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Twitter for Newsrooms
Resources from the team at Twitter on how to integrate it into the newsroom.

Verifying Social Media Content
A great list of links, case studies and best practices from Josh Stearns.

13 Style and Grammar Tips for Twitter Success

Sree Sreenivasan's Social Media Guide
His presentations, TEDx talks, guidelines and more. Great resource.

IJNet: 2013's Top Social Media Tools

Definitive Guide to Social Media Metrics

TNW: Tips for Creating Social Video Content

Sree's Social Media Editors Twitter List
A great list of journalist must-follows from Sree Sreenivasan.

Mashable
A great guide to all things social media. A must-bookmark for Twitter users.

Video: The Impact of Twitter on Journalism
Great video with Jeff Jarvis, Craig Kanalley and Mark Luckie.

Twitter Guide for Skeptics and Newbies
Tailored to journalists, this guide from Columbia University Journalism Dean of Students Sree Sreenivathan gives you everything you need to know.

10 Essential Twitter Tips for Student Journalists

Verification Junkie
This tool from Josh Stearns centralizes several social media verification tools in one place. Great for reporting and fact-checking on deadline.

ViralWoot
A Pinterest promotion tool.

Verification and Misinformation in Wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing /a>
Great tools and resources from Josh Stearns.

Video: Mark Luckie on Twitter for Student Journalists
Great tips from Mark Luckie of Twitter on how journalism students can get started with using social media.

Mark Luckie Interview
Good interview with Mark Luckie of Twitter on innovation and social media.

Hashtag Generator
Sort of a silly tool: Type in a sentence and it generates a hashtag for you.

SimpleReach
Tracks content in real-time across the social web.

Bottlenose
Track topics across social media.

YuMe Reach Calculator
A cross-platform reach calculation tool.

Getcha Messengers
Messenger tool that lets you write on photos.

Crowdlinker
Share your content with people who fit your target audience.

PBS MediaShift: Best Social Media Tools, 2013

Buffer: The Big List of 61 Social Media Tools

21 Twitter Tools Every Power User Should Use

Blab
"Real-time predictive social intelligence in an easy-to-use visual interface."

Seen.co
Track hashtags.

Zeef
Search and filter content from those you trust. Curate links. Somewhat similar to Delicious.

Twurly
A daily email of links from your Twitter timeline.

Tame.it
No more streams. This site delivers important links, topics and people from Twitter.

49 Curation and Clipping Tools

Poynter: How to Use Social Media to Cover Elections

The Economist Style Guide
Some great tips and tricks in here for journalists who tweet and write online.

Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts
Great list of keyboard shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, etc.

The Social Media Image Maker
Resize images to fit social media sites. Handy tool.

Twitter @ and d Messages: Who Can See What?
Great chart to help you keep this straight.

Vellum
This NY Times Labs tool builds a reading layer for your Twitter feed. Dump your links into one doc. Great for research and staying organized.

Twitter: A Producer's Guide
A video Twitter primer of great examples of how to incorporate social media into a broadcast. A combination of news and TV shows.

Twutorial for Copy Editors
Steve Buttry's Powerpoint presentation.

50 Tweetable Twitter Tips

TweetCred
Real-time credibility evaluation on Twitter.

MuckRack.com
A huge directory of journalists on Twitter. A must-bookmark for journalists.

Search.Twitter.com
Twitter's version of Google.

Twitter Guide for Young Journalists
From Kelly Fincham at Hofstra. Great set of tips, do's and don'ts.

Twibble.io
RSS to Twitter feeder.

Twazzup
Social media analytics tool.

Guide to Sharing Photos on Twitter

Great Twitter Content
Find and share great content on Twitter.

International Social Media Guidelines for Journalists
Great resource compiled by Kelly Fincham at Hofstra.

TwitterJournalism
Coverage of breaking news events and Twitter reaction from Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post.

Yahoo! News: Five News Stories That Broke on Twitter
Examples of early news stories that moved on Twitter before mainstream media.

