12 Steps to Creating a Successful Twitter Chat A growing trend over the past 2 years, if not longer, is the use of Twitter chats. Twitter chats are sometimes spontaneous, but are typically organized as reoccurring events. What defines a Twitter Chat from the general back and forth tweets in your Twitter stream is the use of a common hash tag (for example #SocialChat which takes place on Monday night’s at 9pm eastern). By uniting all relevant tweets with a common hash tag, organizers and participants can easily follow the group conversation. With the ever growing number of chats out there, how do you determine if organizing a chat is the right move for you, and how do you create a successful one? 5 Reasons to Host a Twitter Chat
Gigya Launches Platform To Give Businesses Access To Users’ Complete Social Identities Many companies have begun to realize that social is not just a new channel or a new fad, it’s a new way of doing business. But learning the ropes, how to use social networks and social channels, and optimize and tailor social features for one’s business is easier said than done. This is where Gigya enters the equation. The startup offers a SaaS technology (or a social CRM platform, if you will) to help businesses make their websites social, integrating their online appendages with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. and consolidating the best social features into one solution.
HOW TO: Use Twitter’s Advanced Search Features There's an astonishing amount of information to be gleaned from mining the amazing real-time stream of information Twitter provides. Twitter search is an extremely powerful way of turning up some of those answers. Even using only plain text queries can turn up lots of valuable information about what people are talking about right now. 6 Incredible Examples Of How Twitter Predicts The Future 859 Flares Filament.io 859 Flares × Whilst in the past week, I wanted to focus on tips to help you get the most out of Twitter and using Facebook, there is something quite different about today’s post. How does predicting the future with the likes of Twitter and Facebook sound for you? Personally, I think this is really fascinating. At over 250 million Tweets sent every day, there is a hell of a lot of information out there.
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7 Must-Have Chrome Extensions For Twitter Addicts With over 300 million users, Twitter has evolved from a simple micro-blogging site to what is now known as the ‘SMS of the internet’. Based in San Fransisco, this social networking site is used by politicians, celebrities, and pretty much everyone who’s famous on the internet. The service allows users to share their thoughts in a succinct but fun way. So, if like millions of tweeters, you too have become a Twitter addict, then it’s about time you twitterized your Chrome with these essential tweeter-friendly extensions. 8 Essential Apps for Your Brand's Facebook Page Alison Driscoll is an interactive copywriter and social media consultant who specializes in . She authors a blog at alisondriscoll.com. Not even a year ago, Facebook was still being dismissed as a silly site intended to help college kids slack off. Indeed, that is what helped the social network take hold with a large number of users, but it has proven its worth in business and by now, nearly everyone is on board. Companies of all sizes are scrambling to get on the site and reach both new and current customers with a Facebook Page, the Facebook preferred method for user interaction with a brand, company or public figure.
Twitter Marketing Tips: 4 B2C Examples If you are a B2C company, interaction on a social platform like Twitter can increase engagement and even sales if executed properly. Small businesses like Tender boutique in Birmingham, Michigan have promoted special offers on Twitter and sold out in just a few days. Social interaction via platforms like Twitter allow companies to gain a true understanding of their prospect base and serve as a real-time source of market research. Customer engagement is a key benefit of executing a B2C Twitter marketing strategy.
Startup Launches to Link Loyalty and Social Media at Point of Sale [EXCLUSIVE] New startup SNAP launches Wednesday to help businesses automatically connect the dots between their existing in-store loyalty programs and their customers' social media behaviors. The SNAP service is now commercially available after having been piloted by Tasti D-Lite for more than a year. Once deployed, SNAP's patent-pending technology implicitly "checks in" the customer to his or her configured social networks each time a transaction occurs. The platform enables businesses to automatically reward customers with points, badges, discounts and the like for socially sharing that in-store activity back to Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - TNW Lifehacks One of social media’s biggest obstacles is the amount of time required to do it properly. But it is an obstacle that can be overcome if you put some simple and effective processes in place. In this tutorial I’m going to walk you through a system that will help you stay on top of the bulk of your social media mentions. The best part?