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!

How Social Media Helps Spread & Promote Fanaticism!

Fanaticism is “a belief or behavior involving uncritical zeal, particularly for an extreme religious or political cause or in some cases sports, or with an obsessive enthusiasm for a pastime or hobby” – Wikipedia

As we all know, or at least should know, often, too much of anything has a great potential to bring about negative outcomes. Think about the riots in Armenia and Azerbaijan, the bloodshed in Yugoslavia, the political convulsions in India, the depredations against the Kurds in Iraq—all of these, and more, are mere illustrations of different forms and reflections of fanaticism.

With that in mind, I can’t help but wonder about the many ways social media actually helps fanatics spread their fanaticism, share their excess convictions and about the influence of that on communities and interactions!

This whole idea crystallized in my head as soon as I laid my eyes on a post recently published by New Mac Online, entitled: Apple Fanaticism. And although I must be very honest and admit that I am head over heals with my Mac, and that I have a deep hatred for PCs since most of the ones I owned broke down within a few months, this is just borderline scary!

Mac-Apple Tatoos!

Mac-Apple Tattoos!

Google Dashboard: Google’s Answer To Privacy Concerns?

To Counteract this seasonal hailstorm of concerns, this time, Google has introduced the Google Dashboard. The Dashboard will include all the information they have regarding your Google account and offer a one central location for you to manage the settings of all your Google services and accounts. Or is that what it really does?

NYPD Teaches Criminals a New Way to Fool the Legal System: Facebook Updates!

If you really take a moment to contemplate the elements of any crime, you are sure to find that any criminal, despite his/her “experience in the field” would be smart enough to have someone else change the status update in order to establish an alibi!

Social Media & Tourism: Playing the Right Cards!

Social Media & Tourism: Playing the Right Cards!

@FadiPick in Canne... I want to go there too!

Does tourism have any place in the marketing via social media equation? Is it, also, able to benefit from social media? And how can social media be best utilized to promote countries in general and cities or certain sites in specific?

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Is Social Media Enough for Maintaining Friendships?

Is Social Media Enough for Maintaining Friendships?

Friends? By Teny LaRocca

How well do we REALLY know our friends whom we have been connected to only through social media channels for the past months or even years? Can strong, real and long-term friendships be maintained only through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter? What is the cost we are paying for compromising the sincerity of our...

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50 Top Noise-Free Twitter Tips & Links in Social Media, Marketing, SEO, Design & More! Part 3

50 Top Noise-Free Twitter Tips & Links in Social Media, Marketing, SEO, Design & More! Part 3

Flipbooks with another RT about Social Media

Thoughtpick's third specialized well researched list of 50 Top Twitter Tips and Links divided into 5 distinctive categories: 1) Social Media & Technology, 2) Marketing & Advertising 3) Design, 4) SEO, 5) Motivational & More.

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Follower Trafficking: Would You Sell Your Twitter Followers – Discreetly?

Follower Trafficking: Would You Sell Your Twitter Followers – Discreetly?

Twitter Followers for Money?

What is my definition of the "trafficking of followers"? Is it as bad as it sounds? And if given the chance, would you actually try to discreetly exploit your Twitter followers by selling them for money?

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What are you working on? Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Platforms Reviewed

What are you working on? Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Platforms Reviewed

Social Cast's "What's on your mind?"

Thoughtpick's cover up of the offerings of the top 5 most popular Enterprise 2.0 social platforms: Yammer, CentralDesktop, SocialCast, SocialText and Rypple.

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Social Media & NGOs: Crossing Boundaries & Building Bridges!

Social Media & NGOs: Crossing Boundaries & Building Bridges!

Jump on! Image By: Matt Hamm

Can social media help Non-Governmental Organizations achieve their humane goals and objectives? How could social media be utilized efficiently and effectively in order to promote noble causes and humanitarian concerns?

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