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#18ThingsIWant Shows What It Takes To Really Trend On Twitter

Indian author Chetan Bhagat promoted his latest book with the hashtag #18ThingsIWant -- and trended.

#47Percent Adds Salt to the #RomneyEncore Wound

Twitter users take to #47percent to bash 2012 Republican party presidentiable Mitt Romney's statements in a leaked video.

#BadChildrensBooks Call Attention To Age INappropriate Reading

Are you sure your child is reading the right books?

#EdgeOfTomorrow and the Promoted Hashtag

How does an expected Hollywood blockbuster promote on social media?

#Emergency2012 Trends In India As Users Cry Censorship

In Aug 22, 2012, the hashtags #emergency2012 and #GOIblocks trended as Twitter India users cried foul on the government's alleged censorship action.

#GeneralElection Inspires Japan To Be Political

Being in-the-know on the Japan National Elections on December 16, 2012 is about to go viral with the hashtag #GeneralElection.

#GoTFinale, #TheChildren Proves How Engaged Fans Are On Twitter

Even with many characters dead, Twitter became alive on the final episode of the HBO series Game of Thrones' fourth season.

#HairFlag Lady Outshines Obama’s Victory Speech

Netizens were temporarily distracted from re-elected US president Barack Obama's victory speech as a woman in the background with a flag on her hair steals the show.

#HalfTheSky Gains Support For Film On Women’s Rights

#HalfTheSky hopes to build greater awareness through a four-hour film that highlights the plight of women around the world.

#Hashtag Is 2012 “Word of the Year”

For the year 2012, the American Dialect Society has given the Twitter-inspired term #HASHTAG the award for being the most memorable word, calling it a "ubiquitous phenomenon in online talk."

#HelpFindKara Search For Missing NJ Teen May Be A Hoax

The cryptic Twitter post by a teenage girl before she reportedly disappeared has sparked a wave support for her search with #HelpFindKara.

#HonestyHour Reveals Twitter’s Human Side

Hashtag encourages Twitter users to get personal.

#IAdmitThat Reveals Netizens’ Deep Secrets

#IAdmitThat inspires Twitter users to reveal hidden truths about themselves online.

#IfOnlyIWereMexican Backfires On Michael Moore

The director's #IfOnlyIWereMexican hashtag intended to criticize Mitt Romney backfires as netizens resort to stereotypes.

#India Govt Holds 1st @Twitter Conference With #DOI

The Indian government marks its first ever Twitter conference with #DOI

#IVoted Reflects Americans’ Love For Country

#IVoted began as a hashtag to encourage people to vote prior to November 6 and ended as celebration of victory for re-elected president Barack Obama.

#Kershaw Trends After A Historic Perfect Pitch on the Dodgers vs Rockies Game

#Kershaw became a trending hashtag in the US today after Clayton Kershaw, pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitched a perfect game all through the six innings against the Colorado Rockies.

#McDStories & the Anatomy of a Failed Promoted Hashtag

A promoted hashtag will only be as effective as the team or individual preparing it. Here's where some of the top brands failed.

#Merdeka55 Records Astounding 3.6 Million Tweets In One Hour

In August 31, 2012, Malaysians may have set a new world record by sending a massive 3.6 million tweets in a span of 60 minutes as citizens celebrated Independence Day.

#ModernSeinfeld Prepares To Trend Big Time

The hashtag #ModernSeinfeld is now onTwitter where online users can share their own ideas on how the story would have gone in recent times.

#MTVHottest Draws Astounding Engagement Numbers

MTV UK uses hashtag to promote a show -- and succeeds dramatically.

#MuslimRage Turns To Humor On Twitter

#MuslimRage injects humor (and a better understanding) into a very serious global issue.

#MVPDurant Trends As Twitter Celebrates Kevin Durant’s First MVP Award

How does Twitter celebrate a milestone in a basketball star's career? Make his hashtag trend, of course.

#Netanyahu #UN Cartoon Bomb Sparks Reactions Online

#Netanyahu trended after the Israeli PM presented a cartoonish photo of a bomb at the most recent #UN meeting.

#NFL Fans Rush To Twitter After Controversial #Seahawks Win

National Football League fans took their frustrations to Twitter after a controversial win by the Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers.

#Ottawapiskat Highlights Political Call To Invite Stronger Action

Canadian artist and #IdleNoMore supporter/activist Aaron Paquette creates #Ottawapiskat to highlight aborigine issues related to the Harper government.

#RedPanda Search Starts And Ends on Twitter

When the zoo loses an animal, leave it to the Twitterverse to find it -- and fast.

#ShakeItOff Proves That Music Promotion is Alive and Well on Twitter

Taylor Swift uses the firepower of social media to bring her latest single (and album) to the world.

#SorryFeminists Stereotypes Cause A Stir On Twitter

The hashtag #sorryfeminists enjoys a short-lived trend on Twitter as netizens took the chance to post about both stereotypes and serious issues.

#SorryNotSorry: 3 Reasons Why It Will Always Trend

There are trends that go on for a very long time. See why.

#StopTheTerror Calls For Peace Between Israel, Gaza

Netizens use #StopTheTerror to call for peace between Israel and Gaza.

#TheStruggle Trends As Twitter Gets Sentimental

Hashtag trend shows Twiter is a student's world.

#Tumuklas Displays Prominently As A Promoted Tweet

Why is #Tumuklas trending on Twitter?

#Tweetshop Brings Crowd To @KelloggCompany UK Store

Kellogg's UK launches new Special K product with a pop-up store and Twitter currency.

#Twitter Taps #Media Moguls For Its Board

Twitter reportedly seeks entertainment bigwigs to claim seats at its board.

#WhatIfChicago Trends In Bid To Reduce Gun Violence

#WhatIfChicago hopes to reduce gun-related violence in the city as crowd tweets ideas and thought-leaders get set for debate on October 11.

#WishGranted Will Get You On A Super Bowl Ad

Toyota Motors launched an online competition with #wishgranted, allowing the public a chance to appear in its commercial for Super Bowl XLVII.

#YAllRemember Trends On Twitter, And It’s Not Even Thursday Yet

A trending hashtag has to appeal to the emotional side of the Twitter universe -- and #YAllRemember has done just that.

10 Hashtags Social Media Marketers Should Track

Staying successful on social media means keeping abreast with the latest industry news. Here are 10 social media hashtags you should follow.

10 Helpful Hashtags for Constant Travelers

Here are 10 of the best hashtags to follow if you're looking for travel advice.

10 Things You Should Know About Getting Twitter Followers

Getting the right followers on Twitter may sound easy, but it's actually trickier to keep them.

10 Twitter Accounts For A No-Stress Holiday Holiday Vibe This 2013

For a stress-free holiday season, everything you need is on Twitter.

10 Ways To Convert Twitter Followers Into Buyers

There are techniques that will effectively convert followers into loyal buyers without being accused of being a hard sell.

