Tuesday Tweets for 8-23-11
Welcome to Tuesday Tweets for August 23, 2011 — where we take a look at tweets from my Twitter feed for do’s, don’ts, best practices – and sometimes just for fun. Keep in mind that what we examine here is in no way personal. We’re all learning about building audiences online. In that spirit, if you disagree with my assessments, let me have it! I’m learning, too!
This is a typical booster tweet – similar to #followfriday (#FF) but for any day — to promote people whose tweets we find of interest an with whom we’d like to build stronger relationships. Even though it seems like a time saver to string a bunch of Twitter handles together as in the above example, it’s actually more useful and powerful to do one at a time and include something about why we should follow that person, who they are, what they do, what they share. If you have two people who have similar reasons to recommend them you can send them both. But let people know why.
Since the 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of theU.S.an hour or so ago, my Twitter timeline is full of earthquake tweets. So I’m going to give in and dedicate the rest of Tuesday Tweets to the best of the earthquake tweets that are coming in. Hope you didn’t get too shook up. The windows rattled here and the building shook a bit, but fortunately it looks like there were no serious consequences.
@Chase_TheHour Chase Wright by TheHourNews
Did you feel the earthquake? Tell us about it @TheHourNews
My local daily paper seeking citizen journalists to help them report on the earthquake.
Yup. A D.C. earthquake would be sure to stimulate political commentary! ;-}
@muz4now stan stewart The D.C. area quake was powerful enough (5.8) to rattle my chair in the Poconos at 2PM Eastern. Wow. Haven’t felt that sinceOakland.
This poor guy thought he’d escaped earthquakes when he moved east.
Good one. Hope it’s also dry. Anyone have other Martini references?
@typeamom Kelby Carr Did the CNN anchor seriously just suggest the quake could have possibly been terrorists? Oh my.
Why am I not surprised?
I felt the same way. Though I was sorry it cut into Dan Zarella’s HubSpot webinar at 2.
Love an old saw brought out at the perfect moment!
@shashib Shashi Bellamkonda DCRestaurants : Good day for a earthquake Happy Hour Special
Shashi is Network Solution’s social media guru down in DC and a great guy. He’s always thinking of opportunities for 4square promotions! ;-D
And today I’ll end with my own contribution to the #earthquake discussion, which was the number one trending topic on Twitter this afternoon.
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