Need a little weekend reading?
We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes the reveal of Twitter’s new profile page, with a complete image size guide, studies that suggest the ideal length of everything you publish online, a look at the user who has sent a world record number of tweets, tips on getting started with social media and a social media etiquette guide.
Here are our top 10 Twitter stories of the week.
Twitter has rolled out its new-look profile pages to all users (you can get yours here), and with the update comes a resize of header photos and avatars, which means you’ll likely have to do a little maintenance to get your page looking tip-top.
Today, Twitter began rolling out its latest profile redesign to all users. Here’s how you can make the switch right now.
If you’re trying to generate engagement, what’s the optimum, maximum length of a tweet? 100 characters*, according to research from Buddy Media, outlined here in this great post on the Buffer blog, which looks at the ideal length of almost everything online.
How many times do you tweet each day? Ten? Fifty? More than a hundred? Whatever your number, I guarantee it will be chump change in comparison compared to Twitter’s most prolific user, who, at the time of writing, has written and sent more than 37 million tweets since first joining the micro-blogging social network on August 5, 2009. Which, when you break it down, works out to a ridiculous 22,152 tweets per day.
New to social media? It’s a pretty steep learning curve, with the different social platforms, and the business of social media itself, chock full of buzzwords, features and norms.
Every social media platform comes with a steep learning curve, and it’s one that is, unfortunately, often unique to that specific channel – the norms, whims and fancies of Twitter are often very different to those of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. But where each network shares some common ground is in etiquette. You know, good, old-fashioned manners. After all, they cost nothing, but can change everything, certainly in how you’re perceived by other users.
Selfies are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you look. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. Selfies are breaking records and being turned into works of art.
Anything you tweet can and will be used against you in a court of law. At least, that’s what a new study proposes.
It’s been a quarter century since Laura Palmer cryptically whispered – in that bizarrely backwards fashion of the “other” world from Twin Peaks – that she would see FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in 25 years. And her prophesy has come to be: two Twin Peaks super-fans have created a third season of the cult favorite using a trans-media experience via Twitter.
Facebook accounted for one in every five social media referrals in March 2014, a percentage point gain of almost six percent since December of last year, reveals new data from Shareaholic.
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