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Marc Marty

Twitter's 280 Characters & Emergency Management

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​ You can now tweet 280 characters rather than 140 on Twitter. Twitter claims they first tested this in September of this year, " so every person around the world could express themselves easily in a Tweet." Personally, I think Twitter is trying to stay in the game with the other social media platforms that are often adding new features monthly and...
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Tamrin Olden

Instagram Tip: Using Location to Expand Reach

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If you aren't using locations in your Instagram posts and stories you should be! It's a quick and easy way to expand your reach, target your audience and create opportunities to connect and engage with the community. Here are three reasons why and how to do it: Geotag your location: Something so simple yet oftentimes forgotten. Doing this allows yo...
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Marc Marty

FotoJet, Another Tool For Creating Graphics

FotoJet, Another Tool For Creating Graphics
FotoJet claims to be a free online collage maker, graphic designer and photo editor where you can turn your photos into amazing works of art in minutes! It's developed by PearlMountain Limited, a dedicated graphics software developer. ​ ​ There are many different web based programs out there that you can use to create professional looking...
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Marc Marty

Anchor The IOS App

Anchor The IOS App
Anchor is a free app for IOS that allows you to record and broadcast up to 2 minutes of audio.  It’s being touted as the first true public radio.  Once you record a wave and publish it, your listeners can reply creating instant conversations.  Recording audio in Anchor is easy.  Simply hold your phone up to your ear as you would when speaking on the phone and speak.  When ...
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Mike Bires

Terms of Use For Law Enforcement Social Media

Terms of Use For Law Enforcement Social Media
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, guests Billy Grogan and Kathryn Hamel discuss the importance of terms of use pages for social media pages managed by law enforcement agencies. The show's content and video were derived from a blog post authored by Billy, " What Every Law Enforcement Facebook Page Needs. " We collaborated with Billy and expanded it to not...
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Mike Bires

Are You Using The Facebook Instant Reply Feature?

Are You Using The Facebook Instant Reply Feature?
We all know staying on top of those incoming messages on Facebook can sometimes pose a challenge for us here in law enforcement social media. For example, if you are in an organization where monitoring of your department's social media platforms 24 hours a day is not possible, you only have two choices; Ignore the incoming messages and address them the next time a member of your social media team ...
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