Back when the world was young and Twitter was new and exciting, a tradition developed. Every Friday, the users of the burgeoning social media site would take the time to promote their friends. They'd explain why a certain person was interesting, and tag it #FollowFriday.
If I'd have told you 24 hours ago that The Guardian were the UK newspaper that used Twitter most effectively, you'd have believed me.
And then came the #guardianexclusive. Oh, well done Guardian Sport. To quote another sporting foot-shooter, "take a bow, son."
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.
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.
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.
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...
Most of you will be aware that today is Father’s Day (if not, I advise making a quick apologetic phone call before reading on), but it’s been brought to my attention that 20/6/10 marks the first ever “Manchester Day” As I’m always one for marking ridiculous holidays that’ve been made up by tourist boards and...
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.
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.
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