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    POST.NEWS FOR JOURNALISTS

    Editor’s note: Post.news is in beta in early 2023. We’ll be adding more resources here as the tool becomes more readily available. The platform doesn’t have an app yet, so save the page to your phone’s home screen.

    Post.news
    Social network and Twitter alternative with a discussion board feel to it.

    Business Standard: What is Post.news, the Twitter Alternative

    The Wrap: What is Post?

    TechCrunch: Post.news Funding

    Video: Post.news Overview and How to Use It

    Video: Post.news Walkthrough

    Post.news Database: Journalists and Media Outlets
    A long and growing list of Post.news handles for journalists. Want to be added to the database? Fill out this form.


    MASTODON FOR JOURNALISTS

    Mastodon
    A decentralized social media platform based on servers.

    A Five-Step Guide for Journalists Joining Mastodon
    From Robb Montgomery of the SmartFilm School.

    Mastodon for Journalists Video Tutorial
    Verification, security, profile, and following tips from Robb Montgomery of SmartFilm School.

    Wall Street Journal: Guide to Using Mastodon

    PressCheck.org: Find Verified Journalists on Mastodon
    A simple service to verify and share journalists’ profiles across any Mastodon server.
    Verified accounts get a badge to signal authenticity.

    Mastodon: List of Journalist-Focused Servers

    A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon

    Reddit: Hundreds of Journalists to Follow on Mastadon

    Slate: Could Mastodon Become a Social Media Mammoth?

    Columbia Journalism Review: Journalists Want to Re-Create Twitter on Mastodon. Mastodon is Not into It

    Mastodon Documentation: Dealing With Unwanted Content

    Mastonaut
    Mac app for Mastodon accounts

    GIJN: Six Common Questions for Journalists Joining Mastodon

    The European Union Institutions on #Mastodon


    TIKTOK FOR JOURNALISTS

    Reuters Institute at Oxford: How Publishers are Learning to Create and Distribute News on TikTok
    Read/download this in-depth report from the Reuters Institute from December 2022.

    Wired: A Beginner’s Guide to TikTok

    Bellingcat: TikTok Hashtag Analysis Tool
    Allows researchers to collect a dataset of TikToks associated with specific hashtags over lengthier periods.

    GIJN: A Guide to Investigating on TikTok

    Bellingcat: Investigate TikTok Like a Pro (2020)

    Five Tips for Journalists Using TikTok
    BBC’s Sophia Smith Galer shares advice for how journalists can work on the video sharing app.

    Reuters Institute Video: BBC’s Sophia Smith Galer on Using TikTok
    In this one-hour video, BBC religion and digital culture journalist Sophia Smith Galer talks about how she created the podumentary: The TikTok Election. She has 140k followers over 3 million likes on TikTok (and counting), and made headline news in 2020 when she used her knowledge of the platform to show how Donald Trump was using it to campaign for the presidency, even while trying to get the app banned.

    J-Source: TikTok for News: Why There’s a Place for Journalism on the App

    How the Washington Post is Using TikTok

    Digital Diplomacy: Journalists Adapt to Culture of TikTok

    The Guardian: Six-Part Series on the Rise of TikTok

    Publishers and Journalists on TikTok
    An extensive list, and you can request to edit the spreadsheet to add more.

    Journalists and Publishers on TikTok
    A list/mini app from Jeremy Caplan.

    10 Journalism TikTok Accounts to Follow (2020)

    #journalist Hashtag Videos on TikTok

    The School of Journalism (UK): Why Should Journalists Use TikTok
    Good basic info on TikTok.

    First Draft Video: How Journalists Can Use TikTok to Inform Their Reporting

    Columbia Journalism Review: The Modern Dilemma of TikTok Journalism

    Journalism.co.uk: Can TikTok Save Journalism? (2019)


    SNAPCHAT FOR JOURNALISTS

    Snap Map
    Live map of public stories people are sharing on Snapchat.

    Paul Bradshaw: How to Share, Store, Measure Snapchat Stories
    Real-time social media search and analysis.

