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Happy Halloween! And for those of you in the midst of creating and scheduling a ton of ‘spooky’ themed social media posts, I’m thinking of you! Treat it as a dry-run for the often dreaded Christmas social planning and scheduling marathon coming to us social media managers soon; the time when the Buffers, AgoraPulses, and other such tools save us from mental breakdown ;)
In an effort to get you straight to the good stuff, I’m going to share one LITTLE GEM right here at the top. Here’s where I’ll highlight some of the coolest, most useful bits and bobs I spotted which you might not have stumbled upon yourself as you hopped around the social web this week.
A quick thought from me about the BBC’s new social media rules and guidance
for its staff. A good number of people quickly tapped out jibes and jokes, and mocked them for being draconian, pointless, hard to enforce, or how it was just another example of a big corporation getting people with no social media sass or skill to draft guidance which is out of touch with the realities of social media in 2020…yadda yadda.
In fact, the rules and guidance were delivered as part of an independent review
of how the BBC maintains its impartiality when using social media. The review was led by Richard Sambrook
, who I have met with and spoken in a professional capacity on numerous occasions. Personally, I think the rules and guidance produced are robust, well-considered, and totally feasible in terms of them being applied and enforced. However, a few of the rules did make me smile e.g. Emoji-use
Right, lets get on with filling your brains with social media geeky-goodness.