What is it? A bookmarklet which allows you to see how many times a URL has been shared on social media – and by which journalists – in a single click. How is it of use to journalists? Ever wondered how many other journalists are sharing your content? Social media aggregator Muck Rack has launched a new tool which allows you to find out in a single click. The bookmarklet also shows how many times a link has been shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and Google , and you can use it as a quick and easy way to add content to your Muck Rack portfolio or to a media list.
Sarah Leen: Advice for Young Photographers (by Online News Association)
Sarah Leen, Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine, says that younger photographers are developing a “digital sophistication” that’s different from previous generations.
I do lie awake at night worrying that I’ll die penniless and alone under a stack of (organic cotton) tote bags.
Looking for advice on freelancing? Aronczyk has great tips.
Two Minute Takeaway: Raising Your Hand to Opportunities (by Online News Association)
Callie Schweitzer, Director of Digital Innovation at TIME, offers advice for getting ahead at work: always be willing to help out.
Instagram doesn’t offer a robust search option but as ProPublica points out, it “has an API with a "Media Search" endpoint that returns data both by timeframe and distance from a certain latitude and longitude — a perfect way to see who’s at a certain place at a certain time.”
Image: Screenshot of a search May 2 of the New Orleans Fair Grounds, where the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was happening.