As of June 2013, the Twitter social network has approximately 200 million users actively tweeting at a rate of approximately 500 million tweets per day.

Making friends on Twitter should not be difficult for anyone who has an interest in anything.

Twitter users tweet about a wide range of topics, including personal, political, academic, and entertainment subjects.

How do you make friends?

1. Find users who tweet about topics you like. Enter a topic keyword in the search field at the top of your Twitter account.
2. Review search results, and then explore any Read the rest of this entry »

Twitter is the second largest social networking website after Facebook, and it is a fast grower. There are some people who use only Twitter for all of their updates about news events of all varieties. That goes to show you the kind of massive power that this site has over those who use it. Therefore, it is the perfect platform to use for business advertising.

You would be surprised by the fact that Twitter for business is something that has really taken off. It can be difficult for some to see at first how Twitter can be used to Read the rest of this entry »

We all multi-task. You eat and drive, walk and text, and Tweet and watch TV.

Whether it’s a live sporting event, award show or primetime TV, Twitter has become the place to hear, and share, things first. Everyone is online, even families living in rural areas because they have Internet options like Because everyone has access to the Internet, the amount of people on Twitter is a realistic showing of how many people are watching TV.

In those short 160 characters of a Tweet, fans (or non-fans) of TV shows sound off on plot points, wardrobes, guest stars, failures and triumphs. From opening to closing credits, Twitter is a huge window into how shows are performing, straight from the people that watch them.

Because Twitter has made such an impact on TV viewers, Nielsen, the leader in all TV viewership statistics, is making a Nielsen Twitter TV Rating.

This rating won’t be implemented until the fall, but is expected to give advertisers and TV programmers a better look at just how large their audience is.

Instead of a typical rating which only takes into account tuned-in viewers, this Twitter version takes into account the amount of Twitter users actively discussing the show, plus everyone affected by the TV-themed tweets.

Twitter is already a platform for groups, advertisers and celebrities to promote their projects, and if Twitter is not an official part of the Nielsen ratings, promotion of shows is likely to jump.

Look for the new Nielsen rating to come out later this year, and see if you notice a difference in how advertisers use Twitter to engage with consumers.

Twitter can be used for a variety of purposes. Some of the most popular and effective ones right now include:

1. Campaigning for a cause. The ease of spreading information with Twitter makes it easy to amass an army of people willing to spread the word and donate to the cause.
2. Answering customer questions. Businesses can use Twitter to more personally connect with their customers. Even when the customer wasn’t necessarily asking the question to the business, those running the business Twitter can search for comments naming their company and can be the ones to initiate Read the rest of this entry »

Whether you are new to Twitter or if you have had an account but are just now using it, there are a few ways to go about writing an effective “tweet” (or message to your followers on Twitter) to help with getting the most feedback and the most response.

When you are ready to write a tweet to all of your Twitter followers, it is first important to asses what it is that you are trying to say and convey in your message. Remember, Twitter has a maximum of 160 characters per tweet, so getting what you want to Read the rest of this entry »

You were one of the first people to sign up for Facebook account and you loved it right from the beginning. Then along comes Twitter, offering a twist in social media networking, and all of a sudden, you’re thinking that maybe Facebook might not be so great after all. While some may say it’s a matter of preference, the decision rests with you the user. However, the fact cannot be ignored that Twitter is really making great strides in the social media environment.

After only six years in operation, Read the rest of this entry »

Many people feel that Twitter is the best thing since sliced bread. Although many people do prefer eating over posting on Twitter, it is true that Twitter has changed the face of many industries and many people’s personal lives. Much like other social networking sites, Twitter gives people the opportunity to get their names out there, to share what they are doing in their lives and to meet others who are interested in the same things that they are.

A lot of celebrities Read the rest of this entry »

When you have a Twitter account, there are more uses than simply updating your own Twitter with what you are doing in the current moment. You can also use Twitter for business and for networking purposes, depending on your needs, the industry you work in, and your own interests when it comes to chatting online, connecting with others, and using social media to help with networking.

One major use for Twitter aside from updating your personal life, is to connect and Read the rest of this entry »