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Ross McCulloch
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Social media for social good
Social media for social good

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My Digital Detox newsletter has just hit in-boxes. This month there's 10 Halloween must-reads for non-profit professionals, how to research competitors on Facebook and 13 brilliant YouTube tutorials.

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Still time to join us :)
With over 1 billion user worldwide Facebook is still the social media powerhouse. That said, many charities don’t understand how to get the most out of the channel. This webinar will look at the simple technical set-up of a Page or Group and, more importantly, how you create content that really connects with your audience in a crowded world. You’ll come away from this session with a more succinct understanding of how Facebook can benefit your organisation.

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My free 1hr Facebook Essentials webinar starts at 2pm GMT today. Whether you're managing a Page, a Group or you're new to Facebook for organisations, click the link to join in.

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So so useful.
50 Google+ Tips by +Rick Eliason 
1. Create A Killer Hovercard: goo.gl/ifDhJW
2. Sharing to Circles vs. Publicly: goo.gl/1qr0YO
3. Google+ Communities: goo.gl/NC21Ly
4. Share Your G+ Posts on Other SM : goo.gl/QeefiD
5. Report Issues With G+ or Suggest Ideas: goo.gl/FywX2c
6. Create A "Save For Later" Circle: goo.gl/PmBRWf
7. Add A Large Image To Your Post: goo.gl/lVr3yj
8. The Various G+ Keyboard Shortcuts : goo.gl/7BaxMs
9. Share Someone Else's G+ Post : goo.gl/DYJo3U
10. Create A Mini Blog on G+: goo.gl/zEVIOM
11. Host A Google+ Hangout: goo.gl/2P0n0Q
12. Leave A Wake of Value-Add In Your Path: goo.gl/lpCzaD
13. Take Control Of Your G+ Notifications: goo.gl/WHU0p3
14. SEO Your Google+ Posts: goo.gl/oYb6J1

15. How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ
16. Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d
17. How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp
18. Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl
19. Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy
20. Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP
21. Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h
22. Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8
23. The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo

24. Understanding Ripples & Using Them To Your Advantage: goo.gl/Z47kxp

25. What Not To Do On G+ (Part 1): goo.gl/IdP51J

26. Edit Posts - Did You Know You Could Do That?: goo.gl/aFsKU9

27. Choose The Best Link Thumbnail For Your Post: goo.gl/wXTSh4

28. Start Building Your Author Rank: goo.gl/4427P3

29. Link G+ To Your Content With Authorship Tags: goo.gl/Rn4GGJ

30. Curate & Streamline Circles for Awesome News Streams: goo.gl/e8lNhh

31. Use Eye-Grabbing Headlines: goo.gl/p45IPK

32. Use Google Drive With Google+: goo.gl/zpwHHC

33. Track Circle Shares With CircleCount: goo.gl/TXfe2j

34. Be Awesome With AutoAwesome: goo.gl/Inq2bX

35. Build Your Following By Watching Hangouts: goo.gl/Rjgrhi

36. Overcome Difficulties With Plus-Mentioning People: goo.gl/nQsT9T

37. Write Posts That People Are Actually Looking For: goo.gl/D8NwGh

38. Use ‘The Google+ Effect’ To Improve Your Twitter Experience: goo.gl/hLE1Ia

39. Learn How To Use Images Appropriately & Legally: goo.gl/D3dzCc

40. Learn To Schedule Posts With +Do Share:  goo.gl/1BUcrN

41. Build A Community Around Your Passion: goo.gl/IsFrHg

42. Optimise Your Profile/Page/Community For Search: goo.gl/YMblJF

43. Share Beyond Your Circles & GPlussers: goo.gl/ryHWHQ

44. Blocking & Muting People - As Simple As It Sounds?: goo.gl/wqsXnN

45. Extend The Life Of Your Best Posts: goo.gl/tGw9g7

46. Merge Multiple Google+ Profiles Together: goo.gl/sRKzp8

47. Using Your About Tab More Effectively: goo.gl/sNqUDQ

48. Posting Multiple Photos Per Post: goo.gl/sM32aP

49. Use Google+ ...Every Day: goo.gl/fS0tIq

50. What Not To Do On Google+ (Part 2): goo.gl/3ahoO4
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I was asked to take part in a Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy evidence panel session looking at Digital Democracy this week. You can watch the full session online or if you’d rather be spared my rants here’s what I see as some of the key issues or questions we need to tackle in Scotland...

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Come join in my live content planning webinar right now :)
Please note this webinar is only available to groups working in Angus or Dundee area.  If you spend Monday morning looking at your Facebook Page or your blog wondering what on earth you’re going to talk about then this webinar is for you. Content planning is a simple but essential part of your social media strategy, giving your online presence more focus and, hopefully, more success. You’ll come away from this session with the skills needed to create a simple content calendar covering the next 12 months.

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My March Digital Detox features #NoMakeUpSelfie comms lessons learned, Social Media for Social Good Glasgow discounts, branding advice for non-profits plus terrifying photos of politicians when they were younger.

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If there is one word that encompasses the reason mankind has failed to reach its full potential, that word would be "meetings"
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