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#ShoutingBack About Sexism On Twitter

If you’re a female and you’ve never experienced sexism, welcome to planet Earth. There’s a Twitter we’d like to direct you to, to get you up to speed: @EverydaySexism.

And there’s a hashtag you can use to share your own stories should you decide to join others in #shoutingback.

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Controversial NYPD Twitter Feed Vindicated As Convicted Criminals Reoffend

The New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct Captain Jeffrey Schiff had a novel and controversial idea: tweeting pictures of convicted criminals when they were released.

The tweets didn’t last long as he was criticized for the practice by higher-ups.

But guess what? Two of the career criminals whose photos he shared have already reoffended since the December 2012 tweets were sent. Looks like Captain Schiff was on to something.

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Twitter Blows Up As ‘Poppy_Powers,’ The Voice Behind HMV’s Twitter Hijacking Is Revealed

We told you about HMV’s Twitter troubles yesterday and today we bring you the woman behind the tweets: @Poppy_Powers.

And guess what? It seems she’s swamped with social media job offers since this happened.

Looks like there are a few lessons here for executives AND social media managers, hmm? Let’s take a stroll through her tweets to learn a bit more about what happened.

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Unsure Of How To Spell That Word? Tweet It Here For Help

Face it, you’re not the best speller. Or maybe you WERE, but too much ‘text speak’ has turned your brain to mush. It has gotten so bad, in fact, that even Twitter’s spelling correction feature (on searches) isn’t enough for you to get by.

And you’re about to send a tweet to someone but aren’t sure of how to spell a particular word and don’t want to be embarrassed. What can you do?!

There’s a handy account on Twitter that can help you.

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Twitter Followers Rally To Support Friend Facing Stage IV Breast Cancer

Twitter isn’t always about business. And it isn’t always about who can come up with the most clever observation or witty retort. Sometimes it hits you right between the eyes with a bit of reality you just didn’t expect.

Like Lisa.

Who is Lisa? She’s a mom of three children (ages 13, 10 and 6) who, in her own words, “has stage IV cancer and am undergoing testing and developing a treatment plan to try to extend my life as long as possible. I do not know how long that will be.”

And although she only knows many of them online, Lisa has made a huge impact on her Twitter friends – and she probably will on you as well.

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Meatball, The Bear, Has More Twitter Followers Than You

We know followers don’t matter, but admit it – knowing that a BEAR has more followers than you irks you, doesn’t it? Just a little?

Well, in this post we share Meatball the Bear’s secrets to Twitter success!

They’re, um, not from the bear – they’re from us (didn’t want to disappoint you).

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Tweeting Nice Things Deflates Bullies, Pass It On

Much like the story of Matt Shankles with his @Lin_Mar_Love account designed to deflate bullies, another teen has taken to Twitter with the intent of spreading kindness instead of hate – and it’s spreading like wildfire.

Is the growing popularity of these “nice” accounts a sign of things to come? We hope so.
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With @Textigram Your Photos Never Sounded So Good

Yes, we are all professional photographers now (in our own minds) thanks to Instagram and other photo-sharing applications.

And even if you aren’t the one taking the pics, you’re undoubtedly on the receiving end of a few aficionados and have seen your fair share of photos.

Well, @Textigram describes these digitally-enhanced creations in tweets. And it’s pretty funny.
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Are You A @Humblebrag on Twitter?

There’s something about your friend’s behavior online lately that irks you: relentless bragging. You’ve even called them on it and they’re like “What? I’m just sharing important life moments with you. And you should be happy for me regardless – don’t hate!”

Enter @Humblebrag – the Twitter account that retweets those not-so-humble brags. Don’t you love those kind of accounts?
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How NOT To Handle A PR Crisis On Twitter, Courtesy of @Progressive

Goodness. If you haven’t read about the Progressive Insurance Company’s current PR crisis, you’ll be floored by this.

And even if you did read about it yesterday, there’s SO much more to read about it today. Progressive‘s Twitter is in a sorry state, really – and the insurance giant’s “Twitter team” seems mostly unaware of just how bad this is.
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