A quieter month than usual because of Easter and associated holidays, but there’s still lots of new things on the horizon to intrigue the senses and help with that all-important small business marketing!
Guest blogger, Emma Firth returns for the round-up:
An interesting month in social media world – not least as it saw Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter publish quarterly results, including their latest user figures. So that’s 1.59bn for Facebook, over 400 million accounts for LinkedIn and 320 active monthly users on Twitter – big numbers all round!
So, those aside, what else has been happening in social media news this month?
January has been a quieter-than-usual month in the social media world as everyone gets used to 2016! But, as ever, here’s a highlight of the most important changes and announcements pushed out in the last month:
In the wake of announcing it now has 1.04 billion users daily,
Lots of interesting updates from a wide variety of networks this month – read on, because there’s sure to be something for everyone and you’re bound to learn something!
Twitter chats or Tweet chats are a great place to network online and increase the visibility of your business. So what is a Twitter chat? It is a live event on Twitter at a set time, using a hashtag so that participants can follow and join the conversation. They are usually moderated and focussed on a particular topic. Most Twitter chats last an hour. The chat can be a special event, but many are at a regular time at a weekly or monthly interval. So how do you find a Twitter chat that is right for you?
Here are great places to find Twitter chats:
How do you measure whether someone understands how use Social Media? While there are a few ways you could do that .Kred and Klout are the best platforms which measure your influence and impact on Social Media at the moment. Neither is perfect. I want to share with you how “playing a game” called Empire.Kred has spilled over and affected my Social Media engagement in a positive way.
The usual suspects have had a busy month once more, with fewer announcements from the smaller channels. But there’s some interesting stuff bubbling about around the web, no matter which channels you and your customers are using – so here’s the best of it:
#Twitterchats are great fun and it is a brilliant way to network and meet new people. But what happens after the hour is over? Have you ever tried to find all the people taking part in a particular #Twitterchat and add them to a list? It can take a lot of time if the chat has been busy. Here’s how to create a Twitter list for a #Twitterchat easily. Set it up beforehand so that all the people in the chat are automatically added to the list.