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Before You Hit The Retweet Button - Here Are Some Important Things To Consider

Before You Hit The Retweet Button - Here Are Some Important Things  To Consider | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Stanford for Pushingsocial because I thought what he had to say was important for all of us who are on Twitter. It's also a great segue for taking our tweets/curation to the next level in 2012.


We're all curating and I believe it all begins on twitter. Our careful selection of what we tweet as well as who we retweet reflects who we are and what value we're bringing to our following.


**2012 will be all about reputation and quality, what we did last year won't cut it. We have to take our work to the next level.


The author suggests that if we abolish the RT button  it would make all of us go to the actual blog and read the article, add our own comments or maybe create our own tweet based on the article.


I thank you Stanford, for being so honest about your tweeting and for giving us food for thought before we hit the retweet button.


I can't imagine tweeting or retweeting anything, no matter who posted it, without going to the site and reading the article. There have been so many times when I saw a great headline only to be disappointed because the content had no substance, and at least one or two instances where the facts were not correct. 


So be careful! Remember that you put your name behind anything you tweet.


My advice is, don't post anything if you haven't read it and if it isn't top quality, don't retweet it.


Here's one thing that caught my attention:


Do We Need A Little Tough Love?


**I’m not advocating that Twitter scrap the retweet button but this thought experiment is intriguing.


**If anything, it reminds us that curation is more than just clicking a button.


**It requires attention to detail and delivering value.


**I wonder what would happen if content marketers and curators would implement a self-imposed retweet button boycott.


**Go back to the old-school and spend time with every blog post and craft every retweet. What would change?


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/rvfiuz]

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Content Curators Playing A Larger Role Online

Content Curators Playing A Larger Role Online | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

Tony Obregon wrote this piece on his blog - tonyobregon.com. It was curated by janlgordon covering her topic "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond" on Scoopit 


Tony reminds us that content curators play a role in information overload - they take time to sort, select, comment on good content that helps keeps you current on your topic of interest.


Tony says:


"With the ever increasing amount of online information from social networks, the need for organizing it has never been greater. Look around and there’s no shortage of aggregation tools to help us filter out the important stuff."


Here's what caught my attention:


**In this world of information overload, there’s now a new layer in the media ecosystem: the curator. If it wasn’t for that person who retweeted the story in the first place, you probably wouldn’t have seen it.


**So naming the retweeters in daily promos is the right course of action. Twitter is like a fire hose and Paper.li is selecting random tweets that would have otherwise been missed.


**Yes, they’re randomly chosen but I find a lot of value in them because they praise others for their contributions.


**It reminds me that they’re part of my network and I can appreciate their contributions that much more. I know when I’m named in someone’s newspaper it motivates me to continue sharing that type of content.


http://www.tonyobregon.com/2011/10/03/content-curators-playing-a-larger-role-online/

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Twitter Will Now Notify You If A Follower Retweets Or Favorites Your Tweets

Twitter Will Now Notify You If A Follower Retweets Or Favorites Your Tweets | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Twitter just sent out a Tweet notifying users that starting today, the startup is "rolling out an email notification that lets you know if someone you follow retweets or favorites one of your tweets!
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7 Tips for SEO Keyword Optimizing Your Tweets

Written by Laura Liatti for Brand & Capture Blog


Curated by JanLGordon covering  "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"


Intro:


Twitter is one of the hottest ways to promote your business. Millions of people use Twitter and you can use this powerful social media tool to reach your target audience down the street or across an ocean.


A few popular (retweeted) tweets using an effective SEO keyword strategy increases traffic to your website and helps with search engine optimization at the same time.


Here's what caught my attention:


**Incorporate your keywords into your Twitter biography as part of a smart SEO keyword strategy.


**Search engines index the information in your biography. Twitter limits your biography to 160 characters so use your keywords wisely in sentences that are informative, clever and make sense.


**Use your keywords as hash tags whenever possible and appropriate. A hash tag is a pound sign, or "#". On Twitter, people use hash tags to participate in conversations about a particular subject.


**If your website offers baking tips, for example, precede your tweets with hash tag keywords like #desserts, #cookies and #cakes.


**Tweet at appropriate times for your particular set of keywords.



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Why The New York Times replaced its Twitter ‘cyborg’ with people this week | Poynter.

Why The New York Times replaced its Twitter ‘cyborg’ with people this week | Poynter. | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it
Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's...
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