The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet

If you ever have to manage the production of Social Media this will social media image sizing cheat sheet will save you a lot of time:  The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet by Lunametrics…. Well worth making a note of.  You can view the original posting here. It also includes a great table of the production spec too (which is good for briefing).

The-Ultimate-Complete-Social-Media-Sizing-Cheat-Sheet-by-LunaMetrics

Crowd Sourcing Examples

Here’s a great list of Crowd Sourcing examples I found on  http://www.openinnovators.net/

Intermediary Platforms

Research & Development platforms

Marketing, Design & Idea platforms

Collective Intelligence & Prediction platforms

HR & Freelancers platforms

Open innovation software

Intermediary open innovation services

Creative Co-creation

Corporate Initiatives

Product Ideas crowdsourcing

Branding & Design crowdsourcing

Peer Production & P2P

Public Crowdsourcing

Setting up rss syndication using hootsuite

I’ve taken this article from http://blog.hootsuite.com/ for reference.  It’s a step by step guide to syndicating your RSS feeds into other social media platforms.

Once you set up an RSS feed in HootSuite, you have the ability to take an RSS feed from any site and update it to your social network accounts automatically. Not only will this save you time, and effort, but will also make your social network accounts a hotspot for the latest news.

Follow the steps below to set up an RSS feed in HootSuite.

Here’s How

  1. Click the Launch Bar, go to Settings, and select “RSS/Atom”.Setting up RSS
  2. From here, click the button that says, “Add New Feed”.Add a new RSS Feed
  3. Paste the RSS feed URL into the “Feed URL” text field.
  4. Select the social profile(s) you want the RSS feed to post to, and choose the appropriate options.
  5. When you’re finished, click the “Save Feed” button, and you’ll be streaming feeds into your profile in no time!

 

Adding an RSS/Atom Feed to Hootsuite

I’ve copied this article from http://help.hootsuite.com for reference when setting up RSS news feed to Hootsuite.

Amanda
posted this on Aug 09 17:04

Really simply syndication (RSS) feeds are a great way to save time, and stay updated on the latest information from your favourite websites. Once you set up an RSS feed in HootSuite, you have the ability to take an RSS feed from any site and update it to your social network accounts automatically. Not only will this save you time and effort, but it will also make your social network accounts a hotspot for the latest news.

To add an RSS/Atom Feed

1.  From the launch menu on the left, select the gear (Settings) icon.

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2.  Under Settings, select RSS/Atom.
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3.  Under RSS/Atom Feeds, click plus (Add New Feed) icon.
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4.  Type in the URL.
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5.  Select a profile that will post the RSS feed.
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6.  Click and select how often you want HootSuite to check for new posts.
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7.  Click and select how many posts you want to occur at one time.
Note: If you select 5, but only 2 new posts are available, only 2 new posts will occur.
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8.  Click to add check mark, to include text from post in messages.
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9.  Type in text you want to add to each message; 20 characters maximum.
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10.  Click and select a URL shortener.
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11.  Click Save Feed.
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Alternatively, you can click Cancel to quit this process.

Schedule and upload bulk tweets using hoosuite

Here’s a excel spreadsheet for uploading tweets in bulk using hootsuite.  It’s created by Smart Little Kid.

Download the this spreadsheet here and fill in the table.  There are trouble shooting notes on the second tab.

Note: you may need to enable macros in excel. (Excel start menu > excel options > Trust Center > Trust Center settings > Macros).

All you need to do is:

Step 1) Download the utility
Step 2) Enable macros to run
Step 3) Enter date/times, tweets, URLs
Step 4) Click the “Export” button in the spreadsheet
Step 5) Use the CSV files on your desktop as input files for HootSuite Bulk Schedule

You can find more detailed instructions here on how to upload to the hootsuite bulk schedule system: http://www.hootsuitebulkupload.com/instructions.html