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A lot of people I know are twitterholics and I believe the way things are going I might also become one of them. Some of the people have also started to use it as one medium where they can discuss or have a communication around social media because it’s usually the social media guys who you’d see making most noise on Twitter or for that matter friendfeed. In these situations one often feels the need of 140 character limit annoying.
At the University of Texas-Dallas , history professor Monica Rankin's 90-person lecture hall was too big for back-and-forth conversation, and she needed a way to get students more involved. She turned to Twitter, the online micro-blogging service that lets people send 140-character messages, or "tweets," out for anyone to see. With some help from students in the school's emerging media program, she had class members set up accounts and use the technology to post messages and ask questions that could be displayed on a screen during class.
Geoff Livingston co-founded Zoetica to focus on cause-related work, and released an award-winning book on new media Now is Gone in 2007. Last month saw the latest Twitter foray into social good efforts with the launch of the new Hope140 initiative. Its #EndMalaria campaign over the past week featured the TwitPay platform for donations, creating a new call to action for Hope140. Twitter users participated in World Malaria Day by retweeting and donating $10.
Megan Berry is Marketing Manager for Klout , the standard for online influence. She also blogs at The Huffington Post and Brazen Careerist. You can follow her on Twitter at @meganberry .
** This series is supported by the Social Influence System and WE twendz™ pro, presented by Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. To learn more visit Waggeneredstrom.com/nozombies . Customer service, recruiting, contests, giveaways and promotions — these are all standbys for businesses using Twitter as a medium to connect with customers and fans.
After months of rumors and hinting, Twitter has unveiled its major new foray into the world of geolocation, Twitter Places. This feature will highlight tweets at a given location. Starting now, Twitter.com desktop and mobile users can tag their tweets with existing Twitter Places and add new Twitter Places, too. Twitter Places can be explored and will reveal a list of recent, public tweets from that location. Twitter will also show you nearby locations and points of interest, including restaurants and shops. Twitter Places will be integrated with Foursquare and Gowalla , as well.
For continuous World Cup coverage, check out Mashable's 2010 World Cup Hub , which will be updated throughout the games. Kaka, one of the world’s premiere football players, is using his Twitter account to connect with fans and do things like share a pair of songs that were written for him. During the last World Cup in 2006 Kaka — or any other player, for that matter — couldn't have connected with fans in that way because, well, Twitter didn’t really exist. This year’s World Cup has an unprecedented volume of social media outlets and initiatives from Twitter feeds to Facebook fan pages, viral videos to mobile apps and more. With so much access, it’s easy to lose track of where all this social media goodness actually came from. Below is a brief look at how the World Cup and social media have evolved together.
We knew that the World Cup has been hammering Twitter , breaking traffic records in the process. Now Twitter has revealed just what kind of impact the World Cup — and the NBA Finals — have had on the Twitterverse. On a normal day, Twitter users generate 65 million tweets , or two billion in a single month. That translates to an average of 750 tweets per second.
If you use Twitter, chances are you’ve tweeted from a live event. But there’s so much more Twitter can offer. In this article, I’ll share three secrets you’ve likely never heard of…
This Twitter Trends Series is supported by Bing .™ Check out the Bing Local Twitter Trends Map on Mashable. One of Twitter's most disappointing trends is its lack of solid user retention . If you're a Twitter evangelist, the scenario is probably familiar. You explain to friends and family how much value and fun can be had in 140 characters.
Brands that use microblogging sites like Twitter to provide real-time responses to the public are winning a higher degree of trust from consumers, according to a study by a leading public relations firm. Some 75 per cent of people surveyed said they view companies that microblog - sending short, frequent messages on sites like Twitter or status updates on social networks like Facebook - as more deserving of their trust than those that do not, according to a survey by Fleishman-Hillard, conducted with market research firm Harris Interactive. The second annual Digital Influence Index study, released at the Reuters Consumer and Retail Summit in New York, researches the extent to which the Internet affects consumer behavior.
I decided to have a look at the “Twitter Phenomenon” by looking at some interesting facts and figures and it was quite a revelation. I looked at Growth Rates in comparison to other social media Subscribers by Country Country interest in Twitter as measured by Google searches The USA has the largest Twitter user base due to its population size and early adoption of the the technology the other nations are quickly taking a high level of interest.
It takes only a quick glance at the most "faved" and retweeted updates to know that tweeters love the funny. A good 140-character quip is a jewel in any Twitter feed, and the network has impacted humor for pros and amateurs alike. If you tweet with the right crowd, Twitter can be a hilarious non-stop party. And if you follow professional comedians who use Twitter well, you've got a free, live, unfiltered stand-up show right in your feed.