American Express offers $100 Twitter Advertising Credit

If you’re a regular twitterrer, with a completed profile, and at least 20 followers, you can qualify for $100 twitter advertising credit from American Express as a part of Small Business Saturday® and the Shop Small initiative.

You must apply before December 14, 2012; and start your campaign latest by December 31st.  Complete details and application is here: $100 Twitter Ads Credit

2011 —a year in review, through twitter posts.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Ads

Like you have never seen before:

…from Maximidia Vintage Ads.

How many offenses can you name in this twitter feed?

ÜberTwitter coordinates as your twitter location is passé friends.  Just saying in case you overlooked to change it.

What Do Your Twitter Friends Say About Your Movie Taste?

Mombo.com is a new website that recommends movies for you based on your twitter friends’ tweets.  Check it out:

Ağzı olan konuşuyor!

"Ağzı olan konuşuyor" is a Turkish proverb, which means "whoever has a mouth, talks."  I always had a hard time making sense to this saying until the arrival of Twitter and Facebook

Femme Fatale on twitter: Anna Chapman, alleged Russian Spy’s First Tweet after deportation and exchange!

Russian Spy Anna Chapman on twitterIt looks like I’m the first one to notice the alleged Russian spy, Anna Chapman’s first tweet since her deportation!

Earlier today, I heard a news segment on NPR about the freshly deported Russian spies, and decided to look up the pretty one, Anna Chapman, on LinkedIn.  Here’s my blog post on that. 

Once I posted my blog entry, I also noticed her twitter username on her LinkedIn profile.

Yes, she’s on twitter: @ChapmanAnna 

And as I followed her link to her twitter profile, there it was, jackpot!  She had just tweeted a couple hours ago! 

Anna Chapman on Twitter

What’s amazing is that I was the first one the see. 

Her first tweet since deportation is actually a quote by John Stuart Mill, a 19th century British philosopher and civil servant:

" There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.

I have to say, it’s pretty deep.  We’ll probably learn a little more about her, the circumstances, and “her truths" if she continues to reflect and share through twitter, which is something probably thousands are looking forward to.

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Here’s an interview of Anna Chapman from February 2010 at a business conference in New York as appeared on CNN:

By the way, what do you think?

She’s pretty photogenic and pretty comfortable with the camera, isn’t she? We now have a new Mata Hari (of 21st Century)!

Who do you think will play Anna in a movie?


Femme Fatale -(pronounced /ˌfɛm fəˈtæl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam faˈtal], with all [a]’s) - An alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations.


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Excellent: 10 Dos and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter

Excellent advice from Jolie O’Dell on Mashable:

10 Dos and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter


Here’s the 10 Dos and Don’ts:

1. Don’t Be a Showoff

2. Don’t Use Poor Grammar or Spelling

3. Don’t Get Too Personal

I like this next one a lot as I have zero-tolerance for robots and absentee twitterers.  I previously touched upon this in two blog posts: Why Colliding Worlds on Social Media is a “No No” and also in 3 Biggest Problems with Twitter are…

4. Don’t Auto-Tweet


It’s OK to set up tweets to roll out while you’re away from your desk, but think long and hard before you automate an entire feed to stream into your Twitter account. Users can smell a bot from miles away, and the point of Twitter is to be personally engaging more than blatantly promotional. Also, this might go without saying for the tech-savvy marketers among us, but don’t automatically DM new followers; it’s seen as spam. And never DM someone your account doesn’t also follow.

5. Don’t Leave Air in the Conversation

6. Don’t Overtweet

7. Do Shout Out to Users Who Mention You

8. Do Monitor Keywords and Competitors

9. Do Make an Informative Profile

10. Do Fish Where the Fish Are

Whether you are new to twitter or have been a “twitterer" a while, this advice goes for pretty much anybody on twitter —beyond just the brands… You can read the original article here.

By the way, you can connect with me on twitter: @KyEkinci

"Ağzı Olan Konuşuyor = Twitter"

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