What good is a Foursquare check-in if it doesn’t lead to a coupon or freebie? Why bother tweeting about a brand you like if they don’t acknowledge your undying love and loyalty? With TechCrunch Disrupt finalist SocialStock , those types of actions may now be rewarded…or at least that’s the company’s vision. The service, founded by Subbu Rama, aims to be a stock market for people and places which assigns a point value to users’ social networking actions. Mimicking the framework of a real stock market, those actions become shares and then those shares can turn into real-world rewards from participating business or brands.
Twitter has announced a new tool that will allow users to embed not just single tweets, but an entire timeline of tweets on web pages. The tool will allow the embed of a single stream, not a collection of tweets, but it can be customized in a variety of ways. The timeline, interestingly enough, is a streaming embed.
Until recently, I only vaguely understood what each Instagram filter accomplished. I knew, for instance, that Rise would virtually erase the massive pimple on my face without washing out my skin tone. I assumed that every Twilight fan preferred Sutro, with its dark and enchanting exposure. And as for Kelvin — why even venture a guess?
I’ve touched upon this subject before but thought I’d compile a post specifically aimed at bloggers / writers / content creators. Many brands are investing in content like never before. They use blogs and social networks to attract traffic, and to encourage people to share their posts. So what do they need to think about to try to increase the amount of sharing on Twitter? The art of timing your tweets is one of the most important factors in driving retweets. Tweet at the right times
I’m a huge Twitter fan. As much as I love The Google, I also really like—and use—Twitter’s built-in search functionality. Twitter in my world represents many great friends, conversation, learning, resources at my fingertips, daily laughs, content sharing, a robust content distribution network, stalking new business prospecting, and much more. I told you I was a fan. But I’m not so naïve as to think that just because I like a platform, everyone else does as well. Many people have mixed feelings about Twitter.
Post Written by Jonathan Mumm , Banyan Branch’s Network & Technology Administrator. Updated 11/26/12: Twitter Backgrounds now have a setting for horizontal alignment! Updated 10/5/2012:The size for the “Profile Banner” behind your avatar is 1200 x 600 pixels. Updated 1/06/2012 for the newest Twitter redesign! Twitter named this latest redesign the “Let’s Fly” update .
Is Twitter working for your business? Are you looking to grow a larger and more relevant Twitter following? This article will show you four actionable steps you can take to improve your Twitter experience . Why Twitter Is Not Just a Numbers Game Many brands, businesses and marketers have already discovered how powerful Twitter is for finding and engaging their audience.
Just got hired to manage your company’s Twitter page? The role of a community manager is one that is increasing in number and importance, and many companies, small and large, are prioritizing social media in their marketing campaigns. While the job can be stressful and fast-paced, it also gives you the opportunity to shape a brand’s voice, becoming the face of the brand, as well as becoming the most important salesperson to your company. By using some of the tips offered below you will surely be on your way to becoming a community manager rockstar!
The power of developing your own personal brand is something that I found to gain more and more importance on Twitter . Using your personal voice as a strong messenger of thoughts, great content and a powerful channel to get feedback and engage with others has been very useful for me. It has allowed me to build a very targeted Twitter following around my account and helped me grow my business solely through Twitter. Of course, Twitter alone can easily become very time-consuming. So here are my top 10 Twitter tools to build an amazing brand around your Twitter account without spending hours and hours on Twitter, yet still remaining a genuine personality.
I’m a fan of using hashtags all over the web. I’ve been known to even use them in text messages and in real life conversations. Yes, it’s sad, but the emergence of the hashtag has helped us track conversations over multiple platforms on the web. This site, TagsInAction , allows you to search multiple social sites on the web for mentions of hashtags. It’s actually quite handy, especially if you’re trying to track them for a charitable or marketing campaign.
Twitter is the mysterious online cousin to the mobile text message and has always been branded with strange names. Twitter users have often been associated with terms such as Twits, Tweeps and Twerps and have hidden their tweeting idiosyncrasies from friends and family. Like an alcoholic hides their bottles.
twicca is Twitter™ Client for Android™. Features: * Notification * Auto pager * Search * Post with photo/video upload(via.me) * Shorten URL * Geo tagging * Saved searches * Recent hashtags * Reply history * Lists * Retweet * Color label * Managing twitter profile * Trending topics * Local trends * Extending function by plug-in * Widget * Uploading profile icon * Report for spam * Block user * Image Preview * Geotagging with map preview * Tweet filtering(Mute) Experimental features: * Multiple account support. * Launch from status bar * twitpic video preview * New line ---- twicca is looking for supporters for the future development and maintenance.
This is a guestpost by Simon Blackley (@simonblackley) of communications agency ESN . More about Simon at the end of the post. News, ideas and pictures of dogs wearing sunglasses spread around the planet with unprecedented speed. I found that we enrich our online networks by finding, selecting, combining and contextualising content that will be of value to them. In doing so, we build our own social brands .