Trendy acronyms like OMG and TTYL aside, turns out that spelling and grammar play an important part in boosting the credibility of your tweets.
Don't take our word for it. Take the word of Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University. The two conducted a study to test the factors that most improve, and hurt, the credibility of social media messages.
A new study by Pew shows 11 percent of social media users have regretted something they've shared online. And men experience sharing regret nearly twice as often as women.
These findings and more are in a handy infographic assembled by ZoneAlarm that demonstrates social privacy behavior by gender and age.
Take a look at the infographic
Here's a fun way to see how you've been using Twitter that might reveal patterns and trends you might not otherwise notice:
Vizify has made available a free service that will examine your Twitter activity and create an infographic showing your top followers, most re-tweeted tweets, and more.
You'll need to sign in with your Twitter credentials, but...
Along the lines of our recent post about the best times to tweet to increase readership, social sharing widget Sharaholic has published data about the best days to blog.
In a nutshell: If you're looking to maximize social sharing, Thursday is your day. If boosting page views is your goal, Monday is your day.
See how the other days of the week break...
If you're spending time tweeting, then you're most likely including links inside your tweets back to your website.
Dan Zarella at HubSpot has put together a report on some surprising (and, granted, some not-so-surprising) ways you can increase your tweet click-through rate (CTR).
For example, who would have guessed that links in tweets made Thursday...
comScore released data last week showing 38 percent of all smartphone owners have used their device to make at least one online purchase. "Digital goods" was the most popular product category for September.
More interestingly, 56 percent of these folks made their purchase <em>while they were home</em>. And a little more than a third made...
If the adage "As goes mobile, so goes the Web" holds any water – and it might not, since I think I just made it up – Flash-killer HTML5's future is looking rosy.
Strategy Analytics predicts 1 billion HTML5-capable phones will be sold in 2013. That's compared to "just" 336 million sold in 2011.
For purposes of their study, the company considers "HTML5-...
A recent Pew study reveals two out of three adults who are online, use social media.
Most say they're there to stay in touch with friends Very few use it for romantic purposes: only 3 percent.
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An article about social media by marketer Dave Toliver caught our eye.
"If you think you're not 'on' or 'doing' social media, you're wrong," he writes. "Your company may not be active, but I guarantee your fans and your non-supporters are there."
He goes on to outline seven ways to put social media to work for your business.
Read "7 Ways to Create...
In ecommerce, "conversion" is the name of the game: converting visitors to your website from simple visitors to paying customers.
Mashable's put together a good list of 10 stumbling blocks many sites suffer on the way to conversion. Some are obvious (pricing), but others aren't so (product stock information).
Read Top 10 problem areas for conversion