Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
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? I asked these questions to seven Twitter users who collectively follow 2.3 Twitter lists are like Google+ circles. Because I use Twitter as a way to meet and connect with new people, why not follow a lot of people?
Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Twitter launched this infographic on August 21, 2013. From Twitter’s cheat sheet for hashtags : Take the American version of X-Factor as an example. The show started promoting #xfactor in the second episode, and saw an immediate increase in the Twitter conversation. Media Twitter Mashable and other sites spread it the following day. It’s everywhere.
Learn Twitter From Justin Bieber
MARCH 1, 2011
Does it surprise you that pop star Justin Bieber is ubiquitous on Twitter? Retweeting is how news about the recent Egyptian revolution spread across Twitter. Given Justin’s 7,677,139 Twitter followers (and granted everyone likely wasn’t glued to Twitter at that moment in time), it’s notable that the tweet mentioning Scooter and Gena was retweeted 100+ times.
…and My Twitter Experiment Dies
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Four days ago I wrote : Twitter users are influencers when they are followed by a lot of people and are retweeted more often than they tweet themselves… I further this definition by the stereotype that most influencers broadcast more than they reply. Media identity Twitter The fallacy is I already am an influencer. Over 4,800 people follow @ariherzog. Thanks for reading.
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013
DECEMBER 28, 2012
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. Twitter in 2013. Related, I intend to publish an e-book on my Twitter evolution in the coming months… Other Applications in 2013. Please continue reading Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013 and leave a comment if inspired.
90 Percent of Small Business Use Social Media
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Comments Comments Related Stories Testing Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends Twitter Verifies Vice President Paul Ryan. A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74% perceive social networking as valuable — if not more valuable — than networking in-person. The takeaway is clear.
Why (and How) I Forced 912 People to Unfollow Me on Twitter
FEBRUARY 22, 2014
This screenshot, courtesy of TwitterCounter , shows a 3-month tally of my Twitter followers. Next is an account for Formulists, a Twitter application that went out of business two years ago. Not on Twitter, anyway. But classes have been in full swing since and their Twitter account just sits vacant. Media Strategy Twitter That is no accident. What about people?
How Twitter Gentrified a City Intersection
JUNE 17, 2012
Every Twitter user who included that hashtag was automatically added to the mural as a digital signature; and the company promised to donate $1 a tweet to the Canadian Art Foundation. Please continue reading How Twitter Gentrified a City Intersection and leave a comment if inspired. Media branding TwitterThe above photograph was uploaded to a Google Maps server in June 2009.
Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends
AUGUST 26, 2012
Comments Comments Related Stories How to Manage Facebook Relationships: Reciprocal Friends and 1-Way Subscriptions Why Facebook Will Be Right Back Twitter Verifies Vice President Paul Ryan. The average Facebook user in the United States has 229 friends, initiating 3 friend requests every month and accepting 4. A Generation Xer, my friends today number 334. The best example is high school.
Why 84% of Your Facebook Fans are Lurkers
APRIL 18, 2012
Forget Increasing Twitter Followers or Facebook Fans – Be Meaningful Instead. How many times has your social media consultant, the local chamber of commerce, a conference presentation, and your favorite blog encouraged you to create a Facebook fan page? “It’s the largest social networking site, and you’d be crazy to ignore it!” ” someone cries out to you.
Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
2010: Twitter. Do I want to use Twitter to tell the world what Stephen Black ate for lunch or do I want to connect with an audience interested in art and creative writing? When I finally became serious about Twitter in 2010, I thought the basic homepage was so-so. This is a guest blog post by Stephen Black. This is his story. 2005: Flickr. Ask Chiaki Williams. 2007: Facebook.
Why Twitter Does Not Promote Friendship
DECEMBER 12, 2011
In their help center article about Twitter following best practices , the following sentence is explicit: “Twitter facilitates social networking, but it’s not a social networking website.” ” Unlike Facebook which requires you to be friends with me for me to be friends with you, Twitter enables you to follow my tweets without my obligation to follow you. Because there is no mutuality requirement on Twitter, their failed logic is the site does not promote friendship because it’s not 2-way. Case Study: Britney Spears on Twitter.
Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends
AUGUST 14, 2013
If you want to connect with strangers or those you don’t know well, use the follow feature on Facebook or the list feature on Twitter. Recognizing I had 2,474 LinkedIn connections three months ago, I posited a question on this blog: Should my network be tight enough that they can recommend me without asking who I am and what I do? You need to grasp that LinkedIn is an ecosystem.
Why Your Online Friends Are Not Friends
AUGUST 30, 2016
It is therefore irrelevant how many friends you claim to have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media sites. I’m on Twitter here and Facebook over there. Related Stories Remember When Twitter was Born? Two Depps Making Video Headlines Twitter: Why I Follow 500% More Than 1 Month Ago. Every story about social media eventually mentions Dunbar’s number , a theory popularized by psychologist Robin Dunbar about the relationship between the size of your brain and the size of your average social group. Think about that. Media
Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Fast forward and… I am finding order on Twitter by curating lists such as this list of bloggers who I want to read. When I wrote last month about throwing away my social networking rules , I was unprepared what happened next. First: People were elated I connected with them. Thanks @ariherzog pic.twitter.com/mMXYxfKZwh. — Jeff Cutler (@JeffCutler) January 4, 2014. I say bring it.
30 Days Since Quitting Twitter…
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
P.S. Here is a 6-step guide to quit Twitter. Related Stories Farewell to Twitter Analyze Your Visits to My Blog 1 Week Later: The Results of @JuliaCSocial and Pinterest. Media Twitter Farewell. link]. — Ari Herzog (@ariherzog) October 18, 2013. That was my last tweet. People keep following me at @ariherzog for reasons unknown to me. Maybe because their friends follow me? Because they saw an old link recommending me? Maybe because they hope I will tweet again? As I blogged about my tweeting departure , the social networking site lost usefulness for me. No thanks.
19 Twitter Best Practices That Show the Real You
JANUARY 8, 2014
You may not know I curate a Twitter list that includes over 300 social media managers and marketing professionals at some of the world’s most well-known organizations. I joined Twitter 6 years (and 32,951 tweets) ago today. Thanks to Twitter & my Twitter friends for six always interesting years. Related Stories 13 Words of the Day By My Bouncy Twitter Followers My Social Networking Primer in 2014 Analyzing AriHerzogDotCom: Day 2. Media Strategy Twitter I frequently peruse the list to get inspiration. The below tweets are pure and unfiltered.
SLAPPED! LinkedIn Warns Me For Being Friendly
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
First, I pledge to not invite people I don’t know (without connecting elsewhere in advance, such as a LinkedIn group or on Twitter). Imagine my shock when I attempted to invite someone (who I did not know) to join my LinkedIn network: Huh? LinkedIn’s mission is explicit to “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.”
Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live
AUGUST 14, 2013
by David Miller Related Stories Why I Want a Dumb Phone 30 Tips To Be a Digital Storyteller 10 Tips to Be Productive on Twitter. Photo by Pieter Vieu. Used with permission. No joke. The fix is easy: turn off the GPS “feature” for your camera and video, keeping it on for the apps that need location information. Cheers to JO Social Branding for the reminder.
Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Related Stories Friendship is Supposed to Be 2-Way …and My Twitter Experiment Dies The Mashable Test. With over 39,000 fans today, Jon Loomer struggled to create a Facebook page. It was the winter of 2011 when Jon understood the value of a page but didn’t think his consulting business needed its own. You automatically follow people you’re friends with. I didn’t.
Tell That Story But Be Emotional
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
I’m tired of writing about Facebook and Twitter. It was a 1991 Chrysler LeBaron. Maybe an ’89. It was my first car as a high school junior. I got my drivers license a few weeks earlier and Dad bought the used 4-door sedan for me as a gift. The year doesn’t matter because it was totaled that Saturday night. I was a mile from Jeff’s house. I was going to drop him off, having watched “Wayne’s World” at the movies that night. I remember playing some tape and pressing the fast-forward button to get the next song. I don’t remember the album.
