10 Tips for Success on Twitter (1)

Ever wondered why you are not benefiting from Twitter as others are? Ever wondered where you have been going wrong? If so, this is the right post for you! Today we will be giving you 5 tips for success on Twitter that are easy to apply and have proven to be effective with many throughout their Twitter usage (and mine as well):

1. Repeat Your Tweets:

Many tweeps fear that repeating tweets every now and then could get them unfollowed in the long run. However, and from personal experience, I can assure you otherwise and that it is alright to repeat tweets every now and then in order to make sure that your Twitter friends end up seeing them (especially since many Twitter streams might be flooded with tweets and might simply miss yours).

2. Stay Upbeat & Positive:

Although you might not want to believe this, but no one likes drama, badmouthing or plain negativity. This doesn’t mean that you should be something you are not but with every tweet you have a choice. Be positive or stay away.

3. Test Your Tweet Times:

Tweets must always be planned based on where you are and what your time zone is. Therefore, it is important to test your tweet times. This can be achieved  using multiple bit.ly or ow.ly short URLs and via testing tweeting at different times of day. Give yourself the best chance of being RT’d by influential followers by knowing when they are likely to be on Twitter. Continue reading »

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5 Valuable Twitter Uses

We all know by now that Twitter is a effective way to promote businesses, play games and meet potential customers. However, it also has many great uses and here are some of them:

  1. Become involved with causes: Twitter is a great tool for staying up to date with what’s going on in the world especially when it comes to causes and playing a role in promoting them and making a change.
  2. Gather true opinions about almost anything: Whether you are planning to watch a new movie, try out a new place for dinner or looking to buy a new laptop, you can always rely on your Twitter friends to guide you to the right choice by offering you tips and personal experiences.
  3. Keep up with your favorite topics: Using Twitter search, you can always find information about your favorite sports team, actor, TV shows and more. It is fast, easy and a great way to meet people who share the same interests with you. Continue reading »
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4 Real-Time Search Engines Which Go Beyond Twitter

The real time search engine market has been firing-up and there are many services trying to gain some market share in this area. We followed a simple criteria to pick services and build our list: The service must be (1) Real-time and (2) NOT limited to Twitter search results. Here we go:

1. Twingly’s Microblog Search: It covers Twitter, Identica, Bleeper, and a few other services. It’s dedicated to microblogging and offers a RSS subscription option for your searches. While being dominated by Twitter results, it gives you the option of filtering it out by un-checking a box on the side of the page. This makes Twingly one of the most customizable real-time search services covered in this article.

Twingly

Twingly

2. Social Mention: Social Mention covers 80+ social media services including all of the major players (Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google, etc). While it has one of the neatest and most clean interfaces among the services we covered, it seems to be the slowest one – showing a list of flashing stars for up to 1 minutes sometimes! We like the various options it provides: the tab options, alerts, RSS subscriptions, the ranking/trending system, and the option of exporting your search results into CSV/Excel file, but slow speed is a deal-breaker! On the other hand, for social alerts and comprehensiveness, it’s one of the best.

3. FriendFeed Search: It shows results from Twitter, StumbleUpon, Delicious and tens of other social media services. It allows a user to connect and collect all his social Web activities into one place. If you are looking for your friends’ opinions regarding a certain topic, FF is great, if you want to perform a comprehensive search, most probably FF won’t cut it as it only indexes the users registered with their service.

Friendfeed Search

Friendfeed Search

4. LifeStream.fm Search: It’s a similar service to FriendFeed and supports 40+ services including the major social media websites (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Stumble upon, Pownce, and Digg). Unfortunately it only searches events of the users subscribed to their services. This puts it at the same disadvantage as FriendFeed.

While there are a lot of similarities in the services provided by the above real-time search engines, there are also some unique differences that make each one of them unique in a way or another.

Which one is your favorite? Do you think real-time search is valuable or maybe over-rated? Please use the comments section below to let us know your thoughts.

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10 Funniest & Weirdest Twitter Tweets!

Are you bored? Do you need a change of mood? Well, you’re about to get one!

Here is a list of the 10 most funniest and weirdest Twitter tweets that I found through some digging and searching :)

Twitter Joke :)

Twitter Joke :)

1. @REVELATOR13 Bloody hell, my wife’s having a bad day…she has her tampon behind her ear, and she can’t find her cigarette!

2. @scottbelsky “2 antennas got married. The wedding was OK but the reception was great.” Does a better wordplay joke exist?

3. @beautyheaven I still wear pigtails and get comments that I look cute… It’s about as creative as I go with hair lol!!

4. @larryluv49 on the phone with mom, listening to how she declared war against the cat :)

5. @dentednj Everyone I know on Facebook is saying put the clocks back tonight.. I never stole any f***ing clocks!

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