We have great news! Social Vision Marketing is a proud sponsor of the Traverse City Children’s Book Festival! You won’t want to miss this fun event coming to Traverse City… read more →
If you are like most new Twitter users, you will soon find out that Twitter has its very own language and it can be a little confusing. Every day there is a new Twi-word that appears. In fact, there are literally thousands of meaningless Twi-words to describe life on Twitter. However, while working with a new client, I created a small glossary of the most important terms you will run across on Twitter. I’ve listed them below for you in one handy location along with some of my personal notes and tips.
How to Speak Twitter:
Third-Party Applications (Tools): Twitter.com is great for managing followers and finding people to follow. It’s also great for new users. However, there are tons of third-party applications that help to simplify using Twitter. Note: I recommend TweetDeck (desktop app) or HootSuite.com (web app).
Microblog: Twitter is often referred to as a “microblog”, because it allows people to update their status using only 140 characters. Note: The sky is really the limit on what you can accomplish in 140 characters.
Tweet: A message or post made on Twitter by a user.
Follower: This is someone who is reading your tweets.
Following: These are the people whose tweets you’ve selected to read; their tweets appear in your “feed” or “stream”.
Social Vision Marketing is proud to announce our sponsorship in a special Twitter fundraising event for the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. The virtual event is taking place on Twitter on August 14, 2010, 6-10pm EDT. The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation is a wonderful organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in the Los Angeles area.
Calling all pet owners for the first-ever social media conference and exposition for the online pet community! BarkWorld Expo was created by pet owners with a focus on social media and pets. I have been assisting on the planning of BarkWorld since February. Let me tell you, it is going to be a super fun event for pet owners, business owners and anyone looking to learn about social media. The event takes place in Atlanta, GA on August 20-22 at one of Atlanta’s premiere destinations, Atlantic Station. read more →
Pick up a copy of the June issue of The Traverse City Business News. Social Vision Marketing’s owner, Erin Monigold, appears in the “Newsmaker: People on the move” section. Erin… read more →
1. If you build it, they will come… right?
Get real. This obviously isn’t the case. Social media is all about communication and building relationships. Too many small businesses think that all they need to do is join Facebook and Twitter and leave the rest up to their customers. I’ve run across too many abandoned Facebook and Twitter business pages that are just wasted opportunities to engage with loyal customers. A brand needs to stay active and interact if they ever want to see results in social media. But, remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. It will take more than a day and a few tweets to see results. Remember not to focus on short-term wins; social media is a long-term engagement. read more →