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The Single Tool I Cannot Live Without (Crowdtangle)

The Single Tool I Cannot Live Without (Crowdtangle)

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Crowdtangle

Hi:

I often get this question from clients and colleagues: What is the one tool you cannot live without?

Besides email :)? (Still the killer app).

There is not ONE tool or application I cannot live without IN GENERAL, but there are tools that I cannot live without in categories of work. This week I’ll focus on the category of “listening”. Tools that help you understand what content is working with your audience on the platform(s) you care about. Next week? Social Media network management tools.

Crowdtangle:

Without a doubt, CrowdTangle is the single most important tool that I use to help keep my clients on top of the social media race. CT allows me to create my own lists of facebook pages to monitor and then learn, in real time, what content is working RIGHT NOW on facebook and what is not.

So What? This gives me a window into what content is resonating with a specific targeted audience and then allows me to either A) create similar content for my clients or B) “newsjack” that content and make it relevant for my audience.

In a world where memes and content goes “viral” in minutes, being able to have a window into what content is ABOUT to go viral is critical for winning.

What I have for you:

  • Stop Saying Technology is Causing Social Isolation: I love this piece. I hope you do as well!
  • Video: Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween Candy Challenge. So so so funny.
  • Resources: How to compose an awesome photo for Instagram, the science behind a winning infographic; How teens are using social media.

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Best,

Shaun Dakin – Dakin Associates

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What I’m Reading

Stop saying technology is causing social isolation — Medium
Stop saying technology is causing social isolation — Medium

I love this post. If it was not for social media I would not have the 1000’s of friends and colleagues that I’m proud to work with across the world.

 

Twitter Increases Follow Limit From 2,000 to 5,000 Accounts
Twitter Increases Follow Limit From 2,000 to 5,000 Accounts

Twitter’s support team announced today the number of accounts you can follow has increased from 2,000 to 5,000.

We've Lost Nearly Half Our Social Referral Traffic in the Last 12 Months
We’ve Lost Nearly Half Our Social Referral Traffic in the Last 12 Months

Important self awareness piece from another one of my favorite social media tools and companies: Buffer.

 

Wolf predicts what will happen in 2016 - Business Insider
Wolf predicts what will happen in 2016 – Business Insider

Top business-strategist Michael Wolf shares a massive presentation on the future of tech and media in 2016.

Video

YouTube Challenge - I Told My Kid I Ate All Their Halloween Candy Again - YouTube
YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kid I Ate All Their Halloween Candy Again – YouTube

Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween Candy Challenge. You can never get enough of this !

Resources and Tools

These 9 Pro Tips On Immaculate Composition Will Help You Win At Instagram
These 9 Pro Tips On Immaculate Composition Will Help You Win At Instagram

A new video from Cooperative of Photography gives amateurs a leg up with 9 solid tips for better photo composition.

 

Infographic: The Science Behind the 1,000 Most Popular Infographics
Infographic: The Science Behind the 1,000 Most Popular Infographics

There’s nothing like a good infographic about good infographics.

5 Lesser Known Facebook Page Features for Marketers
5 Lesser Known Facebook Page Features for Marketers

Do you manage a Facebook page for your business? In this article, you’ll discover five lesser known Facebook Page features for marketers.

 

How Teens Use Mobile, Social, Video, and Messaging [Report]
How Teens Use Mobile, Social, Video, and Messaging [Report]

How Teens Use Mobile, Social, Video, and Messaging [Report].

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Shaun
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