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Social Tools: Social search, verification, crowdsourcing and curation

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Handout featuring a number of social media tools for journalism as a companion to presentations given August 2013 at the Summer School for Investigative Reporting at SSE Riga, Latvia.

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  1. 1. Compiled  by  Mandy  Jenkins,  8/2013     zombiejournalism.com   Tap Into the Crowd Resource List Content Search Tools Twitter: Search Twitter by keyword, location and more. Search.Twitter.com/advanced Topsy: Search older tweets and photos. topsy.com/advanced-search Twazzup: Real-time keyword search, displayed in a visual format twazzup.com Twiangulate.com: Search for Twitter users by biography keyword and their connections to others. Social Buzz: Searches Twitter, Facebook and Google+, order by popularity social-searcher.com/social-buzz/ AllMyTweets: See all of a user’s tweets on one page. AllMyTweets.net Social Mention: Real-time keyword search across many social networks, plus ability to save searches to Excel. Socialmention.com Search.Stagram: Search Instagram photos and videos by keyword. search.stagram.com Facebook Status Search: Search public status updates. Openstatussearch.com Source Search Tools Facebook OpenGraph Searches: Top search box on facebook.com, dig in upon results to search by education, employer, location and more. LinkedIn Search for people: linkedin.com/search?trk=advsrch Filter your results by location, profession, company and more Search for skills: linkedin.com/skills/ Search and follow companies: linkedin.com/companies?trk=hb_tab_compy Check out New Titles and Departures under “Employee Insights” Quora: Ask questions and find related experts quora.com
  2. 2. Compiled  by  Mandy  Jenkins,  8/2013     zombiejournalism.com   Source Background Tools Foller Me: Insights on all public Twitter accounts Foller.Me Hachi: Search for connections across LinkedIn, Facebook and Gmail gohachi.com Find their other social networks: Use Identify (Firefox) or Falcon (Chrome) in your browser to see a social user’s other accounts Browser extensions Rapportive: Discover social networks of those who email you in Gmail Chrome Extension Watching Trends and Topics Trendsmap: See popular Twitter keywords on a location map Trendsmap.com TameIt: Trending links, keywords and people in your Twitter network Tame.It MagicRecs: See who is being followed on Twitter right now by those in your network Follow Twitter.com/magicrecs Google Alerts: Know when a mention of a source, story or yourself is posted anywhere online Google.com/alerts Location Searches Ban.jo: Mobile app that shows public tweets, Foursquare check-ins and Facebook check-ins on a map. Can be used online at app.ban.jo Geofeedia: Premium geolocation search tool. Can search down to the building, seeing located tweets and images. $ Geofeedia.com Mappeo: Search YouTube videos by their location. Mappeo.net Crowdsourcing Tools Google Docs: Create public forms, surveys and other shareable documents Docs.google.com MapaList: Create an automatic map from a Google spreadsheet and form Mapalist.com
  3. 3. Compiled  by  Mandy  Jenkins,  8/2013     zombiejournalism.com   Crowdmap: Create a mobile-friendly reader-assisted map crowdmap.com Tumblr: Simple blog interface allows for user submissions Tumblr.com Curation Tools Diigo: Save links of any sort to access from anywhere, anytime. Install the Diigo plugin on your browser to take full advantage of its ease. Diigo.com Storify: Compile tweets, YouTube videos, links, social photos, text and more into stories you can embed on your website. Be sure to install the Storify plugin for Chrome or Firefox to make it easier to add items. Storify.com Timeline: Arrange text, images, videos, tweets and more into an embeddable timeline out of Google Spreadsheets. Timeline.vertite.co/#embed RebelMouse: Create always-updating, embeddable section fronts around topics or events using social accounts, social searches and other feeds. Rebelmouse.com NewHive: Build visually compelling collections of related media for an embeddable and original alternative to a boring story package. Newhive.com Photo Verification Tools EXIF viewer: This tool lets you view the available Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) data on any image via an uploaded file from your desktop or a URL from the web. This may include the camera/scanner used, date taken and settings. regex.info/exif.cgi Reverse Image Search: This online tool allows you to see where else a particular image is in use across the web. This is handy for seeing if your image is being used without permission, as well as finding hoax photos used previously. tineye.com Error Level Analysis: See how/if an image has been Photoshopped. If part of an image’s scan stands out or looks lighter than the rest, the image may have been edited. Be sure to use the highest quality image you can find. fotoforensics.com

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