Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

One Tweet Does Not a Conversation Make

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say something along the lines of, “I don’t like Twitter because you can’t have a conversation and connect with people in only 140 characters,” I’d be swimming in singles. How do these people communicate in “real life”? Conversations are a back and forth exchange…

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Twitter Gets a Boost From Real Time Search

Shout out to LeeAnn Prescott at VentureBeat for reporting on this. The gist is that Twitter has experienced a 9% boost in traffic since Google’s real-time search was introduced. I guess the point is that search is far from dead and it still does make sense to pay attention to keywords, trending topics and to…

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370 Passwords Twitter Won’t Let You Use, and No One Else Should Either

From the “huh, that’s kind of odd” category, Twitter has hard-coded 370 passwords that you may not use. To check it out, simply visit the sign up page, view source and look for the source code that starts out like this… <script type="text/javascript"> //<![CDATA[ twttr.BANNED_PASSWORDS = ["111111","11111111","112233","121212"… The entire list is there for you to…

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Social Media and Time Management

Social media can be very addictive. The simplicity of sites like Twitter and Facebook make it very easy to “hang out” online for long periods of time. There’s enough eye-candy on YouTube to watch video content for the rest of your life (until Comcast turns off your account for exceeding their bandwidth cap). Are you…

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Peering Into The Twitterverse With Hashtags

Today is the Superbowl. Most people already know this. What fun about this year is that Twitter users will be sounding off in real time, much as was seen during the US election. Twitter can be a little hard to follow because the timeline of messages is purely linear. Other microblogging sites have tried to…

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Positioning yourself online

When it comes to positioning yourself online with social media, it’s best to match it with the concept of how you would do the same thing at a party or networking function. The goal of your conversations is not your pitch but rather to establish relevance with the other person. If the conversation moves to…

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Twitter Snobs

I watched  this video from @perrybelcher on the concept of the “Twitter Snob.” It’s a pretty simple thing. There are some people out there with tens of thousands of followers who themselves follow a small handful. This is like going to a cocktail party and leading people around like a momma duck and never turning…

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How to get started with Twitter

If you’re just getting started with social media and the “Web 2.0” world, Twitter is a great place to be. You don’t need to have any other presence on the Internet. You don’t need a blog, articles, podcast, funny videos or anything else to participate. The traffic is already there and the activity on Twitter…

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