10 Websites That Support Hashtags

To maximize your use of hashtags for personal objectives or to push an online campaign, these are the ten websites where you should be applying them.

15 Tech Geeks to Follow on Twitter

Twitter is a product of tech genius. Here's out list of the most prolific tech geeks on the micro-blogging community.

20 Ultra-Funny People To Follow On Twitter

Lighten up your Twitter feed and enjoy the micro-blogging experience by adding these names to your 'following' list.

3 Keys To Better Twitter Relationships

On Twitter, it's not enough that you have thousands of followers. You have to nurture your online relationships to maximize the experience and, if you're a company, boost brand recall and sales.

30 Ways to Boost Your Twitter Following

Having a large number of Twitter followers means you get your message out to more people, who will likely retweet to more if they like what you say. Here's how to boost your numbers.

30 Ways To Use Twitter For Education

As Twitter carves a niche for itself as a legitimate source of information, many educational organizations and online colleges are investing on Twitter to provide relevant and quick information to current and potential students.

40 Sexiest Female Sports Stars to Follow on Twitter

Here's our brief guide to the Twitter accounts of the sporting industry's sexiest females.

5 Don’ts of Promoted Tweets and Trends

By now you probably already know what "Promoted" can give you on Twitter. Here's what NOT to do.

5 Must-Have Elements of Event Hashtags

Nowadays, hashtags are almost synonymous to a successful event. Here are the key elements of effective event hashtags.

5 Must-Haves for a Successful Business Twitter Account

What does it take for your business account to gain a solid following?

5 Things That Fire Up Trolls and What You Should Do About Them

Trolls, when handled the right way, can actually be turned toward your favor.

5 Traits Of Successful Job Seekers On Twitter

Twitter is an effective venue to land your dream job. Here's how to compose yourself and your tweets to make job hunting a success.

5 Ways To Convert Your Clients On Twitter

Play your characters right and your followers could turn into your clients.

5 Ways To Make The Twitterverse Click “Follow”

What drives a Twitter user to click "follow"?

50 News Accounts to Follow on Twitter

We have here a list of 50 most followed news accounts on Twitter as of October 20, 2012.

50 World Leaders to Follow on Twitter

Here's a list of 50 of the world's most powerful people on Twitter.

7 Habits of Successful #Executives on #Twitter

Executives on Twitter abide by these 7 basic tenets for a successful micro-blogging presence.

8 Ways To Tie Your Twitter Campaign To The 2014 New Year

Because it's the new year, it's time to hit that refresh button. Here's how to tie your campaign with the hype coming with the turn of the year.

9 Third-Party Firms Pass Twitter’s Stress Test

Nine third-party applications seeking to link with the largest micro-blogging community can now breathe easy after receiving the green light to continue.

ABC’s Premiere Week Goes On Tweetapalooza

ABC Television creates a huge Twitter buzz for Premiere Week with Tweetapalooza.

Activity And Interactions Tabs Explained

Twitter has made it convenient for users to see who has interacted them with nifty tabs that let you see activity in one page.

All About Twitter Age Screening

Twitter has partnered with Buddy Media to create age screening solutions for brand markets to connect with the right age groups online.

Americans For Prosperity Launch Hashtag To Bash Obama Campaign

US advocate group purchases #failingagenda hashtag to increase awareness on the incumbent president's "failing agenda."

AmEx Partners With Twitter For Hashtag Shopping

AmEx partners with Twitter to make hashtag shopping possible.

Anime Character Hijacks English town Hashtag #RDG

A small town gets a surprise when thousands of Anime fans hijack its hashtag.

Annyeonghaseyo! Says Twitter

The social media giant is upping its presence in South Korea with more local partnerships, endorsements.

Are You Ready For #BlackFriday?

#BlackFriday jolts US consumers' buying power post-Thanksgiving. Where will YOU be?

Are You Tweeting Too Much?

Twitter is a free world where you can post anything you want at any time, but how much is too much?

As It Turns Out, Twitter Directors Aren’t Really Big On Actual Tweeting

They may be Twitter's biggest names and most important executives, but when it comes to actual tweeting -- they fall short. Does it matter?

Attention, Parents! How To Protect Your Kids On Twitter

Twitter is a fun way for your child to explore and learn new things, but it can also threaten his or her security and privacy. Here's how you can help make micro-blogging a safe and pleasant experience for your child.

Basic Twitter Terms You Must Know

Knowing the basic Twitter jargon will make for a seamless micro-blogging experience.

Boston Cardinal Tackles Death, Faith (And Elections) On Twitter

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has announced that he will be tweeting about "Death With Dignity" each day until the November 6, 2012 US national election.

Boston Commuters Tweet Complaints With #MBTAannoy

Boston train commuters air their grievances on Twitter with #MBTAannoy.

Brace Yourself For Laughs: #ComedyFest is Coming!

Twitter teams with up with ComedyCentral for online laugh fest.

Building Credibility and a Good Reputation on Twitter

For your business to have a successful online presence, you need to invest in building a good reputation and establishing credibility.

Can Twitter Predict Who Wins At The Oscars?

The Twitter Oscars Index was launched to help predict how the 2013 Academy Awards would turn out based on user posts and sentiments.

Celebs Use #iVoteBecause To Invite Latinos To Vote

Latino celebrities engage micro-bloggers to vote wisely in the 2012 US national elections in a Twitter party with #IVoteBecause.

CEOs Unsure About Getting Direct and Personal on Twitter

More CEOs are realizing the value of a direct social media presence to establish credibility and reach out to more clients.

Changed Your Mind? Reactivate Your Twitter Account

Changed your mind? You can revive your deactivated Twitter account. Here's how.

Chicago Study Shows How Irresistible Social Media Is

A study by the University of Chicago found that social media use has leveled with (and sometimes surpassed) vices and sex when it comes to getting your attention.

Choosing a Hashtag That Will Attract Followers

An effective #hashtag is one that engages the most people and gets the most attention online. Here are tips to choosing the right hashtag that will help boost your online presence.

Choosing Who To Follow On Twitter

Identifying with the right users to follow on Twitter will help improve your status online.

Christmas Shopping? You Need Twitter [Infographic]

A recent infographic shows that Christmas shoppers in the US consult #Twitter before they buy anything. Read on to find out how to maximize your online presence this season.

Church of England Goes A-Tweeting With #ChristmasStartsWithChrist

The Church of England prepares to live tweet sermons in time for the holidays with #ChristmasStartsWithChrist.

Control Who Sees You On Twitter

Twitter is such a vast, public space and anyone can know what you're doing. Here's how to shield yourself and protect your privacy.

Convert A Hacking Nightmare Into A Productive Online Solution

When the Burger King Twitter account was hacked, its team was quick to turn the situation around.

Create A Professional Twitter Account For Job Hunting

Finding the right job on Twitter starts with a professional account, among others. Here are the basic elements of a job-hunt ready profile.

