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Hillary Clinton Visits Twitter HQ for Q&A

Hillary Clinton Visits Twitter HQ for Q&A

Earlier this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco for a sit-down Q&A, discussing her new book, politics, and taking questions from the Twitter community.

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JPMorgan Forced To Cancel Twitter Q&A After Onslaught Of Abuse

JPMorgan Forced To Cancel Twitter Q&A After Onslaught Of Abuse

Q&As on Twitter, where users ask questions and receive answers from popular profiles, have become an effective way for celebrities, brands and persons of interest to raise awareness of themselves, plus (of course) their products and services.

Usually, the Twitter Q&A goes down pretty well. But it doesn’t work for everybody, as JPMorgan found out to their cost yesterday.

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Before You Answer Questions On Twitter, Remember 200 Million People Probably Got There First

If you follow a profile on Twitter that has a very large number of followers – and I’m talking hundreds of thousands or more – it can be quite eye-opening to have a look at Twitter in the way that they see it.

That is, it’s easy to see all of the messages that anyone is sending out from Twitter – just visit their profile page – but what about all the tweets that come back in to them?

I wrote about how you can do this here, using Twitter search. It’s very easy to track the incoming tweets of anyone on Twitter who has a non-protected account. It’s worth an experiment as it really underlines how busy and overwhelming Twitter can be, certainly for the beautiful people.

Do this for somebody with a huge network, like a celebrity, and you’ll quickly see how much noise and repetition comes into their mentions folder. This is particularly true if they ask a question or make a pop culture reference: instantly, they’re deluged with dozens, sometimes hundreds of people replying with basically the exact same response.

Here’s the thing: everybody thinks they’re the first person to answer that question, or make the witty retort or wry observation. But of course, they very rarely are. So, before you jump in blind, how can you find out if what you have to say is still worth saying, or simply adding to the noise?

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How Twitter Users Are Getting Their Questions Answered [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of Twitter’s most powerful features has always been the ability to poll your followers with pretty much any question. with the expectation that somebody will have a reasonable and often authoritative answer. And the bigger your network, the more definitive and useful those answers will be.

But what sort of questions are being asked, who is doing the asking, and how satisfied are they with the answers?

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