Advanced Twitter Search: Does Twitter Care About It’s Users?

Advanced Twitter Search: Does Twitter Care About It’s Users?

Today, Twitter has taken a few small steps to alleviate one of their biggest issues for users by introducing Advanced Twitter Search to their user interface. In a post on their blog, Twitter notes that an update to their search algorithms will now suggest key accounts to follow for any topic you … [Read more...]

How Many Twitter Users Are There Really (graph)?

How Many Twitter Users Are There Really (graph)?

Twitter professes to have over 120 million users, but how many Twitter users are there really? To answer this question, one must first understand what a real user on Twitter needs to be doing. I am breaking them down into 4 groups. You decide how many Twitter users are there really. How Many … [Read more...]

HOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success

HOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success

Managing your online network is critical, whether you’re looking for a job, trying to advance in your career, or you’re starting a business. Think of the Internet () as a global talent pool that has more contact information than the White Pages. In fact, 80 percent of available jobs are never … [Read more...]

Twitter Bans All Third Party Ad Platforms Injecting In-stream advertising

Twitter Bans All Third Party Ad Platforms Injecting In-stream advertising

Update: Title updated to reflect this is in-stream advertising platforms, more at the foot of the post. In a lengthy post, Twitter has just announced it will ban all third party ad platforms that inject advertising into users twitter streams. This technically means the end of Ad.ly and … [Read more...]

How Addicted to Social Media Are YOU? (Shocking Images)

How Addicted to Social Media Are YOU? (Shocking Images)

[img credit: Markus Bollingmo] Thanks as always mashable.com My comments: Does this surprise anyone? (now of course, WE don't do any of these things...right everyone?) Posted via web from Viral Social Media Strategies … [Read more...]

HOW TO: Unfollow Tools on Twitter, Are there Any Left?

HOW TO: Unfollow Tools on Twitter, Are there Any Left?

Best Unfollow Tools for Twitter Twitter has been slowly weeding out unfollow tools, especially the bulk unfollow tools. Their reasoning is simple. They want to eliminate the bulk unfollow/follow practices on Twitter. These practices to build up accounts have decreased the engagement on Twitter. … [Read more...]

The Truth About the Average Twitter User [SAD STATS]

A new study from security firm Barracuda Labs provides some interesting insights into the state of the Twitterverse. Unfortunately for the microblogging startup, the stats say that most of its users aren’t very active. The study looked at around 19 million Twitter accounts (PDF) in order to … [Read more...]

Twitter Routing All Links Through New Anti-Phishing Service

As Director of Twitter's Trust and Safety team, a big part of my job is focused on the detection and prevention of spam and abuse. A couple weeks ago, Biz explained how Twitter users were being victimized by phishing scams spread primarily through links in Direct Messages. Basically, people click … [Read more...]

8 Must-Have Twitter and Facebook Add-Ons

8 Must-Have Twitter and Facebook Add-Ons

By no means are Twitter and Facebook perfect: You might wish that Facebook made it more intuitive to hide FarmVille or certain status updates. Or, maybe you wish that Twitter would introduce a new feature like nested tweets. Good news: For many of these website tweaks or suggestions, there's likely … [Read more...]