As I type, the Burger King official Twitter account (@burgerking) has been hacked with the name changed to “McDonalds”. Together with a golden arches logo put on to the avatar. At the time it happened BurgerKing had 80,000 fans, this is set to rise rapidly as the hack transpires.
Twitter Vine is a new mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos. Twitter Vine was introduced on January 24th and is designed to encourage Twitter members to share clips recorded on their smartphones. Whereas previously we had 140 characters to describe how we were feeling, now we have a short video where Vine gives Twitter an entirely different platform to share ideas and thoughts.
How long are Twitter Vine videos?
Six seconds. It works in a similar way to the 140 character ethos you get on a post in twitter, in only having a maximum of 6 seconds per video. But what’s best about the video offering is that you are able to take stop-motion videos, thus condensing more imagery into one video.
How do I get Twitter Vine?
If you have an iPhone, you just need to go to the Apple App store and download the free app. Currently the Twitter Vine app is only available for Apple iOS devices, such as the iPhone, but it won’t be too long before available on other operating systems, such as Android, Windows and Blackberry. We’ll update this post when Twitter Vine is available on Blackberry handsets. (more…)
It was claimed that the 2008 US Election was won by Barack Obama through his campaigns work on social media. Now with the most ever re-tweets this time round and huge support throughout the campaign on Facebook and Twitter the same could be argued again.
After he won the previous US Election in 2008 the New York Time stated:
“The Obama campaign did not invent anything completely new. Instead, by bolting together social networking applications under the banner of a movement, they created an unforeseen force to raise money, organize locally, fight smear campaigns and get out the vote that helped them topple the Clinton machine and then John McCain and the Republicans.” (more…)
We have already written about the good relationship Twitter and live TV has together, then if you mix in pop music and the younger audiences, then Twitter is the ideal medium for the X-Factor stars to interact with their fans. It’s also a pretty good way for us to see which one has the fan base to take this year’s crown. (more…)
Facebook announced last week that it now has more than 30 million UK users. That’s around half the population which is very good news for anyone in the business of social media marketing. The site has added around 4 million UK users in the last eight months alone. (more…)
British Sportsmen and women spend a lot of their life training and performing in competitions but a lot of them seem to find the time and inclination to tell us what they are up to on Twitter. Some of our British sports stars use the micro social network to talk to their fans, their teammates, their competitors or even use it as a device to get a new job from it (see Darren Bent). We all know about the American sport stars who use Twitter such so here is a list of the Top 10 British Sporting celebrities and sportsmen to follow on Twitter: (more…)
We were told Twitter was the biggest thing since the printing press. We questioned “what’s the point of Twitter” but now with some research we hear that people can’t really be bothered with it. Stop Press, is it true, Twitter is pointless, Twitter is useless, Twitter is boring? Is this the end of Twitter? Well maybe, maybe not. (more…)
Other than claiming to know all the words to Mama Mia in a macho, football loving office environment – there isn’t much more embarrassing than admitting to loving the massive new craze – Twitter. I continue to smash the insults for six as I soldier on with my Twitter quest. I want the world to know what I am doing! I want the world to be aware of the ups and downs of my life! Is this the sole reason people use Twitter? Is this the point of twitter? How can we define Twitter usage? All is below my friend.