Pretty much everyone that joins Twitter has a certain plan in mind to conquer this highly respected social media networking tool. Of course, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to master the ins and outs of Twitter, but there are plenty of guides out there that will teach you how to do it. There is; however, some simple advice that I can share with you and that is to always be yourself and to tweet what it is that is closest to your heart. People who follow you will see your dedication and the love that you hold for whatever it is you’re passionate about. Once you have mastered the simplest of guides, you will of course want to see the impact you are having on your followers, and how much they appreciate you on Twitter. This is not such a hard task cause there are a bunch of tools out there that are just waiting for you to use them.
Twitter has a two-pronged approach to give media companies the ability to create dynamic interfaces that filter and curate tweets in new ways. One is to showcase great examples of Twitter implementations on its Twitter Media blog , and the other is to give media companies the resources to do these types of projects on their own. I spoke this week with Twitter’s Robin Sloan , who works in media partnerships, to find out more. He said the blog launched a few weeks ago and is aimed at media companies that want to build Twitter integration into their sites.
Need to create a visualization of tweets centered around a certain topic? You needn’t look any further than Revisit , a simple free tool that visualizes the temporal dynamic of a Twitter stream. Revisit collects tweets related to a topic of your choosing, and displays them along a timeline.
Rounding off the first-ever Twitter developer conference, Chirp , was a lightning-fast roundup of a few apps the Twitter team found fascinating enough to showcase for the 1000-hacker crowd.
Previously, a person's influence on Twitter was thought to correlate directly to the number of followers. Advertisers even pay popular Tweeters to post ads in their Tweets. But, according to a new study by Meeyoung Cha of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Germany, having many followers does not make a Tweeter influential.
According to a group of researchers at Korea's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology , Twitter is not a very social network.
Drawing a huge following on Twitter does not necessarily mean that your tweets will have much influence. It turns out that some noncelebrities with meager followings have the greatest ability to start discussions and spread ideas. That was the conclusion of a team of researchers who analyzed some two billion public Twitter messages to see which users had the most influence, measured by the number of times the tweeters were mentioned by others or their messages were forwarded to others (or “retweeted,” in the language of Twitter use). The scholars presented a paper on their findings Monday at a conference on “Weblogs and Social Media” organized by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
Thank you to Kevin Loker and Kaitlin Flanigan for responding to my emails and allowing me to quote you guys in my blog post! You guys understand the importance of Twitter and as a result, it encourages me to learn more about this social networking site and it inspires me to try and persuade other college students to join Twitter. A BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Leslie-Jean Thornton (the assistant professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication)! Thank you so much for reading over this blog post and suggesting some things that I could add to it.
If you haven’t heard of TWITTER, than you are surely an endangered species!!!! Today twitter is omnipresent. The growth of Twitter has been phenomenal.