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That’s the trouble with announcing a revolution. If you fall short of your lofty ideals, you’re left looking somewhat exposed.
I like to follow a lot of people on Twitter. It seems the best way to listen effectively, and of course helps with building up your own followers.
But the PMLiVE Twitter account @tmeek87 and I run has not been able to follow anyone new for a few months because of a Twitter rule that caps the number of accounts you can follow at 2,000 until you attract an unspecified number of followers.
Last year the BBC issued social media guidelines whose stand out message seemed to be “don’t do anything stupid”.
But the Corporation’s not unreasonable suggestion to news staff who use the likes of Twitter may have been only partially heard, and today the BBC published some “refreshed breaking news guidance”.
These singled out the microblogging network to emphasise that it should be the priority of correspondents, reporters and producers to send information first to their BBC colleagues. Read the rest of this entry »
The blurred lines between ‘work’ and ‘home’ social media use once again hit the news this week after a US company sued an ex-employee for keeping the Twitter followers he attracted while working for it.
Granted, only the Twitter account was actually set up in work time, and then – initially at least – only to familiarise myself with technology while running a company Twitter account. Nevertheless, I’ve used – and continue to use – each of those channels to promote my work, source stories, make contacts and follow a variety of interests. Read the rest of this entry »
The surprise was more from its direct, eye-level promotion, complete with the now obligatory QR code, than from the fact of the library being on Twitter.
Like many, many other institutions and businesses Epsom Library is using Twitter as an additional customer service tool – it’s just rare to see such effective off-line promotion of the online tool, and placing it at the self-service computers where you borrow or return books was a nice touch too. Read the rest of this entry »
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- Dominic Tyer is an editor and journalist specialising in the pharmaceutical industry and digital media. All views expressed on this blog are his alone and not those of his employer.
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