There really is more art than science when it comes to getting retweeted on Twitter. For individual influencers and organizations with a lot of clout, it’s easy. Justin Bieber could post a link to a blank white page, call it “A white bunny in a snow storm”, and still get thousands of retweets. For the… Continue reading The art of getting retweets (with addendums)
In recent years, social media has become the fuel to boost celebrity popularity. Whether it’s Amanda Bynes tweeting about whom she’s going to sue, or even Bieber himself tweeting his feelings towards Anne Frank, celebrities have made social media into the ultimate popularity tool. Justin Bieber is quite an impressive young man. He started his… Continue reading Bieber reaches 40 million Twitter followers… kind of
A father and son walked onto a car lot and started looking around. As the salesperson approached, the son, 14- or 15-years old, was clearly directing his father towards a particular new vehicle. They met the salesperson in front of a Chevy Cruze and told her that they wanted to take it for a test… Continue reading Playing to tomorrow’s customers on social media helps decision makers today
Since 2005, YouTube has transformed itself from a small website where the average person could share home videos to the MTV of the 21st century. Its first video was uploaded by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim in April of 2005. It showed that the site was originally meant for amateurs to post videos about their daily… Continue reading YouTube’s 8-year anniversary: the evolution into a major media giant
Going viral today matters as much as having a hit record. But you don’t want to do it in the wrong way. Social media platforms are the world’s kiosk, and any artist would be foolish not to dedicate himself to building a viral presence. But as important as it is to gain new followers, it’s… Continue reading Five social media don’ts for aspiring musicians
Twitter is still the most used social network by businesses. This surprises some, but the latest statistics showed that 77% of businesses were on Twitter versus 74% on Facebook. It’s not a big difference, but it’s still at least a little surprising to many who view Facebook as the big social network and Twitter as… Continue reading 3 things businesses need to know about their Twitter strategy
Anyone who has been on Twitter as long as I have (6 years I believe) knows that the site has gone through major transformations in the past. Lately, Vine might be the only major change in a while but there was a time when it seemed like proper Twitter etiquette changed week by week. When… Continue reading Posting only links on Twitter means posting nothing at all
It doesn’t matter whether you like Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga. The fact that the #1 and #2 most followed accounts on Twitter are about to flip positions is important for the sustained success of Twitter. The key to understanding why is in the audience. Today’s kids are tomorrow’s adults. One of the biggest reasons… Continue reading Bieber will overtake Gaga on Twitter. This is actually a little important.
Social media is growing so quickly. It seems like yesterday that Ashton Kutcher was trying to get to 1 million Twitter followers ahead of CNN. Now, the new magic numbers are higher. On YouTube, the next great milestone will be one billion views on a single video and “Psy – Gangnam Style” is now the… Continue reading Will Gangnam Style hit one billion views?
The dance world is a blazed with this latest dance craze known as the Gangnam Style with yet another YouTuber taking the world by storm, no, this time it’s not Justin Bieber or Lil’ Wanye, this time someone who we can relate to a little more has gone viral and has caught the attention of… Continue reading Psy teaches the “Gangnam Style” on Ellen