5 Years Tweet by…

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sent the (now monumental) first tweet on March 21st 2006…. which means that Twitter turns 5 years old today.  That may seem like a long time to many people who have just discovered the Twitterverse in the past year or two, but it’s pretty astonishing growth rate considering their current reach.

Today, there are just under 1 Billion tweets sent and about 500,000 new accounts created on Twitter each week.  This is impressive in and of itself, but more so when you know that it took the platform 3 years, 2 months, and 1 day to reach it’s 1 Billionth tweet…. and it was over 18 months before there were even 500,000 users on Twitter in total.  Most of the growth has obviously happened since that time.  Two years ago today Twitter had about 7 Million users, and now that number is nearly 200 Million.

Looking back at the journey of this social behemoth, analyzing public and critical perception is even more interesting than marveling at the growth.  For the first few years, and even until recently, both public and insider industry was concerned with comparing Twitter to Facebook and creating the social sequel to Myspace v. Facebook.  It feels like only recently have people begun to understand each platform for what it is, and allow them to peacefully exist independent of one another.  But if we were making comparisons, especially when looking into the future and inevitable continued monetization of social media, one thing to note is that Twitter does allow for much more passive participation than Facebook.  Sophisticated marketers will not be impressed with user numbers for much longer… they’ll begin asking primarily about ‘engaged’ users, and they’ll expect this number to be statistically quantifiable.  I’m herby predicting (or inventing) the creation of new social media acronyms: EUB (engaged user base) and/or VEUs (verified engaged users) viagra luxembourg.  We’ll watch and see if it happens.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack

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Social Media Checklist

Are you and your company ready to get actively involved in social media? It’s not really an action item decided in the boardroom… it’s a conscious mindset shift about how you work, and even about what exactly ‘work’ is. Here’s a checklist to see if you’re ready:

• Are you prepared to make changes to your company’s culture and reinvent the use of office time?

• Are you ready to be open about two-way dialogue instead of the one-way dialogue we’re all used to?

• Are you willing to listen, understand, and possibly grant what your audience is seeking from you online?

• Are you willing to experiment and be patient when results don’t happen overnight?

• Are you committed to keeping your site, blog, and profiles updated with fresh content?

• Are you willing to be authentic about both the good and the bad in your organization?

• Do you have the “relationships first, business second” mentality?

If most of those are yes’s… you’re ready and able. What are you doing still on my blog page? Go update your own. And when you do, link to your Facebook and twitter accounts. Then field any positive or negative reactions with constructive dialogue and genuine engagement acheter viagra a paris. Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

If you have issues with some of those questions on the checklist, that’s ok and probably “normal” at this time. Though pervasive, social media is still pretty new and only broadly understood. Maybe it’s Greek to you, or maybe you just don’t yet believe that SM can build recognition, trust, and revenue for your business. If thats the case, I’d strongly recommend checking out case studies on people and business similar to you who have found success or failure with social media efforts. You may be a person or a business culture that needs proof and a hard ROI before trying anything new. Look to others experience for that.

**Above checklist derived from snippets of Mirna Bard’s ‘The Start of a Great Shift’ chapter in Robert Fine’s ‘The Big Book of Social Media’