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I’ll have to check this out when I’m not in insomnia mode …

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Follow this link for more charts on the best times for social media marketing (via 10 Charts on Best Time of Day Week for Social Media Marketing | eMail Marketing)

Follow this link for more charts on the best times for social media marketing (via 10 Charts on Best Time of Day Week for Social Media Marketing | eMail Marketing)

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[Infographic] 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get More Followers | Dan Zarrella
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(via The Twitter Paradox Brian Solis)
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esayas:

Here is an interview from the Disrupt Conference in NY with Fred Wilson who is my favorite investor, because he passionately uses the products he invests in. Fred also comes in with a vision to create a cultural revolution. I often read his blog (AVC.com) as he provides very useful information for startups in any phase.

The most outstanding statement he makes is something I have been talking about the last 4 month: “Don’t be a Google Bitch, don’t be a Facebook Bitch, and Don’t be a Twitter Bitch. Be your own Bitch.” 

What Fred means is that one should not think about to building up his platform on top of the big players. One should create his own independent platform and turn into a big player himself. Most people used to say to me: “Esayas, why don’t you implement your ‘system’ into FB or Google?” - The reason I never thought of doing it is because 

A) Who says that their system is better than mine?

B) Which value would I create if I play their game?

 In our study we were talking about: How to become a leader instead of a follower?!?!

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The 4 stages of “getting” Twitter. Get it?

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The 4 stages of “getting” Twitter. Get it?

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Slim fast doesn’t look so trim when it’s afloat in a sea of meme-garbage 
When a brand get’s swept up in the cross talk of Twitter, it’s a safe bet that relevancy is going overboard (overboard like my metaphors?). It’s just a hunch, but this kind of strategy might work better with a niche meme that’s specific to a certain region or fanbase.
#onmymind, #icouldusea, #phillytechweek, #etc.
News becomes noise very quickly on Twitter
Once a meme really becomes ubiquitous, you cross a threshold for most user’s tolerance to content.  Rather than of creating the top tweet in a stream of adoring wedding watchers, the Slim Fast ad instead wound up sandwiched between jeers and spam.
The big winner of #royalwedding was Mashable, which picked up the sub-meme of frowning girl and took it viral. Ironically, the apathy and bemusement of the average twitter user was a much better wave to ride than the a no holds barred hashtag. Moreover, the biggerest winner was Jack Dor$ey.
Read this TechCrunch article for more info.

Slim fast doesn’t look so trim when it’s afloat in a sea of meme-garbage

When a brand get’s swept up in the cross talk of Twitter, it’s a safe bet that relevancy is going overboard (overboard like my metaphors?). It’s just a hunch, but this kind of strategy might work better with a niche meme that’s specific to a certain region or fanbase.

#onmymind, #icouldusea, #phillytechweek, #etc.

News becomes noise very quickly on Twitter

Once a meme really becomes ubiquitous, you cross a threshold for most user’s tolerance to content.  Rather than of creating the top tweet in a stream of adoring wedding watchers, the Slim Fast ad instead wound up sandwiched between jeers and spam.

The big winner of #royalwedding was Mashable, which picked up the sub-meme of frowning girl and took it viral. Ironically, the apathy and bemusement of the average twitter user was a much better wave to ride than the a no holds barred hashtag. Moreover, the biggerest winner was Jack Dor$ey.

Read this TechCrunch article for more info.

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Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and entrepreneur, discusses the concept of payment as a form of communication and how it led to the blueprint for the Square. The key innovation of Square, as I see it, is Dorsey’s concept of applying to payment systems the types of tools more commonly found in web analytics. Full talk may be found here.