Category Archive for: Twitter

Twitter Helps Tell Social Media’s Story in 2011

As 2011 slowly morphs into 2012, you can expect the year-in-review themes to start flying off the digital presses. But Twitter isn’t waiting for bloggers and mainstream journalists to start taking stock of its year. The social network has begun December with its own look at the influence it has had this year on journalism,…

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Fizziology Measures Social for “Breaking Dawn Part 1” Release, and Stories You May Have Missed

The Breaking Dawn Part 1 release is today, November 18. What subject really coaxes people into expressing their opinions? Sex? Politics? Sports? Sex? Try the movies, says Ben Carlson: “More than any other aspect of life, people do share opinions about them.” That especially holds true within social media marketing, adds Carlson, and he would…

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SplashCast: Can’t Buy Me Love- Or Fans and Followers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvgSsGWOans There’s a right way for businesses to build out their social media communities: by giving them great content that they want to comment on and share with others. The wrong way involves spending hard-earned money on buying Facebook fans and Twitter followers. The Beatles were right, folks: you can’t buy yourself love. You’ll only…

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Scaring Up Social Media Marketing Halloween Treats, and Stories You May Have Missed

In the world of social media, every holiday presents a special marketing opportunity – a special theme used to push or launch a product or service, a chance to offer exclusive content, another shot at goosing the conversation between customer and company. Okay, so Halloween isn’t an official holiday, unless you manage a Party City;…

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Social Media Weighs In On Iraq War’s End/Occupy Wall Street, And Stories You May Have Missed

A war ends, a protest movement continues, and social media plays a part in both. I had every intention of blogging today about the role of social media in helping to organize the Occupy Wall Street movement around the U.S. But as I was checking out the #OWS hashtag on Twitter, I noticed two other…

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“Paranormal Activity 3” Uses Social Media Strategy To Scare Up Tweets

Another Halloween, another “Paranormal Activity” movie. And another chance to see how one movie studio uses social media strategy to empower horror movie fans, so they can be among the first in the world to have the you-know-what scared out of them. It was 2009 when the first “Paranormal Activity” movie hit theaters after generating…

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Watching A Wild Card Wednesday on Twitter, and Stories You May Have Missed

The playoff fates of four teams were decided on a Wednesday night for the ages in major league baseball this week. And even though I didn’t have a television on at the time, I didn’t miss a single thing thanks to Twitter. Epic collapses in Boston and Atlanta were documented in 140-character blasts on my…

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Presidential 2012 Candidates – Facebook vs. Twitter

The Presidential 2012 Candidates are battling it out through debates right now, trying to get a stronghold in each of their respective parties, and what a breathtaking debate they had the other night on TV!  Wait a minute… you missed it? You missed a debate from the potential new leaders of the free world?  You…

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Take That, Twitter!

Take That, Twitter!   Recently a picture of the Earth and moon was taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from 6 million miles away.  In a brief article regarding the picture, Scott Bolton of the Southwest Research Institute said, “This view of our planet shows how Earth looks from the outside, illustrating a special perspective of…

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Can Social Media in the Classroom Make The Grade in Public Schools?

Social Media in the Classroom Thanks to Facebook, Flickr and other social media, it’s now a lot easier to celebrate and share a child’s first day of school. You’ve probably noticed your friends posting recent photos of impossibly cute kids – resplendent in brand new backpacks and Lightning McQueen lunch boxes – on your Facebook…

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