Are you wondering to yourself, what’s trending on Twitter right now? This is a great question and also very useful, particularly as you build, create and share content on your company blog or social channels. [Read more…] about What’s Trending on Twitter Right Now? #WednesdayWisdom
You may recall a while back when Twitter made some noise in the GeoInt social media search space by cutting off access to their firehose of data to Snaptrends (See story from Oct 20), this followed a similar blocking of access to Geofedia, another social media harvesting system frequently used by Police and law enforcement. Well, the story continues as it has been reported now that Twitter is blocking access to all law enforcement and cutting off geospatial data access to all law enforcement and intelligence centers! [Read more…] about Twitter Stops Providing Geospatial Data Firehose of Tweets to Law Enforcement for Surveillance
Social media accounts require constant upkeep to keep your customers engaged. Luckily, there are a number of well-designed apps that keep you on schedule and support you in your social media endeavors:
I’m a big fan of social sharing, however, I’m also a huge fan of having access to my data, in particular, data shared along with location information. Most social sharing services support location tagging, however, they don’t really make it easy for you to access or even download your location history. That doesn’t mean it isn’t possible though! I’ve done a little digging into the popular services and have managed to find a number of hacks and tricks for accessing some of these data. One handy trick is enabled by using the very awesome IFTTT tool.
Cook up an IFTTT recipe to archive your location history from Foursquare! [Read more…] about Unlocking Your Social Media Location History
Sounds simple enough right? Jot down 140 characters (max) and hit send, that’s it! Well, indeed that is what most people do, however, it really isn’t that simple, particularly if you expect some engagement. Thanks to the crew at Hootsuite, they’ve reminded us of several important elements that you must consider when crafting a tweet – some good reminders here.
Yes indeed, we love social media just as much as the other guy and you can find us on most of the popular “must have” social channels. Images are a huge part of our social strategy, particularly as it is well known that a good image can really drive engagement. So how to optimize images (or maps) for a good social media strategy? Thanks to the good people at HootSuite, here’s a pretty handy list of the optimal dimensions for an image shared on top social networks:
I gotta admit, I’m really tired of hearing from people that they think Twitter is simply a waste of time, or a stupid social network for boasting about your cat or where you eat or for sharing a selfie etc… Seriously, if you think that’s what Twitter is all about then you are missing out. And if you happen to be a “technology professional” and have that mind-set, I’d seriously also have to question your technology skills and the lack of an open mind that you bring to your work and your personal life. In short… crawl out from under that rock!
There’s many ways to use Twitter. There’s no right or wrong way to use it and the possibilities are seemingly endless. To say that using Twitter is silly and/or a waste of time is very short sighted. Read on for 10 Things you can easily do with Twitter that will make you love it, even if you hate it!
AddThis has shared an interesting post that reveals some of the best times for social sharing over the Holiday Season – Tips for best day and time to post to Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest are provided
You Tweet But Are You Aware of your Twitter Analytics? Here’s How — Ok you tweet, but do you have any idea how well your tweeting is doing? Indeed using twitter is subjective and it really is tough to say to anyone that they are doing it right or wrong. However, there are analytics and tools at your disposal that can qualify your tweeting and show you quite clearly what’s working and what isn’t.
Using Twitter’s analytics capabilities you can easily connect your account and deep dive into pretty detailed analytics and reports. Brows your twitter activity by date range and quickly view tweets along with data showing impressions and engagement activity including: likes, replies, retweets, favorites, and link clicks.