The Twitter Phenomenon

The recent news that Apple Computer has more cash than the federal government is just a hint at what’s going on. Against the backdrop of the federal deficit and Wall Street’s continued decline, the news broke last month that Apple is sitting on approximately $76.2 billion in cash (as of the end of June). This is more than the U.S. government claims to have (a paltry $73.7 billion). A high tech firm has eclipsed a mark that the former titans of our economy, the oil companies and auto makers, can only envy.

This week, Miley Cyrus announced that she was leaving Twitter for good. According to her last tweet, she left Twitter http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/e-commerce-in-china/ because her rumored boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, asked her to delete her account. Twitter Traffic Machine does provide everything that it promises except the one thing I bought it for. It does not automatically add thousands of followers. In fact, if used as instructed, it will very effectively annoy large numbers of potential prospects, replacing quality inter-personal communication with spam.

Now is the best time to stop all those campaigns that generate poor sales or don’t work at all. This way, you’ll have more budget and time to those that convert to profits. The terrain of the blogosphere has changed radically. Governments and big business have homed in. Blogs are now a focus of social media marketing and sales pitches. microblogging via Twitter the current big thing. For some the blog has lost its innocence and with it much of its charm.

http://blogs.elpais.com/china-red/2014/06/zara-vender%C3%A1-por-internet-en-china-en-la-plataforma-tmall.html For others, blogging presents all sorts of opportunities, from democratizing journalism to flogging goods. Anyone contemplating starting a blog today would do well to get a grip on how different – and how difficult – successful blogging is now. If you paste your link into the field on a URL shortening service, it will first run the link through its database to see if it already exists there. If the link is already there, it will give you the already created shortened version of the link.

If your link doesn’t appear in the database already, the URL service will add it and then run the link through a random or sequential alphanumeric generator. That simply means it will create a shorter link composed of letters and numbers. After the shortened link is published, when someone clicks on it they are redirected to the original link. All of this comes on the heels of the news that Georgia player Jeff Owens’ started a blog. As technology expands, fans are getting access to their favorite teams via other methods than the traditional newspapers.

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