Social Networking Stats: Twitter & Politics In 2012, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Twitter: over 500 million users. Twitter & Politics: A 2012 Recap. On Tuesday, Twitter released a recap of the past year – 2012: Year on Twitter. It was a big year for Twitter and politics, particularly in the US.

28 (of the) Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2012 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter isn’t just for the birds anymore. According to recent social media research , Twitter now has more than 165 million users, and is attracting nearly a million new users each day. Twitterers collectively post a billion tweets every three days. How can you stand out among all the chirping, build your Twitter presence, grow your following, and get your content promoted? Twitter Tips for Newbies. How to Grow Your Twitter Following.

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20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers.

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How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You can follow Tim on Twitter or on Facebook. [ How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ]. The post How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition appeared first on Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Supermoon 2012


5 Steps to Hosting Successful Twitter Chats: Your Ultimate Guide – Twitter chat guide: what you need to start a twitter chat event, create a plan, checklist, promotions, analytics and archiving. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. How can Twitter to used to support SEO efforts?

A Walk Through Twitter’s Walled Garden

The Realtime Report

Ever since Twitter picked a business model based on advertising, the company has been emphasizing the importance of creating a “consistent experience” for Twitter users. ” First, Twitter needs to build the wall, and that means reining in developers. .

21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Find the answers to these questions and many others here in more than 20 of the best Facebook guides, tactics, observations, tools, stats and rants of 2012 thus far. Matt Hamilton lists “some great ideas for your own business Facebook use,” such as for product testing, news release promotion, customer service, ideas to feed your new product development process , employee recognition, and even growing your email list: “it is important to make sign-up very easy.

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Tony Clement: the tweeting minister

Sherrilynne Starkie

Treasury Board of Canada President Tony Clement , sometimes known as the tweeting minister, spoke at last week’s IABC 2012 Canada Business Communicators’ Summit in Ottawa. Clement started out on Twitter only after he realised that people were mentioning him there. “I

Hey, Twitter: I Want My Realtime Search. (And I Want It Now.)

The Realtime Report

Twitter’s been making all kinds of announcements about enhancements to Twitter mobile. ” “Now with Twitter Cards , so you can see the story from an official news organization right in your Twitter stream!” But Twitter wants to be a media company.

How To Podcast - 2012 Edition

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Over the course of the week (in-between episodes), I simply look at my Twitter and Facebook feed for people saying and doing interesting things and I reach out to those who I think might have something unique to say about a specific topic related to marketing, communications, business books, leadership or personal development. twitter. There's a renewed interest in podcasting. Maybe a growing interest (depending on who you ask).

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth

e.g. my barista knows how I like my coffee and feeds me a cookie even when he knows I’m on a diet. EdgeShaveZone on Twitter send goodies to twits that complain randomly on twitter e.g. a guy that ran out of cereal. She is Girlbug on Tumblr and Twitter.

A Look at the New Twitter Advertising Platform


The social-media giant, Twitter recently released their advertising platform for brands. Twitter PPC Strategies and Promoted Accounts. Twitter released their very first advertising platform. Having a HUGE Twitter following is really good for your overall marketing efforts.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

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Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. Afterall, you can Blog on your Facebook page, you can micro-Blog with Twitter or video Blog on YouTube. How to start a Blog in 2012: Choose the right platform. 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. I would argue that if you want to start a Blog in 2012, start with reading. rss feed. twitter.

Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms

SocMed Sean

Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. What I found was that I can still leverage IFTTT and the Twitter RSS feeds, to do what I wanted. Start with getting your RSS feed. to l earn about the Twitter RSS parameters.

Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink

SocMed Sean

Worker Smarter - Rather than spending your time surfing sites or reading tweets, have the content your really care about delivered to you using RSS feeds or through targeted Twitter lists. Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information.

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Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

Is he one of those annoying Twitter Noobs who simply tweets what he’s eating, where he checked-in on Foursquare, and quotes from popular authors/politicians? For instance: On Twitter – I focus on retweets and lists. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

You Want Me To Turn Off Twitter? I hope you have enjoyed the social media humor and I’ll be continuing with my comics and cartoons in 2012 so check back or use the form in the right column to subscribe to my RSS feed and have them delivered to your Inbox.

How Social Media Reflects Human Behaviour


During The Arab Spring, especially Twitter and Facebook gave younger protesters and activists the perfect tool to voice their protests and, more importantly, to quickly gain the support of the masses by sharing real-time visuals and statements.

Paid Posts: My Facebook Status Update is Smarter Than Yours

Webbiquity SMM

Believing that your posts to Twitter or Facebook are more important than those of your friends may be a sign of egotistical delusion (or perhaps your friends just put up lousy, boring posts). Guest post by Christopher Wallace.

