Thursday Buzz: Free Membership to New Citizens

A Rhode Island museum offers up free membership to newly naturalized citizens. Also: Twitter rolls out a new bookmarking feature.

A museum isn’t an association, but one museum’s new approach to free membership is worth highlighting because of the unique welcome mat it puts out there.

GoLocalProv reports that the RISD Museum, a part of the Rhode Island School of Design, announced this week that it would offer new U.S. citizens living in the state a free one-year membership to the museum as part of a program it calls Welcome Citizen.

The new program “offers our newest citizens the opportunity to look closely, think deeply, explore the creative process, attend programs, and meet new people in the galleries and at our community events,” says a museum release.

A spokesman for the RISD Museum told the Providence Business News that Rhode Island naturalizes around 2,000 people a year. Participants will receive unlimited admission for two adults and any children for a year.

Bookmark Your Tweets

Do you ever “like” a tweet just to save it to read later?

Those days are over. Twitter is launching a bookmarking feature so users can easily save a tweet to revisit later without having to “like” it, reports The Verge.

There is a downside, however, for social media account managers: They won’t be able to see who bookmarked their tweets as was possible with favorited tweets. “And unlike liked tweets, Bookmarks aren’t publicly viewable to other people, so they won’t be an unwelcome and unexpected addition to someone else’s timeline,” writes Chris Welch.

If you notice a few less likes on your tweets in the coming months, this could be why.

Other Links of Note

Collaboration is great, but it can get exhausting. Beth’s Blog shares a few tips for streamlining your collaboration processes.

Growing your email subscriber list can lead to more donations. Here’s how to increase sign-ups from Future Fundraising Now.

The media landscape is in flux. PR Daily reveals the six factors reshaping media today.

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Raegan Johnson

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