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Thanks, Twitter & LinkedIn.

We have just broadcast a third post from Stories My Nana Tells. Thank you, my LinkedIn and Twitter subscribers -your support is much appreciated. Read it here

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Eleven Ways to Lose Followers On Twitter

Here is a great article that highlights some of the eleven deadly sins on Twitter that will get you unfollowed.

About This Article by Social Media Rockstar.

11 ways to lose followers on Twitter

“Social media rockstar” is the tongue-in-cheek title of a blog featuring interviews with power users, social media tips and sociology / psychology insights. It is edited by Brett Borders, an independent Web traffic developer in Boulder, CO.

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Learning Twitter? Learn It Here!

“Are You A Twitter TWION”

Perfect for learning how Twitter works and how to avoid making some silly mistakes, this handbook is invaluable for those just starting out on Twitter and who find  it hard to understand the intricate ways in which Twitter meshes all its services together.  Written by Lesley Dewar, who has a Twitter Grading of 99.9% – it combines experience and experimentation – to give the beginner and the regular user excellent tips and straightforward answers.

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This Twitter Handbook has been very well received and this is the latest update:

_buzzirkmobileRT @LesleyDewar Absolutely loved your blog on Twittering – probably the best I’ve read on the subject. Kudos to you and thanks.

dcychan@LesleyDewar Like your mentoring and help to newbies. Great to follow.

RT @chrisabraham @BlogCoach TheTwitterati keep telling us how to use and not use Twitter but we need to learn how it is actually being used.

Peirre Debois I like the specifics in the given examples, from Tweetstream to being a TWION.  I have not attempted the search feature but it is excellent from what I know.  Real time search will divide the usage from Google users once people realize its value.  Great suggestions here! 

 


 

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Creating a ripple

A brand new Squidoo Lens  Creating A Ripple will follow the ripples we make launching a new business – Stories My Nana Tells – that has started out with a big splash and now needs to have some gentle Chinese water torture applied.

You know what we mean – just dripping, dripping away into the pool of referrals and newsletters and letting all those tiny ripples build up their energy to become a tide of success.

Stories My Nana Tells is on WordPress and the splash was a great launch party, with a big press release on LinkedIn and Twitter. Making A Splash

We will follow the building of the business with the ripples we make by dropping small stones into big ponds and see how far those ripples go. Which social media is the best for creating ripples to build your business?

The Ripple Strategy

After a week of “splashing” stories about the launch of Stories My Nana Tells all over social media, it’s time to settle down to making some small, regular ripples and to track which ones work the best.

The strategy is

* post three times a day on Twitter – about Stories My Nana Tells
* update every third day on LinkedIn – about Stories My Nana Tells
* add a short post every day on WordPress (in one of three different, but linked blogs)
* post connecting messages to ezine sites three times a week – about Stories My Nana Tells
* leveraging on two specific groups inside LinkedIn – about Stories My Nana Tells
* opening up a facebook page – specifically about Lesley Dewar and how she is building her business

AlphaInventions

Whatever the changes are that have recently been made in algorithims for AlphaInventions.com, the search engine is certainly no longer responding to postings about it, as it was when we first started reviewing its ability to send traffic to blogs. 

See our earlier post http://tinyurl.com/ovsjgx

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Conroy to ban Second Life in Australia

Australia to ban Second Life? This is been reported today under Conroy’s new Censorship Rules http://tinyurl.com/lz8f8x

The Australian Minister for Censorship has today confirmed what has been reported for nearly two years: online adult games including Second Life will be banned in Australia.

A spokesman for Censorship Minister Stephen “Goebbels” Conroy confirmed to Fairfax newspapers that “under the filtering plan, it will be extended to downloadable games, flash-based web games and sites which sell physical copies of games that do not meet the MA15+ standard.” In Australia, the MA15+ rating means that the content is restricted to those aged 15 and above. Australia does not have a R 18+ or similar rating for computer games, with all adult games automatically being classified as RC (Refused Classification.)

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Let Alpha Inventions Help Build Your Network

If you want AlphaInventions to direct additional visitors to your blog and increase your readership, you must include their website address in your posts. You can also build own personal network with Map My Friends & Family at a brand new secure site – that has just launched today.  Be amongst the first to join.

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Auto Follow Response? ID on LinkedIn

If you have just received a “Tks for following” message from someone new you have started to follow on Twitter – it’s really easy to see if it is an auto follow message or if it really is personal and meant just for you.  You need to be on LinkedIn to use this.

Here is  a (good) trick to accessing the Company Buzz on LinkedIn – now that it is basically a Twitter Search Engine for LinkedIn Users.  You need to go to Applications and “install” Company Buzz on your profile.  It will not appear in your public profile after the update – but don’t worry.

When you want to do a Twitter Search, simply select LinkedIn Applications on your main LinkedIn profile and then click on Company Buzz.

Because you have already installed it on your LinkedIn profile – it will come up, ready for you to do your search.

With the Twitter search facility in Company Buzz on LinkedIn use their name or a link they have posted in their Tweet to you and see if and how many times it comes up in the Twitter search.  If you see the same message – without a single personal note or variation – it’s an auto follow. 

So, then, you can decide whether you really want to follow or re-think about how valuable their tweets are really going to be; about what information they can provide to you, when you access them through Twitter. Or they followed you first and you followed back.  It’s your choice. 

Try this example: the “Txs for following” message that included this link (http://tinyurl.com/6lkw75)came up 100 times without a single variation – all posted 25 at a time, four batches every ten minutes over half an hour (now, in ten, in twenty, in thirty minutes) – not as DM (Direct Messages).

This is not to say that there is no legitimate use for DM auto-responses. It depends entirely on the way those you follow are using Twitter and if you are comfortable with that.  It is your choice.

But, this is a good way to determine whether you are getting the Twitter Tweet you think you are!  By comparison, the Tweets that contained this link  (http://tinyurl.com/d3ad8v )- came up 13 times over six hours, including NINE retweets.

Remember: when you want to do a Twitter Search, simply select LinkedIn Applications on your main LinkedIn profile and then click on Company Buzz.

Because you have already installed it on your LinkedIn profile – it will come up, ready for you to do your search.

If you found this post useful, please retweet. Thanks.

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