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Tweeters ask in Twitter direct messages that you turn on their notifications

With the flood of millions of tweets going across the Twittersphere every several seconds, it is very likely you will not see the tweets of every person you follow.

Ms. Social Media: Tweeters ask in Twitter direct messages that you turn on their notifications by Faydra D. Fields

Although not a brand-new tactic to gain more visibility, it is becoming more and more common to see the following automatically-generated direct messages, or variations thereof, in Twitter Inboxes: Continue Reading →

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Two ways to use one Gmail account for more than one Twitter account

Two ways to use one Gmail account for more than one Twitter account

Twitter allows you to have more than one account, but they also make you use a unique email for each of those Twitter accounts.

If you would prefer not to have to remember several different email accounts (and their passwords) for several different Twitter accounts, then all your need is one Gmail account.

There are two techniques you can employ when using the same Gmail account that makes your Gmail email appear unique to Twitter. Continue Reading →

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Stop using TrueTwit to stop being used by TrueTwit to make money for TrueTwit

Stop using TrueTwit to stop being used by TrueTwit to make money for TrueTwit

TrueTwit has been around since 2009, and it’s business model is ingenious for getting Twitter users to generate hundreds of thousands of spam messages and to make TrueTwit hundreds of thousands of dollars without giving any referral credit to the tweeters who use it.

Here’s how it really works… Continue Reading →

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Ever wonder who’s buying Twitter followers? Status People can help…

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We almost expect that accounts that have the Twitter verified  seal will have far more followers than they follow, but what about accounts with no Twitter verified seal that seem to have the same “celebrity” or “famous” status as, say, Justin Bieber or Oprah Winfrey or even Ryan Seacrest?

How are they getting all these followers, and can you tell if they’re buying them to make themselves look more popular than they really are? Continue Reading →

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Twitter outlaws the use of “auto follow back” services

auto-follow-back-dead@truebe, of Twitter Platform Operations, posted the following in the development discussion about auto follow back:

“We removed the clause permitting automated follow-back, as we would prefer that users manually review their new followers and then choose whether or not they would like to…

[read the full discussion string here]

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Posterous to sunset on 30 April 2013

Posterous to sunset on 30 April 2013A year after being taken over by Twitter, Posterous will be shutting down.

If you’d like a backup of all the content you’ve posted there, Posterous has created a way for your to get all your information.

Posterous also suggests that you move WordPress.com or Squarespace, as they have tools to help you import your Posterous file.

[read the full article]

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Vintage TweetDeck (TweetDeck AIR) will stop functioning soon…

tweetdeck-air-going-awayTweetDeck is the most powerful Twitter tool for tracking real-time conversations. Its flexibility and customizable layout let you keep up with what’s happening on Twitter, across multiple topics and accounts, in real time. To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck. To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter. We’ll also discontinue support for our Facebook integration.

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Copyright© 2013, Twitter. All rights reserved.

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Infographic on advertising.twitter.com: A new Compete study: Mobile users in the UK

Infographic on advertising.twitter.com: A new Compete study: Mobile users in the UK Continue Reading →

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From The Next Web: Twitter has started rolling out the option to download all your tweets by Martin Bryant

From The Next Web: Twitter has started rolling out the option to download all your tweetsTwitter CEO Dick Costolo has promised in recent months that an option for users to download an archive of all the tweets from their accounts would be available this year. At least for some, this long-awaited feature has arrived – and we’ve had a play with the archive browsing tool.

The first report of the new option that we saw in the wild was from user @Psilosophy, who indicates where the option supposedly can be found for those who have it enabled – at the bottom of your Settings page.

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Copyright© 2012, Martin Bryant and The Next Web. All rights reserved.

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Be proactive to make your tweets more re-tweetable

There’s nothing conceited about proactive consideration.

Let me start by saying that.

Many of you make it incredibly difficult to retweet your tweets. Please consider a possible retweet when you’re constructing your original tweet.

This is what I do…

I start my tweet construction with RT @faydra_deon: (yes, I include the colon) in front of my tweet and then add the content, eventually modifying the way the tweet is phrased so it all fits.

Anyone who tweets with me knows I don’t use shortcodes (e.g, luv, tombout, kaythxby, etc.), acronyms (e.g., SMH, OMG, BTW, etc.) or any other text-type (e.g., b4, u2, oomf, etc.), and I always try to use the correct punctuation, which means I sometimes have to pull on all my grammar, spelling and punctuation skills to tweet what I want within the 140-character limit. 🙂

Anyway…

I start my tweet construction with RT @faydra_deon: in front of my tweet and then add the content.

Tweet before modification...

 

Once I have everything I want to say, then I modify the way the tweet is phrased so it all fits and includes the retweet information that will be attached to the tweet if/when someone retweets the tweet.

Tweet after modication...

Tweet after modication...

 

Then before I tweet it, I remove RT @faydra_deon: and send it out.

Final tweet...

Final tweet...

 

I’m not so conceited that I think everything I tweet will get retweeted, but I make room for the possibility that someone may find value in one of my tweets and will want to retweet it for others to see, and that’s why I try to be proactive to help the process along.

There have been times I wanted to retweet several of the people I follow and who follow me, but having to remove 20 or more characters to make it happen is simply too much work. I start out trying to cut it down, and then I realize that it just takes too much time to “doctor” the tweet for retweeting and still maintain the original meaning the tweeter was trying to convey.

The following are things that I find make it very difficult to retweet other people’s tweets:

  • A Twitter handle that maxes out the number of characters you’re allowed to have (e.g., @C_TownsendRocks, @Im_from_Jamaica, @iGetMoreFollows).
  • A plethora of hashtags (e.g., @iGetMoreFollows I found this great, new #gym to #workout with my #personaltrainer, and it’s close to my house! #winning #gettingfit #bikini)
  • Too much repeat information (e.g., @C_TownsendRocks Please check out my author interview with Author Vanessa Vanderbilt on my site AuthorInterviews at http://authorinterviews.com)
  • Several links and Twitter handles that can’t be removed or the tweet won’t be viable (e.g., @Im_from_Jamaica Me & @C_TownsendRocks went 2 http://t.co/Cxfe43Dd for the annual @CherryBlossom festival. We had dinner at @TheGarden! #yum)

These are just a few examples and not really note-worthy for retweeting, but I’m sure most of you understand what I’m getting at.

If you think you should be getting retweeted more, and you’re at a loss as to why people aren’t sharing your great tweets with other Tweeters, consider being proactive to make your tweets more re-tweetable.

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