As part of its ongoing fight to reinvent itself as a truly profitable social media company, Twitter is once again looking to make a change: hiring ex-Apple executive Natalie Kerris.
For many, celebrity and average Joe alike, Twitter is the go-to social media platform. Its limited 140-character updates ensure that the platform remains simple to use. While it may be a little off-putting to the outsider, using symbols like hashtags (#) or commercial ats (@) are all over tweets, which helps Twitter retain its raw, startup feel. Politicians, movie and pop stars, religious figures and even terrorists organizations lean on Twitter to get their message to the masses easily.
Do you follow Adele on Twitter? If you do, you already know that she doesn’t tweet quite as often as most celebrities — actually, she doesn’t tweet very much at all. Scrolling through her tweets, most of them are just promotional material for her upcoming, super-to-be-awesome album 25. Speaking to the BBC’s Graham Norton, Adele reveals why she doesn’t tweet: drunk tweets.
I know what you’re thinking.
This topic has been beaten to death. Why are we still talking about it?
Reality check: How many Twitter followers does your blog/brand have?
It’s safe to say that the core concepts of gaining and retaining Twitter followers haven’t changed drastically, but there are some adjustments we need to make – not to mention going back to the basics and reminding ourselves. It’s easy to become
lazy complacent and not make a genuine effort anymore.
So, how to get more Twitter followers?
Here are a few things you can do. [Read more…]
Last night, for the first time since April 2008, Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the debate stage to discuss the issues that have become the left’s platform in 2015: gun control, foreign policy and the nation’s massive student loan debt.
We knew that big changes were coming to Twitter, and here at The Blog Herald, we’ve been following them closely, so the news that Twitter laid off 8% of its workforce (or 336 employees) was not too surprising. It’s all part of a much larger effort to refocus and restructure the massively popular microblogging website. Let’s break down the Twitter layoff.
If you’ve been on Twitter recently, you might have noticed a new little tab, adorned with a lightning bolt, situated between your notifications and messages. It’s Twitter’s new Moments feature, and it’s here to help give Twitter its identity.
Twitter just gave us a new way to purchase things on the web: buying via tweets. Vendors using one of the three major e-commerce sites will now be able to sell to their customers directly through their Twitter timeline; merchants can now embed a buy now button into their tweets. Twitter’s buy now button will undoubtedly shake up e-commerce, making it easier for merchants to connect with and sell to their customers.
As a result of 24-hour cable news cycle, relentlessness of the internet and ubiquitousness of social media, for better or worse, we are, in some ways, more in tune with the world than ever before. Twitter helped spur on the Arab Spring in 2011, ignite the search for Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, force governments to take action over #BringBackOurGirls and spread other news stories internationally quickly. In the case of the Syrian refugees, however, we see the limits of what’s become known as hashtag activism.
Since Twitter’s former CEO (and former stand-up comedian), Dick Costolo, left the social media giant on July 1, investors have been vehemently searching for Twitter’s new leader, and it looks as if Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s current interim leader of Twitter and Square’s chief executive, may be the best candidate. Will Dorsey be Twitter’s next CEO? Potentially.