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.
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 email@example.com.
We’ve added three great new features to Measured Voice’s Ideas Tab: you can now email ideas into Measured Voice, you can now save images as ideas, and we now show a preview for every link in Measured Voice.
Emailing Ideas into Measured Voice
If you go to the Ideas Tab on any of your channels, you’ll see a little notice “You can also email ideas to this channel.” Click on the notice, and we’ll create a unique email address you can use to add ideas to your channel without having to log in to Measured Voice.
Save that email address to your address book and send an email to it whenever you have an idea for a social media message but don’t have time to write one. The subject and body of your email will be added as an idea in your Measured Voice channel, and it will say that it was added by you.
I use this feature almost every day. Whenever I come across something I might like to share later, I simply email the URL with a note to my Measured Voice ideas email address. Later, when I have time to write a thoughtful message about it, I’ll log in to Measured Voice and my idea will be there waiting for me.
We know it’s hard to get people to add “yet another software tool” to their workflows. So we decided to let people use Measured Voice by using a tool they already use: email. Now, if you want to get people to share their ideas for social media content, just have them add their unique Measured Voice ideas email address to their address book. It’s a way to share their ideas for social media content without them having to log in to Measured Voice and without cluttering your inbox.
Saving Images as Ideas
Images are a powerful way to communicate to your audience. We want our customers to share more images, so we now let you save images as ideas. Simply click “Attach Image” when creating an idea and upload one from your computer or attach it to an email and send it to your ideas email address. When you turn the idea into a message, it’s ready for you to use with no need to re-upload.
Just like with adding images to messages, you can save JPEG, GIF or PNG images under 3MB.
Link Previews in Ideas
An idea saved with an image and a link.
If you ever save a link as an idea, we’ll show a preview of the link by pulling in a thumbnail, title, and description of the link. This will make it easier for you to tell what the links saved in your Ideas Tab are about. It also lets you drop links into your Ideas Tab without needing to add your own description of the link.
If you have any questions about the Measured Voice Ideas Tab, please leave them in the comments below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
This is a photograph of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, taken 150 years ago today.
I love this picture. I love it because Lincoln looks so anonymous in it. He’s just another person in the crowd. Certainly, when he gave the Gettysburg Address, he wasn’t just another person in the crowd. He was set apart. He stood on a podium and everyone gathered to hear him speak. But the point remains: he was just a person. What made him remarkable was that he understood the power of language.
He understood that words can change people’s minds, and that they could therefore change a country. With just 271 words, he reminded his audience of why America was so remarkable, why it was worth fighting for, and that the best way to honor the dead was to get to work creating a government worthy of their sacrifice.
There’s some irony that Lincoln believed that the world would forget his speech:
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
It’s true that no words, not even his, could adequately honor the dead. But he misunderstood that his words would be immortal. His words are precisely what remind us of those soldiers and what they were fighting for. I hope we never forget them.
The Gettysburg Address:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.