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Archives: December 2012

Introducing The Twit List – Sharing Tales Of Twitter ‘Nit Twits’

Just in time for the holidays, we have a new recurring feature to announce: the Twit List.

What kind of posts will populate the Twit List? Twitter nitwits, naturally. Businesses and individuals that not only don’t ‘get’ Twitter, they do things so monumentally nit witty (nit twitty) that they make you wonder how they manage to dress themselves in the morning.

We have a few examples to illustrate this point.

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Hashtag Battle Fridays Show How To Engage An Audience With Fun Ideas

Promoting your business on Twitter can be tricky. You don’t want to just spam folks with links to your blog posts, yet creating a personality for your brand has its drawbacks.

What if there was another way? Mass Relevance seems to have found one – and we have suggestions for a couple more.

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Snapshot Of 2012 Facebook And Twitter Interactions At Large Companies [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook and Twitter will continue to battle it out online – and although Facebook is still solidly in the lead as the place where businesses find more consumer interaction, Twitter isn’t too shabby either.

Here’s some additional support to share with your company when you try to tell them why tweeting in the New Year is essential - and getting on Facebook (if you aren’t there yet), makes sense too, of course!

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Social Media Jobs: Hungry Girl, Cox Media Group, C-SPAN

This week, Hungry Girl is hiring a senior associate editor, as well as a front-end web developer/production manager. Meanwhile, Cox Media Group needs a social media manager, and C-SPAN is on the hunt for a media relations coordinator/specialist. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllTwitter pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Four Rules Of Thumb For Tweeting On The Job

Initially frowned upon – if not outright banned – the use of social media in the workplace is on the rise, as employers start to see the benefits of these tools and how they can be leveraged.

Figuring out how much social media is too much social media at work, when it comes to time spent on your personal Facebook page, Pinterest profile or Twitter feed, can be tricky.

That’s where we come in.

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The Pope Already Outpacing Justin Bieber On Twitter

Here’s a comparison we never thought we’d make: the Pope is proving to be more Twitter-popular than pop culture tween icon Justin Bieber.

In his first full week on Twitter, Pope Benedict XVI is already scoring impressive stats.

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The State Of Social Media 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

A year is a long time, but it’s an eternity in social media.

Do you remember all the way back to January, when Pinterest was named the best new startup of 2011, and Facebook introduced Timeline? In May Facebook had their much-hyped IPO, August saw Instagram top Twitter for daily active users and in November, President Obama’s election victory message became the most retweeted Twitter post of all time.

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How Brands Are Using Social Media For Market Research [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media provides a number of benefits for brands of all shapes and sizes across almost every industry, such as raising awareness of products and services, boosting website traffic and driving sales.

But it isn’t all about marketing, as this medium is also a fertile source for research, and brands are quickly catching on – a recent survey revealed that 65 percent of firms rated “marketplace insight” as one of social media’s top perks.

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NYPD Sharing Criminals’ Photos On Twitter

Do you ever read those weekly police reports that local communities typically share in print or online? If you haven’t seen them, they tell you where burglaries, stolen cars and drunken disorderlies happen in (or near) your neighborhood. It’s a good way to know what areas of town to avoid late at night, really. Or a heads up to take extra precautions if crime is consistently happening nearby.

But wouldn’t it be nice to know WHO to look out for though?

The 76th Precinct of the New York Police Department thinks so, it seems – and they’re taking action: They’re tweeting pictures of criminals.

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8 Stats Showing Why Your Company MUST Tweet In The New Year [STUDY]

If your company STILL isn’t on Twitter, we have some stats that may help you make the case to higher ups.

We told you earlier that 71 percent of users who receive positive customer support through a brand on a social channel go on to recommend them to their friends, but we know that isn’t enough hard data for some naysayers. But THIS should be:

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