6 Things About Twitter that Make Me Mad!

I love Twitter, I really do; I love how it connects you to people from all over the world, people who would never ever get the chance to meet otherwise! I also love how it helps you promote different products, services and people while having to stick to a certain number of characters which, naturally, teaches you how to be creative in a unique manner.

The Angry Twitter Bird :)

The Angry Twitter Bird :)

However, there are a few things about Twitter that can drive me (and many others) nuts. So, for today’s post, I will be sharing those things with you in order to help you realize what you should try to avoid when using Twitter so you will get less unfollows and more follows:

So what are the things that make me mad wen it comes to Twitter?

1. “So-Called Gurus” on Twitter:

Whether you are an expert in marketing or any other field, I think claiming that you are a “guru” is very pretentious and annoying. I actually know many so-called gurus who have less followers than regular, sharing and active tweeps!

2. Twitter Users with Eggs as Avatars:

I usually look at the avatars of those whom I intend to follow on Twitter. To me, an “egg” avatar is somewhat insulting in the sense that thousands of Twitter users took the time to make sure they have unique avatars while those with the egg avatars didn’t even bother. Here’s the thing: I will not follow you if you had an egg for your avatar, regardless of how active you are; others agree with me as well!

3. Bio-Less Twitter Profiles:

Your Twitter profile is your introduction to new followers as well as a great way to put yourself on the internet map, therefore, you should invest time in creating a strong bio for yourself. If you don’t, you will probably be unfollowed using applications such as Tweepi. Continue reading »

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Twitter & Vacations: Easy & Simple Tips

It had been two years and 6 months since I had taken an internet-less vacation and it was about time, so I finally did. However, for the 10 days I was away, I had this constant worry about how my vacation would effect my relationship with current and potential Twitter followers and how it would influence my klout score.

Honestly, I worried about it all throughout my vacation – given that I am a social media addict – and this is why I though about writing this post.

Twitter Vacation Joke

Twitter Vacation Joke

There are 2 main ways to go about this depending on the type of person you are and the place you are going to for vacation:

1) If you will have internet connection, you have one of two options:

a. Decide to use the internet regularly regardless of the extra roaming charges (this means you will have to keep up with your regular tweeting pace and make sure that you don’t deviate much from it).

b. Decide not to use the internet at all (go to option 2).

2) If you will not have internet connection at all:

Whether you decide not to use the internet on vacation or you simple don’t have access, you have two main options: Continue reading »

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5 Twitter Etiquette Tips for All Twitter Users

Twitter Etiquette

Twitter Etiquette

Tweeting “right” is not a piece of cake, especially if your intentions go beyond the random act of tweeting to actually promoting products, services and/or people.

Therefore, for today’s post, I”ll be sharing with you 5 Twitter etiquette tips that work for all you Twitter users out there:

  1. Avoid text speak and “dnt tlk lyk ths”- if you are not able squeeze a proper sentence into 140 characters (or, ideally, less), just keep on trying; nobody likes random, incomplete and senseless sentences!
  2. Find the balance between being overly negative and too happy. Neither are enormously popular except with others like them. Don’t be somebody you’re not, but if the real you is a jerk, a sap or a fraud, you should probably work on it.
  3. It goes without saying, but trolls, bullies, spammers and stalkers are not welcome (MySpace would work better for those!) Continue reading »
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10 Must Follow Twitter Users (1)

Tweeting is a fun activity; it could also be a great way for you to meet great Twitter users who can really enhance your tweeting experience tremendously!

Therefore, today I chose to share with you 10 of my favorite Twitter users so you can follow them and learn from their tweeting habits :)

1. @Chrisvossblog

Whether you are seeking random quotes or specific tips about a variety of topics, Chris Voss is the man for you! Not only is he an active tweep, he also retweets and reciprocates follows.

Chris Voss Blog

Chris Voss Blog

2. @LoriMoreno

Smart, beautiful and positively entertaining, Lori Moreno always has something to say, and it’s always good! Follow her and get a whiff of her wide knowledge about a variety of subjects and enjoy the quotes she shares about love and life.

Lori Moreno

Lori Moreno

3. @Johnlusher

One of the first tweeps I followed when I first joined Twitter, John Lusher has to be one of my favorite tweeps! He’s into social media, marketing, relationship building and content management amongst other things. He shares interesting information and he replies to your tweets and cares about what you say. You gotta love him!

John Lusher

John Lusher

4. @bkmacdaddy

With a unique sense of creativity and a good eye for design, bkmacdaddy is a great source for web and graphic design tips. He also shares fun links related to design as well as SEO and Twitter tips.

bkmacdaddy

bkmacdaddy

5. @ruhanirabin

Not only is this guy a genius, he is also a sweet heart! If you have a useful post with valuable information, he will retweet it for you and make it popular! Moreover, he shares really good tips about several topics and some motivational quotes as well.

Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin

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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.
  • Post your thoughts on your Industry, business and other topics of interest. Continue reading »
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4 Most Addictive Twitter Games!

Twitter is one of the best platforms to connect people on different levels and for various reasons. Its concept of countless short connections and messages has opened the door for a new type of games to emerge.

Today, we will present you with a list of 4 of the most addictive games that use Twitter as their communication layer. The games can be really fun and addictive, but you have to be careful not to annoy your followers with many game-related tweets.

1. Artwiculate:

Artwiculate

Artwiculate

Artwiculate(@artwiculate) is a real-time Twitter based game which helps you learn a new word each day. Follow @artwiculate on Twitter and use the word they broadcast in one of your tweets. The more “˜likes’ or retweets each reply gets, pushes it up the popularity charts on Artwiculate.

2. 140Mafia:

140 Mafia Screen Shot

140 Mafia

140Mafia (@lolplaying) allows you to start your own Mob family. You have to recruit your friends, buy the best weapons, and manage your business dealings to advance in the game.

3. 140Blood:

140 Blood

140 Blood

140blood (@140blood) is a new Twitter-based multi-player fantasy game. It gives you the option of choosing amongst 4 different adventures: Elven Blood, Blood Lust, Skies of Blood, and City of Blood. All adventures play the same but differ in the atmosphere and storyline.

4. Twitbrain:

Twitbrain

Twitbrain

Twitbrain (@twitbrain) is a Twitter game for math and engineering nerds. Twitbrain will post a math problem (i.e. 1 -minus- 35 +plus+ 41). The game then becomes about speed – how fast can you calculate the answer and @reply it to Twitbrain?

Which one is your favorite? Do you play other games on Twitter? Let us know what you think of our collection of Twitter games in the comment section below.

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