Showing posts with label social media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social media. Show all posts

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Twitter down worldwide

 By Sarah Morgan

From around 8:30am GMT on Tuesday morning, users of Twitter have been reporting issues accessing their accounts on both desktops and mobile apps. Users are being shown "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon." The outage has been reported primarily across the UK, France and Germany, with some reports in Japan and Russia.

Photograph from twitter.com


Some users reported an intermittent return to service at around 10:00am GMT but performance issues have been continuing throughout Tuesday.

 About the Author:        
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Make your business sociable

If you're not already using social media for your business, you have given your competitors the edge. The likes of Twitter and Facebook have been helping companies to increase brand awareness, attract new leads and engage with customers for almost 10 years now.

Don’t worry though it's never too late to get your business out there. However, Forrester Research analyst Nate Elliott claims that “nearly a decade into the era of social media, more social marketers are failing than succeeding." But why?

The reason is simple. Your business’ social media success doesn’t depend on the number of “Likes” or followers your page has. Those figures can easily be orchestrated and therefore don’t always act in line with your business aims.



What’s in it for your business?

As the use of mobile devices keeps on increasing, so do the hours spent on social networks. So why not build better brand image where most people can see and interact with you? Via social media, not only will you be able to promote your products and services, but you’ll also have a way of monitoring your company’s reputation. Interacting with your customers will give your company the human touch, every business needs.

Think first and take it slow


Before rushing into signing up for all existing social networks give it some time and think about what your goals are. Each platform is different, and they can serve your needs in different ways. 

TechRadar’s top tips for using social media to grow your business:

  • Take it slow. You don’t have to be everywhere.
  • Plan it. Come up with a strategy, set goals and determine your indicators of success.
  • Talk to your audience. Ask and answer questions. These conversations will be appreciated. 
  • Share relevant content. Find out what works best for your business.
  • Keep your audience interested, but don’t spam them with too many posts.
  • Be patient. The impact of social media won’t occur overnight. Building your online reputation will take time.
For more tips visit TechRadar and read the full article on what social media can do for your business.