Twitter screwed up with Vine

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Usually when a hot, new social network, app, software or even e-books turn up in town I’ll be one of those geeky guys who would immediately download it, try to get an invite or use them right away. However, when Twitter introduced Vine back in January what I did was download it,  registered myself and simply sat back to see how others were using it. After awhile I stopped logging into it. Recently, I decided to log back in to see what changed. I even did my first uncreative Vine video … [Read more...]

How to: Build a Twitter Following with Twitter Lists

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Twitter can become a little overwhelming for those who have just got started. It is like having 100 radio stations switched on at the same time and catching bits of pieces of conversations here and there. One of the questions I get asked frequently is how do I manage or keep up with my Twitter stream? Some of these questions even come with questions such as if I am using a bot or have satffs managing my twitter account like Guy Kawasaki. All of them are false of course, and the answer … [Read more...]

5 Strategies for Using Twitter Effectively

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This post originally appeared on the iStrategy blog where I contribute regularly articles about leveraging social media and technology for small businesses. Subscribe to their blog for more great articles.  Can you imagine that just a few years ago Twitter didn’t exist (I won't "exist" too)? Today the phrase “follow us" or "follow me” is commonly used everywhere – on the news, radio, on ads and more. And let's not forget #hashtags that appear on TV shows like X-Factor so that viewers can … [Read more...]

In the short term, QUANTITY BEATS QUALITY in social media

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Yes, you read the title right. QUANTITY beats quality in social media hands down... at least for the short term. Before you crack your knuckles and get ready to go onto a brawl with me, telling me how wrong I am. Read on. We have all heard the phrase “Social Media is About Quality, Not Quantity.” I know that it’s better to have 1000 crazy fans who adore YOU rather than 10,000 followers who don’t give a crap about YOU. But let’s see, what do the two groups of people have in common … [Read more...]