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The First Real-Time Art Exhibit On Twitter Shows London In A New Light

The First Real-Time Art Exhibit On Twitter Shows London In A New Light

If you’re not the type to make a special trip to the art gallery every once in a while, you can still get your fix of high culture – on Twitter.

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Polar Vortex + Winter Storm Janus Highlights On Twitter [PHOTOS]

Polar Vortex + Winter Storm Janus Highlights On Twitter [PHOTOS]

We’re in the midst of Polar Vortex Round 2, with much of the eastern half of the U.S. shivering in its boots at temps as low as -32°F (Crane Lake, Minnesota).

Combine that with the 4-12 inches of snow now blanketing the Northeast thanks to Winter Storm Janus, and you’ve got great fodder for tweets.

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How To Optimize Your Images (So They Fly) On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Optimize Your Images (So They Fly) On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

To maximize engagement on Twitter it’s essential that you do two things.

One, always share an image with every tweet. And two, always share that image through Twitter’s built-in image sharer.

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Tweets With Photos Drive Much Higher Engagement Across All Metrics [RESEARCH]

Tweets With Photos Drive Much Higher Engagement Across All Metrics [RESEARCH]

Shocker to no one: tweets with photos are more engaging.

The question is just how much better those tweets perform against text-only tweets, and in what circumstances.

Marketing platform SHIFT recently conducted a study on the matter and found that tweets with images drive substantially higher engagement across all metrics.

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How To Use Images To Thrive On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Use Images To Thrive On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s inarguably the age of the image on social media.

Posts on any network perform better when accompanied by a visual, and some of the most popular social media platforms – Instagram, Pinterest – are devoted entirely to photos.

The infographic below from Social Marketing Writing offers tips for how to thrive on social media using strong images.

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Have You Seen The Twitter Mirror?

Have You Seen The Twitter Mirror?

Behold: the Twitter Mirror.

Often found backstage at major award shows such as the Grammys and the Oscars, as well as talk show green rooms, the Mirror allows celebrities to take “selfies” of themselves simply by tapping the screen. The photo is then sent out to the event’s Twitter feed, often driving thousands and thousands of retweets and comments.

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Photographer Wins Landmark $1.2M Lawsuit Against Companies That Took His Twitter Photos

Photographer Wins Landmark $1.2M Lawsuit Against Companies That Took His Twitter Photos

A freelance photo-journalist has made a tidy sum, thanks to a jury ruling in his favor on Friday. The issue at hand? Copyright over photos he posted to Twitter.
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How To Tweet Photos So You’ll Get The Most Retweets

How To Tweet Photos So You'll Get The Most Retweets

HubSpot’s “Social Media Scientist” Dan Zarrella recently collected a dataset of more than 400,000 randomly selected tweets and calculated the number of times each tweet received a native (“new”, as opposed to manual RT) retweet in order to determine the most successful method by which users can tweet photos.

There are many popular ways to share photos on Twitter, but only one will guarantee you the most retweets.

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Vizible Shares Twitter Photos Nearby . . . Very Nearby

Ever wonder what people around you are tweeting? You probably don’t want to know actually – just like we didn’t.

But once you download this handy app, you’ll look alright – and you’ll find yourself checking back every now and then, if only to make sure you aren’t near any creepy people taking creepy photos.

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STUDY: Brand Engagement On Instagram Has Grown 35% Since Twitter Split [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter and Instagram parted company in December, when the latter decided to turn off all support for Twitter Cards, which previously allowed Instagram images to show up within Twitter. Now, you have to click on a link to see that same image, which will open (on Instagram) in a separate tab within your browser.

Yep: so awkward.

While this is arguably the premier example of a first world problem, it has had a significant impact on engagement levels within Twitter. Previously, Instagram was driving traffic to Twitter via its photo content. Now, and as a direct result of this relatively subtle change, Twitter is driving traffic to Instagram, which could mean a rethink on the social media strategy for many photo-sharing brands.

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