18 Apr

Which Social Network Should You Use and When? [ Infographic ]

Social media infographic

 

Do you want to know which Social Network is more effective?
What are the strategies you should adopt while selecting different Social Networks for your different marketing purposes?
When is Facebook most effective? When you should use Twitter or LinkedIn or Google+ to promote your brand?

See Also: Top 7 Tools To Create Awesome Infographics

Find out everything in this new Infographic by Mashable via business consultant network Zintro:

Social media infographic

 

 

05 Apr

TimeHop: What Were You Doing on Social Media One Year Ago?

timehop

timehop

One year ago on April 2, 2011 – India won the Cricket World Cup and now they are losing most of their matches. Lot of things have changed in one year time. May be you were dating someone back then and now you’re single.

Timehop is a new service that sends you daily emails with your Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram posts from one year ago. It’s a great daily nostalgia kick which tells you what were you doing one year ago exactly on this date.

And it’s not just about you, the email also includes top stories from the world from one year ago.

So, find out what were you doing 1 year ago today and how far you’ve come as a person? Sign up here.

22 Mar

5 Tools To Find Out the Best Time to Tweet

best time to tweet

The biggest mistake most of the Twitter users are doing is posting tweets without finding the best time. You’ve got thousands of followers on twitter but still when it comes to responses to your tweet, there are hardly any. It’s mostly because you are posting the tweets at the wrong time. So, it is very important that you find out the best time when you’ll get the maximum visibility and responses to your tweets.

best time to tweet

Top 5 Tools To find out the Best Time To Tweet:

Tweriod

Tweriod finds you the best times to tweet. It analyses both your tweets & your followers’ tweets. It is free to use with premium analysis starts from as little as $2.5.

Timely

Timely’ finds out the best time to tweet by analyzing all your tweets. It is free to use.

14Blocks

14blocks’ also finds you the best time to post on Twitter. But it is a paid service.

TweetWhen

TweetWhen shows you what times and days you get the most retweets per tweet.

WhenToTweet

WhenToTweet tells you the best time to tweet by considering you past performance of tweets & when most of your followers are online. It is a paid service which costs $4.99.

Additional:

TweetStats

TweetStats is another great tool that provides detailed analysis of your best tweeting time. It is free to use.

In general, best tweeting time according to various reports is around noon(EST). And if you want others to RT your tweets more, then don’t use all the available 140 characters as users like to add their inputs too while re-tweeting.

13 Mar

Twitter Acquires Posterous

twitter acquires posterous

twitter acquires posterous

In a big news today, Twitter acquired Blogging & sharing company Posterous. The news has been announced via both the companies blog.
Various Posterous engineers, product managers & others will join the Twitter team & the existing ‘Spaces’ that users have on Posterous will remain up & running without distraction for now. Ample notice will be given to users if any changes are to be made.
The other details of the acquisition is not available at the moment but it would be interesting to see how Twitter will use Posterous platform.

Posterous is a simple blogging platform founded in May 2008 by Sachin Agarwal, and funded by Y Combinator. The USP of the Posterous is the ability to post content quickly from various different sources.

If you’re a Posterous user and have any doubts regarding your account on the site. Read more about it here.

10 Mar

Manage All Your Social Accounts With GrabInbox [ Indian StartUp ]

grabinbox

grabinbox

GrabInbox is an easy way to manage multiple twitter, facebook, facebook fan pages, and linkedin accounts all from one place. It is your Social Media Dashboard.
It’s a new startup started in 2011 by two developers, Nischal Shetty and Sameer Mhatre, originally from Mumbai. The duo also received US $40,000 in seed funding from Start-Up Chile & have two web products – GrabInbox and JustUnfollow.

How It Works

– Sign Up Using Twitter, Facebook or E-Mail.

– Add multiple twitter, facebook, facebook fan pages and Linkedin accounts.

– Post updates on multiple networks all at once. You can also schedule your posts and updates.

– GrabInbox also notifies you when you have any replies, direct messages etc. so that you don’t miss any important updates.

– View Updates from all social networks at one place.

– You can also try GrabInbox Google Chrome Plugin to easily share web pages you like to all social networks.

I gave it a try, it’s simple & easy to use and works pretty fine.
Do check it out and let us know your thoughts in comments.

07 Mar

Lady Gaga Breaks Twitter Record [ Top 10 Twitter Users ]

lady gaga born this way

lady gaga born this way

Lady Gaga who joined Twitter on 26 March, 2008 has become the first person on earth with more than 20 million followers. While writing this post, Lady Gaga had 20,256,950 followers.

The singer is a monster on all the social networks as far as followers are considered with more than 8 million fans on Facebook & more than 800,000 circles on Google+.

Lady Gaga is followed by Teen Pop Idol Justin Bieber with around 18.12 followers.

Here’s the List of Top Ten Twitter Users With Maximum Followers:

Lady Gaga – 20.25 Million
Justin Bieber – 18.12 Million
Kate Perry – 15.75 Million
Shakira – 14.57 Million
Rihanna – 14.50 Million
Kim Kardahian – 13.65 Million
Britney Spears – 13.63 Million
Barack Obama – 12.84 Million
Taylor Swift – 11.48 Million
Selena Gomez – 10.73 Million

Lady Gaga is next rumored to play an alien in Men In Black 3.

