Production / Online

Social media

Social media is now a vital part of programming. With millions of people online every day, it has the power to turn a project into a worldwide success. Browse this section for practical advice on how to harness the world of social media to reach and engage with your audience.

Social media and you

Mike McLean takes a humorous look at the world of social media.

Social media and the law

What place do traditional broadcasters have in this ever-evolving online world? Is there really one law for broadcasters like the BBC and another for nameless individuals?

Social media

The pleasures and pitfalls of using personal social media if you work in the media - what should you do and what should you avoid?

Radio Academy: #socialmediaradio

BBC College of Production attended the Radio Academy's #socialmediaradio panel event and highlight some of the key comments and questions about using social media on the radio.

Question Time: a day in social media

Handling up to 40,000 tweets per programme and sometimes 2,000 tweets per minute, the small social media team at Question Time have a mammoth task on their hands. They tell us more.

Online and social media in TV

Today's TV audiences may expect and demand social media content, but are producers giving them what they want? A masterclass from the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Making the most of micro video

Micro video applications like Vine, Instagram Video or Keek are more popular than ever. Our panel discuss the practicalities of creating these super short videos.

Live stream: Social Broadcasting - Where Next? conference #BBCSocial16

We're bringing experts from across the industry together on 9 December and you can watch it live on the day

Live social video

What works when you 'go live' on social media? Find out the opportunities and pitfalls of live streaming.