For those of you looking to leverage the social networ Twitter, to engage with your followers, one of my favorite tools to use for this is Tweetchat.
If you’re unfamiliar with Tweetchat, what this tool does is it allows you to hold a chat on a specific Twitter hashtag. There’s no need to refresh your screen or sift through multiple hashtags. You simply enter a hashtag and it Tweetchat creates a room where you can tweet and chat with your followers.
Here are a few features of Tweetchat
- Put blinders on to everything else going on on Twitter and focus on one hashtag
- Feature certain accounts so that they stand out
- Converse in real-time
- Have fun!
How I use Tweetchat
Personally, I’m a big fan of Tweetchat. I use it during conferences by broadcasting it to LCD and plasma screens that I have setup. This way, attendees can follow what is being talked about on Twitter while they’re walking around. If they want to participate, all they simply need to do is visit Tweetchat and sign-in to their Twitter account and they can easily add to the conversation from their mobile devices such as their smartphone or tablet and it will show up on Tweetchat.
Another way that I like to use Tweetchat is to embed it into my website. This way someone can easily join the conversation from my website. The great thing about Tweetchat is that if you want to, you can embed tweetchat into your WordPress blog,
Embedding tweetchat into your WordPress blog takes just a few minutes. Here’s how to do it.
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So you’re not exactly the best planner when it comes to social media. Everything is just off-the-cuff or when you get around to doing it. Although the clock is ticking on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, there’s still time for you to leverage your network of friends, fans and followers this holiday season to help boost your online sales.
Instead of throwing in the towel on holiday shopping and missing out on online sales for your business, I’ve put together a collection of 5 last-minute ways you can give your online shopping sales a boost.
What’s great is that these are items you can start implementing today or even tomorrow (after you’ve had your fill of Turkey and stuffing).
Remember, if you have trouble implementing any of these items, don’t hesitate to contact me for help.
Let’s get started with 5 last-minute ways you can give your online store a boost in website traffic and online sales this holiday season.
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Now that you’ve purchased your first iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini) and taken the time to import or add phone numbers and addresses to all of your contacts, one important area you don’t want to overlook is to add in your contacts Twitter username.
Why add a Twitter username to your contacts?
By adding a contacts Twitter username, this allows you the opportunity to easily view tweets from your friend right from your contacts. This also makes it easy to send your contact a tweet right from your contacts screen as well.
How to view and send a tweet to iOS contacts
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One of the questions I often get asked about on building a successful Facebook Page or any social media account is what should I post?
Not knowing your business, what you do, what you offer and which channels you’re currently using to engage with customers, I can offer one piece of advice.
Continue reading Don’t know what to post to your social networks, go ask your mom [Infographic]
Social Media isn’t just a place to network or to connect with friends or family. In fact, law enforcement officials have been using social media as well – to help solve crimes because of the valuable amount of data that it provides them. For example, while the photos and status updates you uploaded were meant for friends, law enforcement often uses this information as a way to provide valuable clues towards solving crimes such as identifying someone or the location where a photo (and subsequent crime) was taken.
In addition to convicting criminals, social media has been used by 80% of law enforcement to solve crimes.
Below are some of the important facets on how social media has been used to help solve crime – along with the major networks law enforcement officials use most often.
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Twitter has been really busy the past few weeks – not only did they add Twitter header images to improve the look of your Twitter profile, but they also added a rich iPad experience. So far, I’ve had the opportunity to work with both and I’m excited about the possibilities that they provide users. Not only do these updates make Twitter even more powerful, but they vastly improve upon the user experience.
What’s great is that now, not only can personalize your Twitter account, but because they have revamped the iPad and iPhone experience, your design now carries across each, meaning it’s important to have an updated Twitter header image. In addition, this change will help take the focus off of showing just your tweets and encourage followers to get to know you better.
To help you out, I’ve put together a Twitter Dimensions infographic – complete with all of the new sizes and information you need to know on the new Twitter.
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Social Media Addiction is a disease, just like drug addiction and alcoholism. In fact, social media addiction affects millions of people and can show up in many different forms. For example, are you a “serial liker” – someone who likes every page you possibly can? How about the “constant checker” who cannot go five minutes without refreshing their Twitter or Instagram accounts checking for updates?
And one of my favorites? The “Self-Proclaimed Influencer” who’s obsessed with getting their Klout score to the top (it’s not all that important).
So do you suffer from social media addiction?
Check out the following infographic below for more types of social media addicts – and don’t be ashamed to admit it, we’re all addicts of something. Admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery!
Continue reading The 10 Types of Social Media Addicts [Infographic]
One of my favorite new features in OS X Mountain Lion isn’t reminders or Messages – they’re pretty awesome in their own right. Instead, I’ve been using the dictation and speech tool.
If you’re not familiar with this feature, what it does is it lets mac users speak to their mac – when composing emails, performing a Google search, writing a Microsoft Word document, sending and posting a status update in Facebook – among other applications.
To help you use dication in Mountain Lion, I’ve put together instructions along with a short video walking you through how to use dictation in Mountain Lion.
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One of my favorite ways to engage with fans via social media is through my YouTube channel. Not only is YouTube the #2 search engine, but it’s also a great tool to promote and grow your online presence. For example, if you’re someone who creates a lot of videos about your products, YouTube is a great place to upload and store your content because not only are your videos available for people searching YouTube or Google, but they can also be embedded on websites or shared via your favorite social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
While uploading your video content to YouTube is a must for anyone who wants to use video to engage better with their audience, one area that often gets overlooked when growing your online presence through YouTube is your YouTube background image.
Although your YouTube background image is a static image that subscribers cannot click, it gives you the opportunity to get creative. For example, you can brand your YouTube channel – simply by changing the colors. This space can also be used to let YouTube subscribers know that you’re also on other social networks or that you have a website.
Creating a YouTube background image:
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