Posts tagged twitter

The Meanings of a Favorite and Retweet

Twitter’s popularity in the past couple of years has grown exponentially. Although this platform is trying hard to position itself as a first choice for the news and media aficionados, it is just as much a communication platform.

In the following lines I will be reflecting on the various meanings a Favorite and a Retweet bearing with their respective execution. I do that mostly from the position of an observer and one that experiments with communication types and strategies on Twitter. I find myself always fascinated by the way different wording, format, language or tone trigger different responses and a variety of social engagement approaches.

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Visualizing The User’s Data

The end of this working da was marked by the two presents two major social networks Twitter and Foursquare made to their users – visualized usage history.

On one side Twitter joined forces with Vizify and on the other Foursquare with Samsung Galaxy 4. Both campaigns are using big data (at least in the case those super users on their platforms). And as much as it is a treat for the socializer, it is also a great marketing effort. An attempt to attract new users and strengthen the relationship between the social network and its real gold – the tweep or the location based sharer. It also shows us how much exactly someone can learn about our behavior based on what we do and share with the world online.

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13 Things I Hate About Your Website

In a cold 2012 December night yours truly got the idea of blogging about the things we all hate in a website. I tweeted asking my followers to share the things they hate the most about it. Some answered – like Bibiana Nunes (@bibinex) and Alberta Soranzo (@albertatrebla) did. Thank you, ladies! The world needs to know how awesome you are.

My former professor at b-school and principal at FatDUX, Eric Reiss (@elreiss), went further and offered to co-create the above list with me, and we so we did it together. Thank you, Eric! Your guidance and knowledge are incomparable.

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