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Why is Twitter a crucial channel for trade associations and advocacy groups?

SocialFish

—————— During major political events like the State of the Union address or presidential debates, Twitter serves as the national town hall: a place to learn about and debate issues in real time. This dynamic makes the platform a prime marketing channel for trade associations and advocacy groups seeking to shape the national dialogue. https://t.co/1nPMSEKptB.

LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

SocialFish

A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. wrote about how the changes would likely impact associations on Mizz Information ; in short, here’s an overview of the new Groups features and what associations need to know about each: Member Approval in Standard Groups. Better Content Filtering.

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Twitter Aim to Regain Momentum with New Video & Group Message Features

Mindjumpers

Last week Twitter launched the new video feature making it possible for users to easily capture and share videos without leaving the app. Furthermore, a new group direct message feature was added, which appears to be an invite for the mobile-focused millennials who seem to prefer group messaging apps such as WhatsApp (another Facebook property via acquisition) as well as Snapchat.

Guidelines For Managers Of Twitter Group Accounts

Social Marketing Forum

Although it’s important to have an overall social media policy, sometimes business also need Twitter policies, for instance if there are smaller groups of people managing a Twitter account for a specific  department, country, blog or any other group of people within the organization that need such an account. Social media marketing Twitter

Why the Changes to LinkedIn Groups are Better for Your Users – and You

SocialFish

LinkedIn groups, I assure you, are not on the brink of going up in flames and burning group owners to the ground in their wake. And Twitter’s not going to crumble away like a withering leaf over a backlash against its rules and terms of service. The Changes to LinkedIn Groups Streamline its Top Functions. LinkedIn Groups Aren’t Your Bulletin Board for Sales.

Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter? What Twitter tools do you use to manage your relationships; and does the tool matter? asked these questions to seven Twitter users who collectively follow 2.3 Twitter lists are like Google+ circles. have lists for specific groups or people in my network. love Twitter lists. Media Twitter

How Political Posts Will Quietly Kill Your Network

Spin Sucks

Comments Comments Related Stories How NOT to Build a Following on Social Media How to Identify Popular Hashtags on Twitter Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate. David (DFish) Fisher makes the case on why you shouldn't share political posts on social media for the mere fact that you will always anger someone.

HMV’s Twitter nightmare

Sherrilynne Starkie

Then last week, as 190 people were in the midst of hearing that they were losing their jobs, the company’s Twitter account was hijacked by disgruntled employees who live tweeted events as they unfolded. hmvXFactorFiring”, and “We’ve all been fired, in a group, of 50+ people! Meet the woman who took over the HMV Twitter account. HMV Megastore (Photo credit: Jeffery Simpson).

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?

How To Use Twitter For PR

Waxing UnLyrical

When I first started writing this post, I was going to call it “How I Use Twitter.” ” Then I thought again, because a) I’m not as frenetically active on Twitter these days as I used to be, and b) who the heck cares how I use Twitter? Where Twitter for PR usually begins… and ends. Pitching journalists on Twitter. ” 3.

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Grow Your Twitter Following With Chats

Janet Fouts

Oh boy, another “ how to grow your Twitter following ” post! If you really want to grow a Twitter following that has any value as a network,  there’s no way around it. What’s a Twitter Chat? Twitter chats (AKA Tweet Chats) are simply a group discussion that takes place on Twitter. You’re in the wrong place. Why  a Tweet Chat?

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

Of the three largest social networking sites in the United States, I plan to use Facebook the most, LinkedIn the second-most, and Twitter the least. will continue to interact with like-minded individuals on groups and in the Q&A section. Twitter in 2013. Related, I intend to publish an e-book on my Twitter evolution in the coming months… Other Applications in 2013.

The Demographics of Twitter Users [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Twitter has more than 500 million users and is continuously growing, but who are all these new tweeters? Pew Research Center has released an Internet study that focuses solely on Twitter and includes some great user demographics. Twitter is soaring among young adults. use Twitter as of February 2012, and 8% are daily users. 15% of all online adults in the U.S.

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8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

Kikolani

Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers , here are seven ways a private blog group can be utilized for helping strengthen the blog and its community as a whole. This should be the most obvious and important use of a private blog group. Therefore, one of the most important way a multi-author blog group could be used is to encourage all contributors to help push posts on social media. link].

