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Driving Online Action with Social Media Graphics

Last week I hosted a Google Hangout with Kevin Call from Everytown for Gun Safety to discuss these little things called "social graphics" — visually impactful static and animated content designed specifically for social media.

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Morning Reads: Google+, Infographics, and Facebook Times

This morning we’re taking another look at Google+ in the wake of the news that is has surpassed Twitter in terms of users. We’ve got a nice little collection of infographic design sites, too. And finally, what is the right time to post to Facebook?

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Morning Reads: Crisis Communication, Valentine's Day, and Listening

It should come as no surprise that we're talking about communicating this morning. Do you have a crisis communication plan in place? Not the kind for when your website goes down, or Congress sinks your favorite legislation. The one for the time when one of your own is under massive fire from the internet. Next up, you should thank your members or audience more often, and in that spirit, you should listen to folks close to home a little more often too.

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Morning Reads: Facebook Marketing and Conferences

Today we’re spending some time with the Facebook team for a live chat on the topic of marketing stats, then we’ve got a huge list of conferences you should be considering this year. Something for everyone this beautiful Friday morning.

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Morning Reads: SEO and Coding

We’re going to keep this short and sweet today. First a ridiculously amazing list of things you can do to be better at SEO. Second, teach yourself to code. Seriously.

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Morning Reads: People, Data Gurus, and Failing

This morning we take a look at some core principles that should matter to you, even if they seem like bad words. We’re also reminded why data people are just as important as the data itself. And finally, we talk about the taboo and importance of failure in the nonprofit space.

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Morning Reads: Liar, Liar Pants on Fire, Whither the Narwhal, and Predicting Virality

This morning we're reading about a new fact checking tool that will help your team respond real time to false talking points, opening up the most successful tool in campaign history to everyone, and a divining stick for viral conent.

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Morning Reads: Community, Comments, and Doing It By The Book

This morning we take a look at what it takes to be a good community manager, empowering your audience to have a conversation around and with your brand, and giving your team some guidance so they don't run afoul of c3 and c4 rules.

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Morning Reads: Vine, SEO, and Teams

In which Twitter adds more features, your uniqueness is encouraged and affirmed, and your team takes center stage.

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Morning Reads: Analytics, Advocacy, and Missing the Forest for the Trees

This morning we've discovered a new analytics tool, and a great conversation about advocacy in DC. We also discover that, despite the fact that some people are evangelizing for a brand, that brand wants to shut them down.

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Morning Reads: HTML 5, Hacking, and Hoaxes

Here are a few items that came up in our reading list this morning.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: http://endofbig.com