Did the Twitter Oscars Index Really Predict the Winners?

The Twitter Index may not be fully accurate, but it gives us an idea of what the micro-blogging public thinks.

DNC Speeches Outpace Republicans On Twitter

Speeches by Democrats appear to have more activity on Twitter than the Republicans in the 2012 conventions.

Do Journalists Want This? Facebook and Storyful Launch Newswire

Facebook has collaborated with Storyful to start FB Newswire, an application that is targeted toward journalists

Do Schools Need Hashtags? What Educators Should Know

As the Internet becomes an indispensable part of learning, social media has turned into a vital tool to enhance education.

Donald #Trump Challenges Obama, Twitter Laughs

When billionaire Donald Trump offers $5 million to charity in exchange for Barack Obama's records, Twitter users have a field day with #trump!

Enhanced Twitter Profile Pages

An enhanced profile page boosts your brand's appeal -- and will get you more followers.

Erdogan Challenges Lifting of Ban on Twitter Accounts

Twitter gave in to a request by the Turkish government to close a number of accounts. Find out why.

Essential Twitter Hashtags For Authors And Writers

Authors and writers on Twitterverse are using hashtags to easily connect with each other online.

Facebook Encourages Stronger Bonds Over Twitter: Study

According to a recently conducted study, ties created on social networking site Facebook are stronger compared to those built on Twitter.

Fallon’s #WorstHolidayTradition Reveals Quirky Christmas Practices

  by  ElizaPeyton  Late Night host Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) invited his Twitter fans to share their family’s worst holiday practices by creating the hashtag #WorstHolidayTradition alongside the airing of his how. While we all practice certain traditions during Christmas season, there are…

False Twitter Accusations Should Face Legal Backlash

Twitter users must understand the potential damage and legal implications a single tweet with unfounded information can cause.

Final Election Day Hours: What Obama and Romney Said On Social Media

  by  royal19  Barack Obama (@BarackObama) and Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) have been actively participating in social media networks since the US presidential campaigns started. Before the polls officially closed on November 6, 2012, both candidates continued to post on Twitter, Reddit and…

Find Out Who Unfollowed You On Twitter

There are several applications that can help you find out who unfollowed you on Twitter. Here are the top three.

Finding Your Company’s Top Evangelists on Twitter

With millions of users posting on Twitter every day, it can be helpful to know the most prolific ones that will help establish your company for the long term.

Florida Mayor Uses Social Media For Town Hall

Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach, Florida holds a 'town hall' meeting on Twitter with #askmuoio.

Following #Sandy On Twitter Could Save Your Life

Following updates on Hurricane Sandy using the #sandy hashtag could very well be the key to better disaster preparedness.

Following and Followers: 10 Questions Answered

One of your primary objectives on Twitter is to gain as many followers as possible to boost your reputation and keep you visible to your target audience. Here are 10 important questions answered.

Gender Gap in the Gaming Industry Spawns #1ReasonWhy

Despite the narrowing gender divide, females still find the games industry leaning favorably towards males which is why the hashtag #1reasonwhy was created.

Guide To Customizing Your Twitter Background

Create custom looks for your Twitter page and establish a more solid online brand.

Guide To Selling On Twitter (Without Being A Hard Sell)

With just 140 characters to a tweet, selling without being a hard sell can be quite a challenge. Here's how to creatively display your offerings online.

Guide To Tweeting With Your Location

You can let your followers know where you are by tweeting with your location. Here's how.

Hacker Claims To Be Responsible For Facebook Outage In Europe

Facebook's European sites experienced down times recently, with an anonymous hacker claiming it was his handiwork.

Haida Gwaii Earthquake Launches #PrayForVancouver

#PrayForVancouver trends after an earthquake hits Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on the North Coast of British Columbia in Canada.

Hashtag Mistakes in 2013 That Should NEVER Happen Again in 2014

2013 was the year of the multiple hashtag fails.

Hashtag Targeting Helps Locate Relevant Consumers

Online users can be located and reached by specific companies depending on the hashtags that they’re using. Here's how hashtag targeting works.

Hashtags For The Financial Industry

Here are the most widely used Twitter hashtags for the financial professionals and for students of finance.

Homeless, But Not Twitter-less

Today's homeless youth may not be too far from the regular sheltered teens when it comes to a social media presence.

HootSuite Expands With Seesmic Buy

Seesmic, the medium popularly used for various social media desktop, mobile and Internet applications, has been acquired by HootSuite

How Do I Get Followers On Twitter?

A large Twitter following completes the micro-blogging experience. For your posts to make a difference, they need to reach a lot of people.

How Do I Get Retweeted?

The rate of somebody retweeting your tweet will depend on how you project yourself to your followers and the kind of content you share.

How Do I Share Links On My Tweets?

You can maximize your information sharing capabilities on Twitter by posting links with your tweets. Each post can only accommodate up to 140 characters, so it’s important that you know how to use URL shorteners and make more space for your…

How Does “Discover” Enhance Your Social Media Experience?

If you're unsure what to do next on your Twitter account, browsing through "Discover" could be an eye-opener.

How Engaged Are Katy Perry’s Fans On Twitter?

Katy Perry's PR team turns to Twitter and lets fans decide what the popstar should release next.

How the Church Spreads Its Message Via Social Media

Faith is such a strong force to bring people together -- and for the church, one surefire way to get people involved in a cause is to reach out through social media.

How To Add A Tweet Button To Your Website

Having a tweet button on your website will help maximize your online presence and boost your audience significantly.

How To Boost Your Twitter Chat Experience

There are certain rules to abide by in order to get the most out of joining a tweet chat.

How to Build a Trending Hashtag: 3 Questions To Ask Before Starting

Here are three important questions to ask before you go on your way to crafting that perfect trending hashtag.

How To Create Twitter Lists

Twitter Lists are a convenient way for users to group interests or other users in one thread for better continuity of posts and updates.

How To Drive The Right Audience To Your Twitter Account

Are you attracting the right Twitter crowd?

How To Get Away With Social Media At Work

There are ways to justify accessing social media at work should you get caught. Of course, these tactics are not boss-proof, so use them moderately -- or only in dire situations.

How To Get Your Hashtag Trending On Twitter

It's easy to make a #hashtag on Twitter, but it takes extra analysis to create a hashtag that will become a trending topic. Here are some tips to help get yours on the front page.

How to Have Successful Twitter Parties

What are the elements of a successful Twitter party?

How to Include Pictures In Your Tweets

You can make your tweeting experience richer by posting photos with your tweets. Here's how.

How to Live Tweet an Event

You can initiate a live tweet of any event and become the go-to source for anything about a specific occasion. Here's how to start one and stay relevant.

How To Make A Twitter Bio That Rocks

How your Twitter bio looks is just as important as your posts and update schedules. Here's how to make a very good first impression.

