The SMiLE Social Media Directory is an online directory that lists website, email addresses, social media platforms and location from clubs/districts/multiple districts from all over the world. However clubs/districts/multiple districts need to register themselves to get listed!
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The Social Media directory is a great way to learn what other Lions are doing online. IT also a great tool to visualize Lions clubs/districts worldwide. Use it to prepare a visit to a foreign club when traveling abroad.
One thing I learned over the past year is that Lions International really is international. Sometimes we at SMiLE assume that communicating in English is ok to reach all Lions all over the world. But not all Lions have basic knowledge of the English language, just like not all Lions have the skills to use the internet or work with social media. Helping Lions learn to use the internet and social media and not doing that in their own language is not the way to go. SMiLE exists of volunteers and we do not master all the languages Lions speak, so we decided not to translate ourselfs but offer Lions SMiLE friends and followers to help translate in their own language.
SMiLE BLUEPRINT is a behind the scenes look at everything used to run the SMiLE website and social media. Have a look at the list of all online tools, programs and social media we use with an explanation of why we use each one.
The New Twitter Profile Page: Complete Image Size Guide
The New Twitter Profile Page:
Complete Image Size Guide
Twitter has rolled out its new-look profile pages to all users, and with the update comes a resize of header photos and avatars, which means you’ll likely have to do a little maintenance to get your page looking tip-top.
So, load up your favourite image editor, head on over to your Twitter profile settings page, and let’s get started.
This is the main image across the top of the screen. Twitter recommends 1500×500 pixels but the header photo will always blow-up to be screen-wide, which means a 1500×500 image can look pretty lousy on a 27-inch monitor unless it’s saved at a very high resolution. Otherwise, it pixelates.
So, either upload a 3000×1000 photo or save your 1500×500 image at the highest possible dots per inch (DPI) you can you manage to squeeze it under the 5 megapixel limit.
(And if you’re looking for ideas, Twitter has a nice gallery of the new-size header photos here.)
Twitter recommends a 400×400 minimum here, and the image should be a square (although you can crop during the upload). Again, I recommend saving to as high a DPI as you can – I believe the maximum file size is 2MB although this is no longer specified by Twitter.
The profile photo scales down to 200×200 on your profile page, gets even smaller in timelines, and blows up to full size when somebody clicks on it, so make sure your image looks clear at all scales.
Background Image (no longer needed)
Twitter has essentially phased out background images with this update. While they still show up in certain places as you’re navigating Twitter (at least for now) this is something only you will see, and they’re not visible on your actual profile page by other users.
Really, there’s no point wasting time creating an amazing background image that nobody is going to see. So, head over to your profile design settings and set a solid background colour instead.