- Use a hashtag to drive the conversation.
- Organize a live event using Twitter.
- Tweet the past as if it were the present.
- Have a celebrity take over your account.
- Join the conversation where it takes place.
- You ask the questions.
- Live-tweet a breaking news event.
- Team up with the co-stars and use hashtags to drive fans to a TV show.
- Use Vine videos.
- Use a custom timeline to curate the best content.
- Voting and displaying on air
Fast Company shares the 10 surprising social media statistics that will make you rethink your social strategy. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that all of them are really all that surprising, but they are mostly interesting. Here they are in a nutshell:
- The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55-64 year age bracket.
- 189 million of Facebook’s users are “mobile only”.
- YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network.
- Every second two new members join LinkedIn.
- Social media has overtaken port as #1 activity on the web.
- LinkedIn has a lower percentage of active users than Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
- 93% of marketers use social media for business.
- 25% of smartphone owners ages 18-44 say they can’t recall the last time their smartphone wasn’t next to them.
- Even though 62% of marketers blog or plan to blog in 2013, only 9% of US marketing companies employ a full-time blogger.
- 25% of Facebook users don’t bother with privacy settings.
Read the whole thing for more details, links, stats, visualization, and ideas on how to utilize this information.
Someone made a lot of money with this …
My celebrity status was raised today to the level of “one person”. Here is a quote from the Cyprus Mail article covering TEDxNicosia:
Perhaps the most apt response to that performance was from one person on social networking site Twitter who said, “Holly molly! Check the voice on that kid! Jaw dropped at #TedxNicosia”. Hashtags are used on Twitter to enable people, including strangers, to discuss a set topic.
If you missed the original, here it is:
Holy molly! Check the voice on that kid! Jaw dropped at #TEDxNicosia
— Leonid Mamchenkov (@mamchenkov) March 9, 2013
I just noticed that my Twitter stream has passed 10,000 tweets. Here is an obligatory screenshot.
Of course, not all of these were handcrafted – there were plenty of automated tweets from Delicious, Evernote, YouTube, and even Flickr. Many are simply automated notifications of blog posts on this site. But still, a good chunk of them were either written by hand, or thought of before pushing a button one of those connected services. Not that that’s a particularly large number of tweets either – but it felt like a milestone. There aren’t so many things that I’ve done 10,000 times off. So here’s one.