    NY News Guild: A Beginner’s Guide to Snapchat for Media Professionals

    Five Ways to Find Useful Snapchat Accounts for Journalists

    NPR: Storytelling on Snapchat

    NPR Lunchbox
    Build text cards with this free browser-based tool.

    IJNet: Newsrooms and Journalists to Follow on Snapchat

    Journalism.co.uk: Snapchat’s Role in a Newsroom
    This piece is from 2018 but offers some interesting perspective.

    JEA: How High School Journalists Can Use Snapchat

    Snapchat for Journalists Presentation
    A good prezi slideshow on Snapchat basics from Abby Mergenmeier.

    Video: Snapchat for Journalists
    Brett Whitmarsh explains/demonstrates Snapchat for people over 35.

    Google Scholar: Snapchat Journalism
    A collection of academic journal articles on Snapchat and how it can be used for storytelling.


    FACEBOOK FOR JOURNALISTS

    Meta Journalism Project
    The platform for both Facebook and Instagram.

    Meta for Business: Facebook Journalism Courses
    The Facebook for Journalists Certificate is a free curriculum to make it easier for journalists to utilize Facebook and Instagram in their daily work: from newsgathering, to storytelling in new formats to engaging with their followers.

    SPJ Facebook Journalism Project Training
    Free training for your newsroom.

    WhoPostedWhat.com
    A non-public Facebook keyword search for people who work in the public interest. It allows you to search keywords on specific dates. You are granted access because of your work.

    Stalk Scan
    Scan Facebook profiles to see where people are posting.

    NPR’s Facebook Live Guide
    How to shoot video for Facebook.

    Crowdtangle Link Checker Chrome Extension

    Facebook Search Tool: People Findthor
    Search by employment past/present, relationship status, etc.

    Graph.tips for Facebook
    Track down a Facebook ID and search for information/posts by that person in FB.

    Meta Ad Library
    Look up ads and demographics on Facebook. Good for finding ads by parties and companies, ad targeting by region/demographics. Good for story idea generation.

    The Whip: Five Tips For Successful Facebook Live Videos

    ManyChat: Create a Facebook Messenger Bot

    Facebook Graph Search

    Graph.tips: Facebook Graph Search

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

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

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

    Facebook Safety for Journalists
    From 2017 but full of useful tips.


    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


    INSTAGRAM FOR JOURNALISTS

    NY News Guild: Three Ways Journalists Should be Using Instagram

    School of Journalism: How to Use Instagram as a Journalist

    Maximize Instagram for Journalism
    Some great tips in this Medium post by Tshepo Tshabalala.

    14 Data Journalism Instagram Accounts

    Picodash
    Search Twitter and Instagram photos.

    Yomapic
    Location search for Instagram and social network VKontakte.

    TweetGram
    Makes it possible for users to automatically tweet their Instagram photos and videos on Twitter. This will help to save time because they only have to post once on Instagram and have it on Twitter automatically.

    Gramfeed
    An Instagram search tool.


    TWITTER AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

    Twitter

    Post.news
    An alternative social platform to Twitter.

    TweetGPT
    A chrome extension that uses ChatGPT to write tweets.

    Twitonomy
    Tool can be used to observe a specific account’s activity and quickly identify signs of suspicious behavior. You also can browse, sort and remove people from your lists.

    TWDown.net: Twitter Video Downloader

    MuckRack Trends
    Works like Google Trends but also shows you how many articles are written about each term, as well as top publications and journalists covering each topic.

    Juicer.io
    Create and embed social media feeds on your site.

    Postwise.ai
    AI-driven Twitter writing tool

    Keyhole.co
    Track hashtags in real-time.

    Botometer
    Checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like.

    How to Search Tweets by Location
    Sub in Google Maps for MyGeoPosition when using this tool to search Twitter by location.

    Canva Twitter Hub
    Dozens of design templates for building shareable and header images for Twitter.