How To Make New Friends on Twitter

Twitter is a social media site above all. Thus, it is a great way to find like-minded people from all parts of the world and make new friends.

How to Maximize Your Twitter Event Hashtag

Once you've chosen the hashtag your event will work with, the next step is to maximize its marketing capabilities.

How To NOT Creep People Out On Twitter

On Twitter, you can get in touch with even the most famous celebrities -- but it's a different story if you get too close.

How To Prevent Disasters On Your Hashtags

Hashtag campaigns are effective in boosting business volume -- if done right. Here's how to make sure nothing goes wrong.

How To Protect Your Photos On Twitter

Twitter users need to be extra vigilant when it comes to protecting their private information and photos online. Here's how to make sure your photos don't get to the wrong eyes.

How To Protect Your Twitter Reputation

On a free world like Twitter, it's very easy to be succeed and be the laughingstock on the same day. Here are tips on building and keeping a positive reputation.

How To Screen Follower Requests On Twitter

You can choose who follows you and who you'd rather not read your tweets. Here's how to screen requests.

How To Start A Twitter Hashtag

You can set a worldwide trend by starting your own hashtag.

How To Turn Your Twitter Followers Into Loyal Clients

Your most active followers can become your staunchest advocates. Here's how to do it.

How To Use Social Media As A Teaching Tool

In the age of the Internet, educators are seeking novel ways to reach out to students in a way that will help make learning more interesting.

How To Use TweetDeck by Twitter

If you have multiple social media accounts, TweetDeck is a great way to manage them all under one roof. Here's the application's best features.

How to Use Twitter and Hashtags for Video Marketing

How to maximize your video's impact through Twitter and hashtag tools.

How to Write a Great Twitter Bio That Gets Followers

How you write your bio can help boost your follower count from 0 to 100.

How Twitter Chats Can Help Boost Business

Twitter chats are some of the most casual platforms where real business can arise. Here's how to maximize your involvement.

How Twitter Contests Help Maximize Business Growth

Conducting contests on Twitter is a great way to get your target market engaged and your product exposed to a wider audience. Here's how to maximize its business growing potential.

How Twitter Is Keeping Up With iOS7

Change is inevitable, especially with software. Here's how Twitter is coping with Apple's upgrades.

If #Music Goes Away, Will You Miss It? What Is It Anyway?

After receiving lackluster engagement, Twitter decides to let go of #music.

Instagram Battles Twitter Head-on; Axes Feature

By scrapping its photo sharing feature on Twitter, does this mean that Instagram is finally ready to battle the largest micro-blogging network head on?

Instagram Trumps Twitter On Usage

Instagram now has Twitter trailing behind when it comes user engagement.

Introducing Cashtags: Twitter Takes Micro-Blogging To Stock Level

Micro-bloggers can now track stock movements through their Twitter accounts.

Introducing, Embedded Twitter Timelines

With the embedded Twitter timeline, users will also easily use the tool in the same manner regardless of the website they’re currently on.

Is Micro Video-Sharing Next For Twitter?

Twitter is set to enter the micro video-sharing sphere with the acquisition of Vine, the video-sharing start-up that's just about to launch.

Is Social Media Good for Education?

In the digital age, how useful is social media to learning?

Japan Tests Twitter As An Emergency Notification Service

Japan is utilizing social media tools like Twitter to disseminate timely information during catastrophies and natural disasters.

Jews Confess Their Sins on #Twitter For #YomKippur

For 2012, Harvard University encouraged Jews to post their confessions on Twitter for Yom Kippur.

Jimmy Fallon, Ford Crowdsources Super Bowl Ad Script On Twitter

Fallon will be crowd-sourcing on Twitter so online participants have a chance to help create the script of the new Lincoln MKC advertisement.

Kid Actors Face Network Ire Over Social Media Comments

Networks are cracking down on child actors who post too much information on their social media accounts.

KitchenAid Gets Heat From Employee’s Twitter Mistake

KitchenAid apologizes to Obama and the public for an employee's post on Twitter.

Leaked Video Starts #RomneyEncore Trend By Angry Netizens

#RomneyEncore trends as 47% (or more) of Americans expressed disdain over Mitt Romney's statements in a leaked video.

Lindsay Lohan Slams Dr Phil On Twitter

Lindsay Lohan calls Dr Phil a 'fraud' for taking advantage of mom Dina Lohan at a recent interview on the psychiatrist's show.

Linking To Individual Tweets

You can share direct links to individual tweets just like you would any URL. Here's how.

Lissted Classifies Tweeting Journalists According To Topic

Lissted allows users to create lists of journalists tweeting on specific topics.

List of URL Shorteners

URL shorteners help you maximize your social media posting power by leaving you more room for personal notes.

Michelle Obama Opens Second and Official Account

US First Lady Michelle Obama creates a second Twitter account.

Microsoft Boots Out Twitter, Facebook For Xbox 360

Microsoft retires the Facebook and Twitter from Xbox 360, brings in Internet Explorer

Microsoft Fail! #DroidRage Proves Mudslinging Doesn’t Pay

Microsoft's #DroidRage hashtag backfires as Twitter users post why they don't want the software.

Most Popular Hashtags For The Healthcare Industry

Healthcare professionals are tapping social media to increase knowledge and awareness on various health issues to people all over the world.

Netizens Reminisce As #IllNeverForget Trends

Twitter turns into memory lane as users backtrack with #IllNeverForget.

New App Lets You Hear Twitter Activity

On September 6, 2012, The Social Radio introduced its new web application that allows users to listen to their preferred music via their Twitter timelines.

New Service Offers Video Calls Via Twitter, Chrome

Now you can make video calls through your Twitter or Chrome account.

New Twitter For iPad Goes For Images, Personality

Twitter has unveiled a redesigned app for iPad -- now with more images on profile.

Newsweek Ends 80 Years And Goes Digital With #LASTPRINTISSUE

The last Newsweek magazine will be printed one final time on December 31, 2012. The hashtag #LASTPRINTISSUE will be leading its farewell online.

NGO Highlights #FirstWorldProblems For Drinkable Water Campaign

WaterIsLife uses reverse trending with #firstworldproblems to generate support for clean, potable water worldwide.

No #IPO for #Twitter, Says Costolo

#Twitter CEO Dick Costolo (@dickc) is firm: An IPO will never happen.

Notorious iOS Hacker Joins Twitter

Famous iOS hacker Charlie Miller joins Twitter's security team.

Now, You Can Download Your Tweets! Here’s How

A new feature that will allow online users to download the full history of their tweets is now available.

NY Fashion Week’s Most Social Designers

The infographic by Burson-Marsteller shows which elite designers got the most buzz during the New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week.

NY Journalist Mistakenly Linked to Houston Rapist On Twitter

An attempt by Houston's KHOU TV to embed a Twitter feed beside a report on a rapist leads to a mistaken identity issue for a NY journalist.

