Post to Tumblr from Measured Voice

You can now share text, photo, and link posts to Tumblr from Measured Voice. It’s no secret that we love Tumblr, so we hope this feature will encourage more of you to start Tumblr blogs of your own.

To connect a Tumblr blog to Measured Voice, log in to your Tumblr account, then go to your Measured Voice channel settings and select “Connect with Tumblr.” Tumblr will ask you to confirm that you want to connect Measured Voice. Once you do, we’ll let you select which of your blogs you’d like to manage from your channel. You can manage your main blog or any of your group blogs.

Text posts

Text posts are the default. Whatever you write in the message area in Measured Voice will be sent as a text post to Tumblr. You can even include HTML for formatting and links, but be careful – if you try to send HTML to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Flickr, it won’t look good.

Photo posts

If you attach an image to a message, it will be shared as a photo post on Tumblr. The message itself will be shared as the caption for the photo. You can use HTML in your message there, too.

Note that we only support posting single images at this time and that large animated gifs may not work.

Link posts

If you attach a link to your message, it will be shared as a link post on Tumblr. The title and description of the attached link can be edited within Measured Voice, and whatever you write in the message area will show up under the link.

Metrics

Here’s how we currently measure the impact of your Tumblr posts:

  • Audience is the number of people following your blog.
  • Reach is the same as audience. Ideally, we’d add up the followers of each blog that reblogs your posts, but Tumblr doesn’t share those numbers.
  • Kudos is not available from Tumblr.
  • Engagement is the total number of “notes” on your post, which includes both likes and reblogs.

As Tumblr lets us get more data about your posts, we will add it to your reports.

If you have any questions about using Measured Voice to manage Tumblr, leave them in the comments below or email us at help@measuredvoice.com.

Based on data we gathered from July 31 to Oct 28 this year, the State Department, Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, NOAA, and VA are the most prolific federal agencies on Twitter.

We shared this along with much more (too much, maybe?) analysis of government tweets in a webinar earlier this month. You can watch a video of the webinar on HowTo.gov.

Based on data we gathered from July 31 to Oct 28 this year, the State Department, Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, NOAA, and VA are the most prolific federal agencies on Twitter.

We shared this along with much more (too much, maybe?) analysis of government tweets in a webinar earlier this month. You can watch a video of the webinar on HowTo.gov.

How We Got “Please” and “Thank You” on Brain Pickings →

Why the line between politeness and bossiness is a linguistic mirage.

An anthropologist explores where the words “please” and “thank you” came from.

Post Images to Flickr from Measured Voice

You can now send images to Flickr from Measured Voice. It’s a great and easy way to build an audience on Flickr while creating an archive of the images you create for social media.

To add Flickr to Measured Voice, log in to your Flickr account, go to your Measured Voice channel settings, and select “Connect with Flickr.” Flickr will ask you to confirm that you want to connect Measured Voice. Once you do, you’re all set.

As you might expect, you need to attach an image to your message if you want to post it to Flickr. The message itself will be displayed on Flickr as the image caption. For instance, this post on Flickr was created at the same time as this Tweet:

Note that the text of the Tweet is the same as the description of the image on Flickr.

Here’s how we currently measure the impact of your Flickr posts:

  • Audience is not available from Flickr. If we could measure the number of people who have listed you as a contact on Flickr, we would count that as your audience, but we cannot get that information from Flickr at this time.
  • Reach is the number of times your image has been viewed on Flickr.
  • Kudos is the number of favorites on your image.
  • Engagement is the number of comments on your image.

As Flickr lets us get more data about your images, we will add it to your reports.

If you have any questions about using Measured Voice to manage Flickr, leave them in the comments below or email us at help@measuredvoice.com.

Post to LinkedIn from Measured Voice

You can now use Measured Voice to manage and measure posts on your LinkedIn company pages. If you’ve wanted to share content on LinkedIn, but haven’t had the time to manage another service, this is a great chance to start using it.

To add LinkedIn to Measured Voice, go to your channel settings and select “Connect with LinkedIn.” LinkedIn will ask you to log in and confirm that you want to connect Measured Voice. Once you do, we’ll let you select which of your company pages you’d like to manage.

Posting to LinkedIn on Measured Voice is very similar to posting to Facebook. You can write simple text posts and have the option of attaching links to your posts with customized titles and descriptions. The only difference is that you cannot post images to LinkedIn yet.

Here’s how we currently measure LinkedIn posts:

  • Audience is the size of your audience at the time you post.
  • Reach is the same as audience. We hope to use LinkedIn’s “impressions” number for this in the future.
  • Kudos is the number of likes on your message.
  • Engagement is the number of comments on your message.

As LinkedIn lets us get more data about your messages, we will add it to your reports.

If you have any questions about using Measured Voice to manage LinkedIn, leave them in the comments below or email us at help@measuredvoice.com.

Being marketed to on a social networking site can feel a little like receiving a post on your Facebook wall from your aunt asking if you’re finally coming to visit for Christmas.

Your job, as a business owner, is to be the coolest aunt the world has ever seen.

Tumblr: The Future of Content Marketing? | Site Pro News  (via unionmetrics)

ucresearch:

Students at UCSF can soon get course credit for editing medical Wikipedia articles, joining a group of medical professionals and others dedicated to improving available health information online.
Read more about it here →

This is fantastic.

ucresearch:

Students at UCSF can soon get course credit for editing medical Wikipedia articles, joining a group of medical professionals and others dedicated to improving available health information online.

Read more about it here

This is fantastic.

If a thousand lines of letters in UNIX qualifies as a technology (the computer code for a web page), then a thousand lines of letters in English (Hamlet) must qualify as well. They both can change our behavior, alter the course of events, or enable future inventions.

Kevin Kelly

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