If you don’t already know, I have a column on iStrategy conference blog every Friday where I respond to questions about Twitter. One of the most frequent questions I get is “how do I get more followers”, which I did answer in the iStrategy blog, but I have decided to answer them in this blog post too. I got the idea to write this article because @BrennerMichael sent me a tweet with three questions inside this post when I asked if anyone had any questions regarding Twitter. Most of the questions Michael sent to me are questions which I have already answered before, so I thought I should write a compilation of questions for the benefit of everyone. … [Read more...] about Most frequently asked questions on Twitter
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Today is twitter's fifth birthday! Happy Birthday twitter! WOW is the word I would use for Twitter’s fifth-birthday video. I watched the video several times and the astronaut’s view of Earth amazes me every time I watch it. It inspired me to write this post. What can we learn from the video? I would like to share some of the lessons I got from the short and inspiring message from some of the people. The lessons aren’t new, it’s what twitter is about, it’s why we use Twitter, and it’s why we continue to use Twitter daily. Everyone uses Twitter differently. … [Read more...] about The Video that discovers Twitter’s world
The following post is a guest post by Leon Widrich, an active commenter and contributor on AskAaroLee.com. Leon is also the founder of BufferApp. Enjoy the post. Cruising through the twituniverse has quickly become my favourite activity online. One discussion regarding Twitter I have led many times and found well worth sharing with you, centers around the question: Should you switch the auto-pilot on, on Twitter? Or should I rather pimp my ride a little, but remain in the driver’s seat? Whichever your answer to the above, here is my lesson learnt: … [Read more...] about Automation on Twitter: Should you do it?
“The tribe has spoken; please leave the tribal council immediately”. To most of you who have watched Survivor, the reality show, would find this familiar. What is the first thing that comes through your mind when you talk about a tribe? Most of the time, it reminds us of people or groups of people living in the Amazon. True, but when you look at the bare essentials, a tribe is often related as a community. … [Read more...] about How To: Expand Your Twitter Tribe
Could you influence someone on twitter? When someone posted a tweet and no sales or donation come through, would that make that person NOT influential? Maybe. Would someone who has 1000 followers have more influence than someone who has 10,000 followers? It is possible. There are a lot of talks, in blog posts, podcasts etc, about influence recently. I read on Mark’s blog (one of my favorite blogs out there) where he talked about how there is little influence on Twitter. Mark presented an interesting case about Alyssa Milano, with a Klout score of 84, sent a tweet to her 1.4 million followers with a link to the Amazon page of a book called Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks & How They Shape Our Lives and how it didn’t add any additional sales. … [Read more...] about What they didn’t teach us about influence in school
How would you like to receive a personal note when you check into the hotel or receive a gift and a personal note because you tweeted the hotel? That is what Four Seasons Hotel did. How would you like to receive personal gifts from a company, because you tweeted something? That is what KLM did Can you imagine flying back to your home, missing the eve of Christmas, and when you came down to collect your luggage, presents with you name on it comes out? That is what a Spanair did. … [Read more...] about Adding the Personal Touch in Marketing