    AccountAnalysis.app
    This tool enables you to evaluate Twitter accounts. For example how automated they are, how many Retweets they post, or which websites they link to most often.

    International Journalists’ Network: How to Use Twitter’s #JournoRequest to Find Sources for Your Stories

    The Citizen Browser Project
    The Markup, a nonprofit focused on data-driven investigations of technology and how it influences society, designed this tool to audit the algorithms that social media platforms use to distribute news and narratives to different communities.

    Parsely Currents
    Create a free account and inform your decisions with real audience attention habits, distribution trends, and more.

    ProPublica: Politicians Tracked by Politwoops
    Politwoops tracks tweets deleted from politicians’ Twitter accounts.

    Social Searcher
    Collates postings on social media networks.

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

    Bellingcat: Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Verification

    Down Detector
    Sends you alerts when your favorite social platforms and sites are down.

    Vista Social: AI Assistant for Writing Social Media Posts
    Uses ChatGPT technology to help you write better social posts. Has a free account option.

    LinkedIn Labs
    Cool projects and experimental features from LinkedIn employees.

    Media Outlets on Telegram
    A list of publishers and their Telegram messaging accounts.

    InoReader
    Read up to 150 social media accounts in this reader.


    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


    Vicinitas.io
    Download up to 5,000 Twitter followers for free.

    BirdHunt.co
    An easy way to get the geotagged search on Twitter from a map interface.

    Chirr
    A Twitter thread-making tool.

    Typefully
    Write, schedule and publish on Twitter.

    Tradint: Six Advanced Twitter Methods for Capital Market Insights and Analysis

    Twitter: 5 Tips for Spotting Misinformation on Twitter

    Newslit.com
    Personalized and easy-to-digest news briefs based on your topics of interest and/or Twitter network.

    FactSparrrow
    A smart personal AI resource created by Repustar that offers a new way for information consumers to engage in their own fact-checking and interventions by accessing credibility indicators at the very moment they encounter claims. The experience is live so far in a couple of channels – on Twitter as a bot for a few months, and more recently as a Chrome browser extension. Our vision is to make FactSparrow the go-to, trusted resource for credibility indicators anywhere people consume information about the things happening in the world.

    TwemexApp
    Easily access someone’s most popular recent content, most popular tweets of all time, content around specific keywords/phrases.

    Munch
    Uses AI to repurpose video content for social channels and more

    RJI: 6 Ways to Incorporate Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces in Your Audience Strategy

    GIJN: Simple Tips for Verifying if a Tweet Screenshot Is Real or Fake

    Reddit: Journalist Outreach Best Practices

    Thread Creator
    Create and schedule Twitter threads for free.

    Chirr App
    Helps you create Twitter threads on the fly.

    Typefully
    Another great browser-based app to help you create Twitter threads.

    TweeterID
    Twitter ID and username converter. Trace who is behind an account.

    Spoonbill
    Lets you see profile changes from the people you follow on Twitter or other social networks. Keep updated on your friends’ and family members’ bios, websites, locations, and names.

    Chirpty
    Visualize your Twitter circle of followers and those you interact with.

    Linktree
    Popular with social media users who want to list all of their accounts in one place.

    First Draft News: Newsgathering and Monitoring on the Social Web

    Video: How to Mute a Word in Twitter
    Long press on the word. It’s easy.

    GIJN: How to Use Tweetdeck for Open-Source Investigations

    Best Twitter Search Tricks
    All kinds of filters and resources.

    Mobile and Social Media Journalism: A Practical Guide
    Blogs, tutorials, industry sources, syllabuses and more. Site is tied to a journalism textbook.

    Twlets.com
    An easy way to download Twitter data. Get anyone’s tweets, followers, likes, videos, and more into Excel.

    GIJN: How to Identify Bots, Trolls and Botnets

    iAnnotate
    Bookmark and share content to social platforms from this phone app.

    Usersearch.org
    Find the person behind a username, email address or phone number.