Obama Urges Fiscal Involvement With #My2K

US President Obama urges Twitter users to take part in the Congress' deliberation on the fiscal cliff through #My2K.

Obama, Romney Tackle Sensitive Issues In #Debates

#Debates trends on Twitter on Part 1 of 3 of the US Presidential Debate.

Occasional Twitter User Creates Hysteria With #NBCFail Hashtag

When Steven Marx used #NBCFail to describe the coverage of the 2012 Olympics, he didn't realize it would create mass hysteria among micro-bloggers worldwide.

On Micro-Blogging Limits: How Personal Should You Get On Twitter?

Some celebrities, particularly the rich and beautiful, have a knack of getting too bored that they completely make a fool out of themselves online.

Outage Brings iMessage Users To Twitter To Send Info

Hordes of Apple's iMessage users turned to Twitter to chat and spread info when the service conked out momentarily.

Overzealous? Use Hashtags Without Being Annoying

Hashtags are very valuable in encouraging more people to support your brand, but it also becomes too easy to be excited and, eventually, annoying.

Photo War Between Twitter, Instagram Begins

As Facebook-owned Instagram gains momentum, Twitter aims to introduce a new photo-filtering service which will hopefully put an end to the popularity of the photo-sharing platform.

Pinterest Teams Up With Twitter Amidst Instagram Controversy

Amid all the brouhaha on Instagram's departure, Twitter forges a deal with Pinterest for added photo-sharing features.

Populate Your Twitter ‘Following’ List With Relevant Users

How do you make sure that the people you're 'Following' are the ones you really want to hear from?

Posterous Moves Into Twitter On April 30

Posterous officially migrates into Twitter on April 30, 2013.

Promoted Tweets Help Businesses Sell More, Says Study

A Twitter-commissioned study shows that promoted tweets are, indeed, effective in boosting sales.

Protect Your Privacy: What To Never Share On Twitter

It's easy to aimlessly post details of your life on Twitter, but there are some things that should be for your eyes only.

Protect Yourself from Hackers and Spammers!

Spammers and hackers will not only ruin your Twitter experience but also possibly destroy your computer. Here's how to avoid them online.

Regular Twitter Use May Help You Lose Excess Pounds

A recent study on Twitter behavior shows that constant micro-blogging activity may actually help you succeed in your weight loss goals.

Reporting Impersonation Accounts and Media Violations

What may seem like a publicity boost for celebrities can also affect regular folk if the account is managed by the wrong hands.

Reporting Spam and Privacy Breaches On Twitter

Unauthorized sharing of your personal information is something reportable on Twitter. Here's how to lock down on unscrupulous individuals and spammers on the micro-blogging community.

Romney Camp Says You #CantAfford4More

Romney's #CantAfford4More promo earns mixed reactions on part one of the presidential #debates.

Romney Vs PBS and Big Bird Spreads Online

Mitt Romney attacks PBS' budget using Big Bird.

Saving A Hashtag Search On Twitter

Hashtags are a great way to gather information on a specific subject as it allows you to view all conversations made about it under one thread. It is different from Lists in a way that it classifies discussions according to the topic…

Say Goodbye To GIFs On Your Twitter Profiles

Twitter has removed the capability to upload animated GIF avatars as users' profile photos.

Share Tweets to Non-Twitter Users via Email

Twitter has introduced a new feature that will allow users to share posts via email.

Simple Human Error in Australia Causes Twitter Link Problems Worldwide

Twitter link shortening service shuts down for 40 minutes worldwide due to a "simple human error" in Melbourne.

Smart Twitter Use: Don’t Let It Run Your Life!

Twitter is an effective way to connect with other people from other parts of the world -- but don't let it make up your entire waking life. Here are tips to smarter Twitter use.

SMS Glitch Exposes Twitter User Accounts To Potential Attacks

There is an existing flaw in the manner that the social micro-blogging site manages SMS manages which poses the risk of hackers getting their hands on your personal information.

Social Media A Must For Emergencies, Says Canadian Survey

A survey of 1,000 Canadians reveals the social media may be a huge help in emergency situations.

Social Media and the NFL Wild Card Playoffs

The #NFL wild card playoffs between the Seattle #Seahawks and the Washington #Redskins proved that hashtags are things to watch for the best real-time sporting updates.

Social Media Boosts Customer Service Offerings For Firms

With companies and brands trying to expand their client networks via social media, the methods of responding to customer queries and complaints have also gone beyond pen and paper.

Social Media Empowers Social Giving In 2012

2012 was a year of empowered philanthropic activities made more successful by active social media promotion.

Social Media for Business: Where Should You Sign Up?

Businesses now need a social media account if they want to expand; but where to start?

Social Media Manners for Professionals

Social media manners for professionals are important to maintain a good reputation and solid relationships for the long term.

Social Media Sites Compare Grammy Favorites

If social media support were to be any indication of an artist's win in the Grammy's, here's the "supposed" roster of awardees.

Social Media Survey Highlights Facebook’s Shortcomings

The 2012 social media survey by ACSI reveals that Facebook may not be so 'liked' after all.

Social Purchasing Via Hashtag: Why It Can Work

What is social purchasing and why do Twitter and AmEx believe it will work?

Song Leaks On Twitter Delay Will.i.am’s Album Launch

Will.i.am announces delay in the launch of his willpower album due to song leaks on Twitter.

Soundtracking App Creates A New Musical Experience For Twitter Fans

The micro-blogging giant is set to launch a new app that allows Twitter users to expand tweets by attaching Soundtracking media.

Space Needle Uses #TopThis Design Contest To Celebrate Golden Year

The 'Top Off Our 50th' campaign, which uses the #topthis hashtag, is in celebration of the Needle's 50th year since the World's Fair closed down in 1962.

Starting A Twitter Hashtag For Business

Twitter's vast network creates a viable way for businesses to expand their networks and reach out to more clients. Here's how to start a twitter hashtag to promote your business.

Study: Recruiters Aren’t Really Into Social Media

A recent study shows that while social media sites like Twitter are a great way to feature your professional profile, recruiters aren't really looking this way as often as we might think.

Tailored Suggestions: Taking Social Media Management To The Next Level

Tailored Suggestions places everything that matters to you on your timeline, thereby enhancing your Twitter experience.

The 12-Month Path to Social Media Success

This 12-month plan serves as your guide to creating a sound and solid social media plan for your self or your business.

The Associated Press Dips Into Online Advertising

International news wire takes its first foray into Twitter advertising with a Samsung sponsored tweet.

The Child Named Hashtag

Would you name your child 'hashtag'?

Someone did.

The Great #susanalbumparty Hashtag Blunder

Singer Susan Boyle recently launched her new album, "Standing Ovation," alongside a Twitter hashtag campaign #susanalbumparty -- which was grossly misinterpreted by netizens.

