If you’re a prolific tweeter, you no doubt get dozens of retweets a day. And while that might boost your self-esteem, it can also cause a problem: since retweets usually include your username (at least old style retweets do), too many of them can mean actual @mentions get lost in the mix. Here’s how to [...]
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In a story we covered in early August, Newt Gingrich was accused of paying for thousands of fake, or dummy, Twitter followers to pump up his perceived influence on Twitter. Gawker got the scoop on the story, which used data to suggest that of Gingrich’s more than 1,325,000 followers, only about 8 to ten percent [...]
The earthquake that hit the East Coast just before 2pm ET on August 23 might have caused little damage, but it kicked up quite the storm on Twitter. Within one minute of the earthquake hitting Virginia, Twitter saw 40,000 earthquake-related tweets, and at their peak earthquake tweets reached 5,000 tweets-per-second – more than Osama bin [...]
For the second time in less than a week, Twitter has had some of its lingo lifted to “official word” status. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary has just announced that “tweet” will secure a spot in its dictionary as both a noun and a verb. And while you might register “tweet” as a relatively new term born [...]
They’re almost required components of websites these days: The Twitter “Follow” button and/or the “Tweet” button. If you aren’t sure where to find the buttons themselves or how to add them to your sidebar and articles, we’ve got the answer. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media. Tweet
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