Tag Archive: Twitter

Twitter announces own photo sharing service

Once again Twitter offends the sensibilities of developers of third-party applications such as Twitpic, yFrog and others with the announcement to launch its own built in image sharing service. “We need to remove the friction from adding photos to Twitter,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said. Costolo also announced that users of the new service “will […]

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Twitter plans to buy Tweetdeck for $50m

Twitter wants to purchase Tweetdeck for $50 million. Tweetdeck is a real-time browser that connects people with their contacts across Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. However, it is mainly used to manage multiple Twitter accounts, Twitter lists and Twitter conversations. The tool provides much more functionality than Twitter’s web client does. Today, more than […]

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Twitter & Co as a Ranking Factor

Last week, Google has updated its algorithm to rank web content for search phrases related to your social environment (‘Social Search‘). As a result, content generated on social media channels like Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, Blogger or Flickr will be applied to calculate the Google ranking. Information provided by Facebook users might be added to the […]

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Facebook and Google want to buy Twitter

There are new reports which say that Google and Facebook may do battle to aquire Twitter. In 2008, Twitter rejected an offer from Facebook of $500 million in stock. Now, the company increased in value and is worth more or less than $8 to $10 billion! At least that is what Google and Facebook offered […]

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Twitter: most used Cape Town Hashtags

Atcapetown.co.za wrote an article back in October 2010 that asked all the Cape Town Tweeple (@CapeTown) to make use of the Cape Town related hashtags in order to connect with each other and to better organise conversations. I like the idea of interaction and bringing together all the information about Cape Town. There is already […]

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How to increase sales with Facebook & Co.

Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are all the rage. Two years ago, people still denounced these services as a gimmick for young people. Nowadays, people from all ages and social stratums discover the new possibilities of online interaction. And more and more companies make use of social networks to promote their products and […]

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The best 3 Tools to grow your Twitter Audience

My clients always ask me how we are able to grow the Twitter audience that fast. And my answer is quite simple: Don’t just send out pushy sales messages to your audience. Nobody want’s to read your sales messages except you offer something for free. Or do you read the one millionth spam message which […]

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How to turn complainers into brand advocates

A brand advocate is characterized by his favourable perceptions of a brand. The brand advocate will talk favourably about your brand to their acquintances and help generate awareness of your brand and even influence purchase intent. And there is a way to turn complainers into brand advocates. You may wonder how you can actually do […]

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Twitters ultra rapid rise

A new infographic from The Blog Herald shows astonishing insight in Twitters history, demography and geographical user structure.

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