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3 tricks for monitoring Twitter mentions and trackbacks

January 24, 2013

The brilliant Lauren Bacon made a big splash yesterday with her thought-provoking post on the emotional work that often gets assigned to women working in the tech world. The response to that post has been so massive that it’s left her with a challenge: how do you monitor and reply to the torrent of ensuing [...]

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Got a pregnant friend? There could be an app for that.

November 30, 2011

If you have never been more than 39 weeks pregnant, you may be under the impression that the human gestation period lasts 40 weeks. Hah!  40 weeks, it turns out, is kind of a rough overage. Some babies need to cook for a bit longer. Some babies need to cook a bit less. But when [...]

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Social media for political scientists: monitoring with iGoogle, Google Reader and Hootsuite

September 9, 2011

My APSA short course last week covered Social Media for Political Scientists. In my last post about the session, I talked about how political scientists can approach social media strategy, and shared the slide deck from our session. Today, I start the process of rounding up resources that can help you get started with the [...]

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Using HootSuite as your Twitter dashboard

November 5, 2010

This week I’m offering an updated look at the Twitter methodology that helps me focus my attention on the people and news that matter most to me. As I put it in my post for the Harvard Business Review, this methodology lets me use Twitter as a tiny gym for my attention. I’m updating my [...]

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Social media for journalists: 9 feeds for your iGoogle dashboard

October 28, 2010

This blog post is the 3rd in a series, Social Media for Journalists. As a journalist, you depend on timely access to the lastest news…including the online murmurings that aren’t news yet, but could be the source of your next great story. You need a way to keep the most important information in your line [...]

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