background preloader - Drive More Traffic with Your Short URLs! - Drive More Traffic with Your Short URLs!

Twitter Tips - TwiTip Tumblr's CEO brainstorms microblog monetization I’m working on a column for Fast Company Magazine about how microblogging companies like FriendFeed, Twitter, and Tumblr might make money. Here’s a little sneak peek based on a conversation I had today with Tumblr founder/CEO David Karp. First, we didn’t focus on just advertising. Tumblr is joining media sharing sites Flickr and SmugMug into charging its users for stuff. People in the industry call that the “freemium” model. “Hopefully this stuff will be slick enough that people will appreciate it,” Karp told me, saying he thinks people will pay to use Tumblr’s cooler features. But that stuff is already known, along with the standard old advertising model. He’s motivated by what he saw happen on Facebook. The social gesture? “This ad is really an endorsement,” he told me. Then we talked about Tumblr. And, over on Tumblr, I was able to reblog his post to my own Tumblr, which caused a little note to show up on his original post. The whole thing is viral and takes advantage of our egos.

Free Twitter Backgrounds - Custom Twitter Backgrounds What is Follow Friday on Twitter? - by Maxwell Payne Maxwell Payne's image for: "What is Follow Friday" Caption: Location: Image by: Twitter is a rapidly growing social networking kind of site that allows users to post Tweets' of 140 characters or less for all their followers. If you are already on Twitter you'll want to maximize your experience and social networking abilities on the site by taking advantage of the many programs, sites, and concepts that have sprung up around the Twitter craze. #FollowFriday is one of those concepts that has taken off like wildfire on Twitter. Basically every friday on Twitter, thousands will take part in this and promote the usernames of followers they recommend to the community to follow back. You may be wondering why the # sign is in front of FollowFriday. How do you participate after you've started following the above profile? On Fridays, take the usernames of any users that you want to promote for others to follow.

20+ Great Twitter Tools for Firefox People love Twitter, and they love Firefox, so it only seems natural that there would be quite a few tools to merge these two items. Whether you want to have a full Twitter client inside of your browser, or just the ability to share parts of a site, a whole Web page or just the URL of the site you are reading, there is a tool for you. Take a look through these 20+ tools and there is sure to be something that appeals to you. As with all Firefox tool lists, we do recommend you don't install all of these unless you want your browser to slow down considerably. What is your favorite Twitter tool for Firefox? Clients Friendbar - See your incoming tweets right in the toolbar as well as post updates of your own. Twitter Line - Displays incoming tweets from your friends timeline in a toolbar, and allows you to post updates to your own account. Twitter StatusBar - A discrete tool that collapses into your status bar when not in use. Utilities

How to use TweetDeck - Blogging Art and Practice TweetDeck is the most useful application for managing Twitter that I’ve found. While many call it “intuitive,” some of my clients are intimidated by it. Perhaps they don’t realize it has tooltip-type hints when you mouse over the various buttons, or maybe the tips don’t explain enough. Organize your screen with these buttons The following nine buttons function as toggles. Click here to type a message (status update). Using the tweetbox to post a message. (Click image to enlarge) Your message is also called a status update. Do you want to share a picture? Finally, if your message is just a leetle too long, click (F) to use Tweetshrink to trim it down. Info from an individual status update Each group that you create is a vertical column of messages, with the newest at the top. Click on image to enlarge When you click the Reply button, the tweetbox opens up, with @recipient already inserted for you. Next to the sender’s name is a plus sign (+). Other Twitter tutorials Meet Iain Dodsworth

Twitter Search