    IJNet: Social Media for Journalists – The Basics

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

    45 Free Social Monitoring Tools

    Seven Ways Journalists Can up Their Social Media Game

    Downdetector
    Monitor when your favorite services are down or having problems. Good for tracking outages on social accounts, government sites, etc.

    Telegago
    A search engine for Telegram.

    TrollBusters: Global Safety Resource Hub
    A map of security tools from around the world.

    Meltwater
    Track online data from social media channels.

    WhoTwi
    Just enter a Twitter ID to run a simple analysis. Analyze friends, tweet trends, follows and followers.

    Buzzsumo
    Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor. Find the key influencers to promote your content.

    Tweet ID Datasets
    Twitter’s terms of service don’t allow tweet datasets to be published on the web, but they do allow tweet identifier datasets to be shared. This site is a catalog of datasets that are publicly available on the web.

    Stck.me
    Build a super profile for your socials. Post audio, ebooks, video, etc.

    Social Jukebox
    Eliminates the need to continually schedule your posts, and manage your content.

    Journalism.co.uk: Tips to Improve Your Social Media Presence

    GIJN Toolbox: Searching Social Media

    Social News Desk
    A great newsroom tool to manage stations’ social media accounts. It helps us map out the day’s posts (but also very flexible to upgrade and change). It was created by two former newsroom managers so they understand what producers need.

    FollowersAnalysis
    Followers analysis helps you analyze Twitter followers, export followers list in CSV, compare multiple twitter accounts and their followers, track followers growth rate and search Twitter profiles.

    Skopenow
    Assists with OSINT searches as a real time search engine which allows the users to aggregate, curate and report on data. The paid desktop tool uses image-recognition AI to locate objects, keywords and behaviors from narrative and visual media data sets.

    Meltwater
    Track online data from social media channels.

    First Draft News Journalist Guides
    Guides to social sources, copyright law and covering trauma.

    First Draft News Journalist Guides
    Guides to social sources, copyright law and covering trauma.

    GIJN: Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content

    Mapillary
    A street-level imagery platform, powered by collaboration and computer vision. Use it to find user generated pictures of a variety of countries and cities.

    Digital Forensics: Using Social and Online Tools to Find Great Stories
    Video from an ONA ’19 conference panel with great tools and tips.

    Editor & Publisher: Journalists Are Routinely Vilified on Social Media; Women Endure Brunt of Abuse


    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


    Videos: Online Investigative Tips for Journalists
    This playlist provides quick tutorials in online tools from AFP journalists. Go back in time using maps, learn how to use your phone to read foreign languages, search the web using a photo and more. Videos featuring specific investigations take you inside AFP’s bureaus around the world where journalists put some of these tools to use every day.

    GIJN Tipsheet: How to Monitor Social Media for Misinformation

    Semiphemeral
    Automatically delete your old tweets.

    The Social Media Reporter
    This Medium page is a guide to using social media for newsgathering. It covers verification, organizing your feeds, covering trending stories, and finding material from a specific location/or a specific beat.

    Marketing Insider: 10 Social Media Tools
    From a marketing pub but the tools are applicable to social media editors at media outlets.

    Meet Edgar
    A content scheduling tool.

    Tagboard
    Social search and display platform.

    Visage
    Create visual content for social media using customizable templates.

    Tweepi
    Engage users, get Twitter followers and grow your brand.

    Troll-Busters
    Resources galore for dealing with online harassment. Built by journalists for journalists.

    Foller.me
    Social backgrounding tool helpful for fact-checking. Gives you rich insights into any public twitter profile. Data about topics, mentions, hashtags, followers, location and more.

    Pipl.com
    Find info on the person behind the email address, social username or phone number. Great for verifying account legitimacy.

    PeekYou.com
    Free people search tool.

    Spokeo.com
    Search people by name, phone, address and social media account.

    How to Monitor Social Media for Misinformation

    Global Investigative Journalism Network: Advanced Guide to Verifying Video Content

    Who.is
    Type in a domain name, IP address or person’s name to find site information or who owns/registered what online.