The Highs and Lows of Live-Tweeting

Live tweeting important events can get you noticed, no doubt, but how careful should you be with your 140 characters?

The History of Hashtags

When Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first Tweet on March 21, 2006 by posting 'just setting up my twttr' Dorsey and his colleagues were simply looking for a way to send text messages on their cell phones.

The List Grows: Twitter APIs Kill Another App

Twitter's new API guidelines claims another life. News.me shuts down.

The Retweet Simplified

Want to know all about retweets (RTs)? Here's a no-nonsense guide.

Tight Marketing Budget? Promote Your Business For Free On Twitter

You don't need a marketing budget to promote your business on Twitter. You can add dozens of new customers in just a matter of days without having to spend so much on advertising, of course, through the right approaches.

Tired Of Electioneering Tweets? This New Extension Will Scrap Them

Making your Twitter feed politics-free is now possible with Chrome's newest extension.

Tools To Create A Successful Tweet Chat

There are different chat tools for the website that will keep you updated with the latest tweets that actually interest you.

Top 12 Twitter Tips for Career Growth

We give you the 12 must-do's when it comes to making a solid professional impression on Twitter.

Top Green Twitter Hashtags Every Environmentalist Should Know

Green Twitter hashtags spark conversations on some of the most pressing environmental issues around the world today.

Top Twitter Hashtags For The Educational Sector

Twitter has served as a primary source of immediate news for many industries and has certainly served as a viable information disseminator for the field of education. Here are the top education-related hashtags.

Top Twitter Hashtags For The Jobseeker

Twitter has become a valid venue to look for a job and make important hires. Here are the most popular job-related hashtags.

Tracking Disease Trends By Location Now Possible

The new MappyHealth website enables users to see what diseases are likely high in their area through the analysis of Twitter trends and activity.

Turkey Advice? Consult #Turkey911!

Families with Thanksgiving Day dinner dilemmas can look to Wegmans on Twitter via #Turkey911 for advice on all things turkey for the holiday.

Turkish Couple Goes For Twitter Nuptials

Turkish couple breaks marriage ceremony rules by tweeting their "I do's".

TweetDeck UK Faces Closure Threat For Late Reports

UK business watchdog Companies House has threatened to shut down TweetDeck UK for failing to comply with filing requirements.

TweetDeck Unveils New And Improved Features

Social media users now have greater flexibility in terms of navigation and design with the new TweetDeck.

Tweeter’s Block: Plan Your Tweets So Everyone Still Reads

Maintaining an active and interesting Twitter account can be tedious and daunting. Here's how to lighten the load while staying on top.

Tweets As Donations? #Tweet4Good By Red Cross Encourages Philanthropy

Each time a Twitter user includes the hashtag #Tweet4Good in their post, Twitter will donate $1 in Twitter promoted products up to a maximum of $20,000 to aid the Red Cross in crisis relief activities.

Twindex Launch Inspires Twitter Users To Speak Up On Obama, Romney

Twitter launched the Twitter Political Index, Twindex for short, to create a measure of the micro-blogging community's sentiments on the 2012 US presidential election, specifially on presidential seat aspirants Pres. Barack Obama and Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney.

Twitter 101: Finding And Following People

Building your first 'following' list on Twitter usually starts with people you actually know. Here's how to find friends, family and specific people in the micro-blogging community.

Twitter 101: How To Handle Customer Complaints

As more customers turn to Twitter to engage with brands, having a solid client service strategy online becomes necessary. Here's how to maximize your business' micro-blogging presence to make sure customers stay happy.

Twitter 101: Keeping Your Account Secure With HTTPS

HTTPS increases your browsing security while on Twitter. Here's how to apply it to your account.

Twitter 101: Tweeting With Your Location

You can let your followers know where you are as you tweet. Here's how.

Twitter 101: Understanding Trends and Promoted Tweets

Promoted Trends and Promoted Tweets allow marketers to build a more solid brand strategy that reaches the most number of target audiences.

Twitter 101: What Is a ‘Favorite’?

Clicking the 'favorite' icon on Twitter means you're not just agreeing with a tweet, but also archiving it for future reference.

Twitter 101: Why You’re Not Getting Follow-Backs

So you're not getting enough followers on your Twitter account? There may be some things you're doing wrong.

Twitter Acquires Crash Reporting Tool For Mobile Apps

Twitter bulks up its stable with the acquisition of crash reporting tool Crashlytics.

Twitter Acquires TV Analytics Firm

Twitter increases its focus on social TV strategies with its latest acquisition.

Twitter Acquires Ubalo In Latest String Of Buyouts

The micro-blogging giant acquires back-office processing firm.

Twitter Adds Photo Tagging and Collage Features

New Twitter feature allows you to tag up to 10 people and make a collage for up to four photos.

Twitter Ads 101: How To Get Started

There are available and free tools on Twitter to help you boost your marketing campaign.

Twitter Alert: Be Careful With Links From Friends

Twitter users are asked to be wary of messages (even those from friends) that may contain links leading to viruses.

Twitter Alters Profile Experience In 12-12-12

Twitter improves visual interface by updating the profile pages of all its users on December 12, 2012.

Twitter Amplify: Boon or a Bane?

And now, Twitter introduces a way for advertisers to find out how people are reacting to TV shows.

Twitter and Your Holiday Shopping Habits: Study

Beyond 140 character tweets, the micro-blogging platform is also a choice shopping destination, says study.

Twitter Announces Ad Retargeting Product: What Does It Do?

As Twitter evolves, so does the way it connects with the community.

Twitter Announces Change Of Guards

Twitter has a new COO and CFO.

Twitter Apologizes For False Hacking Scare

A glitch in the Twitter tech room prompts panic during a major political event in China -- but the firm was quick to douse rumors of a hacking attempt.

Twitter Axes @Anywhere and Hovercard

Twitter is sunsetting @Anywhere and Hovercard as it makes way for new and improved features.

Twitter Begins Country-Specific Blocking

Twitter has begun testing its country-specific blocking ability with a supposed illegal entity in Germany.

Twitter Breaks 500 Million User Mark

Twitter has surpassed the 500 million mark for registered users in June 2012.

Twitter Brings Back The Fresh Prince

90s hit TV show "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" resurfaces as a Twitter account that discusses events that would have been in the year 2012.

Twitter Brings First Female To Board

Twitter finally douses gender sensitivity issue by adding a very qualified female to its board.

Twitter Celebrates Festival Of Lights With #Diwali

Indians all over the world come together on Twitter to celebrate Diwali.

Twitter Co-founder Gets Demoted Again

Jack Dorsey gets a lighter role as colleagues call him "difficult to work with."

Twitter Contest Guidelines 101

You can hold a #contest on Twitter, but there are rules you need to follow.

Twitter Etiquette 101

Twitter may be public domain, but to thrive and survive, you need to follow a few basic best practices guidelines.

