I get this question all the time. I've also been sharing with fellow Periscope users the need to educate their target audiences about the social tool that took off like a rocket. Simply put, so many people - even ones active on social media - either haven't heard of Twitter's live streaming network, … [Read more...] about What is Periscope?
Automation tools are great, but using them properly is key. If you post several images to Instagram at the same time, using a buffering tool is a way to trickle out the tweets over time. In this example, I use IFTTT (a great tool for conditionally posting content or sending data to and from a … [Read more...] about How to Trickle Instagram Posts to Twitter
It's always been a little tricky. After publicly reaching out to a company on Twitter, I'd often receive a request to follow the user so a rep could continue the conversation behind-the-scenes. Now, Twitter is allowing users to receive direct messages from people they don't follow. The company … [Read more...] about Twitter’s New Direct Message Update – Train Customers the Right Way
We've all been there. We click a Twitter hashtag of interest, and are stuck siphoning through spam. That, or a company creates a hashtag that totally backfires. Which begs the question: When is it okay to hijack a hashtag? Before you say never, check this "hijack" out for the #HotDogDay (used … [Read more...] about Hijacking this Hashtag was Brilliant… And Totally Acceptable
By default, in order to send a direct message (DM) on Twitter, the tweeter must be following you. It's a handy setting that helps cut down on "silent" spam. But businesses—especially online store owners—should consider checking the option to allow anyone to send you a private tweet. While you may … [Read more...] about Allow Customers to DM You on Twitter to Potentially Avoid Damaging Tweets
There are thousands of sites and networks that make up the social media aspect of the Internet. Many have little to no activity, while others may cater to specific types of industry. Then there are the "big guys" everyone notices, like Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Determining which platform to … [Read more...] about Which Social Networks Should I Be Using?
The key to succeeding on Twitter is influencing people. Your influence can be gaged in many ways. Inspiring retweets is one. Sounds easy, right? Actually, garnering retweets can be a daunting task, and those who accomplish this goal have one thing in common: they tweet with retweeting in … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons I’m Not Retweeting You
Pakastani IT consultant Sohaib Athar unknowingly live tweeted about the US raid on Osama Bin Laden. In the hours that followed, Sohaib (pronounced Suhayb) fielded several media requests and was inundated with messages from social media users across the globe. The consultant, however, wasn't looking … [Read more...] about How Much Will News Agencies Gain from the Bin Laden Raid Tweets?