Should Every Business Be on Twitter? Nope, Twitter isn’t for everyone…

Posted by on November 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

A frequent question I get is “do I need to be on Twitter for my business?” A few years ago many businesses either didn’t care about Twitter or figured it would never be relevant to business. Both opinions turned out to be wrong and short sighted. Now that Twitter and social media is officially cool in big business, every business wants to be on Twitter. But is Twitter for “every” business?

Is Social Media a good Predictor of Elections, not necessarily

Posted by on November 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm

There was an interesting post today by US Politics on Facebook (see below) about how Facebook fan counts were good predictors of 4 out of 5 Senate races and 3 out of 4 House races.  Intuitively this makes sense, but I wondered how it held up in some of the really close and heated races. […]

Deciding Who to Follow and NOT Follow on Twitter

Posted by on September 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

A question I get a lot is who do you follow and follow back and how to you decide who to follow?  I’ve followed several discussions on LinkedIn groups about this and there seems to be two general camps on this topic.  One is follow anyone that follows you back and the other is only […]

Twitter Grader, a fun Tool to See How You Rank and Rate

Posted by on September 29, 2010 at 8:31 am

Have you ever wondered how you rank and rate on Twitter?  Well maybe not, but admit it, now you’re curious. The guys at Hubspot, probably Darmesh, came up with Twitter Grader and it is a very cool tool to see how you rank and where you stand in the Twitterverse.  A sample of mine is […]

My Favorite Twitter Tools for Managing Followers

Posted by on September 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

I love Twitter and perhaps one of the things I love most is the open interface Twitter has maintained with third party developers and websites.  There are dozens of really creative websites and tools out there that really enhance the Twitter experience and make using Twitter infinitely easier. One of the most time consuming tasks […]

How to Spot a Twitter Spammer in Seconds…

Posted by on September 22, 2010 at 9:05 am

While I was going through my list of Twitter Followers and deciding who to follow back (yes I really do that and don’t use a bot to do it automatically) I saw some a few followers that literally caught my eye.  A few of days ago there were 6 absolutely gorgeous women following me, all of them […]