Twitter Chats Clearly, Twitter Chats excite me. If they didn’t, I wouldn’t be providing Twitter Chat training to corporations and promoting my own Twitter Chat, the #SocialCafe Twitter Chat on Tuesday nights (6p PST/PDT; 9p EST/EDT). I was curious if I was the only one out there and if others also found Twitter Chats fun, [...]
Are you a big fan of Twitter? Of course you are, everyone is. And anyone who says they aren't are just fighting the urge. Twitter has become one of the most popular internet phenomenons of all time. As far as social media goes, this microblogging network is something innovative and interesting that has opened communications [...]
We experienced a Twitter lag this evening. Interestingly, tweets going out of TweetDeck were fine. However, the search mechanism in Twitter (which is what filters for the #SocialCafe and #TBW hashtags), was not quite so fine.
Also, for kicks, check out an article on Twitter Outage, for ideas on what to do when Twitter goes down.
When it comes to social media, Twitter is one network that a lot of people just don’t get. If you’re not getting the type of reaction you hope for on Twitter, there is a good chance you need to change your approach. For example, did you know that you can nearly double your engagement rate on Twitter by including an image with your Tweet?
Let’s look at some other ways to increase engagement on Twitter:
Just a couple of decades ago becoming a well-known artist presented a multitude of hurdles that very few could overcome. A connected planet has opened the doors for aspiring artists to enter the scene with far more ease increasing the possibility of getting discovered and securing the contract of their dreams. If you have artistic aspirations you no longer have to patiently wait for an audition or pray that a talent scout will discover you as you play your very own musical creations with your old electric guitar at the local bar. You my friend are the owner of your destiny and the captain of your ship. With a little time, some imagination and a great deal of passion you can learn to master social media and become the king or queen of your very own kingdom of fans. Want to know how? Here are a few no-fail tips from social media professionals that have managed to launch a few unknowns into stardom.
All The Channels-All The Time
While some social media tools of dissemination are way better than others it is super important that you cover all your bases. Having a Twitter account without a website or a Facebook profile associated to it is a mistake that will kill you. If you are a musical artist you must go beyond websites and engage in Youtube and Vimeo. Delivering your essence is key to establishing a fan base. If you are a visual artist consider means such as Pinterest to share your art. Aside from presence across the web you must have continuity and engagement. You need to be around ALL the time. Peaks and valleys of engagement can impact your fan-base growth more than you can ever imagine.
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