The Journalist Toolbox


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Andy Bull's insight:
Check out the links in this post to see the resources gathered so far in the Journalists' Toolbox

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Twitter courts small businesses with a new ‘Dashboard’ app


Twitter is looking to get small business owners more involved in its service with its latest standalone app.

Similar to tweet-tracking platforms Tweetdeck and Hootsuite, the new Dashboard app lets businesses monitor chatter about products, key words or hashtags that might escape direct "@" mentions. They can also schedule a lineup of tweets, see a more detailed readout on how tweets perform and even get auto-generated suggestions for potential messages.

For instance, the app could surface a praising tweet from a customer that a business might have otherwise missed, then prompt the brand to retweet it or respond in a certain way.

While bigger brands with dedicated social media teams have access to more sophisticated tools through Twitter's partnership program, the free app is geared towards small and medium-sized companies that are just interested in the condensed, easy-to-use basics....



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