This Week in Social Media: Feb. 27, 2015

The Senate DFL released a video highlighting Sen. John Hoffman’s and Sen. Katie Sieben’s visit to Coon Rapids Family Place. Click here to read more and download a social media plan with tweets and Facebook posts to share.


Tip of the Week

A great Instagram starts with a great photo. Content is key when sharing on social media, even if your posts are image- instead of text-based. It can be fun to play with filters and captions, but the first stop in sharing a great Instagram post is taking a great photo. Here are a few guidelines:

  1. Be original. Any photo you’re sharing should be one you took – don’t ever steal a screen capture of someone else’s photo.
  2. Widen your reach. Hashtags are a great way to search for posts, but make sure they’re relevant to the content you’re sharing.
  3. Filter responsibly. Just because filters are there doesn’t mean you need to use them – sometimes the best Instagram is one with no filter at all. The #nofilter hashtag can help you show off your filterless photos.

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Posted by Minnesota Senate DFL: Senate President Sandy Pappas announces the Minnesota CHEER Act to help ensure contraception access to all Minnesota women no matter where they work. #mnleg

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Posted by Minnesota Senate DFL: Sen. @scottdibble, Sen. Carlson, and Rep. Hornstein pose for a picture on Friday, Feb. 20 at a transit testing facility in St. Cloud.

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