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Twisten Carefully

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That's one of the best things about social media - Twitter especially.   But there is also great value found on Twitter. Saying Twitter has little great info is like saying television has nothing but sports and reality TV.   Similarly, we have to search to find the great insights, information and people on Twitter.   But just think what we can find in the Twitter stream! Thanks to Twitter, I met my fabulous speaking coach, Scott McKain.

Twisten Carefully

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That's one of the best things about social media - Twitter especially.   But there is also great value found on Twitter. Saying Twitter has little great info is like saying television has nothing but sports and reality TV.   Similarly, we have to search to find the great insights, information and people on Twitter.   But just think what we can find in the Twitter stream! Thanks to Twitter, I met my fabulous speaking coach, Scott McKain.

Life in the Stream

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My Twitter stream went from this powerful, positive information-filled environment to a running stream of  sarcastic comments whose seeming purpose was to diss every advertising firm involved.  Twitter is a real time audience feedback mechanism! I also added a third column - for all the folks who were on Twitter but who hadn't said a single word about the game so far. Huge audiences are alive and speaking on Twitter.

If it Looks like a Duck.

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Whether it's on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or the host of other social media sites. The freedom to share has increased our debates. I used to think some people took a contrarian point of view just to feel important.    We all know those types. But thanks to social media  that behavior has expanded to include all of us. That's one of the powers of our connected world - we can all voice an opinion, share our perspective, debate an issue.

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Lessons From a Porch Light

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The last few weeks I've had a barrage of pornographic messages on Twitter. My email reflects Twitter. From strangers, webbots and automated email systems to Twitter porn stars and spammers. They are obscene, graphic and embarrassing. I block the senders and delete the messages, but they just keep coming. My other friends are getting them as well. We all feel so powerless to do anything to stop them - so we do the best we can and delete and block - again and again.

Think Small

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Everyday, someone on Twitter or Facebook bring joy and a smile to my world.  It's the day for New Year's Resolutions yet again. We're all making our lists of ways to be better people, do better things, spread joy to more of those around us.    What a worthy cause! So why wait til New Year's? We can make those same resolutions every day of our lives. 

Friends Who Are My Family!

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Then came Twitter. I joined Twitter about six months ago. I've been on my own most of my adult life.    I don't mind being alone. I'm an only child of two only children who had me at 42. I grew up as the only kid in my neighborhood. Now that my folks are gone, I don't have close family since I don't have kids. The good news? I get to choose my family. I've been lucky to meet great people throughout my life, friends who are my family.

Primal Thinking

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Another gal friend DM'd me on Twitter to tell me she loved irony in my post. I wrote a post last week entitled Ready, Fire, Aim. I closed with what I thought was a cute little double entendre' Something lifke "Who knows, maybe we'll hit the bullseye!" " followed, by a picture of a bull's eye.the Wall Street Bull's Eye to be precise.    Get it? If we focus on our goal and hit the bullseye, we'll do well financially.

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We CAN be Civilized!

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Then more blogs came along, and more FaceBook wall posts and Twitter requests. Signs are all around that we're sliding down a slippery slope. It's obvious to so many of us that 'society' is moving beyond civilization -  following the path of the once great Roman and Greek cultures. Business priorities are questionable, personal lives are filled with violence and disrespect. 

Is Fear Really the Great Motivator?

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To Sell More, Scare your Customers Spitless also sparked a little Twitter debate when I ranted about it. I saw an article in BNET last week that just plain ticked me off. I was a bit surprised by a few Tweets declaring FUD as an accepted sales tactic and fear as a great motivator. I sold mainframes against IBM in my formative 20's. I cut my teeth on FUD. I won deals against it, and I didn't use FUD to do it.

A Shiny Needle in the B2B Marketing Haystack

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Take a look at a recent  post regarding Twitter and tell me if that isn't some pretty amazing content!   There's so much information available across the web.It's a tough task to find the most relevant content for your own B2B efforts. Even aggregrators compile too much information - making the search for B2B Marketing content feel like that proverbial hunt for the needle in the haystack. Tom Pick and Tony Karrer decided to do something about it.

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If You Talk the Talk, You Better Walk the Walk

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CASE TWO: A Young Internet Entrepreneur I responded pretty strongly to a pesky Twitter MLM peep who wouldn't take NO for an answer. Businesses large and small are jumping into a social media presence these days. It’s a great opportunity for real communication with your audience.    If you walk the walk. But what happens when the talk isn’t the walk?    When a customer pushes past the social persona. Do you walk the walk - or do you crash and burn?

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Twitter’s key strength is in driving traffic to informative online content including news and blogs. (It’s

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The ROI of Twitter, Explained

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Twitter is a mystery to many. You see, to really understand your return on Twitter, you might have to put away your spreadsheet … and that freaks a lot of people out. I have a friend in The Netherlands who I discovered through Twitter — Kitty Kilian.

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Do I need two Twitter accounts?

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Do I need to have two Twitter accounts?” What is the proper balance between personal and professional outreach on Twitter? By trying to force-fit old “broadcast” media thinking into this new platform they are sub-optimizing Twitter at best and hurting their brand at worst.

