Social Media Tips

Bea Hundal March 30, 2012 0

The third AAJA & SAJA Advanced Social Media Workshop at Columbia University was yet another fun, successful and educational night.  Social media guru Sree Sreenivasan’s popularity packed out the Pulitzer World Room once again!  AAJA stars Jeannie Park & Fred Katayama were even in the audience.

This years attendees received two bonuses.  Firstly we all had the opportunity to hear NPR’s Andy Calvin, (@acalvin) speak in the lecture hall across the way. Then we were all treated to a ‘two for the price of one’ deal (as if free isn’t an amazing enough deal already.)  Social media coach, Linda Bernstein aka @wordwhacker, was present and assisting Sree and the rest of us with #sreetips.

Columbia journalism school professor Sree was as entertaining and as educational as always.  With the social media landscape changing by the day, the workshop covered all new material as is the case each year. This year I learned how to text using Twitter and why it’s so important and to make Twitter ‘blue’ amongst a long list of other tips.

Websites I noted down included WhatTheFacebook.com and HashTracking.com. WhatTheFacebook.com shows how easily anything on Facebook can be shared publicly by your so-called friends. Another site, OpenStatusSearch.com, shows you how many people share information publicly that should have stayed private in the first place.  The lesson?  Be very careful online people.

To find out more information on these and other social media tips check out Sree’s social media guide: bit.ly/sreesoc and Sree’s social media blog for CNET: http://bit.ly/sreetips. @Sree is also back on our TV screens and can be found on WCBS-TV on Wednesday mornings at 6:50am.

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