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Twitter Etiquette: Tips & Tricks IV (#SWChat)


As the #SWChat community are massive fans of Twitter, and the 3rd party technology and Twitter's own policies are changing regularly, #SWChat likes to revisit how brands and people should use Twitter to engage better.

This was the 4th Twitter Etiquette event in the series and again we shared the latest tips & tricks to really get the best out of Twitter personally and professionally.

Event Questions

Q1) What is an manageable number of #Twitter followers you should have at any one time?
Q2) What are the DO's and DON'T's for creating a #Twitter bio?
Q3) Is it better to send lot's of tweets rarely, or tweet moderately but often?
Q4) What are the DO's and DON'T's for a #Twitter avatar?
Q5) What bad #Twitter Etiquette really annoys the hell out of you?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Panelists (confirmed): Colin Hope-Murray; Greg Lowe; Emily Atkinson

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)


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Nifty50 Top Twitter Tech Men 2012

I am truly honoured to be included amongst some of the most respected people on Twitter.


Twitter Etiquette: Tips & Tricks III (#SWChat)


There are many different approaches to using Twitter, some work and some don't. This event shared tips & tricks of how brands should use Twitter to engage better.


Event Questions

Q1) For business use what should your #Twitter Avatar be - Brand logo or human face?
Q2) What's your policy on following back people that follow you - autofollow, review first, never?
Q3) What 3 things do you look for to follow someone on #Twitter?
Q4) What 3 things stop you from following someone on #Twitter?
Q5) Is #Twitter a listening, broadcasting or engagement tool?
Q6) What #Twitter tools do you use to help listen, broadcast and engage with others?
Q7) <not asked>
Q8) <not asked>

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Jenn Emerson, Colin Hope-Murray, Andrew Sim, Steve Cassady, Greg Lowe, Mark Moehlert

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)


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What's Hot In Social Media II (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace event.

What's Hot In Social Media II



The previous What's Hot in Social Media event was such a popular one that we have decided to make this a monthly event.

This event is discussing what is hot right now in the world of Social Media (from social technologies / platforms to conferences, to mobile apps to the very latest acquisitions etc...).

Event Questions

Q1) Why are B2B Social Media firms so hot right now? [ ref ]
Q2) raises $600k to build ad-free alternative to Twitter [ ref ]. Can they really compete?
Q3) Olympics 2012 - Will Social Media be the catalyst for encouraging future Olympians [ref: ]
Q4) What's hot in social media legislation. Is freedom of speech dead ?
Q5) <not asked>


Twitter Channel

Hashtag: #SWChat

Guest: n/a

Moderators: @DavidChris (host)

Stats: 925 Tweets; 202k Reach; 2.7 Mil Impressions


Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Mark Moehlert; Andrew Sim; Colin Hope-Murray

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)




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Do you suffer from Social (media) Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D)?

Message to readers,

Updated post due to the fact I didn't know Social Anxiety Disorder was actually a real medical condition (whoops!). I'm hoping now that the changes I've made will make it clear that it is a "tongue-in-cheek" post and will stop me receiving any more requests for interviews / guest articles on how to deal with the medical condition Social Anxiety Disorder.

Apologies to the confused or the offended...

warmest regards,
David Christopher

Have you ever been down the pub with a group of friends and interrupted a flowing conversation to answer that beep from your smartphone informing you that someone has commented on your latest Facebook status?

Maybe you have been having dinner with your family at a nice restaurant and excused yourself for the fourth time blaming it on a weak bladder because you needed to check what has been happening in your Twitter stream; a weak bladder that only manifested itself at the same time as getting your first smartphone?

Or maybe you were watching a film at the cinema and noticed a flashing coming from the hand where you are gripping your smartphone tightly, whilst your girlfriend squeezed the other hand harder and harder giving you that "don't even think about it" look?

If any of these sound familiar to you then you could have Social (media) Anxiety Disorder (or S.A.D for short).

S.A.D is a serious disease that is spreading fast around the globe and now starting to spread to the workplace as companies start to adopt social technologies to collaborate.

If we don't act now this could turn into a worldwide epidemic!

If you already do any of the following then it could already be too late for you....

  1. You cannot resist the temptation to text, instant message, tweet, or generally converse via your smartphone than watch the 238 slide PowerPoint presentation on how this weeks strategy could increase the company margin tenfold
  2. You give colleagues your twitter username when they ask for your email address
  3. You suggest "I'll Friend you on Facebook" when you meant to say "lets do lunch"
  4. You restrict your emails to 140 characters
  5. You keep a running count of the colleagues you know
  6. You host twitter chats instead of telephone conferences
  7. You prefix forwarded emails with RT
  8. You spend 10 minutes trying to find the Like button of a document uploaded onto your intranet site
  9. You refuse to talk to a colleague you don't know without a verbal introduction from one of their team members
  10. You first hear that your boss has left the company via their updated LinkedIn profile

For me it's already too late....but hopefully my suffering hasn't been in vain and this blog post helps you identify the signs before Social (media) Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D) takes another life.