Feature Friday: What Nike Can Teach Us About Social Media
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Sign up for Twitter. On Twitter, which of your tweets are retweeted most? Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. The following feature article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. Do you know where Nike’s Just Do It! slogan came from? A serial killer was about to be executed by firing squad. When asked if he had any last words, he said, Let’s Do It!
13 Words of the Day By My Bouncy Twitter Followers
JANUARY 6, 2014
I tweeted a selection of my Twitter followers a thank you for following me and casually asked them for their word of the day. Related Stories My Social Networking Primer in 2014 Analyzing AriHerzogDotCom: Day 2 Why My Twitter Break is Over. Media Twitter Below are their responses. ariherzog Stupendous. As in, I just watched Smaug the Stupendous. hobbits. — Robbie (@VenTime) January 6, 2014. ariherzog anticipation. — Arestia Rosenberg (@arestiaR) January 6, 2014. ariherzog I've been using 'gesticulate' a lot today. How about you? ariherzog optimize.
Got Value? Stop Using Social Media.
MARCH 2, 2014
Metrics are worse on Twitter – with a half-life four times shorter! Related Stories The Oscar Selfie Why (and How) I Forced 912 People to Unfollow Me on Twitter 20 of the World’s Most Clever Twitter Bios in 2011 and How Clever They Remain Today. Social media posts expire very quickly. Consider Facebook, for instance. Engagement = likes, comments, shares.
Mobile Technology and Your Small Business
JANUARY 3, 2013
Facebook, Twitter, and other online networking sites allow small businesses to reach millions of customers with little to no cost to operate a fan or business page. It can help owners manage their customer relations, keep track of contacts for email marketing, and quickly post updates for sales and promotions or other relevant business information using Twitter and Facebook free apps.
The Death of Blogging: Part 271
APRIL 24, 2012
Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” 500 over time, that elaborates corporate blogs are disappearing and corporate Twitter accounts are gaining notoriety. It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk.
10 Twitter Tips to Make Friends
JUNE 2, 2011
Gaining followers on Twitter can be a long and laborious process, so here are some tips and tricks I’ve found that can help you make friends quickly: 1. List yourself in Twitter directories. This is a hidden gem amongst the abundance of Twitter tools out there. I find this the most useful Twitter tool out there. Pay attention to the top Twitter users. Thanks!
How a Brand is Born Online
JANUARY 1, 2014
Follow my brand on this Twitter page. Twitter will act as the hub; and scripts via Buffer and IFTTT will auto-populate each other. In this way, pins will be shared to Twitter, tweets will be shared to Google+, and so forth. How long will it take for Twitter and Pinterest to get 100 followers? Thank you for reading my blog where I write and explore digital media. Meet AriHerzogDotCom. On the first day of 2014 I launched a series of social media channels under this name. Follow my brand on this Facebook page. Follow my brand on this Google+ page. Join me.
10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn
MARCH 4, 2014
The Oscar Selfie Why (and How) I Forced 912 People to Unfollow Me on Twitter. LinkedIn launched on May 5, 2003 (on my mother’s birthday) and currently has 277 million members — with two new people creating accounts every second. Here are updated LinkedIn statistics to impress your boss or your mom. Keep your profile updated. Don’t be outdated or inactive. Be the latter.
How to Identify a Twitter Spammer
JANUARY 2, 2013
View the story "Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake" on Storify ]. Guess Which Twitter Account is Fake. Please continue reading How to Identify a Twitter Spammer and leave a comment if inspired. Related Stories The Purpose of Twitter The Best Blogs to Read in 2013 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013. Media TwitterScroll through the below tweets. Posted by different accounts, the fact each is the same is proof that each is controlled by the same person. When 34 different people tweet the same message, could all of them be fake? pCherish Huffman. pSau Bass.
