Social media use can’t be casual anymore for elected officials who use it for Bull City matters. After passing the city’s first social media policy for elected officials on Monday, the Durham City Council took up the policy again on Thursday. While a social media policy has been in the works for months, the discussion comes a month after a social media-fueled anti-white supremacist protest Aug. 18 in downtown Durham five days after protesters brought down a Confederate statue on Main Street.
Does it matter how old Durham’s mayor is? One of the candidates keeps bringing up age. Pierce Freelon, 33, is asking Bull City “elders” to hand over the torch. In an email to supporters and media on Monday titled “A Message to My Elders,” he talked about his reverence for Maya Angelou and other elders. But he also wrote this: “Durham City Council’s median age is 62 years old — almost twice the median age of the general population in Durham.
Until Monday night, city leaders had no social media policy. Now they do, but it’s likely to change Thursday when they take it up again. So if you want to tell them what you think, now’s the time. The City Council spent a half-hour going back and forth over what lines to change and whether to vote at all. It started with member Charlie Reece asking to send the policy back to the procedures committee, where it was this summer. Reece wanted more public input.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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