Twitter Insiders: A Research Hub for Brands, Agencies

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Wednesday introduced Twitter Insiders, a single destination for brands and agencies to fill their research needs. Research manager Gemma Proctor said in a blog post  that Twitter Insiders is a network of more than 12,000 users aged 16 and up from the U.S. When online, Twitter Insiders are always available–so they’re ideal for performing fast, continuous research.

How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic

ProBlogger

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram are free and work well if you have the time to organically grow a following. The answer is LinkedIn Groups. What is a LinkedIn Group? LinkedIn defines LinkedIn Groups as “a great way for organisations to keep in touch with their members about current events and to discuss issues of common interest.”. It’s social.

Connecting Twitter to LinkedIn: Just Say No

Almost Savvy

There will be a handful in the middle; those who can see both sides, but there won’t be many of you in this third group. Just over a year ago, LinkedIn introduced a feature allowing users to post all of their Twitter updates , also known as tweets, to LinkedIn. Business LinkedIn Social Media Tips Twitter connections etiquette organize technologyMaybe.

200+ Brilliant Content Marketing World Speakers (and Where to Find them on Twitter)

Visually SM

Charles Cooper, The Rockley Group. Kathleen Gossman, EnVeritas Group. Dominik Grau, Ebner Media Group. Joey Hall, EnVeritas Group. Ahava Leibtag, Aha Media Group. Rebecca Lieb, Altimeter Group. Ann Rockley, The Rockley Group. Bo Sacks, Precision Media Group. Aubrae Wagner, EnVeritas Group. Adam Witty, Advantage Media Group.

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers. Take a look at UNICEF’s Twitter page and you’ll see that they’re rather disciplined with their posting – they share one tweet almost every two hours.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. As the CEO and Founder at TalentCulture Consulting Group, Meghan connects talent with technology companies as well as being an accomplished speaker and author.

Twitter and Television: A Match Made In Heaven

Waxing UnLyrical

My experience is that Twitter has become very intertwined with primetime television. So when NBC Universal Research Chief Alan Wurtzel had this to say about Twitter and the Olympics , I was shocked. My point is this: If social media has zero effect on drawing eyeballs to their shows, why are the networks (NBC included) so intent on promoting them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.?

The Lego Model: How to Build Your Social Brand

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter : Its 140 character content is playful, fun and easy to share. Twitter content. Lego has been doing something that I’ve been observing about the top Twitter accounts in the world lately. For example, there is the main @LEGO_Group account. Lego also really gets Twitter content, as is way too evident by this tweet: When you save the day…Again! Yay Leo!

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How to Optimize Your Brand’s Twitter Presence [infographic]

Mindjumpers

And like Facebook users, 50% of the Twitter users access the network via mobile. This means that your Twitter followers will tweet and RT anywhere, anytime – and they’ll expect you to be ready. In the following blog post, I will share some pointers on the basics that brands will have to understand in order to engage successfully on Twitter. Just imagine that!

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Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Blog Facebook Google Social Media Marketing Twitter Bing Groups you admin section install-app ads linkedin MoPub new twitter profile news feed algorithum rich LinkedIn snippets youtube

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An Unkindness of Ravens: Thoughts on Twitter Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

Twitter. ” So #4 got me thinking about #3 – how “Twitter,” as an anthropomorphic name, perfectly describes that chaotic, disparate, competitive, showboating raucousness of #1. What group did I belong to? Murder of Crows.   …’orrible, troll type mean-ness. I can find examples of each group in my own feed. But which group do you most fit into?

3 Big Changes to Twitter’s Character Count

Ignite Social Media

Earlier this month, word came out that links and photos would no longer count towards Twitter’s 140-character limit. While this was exciting to some and rejected by some who don’t like change , it had yet to be confirmed by Twitter directly. That all changed Tuesday morning when Twitter announced several upcoming changes to their character count. for proactive tweets.

The Not-So Secret Guide to Twitter Lists

Janet Fouts

What are Twitter lists anyway? A Twitter list is a curated group of users on Twitter. Basically it’s a way to group interesting people on specific subjects or other groups (clients, friends, competitors, movie stars) to more easily follow whatever topic brought them all together. You know how people complain about how noisy Twitter is?

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Facebook Groups: Privacy Bait and Switch?

Almost Savvy

Some friends and I took the new Facebook Groups for a test-drive to find out. New Groups. After I had finished writing several hundred words about the pros and cons of the new group functionality and interface, I sat back and realized there was one big con staring at me. I set aside the columns of pluses and minuses and decided to focus on my largest concern. Or so it seems.

MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet

SocialFish

There is a brand new Pew Internet Research survey out called The Social Side of the Internet which is all about the impact of the internet on GROUP-FORMING. There’s lots of data in here about internet users joining groups, including associations. It is hard to underestimate the impact of social media and internet use on group engagement.  As noted [.], See what you think.

As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

Spin Sucks

It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I  love Twitter. In the early days, I created a group of friends who we still refer to ourselves as the posse. Without the social network, I would have never met some of these people and the idea makes me very sad. I’ve always contended Twitter wouldn’t last forever. As they should. IFTTT. So What? Imagine that.

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Evolving Social Landscape – Social Media Channel Updates in 2016

Ignite Social Media

Group Calling Messenger Feature – You can now group call with your friends and family using Facebook Messenger. Twitter. Twitter Character Limit – Twitter announced changes to the traditional character limit saying that images and links would no longer be included in 140 character limit. The world of social media is constantly changing and evolving.

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88 Marketers You Need to Follow on Twitter

Convince & Convert

thought it would be useful to create a Twitter list of these people ( which you can access and follow here ); but even more interesting to see how they are connected and interconnected. Among this group, the top 10 people with the highest Insider Score (meaning that other people in the group follow them on Twitter) are: 1. 88 marketers you should follow on Twitter.

Three Reasons Twitter Is Beginning to Suck

Spin Sucks

Most recently, the winds of change are touching a place that I’ve held quite dear… Twitter. I’m beginning to come to terms with the reality that, perhaps for me, Twitter just isn’t ever going to be what it used to be. Following are the top three reasons (I think) Twitter is beginning to suck. She can be reached via email or well, still on Twitter. Times change. Lately?

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D. She heads up Adams Consulting Group, a technical services firm specializing in Apple Macintosh desktops, servers and laptops. She’s an informative and prolific Twitterer, and active in Twin Cities social media. And she’s energetic and inspirational on Twitter.

PeopleBrowsr v. Twitter: The Arguments On Each Side — And What’s At Stake

The Realtime Report

Yesterday, a San Francisco court gave PeopleBrowsr, an provider of Twitter analytics services, a temporary restraining order against Twitter. The court ruling forces Twitter to maintains PeopleBrowsr’s full access to Twitter’s firehose of data. The uneasy relationship between Twitter and the third-party developer community has been well documented.

Facts About Consumer Behaviour on Twitter [Study]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In a recent study made by Constant Contact and research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey , some useful findings have been made about Twitter users. What is especially interesting to emphasize from this study, is that people who follow brands on Twitter are more likely to both buy and recommend the products of these brands. Twitter users = frequent online users. infographic].

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Social Media News: Twitter Insiders & Facebook 360

Sprout Social

Introducing Twitter Insiders. On Twitter, your resource squad just got bigger. This week the company introduced Twitter Insiders, a group of 12,000 Twitter users that will participate in research studies, help test creative ideas, provide honest input with the goal of making consumer and market research more timely and accessible. The possibilities are endless.

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision. An online shoe retailer that has blown the door off marketing and expanding their sales opportunities  and customer support through the use of Twitter.

A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. On July 28, I arrived at the discreet offices near Yawkey Way and was shuttled into a conference room with 10 other members of the Sox Twitter community. What you may not know is that I am also a huge Red Sox fan.

How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media / How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic | Subcribe via RSS How To Use LinkedIn Groups To Drive Website Traffic August 19th, 2009 Posted in Social Media Tweet Share Everyone knows that Linked In is THE social network for professionals, allowing you to create a living resume, perform targeted job searches, collect recommendations and connect with others.  It wasn’t until recently however that I realized the potential of utilizing Linked In Groups to drive blog traffic.

4 Ways the Twitter You Know is Changing Forever

Convince & Convert

Twitter is on its way to becoming something entirely different. This isn’t a new phenomenon, as Twitter’s first incarnation as short form narcissism gave more than a kernel of truth to the old complaint among non-users that “they didn’t want to know what people had for lunch.” Twitter became (and still is) the headline news of the modern age.

Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity

Unspoken

We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. The Acquity Group studied the behavior of Interbrand’s 2012 Best Retail Brands and found them lacking on Twitter. Enter Nestivity.

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