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  • clarehiler 6:57 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    List of The Top 10 Most Annoying Tweets 

    Here is the Top 10 Most Annoying Tweets from Social Times.

    Twitter is one of the most powerful tools of it’s generation and is not only changing the way we communicate and do business but also the way we consume the latest news and how brands approach customer feedback. On the whole twitter is a good thing. There is however a noise factor with Twitter that makes it hard to deduce all the best information that flows through your stream on a daily basis. We get that it is a conversational tool but there are some tweets that should just be banned as they really don’t give you any insight yet they keep on popping up so without further ado here is our list of the top 10 most annoying tweets…

    1. Morning, NN twitter, afternoon all
    This just doesn’t add anything to the conversation and telling me that you are off to bed is not something that I really need to know!

    2. Can you give this a Digg or stumble
    We get the fact that you are very proud of the great content you have produced and that you want as many people to see it as possible but the fact of the matter is that you are in the same boat as a couple of other million people on the internet looking for traffic. Join the queue and let us decide ourselves what content we like when we see it.

    3. You have no idea how busy I am
    We get it you are busy. So is every other person on the planet right now and if you were that busy you wouldn’t have time to write about it on a micro blogging service to a group of what are mostly strangers.

    4. I am out having dinner at conference with X and Y
    We get the fact that you have hooked up with somebody you are proud to have met and this is a big deal for you but how about you concentrate on having a good time and connecting with the person in question in the real world and stop showing off to your online buddies.

    5. #FollowFriday or #musicmonday
    I’m really not that in to the ego stroking that is follow Friday. I have never followed anybody this way and there are far better ways of finding music socially that the cumbersome use of a hash tag for #musicmonday

    6. Any sort of automated DM
    If you can’t even be bothered to write me a human response and think it is a good idea to send me an automated DM linking to your blog or website then you are gone. Simple as that.

    7. One more follower and I get to XXX
    Forget about the numbers. I don’t care if you are stuck on 9999 or whatever other stupid number it is. The fact is half of your followers are a mixture of spam bots, people pimping their product and people who haven’t tweeted in about 3 months so what do numbers really matter?

    8. The raging debate between 2 people you follow
    Twitter is not for having arguments in public or polluting other people’s streams. Once it gets to the 2nd or 3rd message take it to DM’s, IM or email. We just don’t need to see 20 back and forths

    9. My email inbox is soooooooo full today
    Yeah we get it you are super popular and loads of people love you and they are all emailing you multi million dollar contracts and huge business proposals. We all get a lot of email and most of it is junk

    10. What a goal by XX
    I follow people from all over the world so when somebody is giving me blow by blow commentary from an American football game in Texas it really means very little to me.

    Check out the full story here: http://www.socialtimes.com/2009/10/list-of-most-annoying-tweets/?red=rb

     
  • clarehiler 11:16 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    A no-nonsense guide to sharing and promoting content on Twitter 

    @markcollier has posted a guide to sharing a promoting content on twitter on his blog. Take a look at his “rules,” and check out his blog here http://mackcollier.com/

    1 – Think about who you are trying to connect with. Once you figure out who you are trying to reach, then you’ll have a much better idea of what type of content they need. And if you can share valuable content with these people, that will improve the chances of them following you, and then promoting you to their networks.

    2 – Promote ‘helpful’ content as much as possible. Share content that educates, that solves problems. A lot of my content is based around 101 and 102 level social media how-tos and instructional articles and posts. Because ultimately, I want to reach companies that need help with using social media to connect with their customers. So sharing helpful content helps me connect with these people, and it increases the chance that someone will mention me if they are in contact with a company that does need help.

    3 – Sharing other people’s content increases interest in your own. I actually tracked this and saw the results on this site. When I share more content from other people, it drives traffic back here. Why? Because sharing useful content introduces me to new people, who want to check out who I am, and my site.

    4 – Promote the hell out of smart people. Seriously, when you find someone that’s smart, you cannot promote their content enough. This is why I promote almost every post that Beth, Lisa or Shannon writes. I know that they always create valuable and helpful content that will be appreciated by my network. That is always my main goal, give my network valuable content.

    5 – Don’t share content to get on someone’s radar, share content because it’s amazing. In many ways, you are known by the content you share. So go for amazing content, it matters not who created it.

    6 – Wrap as much amazing shared content around YOUR content as possible. Want to share your newest blog post on Twitter? Fine, but it will get more exposure and traffic if you also share 10 posts from other writers that same day. I’ve tested this as well, whenever I share other people’s content and mix MY post in with their posts, I get far more traffic.

    7 – YOU have to make your own list. This is my list. Make your own. And you can use this list as your starting point, but you have to tweak and tinker and experiment to find a system that works for YOU. This works for me, it might work well for you as well, or maybe you need to make wholesale changes.

    Speaking of which, what is your best tip for sharing content on Twitter?

    Mack has a really interesting blog, check out his argument of why your number of twitter followers is not an accurate depiction of your social media impact:
    http://mackcollier.com/number-of-twitter-followers-is-the-most-overrated-metric-in-social-media-2/

     
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