https://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2010/05/28/field-report-shanghai-and-chinas-social-web/ – http://brandchannel.com/home/post/2012/08/24/The-Week-in-China-Coke-Brands-On-Weibo-300-KFCs-Starwood-Skis-Xiaomi-HTC-and-a-Homemade-Lamborghini.aspx. Socialoomph: Socialoomph is a free application (there is also a paid service), that allows you to send your welcome DM on autopilot. I don’t know about you, but I am continuously inundated with e-mails everyday saying “such and such is now following you on twitter.” To cut down on the “thanks for following me e-mails,” I use Socialoomph to send it for me. You can also set it to automatically follow any new followers…
“easy peasy.” You can also schedule updates from your blog through socialoomph, so your tweets can go out when you are too busy to send them yourself. Inspired by Twitter and Facebook, it’s a business-focused social networking tool designed to increase communication while decreasing email traffic. Launched on stage at TechCrunch50 in September 2008, it’s now used by such corporations as Xerox, Disney and the BBC. Weekends aren’t a good time to post status updates which you would like to be popular for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, most people have a tendency to go out much more at the weekends and will therefore use facebook less, consequently fewer people will see your status update. Furthermore, even the people who do log on often will not want people to know they’re on-line at the weekend as it will imply that they’re not social and staying in at the weekend while they ought to be out and about having fun. As a result many people will not socialise with any person during these periods on facebook so that it seems like they’re not on-line and possibly out and about.
Twitter, a microblogging service that answers the question “What are you doing right now?” is the latest social networking craze to sweep the nation. Both Richt and Carroll have recently joined the service and interested fans can check up on both head coaches by subscribing to their individual Twitter feeds. Blogs can be still be worthwhile for amateur bloggers. A blog designed for the entertainment of your circle of friends and family is still a great way to keep in touch.
If the writing is good enough, it may pick up a following beyond that, through word of mouth. Quality still rises to the top amongst in the ocean of trashy content that the internet can, with some justification, be described as. Obviously those with the time, energy and motivation have the edge. The sad thing about the blogosphere is that those people are often those with something to sell. They will be skilled in putting their blogs forward, while Joe Bloggs languishes in obscurity at the bottom of the rankings, swamped by professional competition.
If you connect with your fellow “Twitterers” with meaningful updates, then you’re tapping into a very valuable opportunity. The chance to spread your ideas and to interact with influential people who might share your message with others.