New Twitter Polls And 20 Ways To Use Them

Twitter recently released a new feature: Twitter Polls. This new type of tweet allows you to ask your audience questions and get a statistic answer from your Twitter crowd. What are Twitter Polls? Basically, Twitter polls are native, a special kind of tweet. You do not have to count likes and retweets for the votes, which many people used for…

Social News: Twitter and Facebook New Features and Changes

There is a lot happening with the two giant social networks. It almost seems as if both of them are competing about who is announcing more social news and presenting the most new features, additions or changes. Both of them have to compete with the upcoming and fast growing „younger“ networks and keep their users entertained and content with the…

Rumors: Is Twitter Going to Remove The 140 Character Limit?

Twitter is famous for the short updates. It is not only part of how it looks and works, it is also one characteristic which influences how people communicate on Twitter. You really have to get down to the point, because you only have 140 characters to tell your whole story. What has been a major challenge to many marketers, social…

Social Media Fail: Twitter is Not Just About News

Sometimes I am shocked how many wrong perceptions and misunderstandings of Twitter are presented as the professional advice from so-called social media experts. Maybe it is because I myself am a heavy Twitter user and our social media success started with finding out how Twitter can be used for marketing a young company that I am so often thinking „what…

11 Reasons Why Twitter Is a Great Starting Point to Grow a Social Audience

A while ago we went to a startup event where a person representing an accelerator said: „every entrepreneur needs to be on Twitter.“ And he is dead right. He continued by saying that he would not get why so many founders, especially in Germany, are still not on Twitter. That is something that is not only true for entrepreneurs. And…

Intellectual Property Rights for Instagram, Flickr and Twitter Photos

The following post is a guest post by Olga Egorsheva, the CEO of the marketplace for social media content, lobster.media. Lobster makes it possible for anyone to earn money by selling licenses for the photos they have already published on Instagram or Flickr. Olga is Russian by origin, lived in France, Norway and Germany, and started the company in London with…