#TwitterStayingAlive – It’s Not Dead and This is Why – Ian R Clayton

I have been reading about the death of Twitter lately and, like Mark Twain might have said; “the roomers about its death are greatly exaggerated”.

Twitter may well be in a transition and yes, its lost some of its relevance in the micro-blogging world which is now adopted by pretty well all the bookmark and social sites. Even Press Releases are asking us for a bite sized summary. We need to remember that Twitter started it all.

I curated an article that listed the 5 points why “Twitter is Dying” there is truth in all 5. But it’s still a powerful web entity and I believe that the community will revive. Personally I use twitter daily – i don’t necessary go to the site online but I do look at my emails from twitter. I look for interesting articles and ideas that are helpful. If I like them I know that someone like me will like them and I share those that relate to my market, travel and tourism, right here on this website.

Its an valuable source of content and much of it is original ideas and sharing. Many of the post you will see in this site were discovered on twitter, and with over a thousand views now each month I think that it is resonating and clearly you are reading this because it has some significance to you. So, I for one, am for #TwitterStayingAlive.

I have to admit that I have not got this tweeting thing fully automated. Automation is great and we cant do without it. BUT, the tools I have tried for Twitter just don’t turn me on. In fact they really turn me Off. So all of my re-tweeting, replies and comments are manual, and for that reason I ma not a very prolific users. Every few days I look at my email and I re-tweet good content manually. I select what to post manually and always have a very personal point of view!

Ok – I know I am a bit old fashioned. I do use Bufferapp to schedule post from this site and it works ok. I do need to upgrade to Buffer pro status and it will work better – I am looking into other options.

Anyway – this is just quick thoughts, must not get carried away.
Love to hear what you think about #TwitterStayingAlive and what tools and automation works etc.

For the record here are 3 things I Like About TWITTER:

1. Great source of relevant content from people you admire
2. Powerful links to site you tweet about (SEO)
3. It forces us to be concise and cuts through too much rambling and noise on the net

AND – It is just the beginning of a fully integrated autonomous intelligent network. Will write about this later!

Is Twitter Dying? – What Can Save It – MediaPost

MediaPost Publications The One Thing That Could Save Twitter 07/18/2014.

There’s speculation on the death of Twitter centered on Wall Street sentiment like earnings (Twitter’s stock has been downgraded) and standard platform health metrics like new user growth rate, log-in frequency, and content engagement. But Twitter’s capacity to make money for its investors lies in its ability to have a critical mass of people listening and engaging with each other on its app.

And According to Holly Hamann, that just not happening..

She list several symptoms of this:

1. Nobody talks back:
2. Content gets lost:
3. No one collects tweets:
4. More is not better:
5. Twitter doesn’t know me:

Read More Click Here

How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts

How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic.

Like the rest of the social networks that have survived, Twitter has changed, both in response to user and commercial demands. The user interface, application ecosystem, geographical distribution, and culture not what they were in 2010, let alone 2006.


The report offer useful insights like”


The average active user tweets about 20 times per month. That number grew a lot from (roughly) 2009 to early 2012, but then it leveled off and began to fall.

Retweeting is up; replying is down. Retweets became more frequent than replies in late 2013. (Oh, and “old-style” retweets are dead.)


How Travel Advertisers can Get Results from Social Media Marketing

How travel advertisers can crack the code of social media marketing.

A recent PhoCusWright study found that “90% of travelers are active on social networks: 73% log on daily and 53% use their networks to look for deals (22% travel-related). And they post about their travels, more often while on the road (31%) than when back home (27%).”

BUT social media sites account for less than 4% of inbound traffic to travel websites.

This article looks at ways that Tourism suppliers can increase use of Facebook and twitter to build their brands and get more direct bookings

– See more at: http://www.tnooz.com/article/crack-code-social-media-marketing/#sthash.2uH6m8hE.dpuf

9 Best Practices for Hotels on Twitter

Nine Best Practices for Hotels on Twitter | ReviewPro – ReviewPro.

Much of the ideas are pretty standard stuff here, but thr are a couple of ghems, like craeting a community. You have to think about it but if you can do this it will be great for business. I also will check out the Wefollow suggestions! I especially like “For inspiration, check out The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, which has grown its following to over 219,000 by tweeting about events, local info and promotions and by keeping things fun, interactive and conversational. – See more at: http://www.reviewpro.com/nine-best-practices-hotels-on-twitter-27740#sthash.7MxP7mSt.dpuf”