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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

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

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That
When I finally got off my butt and went for a walk on my prep for me weight loss challenge, I decided to listen to a podcast to make the walk more interesting. I stumbled across a recording on TED Talks which sparked my curiosity - "Let's design social media that drives real change" by Wael Ghonim. Now Wael's talk was about his activism in and how he took to social media to invigorate a huge chang...
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Marc Marty

Periscope's Update 1.3.5 For IOS

Periscope's Update 1.3.5 For IOS
Periscope released update 1.3.5 for IOS yesterday (February 16, 2016) with some cool new features. The new daylight map feature allows you to see a subtle curb (see below) on the map that would allow you to view endless sunrises and sunsets around the world by simply following the curve around the map.   You can also now view a broadcaster's local time inside their broadcast as long as it's l...
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Marc Marty

Meet Rosenberg PD and Introducing Tweet Jukebox

Meet Rosenberg PD and Introducing Tweet Jukebox
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast we introduce you to Rosenberg Police Department in Texas . They are killing it in the area of law enforcement social media.  They have over 94,000 followers on their Facebook page and they are pushing out some great content. Check out their latest video below. Tip / Tool of The Week   Our tool of the week and featured interview ...
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Marc Marty

Introducing Arlen Castillo, Facebook Code Generator and Content, Content, Content

Introducing Arlen Castillo, Facebook Code Generator and Content, Content, Content
Click the arrow to play this episode. Facebook's Code Generator How secure is the access to your personal Facebook profile page and your department’s fan page? Can you access your accounts by simply entering your email address and password? Law enforcement accounts on the world wide web and social media are high value targets when we’re talking hackers. Recently, it’s been reported that ISIS is se...
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