List of Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

When I first began programming about twenty years ago, I had a colleague that was an advanced architect and genius developer. Each time that I reached over with my right hand, he would mumble something about being mouse disabled. His version wasn’t as politically correct and was often wrapped with some obscene words that aren’t safe for work… but I digress. Twenty years later, I’m still dependent upon my mouse. That said, I have an

6 Advantages of Twitter for Promoting Your Brand

There are a lot of social media and technology pundits out there talking about the demise of Twitter. I’ll be honest that, despite the business rumblings, I still find incredible value in the platform. If someone from Twitter is reading this, here’s what I would do immediately to improve business results: Make users pay for automated tweets. Oh – I can hear the screams now, but if it were affordable, I’d pay to promote my

Twitter Basics: How To Use Twitter (for Beginners)

It’s still too soon to call the demise of Twitter, although personally I feel as they continue to make updates that aren’t enhancing nor strengthening the platform. Most recently, they’ve removed the visible counts available through their social buttons on sites. I can’t imagine why and it appears that it could be having an adverse impact on overall engagement when you look at Twitter’s traffic across key measurement sites. Enough complaining… let’s see the good

Best Practices for Post and Status Update Formats

I’m not sure I would have called this infographic How to Create Perfect Posts; however, it does have some great clarification on what best practices work for updating your blog, video and social statuses online. This is the fourth iteration of their popular infographic – and it adds in blogging and video. Utilization of imagery, call-to-action, social promotion and hashtags are great advice and often ignored as marketers just work to broadcast their content. I

Who Retweeted Me?

The last few days folks have asked me, how can I find out who retweeted me? When folks utilize the retweet feature within Twitter, it’s pretty easy. Login to Twitter can click Retweets on the right-side navigation. The third column is Your Tweets, Retweeted and provides you a list of all of your Tweets that have been retweeted as well as who did it. There’s also an API call to capture the retweet data for