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The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News
Keep up with the rapidly changing social media industry. Get the big picture and follow the emerging trends. Also: http://sometek.fi (in Finnish)
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Twitter Plans To Introduce A Timeline That Resembles Facebook’s News Feed

Twitter Plans To Introduce A Timeline That Resembles Facebook’s News Feed | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Twitter’s timeline of real-time updates may instead by replaced by an algorithmically-controlled timeline that’s more akin to Facebook’s News Feed.

 
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Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Twitter is well known for testng out new features on users before either rolling them out permanently, tweaking them for further testing, or tossing them into the trash can.

Its latest idea involves automatically retweeting selected favorited posts from followed accounts, a feature that is already reshaping the timeline of many users.

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Twitter Makes Like Instagram | TechCrunch

Twitter Makes Like Instagram | TechCrunch | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

This “ultimate guide to photo sharing on Twitter” explains how quick it is to share photos on the service; flags up Twitter’sbuilt-in photo filters (a la Instagram); points out that users can add multiple photos and people tagging to tweets (a la Facebook); and send photos privately, via its DM feature (a la WhatsApp).

It’s not that the ability to share photos on Twitter is new of course, but this initiative is about educating users what Twitter is for. So basically Twitter is shouting out that it’s FOR all the SAME THINGS you’re already doing on Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.

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The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn’t Growing Fast Enough

The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn’t Growing Fast Enough | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
The Trouble With Twitter: With 241 Million Users, It Just Isn’t Growing Fast Enough [STATS]
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100 Must Follow on Twitter – 2014

The ultimate list of Business, Leadership and Tech Twitter accounts to follow in 2014.
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Twitter is the new LinkedIn? 500K jobs posted monthly, will reach 2M/month in 2014

Twitter is the new LinkedIn? 500K jobs posted monthly, will reach 2M/month in 2014 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.
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The State Of Twitter 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

The State Of Twitter 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
The State Of Twitter 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]
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7 Examples of What Happens When Your Twitter Account is Hacked

7 Examples of What Happens When Your Twitter Account is Hacked | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

But what happens to those unfortunate businesses who have their entire account hijacked – often with disastrous consequences.

It might be funny for us bystanders, but for the company who’s just announced something they shouldn’t have – it’s less of a laughing matter.

This is sometimes due to an unhappy ex-employee or you have annoyed a customer and they are out for revenge.

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Twitter Opens Up Tweet Performance Analytics To All, For Free | TechCrunch

Twitter Opens Up Tweet Performance Analytics To All, For Free | TechCrunch | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Twitter now provides you with pretty extensive metrics and analytics for the performance of your tweets via its Ads dashboard (via TNW), in a move that looks designed to get more people (including individuals) aware of and using the Twitter Ads platform. The new free analytics dashboard access allows anyone to see the performance of their tweets, including how many Faves, Retweets and Replies each has received, as well as letting them sort by “Best, Good or All” for at-a-glance ranking of tweet performance.

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The Top 15 Countries On Twitter (Ranked By Growth) [STATS]

The Top 15 Countries On Twitter (Ranked By Growth) [STATS] | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Perhaps surprisingly, the country where Twitter is making the biggest gains in new users is Indonesia, which has seen an incredible jump of 44.2 percent in new Twitter account owners since Q2 of 2012. That’s the same Indonesia, of course, that was already a huge fan of Twitter, with close to 30 million registered profiles at the last count.

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10 Must-Follow Breaking News Accounts on Twitter

10 Must-Follow Breaking News Accounts on Twitter | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
We have created a list of the top 10 English-language Twitter accounts we recommend following for all the latest current affairs.

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Why Facebook And Twitter Are Not Most Innovative Companies

Why Facebook And Twitter Are Not Most Innovative Companies | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Both companies have turned their focus away from users and toward shareholders to get bigger, not better. Revenue is great, but not at the expense of the product. Twitter's focus on improving ad revenue requires a consistent experience across the web, smartphones, and tablets, so it forced its once-elegant mobile apps to conform to a clunky desktop look, because that model works best for advertisers. That's the exact opposite of how product development is supposed to go.

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Facebook, Twitter, Stop Fighting!

Facebook, Twitter, Stop Fighting! | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

A Cold War has been brewing between the two major social media services for the better part of a year — and it heated up Friday. That's when Facebookeffectively sent Twitter a little passive-agressive note about why it was blocking access to the Facebook Friends list on Twitter's Vine app.

