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5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st August 2014

5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

http://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/08/18/5-twitter-hashtag-rules-you-must-follow-to-avoid-annoying-your-followers/
5 Twitter Hashtag Rules You Must Follow to Avoid Annoying Your Followers

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Socia Media: Marketing and Experts

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th August 2014

Two recent articles can help you understand better and select apps to boost your institutional social media activities:

How Do You Identify a Social Media Expert?

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/how-do-you-identify-social-media-expert

7 Must-Have Networking Apps to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/networking-apps/

 

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26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th August 2014

26 Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Updates

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-ideas-social-media-updates/

#1: Attention-Grabbing Quotes

#2: Book Recommendations

#3: Celebrate Company Milestones

#4: Dates That Are Fun Celebrations

#5: Evergreen Content

#6: Feature Hashtagged Events

#7: Giveaways and Contests

#8: Help Out by Answering Questions

#9: Interview Staff Members

#10: Jokes and Lighthearted Posts

#11: Kids’ Photos

#12: Link to Useful Content

#13: Mention Others in Your Industry

#14: Negative Posts (Generally Avoid!)

#15: Outtakes and Mistakes

#17: Questions for Your Audience

#18: Reply to Messages

#19: Share Other People’s Updates

#20: Thank Someone Who Helped Out

#21: Ultimate Lists of Resources

#22: Visual Content

#23: Weekly Themed Posts

#24: X vs. Y

#25: “You” (Your Audience)

#26: Zen-Like Calm When Responding

Creative Ways to Publish Social Media Update

 

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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts – infographic

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th August 2014

Creating Perfect Social Media Posts – infographic

Creating Perfect Social Media Posts

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This Week in Social Media: Vine Introduces New Camera. Twitter add features,

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th August 2014

This Week in Social Media:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/new-vine-camera-week-social-media/

Vine becomes more complex/potent and gets in closer competition with YouTube, Twitter gets in a closer closer competition with Facebook, YouTube becomes more complex, Facebook is further pushing adds in our lives, LinkedIn gets closer with SlideShare

Vine Introduces New Camera: “The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos, as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines.”

Twitter Updates Timeline Feed: “Additionally, when we identify a tweet, an account to follow or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see tweets from accounts you don’t follow.”

YouTube Updates App: “This YouTube app on TV will make it easier to find what you want through the Guide, and it brings you all the playlists, shelves and branding from channels.”

Facebook Updates Ad Policy: The change increases “the number of times people can see ads from a page in their news feed per day.”

LinkedIn Announces Rollout of Premium Features to All SlideShare Users: “Now, all users will have access to our most popular premium features that include detailed analytics, profile customization and additional upload options, like video and private uploads.”

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the right social media for your business

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd August 2014

How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

https://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-choose-a-social-network
the Right Social Network for Your Business

Important questions to ask when choosing a social network:

  1. Does it make sense for my content? (See the seven types of networks listed above.)
  2. Do potential fans spend time there? (See the demographic information above.)
  3. Does it make sense for me?

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59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th August 2014

59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps

https://blog.bufferapp.com/free-twitter-tools

For LRS, it is not about using these apps. It is about learning what they do (mostly statistics) and using the knowledge as a benchmark against employing the services of Hootsuite.

Please have the rest of our posts on Twitter:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=twitter

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10 Twitter Tactics to Increase Your Engagement

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th August 2014

10 Twitter Tactics to Increase Your Engagement

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/twitter-tactics-to-increase-engagement/

#1: Keep Tweets Under 110 Characters 

#2: Tweet During Daytime Hours 

#3: Tweet on Saturday and Sunday

#4: Share Images 

#5: Ask for Retweets 

#6: Use Hashtags 

#7: Include Links 

#8: Stay Away From Lifestyle Tweets

#9: Use Strong Calls to Action 

#10: Send One to Four Tweets a Day 

What do you think? What Twitter techniques do you use to create engagement? Do you have additional advice for others? Please leave your comments below.

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Social Media Trivia in infographics

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th August 2014

Time spent on social media

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/349169777330059067/
time spent

A brand’s story online is best framed online with photos and videos

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/349169777330065257/

A brand's story online is best framed online with photos and videos

Which content works on Facebook

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/400538960580457531/
Which content works on Facebook

What do you say on social media?

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/169588742193146407/
What do you say on social media?

Re-purpose content for social media

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/460563499366503849/

Re-purpose content for social media

Best time to be active on social media

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258394097345660686/

Best time to be active on social media
Best time to be active on social media

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MN e-learning Summit – July 30-31, 2014

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th July 2014

MN e-learning Summit – July 30-31, 2014

Summit Schedule and Session

University of Northwestern – St. Paul 3003 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 5

Plamen Miltenoff will be presenting
“Social Media in Education: Best Practices for Learning/Teaching, Communication and Administration” http://sched.co/1rQpi0z

#mnsummit2014

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