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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter came of age in 2010, growing at a scorching pace —from 75 million users at the beginning of the year to more than 190 million by the end of December. Twitter is used (officially) in 65 of the Fortune 100 companies , 63% of small to midsized businesses, and nearly half of all B2B enterprises. Which companies are really succeeding on Twitter, and how are they doing it?

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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 You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform

SocialFish

Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. Allowing gifs to play in feed, Twitter Video, full sized images that take up less space and still allow you to type in characters… these are improvements we can all appreciate. The Importance Of Visuals On Twitter. Not everything is great for Twitter. oh my! More tools!

Twitter Business Guide

Social Media Marketing

I was recently introduced to a compact guidebook for businesses trying to get a sense of Twitter. The microblogging site that allows you to update in no more than 140 characters at at time is deceptively complex and nuanced - especially for a newcomer. For someone who is new to Twitter, this e-book will prove a helpful compass as you begin to explore Twitter.

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.

Twitter IPO: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has gone public. Ten Ways Twitter’s IPO Didn’t Turn Out To Be Like Facebook’s IPO. By Nathan Vardi Twitter worked hard to make sure that its initial public offering didn’t turn into the kind of debacle that Facebook experienced when it started out as a publicly-traded company. Twitter’s IPO Will Make These Men Very, Very Rich.

88% of Twitter Users Follow At Least One Brand

The Realtime Report

Last week’s events revealed several interesting new statistics about Twitter, including information about mobile use and brand engagement on the platform. The highlights: 60% of Twitter users access the microblogging platform on mobile devices. In addition, more than half of all Twitter users now follow more than six brands. Why are Twitter users embracing brands?

Must-See Twitter

Social Media Marketing

One recent Fast Company articles point out how appointment TV has returned , because of none other than Twitter. Fans who have TiVo'd their programs had better steer clear of Twitter while their favorite programs are on, lest they have a barrage of spoilers come their way. Indeed, American Idol and Dancing With the Stars winners are usually blurted out on microblogging sites first.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

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Afterall, you can Blog on your Facebook page, you can micro-Blog with Twitter or video Blog on YouTube. While we do live in a world of RSS feeds and links tossed around via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the best Blogs are designed well. microblog. twitter. Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new and/or different angle. How to start a Blog in 2012: Choose the right platform. Design matters. Always.

The Lance Armstrong Effect

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But, in the world of the real-time Web, mobile devices, Twitter , Facebook updates, YouTube videos and the like, what once was a brand's most powerful tool to communicate directly with consumers, suddenly becomes its worst nightmare. Suddenly, Armstrong's Twitter feed is nothing but digital crickets and virtual tumbleweeds. We can't expect Armstrong's side of the story via Twitter, but we can imagine how difficult it must be for him to have the power to tell his story, directly to those who care, and instead, he is choosing silence or his lawyers have him on lock down.

One Step Forward And Fifty Steps Back For Bloggers (And Society)

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News breaks on Twitter in real-time (newsflash: Twitter is a micro-blogging platform) and Bloggers are often cited in both breaking news stories, digging deeper to find a truth and quoted as subject matter experts. twitter. What year is this? Instead of treating Bloggers as if they're not capable of reporting the news or having journalistic integrity, why not just elevate the journalists that we deem as "worthy" to a more professional status? Does it sound ridiculous? Does it sound like the year 2000 all over again? Guess again. " Well, isn't that special?

Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags

www.searchenginejournal.com

Home About Us Contact SEJ News PPC SEO Tools Social Links BlueGlass SEO Services Social Media Marketing Pay Per Click Online Reputation Management Content Development Mar 24 2009 Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags What is a Twitter hashtag? Berget I'm using hashtags to promote my ebook on Twitter. hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic. Thanks.

Twitter versus Plurk: Not Even in the Same League

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After using both closely, the comparison to Twitter shouldn’t even be the case. Plurk and Twitter are two entirely different beasts. The only similarity is a 140 character limit for posts — so Plurk is essentially a microblogging platform. But Plurk is a lot more, and Twitter still has its place. Do Plurk and Twitter really need to be compared?

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. Awareness of Twitter has exploded; 87% of Americans said they were “familiar with” Twitter in a poll taken earlier this year, versus just 5% in 2008 and 26% in 2009. Twitter Facts, Figures & Stats.

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Secrets of Twitter Hashtags (For Those Still Unsure)

www.interactiveinsightsgroup.com

blog archives about Services Contact Secrets of Twitter Hashtags (For Those Still Unsure) by Robin Broitman Still feeling confused by Twitter Hashtags- those words that start with a # symbol that you keep seeing on Twitter? Twitter hashtags are a great tool for finding, following and participating in topical discussions relevant to you.  What the Hashtag?! Thanks.

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

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Is Twitter a Blog (some call in micro-blogging)? twitter. blog blogger blogging blogher blogworld businessbook conference content contentmanagement deannabrown federatedmedia flickr futureofmedia instantpublishing journal journalist lemmy lisastone michaelstelzner microblogging motorohead newmedia newmediaexpo onlinepublishing permalink podcaster podcasting publishing punkrock rickcalvert rss socialmedia socialmediaexplorer techcrunch thehuffingtonpost trackback tumblr twitter website wordpress writer" or "is TechCrunch a Blog?" " What is a Blog?

