Why Twitter Creates Instant Buzz

Who could have ever imagined that a 140-character micro-blogging service would rule the social media world one day? Unlike other social networking sites, Twitter creates an instant buzz with users. The popularity of Twitter continues to surpass all expectations and millions of users continue to sign-up with every passing day. It’s fair to say that…

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The 10 Commandments of Twitter

Not to get all biblical on you or anything, but Twitter is governed by a set of strict commandments. You should probably follow these to avoid feeling the wrath of the unfollow. 1. Thou Shall Devote a Few Minutes Each Day to Twitter This is a hard and fast rule. It’s set in stone, hence…

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Five Ways to Boost Your Twitter Following

Twitter is a great source of free traffic for any business. It is gradually emerging as the preferred medium of online marketing and communication. Therefore, for a business to widen its reach, it is crucial to have a large number of people following you. If you have more Twitter followers than your competitors, it provides…

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Why Facebook is Scared of Twitter

There’s little doubt that Facebook and Twitter are the two most popular social networks worldwide. Of course, some people tend to argue that Twitter is more of a micro-blogging service rather than a social network. IMO, the follower – following relationships in Twitter represents as good an approach for social networking as the friends –…

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Build Your Business on Twitter with #followfriday

Many people ask me for tips on how to promote their business on twitter and specifically on how to increase their twitter followers. Amongst others, I find the #followfriday hash tag as one of the best ways of linking up with interesting people on twitter.

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Ten Reasons to Not Ignore Your Twitterfeed

You signed up for Twitter for a reason, but with everything else going on, it’s tough to completely focus on building your Twitter presence. I understand. But you’ve got to fight the urge to push Twitter to the back of your priorities if you want to seriously tackle the social space. Want to know what…

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Seven Reasons People Will Retweet You

We all want to get retweeted. It’s one of the most effective ways to spread your influence and reach. Unfortunately, we have very little control over when and how often we get retweeted. But there are some reasons why you might get retweeted that will give you a better understanding of how to make it…

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What Being on Twitter Means For Your Business

Back when I was a journalist covering sports in the Southeast US, I’d always get a really wide range of assignments. My favorites, however, were the ones that involved a bunch of different sources in one place. All I had to do was show up and my job was suddenly easier. I was going to…

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Tweets

Effective tweets have characteristics that are easy to spot. You’re going to want to take advantage of that and utilize some of the practices that make for popular tweeting if you want to become a reliable tweeter that people can turn to. Here are some Twitter traits that make for effective tweets:

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Five Ways to Get Unfollowed on Twitter

It may not seem like it sometimes, but there are rules to Twitter. They’re largely unwritten, but most people who take Twitter seriously subscribe to them. If you are starting to get unfollowed and don’t know why, chances are you’re committing a Twitter infraction. There are a lot of reasons why you might get unfollowed…

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Twitter or Facebook: Which is the Best for Social Buzz?

Creating a social buzz is important to businesses and entrepreneurs alike these days. There are a vast number of social tools out there to get the job done, but none are more popular than Facebook and Twitter. While the two can boast big numbers of daily users, there are some pretty significant differences in capabilities…

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Twitter Case Studies: Strategic Business Lessons from the Bird Cage

It’s said that small businesses realize about half of their customers through word of mouth. This business axiom begs a couple of questions: Does this hold true for your business? Do you have a referral strategy of some kind in place? Could Twitter assist in spreading the word about your products or services? Think about…

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Social Marketing Power Tools You Should Be Using

There’s no doubt social marketing is great for new customer and client development, and for fostering relationships with them. Done right, social marketing is a powerful business tool. But done poorly, it can be a waste of time in relative obscurity. For at the end of the day, success with social marketing isn’t about numbers;…

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You’ve Been Spammed!

To alert Twitter users whose accounts are being used to spam other Twitter users, and mostly not aware their accounts have been compromised, we have decided to put this list together. If you find your user name on this list, we advise you change your password immediately. To help compile a more complete list of…

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Spidering the Social Web and Building Your Online Social Currency

It’s getting to be quite a social jungle out there, even before the announcement of Google Buzz (which I’ll here on refer to as ‘G-buzz’ for brevity), and that’s a good thing – particularly if you’re an individual or business ever on the lookout to attract new customers and stay connected with existing ones. If…

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