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We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes news that Uber is now worth more than Twitter, what, when and where to post on social media, an update from Twitter that lets you see a list of everyone you’ve ever blocked, a look at which social network is right for your business and a small business Twitter checklist.
Here are our top 10 Twitter stories of the week.
Uber announced a $1.2 billion round of funding today to help the ridesharing company go after Asian markets, add a ton of extra jobs and do some overdue (and much-needed) upgrades within the company, too. Since launch Uber has now raised $2.7 billion, and the latest injection values the company at an eye-opening $40 billion. At current market capitalisation, that’s more than Twitter.
When’s the best time to tweet? And what should you be tweeting about?
Twitter rolled out a couple of big safety updates yesterday, one of which was a new feature that lets you see who you’ve blocked on the platform.
So you want to market your business on social media? Smart move. Now, here’s the million dollar question: how do you figure out which social network is right for you, and your brand?
Did you know that businesses on average lose about 15 percent of new Twitter followers within three weeks unless they make an active effort to engage early on?
Have you ever used your cell phone whilst driving? You’re not alone; most people have. Indeed, a recent poll revealed that 74 percent admitted to having spoken on their phone whilst behind the wheel of a car, despite it being prohibited in many states. But what about using social media whilst driving – have you ever done that?
When you think of technology you think of Silicon Valley in the state of California, but who really dominates tech talk across the U.S.?
Have you ever thought about what your favourite social networks would look like if they were men?
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has sold shares in Twitter for the first time. This follows news last month that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s family trust had liquidated 50 percent of their Twitter stock, after initial sales in July and October.
@YouTube maintains its position as the most popular brand on Twitter, with its more than 46 million followers placing it well ahead of all other brands, including the official @Twitter profile.
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