    Slides: Tips on Using Tweetdeck for Twitter
    ”Cyberstalking for Journalists” presentation from Dallas Morning News staff.

    WikiMapia
    Use for fact-checking locations of photos and videos shared on social media.

    Buzz Sumo
    Find the most popular content online and analyze topics, competitors and keywords.

    GIJN: Social Media in Your Newsroom: A Tipsheet on Distribution and Engaging Audiences

    Social-Searcher
    Social search engine.

    13 Style and Grammar Tips for Twitter Success

    Joy Mayer: Social Listening Tools

    Journalism.uk: List of News Bots

    Consumer Reports: How to Filter Hate Speech and Misinformation on Social Media

    Varia Media
    Paid subscription tool allows you to follow news outlets and social media sources that are relevant for you in one place? Create as many customizable feeds as you want, tailored to your sources and your keywords. Include news media and social media from our global sources catalog, or add your own favorite RSS feed.


    For more training videos, visit our YouTube page.


    The News Movement
    An English-language news outlet with a strong focus on social media.

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

    Using Twitter as a Data Resource: Social Media Research Tools (2017)

    Washington Post: Top Political Reporters to Follow on Twitter in Every State (2020)

    Election 2020 Twitter List: Swing State Newsrooms to Follow

    Real Active Followers
    It helps journalists acquire organic followers for their Twitter account. They also have a page where they give free Twitter followers.

    Why Audience Engagement Holds the Key to a Thriving Future

    TNW: Tips for Creating Social Video Content

    12 Social Media Tips to Help Journalists Work Better

    Socialkit: Customizable Templates for Social Media Accounts

    Essential Tools and Tactics for Video on Social

    StoryBench: How to Use Reddit: A Guide for Journalists

    API: Finding a Voice on Social Media: Insights for Local Newsrooms

    Free or Cheap Tools for Social News Gatherers

    ONA 2016 Session Notes and Materials

    Twitter List Copy Tool
    Copy over a Twitter list from another account.

    Electoral
    Tool to manage your Twitter lists.

    USGS Social Media Accounts to Follow
    Key accounts for tracking earthquakes and environmental news.

    Storyful Multisearch
    Search multiple social media platforms at once.

    Graph.tips
    Experimental Facebook Graph Search Engine.

    Product Hunt: Best Tools for Livestreaming
    Great list that includes Periscope.

    Swipefile
    Writing examples for dozens of different types of writing: emails, social, memos, etc.

    Reported.ly
    From First Look Media, global news delivered entirely through social media.

    Geosocial Footprint
    A footprint is combined bits of location information that a user divulges through social media, which ultimately forms the users location “footprint”. For Twitter.com users, this footprint is created from GPS enabled tweets, social check-ins, natural language location searching (geocoding), and profile harvesting.

    Spoonbill
    Lets you see profile changes from the people you follow on Twitter or other social networks. Keep updated on sources’ bios, websites, locations and names.

    Hash
    Get a glimpse inside what’s trending on Twitter.

    Vine Viewer
    Search all kinds of Vine videos.

    London School of Economics: Current Social Media Research Tools

    91 Free Twitter Tools and Apps to Fit Any Need

    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.

    Learno: Online Courses for Media Professionals
    Data viz, social media, verification and more.

    JournoResource: Reporting Tips for Verifying Social Media UGC

    LifeHacker: Search Twitter More Efficiently

    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.

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

    NY Times: Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop

    30 Tools to Help Journalists Use Twitter Better

    10 Twitter Links for Journalists

    Teaching Students to Write Stories for Social Media

    TwiPho
    A searchable feed of Twitpics.

    91 Free Twitter Tools and Apps

    Nine Free Social Media Tools

    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, formerly of Twitter, on innovation and social media.

    Sweeter Tweet
    Programmable auto-tweeter.

    Use TwitterCounter to Check Impact on Social Media

    Twee-Q
    Tells you what proportion of that account’s recent retweets (made during the last 100 tweets) were of comments or opinions issued by men or by women.

