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Top 10 Signs You May Be a Social Media Douchebag

Social media douchebag
Could you possibly be a social media douchebag?
Read these 10 signs and see for yourself…
I wrote this list because, unfortunately, I’ve seen every single one of these episodes of ultimate douchebaggery.

The straw that broke the camel’s back was today, when I received a Twitter DM advertising some sort of Christmas shopping junk. I went to the guy’s profile page to unfollow him, and there, right on his bio, it said “I am a social media marketing expert.” I Tweeted publicly (without including his name): “If you DM spam me, you are NOT a ‘social media marketing expert’. You’re just an asshole.”

That led to the creation of this list…the worst of what I’ve experienced in nearly 3 years of Twitter and Facebook: (more…)

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How to Find People on Twitter

How to find people on Twitter.
How to find people on Twitter.
This month, I am experimenting with video. I thought it would be fun to do videos on various topics related to your business — from saving money, to being more productive, to using common tools.

This video is about using Twellow, the “Twitter yellow pages”, to find people who share your interests on Twitter. I use Twellow to find the thought leaders in a niche. You can drill down very specifically; for instance, finding only personal finance bloggers.

If you have a specific target market, Twellow is incredibly useful for finding people in that niche, as well.

I had never heard of Twellow, despite being on Twitter for nearly three years, and that’s why I decided to shoot this video. I have no personal relationship with Twellow. (more…)

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