List of Twitter Myths

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Twitter | 2 comments

Twitter is a free micro blogging Web 2.0 service that enables its members to read and send messages known as Tweets. Tweets are short text posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s followers. You can send “Tweets” via the Twitter website, your mobile phone, instant messaging and a couple of other third-party applications. Twitter is one of the most used and top social media channels available to anyone but most members misunderstand the real power of this excellent Web 2.0 tool. Find below a couple of popular myths regarding Twitter Popular Twitter Myths You can’t say enough with 140 characters: Twitter forces you to be short and to the point in 140 characters or less. This gives you about 25-30 words to say what you have to say. Many “Tweets” are summaries containing the titles of blog posts and articles that links back to the original content. You should always answer the question of “what’s happening?”: Although this is the first question you will see when you are posting an update on Twitter, it’s really all about what you want to share with the world – content sharing. In this way it really has turned into a micro blogging platform that anyone can use to share interesting topics, discuss trends, notify others, etc. Twitter is only used for shameless self promotion: Even though there’s thousands of Twitter members that uses it this way, spamming Twitter to generate traffic to your website and blog doesn’t work. Think of it this way, if you were doing this at a social gathering, people will walk away and excuse themselves. Respect goes a long way. There’s too much information on Twitter: In most ways this is true, but you have total control over whom and how many that you follow. Keep your network focused and follow only those that you find meaningful, informative and interesting. Un follow the ones that you find to only Tweet meaningless babble. People don’t care what video you are watching now: This is true, but they do care if you have found a great YouTube video that will help them with a problem they might be having. Always keep your Tweets confined to interesting topics that are helpful and that others will find interesting or you will lose followers. Follow only those that are following you: No, only follow those that you find interesting and meaningful. Focus on quality over quantity. You can use Twitter to foster relationships and selectively listen to only those that you want to. It is not about getting as many connections as possible. All your followers will read your Tweets: This might happen...

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Weekly round up: August 2-6

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Weekly Round up |

Another week has gone by and it’s time for another weekly round-up. The topics that we have covered this week ranges from Blog monitoring to a funny one about Ipads.  We also visited the inaugural Internet Show 2-3 August at the Sandton Convention Centre where a couple of trending topics were presented. Find our weekly round-up below. Blog monitoring for market intelligence The blogosphere consists of millions of blog postings that reflects all aspects of business and life. This is quite a large pool of information available to anyone and it is searchable using search engines, blog aggregators and blog search engines. Blog monitoring for market intelligence WSI Visits the Inaugural Internet Show The inaugural Internet Show took place at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2010 and the WSI team was there to take in the informative seminars on offer. The show was a must for Internet Marketers and business owners wanting learn how they can leverage the Internet for their business. WSI Visits the Inaugural Internet Show List of popular Tweeting Twitter myths Twitter is a free micro blogging Web 2.0 service that enables its members to read and send messages known as Tweets. Tweets are short text posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s followers. List of popular Tweeting Twitter myths RSS broadcasts your message to the world RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is truly at the heart of what makes your blog work. A blog (short for web log) allows for easy web publishing with CMS (Content Management System) features. Your blog with the help of RSS, notifies the online world each time a new article is published. RSS broadcasts your message to the world And the funny for the week… Ipads just launched in South Africa – 5 going at half price! WSIOMS is glad to announce that we have 5 Ipads for sale and they are going for half price – it is first come first served.  We have already sold one to a client of ours; view the image below. Please comment if you would like to find out more about this super special offer. Ipads just launched in South Africa – 5 going at half...

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