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Who Gets Your Vote For @TIME (And @Twitter) Person Of The Year? #TIMEPOY

Who Gets Your Vote For @TIME (And @Twitter) Person Of The Year? #TIMEPOY

Who should be TIME magazine’s Person Of The Year?

Formerly Man Of The Year, previous winners of this lofty accolade include Charles Lindbergh (1927), Mahatma Gandhi (1930), John F. Kennedy (1961), Barack Obama (2008) and Mark Zuckerberg (2010). Plus, uh, Adolf Hitler (1938) and Joseph Stalin, who won the award twice (1939, 1942). But hey, everyone makes mistakes.

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The Best (And Worst) Times To Post To Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, And Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]

A lot has been said about social timing. Getting your content in front of the right people involves getting it out at the right time on fast-paced social networks.

This infographic from Social Caffeine explores when’s the best time to post to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest.
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The 140 Best Twitter Accounts Of 2012 According To TIME

TIME has put together their picks for the best 140 Twitter accounts of 2012 – those accounts that they think will shape the conversation in the year to come. What do you think about the accounts on their list?
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HOWTO: See Exactly When You (Or Anyone Else) Signed Up For Twitter

Here’s an experiment for you: Go to Twitter.com, and click over to any user’s profile page. Browse around a bit, and try to find the date that they joined. Can’t find it? That’s because it’s not there.

Twitter doesn’t advertise when a user signed up anywhere on the site. But there’s a quick and easy trick to see exactly when anyone signed up for Twitter, and we’ve got it below.
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When is the Best Time to Tweet? Timely will Tell You

It might seem like the only things that affect the amount you get retweeted are your follower count and what you’re tweeting – but the timing of your tweets is just as important. You might notice that when you tweet at certain times of the day you get more retweets than when you tweet at others, and you’re not alone. Finding the best time to tweet is crucial to reaching the most engaged audience on Twitter – and Timely, a new app from Flowtown, will help you find that time-of-day sweet spot. For free.
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The Best Time To Tweet Is… [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sometimes Twitter feels like a battle against the clock. You’ve got a great link to share, but do you send it out right when you find it to be one of the first to jump on it, or do you wait until you think more of your followers will be online?

This infographic from Lemon.ly will show you when the majority of tweets are posted, what times see the most engagement, and other interesting facts about timing on Twitter.
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How To Answer The Question “How Often Should I Tweet?”

I hear it all the time, from people new to Twitter and those who have been tweeting for months: “How often should I tweet?”

It’s not an easy question to answer, and I wish there was a one-size-fits-all solution I could hand out to everyone. However, there are some techniques you can use to find out the tweet frequency that’s right for you.
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The 140 Best Twitter Feeds According to TIME Readers

TIME has chosen 140 Twitter accounts across 14 different categories to highlight some of the most creative, most interesting and just plain awesome Twitter users out there. Voting is underway to distill this list down to the absolute best Twitter user out there.
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An Open Letter To Time, The Telegraph, Wired And Other Online Publications Who Break Articles Over Ten Pages

Sirs,

On many occasions your otherwise fine publication will submit stories and articles to the internet, notably those that contain a series of images, and break these submissions over many pages. Often this can involve as many as ten clicks from the reader to get from start to finish.

This is not acceptable.

Recent examples: Time, The Telegraph, Wired.

We fully understand why you do this – more click-throughs mean more advertisement impressions with each new page and another chance that we might not completely ignore your sponsors and actually show an interest in what they are selling. But for the reader, and especially the linker, the most-likely result is we will become quickly aware of the game you are playing, and not bother to read past the first one or two pages. Quite simply, it’s too much work. The story isn’t that good.

Moreover, those of us who enjoy sharing great content with our friends on social networks will most likely refrain from doing so in these instances, simply because we do not want to have them endure the same experience. You may be blissfully unaware, but this is the age of social media. Websites and portals like Digg, Reddit, Delicious, Stumbleupon and Twitter can deliver an enormous amount of traffic to your publication. We presume you want and encourage this, particularly in the current financial climate.

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