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Learn More, Tweet Less

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Rear view of boy with apple behind his back and front view of teacher sitting at desk (10-11)Some of you may have noticed that my Twitter stream isn’t as robust these days.  There aren’t as many blog posts, news articles and conversations flowing.  To be rather blunt, I simply haven’t felt like tweeting.  I’ve snuck onto the web occasionally and opened the TweetDeck a couple of times, but the ‘new tweet’ alerts haven’t been as alluring.  Some days, I’ve felt self-imposed pressure to tweet, as though I wasn’t living up to expectations.  Other days, I’ve felt like the site of that demonic little black and red alert box blocking the ability to close documents was more than I could take.

While the motives for my lack of tweeting are a bit unclear, even to me, and I really have no clue where I would have found the time to tweet more than I have been, I’ve learned some really important lessons while tweeting less.  Lessons that I will carry with me if/when I decided to start bombarding your Twitter stream again. Continue reading

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Twitter’s ‘Promoted Tweets’ Will Have Profound Effect on Public Relations

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Twitter Co-Founders Biz Stone And Evan Williams Address Developers ConferenceWith all of the buzz around the new Twitter “Promoted Tweets” (really, ‘sponsored tweets’), and how that will impact our viewing and tweeting and other fun times on the increasingly addictive platform, one facet of the new ad-based service that got a bit lost in the all of the buzz was the role this service may play in PR professionals’ lives, particularly the ability to utilize promoted tweets during reputation and crisis communications situations for clients in which it is imperative that an official viewpoint, messaging or news stays at the top of a relevant search-based (for now, until Twitter debuts ads within personal Twitter streams later this year, as it plans to do . . .) Twitter streams. Continue reading

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Tweets as Supposed Evidence? (a.k.a. When SM Hype Detracts from the News)

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Stack of newspapers in rack, elevated viewIn a community characterized by comments and retweets, it is often difficult to notice when the SM becomes the news, rather than the news itself.

After reading some tweets the other week, I noticed the frequency of condolences directed towards @military_mom and felt compelled to dig a little deeper.

It seems, tweets have gone from being merely traceable in a Google search, to starring as the headline of an ABCNews story, the subject of Huffington Post’s scrutiny, and the fodder for a New York Post report as well. Continue reading

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The disease of Twitter…

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Man Receiving InjectionDear Twitter,

How could you do this to me? I was a huge supporter of you, I loved you. I converted so many people to join you. I went through hundreds of people laughing at me and dealing with phrases like “Who Tweets?” Yet, I still prevailed and kept on tweeting. Twitter has been an amazing time for me. I absolutely love it, and have made some great friends from around the United States, England, and even Australia! Continue reading

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