Category: Twitter

September 27, 2017 / / Twitter

Today some lucky Twitter users were excited to find they had the ability to Tweet with 280 characters instead of 140.

Last January, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the possibility of increasing the character count for Tweets.

When Twitter began they implemented a 140-character restriction.  This reflected fitting into a single SMS message.  The limited character count stuck and inspired us all to whittle down our thoughts into brief messages that fit this requirement.  It also inspired us to be creative in getting our thoughts out into such a short message. read more

June 14, 2017 / / Twitter

Twitter really wants your business to make Father’s Day great.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18 (in the United States), it is a great time for businesses to make the most of this “holiday” to find shoppers looking for great gifts for dear old dad.

Hoping to help businesses capitalize on the momentum Facebook had with Mother’s Day (Mother’s Day 2017 “drove more posts in a single day than any other topic on Facebook in the last year.”)

Twitter has provided some tips and tricks related to Hashtags and Keywords, so you can make the most of your Social Campaign and make Father’s Day great for your business, as well as Dads across the country. read more

September 23, 2016 / / Twitter

Not to be outdone by the Facebook Live coverage of the Presidential Debates, Twitter is getting in on the live action too.

Back in July Twitter and Bloomberg Television formed a livestream partnership.  Announcing three Bloomberg TV shows would be livestreamed on Twitter in addition to their markets coverage.

The Twitter and Bloomberg deal will now include the 2016 Presidential Debates and the 2016 Vice Presidential Debates.

In a press release Twitter’s Chief Financial Officer, Anthony Noto, stated that: read more

September 6, 2016 / / Twitter

A battle of generations was started on Twitter over the weekend. Baby Boomers threw the first punch and established the #HowToConfuseAMillennial hashtag and all heck broke loose.

The Boomers got a few good jabs in, but the Millennials ended up grabbing the hashtag and fought back.  Gen X sat back and watched the fight, relieved they were not the target.
The hashtag quickly become a top trending topic in the US.

Boomers started out innocently enough.

Ask us to fax something. ? #HowToConfuseAMillennial

— Jeff Barrett (@BarrettAll) September 4, 2016 read more

June 27, 2016 / / Social Media

Another extremely satisfying episode of Game of Thrones and one of the best Season Finales I have seen in a long time.
Apparently I was not alone…

Girl Power!

Funniest thing I saw all day ? #gameofthrones #kinginthenorth read more

June 20, 2016 / / Twitter

Satisfying Tweets after an extremely satisfying episode (FINALLY!)

Man’s best friend. #GameofThrones #GoTAtlantic read more

June 20, 2016 / / Twitter

Take care swimming in the Twitter stream next week – it will not be safe!

Just in time for Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week comes Twitter’s exclusive Shark Emoji.

Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block created by Tom Golden at the Discovery Channel, which features shark-based programming. Shark Week originally premiered on July 17, 1988.(Source) read more

June 16, 2016 / / Twitter

Twitter is elevating the emoji to a new level.  They are in the process of launching a new way for businesses advertising on the site to target users who have used certain emojis in their tweets or who have engaged with tweets containing certain emojis.

Twitter explained the new targeting feature in their June 15, 2016 blog update.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our precise targeting capabilities to help drive deep engagement and better performance for brands. Just in time for World Emoji Day on July 17, we’re excited to announce the availability of emoji keyword targeting for Twitter Ads!” read more

June 10, 2016 / / Twitter

The Exploding Unicorn dad has become a Twitter Celebrity of sorts.
In honor of Father’s Day we selected our favorite Tweets.

4-year-old: *scatters bread crumbs all over the house*

Me: What are you doing?! read more

May 17, 2016 / / Twitter

Twitter is making some big changes. It was speculated earlier this year that they would be increasing the 140-character limit on Tweets.  They actually considered increasing the character limit to 10,000 characters.  Though, this would go against what Twitter is all about – the quick, concise Tweets that sets the site apart from the competition.

Instead they have made a change that will allow longer messages, but not change the character limit.

Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links in the 140-character limit. read more