Tag Archives: social networking

How to create a Twitter bot using Bot Libre

We have recently been involved with creating some Twitter bots to help us save time by automatically tweeting at set times. Although there are services that allow you to do this they do charge for full functionality whereas this service is free.

To create the bot you can use the steps given on the following page here: Bot Libre Twitter bot

We have so far created 3 and it saves a lot of time, we only use the feature of automatically tweeting but there is an endless feature set.

Let us know what you use yours for?

New MySpace comes at a time when social networks are becoming bloated

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Have you checked out the all new MySpace? If you haven’t already then you really should take a look.

In June 2011, Specific Media Group and Justin Timberlake jointly purchased the company taking it over from News Corp.

Since the takeover the whole site and platform has been rebuilt and redesigned, and for music discovery and networking (in that sense) it is the best out there and blows Facebook out of the water.

What’s better is that the help and support platform is actively managed and you do get a response to any queries.

My recommendation – check this out!

You can sign up by clicking the following Link: Sign Up


What is Foursquare?

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This is a question we get asked quite a bit, so I thought I’d put it together in a blog post so you can stop asking us – sound good?

So to get to the nitty gritty: What is Foursquare (#4sq)? Taken from the web site, which explains it in the best detail:

Foursquare is a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you’re out and about, use Foursquare to share and save the places you visit. And, when you’re looking for inspiration for what to do next, we’ll give you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been.

Whether you’re setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, Foursquare is the perfect companion.

The app is free and available for all popular mobile platforms as well as via a mobile site at http://foursquare.com/mobile.

I’m a big advocate of the app – it helps you discover new locations and lets you and your friends find different locations to hang out.

Depending on where you check in, offers may be available to you where you can get money off, or deals on products (food, drink etc). I can spend a lot of time discussing the business marketing aspect but I’ll be here all night, so shall keep that for another time – watch this space!

If you check in at a location often enough you become the ‘Mayor’ and again, depending on the venue, different offers may be available to you!

So, what are you waiting for, get started!

Twitter – key to higher follower numbers?

Twitter LogoThe basic answer is that you have to engage with your audience. Think of Twitter as an extension to your presence in real life.

Talk about things you’re doing, hobbies, jobs, where you are can help by attracting followers from the areas you’re visiting – FourSquare can really help here – check it out!

You should start using ‘#’ tags – this enables your tweets to show up more easily in searches on Twitter. For example, if you’re looking for help fixing your broken Vauxhall motorcar you would add #Vauxhall to your tweet. Anyone then searching for this will see your tweet – and don’t be surprised if you have a Vauxhall dealership or mechanic somewhere reply!

And most importantly do engage – that is the key word. If you have a BlackBerry, iPhone, Android phone there are apps for Twitter available. Otherwise you can access the site at mobile.twitter.com (data charges will apply, so if you don’t want to be charged check with your mobile provider first!)

And post often!

If you would like any further advice and tips just comment below and I’ll be happy to assist!