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Archives: August 2011

Readying for Some Football: Experts Offer Athletes Tips for Tweeting

Some of the most popular sports in North America are weeks away from getting starting, with professional football leading the way with college football and college basketball close behind. It is as best a time as any for players to be urged to review Tennessee basketball’s 50 tips for tweeting athletes.
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How Is Twitter Changing The Scope Of Advertising? [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all know that social media has changed the rules of the advertising game. No longer do you have to decide between print or TV ads – now you’ve got to choose between producing a viral video, starting a Twitter campaign or running a Facebook contest.

This infographic from MDGadvertising shows the many ways that advertising has changed thanks to Twitter and other social networks.
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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Using Twitter’s New Image Gallery Feature

The unveiling of Twitter’s new image galleries last week had a lot of users saying “it’s about time”. The gallery collects the latest photos you’ve tweeted from various sources, and displays up to 100 of the latest images as thumbnails.

But it’s not as simple as that, especially for brands. There are several ways the galleries can actually be detrimental to your brand image online, and we’ve got three of the biggest mistakes you can make when using the gallery, and how to avoid them.
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Don’t Understand A Hashtag? What The Trend Has The Answer (But You Might Not Like It)

Hashtags are hard to explain to people who don’t use twitter. But even as an avid twitterer, there are times when I’m wondering who or what people are talking about and why. That’s why I’m grateful for What the Trend. Not only does it give you what’s trending now, it explains them too.
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Canadian Businesses Are Giving Twitter The Silent Treatment [SURVEY]

You’d think with all the buzz, social media would be more popular than it is among Canadian business.

Only 17 percent of 1,000 executives surveyed recently say they use Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to regularly post updates as well as monitor what’s being said about their business. And this means they’re losing a valuable opportunity to engage their online audience.
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The Growth Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s very easy to forget how quickly and (some would say) effortlessly social media has become an integral part of many of our lives. But roll back the clock just 10 years, and Twitter (2006), Facebook (2004) and even MySpace (2003) not only didn’t exist, but were yet to be imagined. As were their possibilities and potential.

This infographic from Search Engine Journal takes a look at the growth of social media over the last five years.

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Twitter, Facebook Or Google+? The Social Network Decision Tree [INFOGRAPHIC]

Which social network fits you best?

Is it old-hand, proven platforms like Twitter or Facebook, or maybe new kid on the block Google+?

How can you possibly tell?

This new infographic from visualization gurus Column Five takes you through a simple question-and-answer process to help you better decide which of the major social networks is right for you.

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How Do Celebrities Use Twitter? Interview With @ShiraLazar

Celebrities and stars in the tech world use Twitter for a lot of reasons – promoting a new venture, to praise or complain about something, to share information, to spread news about a good cause.  So I thought it would be fun to hear from the stars themselves about how they use it.

You probably know her as the creator and host @whatstrending on @CBSNews live on Tuesday at 10 a.m. (PT). She is also a correspondent on The Tomorrow Show with Mo Rocca, a contributor on The Huffington Post and host of This Week in YouTube as well as Live Earth Video, bringing people information and news about the global water crisis.
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What Tech, Social And Marketing Links Are Trending On Twitter Right Now?

There’s a new tool available for you to track the hottest links on Twitter from 100 of the top news sources online. offers you insight into what’s popular right now on Twitter in the world of tech and social media, showing you which stories have been retweeted the most in the past 24 hours.
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Twitter Employee Salaries Revealed

How much could you make as a product manager at Twitter? Or as a copywriter? An engineer? has compiled the average salary range of all types of Twitter employees, including current job openings, so you can see how Twitter stacks up to other tech companies in the Valley.
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