How Social We Are With Social Media
JUNE 30, 2011
Twitter allows me to know people on the other side of the world. The following article is written by Brandon Yanofsky. My parents love poking fun at my generation of 20-somethings. They say we lack social skills. They observe we walk around constantly looking down at our phones and never start any conversations with people around us. Photo by Funkdooby. Technology Does Make Us Less Social.
Farewell to Twitter
OCTOBER 12, 2013
Once upon a time I loved Twitter. But about a year ago when every TV show and every movie and every product placement had a Twitter name or hashtag attached, the site started going downhill for me. Twitter isn’t fun anymore. Going to a funeral puts a whole new spin on the point of Twitter. Further, when I look at my closest circle of friends, none of them ever created a Twitter account nor have any desire to do so. Related Stories Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails Dear Former LinkedIn Friend Facebook Changes, Part 2. Media Twitter
Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic
MARCH 17, 2011
Some of these sites like Twitter will allow you to reach out to many people with just a single post. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. Tunnel picture by pixelplacebo. The following guest article is by Steven Papas. Nobody can survive as an internet marketer without traffic. Why will they return often? How Do You Get Targeted Traffic? Check related blogs.
My Story About Living My Life
MAY 7, 2014
Maybe they wanted help understanding Twitter or building a Facebook page or designing a blog or starting on LinkedIn. A picture by Joshua Becker and a tweet by Kim Garst work together to tell a story. This is a short story about a man and a job. It’s about saying goodbye to cubicles and commutes and saying hello to living your own life. It’s my story. That never happened.
Interview with Storyteller Susan Murphy: Monday Muse #3
FEBRUARY 19, 2012
Then I will flip over to check in on Twitter and Facebook and blogs for another 15 minutes or so. From her blog to her tweets , there is a down-to-earth quality that attracts me to Susan Murphy. I discovered her about two years ago and haven’t looked back. Her motto of creating, sharing, learning, and being brilliant — is amazing. I am an old timer when it comes to social media.
The ROI of Social Media
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Pam Moore created a Twitter chat last night and asked people to explain the return on investment of social media. Some responses: One thing I'll offer off the bat: ROI is vital, but not every social activity should have ROI. Sometimes other KPI. getrealchat. — Scott Gulbransen (@kcgully) February 19, 2014. A2.Yes. SocBiz ROI is achievable. A3: Dancing around ROI. or email? Stop
The 4 Social Networks I Use Most
DECEMBER 28, 2014
On Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and other sites, I wrote that anything goes; and that I would find order in chaos. Twitter is the social network that I use the most these days. Related Stories Why Facebook and I Broke Up July 17: Turning a New Twitter Leaf Stuff. I started 2014 with a mission to use social networks without rules. Curious? Ditto me on their photos.
How JotForm Helps You Create Web Forms and How You Can Help Me Test Its Effectiveness
MARCH 3, 2011
Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. By clicking to JotForm’s website , you are presented with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get form creator. Create a free account, fill in what you want the form to include, and voila! It’s a cinch to create. To follow-up how I delight you , please be candid and help me test the form below: CrunchBase Information. JotForm.
Emulate the @UN and Reply to Tweets
JANUARY 30, 2014
Related Stories 19 Twitter Best Practices That Show the Real You 13 Words of the Day By My Bouncy Twitter Followers My Social Networking Primer in 2014. Media Twitter The above subject says it all. Look at this tweet I wrote about the United Nations on a Monday evening: I haven’t looked at the @un account in some time. They’re now sharing pictures, using hashtags, and mentioning others. Kudos. — Ari Herzog (@ariherzog) January 30, 2014. I was impressed with the global nonprofit organization and I honestly did not expect a response. Not from the UN, in any case.
Stop Producing Noise
MARCH 10, 2011
If you sense a theme between recent articles about unfriending your Facebook friends and reducing your Twitter broadcasts , you are correct that the common denominator is noise. Twitter message by @KnealeMann; click his sentence to retweet. Connect: Twitter | Facebook | Email | 978.558.0008. We are spending too much time producing and consuming noise. Reviewing Twitterville.