This Week in Social Media: April 24, 2015

The Higher Education Omnibus Bill was passed off the floor Monday, April 20. This bill provides a comprehensive framework to serve Minnesota’s post-secondary students while dedicating much-needed funds to growing our state’s workforce.

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Tip of the Week

Sharing other people’s articles, quotes, or images can make for some of the most liked and retweeted content on any social media platform, but it’s important to give credit where it’s due. Just because you’ve found a photo on Google does not mean it’s fair game – that photo belongs to the person who took it.

Fortunately, there are some guidelines for sharing credit online:

  • To cite content on Twitter, include “via @username” within the same 140 characters. If you retweet someone but make a few edits to their original tweet, use “MT” instead of “RT.” (MT stands for modified tweet.)
  • On Facebook, using the Share feature is a great way to make sure the original author or artist gets credit. You can also tag the person or organization in your post to make sure the content links back.
  • Search Flickr Creative Commonsfor photos with a variety of different reuse regulations.

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A world class higher education system – like the one we’re hearing about on the Senate Floor right now – improves our…

Posted by Minnesota Senate DFL on Monday, April 20, 2015

We’ve heard consistently that Minnesota businesses are having difficulty finding people with the skills necessary to…

Posted by Minnesota Senate DFL on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sen. Roger Reinert had this to say about the bonding bills he introduced today: "The Lake Superior Zoo is near and dear…

Posted by Minnesota Senate DFL on Tuesday, April 21, 2015


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