Janet Aronica

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Your Weekly Blogger News Round-Up

NY Times:

Using Twitter, Virginia Tech’s College Newspaper Kept on Publishing

“On Thursday, the newspaper’s Twitter account, @collegiatetimes, was providing updates every few minutes, quickly becoming a source for information about the shooting and the response on campus as students and staff members were locked down during the afternoon…. Within a few hours, the paper’s Twitter following grew by more than 18,000 — to more than 20,000 from 2,000 just before the news broke.”

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Problogger:

The Complete Blogger’s Guide to Facebook Marketing

“When it comes to Facebook marketing, there’s a widening gap between those who get it and those who don’t. When you get clear on your own Facebook marketing strategy, you can more easily use this powerhouse network to drive more exposure and traffic to your blog.”

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Social Media Examiner:

5 Reasons Your Business Should Be Blogging

Hint: It’s not just about SEO!

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TIME:

Oregon Court Rules Blogging Isn’t Journalism

Oregon judge Marco Hernandez has ruled against blogger Chrystal Cox in a defamation. Citing a confidential source as the starting point for the claims she had made, Cox believed that she was protected by Oregon’s Shield Law, which allows for journalists’ anonymous sources to keep their anonymity. The judge disagreed.

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TechCrunch:

Facebook to Launch Subscribe Button for Websites

“The plugin will allow a website’s visitors a one-click way to begin following all of the news from an individual reporter, public figure, politician, celebrity, or anyone else who wants to post public updates via their Facebook user profile.”

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Search Engine Land:

21 Types of Content to Boost Your SEO

“As search engines pay more and more attention to social signals, going viral is rapidly becoming one of the best ways to build links, attract attention, and establish authority and legitimacy in your field.”

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