“In a recent survey 73 percent of female users said that they trust Twitter. Twitter was second behind only Pinterest (81 percent) as the most trusted social network for women, and 31 percent said that they had gone on to buy an item recommended to them through the micro-blogging channel.”
“Trends help you discover the emerging topics people are talking about on Twitter. You can see these topics as a worldwide list, or select one of more than 150 locations. In order to show emerging topics that matter more to you, today we’re improving our algorithms to tailor Trends based on your location and who you follow on Twitter.”
Read more: Tailored Trends bring you closer | Twitter Blog.
- Post 9am-3pm ET, Monday through Thursday
- Especially post 1-3pm ET, Monday through Thursday
- Avoid posting after 8pm ET during the weekends
- Avoid posting after 3pm ET on Friday and at all on weekends
- Post 1-4pm ET during the week
- Especially post midweek 1-3pm ET
- The very best time is Wednesday at 3pm ET
- Avoid posting between 8pm ET and 8am ET during the week
- Avoid posting on weekends
Tumblr (graphic posted above)
- Post from 4pm ET onward
- Especially post from 7pm-10pm ET onward, with Monday and Tuesdays being good
- Post on Friday evenings
(Sounds about right. Tumblr’s popularity in the evening supports my assessment that everyone likes to live-blog TV.)
On 22 September 2010, at 8.42pm, Tyler Clementi updated his Facebook status: “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.” In the days leading up to the Rutgers University student’s suicide, he had discovered his roommate, Dharun Ravi, had been spying on him through a hacked webcam connection and had been discussing his sexuality on Twitter and Facebook. Last month, a jury in New Jersey convicted Ravi of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. He faces up to ten years in jail and possible deportation to India. The intricacies of the case have raised serious issues surrounding hate crimes, questioning the role of social media in cyber bullying.
But what about their capacity as tools for prevention?
Read more: Using Social Media to Prevent Suicide
Google and Twitter cannot “act like a policeman” of content on their networks, the attorney general has said in his strongest intervention yet on regulation of the internet.
Dominic Grieve described as an “common sense” a suggestion by the MPs and peers that privacy injunctions should routinely be served on internet companies, as well as newspapers and broadcasters.