Twitter Etiquette 101: The Yes and Nos of Posting Online

140 characters is a very powerful space; use it wisely and productively.

Twitter Evolves Into A Content Platform With ‘Discover’

Twitter has upgraded its content sharing capability with the 'Discover' feature.

Twitter Expands to Brazil to Cater to 40 Million Users

Twitter finally opens a representative office in one of the world's largest economies.

Twitter Expands Trends With 100 New Cities

Twitter has widened its localized trends feature with new cities and more to come.

Twitter Fans See the Soft Side of Artists in #MakeARapperSoft

How would the toughest rappers look with some minor adjustments? Twitter goes on a frenzy with #MakeARapperSoft

Twitter Finds Humor In Congressional Gridlock With #StarWarsFiscalCliff

Twitter users find a better way to help other understand the US fiscal cliff by using #StarWarsFiscalCliff.

Twitter For Beginners: Basic Guidelines Before You Start

Twitter is a seamless experience once you master the basics. Here are the top 10 must-know Twitter tips.

Twitter for Employers and Job Seekers

If you play your tweets right, you can get the best people through Twitter.

Twitter For Mac Not Happening

Twitter for Mac is not happening -- at least not soon.

Twitter Gears Up To Earn $1 Billion From Planned IPO

The world's largest microblogging platform is going public -- are you buying?

Twitter Gets Set to Leave its Classic Vertical Look for a More Facebook-ey Front Page

Should Twitter go for this planned redesign?

Twitter Gives Developers 6 Months To Comply With New Rules

Twitter has given third-party app developers 6 months to comply with its new guidelines or face total disability to ride on the platform's growth.

Twitter Gives Small Businesses $1M In Ads For FREE

Twitter is giving away $1 million worth of free ad opportunities to the first 10,000 eligible small business owners.

Twitter Goes One-A-Day With Feature Experiments

Every day, the social media giant introduces some new -- discreetly.

Twitter Heartbreat Maps Good And Bad Vibes

You can read what netizens are saying on Twitter, but do you know what they're feeling?

Twitter Helps TIME Decide 2013 Person Of The Year

TIME magazine turns to the Twitterverse to generate opinions for 2013 Person of the Year award.

Twitter Hijacks #SignsYoSonIsGay To Trend Positively

Take that, homophobes! Twitter turns #SignsYoSonIsGay into a positive take on the accomplishments of the gay community.

Twitter Holds ‘Secret Meeting’ in Australia

A number of senior executives from Twitter recently flew to Australia to talk to a number of media groups, social media experts and big sporting organizations to discuss its plans of launching an office in the country.

Twitter Introduces Keyword Targeting Feature

Marketers can now access a wider market by targeting specific keywords and phrases.

Twitter Launches the Lead Generation Card

A new Twitter feature helps simplify advertising and branding online.

Twitter Management 101: Blocking And Reporting Users As Spam

Thank goodness Twitter has given us the power to choose who to follow, who to unfollow, and if need be, who to block.

Twitter Marketing 101: How To Get Ahead Of Your Competitors

How to be above the rest on social media.

Twitter Prepares To Launch French Office

Shortly after announcing that it will be setting up an office in Australia, Twitter shared that it will also be opening new offices in Paris, France.

Twitter Reality TV Set To Go Live Soon

Twitter goes beyond 140 characters and into live reality TV.

Twitter Rumors & Updates: Are We Bidding Goodbye To Hashtags?

Not in the near future, says execs.

Twitter Scores Major Advertising Deal

Just when you thought Twitter couldn't get any bigger, in comes this massive deal with Starcom.

Twitter Seals Komli Deal For Southeast Asia

Twitter has partnered with one of Asia's largest digital agencies to boost advertising in 5 Southeast Asian countries.

Twitter Sets Advertising Sights On Middle East, North Africa

Twitter goes global with new advertising targets.

Twitter Spring Cleaning: Take Out What You Don’t Need

Twitter is a great place to learn a lot of things in real time, but most of these are information you DON'T need. Here's how to clean up.

Twitter Stories Enrich Your Data Consumption Experience

To see all updates on breaking headlines and trends for your location, the Stories tab has made it convenient for you to access them all in one page.

Twitter Strengthens Latin American Reach With Brazil Office

Twitter is gearing up for a strong Latin American presence by setting up a sales office in Brazil.

Twitter Succumbs to NY Judge’s Demand

Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris' information to the feds.

Twitter To Provide Downloadable Archive Before End of 2012

Before 2012 ends, Twitter users will be able to access and download all their personal tweets and archives and keep them offline.

Twitter Town Halls Explained: How To Start One

Twitter town halls are an effective way for policy makers and local leaders to directly engage with concerned citizens and answer queries point-blank. Here's how to start one.

Twitter Trolls Begone! Reporting Violations And Abuse

Twitter may encourage free speech, but it's certainly no place for abusive behavior. Here's how to report violations.

Twitter Trolls Will Get Off Easy — If Drunk

New guidelines by UK authorities show that online trolls may be absolved of wrongdoing if proven to have been drunk at the time of posting.

Twitter Turns 8! Here are Some of Famous People’s #FirstTweets

#FirstTweet shows us what famous people tweeted back when they were still novices.

Twitter Update Places A Value On Your Tweets

New Twitter update classifies and measures tweet value.

Twitter User #JarvisBritton Threatens #Obama, Faces Indictment

Jarvis Britton's Twitter comments against Obama may be "harmless" but they were grave enough to land him audience with a federal grand jury.

Twitter Users Can Now Shop for Amazon Products via #AmazonCart

As if shopping via the Amazon online shopping platform wasn't convenient enough, the company collaborates with Twitter to make #AmazonCart the shopping destination on social media.

Twitter Users Threaten Mitt #RomneyDeathRally

Have the criticism on 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney gone too far? Democrat supporters launch #RomneyDeathRally on Twitter.

Twitter vs. Instagram: The Showdown

The war between Twitter and Instagram continues to heat up -- and users get all the benefits.

Twitter Went For Instagram, But Didn’t Formalize: Reports Say

Reports say Twitter had offered to acquire Instagram, but didn't put it on paper.

Twitter’s 2012 Mobile Ad Revenue Trumps Facebook

Research firm eMarketer says Facebook might be able to outdo Twitter's mobile ad revenue in 2013, but for 2012, it's still Twitter's ballgame.

Twitter’s Trademark Policy Simplified

Read about Twitter's rules trademarks and how far your accounts can go with borrowing logos, statements and symbols.

Twitter, Instagram Photos Made Easy With New Swirl From Betaworks

Betaworks launches a new App that will make sharing and viewing photos on Twitter and Instagram much easier.

Twitter, Nielsen Team Up To Measure TV Ratings

Twitter and Nielsen recently announced an agreement that will create a new TV ratings measurement based on social media activity.

