October 2016: The Dark Side of Social Media

A photograph by Michael Matti of the Fremont Troll sculpture in Seattle.

How to Beat the Trolls: Advice from the Front Lines of Comment Moderation

Submitted on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 2:08pm
Given the challenges of moderating comments, it’s no surprise so many sites consider turning them off. But there are some tools you can use to create a respectful, thriving comment section.
By Aja Bogdanoff
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Navigating Naysayers: Managing Difficult Social Media Interactions

Submitted on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:16pm
Social media can feel like an incredibly dark place, but don’t let hate silence you or your organization’s messages that other people need to hear.
By Charrosé King
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Yes, Nonprofits Get Scammed, Too

Submitted on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 9:00am
With social engineering, you can’t avoid being a target, but you can avoid being a victim.
By Tiberius Hefflin
Photo of Morpheus from the movie The Matrix, with text "What if I told you you can use social media tracking to further your mission"

Take the Red Pill for Mind-Blowing Social Media Retargeting

Submitted on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:57am
What if I told you that you could use social media to find the people who visited your website and lure them back with a great offer?
By Lyndal Cairns