How to increase your Twitter Following

Twitter is a very popular social media tool, there are over 8,000 tweets sent per second, showing how popular it has become. Many people who interact on Twitter may want to increase the amount of followers they have. There are many ways listed below:

Responding to Tweets

One of the many ways individuals can increase their Twitter following is to respond to tweets of similar topics. For example, responding, ‘favouriting’ and ‘retweeting’ tweets suggests that the individual shares similar interesting, thus leading to them following you. Another interesting way of gaining followers is by tweeting inspirational quotes, because people enjoy reading them, for example, the app  ‘Forismatic which has many inspirational quotes, sharing them will enable you to gain followers.

Buying followers

A very common method to increase the following count  is to buy followers, you could simply do that by clicking on this site, some may want to increase their Twitter followers as more followers brings more advertising. For example, nowadays you see many accounts which tweet links, them links lead to a page that has many advertisements leading to them gaining money! which is quite clever actually? A good way of gaining followers, is to target power tweeters, for example, those who have a big following on Twitter, interacting with them leads to them ‘retweeting’ you, subsequently leading to a lot of attention and  leading them to become more of aware of your profile, then eventually following you.

Rushour

Tweeting during the ‘rush hour’ is between 10 am until 4pm, to be more precise, it is normally between 1-2pm every day, more interaction is likely with your followers.

Making use of Hasgtags

Utilising hashtags is a common way to interact on Twitter, such as  tweeting about Eastenders, you could use the hashtag #EElive, if others enjoy your view or agree with it, it leads to further interaction. Furthermore, hashtags are a really quick and easy way to see how many people agree with you. For example, if I am thinking about something that is trending on Twitter, and I click on it to see what other people are thinking, it’s nice to see that other people agree.

In addition to ulitisling hashtags, you could make  it impossible for people to not unfollow you,  you could do this by tweeting  high-quality stuff, being more resourceful, will help maintain the number of followers. For example, tweeting ‘PDF’ files that may useful for assignments.

In conclusion, I believe that wanting to increase your Twitter following is very positive as a it shows that you want to use this tool to interact with many people across the world.

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What Google produces do you use and why do you use them?

There are many search engines available to us, such as ‘Bing!’, Yahoo, Ask.com (Ask Jeeves), but in my opinion Google is the best one out of all of them. Google helps find relevant information the easiest and quickest way. Products such as Google Scholar and Google books are very useful when it comes to educational purposes. Also,  Google is also very helpful in the fact it helps sync accounts together. For example, today I made a new Google account, and I wanted to also make a new Youtube account, However, because I was already signed in on Google Chrome as ‘chrome is part of Google’ I didn’t have to set anything up. All I had to do was click, ‘Create Youtube Channel’ and there you go!.

There are many google products such as :

Google drive – for storage purposes, which is very useful to save academic files and personal photos

Google maps- which has almost replaced the ‘sat-nav’ altogether as it is incorporated in digital devices, it is also cost effective as it is free to download, and it also helps reduce the chances that you will check your phone for ‘SMS’ or phone calls, as you don’t want to lose direction. I am thinking of doing a campaign on raising awareness of Mental Health, and using Google Maps would be very useful for directions as I would want to speak to community centres about the issue.

Google Chrome- Powerful web tool which is used every day by millions of people. An app for your digital device which is very useful to connect to on the go.

Google Translate- Google translate is very useful, as it enables verbal communication between individuals without knowing the same language. The new mechanism which plays sounds enables tourists or visitors to communicate with one another. For example, students from Malaysia came to the MMU university campus about a week ago, even though they could understand English very well. I used Google translate to communicate words back in Malaysian. Found this very useful as it enabled me have conversations in a different language, thus breaking down barriers.

Google books – A very useful tool to read books online, which I found useful for the first assignment in the communication unit.

I find all these tools very useful as I incorporate them in my daily life, Google products are becoming increasingly popular every day. There are many Google services that people do not know about. Here’s a useful article to read. P.S I didn’t know there would be about 180! .

http://www.minterest.org/google-products-services-you-probably-dont-know/

What is ®TMark and why is it a significant organisation?

®TMark is a corporation which receives project ideas from internet users  and incorporates it on their site. The original name comes from the term registered trademark. Each project has it’s own dialogue, which tells you about who manage’s the project and the funding projects underneath. For example, ‘The education fund’, many projects have participated on changing the ways education is perceived. ®TMark  is significant as it offers a platform for other organisations/corporations/individuals to  start up their projects, often investors step up to help.

The most significant projects on ®TMark are:

The threat of the millennium 

The Etoy fund

The Archimedes project

Student debt

Campaign 1

Initially, I wanted to use ‘GIMP’ but I felt like I needed more time to get familiar with the software, so I have left it for now. I used publisher instead, and I found a couple of pictures  from that I thought would be suitable for the poster. Such as the debt underneath the boot as it portrays a powerful message, saying that despite the celebrations of graduation, we are still covered in debt. I wanted to use a play on words to make the campaign more effective and catch the attention of students.

Starving on a full stomach.

Greenpeace

Greenpeace  targeted the drink Coca-cola for the consumption waste it produces, and how it harmful to many animals. In the campaign there were 212 pieces of rubbish that were fed to albatross along with fish caught by his/her mother.  The campaign was trying to portray that Humans dumping rubbish into the sea is not only killing oceans but also killing animals. As many birds mistake the waste for food, thus consuming plastic waste their stomach’s grow bigger, and cannot digest any food, thus literally starving on a full stomach.

The use of visual persuasion within the campaign was very effective, as words were hardly needed to describe what the campaign meant, as the words can also be (almost) visual.  The campaign used three arguments to make their campaign effective. The first one was the rational argument, the rational argument could be that the humans are throwing waste into the sea. The second one is the emotional appeal, with the fact that animals are dying, they used emotional appeal as it exploits emotions, it also wants to make you cry or produce a sense of outrage so individuals support the campaign. Lastly, it used a moral appeal in the campaign. Where they are trying to portray the message of  an innocent animal dying on the basis of humans being careless and selfish in the sense that they do not care about  the effects of throwing rubbish  into the sea which could harm animals. Trying to portray that humans have a duty to look after the earth, and care about the animals.
The campaign also promotes  that  we should look after the Earth and care more for animals . The campaign also uses image presentation on the right side.(objective description of ideas) and the left side  with the bird shows image representation (subjective depiction of our ideas) with the bird on the left.

My experience in ASDA- has technology reduced our reliance on humans?

I went to ASDA and did my shopping, and then when I got to the customer serving area, I realised that there were no cashiers at the till. I know they have them self-check out things but that’s for a separate area. I saw people serving themselves with nobody at the till!!.. I was a bit confused at first, and I only saw one cashier there, so I thought I’d go the cashier as I felt sad at the fact that there were 10 aisles and only one cashier was needed for that area. Made me think about how computer systems is leading to less jobs. Maybe in a couple of years time we won’t see any cashiers anymore and they might lose their jobs :(. It seemed like everyone was willing to use the computer systems to avoid human interaction too. I also stumbled across an article called ‘ is technology making less human’ 

Hope you all have a nice evening! 😀

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