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The above graphic came from a quiz available at the amazingly funny website, The Oatmeal. After taking the quiz I had the option to post my to Twitter, Facebook, e-mail or embed in my blog. All The Oatmeal had to do was put it up and his fans have done all the work in generating traffic and buzz about the quiz. Continue reading
I hate my laptop. It’s actually probably a fine laptop except for the fact that it runs Windows Vista, possibly the worst OS ever created. After waking up to discover that 8 hours was not enough time to download Windows latest round of important updates I was ready to throw it across the room. I know that I should just buy a new one, but since I received this as a birthday gift guilt won over my rage. Instead of committing computercide I took to Twitter to have the following conversation. Continue reading
Does it seem like everyone is on Twitter? As much as the media or your company’s social media manager would like you to believe, everyone in the world hasn’t yet embraced Twitter. That doesn’t mean you get a pass – Twitter is growing at a phenomenal rate and there’s still a chance to make a splash.
- Add an icon. Once you upload an icon stick with it. Twitter users ID tweets from the icon even more than a username.
- Personalize your background. You can have fun with this and change as often as you like. Not a deal breaker if you use a default background but there’s always an opportunity to advertise your brand. Don’t think you have a brand because this is a personal account? Well, you’re wrong because you’re always advertising your personal brand. 24/7/365.
- Fill out your bio. Whether it says your title @ work or something like “mom who loves ice cream.” If you don’t identify yourself, tweeps won’t follow you fearing you’re a spambot or marketer.
- Retweet. If you want to get followed back by a power user, retweet their content 3 – 4 times a week. They’ll start seeing your name and reward you with a follow.
- Say “Thank You.” If someone RTs your link or suggests your account to follow, say thank you. You can do this once a day or once a week. Less is more in this case, but a thank you is greatly appreciated. Continue reading