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Become a Social Media Ninja With These 25 Smart Twitter Hacks via @jbbc

Learning Twitter is like anything else in life. The more you use it, the more you learn, and the better you get at using it.

 

But you don’t have to spend years learning how to become a Twitter Ninja. Here are some of the best hacks to shortcut your journey to Twitter success.

 

1. Use Keywords In Your Bio

2. Optimize Your Profile Picture

3. Borrow Headline Hacks

4. Create Twitter Threads

5. Add Power Words To Your Tweets

6. Use Hashtags Strategically

7. Make It Personal

8. Shorten Your URL Links With Bit.ly

9. Add Images To Tweets

10. Maintain A Consistent Posting Schedule

11. Build A Tweet Bank

12. Retweet Your Own Tweets

13. Use Twitter’s Advanced Search Function

14. Create Twitter Lists

15. Share Valuable Content

16. Pin Your Best Content

17. Take Part In Twitter Chats

18. Analyse Your Twitter Followers With Followerwonk

19. Post When Your Followers Are Online

20. A/B Test Your Tweets

21. Reshare Your Best Content

22. Create Twitter Moments

23. Save Searches

24. Automate Twitter Activity With IFFTT

25. Analyze Your Competitors on Twitter

 

The key to success with social media, as with life, is to work smarter not harder. These tips will help you increase your follower count, reach a wider audience, and boost your engagement on Twitter. Implement these tactics the next time you post on Twitter and watch your engagement rate rocket.

 

read the original unedited article at https://medium.com/@JBBC/become-a-social-media-ninja-with-these-25-smart-twitter-hacks-af4da1bf9880

 

 

nrip's insight:

These excellent tips can help you increase you use Twitter effectively.  If you have any questions please ask in the comments section below, or DM us on twitter at @plus91

 

 

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Social Media Can Boost Disease Outbreak Monitoring, Study Finds

Social Media Can Boost Disease Outbreak Monitoring, Study Finds | Social Media and Healthcare | Scoop.it

Monitoring social media websites like Twitter could help health officials and providers identify in real time severe medical outbreaks, allowing them to more efficiently direct resources and curb the spread of disease, according to a San Diego State University studypublished last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research,Medical News Today reports.


Study Details


For the study, lead researcher and San Diego State University geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou and his team used a program to monitor tweets that originated within a 17-mile radius of 11 cities. The program recorded details of tweets containing the words "flu" or "influenza," including:


  • Origin;
  • Username;
  • Whether the tweet was an original or a retweet; and
  • Any links to websites in the tweet.


Researchers then compared their findings with regional data based on CDC's definition of influenza-like illness.

The program recorded data on 161,821 tweets that included the word "flu" and 6,174 tweets that included the word "influenza" between June 2012 and the beginning of December 2012.


According to the study, nine of the 11 cities exhibited a statistically significant correlation between an uptick in the number of tweets mentioning the keywords and regional outbreak reports. In five of the cities -- Denver, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, San Diego and Seattle -- the algorithm noted the outbreaks sooner than regional reports.

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John Mark Bwanika's curator insight, December 7, 2013 5:13 AM

Research on social media......

Drew Hodges's curator insight, February 19, 2015 5:50 PM

This is a cool article to show the real life change that social media is creating. Before it was stated that it would take up to two weeks to detect an outbreak of a disease but now with social media it can be done in a day. 

This article really shows how social media is becoming a part of our everyday life and is taking on roles that we probably didn't expect it to. 

However with the number of users increasing it is important to have tools that help us monitor the large amount of data that is present. 

Its no good having all this information if we cannot harness it's true potential, like the one illustrated in this article for disease break out.

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