Becker Political Social Grab Bag- August 2018

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What am I thinking about?

I’m thinking about 2019. I know, we have to get through 2018 first, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also be starting to do some planning for our 2019 training schedule. In light of that, if you could please take 5 minutes to answer a few questions that will help us with that planning we’d really appreciate it!

Training Alerts

2 Training Sessions at Netroots Nation this week:

Digital Ads for Political Campaigns– We’re teaming up with the Digital Plan to do a 4 webinar course on Digital Ads- Webinars will take place at 4 pm eastern/1pm pacific on 8/8, 8/9, 8/21 and 8/22 Social Media for Executive Directors and Managers– People have been asking for us to do this one for a while, so we’re finally doing it- Thurs 9/6 at 3pm Eastern /Noon Pacific Social Media Deep Dive– the last 4 day deep dive of 2018 in Chicago 9/11-9/14 inclusive

What I’m reading

Activism in the Social Media Age– the latest from Pew Research Study: Analysis of top Facebook pages covering American political news– if you haven’t read this yet, please do so then read this  further analysis by Melissa Ryan  Under Facebook’s new algorithm, conservative meme pages are outperforming all political news pages– So many thoughts on this one but it’s not surprising at all Six or Seven Things Social Media Can Do For Democracy– a must read food for thought about how we can and could in the future social media for the good of democracy How Facebook Ads Really Work: The Ballad of the $80 Purple Butt Pillow– next time your boss gives you a hard time about the long-term benefit of digital ads, send them this link

Platform Updates

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Twitter

Don’t Do This At Home Don’t be like the NY Daily News Winning the Internet Even Fox News can’t tell fake Twitter accounts from real ones

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