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Lessons From The New York Times’ Social Media Desk [TWITTER TIPS]

Lessons From The New York Times’ Social Media Desk [TWITTER TIPS]

In a great piece published by the Nieman Journalism Lab, the team that runs the New York Times’ Twitter accounts looks back on what they learned from running @nytimes, followed by 10.5 million, in 2013.

Their learnings are useful for anyone working in social media, and anyone looking to strengthen their own presence on Twitter.

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BBC Articles Have The Most Reach And Influence On Twitter [STUDY]

A new study has been released that shows that BBC articles have the most longevity on Twitter.

Learn the key to success on Twitter from Vice President of BBC Worldwide, Vincent Sider, the keynote speaker at our event, AllFacebook Marketing Conference, in London!

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Nick Fury, Furious Over Avengers Criticism, Takes To Twitter

The Avengers movie is out and everyone is dying to see it, but New York Times film critic, A.O. Scott has a review that may surprise you. He not only roundly criticizes the movie, he takes aim at the folks going to see it too.

Well, one person reading the review, Samuel L. Jackson (who plays Nick Fury in the Avengers), isn’t having it. And he took to Twitter to stir things up.
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How Do Celebrities Use Twitter? Interview With @JoannaStern

Celebrities and stars in the tech world use Twitter for a lot of reasons – promoting a new venture, to praise or complain about something, to share information, to spread news about a good cause.  So I thought it would be fun to hear from the stars themselves about how they use it.

@JoannaStern is a technology journalist who tends to like gadgets more than people. She is currently building The Verge, a brand new consumer technology website that will launch in the early fall. In the meantime, you can read her work at This is my next. Joanna was previously the Reviews Editor at Engadget and has written for The New York Times, Men’s Fitness, Gizmodo, and other popular technology outlets.
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Follow “The Times Is On It” For Some Seriously Obvious News

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Shouting “Extra! Extra!” before you say something makes it seem more urgent!

There’s a new Twitter account in town, and it’s chronicling the exploits of those “obvious” stories – you know, the ones that claim to cite a brand new, ground breaking study that tells us all what we already know – in the New York Times and other major newspapers. There are some really obvious stories out there, and @NYTOnIt is ON IT.
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Hashtags – They’re Not Just for Comedic Purposes

Hashtags, or as you and I used to know them as “number sign” or the “pound key” on our phones, are being used with more and more frequency on Twitter. But often, with a wink to the reader, a sardonic word or phrase is thrown in to illustrate their “real” (read: ironic) mood or thoughts.
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Does Twitter Make Us Stupid Like The Editor Of The New York Times Says?

New technologies do seem to usher in change – at a cost. Job losses due to industries being downsized, more waste, pollution and wars have all been costs of pushing technology forward. But New York Times editor Bill Keller argues that new technology also has intellectual, emotional, and even spiritual costs associated with it… and Twitter is part of the problem.
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3D Visualization of the Living, Breathing Twitterverse [Infographic Video]

Imagine watching a story spread across Twitter in real time. How does it look? Lines zipping from one node to another? If your visualization starts on a 2 dimensional piece of paper, you aren’t thinking like the folks in the New York Times R&D Lab. They’ve gone beyond 2D and into 3D in order to fully visualize how stories spread on Twitter.
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A Look at The Top 25 Newspapers on Twitter

Newspapers have embraced Twitter in the past year or two, adding the microblogging service to their roster of online tools to help prop up their bottom line. Most use Twitter as a means of broadcasting their featured articles, but others have created separate Twitter accounts for each section of the paper, or use Twitter as a two-way communication tool with their readers.

The Wrap took a look at the top 25 newspapers on Twitter now compared to four months ago, to see how traditional media is faring in 140-characters or less.
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New York Times Asks Twitter to Take Down @FreeNYTimes and Other Paywall Sidesteppers

Within hours of the New York Times announcing its impending paywall for online content, several Twitter accounts popped up that claimed to have found a loophole. And now the Times is fighting back, asking Twitter to take down these rogue accounts.
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