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By Jethro Jones | Sunday, September 14, 2014

Become a Better Teacher with Twitter Education Chats

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Are you interested in learning and becoming a better teacher? Twitter chats are one way to focus your learning and get tons of information in a very short amount of time.

You might even get so much information that you can’t get through it all. That’s OK! Take what will help you become a better teacher—and then share with others the tools and tips that worked for you.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 21, 2014

Download your Twitter Archive

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A few weeks ago, I showed you how to download your Facebook timeline to your computer. This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a similar feature in Twitter.

By Maria Langer | Saturday, June 28, 2014

Make the Most of the Twitter Profile Page

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If there’s one thing that’s true about any Web-based application, it’s that change is inevitable. While Twitter doesn’t often make major changes to its interface, the recent update to its user profile feature was a complete facelift, leaving a cleaner look and more features for sharing information about yourself with others.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, December 16, 2013

Adding Social Media Activity to your Website: Monday Productivity Pointers

Add social activity to your website

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Your website is the first place potential customers will visit to find out more about you, so it’s important to keep your site active, current, and consistently updated—establishing your professional persona in the best possible light.

In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you how to publish a Twitter feed to your website; using a WordPress blog as my example. I’ll also show you how to embed a Google calendar into your site so it’s clear to potential clients that you’re an active professional.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, September 16, 2013

Shorten links for social networks: Monday Productivity Pointers

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Have you ever found yourself frustrated after pasting a URL into your Twitter update and finding there’s only a few characters left for your post? Well, I have good news: There’s a simple solution that lets you have your cake and eat it, too.

In this week’s tutorial, I’ll cover what a URL shortening service can do for you, introduce some of the shortening services and the options they provide, and explain some reasons you’d want to consider using a URL shortener to begin with.

By Jess Stratton | Monday, September 09, 2013

How to use Twitter: Monday Productivity Pointers

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Welcome back for another Monday Productivity Pointers! In this week’s free episode, I’ll give you a brief, high-level overview of how to use Twitter for social networking. I’ll cover some reasons why you might want to use Twitter, how to read and navigate the main Twitter stream, the process of finding and following new users, and how you can reply and retweet other tweets of interest to your followers. You’ll be up and running on Twitter in no time!

By Matt Bailey | Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Investing In Social Media For Your Business

Create an Integrated Online Marketing Plan

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How much time and money should I spend on social media?

This frequently asked question sums up the frustration of countless business owners and website publishers. Many social media experts say it’s essential to have a social presence. But not all businesses are the same, nor do they all make money the same way, so it’s critical to first develop an integrated online marketing plan before executing a successful social media strategy to promote it.

Define your messaging Start with your marketing message and strategy, and clearly define the unique value proposition of your business. What do you bring to the table that sets you apart from your competitors, or solves your customers’ problems more efficiently? Once your message aligns with your business goals and reflects your strengths, you’ll need to assess how and where to communicate it.

By Ray Villalobos | Monday, July 15, 2013

Working With The Twitter API 1.1 Changes

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Did your Twitter app stop working after the 1.1 version of their API was released? Twitter made recent changes to its API that affected a lot of users and applications connected to the service, so I wrote a small PHP script that duplicates much of the old Twitter API functionality. The video below demonstrates the steps you’ll need to take to use it in your web apps.

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