Liveblog and social media is like bread and butter. Arena allows you to connect your social media account and grab its content via API to be shared on your liveblog. 

We currently support:

Twitter
Youtube
Facebook
Instagram
Reddit
WEB
Other (RSS)

How to set up Twitter Stream

1. Go to Liveblog > Stream > Create Stream
2. Select Twitter
3. You can add a specific account under Account to stream only tweets from the specific accounts. Don't know what account to input? You can choose the accounts that Arena suggested based on your event.
4. Add hashtag or keyword that is relevant to your event. You can choose Any which works as OR between each keyword, as well as All which works as AND for each keyword.

To filter the stream further, you can also add some terms to the filter box below. 

And contains these terms - to filter out the tweets from the specified accounts, hashtags and/or keywords with the terms inputted in this section.
Doesn’t contain these terms - to filter out the tweets from the specified accounts, hashtags and/or keywords that don't contain terms inputted in this section.

5. Select the location where you are targeting. We recommend leaving the location blank to capture more accurate data.
6. You can also filter out small details by using the Additional Filters:
Sentiment - Choose from No Sentiment, Positive, Negative
Minimum Likes - Number of engagement on Twitter could represent how reliable the account is.
Minimum Followers - Filter out accounts that have a low number of followers/ possibility to be a bot account.
Minimum Retweets - Number of engagement on Twitter could represent how reliable the account is.
Verified Accounts - Only include tweets from verified accounts.
Content Type - Only grab containing selected media. (Image, Text, Videos)
Language - Only grab tweets on specific language. 


7. When you selected Auto post, you will have the option to start the stream up to 1 day before the event at Starting time. (*note: only new tweets will be auto-post after the setup. Old tweets will not be published.)
8. Once you are ready to go, click on Save Stream. You could save the settings by clicking at Save as Template. This will be very useful when you want to create multiple streams with slightly different settings. 

How to set up Youtube Stream

1. Go to Liveblog > Stream > Create Stream
2. Select Youtube
3. You can add a specific account under Account to stream only tweets from the specific accounts.
4.  Add hashtag or keyword that is relevant to your event under Keywords

5. For additional keywords to filter the result further, you could input more terms on Additional Filters > And contains these terms
6. Once you are ready to go, click on Save Stream. You could save the settings by clicking at Save as Template. This will be very useful when you want to create multiple streams with slightly different settings. 

How to set up Facebook Stream

1. Go to Liveblog > Stream > Create Stream
2. Select Facebook
3. Insert Facebook Page where you want to capture the contents from. You can add multiple pages by clicking Add.

4. Once you are ready to go, click on Save Stream. You could save the settings by clicking at Save as Template. This will be very useful when you want to create multiple streams with slightly different settings.

How to set up Instagram Stream

Please refer to How to connect your Instagram account to Arena.im for further information.

How to set up Reddit Stream

  1. Go to Liveblog > Stream > Create Stream

2. Select Reddit
3. Insert Reddit Feeds where you want to capture the contents from. You can add multiple feeds by clicking Add.

4. Once you are ready to go, click on Save Stream. You could save the settings by clicking at Save as Template. This will be very useful when you want to create multiple streams with slightly different settings.

How to set up Website Stream

1. Go to Liveblog > Stream > Create Stream
2. Select WEB
3. Input all the terms to filter out the article from websites.
Post Contains - Filter only articles that include these keywords or phrases in the article body.
Title Contains - Filter only articles that include these keywords or phrases in the title.
Post doesn't contain - Filter out articles that include these keywords or phrases in the article body.
Title doesn't contain - Filter out articles that include these keywords or phrases in the title.
Domains - Only grab the articles from this sites.
Category - Select the article category. (eg. Sports).
Language - Filter the articles on certain language.
Country - The origin country of the site.

4. You can select more filter options.
Filter sites - To filter by site type. (News, Blogs, Discussions)
Entity - Filter by a person or organization appearing in the article. You can also select the sentiment of the article.
Has Video - Only filter articles that contain video
Published Date - Filter the only article that was published within a certain period of time.
Performance - Filter the article based on their virality score. (Any to 10)

5. Once you are ready to go, click on Save Stream. You could save the settings by clicking at Save as Template. This will be very useful when you want to create multiple streams with slightly different settings.


How to set up RSS

1. Go to Liveblog > Stream > Create Stream
2. Select ... Other
3. Insert the RSS link and Click Add.

4. Once you are done, Click on Add Stream.

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