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Why Tweeters Can't Be Beggars

Why Tweeters Can’t Be Beggars

Have you ever sent a Tweet like this? "Help! I need 500 followers by noon! Please ReTweet this!" If you have, you're doing yourself more harm than good. Read on to find out why desperation won't win you any friends, or any followers.

This is a Post About Robbie Savage

Man says something stupid in front of journalist. Journalist does job. Twitter backlash Man sulks, flounces. Moral: Don’t say stupid things on the internet. Stupid = Backlash. I don’t want to have to do this again.

This Is A Post About Stephen Fry

Man says something stupid in front of journalist. Journalist does job. Twitter backlash Man sulks, flounces. Moral: Don’t say stupid things on the internet. Stupid = Backlash. I think that just about sums it up.

Twadges You Don’t Want to Earn

Anyone who reads Econsultancy might well have noticed a recent post about a startup called Twadges. The firm promises to provide Twitter users with Foursquare style badges to mark any notable “achievements” in a user’s lifetime. Now I don’t know which badges they will be offering, but I’ve had a few ideas. And here’s a...

Are you Tweeting Yourself Out of a Dinner Party Invite?

Chances are that you're going to fit into at least one of these pigeonholes. Not all will ruin your chances of making everyone's dinner party list, but they will limit the number of people who want to follow you.

Follow Friday – The Copywriters You Should Be Following on Twitter

I'll take it as read that everyone here is following me on Twitter at @Mr603 (and if not, why not?), but there may be one or two copywriting experts you should be following that have somehow slipped the net.

Android Apps I Just Couldn’t Live Without

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that I’m using my mobile phone (HTC Hero, if you care) more for surfing the internet than I do for making calls and sending texts. This is either representative of a shift in the way people use the internet, or just conclusive proof that I don’t have many...

New Years Resolutions for 2010

Well, New Year’s finally here, and with but a few hours left of this decade, I’d like to take this opportunity to announce my New Year’s Resolutions. Please feel free to disregard them, as they’ll inevitably be abandoned by the time my hangover clears some time next year.

Five Wildly Inaccurate Social Media Predictions for 2010

Lock your doors and windows before Google's Thought Police arrest your children. Be quiet though - don't forget to mute the notification sounds on your Twitter App.

ReTweeting – A Handy Guide (for the benefit of Lisa Barone)

Download Tweetdeck. Use Tweetdeck's RT function. Only use Twitter.com for follower/list/account maintenance because frankly, it's not a good site.

The Problem With Social Media? You’re Doing It Wrong.

The above may seem like a sweeping statement, but the more social media comes into the mainstream, the more the original reasons we signed up become lost.

Trial by Twitter – Jan Moir Feels the Brunt of a Social Media Backlash

With a veritable hate-storm brewing, it's not going to be long before other daily papers pick up on Jan Moir's ranting and the Twitter backlash. When this goes mainstream, could the threat of bad publicity put off advertisers?