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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. With a billion tweets per week , Twitter has become a place for people and organizations of all types to share their thoughts, reading lists and whereabouts. Real estate pros , politicians , non-profits , journalists and small businesses are all using the social platform to connect with their communities and meet organizational goals. Whether you're a Twitter novice or tweeting pro, there are always ways to improve your presence on the microblogging service.
Posted On: June 7, 2010 Posted In: Comments: 655 Responses Recently I surpassed the 50,000 tweet mark. Holy monkeynuts. That’s roughly 5,000,000 characters of typing, assuming an average of 100 characters a tweet. And it’s been worth every one of them. So the question is why?
We really can’t deny the fact that businesses are testing out Twitter as part of their steps into the social media landscape. You can say it’s a stupid application, that no business gets done there, but there are too many of us (including me) that can disagree and point out business value. I’m not going to address the naysayers much with this.
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. If you've used Twitter for more than a couple of hours, you've probably already seen a tweet or two containing a word with the hash symbol ("#") attached to it. That's what Twitter users call a "hashtag," and at any given time at least one of them can usually be found among the trending topics on Twitter. But what exactly is a hashtag? Hashtags are essentially a simple way to catalog and connect tweets about a specific topic. They make it easier for users to find additional tweets on a particular subject, while filtering out the incidental tweets that may just coincidentally contain the same keyword.
Gartner released a report today that highlights the different ways that companies are adopting Twitter for business use. Although Twitter was originally intended for communication among individuals, a number of organizations have begun to actively participate on the platform. However, not all companies are using Twitter in the same way.
We all know brands are using Twitter — whether or not you want them around . Some of them don't quite get the medium and just tweet self-serving links or marketing speak, but you won't find any of those brands here. We've handpicked 40 of the best brands experimenting with the micro-blogging platform, and asked them a few short questions about how they're using Twitter. If some of their responses seem short, well that's because they are.
All Twitter benefits and (potential) spheres of usage are yet to be explored. However it is great to see some of huge companies already taking advantage of the tool: To update customers of the company deals and coupon codes : 1. Dell has created a number of Twitter profiles, each meant for different types of deals (e.g.
The Washington Post sent a memo to its staffers telling journalists not to answer critics from Post-branded Twitter accounts or to use their personal accounts to "speak on behalf of the Post." The memo comes after the Post published a controversial guest article online, "Christian compassion requires the truth about harms of sexuality," by Tony Perkins. The article was published after a number of suicides by teenagers, who were bullied for being gay. The article argued that homosexuality is a mental health issue, which prompted GLAAD, a gay activist group to complain about the article via Twitter and on its site . Responding to GLAAD's public tweets, a staffer from The Washington Post tried to defend the publishing of the article as giving a platform for "both sides" of the debate.
** 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 . When it comes to Twitter and brands, consumers who are also Twitter users have plenty to say on the subject. We've interviewed a few folks, analyzed a couple of streams, and come up with ten common, recurring requests and complaints from users who've engaged with brands on Twitter. As it turns out, the rules they expect brands to follow are distinct from the code they expect "normal" users to follow. Check out these dicta and caveats, and let us know your experiences and best practices in the comments.
More and more Businesses are getting onto Twitter. The word’s out – but so many businesses get it wrong. In this post Aira Bongco ( @airabongco ) shares some tips especially for businesses wanting to use Twitter effectively. Image by photoj :-] You may have seen a lot of companies using Twitter to promote their products and services. Some do it discreetly by sending in various links to your direct message box while some generally tweet their website links on a constant basis.