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How to avoid the BOTS and Twitter users who waste your time

How to avoid the BOTS and Twitter users who waste your time | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"[There are]t people (and often just machines) whose lone goal is to sell you stuff. Some of them just collect followers for sale. For these reasons, there is no point to follow them.


Excerpts:  


Type 1: “Following equals followers”
They are kind of guys, who have the same number of followers as the number of people they follow. [They] gain followers is to start following some unaware people. They are so surprised someone is interested in their tweets, they instantly feel obliged to follow back. Well, this is the way honest people act, isn’t it? The type described here know that. They don’t read your tweets, but they certainly care to spam you properly with their owns.


Type 2: “Thanks for following”
You start to follow people who you find interesting. Suddenly, you get a notification someone mentioned you. For a budding Twitter user it’s always a heartbeat. You discover someone thanked you for following them! While it’s nice, you should look carefully at that person.

[Also note that “Thank-yous”] are just one of [many] normal selling techniques. It’s pretty likely, the whole account is just to tweet about nothing, and to target you with a product the guy is selling from time to time.


Type 4: “Tweeting dusk to dawn” - [The Twitter Bots]
Before following someone, always have a look at their profile. Good look, good bio, decent number or followers. …you notice they have 4.3k tweets. That means they tweet 20 times a day and have 20 hands and 10 heads. In other words, they are actually a team of people, not a single person. This may not be something absolutely bad as long as the tweets are interesting. Popular websites and companies have such accounts.

But be aware the "user" is not going to read anything you write.
 

Type 5: “Optimistic spammers”
[Review] recent tweets by someone you are going to follow. ...some [are by] desperate entrepreneurs who were told Twitter was good for marketing. Such accounts are full of rubbish like “Did you see our latest offer today?” or the avatar is some soulless logo. Keep away!

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Good points by Greg here, especially how to TELL if you are dealing with a TwitterBot, an early version of the Matrix, just ready to lull you into a machine relationship with no benefit to you at all, other than if you just want to buy stuff you may not need.  

Good piece wth a video included.  ~  Deb

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How to Write the Perfect Blog Post [Infographic]

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post [Infographic] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"Here's a diagrammed block by block handy infographic with all the good stuff:  What Comprises the Perfect Blog Post."

 

Excerpts, infographic:  How do you about writing the perfect blog post?   From Derek Halpern of Social Triggers we have a handy visual representation of the key elements that make up the perfect blog post including:

  

  • attention-grabbing headlines,
  • key insights,
  • soundbites,
  • connecting with the readers emotions, and
  • a few call-to-actions

   

Result:  An effective and well, perfect blog post.


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How I got started with the easiest blogging platform ever, Posterous: SocMediaLearnLab's Channel - YouTube

How I got started with the easiest blogging platform ever, Posterous:  SocMediaLearnLab's Channel - YouTube | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Here's how to use even your earliest video efforts and make them better. This was shot using my business partner's video camera. I have used it for teaching in two of my on-line social media classes regardless of not getting things quite right -- yet.


The most important lessons here for me were to:


1) Make it fun and educate yourself in the process,


2) Just DO it - walk past the excuses of not the right clothes, not the right time! Instead, seize the day, seize the moment.


3) Being a finisher in a world of starters... There are ALL those people out there who haven't tried, haven't done, haven't started.


You have evidence, with something like this, that you CAN get started and LAUNCH.


Here's the link to the video.


Note: This is my 2nd, business "YouTube" channel. I created it in about 30 minutes.  I have 3, including my first I use for fun.


This video was the first one I converted to play on this channel, and the second one I loaded here. It can be done!


I edited this VERY early effort to make it a little more instructional using iMovie'11

Remember to TAG your videos so they can be found easily on YouTube! You can also add annotations to your YouTube video that can be easily updated.

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Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Find out the basics of content curation including its definition, and how to perform successful content curation.

Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is good place to start for entrepreneurs.  You are reading through one type of content curation by topic, by viewing this ScoopIt post right now.  Anything that collects valuable information on a theme online, and shares it successfully with a growing audience is good content curation. 

You can see my curated social media photos on Flickr, for example here, if this is your current topic of interest.


You can also learn more about what I track and do by simply looking at my collection of ScoopIt newsletters.  ~  Deb

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Robin Good's comment, September 25, 2013 10:05 AM
Thank you Randy, happy you found this one useful too.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:14 PM

Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

Sambaseck's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:44 AM

Content curation solves one of the biggest online problems today: discovery.

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11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility | A Broader View

11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility | A Broader View | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"A visitor to your blog is making a decision about your worth within a few seconds."

 

These 11 ring true to me, and offer a great checklist, including pop-ups, too much social sharing, too frequent or infrequent of a blog posting schedule and more.

 

Find out whether you're making the mistakes that turn readers away.  These mistakes can make a visitor run for the proverbial hills. 


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