10 uses for Twitter favourites (and the signals that they send)

How to get more out of Twitter etiquette

Twitter is home to 284 million monthly active users producing a flood of 500 million Tweets each day. That’s a lot of scope for retweets or favourites – two very different responses.

Every other button on social media has one clear function. However there’s more than one purpose behind the Twitter star and this has lead to several strategies for how to put it to best use. When someone favourites your Tweet their reason may be less obvious than first appears…

Twitter-favourite star

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10 IFTTT recipes to dominate the social media avalanche

Using ifttt.com to handle your workload on social media

You should be looking for ways to protect your two most precious assets – your brain and your time. Use IFTTT to save yourself from social media congestion.

In an ideal world you’ll have the time to look at your routine tasks and browse through the channels at ifttt.com to create your own custom solutions. However the ready-made solution may fit just right. Take a look at these existing IFTTT recipes that other people have found useful and re-purpose them for yourself. Even if they don’t fit perfectly they may spark an idea to create something new…

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Rush to ‘Buy now’ on Facebook and Twitter?

How do 'Buy now' buttons on social media affect you?

Within a few weeks of each other both Facebook and Twitter have shown that they’re looking at new ways to monetise their channels. Images have cropped up online of ‘Buy now’ buttons embedded in posts and tweets designed to enable users to purchase products without leaving their social network.

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A Recent Comments widget for a private blog

A how-to workaround using IFTTT, Gmail and Twitter

Widgets for Recent Comments rely on RSS feeds which are necessarily public. For this reason blogging platforms do not provide Recent Comment widgets for private blogs which is a perennial request on internet forums.

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