Twitter, Tech Firms Receive Tax Cuts For Charitable Contributions

Twitter, along with six other tech companies based in San Francisco, will be provided with local tax breaks from the city for providing charitable contributions.

UK Govt’s Proposed Snooper Charter A Minefield For Lawsuits

How would you like it if your government had access to your social media activity?

Understanding Twitter Impressions: Why Are They Important?

Why impressions matter in hashtag analysis as much as the number of tweets.

Unemployed? How to Tweet and Land a Job

You are what you tweet. Here's how to make sure your tweets get you into the career you want.

Unofficial Holiday #GivingTuesday Inspires Philanthropy

To usher in the start of the Christmas season, netizens have gone on to boost the spirit of philanthropy with #GivingTuesday.

US 2012 Election Conventions And Tweeting: Do They Mesh Well?

The 2012 US national elections is taking its bid to a wider and more passionate audience -- Twitter!

US Schools Address International Student Recruitment Through Social Media

International recruitment is a matter seriously considered by US institutions and public agencies.

US Survey Shows People Fear Missing Out On Social Networks

A new kind of fear has risen -- that is, the fear of not being able to log on to one's online social media accounts.

Useful Hashtags For The Business Minded

Twitter is a great way to expand and promote your business.

Using Multiple Twitter Accounts

You can keep more than one Twitter account for various purposes and keep them all in one roof.

Using TweetDeck For Twitter? You Can Stop Now

Social media site Twitter will be removing TweetDeck apps for iPhone, Android and Facebook beginning May 2013.

Using Twitter for Local Marketing Strategies

Local marketing efforts are generally similar everywhere, but there will always be something that will set a group of strategies apart because certain groups prefer certain things done a certain way.

Using Twitter With Facebook

You can cross your posts from Twitter to Facebook in one go.

Vizify Partners With Twitter Again For #FollowMe

Twitter partners with Vizify for the second time around for this new nifty tool.

What Are Hashtag Pages?

Hashtag pages are made and designed to improve the way trends and brands are promoted on social media networks. Here's why your business/event needs it.

What Are Promoted Tweets?

You can build a stronger online presence for your brand with Promoted Tweets on Twitter.

What Are Protected Tweets?

Protected tweets allow you to control who views your posts.

What Are The Most Relevant Election Day Hashtags?

The #election comes with a roster of hashtags that will each update the Twitterverse in real time. Here's our list of the most tracked hashtags on election day, November 6, 2012.

What Characters Can A Hashtag Include?

Not all characters are acceptable for use with hashtags. Here's what works and what doesn't.

What Do Twitter Trends Mean?

A trend on Twitter refers to a hashtag-driven topic that is immediately popular at a particular time. Trends are often created to promote a cause, an event or simply to build a massive online discussion about a subject.

What Does Favoriting A Tweet Mean?

Marking favorites allows you to bring all tweets you actually like in one place.

What Is A Direct Message?

A direct message, a DM for short, is a post sent privately to another Twitter user while signed on to the platform.

What Is A Retweet?

Retweets are a quick and easy way to forward information to your followers without having to type a message from scratch.

What Is A Tweetup And How Do I Start One?

A tweetup allows you to put a face to the name and expand your network further.

What Is A Twitter Party? Tweet Chat 101

A tweet chat, sometimes called a Twitter party, refers to the collective use of a specific hashtag within a specified time, mostly with the goal to promote an event or move a cause forward.

What is a URL Shortener and What Does It Do?

URL shorteners are great tools to make more space for personalization on your tweets.

What is the Difference Between @Replies and @Mentions?

Replies and Mentions are the best and most visible way to reach out to your followers on Twitter. Maximizing their use ensures a large following and a highly-respected Twitter presence.

What It Means When a Hashtag is Trending

So a hashtag is trending worldwide; what does it mean? We discuss why a hashtag trends and what it means for you or your business.

What NEVER to Do with Hashtags

Hashtags are powerful and effective -- if you know how to use them. Here are the top things you should NEVER do if you want to be taken seriously online.

What To Do If Your Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

Has your Twitter account been a victim of hacking? Here's what you can do.

What Will Get You Unfollowed?

While Twitter is a free universe, certain types of posts are sure to get your follower count down.

What’s The Point Of All These Hashtags?

Why are hashtags all over Twitter and why they are so important? Here's the lowdown on the hashed keywords you love and hate at the same time.

When Email Fails, #NYSE Leans On @Twitter

The New York Stock Exchange turns to social media for timely trading updates.

When You Make Incorrect Reports, Hashtags Like #TweetLikeABC Happen

Be careful what you tweet, especially if you're in the public eye.

Which Celebs Announced Their Engagements On Twitter In 2012?

2012 was a year of love for most celebrities. Here's our compilation of the most talked-about engagement announcements this year.

Which Social Media Networks Use Hashtags?

Hashtags have been a popular and effective way to bring ideas together from people all over the world -- and a solid technique for marketers to reach their target consumers.

Who Wants To Watch The #NASA Landsat Launch?

#NASA is choosing 80 of its social media followers to personally witness the #Landsat launch in February 2013. Here's how.

Why Are Your Tweet Chats Getting The Cold Shoulder?

Here are 5 reasons why your tweet chat isn't getting enough participants.

Why Are Your Tweets Being Ignored?

You keep tweeting, but nobody's following. Here are the reasons why.

Why Bother With Related Hashtags?

Discover your hashtag's potential to expand by finding out who its most popular cousins are.

Why Do Hashtags Fail?

Not all hashtags make it to the trending list. Here's are the reasons why some hashtags don't make the roster and why some fail entirely.

Why Don’t You Have New Twitter Followers?

If you have very few followers but follow a whole lot of people, then you might want to check the way you handle your Twitter account.

Why Hashtag Piggybacking Is A Big No-No

Piggybacking on a hashtag is a marketing ploy that is looked down upon by many. Here's why.

Why Should You Join A Tweet Chat?

Engagement, or interacting and exchanging messages with other Twitter users, is the core of micro-blogging. By getting into conversations with others, you bring a deeper purpose into your online account.

Why The New Indian Prime Minister Won’t Get Singh’s 1.24 Million Twitter Following

When Dr. Manmohan turned over his administration to the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the official Twitter handle with over 1.24 million followers was not included in the deal.

Why Use Hashtags? Guide To The Micro-Blogging Universe

A hashtag is a keyword phrase used in Twitter conversations with the primary purpose of bringing conversations on the same topic in a single thread.

Why You’re On Twitter and Why Hashtags Matter

Here are some reasons why it matters that you're on Twitter and how you can maximize your presence online.

Words Battle It Out On ‘Twitter Tussle’

Twitter Tussle is a nifty new app that pits words against each other in a popularity battle.

Your Tweet Matters: Study Shows More People “See” Tweets Than “Post” Them

Nielsen has conducted research which showed that more people read tweets about television compared to those who actually create tweets by a margin of 50-1.

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