Directory of All Congressional Twitter Handles

12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets
Great list of shortcuts. A must-bookmark.

CNET: The Most Twittery Journalists
Great list from Sree.

Time: What's Your Twitter Account Worth?
A fun calculator to determine the value of your Twitter account. Done in jest around Twitter's IPO.

Where Does My Tweet Go
Visualize your Twitter account.

Spreecast Social Media Kitbag

Knowem.com
Allows you to check for the use of your brand, product, personal name or username instantly on over 500 popular and emerging social media websites. Grab your name and secure your brand before someone else does.

Naymz
Measure and manage your social media reputation.

Analyze Your Twitter Archive
Download your archive to this site and get metrics.

Steve Buttry: How to Use Twitter's Advanced Search

Hashtagger
Find popular hashtags for your account.

TweetDeck
Another great Twitter management tool.

Hootsuite
Great Twitter management tool. Built-in link compressor, manage multiple accounts, schedule tweets for later, etc.

SocialMotus
A simpler version of Hootsuite. A very clean dashboard.

iTweetLive
Dig deep into Twitter with this engagement/search tool.

Twitterfall
Great for chats, just type in a keyword and follow/participate in the discussion.

TweetReach
Track how far a hashtag, account or a specific tweet spreads. Great analytics tool. Requires free log-in.

Twalue.com
A fun site that monetizes your Twitter account.

SocialMention
Real-time search and analytics.

Monitter
As the name suggests, you can track three trending topics at once.

All My Tweets
Collect up to 3,600 of your tweets on one page.

Snapbird
Search your tweets, DMs, friends' tweets.

Gramfeed
Lets You Search Instagram.

SAM Desk
A social media research and storytelling tool.

Presentation: Social Media Search Tools
A powerpoint of search tools from Doug Haddix.

Buffer: The Complete Guide to Social Media Formatting
Great tips.

Resumup: Make Your Resume Visual
Browser-based visualization tool.

Jeremy Caplan: Twitter List of Cool Portfolio Tools

The Internet in Real-Time
See how quickly content is generated with this real-time ticker. Very cool. Good teaching tool.

Content Curation Tools Supermap
Resources galore from Robin Good.

10 Basic Twitter Tools Experts Use

Open Reporter
A social network for journalists, this site provides many helpful tools. Includes listings of journos on social media.

PressPass.me
Media members on Twitter organized by beat, outlet, region.

Timehop
App lets you see tweets from this exact day in history. Cool tool.

30 Best Tools for Data Visualization
Treasure trove of tools.

Hapyak
Make interactive videos. Add links, chapters and quizzes.

Skitch
From Evernote, this tool lets you edit, draw and annotate photos and screenshots. Works on desktop and as a phone app.

Tweriod
Helps you determine peak hours to tweet something based off your followers, account, location.

Twylah
Helps you prolong the life of tweets on a page.

Twxplorer
From the Knight Lab - a better way to search Twitter.

Journalism2ls: 50 Apps to Use with Twitter
From the Knight Lab - a better way to search Twitter.

Twilert
Good for monitoring a brand or search term.

Tame.it
Tool to manage your Twitter lists.

ManageFlitter
Sorts through your followers and those you are following. See how active/inactive they are and unfollow the noise or the fake accounts.

TweetWally
Turns tweets into blog posts. Very cool.

Tweriod Twitter Chat Search Tool
Not sure of the date/time of a Twitter chat? Use Tweriod's search tool and listings to find it.

TweepsMap
Type in your Twitter log-in and this maps where your followers are from.

Liquid Newsroom: Great Social Media and Multimedia Tools
Great list of web apps that work with Twitter and other social media.

Dronestagram
Site for sharing drone photography.

10 of the Most Useful Social Media Tools of 2013

How Journalists Can Use Vine Video

SwayWhat
Build charts and share them in a social community.

Ragan: Nine Useful Social Media Tools

NewsWhip
Monitors your social media feeds.

