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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? I asked these questions to seven Twitter users who collectively follow 2.3 Twitter lists are like Google+ circles.

Why Twitter Hashtag Infographic Fails

Ari Herzog

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.

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Learn Twitter From Justin Bieber

Ari Herzog

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. Do you believe that nearly 3% of Twitter traffic is about Bieber , that he is the second most-followed Twitter user , and that E!

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. Twitter in 2013. Related, I intend to publish an e-book on my Twitter evolution in the coming months… Other Applications in 2013.

…and My Twitter Experiment Dies

Ari Herzog

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

How Twitter Gentrified a City Intersection

Ari Herzog

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.

Why (and How) I Forced 912 People to Unfollow Me on Twitter

Ari Herzog

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. Media Strategy Twitter

Why You Should Unfriend Facebook Friends

Ari Herzog

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.

Why 84% of Your Facebook Fans are Lurkers

Ari Herzog

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?

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Why Twitter Does Not Promote Friendship

Ari Herzog

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. Related articles you may enjoy: Does Twitter Breed Narcissism? Media Twitter

Why Alps Bethneck is 5 Years Old

Ari Herzog

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.

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Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends

Ari Herzog

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.

Finding Order in Chaos: Month 2

Ari Herzog

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.

30 Days Since Quitting Twitter…

Ari Herzog

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?

19 Twitter Best Practices That Show the Real You

Ari Herzog

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.

Why You Should Clean Your Social Connections

Ari Herzog

On Twitter: Unfollow everyone. by Danny Brown Related Stories Alt and Rogue Twitter Accounts are Unofficial But They Are Not Necessarily Fake 22 of the Quirkiest Twitter Bios Trump and Nieto Reinvent Foreign Policy on Twitter. Digital networking Twitter

Why Your Online Friends Are Not Friends

Ari Herzog

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.

Stop Your Smartphone From Telling Burglars Where You Live

Ari Herzog

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.

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Facebook Followers: Profiles vs Pages

Ari Herzog

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.

Tell That Story But Be Emotional

Ari Herzog

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.

Alt and Rogue Twitter Accounts are Unofficial But They Are Not Necessarily Fake

Ari Herzog

” Is it a surprise to you that government employees went rogue and created Twitter accounts to share real facts and real news? To date, I maintain a Twitter list of over 120 alt accounts for you to peruse and follow. Digital Political newnormal Twitter

SLAPPED! LinkedIn Warns Me For Being Friendly

Ari Herzog

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?

Feature Friday: What Nike Can Teach Us About Social Media

Ari Herzog

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?

13 Words of the Day By My Bouncy Twitter Followers

Ari Herzog

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.

Got Value? Stop Using Social Media.

Ari Herzog

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.

Mobile Technology and Your Small Business

Ari Herzog

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. This is a guest blog post from Megan Totka, chief editor of ChamberOfCommerce.com. Mobile technology is not one thing.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

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.

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10 Twitter Tips to Make Friends

Ari Herzog

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. Features Twitter

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How to Identify a Twitter Spammer

Ari Herzog

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.

How a Brand is Born Online

Ari Herzog

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.

How Social We Are With Social Media

Ari Herzog

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.

10 Tips to Be Successful on LinkedIn

Ari Herzog

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.

Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic

Ari Herzog

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.

Farewell to Twitter

Ari Herzog

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. Media Twitter

My Story About Living My Life

Ari Herzog

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.

Interview with Storyteller Susan Murphy: Monday Muse #3

Ari Herzog

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.

How JotForm Helps You Create Web Forms and How You Can Help Me Test Its Effectiveness

Ari Herzog

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.

The ROI of Social Media

Ari Herzog

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.

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The 4 Social Networks I Use Most

Ari Herzog

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.

Stop Producing Noise

Ari Herzog

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.