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Chef the movie

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 14th September 2014

There is a movie about a middle-aged cook, his early-teen son, who TWEETs and VINEs and helps his dad’s career: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/

chef movie, poster

Good actors but weak plot and movie. My blog entry is not about the movie quality, but about the notion that social media is saving the main character’s career and helps him self-promote.

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The Digital Humanities network on Twitter

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th September 2014

The Digital Humanities network on Twitter: Following or being followed?

http://www.martingrandjean.ch/digital-humanities-network-twitter-following/

an outline of “friends/following” relations in a group of 800 digital humanists on Twitter, from a quantitative point of view

 

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd September 2014

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

http://www.edudemic.com/25-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-classroom-by-degree-of-difficulty/

Please contact us (ims@stcloudstate.edu) and/or follow us on social media, if you need assistance with applying Twitter, social media and/or any other technology in your classroom and syllabi

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

Please consider other IMS blog entries on the use of Twitter in education:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/07/12/why-and-how-teachers-are-using-twitter/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/05/22/the-teachers-guide-to-twitter/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/12/05/twitter-resources-for-its-use-in-education/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/11/26/twitter-grammar/

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/11/03/10-twitter-tips-for-teachers/

please feel free to search (upper left corner) the IMS blog for further resources

 

 

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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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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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7 Things You Shouldn’t Tweet

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th July 2014

7 Things You Shouldn’t Tweet

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/5-things-you-shouldn%E2%80%99t-tweet

1. “What a workout! #exhausted #seeyoutomorrowgym”

New Years Day has come and gone, and like most Americans, my resolution for 2014 about working out is already nonexistent. Now, don’t make me or anyone else feel even worse about it by tweeting about “your extreme Crossfit session” or your “punishing leg day workout.”

Plus, are you really working out that hard if you have time to tweet about it?

2. “Gosh like 3 people today told me I’m beautiful, but I totally don’t think so. #confused #beauty”

Did you read that with a Valley girl tone of voice?

This kind of tweet is an example of the confusingly popular phenomenon that has been coined as humble brag tweeting. Humble bragging is boasting about something, but undercutting with modest humor. While the violation is mostly a Hollywood kind of offense, everyday Tweeters aren’t immune to the annoyance.

Arrogantly bragging about an achievement laced with an “oh my gosh how did that happen,” will not get you any new genuine followers or retweets. It will only get you unwanted eye rolling and unfollows. Say no to humble brag tweeting.

3. “Love is about finding it in unepected places. #anotherglassofwineplease #turndownforwhat”

If your guilty vice is having a few cocktails, or enjoying your favorite bottle of Syrah, so be it. But don’t let all of Twitter know about it, coupled with an inspirational quote about love, success, or how amazing the world is.

If you’re using Twitter to take advantage of its networking and outreach opportunities, tweeting that you’re under the influence isn’t the way to do it.

4. “I’m at ________ 4sq.com/S3a24j”

The dreaded foursquare tweet. Geotagging your Instagram and Facebook photo updates have surged across social media. But unless you’re into the whole stalker thing, don’t tweet out your exact location.

The purpose of this tweet is to invite others to join in, right? But did you know a majority of Twitter users are not in the U.S.? Again, if you like international lurkers, keep on checking into foursquare. But if you’re into privacy like me, keep your geo-tagging tweets to a general, “Hey I’m at Joe Momma’s Coffee.”

5. “RT if you love us plzzzzz”

How to put this lightly? No…one…will…retweet…you. Not only is this kind of tweet spammy and annoying, it screams juvenile. How can any audience take you seriously if they feel like they are following a toddler on Twitter who can’t even spell please?

Okay, I lied. Here are a few more things you shouldn’t tweet.

6. “Thanks for following via ManageFlitter. @i_alexandrarose is now following you.”

Stop reading right now, and go turn off this automated tweet. Nothing screams, “I don’t really even use Twitter, just HootSuite,” more than this nonsense of a tweet.

7. “Thanks for the follow! Now let’s connect on Facebook @i_alexandrarose.”

If I wanted to “like” you on Facebook, I wouldn’t be connecting with you on Twitter. Plus, an invite to your Facebook page sends the message “I’m so important and everything I tweet is so valuable, you shouldn’t miss any of my Facebook selfies.”

Newsflash, no one is that important. Except maybe Neil Diamond.

Sweet Caroline. Bum, bum, bum. Good times never seemed so good.

If you’re at the gym, stay off Twitter. If you’re drunk, stay of Twitter. If you feel like complimenting yourself, do so in the mirror while you’re taking a selfie. Don’t give your Twitter followers any reason to unfollow you. Stick to useful, conversation-fueling tweets, and soon everyone will want to listen to your bird chirping.

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