The art of the business tweet

A question I used to hear a lot from people in business is “How do I tweet?” Today, that question has evolved into “How do I tweet effectively for my business?” The response is quite a bit deeper than answering the question purely in terms of writing out a text in 140 characters or less […]

Twitter eight years on

Today marks the eighth anniversary of Twitter, the communication platform that is globally ubiquitous today, the eleventh most-visited website in the world. From co-founder Jack Dorsey‘s first tweet on this day, March 21, in 2006, the number of active users of the service now exceed 240 million per month worldwide who tweet in more than […]

Seven years on Twitter

Today marks the seventh year I’ve been on Twitter. And this post marks that milestone to the minute as I signed up and posted my first tweet at 12.48pm UK time on December 7, 2006. signing up for twitter — Neville Hobson (@jangles) December 7, 2006 7 years, 68.6K tweets and 12,160 followers later, I […]

Beware lack of Plan B in a Twitter hashtag chat #AskJPM

Using Twitter as a channel to engage in public conversation is a tactic that’s been employed by a number of large organizations in high-profile examples over the past few weeks. Focused around a hashtag – a word or single-word phrase starting with the ‘#’ symbol – such ‘tweet chats’ can be an effective method of […]