The makers of the popular sharing widget, AddThis, released a report of the top 10 most shared web pages in 2010. The data was calculated based on the number of shares recorded using the widget installed in nearly 7 million websites. Among the list were videos, news articles, and photos.
Three tweets about Justin Bieber(sigh), one shared link, eight celebrities, and one Twitter user without a million followers…all culminating in this year’s most retweeted tweets. Sadly, Twitter does not provide actual total counts extending beyond 100+.
Earlier this year, Twitter released their @Anywhere service to allow developers and website owners integrate the Twitter platform onto their websites. For example, you can link Twitter usernames to Hovercards that display the user’s Twitter account seamlessly on your website. Check out the great tutorial by Net Tuts+.
As a follow up to 3 Twitter iPhone Apps You Will Love and Use Everyday, Hack Social Media is pleased to announce a giveaway for one of the featured Twitter apps, SimplyTweet 3.
If you like to enter for a chance to win, here are 2 ways to do so:
- Retweet the following message on Twitter:
- Comment on this blog post explaining why you want to win a copy of SimplyTweet. Remember to leave a valid email address or I will not be able to contact you.
Just entered a contest to win 1 of 4 copies of SimplyTweet 3 for iPhone, courtesy of @tonykhue and @simplytweet: http://bit.ly/ezbPFT
I also suggest that you follow me on Twitter @tonykhue so in the event that you are chosen, I will be able to easily DM you right away.
Yep, that’s it! It’s that easy. This contest will run for one week starting today and ends on January 6th, 2011. Holy cow! That’s next week/year!
Recently, Twitterrific was updated to version 3, and with it a bare-bones version took its place. At first, I was not impressed with the new version, finding that a lot of features seemed to be removed or simply forsaken. The interface was made much more minimalistic which drove me nuts since I had grown so accustomed to its predecessor.
If you’ve never heard about Threadless, today’s your lucky day. Threadless is a widely-popular online store that sells custom t-shirts. Every newly printed t-shirt is decided by the community of users who vote for new designs that they like. This community-based approach has led to 10 prosperous years along with a very enthusiastic body of followers.
That’s the question Lee Odden of TopRank Blog posed to over 40 well-known marketing experts including Jay Baer, Guy Kawasaki, and Scott Monty. Overall, most agreed that a clearly defined strategy trumps tactics. For example, Steve Bendt explains:
Tactics don’t take into account the customer need. They typically center around “doing something viral” or “doing social” or “creating a community.” Good social strategy forces you to understand and realize that if you don’t solve a real customer need with your actions, you’re already forgotten.
In other words, a good marketing strategy boils down to the core principles: understand who your customer is, deliver a product or service that meets customer’s needs, and identify areas to improve upon.
Every successful product is built upon an infrastructure I like to call “the secret sauce.” It’s that intangible moment a new user experiences when using a product for the very first time.
Let’s take Facebook for example. When you first create a profile, Facebook helps you connect with your friends and family, and as we all know, Facebook is nothing without its community of users.