    How to create, manage and embed Twitter collections

    Searching Social Media
    A Google Doc full of tips and links from Joy Mayer.

    StoryBench: Optimizing Your News Article for Social Media

    15 Tips for Newsgathering via Twitter
    Tips form Sarah Marshall’s blog.

    Bottlenose
    Track topics across social media.

    Pablo
    New tool to design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

    Electoral
    A new way to build Twitter lists.

    How to Put a Poll in a Tweet
    App turns photos on your phone into cool story websites.

    Buffer: Headline Formats for Tweets, Emails, etc.
    App turns photos on your phone into cool story websites.

    Social Bro
    Manage your Twitter lists. Developed by Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

    Journalism.co.uk: Social Media and Reporting
    How news outlets are using Twitter, YouTube, Google+ in news reporting.

    ReadWrite: An Illustrated Guide to Twitter Jargon

    Juicer
    Aggregate all of your social media into one feed.

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

    Journalists Should See Vine as a Social Storytelling Resource

    Modern Journalist: Twitter List of Journalism Educators

    Heidi Cohen: 27 Tips to Improve Your Twitter Strategy

    Tools for Creating Images for Social Media

    How Journalists Can Get the Most Out of Twitter

    Buffer: The Big List of 61 Social Media Tools

    21 Twitter Tools Every Power User Should Use

    The Ultimate List of Social Publishing Tools

    Seen.co
    Track hashtags.

    Cur.to
    Follow any topic on multiple social networks.

    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.

    49 Curation and Clipping Tools

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

    PBS Idea Lab: Tips for Using Social Media as a Reporting Tool

    Podcast: When Should Pinterest be Part of Your Social Media Strategy

    Analyze Words
    Measure your Twitter style.

    CJR: The New Importance of Social Listening Tools

    Buffer: Social Media Resource Kit
    Good tools and resources. Geared to marketing but it also has some tools helpful to journalists.

    Storybench: Reddit: A Guide for Journalists

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

    BuzzSumo
    Let’s you track social media content on your website.

    Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles and Emails

    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.

    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.

    Buffer: 59 Free Twitter Tools

    Journalism2Ls: Twitter Tools for Journalists

    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.

    Twitter “Everyday Moments” Advertising Tool

    Steve Buttry: How to Use Twitter’s Advanced Search

    TweetDeck
    Another great Twitter management tool.

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

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

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

    SAM Desk
    A social media research and storytelling tool.

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

    Jeremy Caplan: Twitter List of Cool Portfolio Tools

    Content Curation Tools Supermap
    Resources galore from Robin Good.

    10 Basic Twitter Tools Experts Use

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

    Ragan: Nine Useful Social Media Tools

    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.

    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.

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

    TweepsMap
    Track where your Twitter followers are.

    22 Apps and Tools Every College Journalism Student Should Know About

    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.

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

    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.

    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

    Twitchy
    Twitter curation site.

    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.

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

    Notification Control
    Clean up email notifications with this tool.

    Twitterless
    Tells you who has stopped following you.

    How to Write a Killer Twitter Headline

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

    Mashable: 11 Sportswriters You Should Follow on Twitter

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

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

    Peer Index
    How effective is your Twitter account?

    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.

    Trendistic.com
    Tracks Twitter trends.

    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.

    Mashable: 10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps

    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.

    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

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

    Wibki
    Social bookmarking site in the spirit of Delicious.

    22 Sites for Twitter Backgrounds

    Smashing Magazine: 99 Essential Twitter Tools and Applications

    Graphic: What Happens on the Internet Every 60 Seconds

    Sociable Blog: 100 Twitter Tools

    SPJ: Twenty Journalists to Follow on Twitter

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

    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.

    is.gd

    j.mp

    Ow.ly

    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

    TwitBacks

    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.

    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.

    iDreveal.com
    iDreveal turns information into intelligence. We are a team of social media and identity investigation experts. Its experts solve the most complex OSINT investigations including, espionage, locating witnesses and pedophiles, high-profile celebrity and murder investigations, scams and more.


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