This Week On Twitter: Social Media Image Cheat Sheet, 7 Social Marketing Trends, Viral Share Tips

This Week On Twitter: Social Media Image Cheat Sheet, 7 Social Marketing Trends, Viral Share Tips

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a social media image cheat sheet for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other top social platforms, a look at how Millennials, Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are using social media, 7 social marketing trends for 2014, 10 Twitter tips for real-time marketing and the secret formula for the perfect viral share.

Here are our top 10 Twitter stories of the week.

1. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Social Media Image Cheat Sheet 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether you’re brand new to social media or a seen it/done it/wrote the book social marketing ninja, setting up a new Twitter profile or Facebook Page can be a time-consuming process, especially when it comes to working out the sizes of all the images you need to make your channels – or those of your clients – stand out from the crowd.

2. How Many Millennials, Gen Xers And Baby Boomers Use Facebook, Twitter And Instagram? [STUDY]

59 percent of millennials have a Twitter account, with slightly more than one quarter using the service on an active basis, reveals new data from GlobalWebIndex.

3. 7 Social Media Marketing Trends For 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 92 percent of marketers say that their social media efforts have generated more exposure for their businesses? Indeed, it’s the main benefit of social media marketing. So what else is trending in 2014?

4. 10 Twitter Tips For Real-Time Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Looking to maximise your Twitter engagement? Want to tap into some of-the-moment, real-time buzz? You need a step-by-step guide.

5. The Secret Formula For The Perfect Viral Share [INFOGRAPHIC]

How do you make your social media content go viral? It’s a difficult task that requires an awful lot of work, a fair bit of science and a nice sprinkling of luck. In fact, this last element might be the most important of all. But there are things you can do to dramatically improve your odds.

6. The 20 Most Popular Brands On Twitter [STATS]

@YouTube maintains its position as the top, most-followed brand on Twitter, with its more than 42 million followers placing it well ahead of all other brands, including the official @Twitter profile.

7. Are You Following Socialbots On Twitter? [STUDY]

Researchers recently let 120 socialbots loose on Twitter. And not only did these bots infiltrate social groups, many of them became quite influential.

8. Hootsuite Rebrands With A New Look, A New Dashboard And A New Owl

We’re big fans of Hootsuite at AllTwitter – I’ve been covering the popular social media dashboard since 2009 – and while the platform has gone through a number of changes over the years, the branding has remained pretty much the same. That is, until now. Yesterday Hootsuite unveiled a new look, an update to the dashboard and, almost unthinkably, a new logo. Which means a new owl.

9. Which Apps And Platforms Drive The Most Twitter Shares? [STUDY]

Which platforms and apps do you use when sharing to Twitter? If you’re like 85 percent of users, it’s the website that drives the bulk of your shares, ahead of the tweet button (71 percent), Twitter for iPhone (64 percent), Instagram (35 percent) and iOS (30 percent).

10. 10 Facts About Twitter, Restaurants And Food [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 55 percent of Twitter users in the United Kingdom have used Twitter while in a restaurant?

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