PR Departments Take Note: How to Find Relevant Journalists on Twitter


Just came across Press Pass , a directory of journalists on Twitter categorized by media outlet , by beat and by region. “You can also find out what [the journalists are] personally interested in, as Press Pass highlights the stories that they’re sharing through their Twitter feed.

Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement


The Facebook-owned mobile photo editing and sharing network Instagram has been around since October 2010 and by April 2012, the platform had 30 million users worldwide. Threadless post regularly but without spamming their followers’ feeds.

10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

Believe me, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to check your Facebook feed, especially when you have your phone out to search Google Maps for the closest coffee shop. I’m making the official call. Social Media is ubiquitous.

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Tweet After Death: How to Use Social Media to Live Forever

Waxing UnLyrical

To make it as easy as possible, here it is in steps: #1: Get Hootsuite and Twitter set up. #2: 3: Live out the rest of your life and let Twitter do the rest. There are stories here and there of feeds automatically updating by retweeting on automated settings.

6 Social Media Stats to Improve Your Brand Presence


2) The average user spends 20 minutes per visit on Facebook: Another of the six interesting stats is that the average user spends 20 minutes per visit on Facebook, which is higher than on both Twitter (13 minutes) and LinkedIn (8 minutes). Recently, Awareness, Inc.

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24 More of the Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 21 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Tools and Rants of 2012 So Far a few months back, Facebook remains the 800-pound gorilla of the social networking world. ” How to Add A Twitter Tab to Your Facebook Page [Quicktip] by Hongkiat.

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A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr


In time for the 2012 UEFA European Championship, Adidas bought a placement in the Tumblr “Radar” on the user dashboard to promote their Adidas Football blog. Tweet Have you established a brand presence on the blogging platform Tumblr ?

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How Brands Use Pinterest


And since the beginning of 2012, daily users has increased by more than 145 %. Like Twitter, it’s an open social platform where you can follow whichever user you would like to. How to Improve Your News Feed Ranking on Facebook.

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How to Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations


Already on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? Then you have taken the first baby steps to understanding what your consumers expect. The crucial part of being commercially successful on social networks, however, isn’t just to have a profile or account. Obviously.

Media Relations Gone Wrong: How Not to Pitch a Journalist (Video)

Adam Sherk

Or stand over the fax machine feeding through one press release at at time. I sent it to you on Twitter. The Internet and social media have certainly made it easier to conduct media relations in a more efficient and less intrusive way.

5 Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

Trying to add in filters and prioritize friends and new feeds on Facebook is time consuming and confusing. If you enjoyed it, be sure to connect with Shonali on Twitter , Facebook , or Google+. Guest post by Kate Endress. Facebook has been struggling since its IPO in May.

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Taking Facebook Seriously: Turning Pastime into Revenue Strategy


Ten years ago, sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn were yet to exist. of companies that use Twitter and 10.9% billion last year in advertising alone – and the estimate for 2012 surpasses $5 billion.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Charlie White shares an infographic loaded with facts and statistics about LinkedIn use, for example: 61% of curvey respondents said that LinkedIn was their primary social networking site used for professional networking (versus 22% who said Facebook and 4% Twitter).

Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s a terrific way to post to a number of social networks, schedule posts and listen in on what’s going on, either by creating dedicated searches or creating streams of Twitter lists you’ve set up. You can syndicate your blog posts to Facebook via your RSS feed.

Twitter Tip: Discover The Activity Tab

Absolute PA

Have you checked out your Activity tab in Twitter recently? Especially when you’re looking to refresh your news feed with new people to follow. Twitter recommends people you might be interested in following but they usually get it wrong.

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

As a mobile-friendly platform, Twitter has been used by farmers to share information, check realtime conditions, and connect with customers from its earliest days – CNN reported on this as early as 2009.

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Why, How and When to Quit FeedBurner


If you are currently using Feedburner for your RSS feeds, you may have noticed – as we did – that your blog feed is totally dead. Whether they’re following you on RSS feeds or via an email subscription, these are your most ardent fans. FeedBurner Signs Off Twitter.

Are You Using Social Media to Talk to Yourself?

Waxing UnLyrical

Of all the people you follow on Twitter what percentage have interests or values different than your own? Hébert’s comment made me think about how I use Twitter. Because these were the days when we weren’t sure how Twitter was different than Facebook.

LinkedIn Launches ‘Follow Company’ Button


The functionality is similar to the ‘Like’ button on Facebook to follow a brand’s status updates and Twitter’s ‘Follow’ button to receive a brand’s tweets.

What I Learned from My TestMasters (And TheGreensheet) #SocialMadness Experience

Waxing UnLyrical

SocialMadness assesses social media performance using a proprietary algorithm based on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn engagement, as well as direct votes in the name of specific companies at the #SocialMadness website. Can you have a competition that measures how “good” your social media is?