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Archives: April 2013

The World Needs More Twitter-Savvy Leaders, According To Twitter Co-founder

Is Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey trying to send subliminal messages to potential voters?

Dorsey has expressed interest in running for public office before and now he’s telling folks how important it is for leaders to understand tech. Coincidence? I think not!

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Twitter Music App Tumbles Out Of Top Ten

Since Twitter Music launched 11 days ago, it has seen its share of hype – and popularity. But it appears its 15 minutes of fame are over.

Twitter Music is currently in a free fall right now, plummeting from its spot in the top ten to #117. Will it continue to drop?

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Now Verified On Twitter: AP, Iggy Pop, 60 Minutes, Seagate, Bill Clinton

This is a weekly series of posts that highlights newly-verified brands, celebrities and persons of interest on Twitter.

Twitter verifies accounts to prove authenticity of identity. That is, the little blue verified badge is added to profiles that are at a high risk of impersonation to prove to other users that this person or brand is who they say they are. Occasionally Twitter makes a mistake, but, for the most part the system works, and the blue tick carries a lot of weight.

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Measure The Spread Of Your Tweets Over The World With “Where Does My Tweet Go?”

A new online application called “Where Does My Tweet Go?” lets you examine exactly how a tweet spreads through Twitter.

The service, still in beta and created by information architect Benoît Vidal along with the team at MFG Labs in France, uses a visual algorithm to illustrate how your messages spread among both your followers and strangers.

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57% Would Not Give Up Social Media On Vacation In Exchange For A 25% Hotel Discount

If your hotel offered you a 25% discount on your stay, would you take it if it meant you had to stop logging onto any social networks while on the vacation?

If you’re like 57% of respondents to a SpringHill Suites by Marriott survey, the answer would be no.

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How To Navigate Twitter Like A Pro With Keyboard Shortcuts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Back in the days of yore, navigating around your personal computer often depended as much on your knowledge of keyboard shortcuts as it did your dexterity with a mouse.

For example, word processors and other document-editing software have used shortcuts such as CTRL+B (for bold) and CTRL+I (for italics) pretty much since the beginning of (their) time. And when the internet kicked off, many websites looked to incorporate these keyboard commands into their own online tools. Some added a bunch of new ones of their own, and one of the sites that loves the keyboard shortcut is Twitter.

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6 Amazing Social Media Statistics For Brands And Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that almost three-quarters (71 percent) of internet users are more likely to purchase from a brand that they are following on a social networking site such as Twitter or Facebook?

Indeed, social media now accounts for almost one-quarter (22.5 percent) of all time that U.S. citizens spend online, and this weight of activity transcends down to all levels – an incredible 91 percent of searchers say that they use Facebook to find local businesses online.

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This Week On Twitter: Social Media Stats, How To Boost Engagement, Twitter Hacker Protection Tips

Need a little weekend reading? We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a look at the different ways that men and women use social media, advice on how best to engagement social media users, a look at how images are used on Twitter, tips for protecting your Twitter profile from hackers and an overview of how businesses are using Twitter.

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Twitter Careers: New Jobs Posted This Week

This continues our series highlighting new positions posted at Twitter each week. Check out past listings here.

This week, Twitter added 15 new jobs to its career page.

And here they are:

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5 Essential Tips For Local Businesses On Twitter

Twitter is working hard to become a place for local businesses and customers to connect – so now’s the time to develop your local strategy.

We’ve compiled 5 tips for local businesses to maximize their impact on Twitter, helping you use your 140 characters to reach the customers that care about your product most.
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