TWITTER CHANGES: YOU FAVORITE ME…NO, YOU LIKE ME!

Myrland Marketing

Twitter, might be in the midst of making a little change to your Favorite button. wrote about a few other changes Twitter recently made that really irritated some people, but this latest one is pretty minor in my book. Social Media Twitter Uncategorized Button Change Favorite How-To Like Link Microblogging Social Network StarIt looks like our favorite… real-time micro-blogging conversational breaking news 140-character message hashtagging event-tracking Social Networking site. As you know, when you want to archive a [.].

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

consider my current @tamar network, though, either quite knowledgeable or clueless and inactive (as in the case of my family — I still love them but they’re not the target audience for my Twitter account , which is rather social-media focused). I’m not sure there’s much “in-between.&# I’m also something of a Twitter purist. On Twitter, not so much.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Check it out!

Instagram Is Fastest Growing Social Network Worldwide

The Realtime Report

Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn are still the most popular social networks worldwide, but Instagram is growing faster than any other social site, according to new research by GlobalWebIndex. tablets (44%) are the most popular way to access microblogging services (Twitter, messaging apps).

How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter. Twitter is perhaps the most important tool for communicating about events in real time. Your business presence on Twitter is crucial not only for presenting a specific side of your company through microblogging and thought leadership, it also serves as a platform for real-time events. Guest post by Dave Landry. Connect with other event attendees on social media.

Top 10 Twitter Tutorials on YouTube

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact Top 10 Twitter Tutorials on YouTube by Pam Dyer on June 8, 2010 Share We all know that YouTube is a treasure trove of entertainment, with endless hours of Justin Bieber crooning to tweens and cats playing the piano. Twitter in Plain English This quick, no-nonsense introduction is a great starting point. 2.

9 Ways To Get The Most From Twitter

TwiTip

Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Paul Flint @fatmanslimming Casual Blogger and user of social networks. Fascinated by the growth and use of web technologies and their applications 9 Ways To Get The Most From Twitter 14 There have been lots of negative comments in the press recently about Twitter and that’s a shame. There are no set rules for how to use Twitter. In conclusion, Twitter is all about interaction. Re-tweet.

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013

Pamorama

You can search through a tweet archive for URLs sent via Twitter, including results for full URL links, shortened URLs, and URLs without the “www” prefix. BlitzMetrics ($) | Social media dashboards for your brand that monitor content across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, and more. It can also be used to compare your Twitter account to those of your competitors.

Five Benefits to Using Twitter Â? Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Internet , Marketing , Social Media > The Many Uses of Twitter The Many Uses of Twitter by Tamar Weinberg on June 15, 2007 Share As I promised in my earlier thread , besides answering the typical question, “What are you doing?&# , Twitter has many additional uses. Twitter as a tool to communicate during conferences. This was particularly prevalent during the South by Southwest conference several months ago, which helped fuel Twitter’s growth.

Is this Twitter’s Tipping Point?

Jeff Esposito

There is no question that Twitter is my favorite social network. Twitter is not easy and the interface is bulky, new users like my wife, find it clunky, overwhelming and at times dumb. To prove that those claims are not slander, it has been estimated that out of 200 million registered users on the microblogging site, only 20-40 million are active accounts. Sure New Twitter and apps like Seesmic Look (remember the sensory overload launch?) Is it a gimmick that will drive people away from the service, or will it increase the migration to Twitter’s flock?

Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them by Tamar Weinberg on September 8, 2010 Share The following is a guest post from one of my favorite young bloggers Onibalusi Bamidele (he’s 16!)

Observing Obama’s First Twitter Town Hall Live

Geoff Livingston

Attending the first Twitter Town Hall at the White House last week was quite an experience! For the first time, a President — Barack Obama — answered questions from digital citizens across America on the microblog network. The new format with Twitter was a massive public event, inspiring 40,000 questions, and of course, some criticism. This seems like a smart move.

There is no point in using Twitter for your business. Wait, Yes there is…

Direct Marketing Observations

So chances are, you may not see the point in using Twitter and I don’t blame you. I can excuse SMB’s for claiming that they don’t have time, because I know of all of the things that sit on their plate, but to be honest, I can also see why they might be skeptical to use Twitter. But that does not mean that Twitter does not “work&#. Change it.

PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

Its functionality lies somewhere between Facebook and Twitter as a microblogging service that also allows permission controls over who can and can’t see your updates. While all that sounds like the nirvana of social media networks… Google+ has had a slow start , mostly because of it’s inability to draw average users away from Facebook and Twitter. Cheers!

Apple Gets More Serious About Using Twitter, but Why it Doesn't Matter

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you take a look at any one of their four accounts , you’ll notice one thing: they’re not using Twitter to converse but to broadcast. Apple’s approach toward using Twitter is likely motivated by a desire to connect with their customers. However, there are four steps to Twitter acceptance. And once you’ve sent the email off, that’s all.

