The third largest social media network, Twitter is the â€śbuzz generatorâ€ť of the social media world. Often the place where people go for late-breaking news and updates, Twitter is ideal for any business, especially if thatâ€™s where your audience is. (Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re wondering if your audience is even on Twitter, and to that I say, sign up and find out!)
But first, hereâ€™s a guide to being on Twitter â€“ why you should be on it, what you should post, when you should post, how to build a following, who you should be following and how to sign up.
What do the countryâ€™s most powerful politicians tweet about? After analyzing 30 days of tweets, the trends I found were interesting to say the least.
Donâ€™t get me wrong; at one point in my Twitter existence, I have used a #hashtag in a useless spot. In fact, I used a useless, redundant #hashtag this morning, and I will probably continue to do so now and again; hey, Iâ€™m only human! But a skit from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is what really opened my eyes — and I think plenty of other eyes — to superfluous hashtags…
It can be exciting when a stranger follows you on Twitter, especially when youâ€™re new to the game. But what will this userâ€™s small vote of confidence really be worth to you? Chances are that if youâ€™re new to Twitter, you wonâ€™t have a clue. But even veteran tweeters may have a thing or two to learn here.
Here’s a little something special for our fellow East Coast readers. Available now (and free to download) are five brand new Twitter headers, featuring NYC, Buffalo, Toronto, Boston and Miami.
After I wrote my post about the less-talked-about aspects of Pinterest, I wanted to do the same thing for another social media site. My pick: Twitter.
Twitter is extremely user-friendly, and it doesnĂ˘Â€Â™t take long to get the hang of the site. But there are a few lesser-known features that can be really useful. So hereĂ˘Â€Â™s a guide to three of those: Twitter lists, the two ways to retweet another Twitter user, and embedded tweets.
Super Bowl Sunday is the pinnacle for advertisers, an evening for which brands showcase their much-anticipated spots with the high hopes of captivating the hundreds of millions watching across the globe. But as Twitter reached its fever pitch (231,500 tweets per minute, to be exact), during the third-quarter power outage inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, a few ingenious brands separated themselves from the packĂ˘Â€Â”some even generating buzz without spending a dime (ah, social media).
In the past IĂ˘Â€Â™ve written plenty about the emergence of video. Viddy and SocialCam were among those jostling to become the Ă˘Â€ÂśInstagram for Video,Ă˘Â€Âť and more recently YouTube launched its instant video-sharing app, Capture, to compete. On Thursday, Twitter, which severed ties with Instagram back in July, introduced a six-second video-sharing app called Vine, which it acquired back in October.
ItĂ˘Â€Â™s been appropriately dubbed the 2012 Social Media Election for good reason. With the undeniable power of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, both President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have utilized each platform to generate millions of mentions and endorsements. Facebook and Twitter have also brought each candidateĂ˘Â€Â™s achievements and blunders… Read more »
Every year, beginning in the second week of October, ABC Family begins airing its 13 Nights of Halloween, a programming special in which movies eerie, comical, iconic, and spooky alike descend upon the ABC Family channel, encouraging both young and old to indulge their inner scary-movie freak and get in the spirit of the holiday… Read more »