Archives: October 2013
The 68th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) kicked off last night with Magic-Pacers, Clippers-Lakers, and Bulls-Heat matchups.
If you take your pro sports with a side of Twitter, you were probably following the #OpeningNight trending hashtag.
But there’s a lot more where that came from. For the lowdown on how to keep up with the 2013-2014 NBA season, keep reading.
A new study has revealed that more trending topics originate on Seattle than any other U.S. city, and by quite some margin.
You might want to bookmark this post.
HubSpot’s Dan Zarrella has assembled a list of the 20 Most Retweetable Words based on his research into the key characteristics of highly-retweetable content.
To compose the list, Zarrella examined the top 10,000 (out of 158,000+ total) most retweeted tweets in his “ReTweet Mapping” database, which you can check out here. He then broke down the most common words and phrases in these highly retweeted posts and “cherry picked through the list (ignoring very common words)” to uncover the top 20 retweetable words or phrases.
You’ve likely heard about Buffer’s hacking incident this past weekend, during which a security breach caused 30,000 Buffer users who had a Facebook page connected (6.3% of Buffer users on Facebook) to have spam posted on their behalf to their followers, and affected a considerable amount of Buffer Twitter users as well.
The Buffer team has now determined the method which left their data vulnerable, and locked and secured it against future hacking. But all Buffers users who have their Twitter account connected to their Buffer profile must take the following step in order to continue using Buffer.
Hashtags are everywhere, and it seems you can’t go more than a moment without seeing one plastered over a billboard, shining brightly out from the footer of a magazine advertisement or beaming pride of place on a primetime television show. But if you want to maximise the effectiveness of these simple but powerful marketing tools, there’s a couple of things that you need to remember.
These days you barely have to leave the house to shop. You can order your groceries, your supplies, your furniture and even your clothes online. With services like Amazon’s same-day shipping you barely even have to wait. However, if you’re looking for that venti espresso, you still have to leave the house to trek down to your closest Starbucks.
To further entice you to make the real-world trip, Starbucks has introduced a new service that allows you to buy your friend a coffee through Twitter. In only a few steps you’ll be able to publicly gift a friend with a gift certificate to Starbucks. It’s the easiest way to invite someone out to coffee!