01 Feb

How to Automatically Thank New Followers on Twitter

ifttt

Getting new followers on Twitter might not be that tough. But building a relationship with them is a tough task. And it is quite time consuming to reply to each and every follower. But with the help of a new application, you can automatically thank your new followers.

Step 1: Visit the site http://ifttt.com [ If This Then That].

Step 2: Sign In.

Step 3: Go to Channels and activate Twitter.

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

Step 4: Create a new task. Select “This” and choose “Twitter” Channel.

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

Step 5: Now Select “New Follower” Tab and create a “Trigger”

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

Step 6: Select “That” and choose “Twitter” again.

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

Step 7: Select “Post New tweet”

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

Step 8: Put “D” in front of the tweet to make it a private message.

ifttt thank new followers on twitter

Note: Tasks are checked once every 15 minutes.

This site offers many other functions also to enhance the use of Social networks. Do give it a try.

Happy tweeting.. 8)

30 Jan

Think Twice Before Tweeting: A Joke About “Destroying America” Gets Two Friends Into Legal Trouble

twitter censor

You just can’t joke with US Special Agents and especially about “Destroying America”.
Why? Read this.

Before Leigh Van Bryan with his friend Emily Bunting left on a holiday to Los Angeles, Van Bryan tweeted that he was going to “destroy America,” and also boasted that he would try “digging up Marilyn Monroe” during his trip across the Hollywood.

bryan tweet terrorist

The pair was arrested by armed guards on arrival at Los Angeles International Airport. According to both the friends, they were treated like terrorists as they were questioned for five hours before being handcuffed, put in a van with illegal immigrants & locked up overnight.

Van Bryan told The Sun:

“The Homeland Security agents were treating me like some kind of terrorist. I kept saying they had got the wrong meaning from my tweet but they just told me ‘You’ve really f***ed up with that tweet, boy’.”

Twelve hours later, after both being held in separate cells with Leigh Van Bryan shared his cell with Mexican drug dealers, the pair was released & put on a plane home.

Last year in 2010 also, Paul Chambers was arrested on terrorism charges for tweeting about his frustration when bad weather delayed his flight.

Paul tweeted,” “Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”

In his trial, he was found guilty of “Sending by a public communications network a message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character” & fined £1000.
Due to this incident, he has lost his job twice.

Following the incident, lot of users showed their support with #twitterjoketrial tweets and one user even offered to pay the fine.

So, I would suggest you to “Think Twice Before You Tweet” or just make your profile private. 8)

29 Jan

Top 10 Twitter Pics of the last Week [ Jan 22-29, 2012 ]

Out of the millions of pictures posted on twitter, we have found out the Top Ten of this week.

selena gomez twitter

The picture was posted by Selena Gomez.
@selenagomez Which one should I wear tonight? #WOTNsouthamerica I’m only supposed to wear one but I want both! http://t.co/BUp3glKt

kid in 90 and 2000

@RTlfs #AsAKid – RT If you agree with this!! #RTIfs http://t.co/yb8Z2LRb

kate perry twitter

@KatyPerry I will miss ya manila! http://t.co/dVYAdU5n

boyfriend text

@ryxrousseau RT @TheHogwartians: #30WaysToMakeAGirlSmile… http://t.co/fVc751xl

middle school memories

@ERlC_CARTMAN #middleschoolmemories this is the best memory ever. http://t.co/2fvasSpE

harry potter

“#CanSomeoneExplainToMeWhy this exists?

dumb girl twitter

@TittyTitan Basically http://t.co/x5iD4MOk

cancer twitter

ice twitter

harry potter

27 Jan

We Can Censor Tweets, Says Twitter

twitter censor

In its recent blog post, “Tweets Must Flow”, Twitter has said that it could selectively censor tweets from users in a specific country if required to do legally.
The latest announcement may provide a light of hope for the Indian politicians like Kapil Sabil who are actively trying hard to censor sites like Facebook, Google or Twitter.

Also Read: We Cannot Censor the Web: Google said to India

Twitter said that: ‘As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression.

‘Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world.

‘We haven’t yet used this ability, but if and when we are required to withhold a tweet in a specific country, we will attempt to let the user know, and we will clearly mark when the content has been withheld.’

However, Twitter said the removed content would be available to the rest of the world. Earlier when it used to delete a tweet, it would disappear worldwide.

Also to increase transparency, Twitter has expanded their partnership with Chilling Effects to share thispage, http://chillingeffects.org/twitter, which will help users to find notices related to Twitter.

07 Nov

Twitter introduces Twitter Stories

twitter stories

Twitter announces the launch of Twitter Stories – the first in a series concept. Share your stories with the world in a Tweet like you helped a bookstore from going out of business or an athlete who took a hundred of his followers out to a crab dinner or Japanese fishermen who use Twitter to sell their catch before returning to shore.
Each story reminds us of the humanity behind Tweets that make the world smaller.

Tell us your Story

You can submit your story by mentioning @twitterstories or by using the hashtag #twitterstories. Also Include a link to a photo/video that will help illustrate your story better to the world. Each month top stories will be shared at Stories.twitter.com .

Also Follow @twitterstories to stay updated about the latest stories.