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Twitter Lists Are Life Changing, Threaten Yammer & Others

Socialized

I am among a number of people who have had list functionality added as part of Twitter’s beta rollout of the new feature. Twitter is promoting the feature at the top of the home page with: Lists are timelines you build yourself, consisting of friends, family, co-workers, sports teams, you name it. Twitter’s list function is great, but it doesn’t do everything I’d like it to.

Social Media Marketing: Burberry Launches New Campaign on 10 Social Platforms

The Realtime Report

The digital campaign is reaching beyond Burberry’s website to Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , YouTube , Instagram , Pinterest , and four Chinese social sites: Sina Weibo (a Twitter-like microblogging site), Douban (content site), Youku (video) and Kaixin001 (social). million followers on Twitter, nearly 38,000 subscribers on YouTube (and over 14.6

Leveraging Twitter: From Tools to Tweetchats

Direct Marketing Observations

Tags: Twitter social media marc meyer microblogging brighttalk

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

wiki.beingpeterkim.com

Social networks  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Ford Drives U   Social networks  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Scott Monty   Organization & staffing  Automotive  United States  Peter Kim   Ford   Twitter account   Microblogging / Microsharing  Automotive  United States  social brand index- twitter   Ford   FordDriveOne   Microblogging / Microsharing  Automotive  United States  Social Brand Index- Twitter   Ford   Where are the Joneses? Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K.

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Most Twitter users don’t tweet-Is that a problem?

Direct Marketing Observations

Twitter COO Dick Costolo who was speaking at the Conversational Media Summit in New York City, offered up that Twitter is now attracting 190 million visitors per month and generating 65 million Tweets a day. Most users , says Costolo, d on’t Tweet at all, but rather use Twitter as a consumption media. Tags: Twitter microblogging 65 million tweets a day. No and No.

Why Twitter Still Matters

Direct Marketing Observations

Recently I read somewhere that the demise of Twitter is imminent and all anyone wants to talk about anymore is Foursquare and Gowalla , 2 shiny new LBS based companies that are reeling in new users by the bushel. Sure I’ll talk about and use Gowalla and Foursquare, but that doesn’t mean that Twitter is no longer relevant though. In fact what this  simply means is that those 2 aforementioned companies have merely carved out a niche for themselves in a space that Twitter doesn’t necessarily play in, though they have added an LBS type feature as of late.

Why Investors Need to Use Social Media

Convince & Convert

It is now widely accepted that Twitter has become the most immediate and up-to-date source of news on the planet. We investigate three of the biggest: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Leveraging Twitter to Predict Market Movements. What began as a humble microblogging platform has evolved in recent years to become the most instantaneous news hub on the planet.

How can multiple people use one Twitter account? | Shuaism

Josh S Peters

Home About eBooks Social Media and Internet Marketing Speaking Twitter Says You Are Here: Home » Microblogging , Social Media , Strategy , twitter » How can multiple people use one Twitter account? How can multiple people use one Twitter account? Written on January 18, 2010 by Josh Peters in Microblogging , Social Media , Strategy , twitter 1 Comment - Leave a comment! All Rights Reserved Designed with Headway by Headway Hacks Twitter links powered by Tweet This v1.6.1 , a WordPress plugin for Twitter

The sea change in Twitter sentiment

Direct Marketing Observations

I thought it was just me and thus I wrote about the rise of the transactional conversation of Twitter on Monday. And Todd Defren lastly writes about moving the needle on Twitter.  All of these posts and reports and what have you, alluded to something that may be occuring before our very eyes and that’s this: Conversations on Twitter have deteriorated into flat out unadulterated pimping of one’s wares, or the company they work for. Subconsciously, we have become a party to and have embraced traditional marketing on Twitter. The interuptive interaction?

Why Quitting Twitter is Healthy For You

TwiTip

Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Ari Herzog @ariherzog Ari Herzog is an online media strategist and city councilor in Newburyport, Mass. Why Quitting Twitter is Healthy For You 19 Commenting, replying, asking, sharing, and helping are among five tips you can use to overcome Twitter block , wrote Mark Havenner last year. sure-fire way to overcome Twitter block is to stop using the social networking service, to take a break, to quit.

How to Audit Your Social Media Efforts: 20+ Questions to Ask Yourself

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Follow him on Twitter. If you have your brand name as your Twitter handle and a portrait photo of you on your profile, you are getting it all wrong. You may want to create a custom Twitter background, custom Facebook fan page landing tab (with FBML) and custom YouTube channel backgrounds. Can you please share your Twitter feeds on LinkedIn? You will need an audit. Kwame.

Monitoring What Others Are Saying About Your Organization

SocialFish

There are a lot of great apps out there, both low and high in price, with which you can monitor major social media platforms, blogs, news sites, articles, microblogs, TV and radio—and some even print. Topsy is a free monitoring tool that can boast searching every Tweet that’s ever been tweeted since Twitter’s launch in 2006 – that’s something hardly any other tool, app or browser can claim.

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