Category: Twitter

June 14, 2017 / / Twitter

Twitter really wants your business to make Father’s Day great.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18 (in the United States), it is a great time for businesses to make the most of this “holiday” to find shoppers looking for great gifts for dear old dad.

Hoping to help businesses capitalize on the momentum Facebook had with Mother’s Day (Mother’s Day 2017 “drove more posts in a single day than any other topic on Facebook in the last year.”)

Twitter has provided some tips and tricks related to Hashtags and Keywords, so you can make the most of your Social Campaign and make Father’s Day great for your business, as well as Dads across the country.

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September 23, 2016 / / Twitter

Not to be outdone by the Facebook Live coverage of the Presidential Debates, Twitter is getting in on the live action too.

Back in July Twitter and Bloomberg Television formed a livestream partnership.  Announcing three Bloomberg TV shows would be livestreamed on Twitter in addition to their markets coverage.

The Twitter and Bloomberg deal will now include the 2016 Presidential Debates and the 2016 Vice Presidential Debates.

In a press release Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer, Anthony Noto, stated that:

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September 6, 2016 / / Twitter

A battle of generations was started on Twitter over the weekend. Baby Boomers threw the first punch and established the #HowToConfuseAMillennial hashtag and all heck broke loose.

The Boomers got a few good jabs in, but the Millennials ended up grabbing the hashtag and fought back.  Gen X sat back and watched the fight, relieved they were not the target.
The hashtag quickly become a top trending topic in the US.

Boomers started out innocently enough.

Ask us to fax something. 😂 #HowToConfuseAMillennial pic.twitter.com/ZAAXhyDrCa

— Jeff Barrett (@BarrettAll) September 4, 2016

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June 27, 2016 / / Social Media

Another extremely satisfying episode of Game of Thrones and one of the best Season Finales I have seen in a long time.
Apparently I was not alone…

Girl Power!

Funniest thing I saw all day 😄 #gameofthrones #kinginthenorth pic.twitter.com/t5j6TsPtkg

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June 20, 2016 / / Twitter

Satisfying Tweets after an extremely satisfying episode (FINALLY!)

Man’s best friend. #GameofThrones #GoTAtlantic pic.twitter.com/W5GL9ODFpk

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June 20, 2016 / / Twitter

Take care swimming in the Twitter stream next week – it will not be safe!

Just in time for Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week comes Twitter’s exclusive Shark Emoji.

Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block created by Tom Golden at the Discovery Channel, which features shark-based programming. Shark Week originally premiered on July 17, 1988.(Source)

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June 16, 2016 / / Twitter

Twitter is elevating the emoji to a new level.  They are in the process of launching a new way for businesses advertising on the site to target users who have used certain emojis in their tweets or who have engaged with tweets containing certain emojis.

Twitter explained the new targeting feature in their June 15, 2016 blog update.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our precise targeting capabilities to help drive deep engagement and better performance for brands. Just in time for World Emoji Day on July 17, we’re excited to announce the availability of emoji keyword targeting for Twitter Ads!”

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June 10, 2016 / / Twitter

The Exploding Unicorn dad has become a Twitter Celebrity of sorts.
In honor of Father’s Day we selected our favorite Tweets.

4-year-old: *scatters bread crumbs all over the house*

Me: What are you doing?!

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May 17, 2016 / / Twitter

Twitter is making some big changes. It was speculated earlier this year that they would be increasing the 140-character limit on Tweets.  They actually considered increasing the character limit to 10,000 characters.  Though, this would go against what Twitter is all about – the quick, concise Tweets that sets the site apart from the competition.

Instead they have made a change that will allow longer messages, but not change the character limit.

Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links in the 140-character limit.

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March 21, 2016 / / INFOGRAPHIC

Twitter turns 10 today, March 21, 2016.

INFOGRAPHIC Twitter 2016

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack DorseyEvan WilliamsBiz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006.

“People come to Twitter to connect and engage with their interests.” (Twitter for Business)

Dorsey introduced the idea for Twitter a using an SMS service to communicate with a small group and the code name for the project was “twttr”.   The site was launched at twttr because the doman name twitter.com was taken.  Six months after the launch they purchased the domain name and changed the official name to Twitter.

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