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7 Ways to Get FAST Attention from Twitter Influencers

7 Ways to Get FAST Attention from Twitter Influencers | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter is by far the best social network for reaching out and meeting people. And you can reach out to anyone - no matter how high a status they have - as
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My experience is that not all influencers respond well.

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It takes Twitter to show you just how powerful 140 characters can be, whether from a personal, a professional, or a business perspective. Those 140 characters have been shown to have the power to shake the world.
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A Tweet in Jest Has Real Consequences - New York Times

A Tweet in Jest Has Real Consequences - New York Times | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
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PARIS — Youthful pranks in the age of Twitter are no laughing matter, especially if you are a 14-year-old Dutch girl impersonating a terrorist.
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By this time I would have thought social media site users would have understood there are some things you just don't do.

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Silent birds: 44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted

Silent birds: 44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
If you live-tweet everything from your lunch to your horrible date, you’ll be pleased to know that you’re more rare than previously thought. A report found that 44 percent of the 974 million users on Twitter have never tweeted.
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44% of Twitter users are laying eggs?

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5 Common Twitter Mistakes You Might Still Be Making

5 Common Twitter Mistakes You Might Still Be Making | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter can be a great tool for establishing your brand and extending your influence, but to get the most out of Twitter, you need to avoid these mistakes.
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Common sense. Effective use.

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Active Twitter Use Could Lead to Divorce and Infidelity, Study Says

Active Twitter Use Could Lead to Divorce and Infidelity, Study Says | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter was created to help its founders feel more connected. The irony? Actively using the service may spell trouble for users' romantic relationships.
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No wonder they call it Twitter. A little bird told me and that sort of thing...

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Blocking Twitter violates free speech, says Turkish constitutional court

Blocking Twitter violates free speech, says Turkish constitutional court | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Turkey's highest court ruled today that the recent nationwide Twitter block is a violation of the free-speech protections written into the country's constitution. The ruling comes just a week after...
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Ergodan gets egg on face.

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The Illustrated History of Twitter - YouTube

Eight years ago, Jack Dorsey let the world know he was setting up his "twttr." How did Twitter go from a 140-character experiment to trading on the NYSE? Fol...
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Nice and brief, worth a watch.

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twttr history

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How to use new Tagged Photos on @Twitter

How to use new Tagged Photos on @Twitter | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
What you need to know first is that you can only tag others from photos posted from your mobile device.I did a test to see how the photos looked and performed differently. Not much difference on my
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Too bad it's not for desktops.

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New From Twitter: Post Up To 4 Photos (And Tag Your Friends) In A Single Tweet - AllTwitter

New From Twitter: Post Up To 4 Photos (And Tag Your Friends) In A Single Tweet - AllTwitter | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
New From Twitter: Post Up To 4 Photos (And Tag Your Friends) In A Single Tweet
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The graphic truth about Twitter.

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Twitter Test Swaps Retweet Button For Share Button

Twitter Test Swaps Retweet Button For Share Button | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter is messing with its retweet button, of all things.
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Not very happy thinking of a @less and RT less Twitter.

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Twitter Experimenting With View Counts for Your Tweets

Twitter Experimenting With View Counts for Your Tweets | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered if anyone actually sees your tweets? A new experiment by Twitter might help you find out. Twitter is testing view counts for ...
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More data

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Turkey blocks Google DNS and Twitter's IP addresses in attempt to further censor Twitter - The Next Web

Turkey blocks Google DNS and Twitter's IP addresses in attempt to further censor Twitter - The Next Web | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
The Turkish Government blocked Twitter a few days ago after it was used to expose alleged government corruption. Turkish residents began using Google's pub
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Tweet tweet turkey strangled.
 

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Consume Tweets From Only Your Favorite Twitter Accounts With "Fave People" Test

Consume Tweets From Only Your Favorite Twitter Accounts With "Fave People" Test | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
While Twitter has always stood behind an unfiltered Twitter stream, testers now have access to a new feature named “Fave People.” This functionality allows users to keep closer tabs on those accounts that they value in a separate timeline. Much like a Twitter List, users can be added by tapping a star icon on their […]
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Very interesting indeed. Waiting for it.

