Posts about Writing Tips

Facebook Sharing Woes: Using the URL Debugger to fix post metadata

When a post looks wrong when shared on Facebook or Twitter, use the Facebook Sharing Debugger and Twitter Card Validator to reset the metadata to fix the display!

Instagram Embeds on GV: Updated Guides

Hi all, quick post to point out that I've reviewed and updated the Instagram embedding guidelines for GV sites. It's nothing too wild, but there has been some confusion and...

GV Has Taglines On Posts Now?

Here at Global Voices Tech HQ (my apartment) we try to avoid overloading the editing process for GV posts with a million steps and processes because we don't want you to...

Facebook Instant Articles Are Live on GV: What you need to know

Greetings Earthling Voices!  As we promised in our format test post Facebook Instant Articles, the nebulous publishing tool that makes our posts ultra fast for mobile Facebook visitors, is now...

What Did You Just Say….?

Hello, GV community! I suppose it's customary, in one's first blog, to do some sort of introductory statement or a brief synopsis of one's life experience. Seeing as how this...

Weekly Writing Tips: Grab Some Popcorn for This One

In this week's writing tips, I'm sharing some of my favorite films related to journalism.

Weekly Writing Tips: How to Stay On Top of Social Media Reporting

I want to bring attention to the the recently published Social Media Reporter, an excellent, easy to follow and all-encompassing guide on news-gathering on social media.

How to Recognize Online Scams: The Case of False Football Prophets on Twitter

How to recognize when scammers are using Twitter to present themselves as "prophets" or "fortune tellers". A case related to football provides an instructive example.

Writing Tips: Finding Web Pages That Are No Longer Online

Quoting sources is of key importance to establishing credibility, but what to do when a quoted web page 'disappears'? Sometimes there's a way to find a copy.

Writing Tips: There's News Writing Wisdom to Be Found in TV Advertising

The best stories address basic human needs that are easy to relate to. Empathy, commitment and passion last longer than tons of facts and figures.