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Twitter is considering topic-based timelines, says CEO

Twitter is considering topic-based timelines, says CEO | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
If you don't like changes to your Twitter timeline then look away now: CEO Dick Costolo says the platform is considering adding the option to focus on particular topics from the people you follow.
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Twitter Is Experimenting With A New Way To Retweet | TechCrunch

Twitter Is Experimenting With A New Way To Retweet | TechCrunch | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The best thing about Twitter is that it forces users to embrace brevity thanks to its 140-character updates. It’s also the worst thing about Twitter, turning loquacious tweeters into Twitter stream hogs - as with the disaster that is the multi-part running commentary known as the Tweetstorm. But now Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “retweet with comment” that would better allow users to participate in a conversation, while also providing context and commentary that can otherwise get lost when using the standard Twitter “retweet” function or “quoted tweets.”

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Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter is testing a major redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.
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What to expect from Twitter in 2014

What to expect from Twitter in 2014 | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
We recently rounded up Twitter in 2013, and now it's time to look forward to this year. What can we expect from everyone's favorite 140-character messaging service in 2014?

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What the Most Retweeted Tweets of All Time Say About Twitter

What the Most Retweeted Tweets of All Time Say About Twitter | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter retweets represent the mass-market experience of the social network. So what can we find from the most retweeted tweets of all time?
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This Is Why No One Follows You on Twitter

This Is Why No One Follows You on Twitter | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Twitter users often make the decision of whether or not to follow someone in seconds, meaning that you have very little time to impress.
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Hey Twitter, Tear Down These Lines

Hey Twitter, Tear Down These Lines | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

So instead of educating users about a feature that already existed, Twitter has decided to punish us all by shoving those conversations in our faces. Now, whenever someone adds to the conversation, you'll see the first and most recent tweet, and a blue or grey line that is either dotted or full.

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How to Use Twitter’s New Analytics Dashboard

How to Use Twitter’s New Analytics Dashboard | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Twitter (finally) released a native analytics platform to all users.

If you don’t use a Twitter analytics tool already, this information will help pull back the curtains so you can see what your most effective content on Twitter is.

 
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Twitter is about to change the news media – again

Twitter is about to change the news media – again | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

More and more people turn first to Twitter for their news. As significantly, almost every news professional turns first to Twitter for news – every news professional, personally and organizationally, increasingly sees success as a function of its Twitter reaction.

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Median murros: Massamediasta kohti yksilöllisiä mediareittejä.

Median murros: Massamediasta kohti yksilöllisiä mediareittejä. | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it
Kaikki maailman sisältö (tieto, musiikki, videot...) - valitsemastasi aiheesta ja luottamiesi asiantuntijoiden kuratoimana - selailtavissa missä vain, milloin vain, miltä tahansa laitteelta. Jos tämä ei ole kehityksen suunta niin mikä?
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4 Ways the Twitter You Know is Changing Forever

4 Ways the Twitter You Know is Changing Forever | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

Taking a page directly out of Facebook’s EdgeRank instruction manual, Twitter will designate tweets as “low” “medium” and “high” value, labels that will impact their exposure across the platform. And in a less than shocking twist, rumors abound that Twitter will enable advertisers to purchase “high” categorization.

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Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World

Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World | The Future of Social Media: Trends, Signals, Analysis, News | Scoop.it

The most detailed study of social media ever conducted.

 

The way people are using Twitter is changing in two respects. Firstly, it is becoming a passive source of discovery for users and secondly, users are using more as a tool or service rather than a pure social service. Amazingly, only 51% of active users claim to have posted a tweet in the past month. This means that half the active user base is just reading, reacting or using Twitter as a source of discovery. The caricature of the average Twitter user banally talking about what they had for breakfast is dying.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:22 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:24 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:34 PM

Great study on Twitter!

Here's another link to help you better engage on this platform https://business.twitter.com/en/basics/best-practices/

Also, download their Twitter guide for small businesses, the link's on the top right hand side of the page. The guide comes from Twitter and is very helpful if you want to use Twitter to spread the word on your business.

And finally, thank you Gust MEES (http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence) for sharing some really meaningful stuff! Do follow the guy for some great tips and insights. 

Cheers! And if you like if, please share 'coz social is all about sharing and caring :)