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Real-Time News Reporting with Liveblog Pro

Real-Time News Reporting with Liveblog Pro | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Liveblog Pro is the best tool for liveblogging the news. It's fast, reliable, and easy to use.

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Live blogging is going to get bigger – and this app looks like it does the job well.

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If you are looking for a service that allows you to report in real-time, with no no limits of contents or space, and with the ability to integrate not just text, images and video but also real-time contributions from social media, promptly formatted for maximum engagement, you need to check out LiveBlog Pro.


LiveBlog Pro is a full publishing platform for real-time blogs not a WordPress plugin. In the paid version, a white-label option allows you to turn off LiveBlog Pro official logo and to replace it with yours, you can have multiple contributors and you can embed your live blog on any web site.


There is a free basic version available to everyone.


Sign-up: http://www.liveblogpro.com/features


FAQ: http://support.liveblogpro.com/


Find out more: http://www.liveblogpro.com/



Kaleigh MacKay's comment, February 28, 2013 12:24 PM
Don't think there is any way to add this without seeming bias, or like a sales pitch (I am not in sales) but I DO happen to work for a live blogging company, so if I can just offer the name of my company as an additional choice for this type of platform. Scribblelive www.scribblelive.com
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How to use Hashtags in Facebook

How to use Hashtags in Facebook http://rajujohn.com To learn more about the Internet Lifestyle Network click the link below.
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Hashtags are an important addition to #Facebook marketing and promotional activity.

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5 Simple Steps to Marketing your Blog's Content with Social Media

5 Simple Steps to Marketing your Blog's Content with Social Media | Media Mac | Scoop.it
A blogger needs to act like like a drug dealer, a teacher and a chef . If you want to garner some attention and traffic then you have to market your blog. Don't assume that readers and viewers will turn up by magic.
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Price increase for Saturday edition of the Daily Record | allmediascotland…Your key to the media

Price increase for Saturday edition of the Daily Record | allmediascotland…Your key to the media | Media Mac | Scoop.it
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In a collapsing international and domestic newspaper market, which has been battered – and bettered – by digital and social media sources, a cover price increase looks like a big mistake.

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Four Things Most Brands Wish They Did Before Starting a Blog

Four Things Most Brands Wish They Did Before Starting a Blog | Media Mac | Scoop.it

Here are four things you should do before starting a blog. These tips and tricks can be applied to someone who has been blogging for years or even days....

 

The entire concept of blogging may not be rocket science, but there is still a large component that drives a formula for success. If you’re starting a blog and you want your content to spread, you have to do a few things to ensure that the content is worth sharing. You need to focus on creating valuable content and not making the typical content marketing mistakes. Over the last 5 years I’ve learned how to successfully create content for both my personal blog and clients. Furthermore, I’ve learned what not to do and the importance of kick-starting your blogging efforts the right way. If you’re new to blogging or planning to get into it, here are a few things you should do:...


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Glad the tips were helpful Francoise and Elsie.
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:27 PM

New bloggers take note. Experienced bloggers double check ;-)

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4 секрета успешного ведения блогов для малого бизнеса

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Social Media for Retailers: Tweet to Success

Social Media for Retailers: Tweet to Success | Media Mac | Scoop.it

A recent study called "Tweets in Action: Retail" by Compete, a media data analyzing company, discovered that Twitter users who see a retailer's tweet are more likely to visit their retail websites and make online purchases. This article made me consider the impact of a tweet on online retailers. I feel very strongly about online retailers using various social media outlets to build awareness around their business and boost sales. Without using this readily available tool, retailers online and off are missing out on a key audience that are constantly consuming information. This is the first in a series where I will examine social media tools and how they can work for online retailers....


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I have long been a devotee of Twitter for business. This article explains that this social platform is simple and effective.

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Twitter can help retailers if it's done right.

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Social Branding: How To Create The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Blueprint

Social Branding: How To Create The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Blueprint | Media Mac | Scoop.it
linkedin profile, linkedin profile summary, linkedin character limits, social brand, social branding

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LinkedIn is a key social platform but it can be a little bit confusing for the uninitiated. Those seeking to establish or to maximise their presence on LinkedIn will find this guide usefeul. 

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The Reason I Just Deleted My Pinterest Account

The Reason I Just Deleted My Pinterest Account | Media Mac | Scoop.it
I'm a huge fan of Pinterest. But I just deleted my pinterest account because I seriously don't have the time anymore.

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Pinterest can be great for some businesses but, for others, it can be a downright distracting and time-consuming irrelevance. 