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Quoting Tweets Is Fine, But Twitter Would Rather Not Say So

Quoting Tweets Is Fine, But Twitter Would Rather Not Say So | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Is Twitter like a crowded cafe where anyone might overhear your private conversation but repeating it would be bad manners? Or is it more like a ham radio, where the whole point is you never know who might be listening in? Tech pundits and social media theorists were groping for metaphors [...]
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Twitter twitter on the wall Who pays us back most of all

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US Airways Tweeted An Extreme Pornographic Image And Left It Up For A Long ... - Business Insider

US Airways Tweeted An Extreme Pornographic Image And Left It Up For A Long ... - Business Insider | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
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US Airways Tweeted An Extreme Pornographic Image And Left It Up For A Long ...
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We captured the tweet to flag it as inappropriate. Unfortunately the image was inadvertently included in a response to a customer.
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I was pretty rattled by the photos when I saw them on Twitter.

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New Features on Twitter | Social Media Today

New Features on Twitter | Social Media Today | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
How can brands use Twitter's new features to their advantage?
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As long as you keep in mind that not all new features are beneficially usable by all brands.

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5 Big Changes Coming To Your Twitter Profile

5 Big Changes Coming To Your Twitter Profile | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter has overhauled your profile page to use a much larger header image and profile image, along with other enhancements to how tweets are displayed. Learn all about the update here.
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Pleasing changes, from what I read (I can't see yet, Twitter has not yet caught up with me).

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Twitter Adds ‘Search By Date’ Feature - AllTwitter

Twitter Adds ‘Search By Date’ Feature - AllTwitter | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter Adds ‘Search By Date’ Feature
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Great development. Big problem is, you often may not remember a specific date.

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Twitter Now Supports Emojis on Its Web Version

Twitter Now Supports Emojis on Its Web Version | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter now supports emojis on the web version of its service, and users are pumped.
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Oooh! 

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5 Really Fast Twitter Tricks

5 Really Fast Twitter Tricks | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter continues to be one of the main social channels for individuals and brands and there’s a big reason for that: Twitter has over 43 million monthly active users, and those user demographics a…
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Hmm... Didn't know about the favoriting bit. I have been a poor favoriter.

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'Twitter, Mtwitter!': Turkish Prime Minister's 9 Craziest Quotes About Social Media

'Twitter, Mtwitter!': Turkish Prime Minister's 9 Craziest Quotes About Social Media | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan really doesn't like social media. This is social media according to him.
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No shortage of nuts, I suppose.

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Twitter for Android and iOS get Photo Tagging

Twitter for Android and iOS get Photo Tagging | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter today announced two new mobile features for its Android and iOS apps: photo tagging and multiple photos in a tweet. You can download the new versio
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Tagging AND multiple photos? Gee.

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REVEALED: Why People Quit Twitter (And What Would Bring Them Back) [STUDY] - AllTwitter

REVEALED: Why People Quit Twitter (And What Would Bring Them Back) [STUDY] - AllTwitter | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
REVEALED: Why People Quit Twitter (And What Would Bring Them Back) [STUDY]
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I think I should write a book on the ABCs of Twitter.

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The Life of a Tweet

The Life of a Tweet | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Tweets have rapidly become a mainstay in most forms of entertainment. From sports broadcasts showing athletes’ tweets to news channels like CNN implementing live tweets from viewers, Twitter has been infused into society to the point where even technological illiterates know what it is. The primary form of content on Twitter is tweets — 140 characters at most. But what is the life-span of these concise messages? Let’s travel with a tweet in real-time to find out:
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The tweet cemetary is huge, and filling fast.

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Twitter Celebrates Its 8th Birthday By Helping You Find Your #FirstTweet - AllTwitter

Twitter Celebrates Its 8th Birthday By Helping You Find Your #FirstTweet - AllTwitter | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Twitter Celebrates Its 8th Birthday By Helping You Find Your #FirstTweet
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I saw my first tweet. I have been on Twitter 5 years now? Gee.

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Twitter Hints That At-Replies And Hashtags Are About To Be Streamlined

Twitter Hints That At-Replies And Hashtags Are About To Be Streamlined | AllAtwitter | Scoop.it
Welcome to Twitter's gradual disappearing act. Update: screenshots from an alpha test group show at-replies are indeed being phased out.
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Doing away with hashtags would break user hearts.

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