Introducing Twitter Polls

MI6 Marketing Agency

On October 21st, Todd Sherman, a product manager at Twitter, announced the roll out of Twitter polls which is another signal that Twitter is back on track when it comes to product innovation. Here’s what you need to know about Twitter polls.

The Time for Twitter is NOW

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Are you using Twitter for your business? Maybe the time for Twitter is now if you consider some of the trends on this popular social media platform: Twitter has momentum. It appears that Twitter is preparing a “buy now” button. Christel Quek of Twitter.

The Twitter strategy shift and what it means to you and your business

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Twitter is at a crossroads … and it might be leading down a controversial new path. Let’s look at a recent revelation about a possible Twitter strategy shift and what it could mean to you and your business. I mentioned that Twitter strategy is at a crossroads.

B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

We match the proportional usage of nouns in your content against an aggregate of what an influencer has posted on Twitter over the past 12 months to return the most relevant influencers. Top 100 B2B Marketing Twitter Influencers. Twitter Handle.

The Future of Twitter

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Twitter is at a crossroads. A bastion for free speech, how will Twitter react when Wall Street pushes back on controversial content? Twitter is also in the middle of placing a bold bet on becoming the go-to “ second screen ” for television viewing.

The 10 Don’ts of Twitter for B2B Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

Twitter has transformed the way that B2B marketers communicate with their target audiences by providing another place to engage, address questions, and emphasize what they stand for. Why is it so important to avoid Twitter bad practices?

10 reasons why Twitter is content marketing’s best friend

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Twitter is much more than “what I had for breakfast.” ” But seriously, Twitter is an essential component of any content marketing strategy, which might seem surprising since we are pretty limited with what we can accomplish in 140 characters, right?

The essential guide to building your business through Twitter search

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. Many business professionals believe the Twitter search function is the most powerful tool for marketing insight ever created. But if you search Twitter, the results are real-time conversations. This is your ideal Twitter community, right? I use the Twitter advanced.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time.

The Top #Nifty50 Women Writers on Twitter for 2013

Webbiquity

Each year, the #Nifty50 awards honor 50 men and 50 women who actively engage on Twitter. In 2012, the #Nifty50 recognized the top men and women on Twitter in the technology realm. and who actively engage on Twitter.

This is why you must use Twitter

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If you’re like me, you probably hated Twitter when you first tried it. If I told you Twitter helped keep you safe, would you believe it? As the fierce winds arrived, we lost power and all communication … except for Twitter.

10 Reasons Twitter is essential to your content marketing plan

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10 Reasons Why Twitter is Content Marketing’s Best Friend from Mark Schaefer I gave a rousing talk about Twitter and its essential role in marketing at the recent Content Marketing World event. Plus I''m on Twitter more than other social.

Here’s why 100,000 people unfollowed me on Twitter

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The other day, I was cleaning up my Twitter account and clicked on an analytics button that I had not used before. I currently have about 60,000 people following me on Twitter, all of them are real people to the best of my knowledge.

The Twitter Book that changed everything

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I have been working in business for 30 years and I’ve had a lot of great accomplishments but when I reach the twilight of my career, what people may remember me for is a little Twitter book I wrote in 2011. What does Twitter mean today? What does Twitter mean today?

7 Reasons to Start Your Own Twitter Chat TODAY!

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What is a Twitter Chat ? To me, I like to think a Twitter Chat is like having a discussion over coffee, only online. On Twitter, however, it WORKS ! Twitter Chat is just too powerful to ignore! Today, more companies are realizing the power of Twitter Chats.

Who Owns Twitter (Marketing or Sales)?

NuSpark

For anyone who really loves social media, there’s simply no substitute for Twitter. Twitter is a very good place for advertising (as long as you understand the market), but I think the platform’s real value comes from its potential as a relationship-building medium.

10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Twitter

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A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that one of the most influential bloggers on the social web replied to me on Twitter to say “thank you” after I had shared one of his posts. Let’s be honest: people don’t say “thanks” very often on Twitter.

Why You Should Consider Using Twitter for B2B Leads

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Every day there are new B2B opportunities waiting for you on Twitter, LinkedIn and the other social media channels. Many marketers recognize Twitter’s usefulness for engagement and brand awareness. B2B marketers who use Twitter generate twice as many leads as those who don’t.

The implications for PR if Twitter goes away

Biznology

The reports of Twitter’s death have been greatly exaggerated — but what if they’re not? Personally, I feel like PR people might be happy when Twitter finally gives up its ghost or falls into disuse. The truth is, everyone does advertising better than Twitter.

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The wrong place for a Twitter feed

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I would guess at least 50 percent of the websites and blogs I come across feature a widget displaying a real-time Twitter feed. Done correctly, Twitter is lively, personal and human. Of course if your Twitter stream is simply company links and press releases you’re safe.

29 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Infographics of 2013

Webbiquity

Twitter became a publicly traded company on November 7 and saw the price of its shares climb 73% on the first day of trading. Does anyone still thing Twitter is for the birds? What are the best ways to drive website or blog traffic with Twitter? Utilize Twitter advertising?