On Thursday, Twitter essentially shut down hundreds of verified users after several high-profile accounts were hacked to help stem the tide of the attack. Verified users across the platform were and are still unable to tweet or log into their accounts if they had changed – or attempted to change – their passwords within the past 30 days. This has left many users wondering what the point of verification might be if prominent accounts from politicians like Barack Obama or corporate accounts like Apple could be hacked. Although this hack revealed no one online is ever truly safe from hackers, getting [...]
If you’ve looked at Instagram’s Discover page any time in the past 12 months, you’ve probably seen at least one influencer promoting a product or brand to their followers. If you’re like me, you might’ve even made a few purchases based on the recommendations of these trusted sources. But Instagram isn’t the only platform where you’ll find influencers promoting products. Check out YouTube, Facebook, Twitter – even Tik Tok – for influencers of all kinds promoting things like beauty products, car parts, restaurants, vacation destinations and everything in between. There are tons of benefits from leveraging influencer partnerships to further promote [...]
This is the third post of a three-part series. What can I say? I love Twitter. If you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, you know that I’ve found a way leverage Twitter for a number of professional purposes. From researching outlets and reporters to keeping up with the latest news, Twitter is an essential tool in a PR pro’s toolbox. Here are a few more ways to use Twitter for public relations (and one slightly less productive way). Twitter Lists My colleague Ashley Shuler wrote a whole blog post about the underused social media feature of [...]
Some big changes in the top social media apps are headed our way, though some may have already been in the palm of our hand. Check out what's new from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
This is Part 1 in a three-part series.Twitter is a mixed bag. Some days it’s a political minefield, other days you spend half an hour trying to figure out why “30-50 feral hogs” is trending. Googling “Why Twitter is” will result in autofill options of “Why Twitter is good,” “Why Twitter is bad,” and “Why Twitter is important.” Everyone you ask will have an opinion along this spectrum, and I’m no exception. I’ve been on Twitter since 2008, and after a decade+ of its platform updates and my own life changes, I’m still a loyal contributor to the social media site, [...]