Last weekend we reported from the Kelowna Apple Triathlon on Twitter and I wished for an option to post more than one picture to Twitter at the same time. You can imagine my surprise when I found that Twitter had just released an update to their Android and iOS apps that allows us to do […]
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How To Begin A Tweet
If you send somebody a message and you START it with an @name then the only people who will see your message are people who follow you as well as following the person you replied to. How To Begin A Tweet was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by Frithjof
Introducing Leaf - Social Media Analytics at Our Finger Tips My Interview with Marko Pavlovic
I had the pleasure to speak to Marko Pavlovic of Anctu who told me of the new social media analytics tool he and his co-founder Alexander Abulelas released into beta recently. I am using Leaf for a couple of days now and find it very handy. Marko describes the Anctu approach like this: Rather than building […]
What Is A Hashtag? - 20minute.academy
Love them or hate them #Hashtags are an important part of our online lives. They appear on TV screens, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and I probably forgot a few. But How do they work? And what does a #hashtag really do? How do you figure out what they mean? I address all these questions in […]
Have You Ever Heard of the Twitter Fiction Festival?
Our local Library @ORLreads tweeted about an annual project called #TwitterFiction Fest and that intrigued me: Have You Ever Heard of the Twitter Fiction Festival? was last modified: July 31st, 2014 by Frithjof
This Is What The Ideal Social Network For Business Looks Like
My initial answer to the question above was: “Hasn’t been invented yet” but of course Mhairi Petrovic from Out-Smarts didn’t let me get away with that and asked what my ideal Social Network would look like. Before I get into the answer I need to make one point clear: I don’t see how any Social […]
How to Remove Pesky Fake Followers From Your Twitter Account
Did you know that fake followers can be damaging to your reputation! Some Social Media experts suggest buying follower numbers to inflate your numbers. For me, this is a misinterpretation of the term Social proof. The example I use to explain Social Proof is this: You have two coffee shops side by side. One of […]
[Warning] Do Not Trust Screenshots of Tweets - Embedding Tweets Is Easy
Wow I just read Daniel Hebert’s article on Steamfeed Warning! Do Not Trust Screenshots of Tweets The post talks about a new tool called “lemmetweetthatforyou” (no, I will not condone it by linking to it). You can use it to fake a tweet sent by anybody. What is presented as a fun prank-like tool can […]
Ever Wondered What a “Tweetup” Is? They Are Fun And Helpful!
Social Media is real life and only really works when people connect with people. Twitter is a great way to discover people and even for intense discussions but just like in the other real life we want to take the relationship further. 140 character snipits become rather cumbersome sometimes. At some point in the networking […]
Beyond Marketing: @ExploreEnderby - The Twitter Project in The North Okanagan
I’m always looking for good, innovative ways to use Social Media tools and today I would like to introduce you to an awesome project using Twitter. We found this great Project in the little town of Enderby BC - population of 2900. We traveled to Enderby to talk to some of the people involved so […]
Your Top 10 Uses for Twitter
As I keep telling you: Twitter is my favourite Platform right now. What appeals to me is the real-time conversation, the openness and the limitation to 140 characters. I use Twitter for many things and I like it best for connecting with individuals that I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Your Top 10 Uses for Twitter […]
Avoid Most Auto-DMs on Twitter
The more people you follow on Twitter the more you will find your Direct Message (DM) box fill up. Many of my friends will not even look at their DMs anymore unless you let them know that you sent them something in private. But there is a magic bullet to get rid of auto-DMs Avoid […]
Why Twitter is the Best Social Media Platform
It may very well be that I started this whole blog series to be able to tell you about Twitter….. The series is designed to tell you a little bit about each of the most important Social Media tools. I’m introducing the platforms and talking about their best use. I hope my posts help you […]
Do you Follow Friday?
Time flies while I’m having fun but there is one sure sign that the week is coming to an end: My twitter stream shows a lot of #FF and #FollowFriday tweets. What is this #FollowFriday all about? (more…) Do you Follow Friday? was last modified: July 29th, 2014 by Frithjof
Gingerbread Twitter House
And so they did, the twitter birds sent out tweets, posted pictures on Facebook and Blogged about the incident. Soon the story trended on Twitter worldwide and drew attention to the two victims. Hansel and Gretel were allowed to stay in the community if they wanted and the old activist told the story to the […]
Is Social Media a News Network?
It is easy to see that what we call Social Media today is well on the way to become a major factor in our lives. This change parallels our desire for taking charge of our lives. Social Media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube make all users equal. I (theoretically) have the same option to […]
When to use a #hashtag
Like in every election a lot of candidates of in the BC civic elections are rushing to Twitter to get the word out. It is hard to reach a larger group of people in any Network if you haven’t taken the time to build a following. A great way to catch up to lost time […]
How often to post to your blog?
Fact is: If you appear too little you lose followers because you have to earn our trust all over again. If you over-share (like I sometimes do) you may lose followers that are overwhelmed or “just not so much into you” How often to post to your blog? was last modified: January 1st, 2015 by […]