out recently:

#followfriday: Foodie edition! @offalchris @ruthreichl @richardblais @bittman @PaulKahan @hcantu @Gachatz @andrewzimmern.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | May 08, 2009

Webb on the Web: Ask an Expert: How would you use Twitter for journalism?

This week, I spoke with Amy Gahran, editor of Poynter Institute's group weblog, E-Media Tidbits, about the ways in which Twitter might be harnessed for journalism.

Amy Webb, IJNet Digital Media Consultant | November 30, 2008