Tag: Twitter

The itch to Twitchhike

The itch to Twitchhike

Paul Smith, also known as the Twitchhiker, shared stories about his amazing Twitter adventure at Mead’s Corner on Monday. Smith came up with the idea of Twitchhiker to see how far he could travel around the world in 30 days using Twitter. He had to heavily rely on the generosity of Tweeps to bring him into their home and get him from place to place. You may ask, “What about safety?” With the openness of social media, Smith was able to profile the people that were wanting to bring him to their city, ensuring his safety would not be at …

 

Engage or Die: 5 Twitter Tips for Businesses

Engage or Die: 5 Twitter Tips for Businesses

In Brian Solis‘ book “Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate and Measure Success in the New Web,” Brian updates a Forbes magazine list of Top 21 Twitter Tips for businesses to follow to engage with their audience. From Brian’s updated list of 21, I decided to pick the five that I thought were most interesting. So here are, in no particular order, my Top 5 Tips for Businesses to Engage on Twitter: 1. Conversation Marketing 436 employees of shoe company Zappos are on Twitter. Instead of constantly discussing his brand, the Zappos Twitter is filled with …

 

Do Your Research Before Making Donations for Haiti

Do Your Research Before Making Donations for Haiti

Posted on Wed,  Jan. 13, 2010 Reported by Megan Strader FOX Kansas News By the time John Thompson logged onto his Twitter account, Wednesday morning, thousands of messages had already popped up telling him how he can donate to help the people of Haiti. “It didn’t really dawn on me until maybe midday and I thought ‘gosh, is anyone really verifying these messages are legitimate and the money people donate is that really going to go to the people in Haiti and is it going to be efficiently spent?’” A majority of the “tweets” give people a number where they send a text and automatically donate a …

 

How the King of Pop brought down the internet

How the King of Pop brought down the internet

Michael Jackson died on Thursday. Within a matter of hours, millions of people flooded the internet posting information and opinions on twitter, Facebook and blogs. His death interested me not only because he was one of my childhood icons, but the way the news spread. I first heard of it from a text message my dad sent around 4:30 pm on Thursday. Immediately I checked the twitter stream (#michaeljackson), Facebook and CNN mobile to get the latest information. By the time I got home about 5:30 pm, it was one of the only trending topics on twitter, plus many of my …

 

philanthrop E

philanthrop E

Wise decisions, quick tools, and practical methods for engaging philanthropes electronically. Presentation: philanthropE Resources: Ochman.10 Reasons Your Company Shouldn’t Blog (Word) Ochman.9 Great Reasons To Blog (Word) News Cactus Whitepaper (PDF) Marketing Sherpa – Using Twitter (Word) Clay Myers-Bowman, who participated in my presentation to the Wichita chapter of AFP, forwarded this Twitter resource with me and I am including it here because it’s a good one. Twitter Jump Start Presented: AFP Greater Wichita Chapter National Philanthropy Day

 
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