On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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Flickr photo by Shovelling Son What’s up with Twitter?
What’s Your Goal? What do you want to share here?
Twitter’s own personality
Experiment and try, try again
Linking to other resources
Promote upcoming events/recruit
Figure Out What You Tweet
Beth Kanter’s Tweet Types:
Retweets of others
Share Links w/Brief Comment
Closing the Triangle: ( This is a network weaving technique of introducing people in your network.)
Crowdsourcing Questions: (I use this when I'm developing training materials, particularly for case studies or sometimes for demos of Twitter as a crowdsourcing tools. Usually I ask a question, and try to get people to answer in another place like a google document or wiki .)
Bytes of Wisdom or humor: (I share some geek humor now and then. I also share some meta reflections or wisdom about what works or doesn't work in using social media for nonprofits.)
Searches for Twitter continue to rise sharply.
Increases in Twitter searches are occurring across the board from the US, to Europe, to Asia, to Africa, and the Middle East.
Females now search for Twitter more than males.
Significant increase in searchers from 0-17 year olds, and thus, those with less than a high school diploma.
An increase in searchers in the income brackets of $25,000 to $74,999
Source: Ignite Social Media: http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/2009-social-network-analysis-report/
Redefining a Peer Group
The trusted “peer group” is changing to include both “real-life” and online friends, blog writers, reviewers, Twitter followers, etc.
Blogs and social media have emerged as key trusted and inspirational sources to discover brands and products