We have yet another great change for brands on Twitter.
You can now use more graphical tools to show off your brand’s image and be consistant over all devices. The changes have been rolled out to all Twitter users for a few days now and we have been experiementing with them in different ways.
To view all the possibilities on one sheet of paper, here is the link to Twitter’s One-Page Information Sheet
Steve Hart & Birgit Pauli-Haack posted on Relevanza Blog on Facebook, on blogging, Twitter & Pinterest.
It may be summer but social media doesn’t slow for any season! Despite the summer months, our Relevanza blog has seen heavy traffic - In case you missed it here are the top five articles visited for the month of July 2012
We are always looking for more interesting topics and we will be more than happy to answer your questions on social media strategy, social media technology or in general, about online marketing and communication. Leave a comment, or ask us on Tumblr.
Q:What are the steps to take to follow someone on twitter when you only have their name? Thanks! Julie Ledbetter
Hi Julie! Welcome back to our site!
Twitter Search can be tough, when there isn’t enough information it will give you a list of people with the same name. If a person is serious about Twitter, she has filled out the profile page with full name and short bio. There should be enough clues to identify the right person to follow.
As you are asking here, I assume the Twitter search didn’t give you enough information to identify the right person. That’s a tough one. There is some “Sherlock”-ing” to be done. I would start with a Google Search to find the person’s website or if she is mentioned on a website. Google search is far broader of course than Twitter. Chances are they published their twitter account on their own website or you find their LinkedIN profile or their Facebook profile. Then you still can connect to the person, just not on Twitter.
I personally have a rule: If I can not find the twitter account of a person within 15 minutes, I assume he or she doesn’t want to be found and has no interest in other people connecting to him or her on Twitter.
Get found on Twitter:
- Don’t be an egghead, add your profile picture (headshot works best)
- Fill out the profile page with your full name and short bio, with info that is relevant
- Add your Twitter account to your website or Facebook or Google+ profile
- Add you Twitter account to your e-mail signature
Any other thoughts? What do you do to get found?
Good for your business. And good for Facebook. Not only is Instagram’s mobile App very well done, the real benefit for Facebook is the wide range of additional applications, websites and services, integrated or based on Instagram data, process and users. Instagram is the most successful mobile app.
Birgit Pauli-Haack, co-founder of Relevanza, traveled the Instagram universe for you. Take a deep dive into Instragrams’ online Eco-System
Two students of this month’s Social Media Bootcamp sent in their Twitter questions, “How do I add a picture to my tweet” triggered a broader review of how photos can augment the 140 characters of your tweet. Read “Characters Count - Tweet UR Pix!” by Birgit Pauli-Haack
In view of 86% of all views on Twitter still happen through its website, posting images is a great opportunity to disrupt the flood of text, links, hashtags and emoticons with photos, graphics or even Flickr Slideshow.
It’s Twitter’s 6 Year Anniversary - Week
Two students of this month’s Social Media Bootcamp sent in their Twitter questions, "How do I add a picture to my tweet" triggered a broader review of how photos can augment the 140 characters of your tweet. Read "Characters Count - Tweet UR Pix!" by Birgit Pauli-Haack
The second question from a student was: What is Follow Friday? This question was triggered by a series of tweet with the hashtag #FollowFriday like this:
Follow Friday has been a long tradition on Twitter. Tweets tagged with #FollowFriday introduce your followers to new people you met on Twitter, they might not have known about or who are new to Twitter. It’s also a great way to thank some of your followers, you found particular helpful or who retweeted your tweets or mentioned you in some other way.
Check out the profiles of accounts mentioned in #FollowFriday tweets, it’s a great start in discovering relevant human-beings among all the noise produced by 500 million accounts. Most tweeple annotate their #followFriday post as to why you should follow the mentioned tweepl.
A few students in our group asked us if we can also recommend books on social media. We used Pinterest to put a collection on books published about Social Media its overall concepts together. We admit, we have not read them all but we follow all authors on Twitter and are familiar with their online work, they generously share on blogs and in the news.
Here is the link to our Pinterest Board: (or click on the images)
Phenomenal Start! Interesting Discussions!
Yesterday morning we started a new session of our Social Media Bootcamp and we welcome you also to the website about Social Media Technology.
Welcome everyone to three weeks of Social Media Bootcamp! As a participant, we added you as new reader to this blog’s notification system. Every Sunday there will be information posted about questions that came up, the slide-shows used and additional material. This will continue even after that last session of the seminar. This site has the goal to help you keep up with the ongoing changes of features, services and analysis.
We were off to a phenomenal start with very, very intersting discussions in a diverse business owner group that was not at all deterred by minor, technical glitches at the computer room. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. Harry Looknanan from the SBDC will work with FGCU to get it all worked out before the next session, so everyone will be able to use the computers in the classroom.
Should you not be able to attend all three sessions, you will be able to pick up the material at this spot.
If you are puzzled by anything Social Media Technology, please feel free to ask through our ‘Ask Your Question’ and we will post answers.
Yesterday’s material is available for download now: