Is Twitter the New Linkedin? -social times

via Is Twitter the New Linkedin? -social times
by Katie Kindelan

Pulling a page straight from the Charlie Sheen playbook, a prominent ad agency just hired its summer interns based on a search conducted solely through Twitter. First Charlie Sheen and now an established advertising firm, it begs the question: is Twitter #winning as the new LinkedIn? Continue reading

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Should Twitter Close Down @freeNYTimes? -MediaPost.com

Should Twitter Close Down @freeNYTimes? -by Catherine P. Taylor

As I write this, an interesting signpost in the advancement of social media and paywalls is upon us. To continue my theme of absolute obsession with The New York Times’ new paywall, today I want to talk about whether Twitter has, or should, shut down the Twitter feed @freeNYTimes. It’s an automated account that promises to tweet a link to every article in the Times, using the paper’s own API to make the trick happen. Continue reading

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Catching Twitter Quitters

There are a lot of apps for Twitter in the marketplace that is being used and every day there are new apps developed. Today, with no exception, I discovered an app that I had not seen before call Qwitter.

For those who do not know about Qwitter, it is a service that emails you every time someone unfollows you on Twitter. This email will display their name and the last tweet that you sent that may have caused the person to unfollow you.

According to Qwitter’s website another advantage of the service is that it helps you identify Twitter spammers and spam bots

The site states: “Whether you are an individual or a business you can use Qwitter to expand your social media analytics.” And if you If you are sad about being unfollowed you can visit their other site called Qwitter Therapy. I am still working on understanding Quitter Therapy. This will be for another day.

The bottom-line is that Twitter is great at telling you when you gain followers, but they never tell you about your unfollowers! Qwitter does all of the dirty work for Twitter.

Of course that is an upgrade to the account if you want more capabilities. The cost is reasonable if you really want the extra service at $4.99 per year.

James Roughton is very passionate about developing an effective Social Network Process for Small Businesses. I am on a journey of discovery and want to spread the word about the Social Network Jungle, and other related-Social Marketing ideas.

I am an Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, Inbound Marketing Educator, freelance author, blogger, Social Media Marketing Strategist, Technical Trainer, Safety Professional, on-line entrepreneur and social networking guru. He loves to help individuals and small businesses develop WordPress Websites that can navigate and explore the Social Network Jungle one step at a Time. You can subscribe to his blog at:

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Get Free Twitter Alerts by Email!

If you love Google Alerts then you will love the Twitter alert service called TweetBeep.  TweetBeep has several options, FREE, which I us, and a premium service you have to pay for.  The FREE version works just fine for me.

TweetBeep is great for keeping track of all conversations that mention you, your brand, your company, and keywords that you specify automatically.

It is easy to get started.  All you have to do is create an account, as always, verify your account from an email that you will review and then you are on your way.

To set up a New Keyword Alert, all you have to do is create your alert using a Keyword or Phrase that you choose, pick the type of alert you want, (#) hash tags, mentions twitter username, determine frequency (in the FREE account there is only chose with is daily). You can use only one keyword or phrase per alert and exclude other keywords that you do not want to see (optional).  I can see where excluding other keyword may be useful for filtering an alert.

This service can be great for your online branding and management of your account by capturing all of your @replies and @mentions.  How about finding job mentions?  This is a nice feature to keep on top of the job in your specialty that may be broadcasted on Twitter first.  Just simply use the same keywords that you may use in a Google search.

As discussed, it all depends on the keywords that you identify to get the best results.  Therefore, you may have to do some trial and error to get what you really want, as the alerts are editable.

I would say give it a try to see how you like it.  Since it is FREE, what harm can it do?

Oh yes, as always there is an option to upgrade your account to TweetBeep Premium.  This service is $20/month where you get 200 alerts, a 15 minute alert option, and no advertisements.

James Roughton is very passionate about developing an effective Social Network Process for Small Businesses.  I am on a journey of discovery and want to spread the word about the Social Network Jungle, and other related-Social Marketing ideas.

I am an Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, Inbound Marketing Educator, freelance author, blogger, Social Media Marketing Strategist, Technical Trainer, Safety Professional, on-line entrepreneur and social networking guru.  He loves to help individuals and small businesses develop WordPress Websites that can navigate and explore the Social Network Jungle one step at a Time. You can subscribe to his blog at:

Visit my website for addition material James Roughton

Follow me on:

Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook

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How to Create a Newspaper from Twitter

Have you heard of paper.li?  paper.li is a new beta service that I just found.  This site allows you to create and publish a newspaper using all of your links/articles that have been shared in your twitter account for the past 24 hours.  The nice part of this is that the newspaper is updated every 24 hours based on new links/articles tweeted in your account.

The way that I understand the concept as of this writing is that you will see published links/articles from all of your followers and the users that you follow.

You can create your newspaper using the following options:

  • Twitter user
  • Twitter #tag
  • Twitter @list

The cool thing is that paper.li will organize your links/articles shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format.  This is a great way to stay on top of all that is shared by the people you follow, even if you are not connected 24/7!

To see my newspaper that I have created using my twitter name, you can check it out on my website.  Click on the Social Network Jungle and then click on Twitter News in the menu.  You will note that I have linked the newspaper to my website via a WordPress plugin.

I hope that you enjoy this quick post outlining paper.li.  I think that it is a great find and the best thing about it is that the service is FREE.

You can find me at:

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/jamesroughton
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesroughtoncsp
Website: Social Network Jungle

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Oops! Something is “Technically” wrong…

Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,

Oops! Twitter is down, but wait, it's only something Technically wrong

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything main stream about Twitter, but over the past few weeks, since the rollout of the new app, “Twitter Places” Twitter has found, more times than not, that trying to keep up with “The Jones” or trying to “Stay Ahead of The Curve” has put another twist in the mix.

And that twist is “Servability” ok, maybe that’s not quite the right word, but lately, at least from a users perspective, when they go to Twitter to post a tweet or reply to a friends tweet, they get the “Oops something is technically wrong message”.

Now I don’t know about you, but being a business owner, the “Oops!” just doesn’t cut it, when you’re up against a schedule and your time is very important.

You can have all the Twitter Tools, Tips and resources to help make your marketing efforts work together for the benefit of yourself and your followers, but if Twitter is down, then all the other apps are too.

So, what do you do when Twitter is down, and the “Fail Whale” swims into your harbor?

I know many of you have more than one marketing avenue in the mix, so what do you do when you have all these social media networks all tied together and one of those sites goes down?

What do you have in your arsenal that is tried, tested and approved to never let you down?

Until next time.
Have a wonderful day,
Tim

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