'Be careful what you say and don't be boring on social media'
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'Be careful what you say and don't be boring on social media'

27 Nov 2014 | Alice Sharman

Don’t be too serious on social media and be prepared to pay for premium services, delegates at yesterday’s Charity Technology Conference heard.

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'Focus on people as well as technology', IT experts told

IT directors need to learn when to step back and allow others in their organisation to experiment with technology, but be there to pick up the pieces if it all goes wrong, a sector IT leader has said.

JustGiving launches free guide to raising money using social media

JustGiving and social media consultancy Social Misfits Media have launched a guide to how charities and social enterprises can use social media to reach more people and raise more money.

OSCR launches new website

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has launched a new website which includes a new search function.

Data from controversial Samaritans app to be deleted

Samaritans has promised that all data collected by its Twitter monitoring app will be deleted and the charity will respond individually to people who expressed concern.

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The Post Office has become the first UK organisation to allow Twitter users to donate to charity through a tweet, with proceeds going to BBC Children in Need.

Samaritans pulls controversial Twitter Radar app

Samaritans has suspended its Twitter monitoring application a week and a half after it launched, for “further consideration” following criticism from online campaigners.

Top 30 charity chief executives on social media announced

Charity chief executives are communicating more effectively through social media, according to Simon Blake, who judged the top 30 leaders.

Samaritans takes legal advice over controversial Twitter monitoring app

Samaritans has said that it has sought further legal advice about its Samaritans Radar Twitter app and is satisfied that it complies with data protection legislation, but that it will take on board any advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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