I’ve never been a big fan of Twitter Direct Message.
I’ve used them to continue a conversation or to exchange personal information – usually with a service provider.
I find my DM stream is filled with spam or automated “Thank you for the follow, please like my…”
“We want to make sure you can really fluidly move between public and private,” he says. Among other things, removing the 140-character cap on messages make it easier for businesses to conduct customer service over DMs.”
My question is: If you want to carry on a detailed conversation with customer service, wouldn’t it be just as effective to call or email?
“Their answers provide insight into the inner workings of the search marketing both now and in the future. The…data represents the opinions of our respondents of the various weighting of factors thought to be used (or not used) in Google’s search algorithm.”
Having just added the opportunity to share Instagram photos, Buffer now enables us to upload our videos and schedule them to post on multiple networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.
You can upload video of up to 1 gigabyte in the file formats of mp4, mov, or avi.
I tried it out today and the first try failed.
It took forever to upload a 3 minute video then stalled at 99%.
I cancelled and tried again – this time successfully.
Once uploaded, it allowed me to choose the thumbnail then post immediately or schedule.
I scheduled the tweet to appear on my Facebook Page, G+ Page, and Twitter.
As I write this, it has only appeared on Twitter.
On Facebook, it behaves like a regularly uploaded video.
You’ll get a notification that the video is processing and notified when it’s ready.
At that point, you have the usual options of adding title, thumbnail etc..
On my Hootsuite feed, it showed as a link – no thumbnail or embedded video.
On the Twitter web page, there was an option to see view “media” in the lower right corner.
When clicked, this is what it looked like.
The thumbnail I chose wasn’t there.
Could be that the feature was just rolled out and it’s not ready for prime time.
I’ll continue to play with it. Given the importance of video, it’s a good way to get your tweets noticed.
There is a treasure of rock solid business advice in this HOA – not just on websites but on where you should be placing your priorities as a business.
I’ll just paraphrase a little of what Mark said in response to Ammon’s comment on the Event Page:
“…break out of our pattern of looking for “magic tricks” and “quick fixes”. You have to cut through the flood of content and advice and do what you already know how to do as a good business person and extend that on to the online world.”
That’s it for this week.
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Thanks for dropping by. I'm the Director of Digital Marketing for Image-24.com.
My background in business includes non-profit (performing arts), restaurants and Promotions.
Having moved on from my own strategic consulting company, I now write about what interests me. So in this blog, you may read about my thoughts on marketing, health issues and business culture.
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