10 Tips for Keeping Your Twitter Followers Hooked on You!

Noise. Noise. And some more Noise… This is what the social media arena has become: a place filled with noise! However, the noise levels vary between one social media platform and another and this is obviously related to the number of people you “communicate” with and the reasons for that communication!

Tweeps just hate Twitter noise!

When it comes to Twitter, and especially when you have a product or service to promote, it is kind of difficult to limit the degree of noise that comes in between your and your “followers”, making it sometimes impossible to get your message across!

Therefore, I have decided to share with you ten simple tips on how to cut through Twitter’s noise clutter and keep your target audience hooked!

1. Please, please, cut the crap!

We all should know that there is nothing called easy money. Therefore, you should refrain from sharing or spreading tweets such as: “The best way to make money online http://miniurls.it/qYTNe4“. Not only is this kind of tweet considered spam, it is also annoying and can easily demolish your Twitter credibility.

2. Know your followers:

And no, I don’t mean start making house visits to each and every one of them! I am just asking you to take some time, visit their blogs or websites, know what they are trying to achieve from their Twitter experience. It’s not all about you! Even in a virtual world, there is always tit for tat!

What is Twitter: News Media or Social Network?

Twitter seems to have grown from a simple platform for exchanging 140-character messages, into a subject matter for case studies seeking to uncover human behavior!

A recent study called: “What is Twitter, a Social Network or a News Media?” by Haewoon Kwak, Changhyun Lee, Hosung Park, and Sue Moon – Department of Computer Science, Korea – tackles this matter in efforts to better understand the popularity of Twitter and the transformation of Twitter since its development up until the present day.

In other words, the main goal of the study is analyzing the topological characteristics of Twitter and its power as a new medium of information sharing.

In order to deduce accurate results, the researchers heading this study crawled 41.7 million user profiles, 1.47 billion social relations, 4,262 trending topicsĀ and 106 million tweets.

We begin with the network analysis and study the distributions of followers and followings, the relation between followers and tweets, reciprocity, degrees of separation, and homophily. Next we rank users by the number of followers, PageRank, and the number of retweets and present quantitative comparison among them“.

Conclusions… In Geeky English!

1. Among reciprocated users some level of homophily was observed. In order to identify influentials on Twitter, users were ranked by the number of followers and by PageRank. They found the two rankings to be similar.

From the study: Topics ranked by RT proportion (# of users > 50,000)

From the study: Topics ranked by RT proportion (# of users > 50,000)

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