WhoSharedMyLink.com
MuckRack tool that helps you track who has shared your web link. Good for metrics.

NewsWhip Social Amplifier
Real time ranking of stories powered by speed of new shares, likes, tweets and comments.

NewsWhip: Spike Social Media Dashboard
News filter and trend tracking.

SocialPointer
Monitor your brand in real time.

FollowerWonk
Helps you dig deeper into Twitter analytics and connect with influencers. Produce free analytics and graphic reports.

Nodexl Graph Gallery
Great visualizations of Twitter interactivity around various hashtags, topics, events.

PickDeck
Searches and analyzes thousands of sites to bring you photos, videos and other content of interest to you.

Mirror.me
Enter a Twitter account to see what that person cares about online.

Simply Measured
Free tools for measuring social media engagement.

Journalist's Resource: Twitter Research
From Harvard University's Shorenstein Center.

Tweetlevel
Created by PR firm Edelman, Tweet Level helps you search for people, topics and keywords.

Flipboard
Revolutionary iPad app allows you to read your Twitter and Facebook feeds like a magazine.

InsideFlipboard
In-house blog offers a few tips and tricks. You have to dig for them.

TweepsMap
Track where your Twitter followers are.

Newspapers on Pinterest

How to Use Storify as a Journalism Teaching Tool
Great tips from Poynter.

22 Apps and Tools Every College Journalism Student Should Know About

Poynter: Five Ways Journalists Can Use Social Media to Cover the Middle East

Fuck Yeah Journalism Tools: Twitter
Great collection of tools and instructional videos on this Tumblr.

Twitter for Sports
Great list of articles, tips, tricks and best practices from Twitter media.

Poynter Social Media Page

NBC News: Twitter Feeds of Storm Chasers
Blog devoted to backpack journalism.

Journalism.co.uk: Three Handy Twitter Tools
Measurement tools for retweets, etc.

Video: The Illustrated History of Twitter
From Mashable.

The Guardian: Twitter and Intellectual Larceny

How Social Media Can Affect Employment
Good tips of dos/don'ts on social media.

10 Ways Newspapers Are Using Pinterest

Poynter: Types of Stories That Make Good Storifies
Good examples: weather, breaking news, etc.

TwitterFeed
Feed your blog updates to your Twitter account using an RSS feed. Very cool.

WeFollow
A Yellow Pages for Twitter.

Topsy.com
Twitter search that doesn't suck.

TopTwitterShare.info
Track who has unfollowed you on Twitter.

Tools to Track Your Digital Footprints
Several social media ROI and market reach tools.

TweetStats
Reports on how often you tweet, what times, replies, etc. Key to developing a social media strategy.

BuddyPress
Build a social network into your Wordpress.org site.

TweetBeep
Sends any mentions from your Twitter account to an e-mail address you choose. You also can use Twitter alerts in your settings to notify you of any mentions.

Graphic: How Klout Works

Tools for Managing Your Twitter Followers

Radian6
Similar to ConvoTrack but with more features, this tool tracks online conversations about your tweets, hashtags, etc.

Twiends: Twitter How-To Page
Twitter basics in an easy-to-follow graphic.

Al Tompkins Online Tools for Journalists and Educators

GeoFeedia
Enables location-based searches for social media content. Users can type in a place name, address, even the name of a sports venue, or they can simply outline an area on a map. Geofeedia displays the latest geotagged content (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.) in the tagged area.

RebelMouse
Tool helps you build a site with your social media streams.

Trendistic
Track Twitter trends.

Twittervision
Live Trendsmap, it lets you see a visualization of tweets.

Twittearth
Similar to TrendsMap and Twittervision.

Twitchy
Twitter curation site.

20 Feet Twitter Metrics Aggregator

Time Hop
Sends you daily emails with what you were doing on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram that day.

Friend or Follow
Track people you follow who are not following you back. Great for clearing out your Twitter stream. Many of us do this quarterly.

TweepSearch
A search tool more powerful than the one built into Twitter. You can detail searches and track down someone whose Twitter handle you can't remember.

MyTweeple
A combined search and Twitter account management tool. Good for handling a large following.

TweetBeep
Sends any mentions from your Twitter account to an e-mail address you choose. You also can use Twitter alerts in your settings to notify you of any mentions.

Mom, This is How Twitter Works
Learn Twitter basics. Fun site.

Bliss Control
Manage all of your social network controls in one place.

Notification Control
Clean up email notifications with this tool.

Twitterless
Tells you who has stopped following you.

Storify.com
Created by Burt Herman, former AP foreign correspondent, this site allows you to curate social media into an archived story.

How to Write a Killer Twitter Headline

Sports Fan Graph
Track which teams have the most social media followers.

Storify and Social Media Curation Skills
Great tips and examples from the Knight Digital Media Center.

Social Media Today
A daily chronicle of Internet, mobile and tablet publishing news, information and opinion.

Mashable: 11 Sportswriters You Should Follow on Twitter

KDMC Twitter for Journalists
Helpful tips from the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley.

Five Rules for Journalists Using Storify
From Staci Baird from San Francisco State University.

Facebook Search
Great way to search for sources, other journalists.

40 Tips To Help Journalists Turn Facebook Into The Ultimate News Portal

Emphas.is
Crowdsourced funding for photojournalism projects, similar to Spot.us.

Postpo.st
Allows you to search for old tweets.

Lockerz
Makes it easy to move mobile phone or desktop photos to Twitter.

TwitPic
Makes it easy to move mobile phone or desktop photos to Twitter.

MediaBistro: Five Tools to Measure Your Twitter Influence

Peer Index
How effective is your Twitter account?

Twitalyzer
Analytics for your social media. Graphics, other stats on how influential you are as a tweeter.

Klout .com
Another Twitter analytics site.

Twittergrader
Evaluates how influential you are on Twitter.

Socialoomph
Twitter management tool that allows you to schedule tweets. Free and professional versions.

Retweet Rank
Are people retweeting what you post? See how you stack up with others.

TwitterCounter
Track Twitter statistics.

Trendistic.com
Tracks Twitter trends.

TwitScoop
See what's trending on Twitter.

TweetBeep
Set up alerts to track certain keywords on Twitter.

Twittercal
Sync your Twitter account with your Google Calendar.

Twtvite
A Twitter invitation tool that helps you schedule tweet-ups.

Wordpress: Twitter Tools Plug-in

Ifttt.com
Organize your social media and other online accounts.

Jeremy Caplan's Useful Sites
Apps, websites and other tools.

Mashable: 10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps

Photoshop Killer
Test an image to see if it has been Photoshopped or altered in any way. Not perfect but a good start at evaluating news photos and authenticity.

OneForty
Lists the best Twitter tools by category: desktop, mobile, media sharing, analytics, etc.

OneForty: News Twitter Tools
A must-bookmark list of key Twitter tools for news journalists.

Tweetmeme
Digg for Twitter. Very cool tool.

Listorious
Find and interview experts on Twitter

Useful Newsroom Social Media Tools
Nice list of resources from Kate Gardiner.

TimeToast
Free timeline creation tool. Post and share on web.

Tools for Managing Twitter Accounts

Five Tools for Building a Targeted Twitter Following

Formulists
Builds your Twitter lists for you. You can organize by location of follower.

Twitscoop
Operates somewhat like Hootsuite. Available for iPhone and iPod Touch.

BackType
Much like ConvoTrack and BackTweets, enter a Web site's address and measure it's social media impact.

Government Computer News: Who Tweets in Government?

Twackle
Aggregates tweets about sports leagues, teams, athletes, events, etc.

Lanyrd
A social conference directory. Think of it as an IMDB for conferences.

Wibki
Social bookmarking site in the spirit of Delicious.

Sportsin140.com
Tracks official athlete, coach and league Twitter accounts.

