The Twitter IPO is just a few days away, and people are flocking to the network to share their views on whether it will be a flop or a failure.
Job hunters, head hunters and everyone in between naturally gravitate to LinkedIn for all their recruiting needs. But that trend could be changing, according to new stats from social recruiting solutions provider Gozaik: Twitter is poised to become the number one social recruitment tool out there, beating out rivals like LinkedIn and Facebook.
It’s that time of year when some younguns ask their parents to buy extravagant costumes dedicated to Avengers or Batmen and get saddled with cheap knock offs – while other children are decked out in LEDs and go absolutely viral. But how we would ever knew which costume was most popular in the Universe if we didn’t have good ol’ Twitter?
Continuing Comedy Central’s campaign to deliver comedy to the tech-savvy youth of today, the cable channel recently launched “@midnight”, a show dedicated to making fun of social media. After the first week of episodes, the show has established solid ratings and an even more impressive Twitter fanbase.
These days you barely have to leave the house to shop. You can order your groceries, your supplies, your furniture and even your clothes online. With services like Amazon’s same-day shipping you barely even have to wait. However, if you’re looking for that venti espresso, you still have to leave the house to trek down to your closest Starbucks.
To further entice you to make the real-world trip, Starbucks has introduced a new service that allows you to buy your friend a coffee through Twitter. In only a few steps you’ll be able to publicly gift a friend with a gift certificate to Starbucks. It’s the easiest way to invite someone out to coffee!
There’s no physical rulebook that you can pick up and browse through for Twitter etiquette, but you’ve no doubt encountered a few (or a lot) who think they own a copy. They’re those people who say “you HAVE to follow fewer people than are following you,” and “you should NEVER thank anyone for a retweet.” Well, those people might have their rules, and they might work for them. But if you’re interested in breaking a few rules, we’ve got three situations where a Twitter rant – usually seen as a big “no-no” – can actually be a good thing.
Twitter has been furiously signing partners to its in-tweet video platform Amplify in recent weeks, and this week it score a big one: BBC Global News has joined Twitter Amplify as the first international news organization to bring embedded video (and ad) clips to its Twitter audience.
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