WXYZ: IRS creates Instagram account ‘to reach more taxpayers’. “The Internal Revenue Service has launched an Instagram account ‘as part of a larger mission of helping all taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities.'”
Entomology Today: How to Make Your Bug Info Invasive (on Social Media). “You’ve built a spiffy website about your insect research, or written a new extension bulletin about the latest pest. But for some reason, it looks weird on Facebook, and never shows up in Google Search. Why not? The reason may lie behind the scenes, in the code of your website. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a code-wonk to fix this problem! There are a few simple changes you can make to spiffy up your presence on the web.” There is nothing earth-shattering here but in this quick article Dr. Gwen Pearson beautifully lays out why you should care about things like metadata. One of those articles you send to friends with the note “When I said x this is what I meant.”
Science Daily: Social media for medical journals operates in ‘wild west,’ needs more support to succeed . “In this first study to examine social media editor roles at medical journals, researchers found that while medical journals are using social media more to extend the reach of new research, the responsibilities and measures of success for these roles aren’t well defined or supported. More support is needed to get the information to the public more efficiently.”
HeraldReview: Through Apps And Workshops Museums Help Better The Lives Of Americans Living With Dementia. “On Sept. 24, the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) will launch the U.S. version of the award-winning ‘House of Memories’ dementia awareness program, originally developed in the U.K. by National Museums Liverpool to provide person-centered care for people to live well with dementia. The program offers training workshops, resources and activities, including the ‘My House of Memories’ app, the first of its kind in the world. The app features more than 100 interactive pages of MNHS collection items, which can help those living with dementia draw on memories to create personal connections with family, friends and caregivers.”
Social Media Explorer: Free Video Creation Tools for Social Media Marketers on a Budget. “In this post, you’ll find professional-level video editing software for Mac and Windows, mobile apps for quick compilations, screen and video recording tools, and instant GIF and thumbnail builders. But before we jump into reviewing them, let’s take a moment and recall few video publishing trends you should keep in mind before hitting the ‘Share’ button.”
Sendible: Social Media for Nonprofits: How to Make an Impact with Little Budget. “In this guide, I’m sharing exactly how you can make a big impact with little budget as a nonprofit on social media. From using interactive content to measuring the results you’re getting, I’ve got you covered!” This article will not help you with the close details, but it’s an excellent skeleton-of-information for understanding what you need to think about and what resources might help you.
ALA: New intellectual freedom resources for libraries on social media and controversial programs. “In response to program cancellations and rising concerns about social media access and privacy, the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee published new guidelines and a Q&A for library workers. ‘Social Media Guidelines for Public and Academic Libraries’ provides a policy framework for public and academic libraries that use social media. Topics range from staff responsibilities and acceptable behavior, to privacy and reconsideration forms.”