Educators from all around the world are beginning to use Twitter as a valuable piece in their professional growth toolbox.
As professional development continues to evolve and transform, we will need new ways to encourage teachers to embrace new opportunities. Here is a "How to Twitter Guide" to share with new and veteran teachers. Enjoy!
Twitter is too big to ignore. You see hashtags in commercials, sponsored tweets, posts, news broken on Twitter, etc. It’s quickly become an indispensable tool for teachers, admins, parents, and students too. Right now, there are still many (MANY) in education not using Twitter. They may think it’s tough to start using, difficult to monitor, and even a waste of time.
But what if they had a categorized list of the top tips to help you use Twitter? Our content partners at Online College have shared an incredibly useful set of tips that are too good to not share.
Did you know that Twitter is grabbing more new registrations than Facebook, with more than half of its entire userbase compromised of people who have signed up in the last year, compared to just 19 percent for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby?
What if I said that almost a quarter (23 percent) of Facebook users check their account five or more times each day, Twitter users are 33 percent more likely to be Democrats or – sorry Foursquare – that 74 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘checking in’.
These, and several other amazing social media statistics, can be found in the infographic on social media statistics...
Want to rank better in Google? If you’re an individual, you could build your own site and hope it does well. But you might have more success by creating a page for yourself on a social media site like LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
Researchers at Harvard took the time to dig into our brains to figure out why 40 percent of our daily speech is centered around telling others what we think and feel. And the reason? Because it feels so good!
In a series of experiments, they compared the feeling one gets from eating food, getting money or having sex with the feeling one gets from disclosing information about oneself. The study revealed that the feeling one gets from all of the above is strikingly similar, they all give the same feel-good feeling. This explains why we tweet and update about ourselves so often. It seems that self-disclosure activates the mesolimbic dopaminergic system of the brain, which is associated with the same rewarding feeling as getting money or sex.
===> So Tweeps, now you know what to do when you have the blues: start tweeting and updating your status! <===
Twitter can sometimes seem like a huge waste of time. Especially when people start tweeting about the most trivial of daily routines, one would sometimes wish for just a little more quality control. And yet, the rising social media service isn't just about celebrities and companies preaching banalities to the converted. In many ways, Twitter works like a powerful contemporary search engine, which can help you with a variety of questions and problems.
What Kind of Problems?
Well, over the past few years, a lot of people have got into difficulty financially for a variety of reasons: The global economic down turn has caused huge levels of unemployment, a massive-scale withdrawal of credit and a staggering rise in the cost of living. As a consequence, people who would ordinarily repay their debts promptly have been unable to do so.
AVG: Android Malware Is Pushed via Twitter and Facebook...
“We detected a big increase in the use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to target Android users. Cyber criminals are finding it very convenient to distribute their malware straight to a mobile device via these networks,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at AVG.
“The growth of the Android platform has been phenomenal, which has not gone unnoticed with cyber criminals who have discovered it to be a lucrative target for their malware. In 2011, Google had to remove over 100 malicious apps from the official Android market, Google Play.”
Of all the popular social media channels, I’d say that Twitter is probably the most intimidating. But once you learn its unique language of tweets, hashtags, and handles, Twitter opens up a world of opportunities to promote your cause or business.
Brands love social media for marketing and business development because it allows them to expose themselves to global audiences and hopefully, have a promotion (Top 5 Social Media Fails of 2012 http://t.co/VqdAwgtc)...
What if we were to tell you there’s a free method of connecting with over 500 million internet users, 140 million of whom live in the United States? With no cost other than your time, you can define your brand, gain customers, scope out your competitions’ leads and even perform market research.
Twitter is among the most powerful tools for growing and defining your brand. The micro-blogging platform has grown into an international wealth of user-generated content that could offer insight into what your clients really want or help you connect with industry thought-leaders.
We’ve compiled 10 of the most effective ways to get started on Twitter.
Businesses spend millions of dollars to bring people into their stores. Wouldn’t it be nice if those businesses could incentivize their customers to bring people in for them? That’s what we’ll be exploring here today.
People & businesses use a variety of social media sites for a variety of applications. These visual guides are a helpful way to understand the best uses of each site.
Visit the article link for a list of cheat sheets for major social media sites. These infographic tools help to identify keyboard shortcuts and other functionalities to assist in your social media workflow, marketing efforts and engagement. The infographic links also share best practices for specific sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Social media is a great way to connect with your audience and have a two-way conversation. But it can be easy to forget that not everyone who finds your social media pages will speak your language, or be able to relate to your region’s latest trends.
Creating a global social media strategy early on will prepare you for all of these challenges, and will keep you from overextending your resources.
Download HubSpot's guide which will help you create a social media strategy that caters to your audience, whether in a specific country or across multiple nations. This free 71-page guide includes the following chapters:
Chapter 1 : How to Create a Global Social Media Strategy
Chapter 2 : How to Organize Your Assets and Channels
Chapter 3 : How to Set Up Global Targeting on Facebook
Chapter 4 : How to Set Up Global Targeting on LinkedIn
Chapter 5 : How to Set Up Global Targeting on Twitter
Chapter 6 : How to Develop a Content Strategy for Social Media
Twitter has quickly become a favorite part of content marketing strategies employed by most businesses. The 140 character limit means that it doesn’t take much work, users have little inhibition about following quality profiles and it’s already optimized for mobile. Curating a quality Twitter feed lends itself to an answer for so many marketing questions that it would be hard to list them all here.