Coyle Media: Sports Fan Graph
Ranks pro and college teams and leagues by their Facebook and Twitter followers.

TweetMeNews
Create your own custom Twitter feed, similar to an RSS. Great tool.

Eight Great Twitter Directories

22 Sites for Twitter Backgrounds

Twitter Basics Powerpoint
A Powerpoint on Twitter fundamentals. Nice links and examples from Kathy Schrock.

MicroPlaza
Find information filtered by the people you follow.

TwitHorus
Aggregates and displays real-time tweet updates of tech companies by category.

GeoMeMe
Measure and share real-time local twitter trends.

iNewz
International news aggregator for the iPhone and iPod touch. Find it in the iTunes app store.

Smashing Magazine: 99 Essential Twitter Tools and Applications

10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2011

Graphic: What Happens on the Internet Every 60 Seconds

IsParade
A fun tool that animates your Twitter followers into a parade, with music and pop-up tweets.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Twitter
A great list of resources from Charles Curle Design.

Social Media Guide from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Sociable Blog: 100 Twitter Tools

OpenJason: 100 Top Twitter Tools

27 Twitter Tools to Find and Manage Followers

SPJ: Twenty Journalists to Follow on Twitter

MobiForms Developer
Develop mobile apps in HTML 5 with no programming. Download the software from this site.

Eight Tools to Filter Your Twitter Stream and News

RTDNA: Social Media Guidelines
Radio TV Digital News Association established guidelines for using Twitter and Facebook.

Washington Post: Retweets DO Equal Endorsements
Outlook piece from Sree Sreenivasan on how the Twitter bio description of "RTs don't equal endorsements" is an empty promise.

Onehub Transfers
Easily share files with your social network for free using Onehub Transfers. Upload files and post to twitter it's that easy. Upload any file type including .zip, .pdf, .jpg, .png, .gif, .mp3 and .txt.

URL Shorteners

Mashable: Worst Pro Athletes' on Twitter
Which ones average the most mistakes per 100 words. It's good ...

bit.ly
One of the more popular link compressors.

TinyURL
A popular link compressor that allows you to customize your compressed links.

Doiop.com
Choose a keyword to shorten your link to.

is.gd

j.mp

Ow.ly

YumURL

tr.im
Use cautiously, this site shut down for a short period in August 2009

LittleURL.net

Backgrounds

TwitterBackgrounds.com
Liven up your page with different designs and colors for your page. Easy-to-use. Many designs are free but some cost a small fee.

TwitterBackgroundsGallery

TwitRounds Free Twitter backgrounds

TLists
Allows you to search Twitter lists. Great tool that's used by Twitter itself and by Flipboard

TwitBacks

ColourLovers.com

Twilk
Use your followers' icons to make your background.

Mobile Applications

For iPhone: Twitter for iPhone, Hootsuite or Simply Tweet in the iTunes store.

For BlackBerry: TwitterBerry.

Sree's Sites from EIJ 2012

Rapportive
Analyzes your Gmail contacts and provides relevant info. about them, including Twitter handles.

A World of Tweets
Real-time visualization of Twitter around the world. Somewhat similar to TrendsMap.com, but much cooler.

Twiangulate
Wonderful tool. Enter two or more Twitter addresses and pinpoint their mutual followers. Great for sourcing and paring down a list of people to follow.

HashTracking
Track how far your Twitter account reaches. You can do the same with a specific hashtag.

Tweet Reach
This wasn't in Sree's list, but it's cool and works along the same lines as the aforementioned Hashtracking.

Facebook + Journalists
Like the page and join the conversation.

CheckFacebook.com
Monitor your FB account's engagement on this site.

Sree Tips on Facebook
Like the page and his tips will show up in your Facebook feed.

LinkedIn for Journalists
Does training tailored to journos every few weeks.

LinkedIn Labs
Cool projects and experimental features from LinkedIn employees.

Sree Tips on Facebook
Like the page and his tips will show up in your Facebook feed.

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