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Archives: September 2012

American Millennials Increasingly Cruise Twitter For News

Where do you go for news? For break news, you likely check Twitter – who doesn’t? (Non Twitterers, yes, we know.)

But where do you go on a daily basis to see what’s what? Google News? Yahoo? A crinkly, oversized, ‘gonna give you a paper cut’ newspaper?

Yep, folks are staining their fingers on newspapers’ pages less and less – and particularly those under 30.

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Twitter Decides To Play Nice With Search Engines

Remember when tweets used to come up in search results on Google?

And then they suddenly didn’t and there was a silly bit of back and forth finger-pointing between the two platforms?

Well, it seems Twitter has reconsidered and quietly re-allowed search engines the ability to search public tweets and hashtags.

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FYI: Threatening The President On Twitter Is NOT A Good Idea

Ever get so mad about the current state of the U.S. that you just want to kill? We hope not.

But if you ever DO get that angry, understand that threatening to harm the president is just as illegal on Twitter as it is anywhere else. This appears to be news to one Alabama man.  Read more

REVEALED: Twitter’s 10 Most Retweeted Tweets Of All Time

As you might expect, Twitter’s list of the most retweeted tweets of all time is dominated by celebrities.

And it changes a lot. Currently, Twitter’s retweet champion is President Barack Obama, with his November 7 re-election victory tweet racking up more than half a million shares, good enough to keep previous title-holder Justin Bieber very much in his taillights.

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Schedule Your Tweets At The Best Times With Buffer For TweetCaster

Are you a TweetCaster user? Then this news is for you: Buffer and TweetCaster have teamed up to let you schedule your tweets to go out when the majority of your followers will actually see them. Here’s how it works:
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Instagram Beat Out Twitter For Daily Mobile Users In August [STATS]

For the first time in history, Instagram saw more daily users in the United States accessing its app on mobile than Twitter did. The month of August saw nearly half a million more users augmenting their photos with sepia-toned and retro lenses than sending 140 character messages every day.
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European Ryder Cup Team Granted Permission To Use Twitter, But Told To Be Careful

The 39th Ryder Cup gets underway tomorrow (Friday) at the Medinah Country Club, Illinois, and like almost every major event that takes place in the world today, social media is expected to play its part.

To a point. While European captain José María Olazábal has given permission for his team to use Twitter to provide updates and engage with fans during the competition, he has issued a warning.

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Twitter And Facebook Are Essential, But Email Marketing Is Alive And Well [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that there are three times as many email accounts as all of the profiles on Twitter and Facebook combined?

At a time when many marketers are still struggling with accurately measuring their social media ROI (return on investment), it’s easy to forget that tried-and-tested platforms such as email still have a legitimate place in every brand’s digital strategy. While the glittering lure of Twitter and Facebook is hard to ignore – and only a very foolish marketer would do so – recent studies have shown that email marketing *still* converts better than search and social, and there’s no indication that this is going to change anytime soon.

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Are You Young Enough To Join This Young Female Entrepreneur Twitter Chat?

Business ladies love Twitter, you know that, right? Well, if you didn’t know it before, you know it now.

So pass this chat info along to your favorite young female entrepreneur and she’ll thank you, trust me. But one caveat: Make sure she’s in her 20s or 30s – early 30s – as this chat is not for the olds. “Old” person lament to follow.

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Trending On Twitter: RIP Avalanna

You might be one of those Justin Bieber haters, but there’s one undeniably great thing this young man has done – made the last days a little brighter for a six-year-old battling cancer.

That little girl, Avalanna, passed today and RIP Avalanna is now trending on Twitter.

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