Do custom timelines spell the end of Twitter Lists

Do custom timelines spell the end of Twitter Lists?

Not to be outdone by updates from competitive platforms, Twitter announced its new custom timeline capabilities within TweetDeck. Now users can collect, organise and categorise related or relevant tweets into one new, seamless feed. In truth, it’s very much like Storify, which makes you wonder what they think of the development! But users may well rejoice…

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5 Twitter tools you should not ignore

5 Twitter tools you should not ignore

Twitter is a truly fascinating social platform. Launched merely 7 years ago the company is now valued at $24bn. Some argue this is an over-valuation (Twitter is yet to make a profit), however the numbers speak for themselves: 230+ million monthly active users 500 million Tweets are sent per day 76% of Twitter active users…

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Russell Brand v Jeremy Paxman: The social media reception

Since the interview aired on BBC Newsnight less than a week ago,  social media commentary about the Brand v Paxman debate has exploded. On the official BBC Newsnight YouTube upload of the interview, there has already been 7,562,772 views: that’s a whopping 1,260,462 views per day! In the wider social media universe of Twitter, blogs and…

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People-powered journalism: the #UKstorm

Monday morning. On my way to work. Arrived at the train station. Discovered the following: Yes, a storm has arrived in the UK and turned the daily routine for millions of people upside down. As I am writing, updates keep coming and the situation keeps developing. Social media (and open platforms such as Twitter in…

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Fanning the flames: #AskBG live Twitter Chat

Last Thursday British Gas tweeted this: Our Customer Services Director Bert Pijls will be taking part in a Q&A about our price rise at 1-2pm. Tweet your questions using #AskBG! — British Gas (@BritishGas) October 17, 2013 The company already has a possible media crisis on its hands after telling customers that their energy bills…

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This week’s changes to Twitter platform

Twitter keeps constantly evolving, and this week has been no exception. Perhaps fueled by the upcoming initial public offering on 15th November, the platform has introduced a couple of important, albeit subtle, tweaks to its functionality. 1. Scheduled tweets Finally, we can schedule our tweets. Well, almost all of us. That is, those of us who…

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28 free social media monitoring tools

Who hasn’t been trying to monitor their online performance and hit a road block because you can’t access the proper tools? Maybe you’re up to your eyeballs in meaningless figures and graphs? All you need is a little context, some simple analysis, a general overview – but you don’t want to pay through the nose…

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Inside the IF loft: #IFQ&A with Pete

Hot on the heels of our inclusion in the Top 10 UK social media blogs by Cision UK, @iftweeter puts our team into the spotlight, starting with consultant @PeteKnott1. Find out what he thinks of social in a series of quick fire questions! [View the story “#IFQ&A ” on Storify] ©Tsahi Levent-Levi  “Finger ace with…

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