8 Ways Businesses Can Share Their Experience on Twitter

One of the goals of a business presence on Twitter is to build a community and improve credibility with the entire tweeps’ population. To be able to do that, the usage of the service by businesses should extend beyond just marketing of their services or talking about themselves, they should also strive to develop a personal connection with their audience.

Twitter for Business

Here are some of the ways to achieve that:

  • Share some tips related to your business and how you manage to balance between your work load and life commitments. This will help you to connect with other in your line of work on a more personal level.
  • Help others to solve their problems, even if they are not related to your business line and especially if you are a small business.
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5 Twitter Features You Might Have Missed

Within every service, there are some features and tools that the website provides and puts out there which are not part of its core offerings, however, they are still quite useful. Finding those tools and features can go a long way in learning the in’s and out’s of the service and Twitter is no different. Therefore, here are 5 features that you might have missed on Twitter:

Twitter for Business

an Excellent Resource

The Twitter for business section of the service is invaluable for anybody who wants to utilize Twitter for their business. This section has an introduction to the service and its basics, some case studies and explanation of the methods of advertising that are available on Twitter. It will help you understand promoted trends, tweets and accounts and also it will explain the analytics that are available to advertisers on Twitter.

Who To Follow & Browse by Interest

These two features have been there for a while; when you log-on to your account on the Twitter website, you’ll be able to see it at the top of the page. These two features are invaluable to finding new people to follow. The first feature – Who to Follow – will suggest people for you to follow based on the people that you are already following and certain other criteria. As for the “Browse by Interest” feature, it will allow you to browse recommendations that are split into 18 different categories. So if you feel that your Twitter feed is a bit bare, be sure to check those two features out. Continue reading »

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10 Twitter Satirists That Will Put The Snark In Your Day

Satirists are truly a unique breed of comedians, they are the passive aggressives of the comedy world. The purpose of their routine, usually, is to shame and humiliate culture and society into improving. Being limited to 140 words forces a satirist to pack a bigger punch in each word, and this list compromises of some of the best satirists on the medium.

@BorowitzReport

Andy Borowitz is a comedian, satirist, author and is the person behind the Borowitz Report. You can expect the same smart, timely and hilarious commentary that you have grown to expect from the Report. Absolutely worth a follow.

SP Jokes Never get old!

@TSAgov

Any frequent traveler can reflect on a slew of traumatic experiences they have suffered under the hands and equipment of the TSA. Agent Smith is kind of like your psychiatrist; by reliving some of those experiences and seeing them through the eyes of a comedian allows you to work through your traumas, and makes your see your TSA experience through the eyes and mind of Agent Smith.

Ewww!

@pourmecoffee

Satirists tend to stick to politics and social issue but this Tweep really aims wide; sports, educations politics, science and many others are within his range and sometimes his tweets are just interesting.

Low blow!

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10 Ways To Get Yourself Fired Through Twitter

For me, it’s just common sense to separate my personal from my business life so it’s a no-brainer that I wouldn’t say anything that might cause me trouble at my work. Even though courts have already ruled that companies should not restrict their employees from talking about work on social media, it still is not worth risking it.

There are plenty of legal ways short of firing you to make your work life a living hell, however, for the following tweeps, they deserved to be fired, period.

Fake Over-time and Brag About It

It’s stupid enough to fake over-time, it’s a completely different level of stupid when you implicate yourself:

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9 Authors & Writers That Leave Their Print on Twitter

Twitter has become the bookworms’ dream book club. Imagine having access to your favorite authors and having conversations that include them and their fans all at your finger tips. Authors actually felt right at home and adapted well to the 140 character platform

@neilhimself

Neil Gaiman, the author of the popular comic book series “Sandman”, is very popular on the service. Gaiman talks about his books, travels, every day concerns and usually replies and talks enthusiastically with his fans.

The only Comic book artist on the list

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HOW TO: Reactivate Your Twitter Account

In the past, the deletion of a Twitter account was permanent and not only that but you will also be unable to use the email account that you have tied to your deleted Twitter account. Now things in Twitter have slightly changed and you actually have a chance to recover your deleted account.

Even with a warning some people deactivate their accounts.

So if, for whatever reason, you found that your Twitter account has been deleted; whether it was a vengeful ex, a hacker or a fit of rage, you have 6 months before your account is permanently deleted.

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