Social media for business is all about finding the platform that fits the core corporate aims and targets the appropriate audience. 

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Shrinking Long URLs on Twitter

Shrinking Long URLs on Twitter | Media Mac | Scoop.it
In our previous post, Searching on Twitter, we talked about some helpful tools for searching on Twitter and using hashtags.

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Every business needs to know how to shorten URLs and why. This article provides the answers as well as other insight.

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How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes

How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes | Media Mac | Scoop.it

I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.

 

It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

 

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.

 

It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/06/17/how-to-setup-a-wordpress-blog-in-5-minutes/#bU4ViejLGudrGCSo.99


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:22 AM

Brilliant step-to-step simple summary. I'm thinking in starting a Wordpress Blog more easyly now. Thanks!!!

Paul's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:04 AM

I love word press and we use it for our school blog http://stgregory.edublogs.org/  ;

dakinane's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:17 PM

Both org and .com variants of Wordpress are a delight to use, I have sued them for years, had to abandon my hosted Wordpress blog when I upgraded my website.  I miss it.

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Do People Prefer Facebook To Real Books?

Do People Prefer Facebook To Real Books? | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Facebook is more memorable than real books, according to a new study by academics at the University of Warwick and the University of California, San Diego.
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Bad times have turned dire for Scots newspapers

Bad times have turned dire for Scots newspapers | Media Mac | Scoop.it

Sales of several major Scottish newspapers have fallen substantially in the past month, according to the latest ABC circulation figures.

The Daily Record and Scotsman both recorded their lowest weekday sales figures in modern times, with the latter selling as few as 28,500 daily.

How long can this go on? How long until someone acts on the mismanagement of these once-proud media institutions?

I think we might be about to witness a watershed moment.

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News : Contempt of court law to be overhauled to keep up with Twitter

News : Contempt of court law to be overhauled to keep up with Twitter | Media Mac | Scoop.it

Yet more evidence that social media is about to be shackled by lawyers.

Contempt of court laws are about to be overhauled to keep up with Twitter, Facebook and all the other popular platforms.

But can laws that are in the main observed by mainstream publishers be used practically and successfully against the social media masses, whose awareness of contempt of court, defamation, libel and copyright is probably non-existent?

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PFA Scotland media course for players – but no social media training

PFA Scotland media course for players – but no social media training | Media Mac | Scoop.it

AN intensive two-day media course for footballers is being offered by the Professional Footballers Association but it doesn't include social media.

In light of events involving Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand, Chelsea's Ashley Cole and John Terry and Olympic diver Tom Daley, that's a missed opportunity.

Furthermore, at least 17 people have now been arrested down south as part of an investigation into comments made on social networking sites about a teenage girl allegedly raped by Wales international striker Ched Evans.

The ex-Sheffield United striker was jailed for five years in April. He is appealing against conviction. 

 

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Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower

Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Twitter is rolling out an option to ease the use of direct messages. Traditionally, Twitter has allowed users who follow each other to send direct messages back and forth, or for users to send...
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This may well be rolling out in the United States but it doesn't appear to have arrived in the UK yet. Keep a lookout. I can see this being useful to some #Twitter users

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10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER ...NOW

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER ...NOW | Media Mac | Scoop.it
10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER …NOW | Steve Jones Social Media http://t.co/pdvfzeCf7T #chestertweets
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The Social Media Industries (Paperback) - Routledge

The Social Media Industries (Paperback) - Routledge | Media Mac | Scoop.it
This volume examines how social media is evolving as an industry—it is an extension of traditional media industries, yet it is distinctly different in its nature and ability to build relationships among users.
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A timely and innovative look at the business aspects of social media.

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20 Offbeat Twitter Resources You Must Read | The PR Coach

20 Offbeat Twitter Resources You Must Read | The PR Coach | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Twitter is pretty cool for a 7-year old Twitter is cool and it does so many things so very well. In a crisis it's an important source for news, updates and tips. When you're researching, it can be a vital source of information for PR and marketing.

 

...I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the unusual aspects of Twitter. After all, it is the weekend and inquiring minds need to know.  It’s also a belated celebration of Twitter’s seventh anniversary (March 6, 2006).


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For your weekend reading enjoyment, here are 20 Twitter trivia posts you must read:

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How To Build The Perfect Pinterest For Business Profile Infographic | Business 2 Community

How To Build The Perfect Pinterest For Business Profile Infographic | Business 2 Community | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Use Pinterest for business as a picture-perfect addition to your digital and social media strategy. The Pinterest user base, which has recently reached 12M,
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This is a useful and insightful article, with accompanying infographic, for any business starting out on Pinterest.

