Archives: September 2013
Twitter is expected to make its initial public offering (IPO) filing public later this week, with its goal to launch on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) before Thanksgiving of this year, reports Quartz, citing a source familiar with the matter.
Twitter’s IPO price is currently expected to be in the region of $28 to $30 per share, valuing the company between $15 and $16 billion.
When Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh talks about “surprise and delight,” he means creating instant conversations with brand loyalists and potential supporters via outstanding customer service.
And Zappos isn’t the only consumer brand surprising and delighting its fans.
Last Tuesday night, comedian Michael Ian Black – you might remember him from VH1′s I Love the… series or as guest-host of CBS’s The Late Late Show – pondered to his nearly 2 million Twitter followers, “Has anybody invented a laser that etches your face on a ham? It would be called LaserHam.”
The answer is yes.
Twitter has put photos front and center in its update to embedded tweets.
Tweets that contain photos now have a “bigger and bold visual focus on the media” when you embed them, a boon for bloggers and publishers.
Isn’t it frustrating when you break something and the company doesn’t send over a representative to deal with it, immediately, simply because, you know, you’re kind of a big deal?
No? Not something you’ve ever experienced? Well, clearly Martha Stewart is very used to that kind of care and attention, as a bizarre rant that she streamed off against Apple on Twitter last week, after her “precious iPad” was accidentally shattered, speaks volumes about her life, and how out of touch she is with reality.
Need a little weekend reading?
We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a look at the rise of social commerce, 4 tips to increase your Klout score, a study that addresses Twitter’s growing audience amongst under 35s, news that customers still prefer email to social media for brand messaging and a visual that reveals how social media is changing destination marketing.
Don’t you just love the feeling of doing something nice for someone else? Whether we can actually be altruistic or we’re just hardwired to do things for others so we’ll get something back in return, it’s nice to be nice!
And that’s as true on Twitter as it is anywhere else. Some of the tweeters I admire most are those who strive to help others in one way or another. They pay it forward, and – from what I’ve seen – they reap plenty of rewards for doing so.
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