Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Twitter News Network
The days of hearing a news break from CNN, FOX News, ABC News, etc. are pretty much over. Now these news powerhouses have assigned Twitter correspondents that search Twitter for breaking news stories that are being tweeted by the people that are actually there. Twitter has become the fastest form of distribution. Anyone can tweet something right from your phone that the masses can see immediately. You are getting live, raw, honest and unfiltered information.
Why isn't Facebook doing the same? On Twitter you can sort by trending "hashtags" and avoid confusion that all other Facebook statuses cause. You can search what is trending now on Twitter and avoid seeing your friends baby pictures for the 100th time like you do on Facebook.
Sohaib Athar(@ReallyVirtual) accidentally live tweeted about the raid of Osama bin Laden. Keith Urbahn(@Keithurbahn) tweeted the first credible report that he had been killed.
Twitter is making the world a much smaller place. In less than 12 hours, there were 2.2 million tweets talking about Osama's death. Moreover, there were 40,000 blog and news posts about the subject.
Osama bin Laden's death was by no means the first news break to occur on Twitter. On January 15, 2009, a tweeter by the name of Janis Krums not only tweeted the Hudson river plane landing, but uploaded a picture of it as well through TwitPic.
http://twitpic.com/135xa - There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.
Now people get to see and read exactly what is happening with minute to minute information from the people that are there first. What else could bring this world closer together? Maybe one day we will see live streaming video of events happening on Twitter…
Friday, May 13, 2011
How to Write Good Content?
Content means success! In order to write a good, successful and sticky blog, you must fill it with meaningful content. To gain and maintain readers, your blog has to be both unique and helpful. Useful content all depends on the blog. Although you may be trying to get as many readers as possible, the truth is knowing your customers is more beneficial. Find out what your readership wants and give it to them.
One of the most important things about the internet is to make sure people stay on your home page. People get overwhelmed by too much content just as they get turned off by too little content. To make money online you need information. Getting customers to purchase your goods online now is more competitive than ever. It is a known fact that content drives traffic, so the more content you have and the more relevant the content is, the more people from your target group will see your product.
The better the content is structured, the more your readers will click through your pages. Instead of having all of your information on one page, use main ideas as links to your in-depth content.
Writing long intros and adding a lot of fluff is not useful online. People go online to find quick information that is directly to the point. Make sure the information you are posting is accurate. The internet is filled with gossip and guesses. If you write something that is new and exciting, you will get a lot of readers. If that information is found to be false…they are gone forever.
Keep your content hip and up to date. Readers go to the internet to find the newest and most interesting information. If they want a day old story they would read the newspaper. See what is the hot story on news sites, twitter, or ESPN and tell your audience your thoughts and opinions on it. People have incredibly short attention spans on the internet with all the links, postings, and banners that they can click on. So get your ideas out there and fast.
Success on the internet is all about publishing. As a publisher, you must know what your main objective is and understand your target group. Who is coming to your site and why? Distinguish yourself from your competition. There is very rarely a field in this world that not one of the other 6 billion people on this planet have not been involved with yet. The best way to do so is understand your niche, your competition and do it better.
And always remember…Content means success.