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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 visually impactful content designed specifically for social media.


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Everytown: Using Social Media Graphics to End Gun Violence

As social media networks become a ubiquitous part of our lives, their importance to social advocacy organizations, both on and offline, grows by leaps and bounds.


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What Should We Use Pinned Tweets For?

With a not-so-small and kinda-Facebook-like update that Twitter made to its profiles recently, the ephemeral micro-blogging service also released a new feature: Pinned Tweets.


If you want to know what's wrong with our industry

...look no further than the comments on this TechCrunch post.


Fun With Piped Emails

One of the things that I've learned over my years at EchoDitto — that's been hammered home again and again — is the importance of email. Twitter's cool, social networking is great, but your online strategy absolutely has to account for email. It's not glamorous, but it's important.


Twitterbot: Lessons Learned

It was too terribly long ago that I posted a simple Twitterbot here. I'm sure you'll be absolutely shocked to learn that it had a few, uh, shortcomings. If you're making a TwitterBot (and particularly one in Ruby), here's some advice:


let someone else build your SMS gateway

I've written my fair share of fly-by-night SMS services. Not for clients, of course — when someone needs a mobile campaign we talk to folks who live and breath text messaging. But I've hacked together a few hobby SMS apps on the cheap.


As you might've heard, Twitter has just announced a Canadian number for the service. If you're a non-Canadian, you may be wondering what you're missing.

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