Jack Dorsey says Twitter needs an edit function 1/2/17

Twitter is considering an edit function for tweets.

In a seemingly impromptu chat on his platform last Thursday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave hope to those who have long advocated for the feature, telling one user that "a form of edit is def needed" and another that giving users the ability to edit their tweets is something the company is "thinking a lot about."

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Investigating rumors with TwitterTrails and scraping Web data without code 6/30/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we see how TwitterTrails evaluates the credibility of a rumor spreading in social media, and we learn how new tools are making it easier to extract data from websites.

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Tools from Twitter, and limited sharing via This. 2/17/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we explore some of the tools offered by Twitter to help news organizations harness the platform, and we learn about a new social network called This., which hopes to encourage sharing of only high-quality content.

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Social participation TV via Wayin, Excitem and iPowow 5/5/14

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

On-air TV programming combined with social media channels – dubbed "Social participation TV" – is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. In this week's Futures Lab update, we explore three tools that bring the mobile-device-using audience into a live broadcast.

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How can I keep individuals engaged through database marketing? 8/1/13

By Allan Barmak, consultant and author of "The Accidental Salesperson"

Even on the Internet, where people are separated geographically but closely connected online, the old sales adage still holds true – people buy from those they know, like and trust. Social media gives you an opportunity to quickly build a relationship with a vast audience.

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