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SHOW YOUR INSTAGRAMS ON WORDPRESS!

If you are not familiar with HTML editing, the video shows you an easy way to add Webstagram's Follow Me button to your Wordpress blog! The Follow Me button ...

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Handy tips here, if, like me, you are an Instagram lover and have a Word Press website or blog, 

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Zbynek Kysela ✔'s curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:57 PM

Step by Step YOUTUBE video. Short (01:37) but great!

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10 Ways to Humanize Your Brand On Social Media

10 Ways to Humanize Your Brand On Social Media | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Marketers are suckers for a catch phrase, from “join the conversation” to “think like a publisher.” Now, thanks largely to Facebook Timeline for brand pages, the new marketing s...

Via Rami Kantari, Alessandro Rea
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Sound advice for all companies seeking to establish and build a credible social media presence.

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Study Says Twitter Is Fastest-Growing Social Platform in the World

Study Says Twitter Is Fastest-Growing Social Platform in the World | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Twitter is now the fastest-growing social platform on the planet, beating Facebook and Google+ for the top spot, new research suggests.

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Another reason why Twitter should be the social media channel of choice for business.

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Real-Time News Reporting with Liveblog Pro

Real-Time News Reporting with Liveblog Pro | Media Mac | Scoop.it
Liveblog Pro is the best tool for liveblogging the news. It's fast, reliable, and easy to use.

Via Robin Good, Jimun Gimm
David G Boyes's insight:

Live blogging is going to get bigger – and this app looks like it does the job well.

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:07 PM


If you are looking for a service that allows you to report in real-time, with no no limits of contents or space, and with the ability to integrate not just text, images and video but also real-time contributions from social media, promptly formatted for maximum engagement, you need to check out LiveBlog Pro.


LiveBlog Pro is a full publishing platform for real-time blogs not a WordPress plugin. In the paid version, a white-label option allows you to turn off LiveBlog Pro official logo and to replace it with yours, you can have multiple contributors and you can embed your live blog on any web site.


There is a free basic version available to everyone.


Sign-up: http://www.liveblogpro.com/features


FAQ: http://support.liveblogpro.com/


Find out more: http://www.liveblogpro.com/



Kaleigh MacKay's comment, February 28, 2013 12:24 PM
Don't think there is any way to add this without seeming bias, or like a sales pitch (I am not in sales) but I DO happen to work for a live blogging company, so if I can just offer the name of my company as an additional choice for this type of platform. Scribblelive www.scribblelive.com
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Johnston Press, 'out of their depth, with no regard for quality', on a roller-coaster to oblivion

Johnston Press, 'out of their depth, with no regard for quality', on a roller-coaster to oblivion | Media Mac | Scoop.it

A watershed moment could be in the offing, to halt Scottish newspapers' roller-coaster ride to oblivion reaching its destination.

Here's what has gone wrong, courtesy of ARTHUR MacMILLAN, an editor for the international news agency Agence France-Presse who is currently based in Hong Kong. He was previously Scotland on Sunday's education correspondent and earlier wrote about media for the Sunday Herald, Glasgow.

The highlights include:

"A SERIES of mediocre editors fed the decline, placemen lacking the independence and courage to protect the heritage. This folly was presided over by managers rarely seen on the editorial floor and who just didn’t care. Now governed by bores.”

"READERS continually being asked to pay more for less."

"DOWNWARD spiral of cost-cutting."

"THE people who own the papers are not interested in journalism."

"THOSE who spend least are in the worst health."

"SCOTLAND betrayed."

But the way forward is also highlighted. A brilliant read.

 

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New York Times: Libel Case That Snared BBC Widens to Twitter

New York Times: Libel Case That Snared BBC Widens to Twitter | Media Mac | Scoop.it

The Internet, it is sometimes said, turns every citizen into a journalist. If that is the case, some Twitter users in Britain are discovering one of the downsides of the business.

As many as 10,000 Twitter users reportedly face the threat of legal action because of comments posted on the Internet or forwarded to others in which they referred to a BBC report wrongly linking a former Conservative Party official to the sexual abuse of a child.

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Socially silenced: lawyers gag gaffe-prone Tweep

Socially silenced: lawyers gag gaffe-prone Tweep | Media Mac | Scoop.it

Further evidence of the far-reaching effects of ill-advised social media activity emerged today with the news that Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, has temporarily retired from Twitter on legal advice.

Not content with wrongly identifying Lord McAlpine as a paedophile, she then identified a minor in a case that is sub-judice. And they say ignorance is bliss ...

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