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  • Don’t forget when pursuing greater representation among minority journalists, about the need to respectfully and accurately portray the disability community by including these perspectives in the newsroom. As a woman on the autism spectrum as well as a professional journalist, it matters to me that unidentified sources were permitted to “diagnose”…[Read more]

  • Anne, I have a Linked In profile and I see that you do as well. I use it to showcase my work history and skills. I also joined Linked In groups that interest me in areas of journalism, social media and libraries. I’ve begun participating in the new social ability to “endorse” people’s skills. I […]

  • Responding to the question about the point of when it is worth it to invest in a social media management system: I do not see the need for myself given the small-scale of my volunteer activities. And by trying and using the free tools for myself, I reap the additional benefit of gaining an additional […]

  • Alright, my friends, i need to leave but have enjoyed talking with you. I’ll check back to this chat page later for any outstanding comments. My thanks to everyone for participating.

  • I have a Google alert set up for my name. Thankfully no one that I am aware of is posting negative information on the Internet, but hopefully this way I will know about it. I am exploring the subject of personal “branding” and being aware of what others are saying about me is an important […]

  • I began blogging earlier this year and have begun learning about the Blogger/Google analytic function. It interests me, what topic searches bring people to my blog. I haven’t set specific goals for my volunteer social media activity; I appreciate when people “Like” my Facebook page but haven’t yet explored “insights” in depth. One of the […]

  • I like Tweetdeck for organizing Twitter accounts. When I follow people on Twitter, I often group them into lists. I set Tweetdeck to follow certain lists, which it then automatically updates for me. I also set it to follow particular hashtags. When I post through Tweetdeck, it lets me select which account(s) I want to […]

  • I became involved as a professional and volunteer. I work for a news publisher with a social media presence and I also became involved in social media through volunteer activities: serving as PIO for a local Toastmasters club, being given administrator rights to my church’s Facebook page and creating a social presence for my library […]

  • Hello Nicole and Kimberly!

  • Thanks for the invitation to comment on the Journalism Accelerator blog; I think you’ve compiled a good overview here of social monitoring tools. Among those you mention, I use Tweetdeck when managing Twitter activity for two Northern California newspapers. It helps me track staff reporters’ tweets and designated hashtag activity, alerts me to…[Read more]