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Twitter RT means ReTweet
RT is an abbreviation for ReTweet, which is like Repeat. It’s like forwarding, but for Twitters instead of emails. If you see something really cool from one of the people you follow, you may want to ReTweet it so that the people following YOU (and not the original person) can see it.
“RT is slang, not a system function. Twitter doesn’t do anything special if you put in the RT.”
Why don’t people follow me back?
Just because you follow someone doesn’t mean they’ll turn around and follow you back. Some people are paranoid because they think you’re a twitter spammer, or maybe you don’t have your Twitter profile set up completely. Here’s a few pages where I explain why I follow people back – or don’t follow them back.
Adding more info to your twitter profile!
When someone views your Twitter page, they make a snap decision whether or not to follow you. People want to know in a matter of seconds if you’ve got something interesting to say or valuable information they can use to make their own twit feed more interesting and relevant.
Unfortunately, sometimes your most recent Tweets have less relevant articles that may not be related to what you usually Tweet about. Maybe you’ve been on vacation or selebrating a recent life changing event, or you’re talking about the plane crash on the Hudson. People would have to scroll through a page or more of your history to figure out what you do and what you Tweet.
Our Twitter profiles don’t help much, either – they give us only a handful of characters to describe ourselves, and sometimes that’s not enough.
My Twitter Sidebar
The fix is to make your own Twitter background image that tells visitors more about who you are and what you do. Included a few lines about what you Tweet, easy ways to contact you and your QR Code.
You can choose whether or not to tile your picture, and what color your page background is. A QR Code is awesome, becuase it instantly makes your twitter background interactive with end users. Now people that want to know more about you can scan your QR Code and get relevant real estate information, your listings, contact info and social networking links, etc.. .
Before QR Codes A drawback to just having an image of your self or company logo is that it was just an image, not interactive(like a QR Code), so if people click on it or tried taking a picture of it nothing happens. Since Companies like RealtyGo, now you can have a fully interactive image that initiates a call to action from the viewer, giving them all the information they could possibly need to know to interact with you in the future. And remember your in control of the information behind the QR Code, you can Add, Edit, Update, Delete and promote new ideas and real estae listings all the time by simply editing your account within RealtyGo.
Twitter OH is an Abbreviation for OverHeard
If you hear something funny or insightful with your ears (as opposed to reading it on Twitter) and you want to repeat it, you can prefix it with OH. Generally, this is used anonymously, not for quoting people, so you tend to read things that might be personally embarrassing to whoever actually said it.
“This is slang, not a system function. Twitter doesn’t do anything special if you put in the OH.”
Using Twitter Through Your Company Firewall
If your company doesn’t allow access to Twitter through their web filtering systems, check out NutshellMail. It’s a free service that sends you a periodic “highlight reel” of your Twitter, Facebook or MySpace activity via an email. You can reply to the email and update your status or reply to tweets.
Even if your company DOES allow Twitter, it’s not a bad idea to try out NutshellMail just so when they run web reports it doesn’t look like you’ve been sitting around tweeting all day. Plus it helps you confine your Twitter use to short bursts, because you can pick exactly when you want the emails to come in. I get mine at noon (just before I break for lunch) and at 3:30pm, just after the busiest part of the day, on Twitter.
How to delete messages from Twitter
You can only delete your own tweets – things that you’ve posted, not things that someone else has posted. When you’re on Twitter.com, and you’re looking at one of your own tweets, you’ll see a trash can icon when you hover your mouse over the tweet, and/or select delete.
Twitter isn’t like email where you have to worry about cleaning out your in-box. The list of Tweets you get will always keep coming, and they’re always archived on your Twitter home page. It’s like trying to drink from a firehose: you have to stop trying to drink it all in, and stop trying to “keep up”. You won’t be able to do it.
Instead of deleting your old tweets or your read tweets, you’ll want to learn to use the tabs in Twitter’s web page, OR use a Twitter program that runs on your desktop to help you filter it all. If you’re using the web page Twitter.com to read your tweets, then check out the @Replies tab. That gives you a recap of anyone who’s started a tweet with your name, even if you’re not following them. Which reminds me….
How to Send a Message To Someone Who Isn’t Following You
Want to tell someone a secret, but they’re not following you? Well, uh, you can’t, because you can only direct message people if they’re following you.
Instead, send them a reply – this works even if they haven’t sent you anything first. Just start a message with @”their-name”, like @RealtyGo, and ask them to follow you so that you can send them a direct message.
Another method is to send them a reply and say, “Please direct message me your email address so I can send you something private.” Since you’re following THEM, they can direct message you with their email address without the entire internet seeing it.
Twitter Manners for Following and Followers
When someone follows you, you don’t have to follow them back. Don’t feel guilty. Take a look at their Twitter page, see if what they’re saying interests you and decide whether or not to follow them back. There’s no rules on Twitter, and don’t worry if someone gets offended because you don’t follow them back – they’re probably not the kind of friend you want anyway!
I like to think of it as newscasters: I watch the news on TV, so I’m kind of “following” the newscaster. However, the newscaster wouldn’t bother following me, because I’m not doing anything newsworthy. (At least, I hope I don’t end up on the news!) I’m not offended that the newscaster isn’t following me back, and you shouldn’t be offended if you follow someone who doesn’t turn around and follow you back. Spammers take advantage of guilty feelings.
Spammers On Twitter
Spammers will try to take advantage of you by following you, then hoping you follow them back. If you get a new follower, and their only tweet says something like “Get a Free Macbook Air!” or “Lose Weight Fast!” then they’re probably a spammer. They have automated systems that go out and follow thousands of people in the hope that a few will follow ‘em back just out of guilt. Don’t get suckered into it – all they’re trying to do is push advertising tweets into your Twitter stream.
Over time, Twitter has gotten better at trying to catch these types of spammers before they get too far. There’s a limit now that you can’t follow more than 2,000 people because the spammers were just trying to follow everybody, and taking the Twitter server down. Speaking of which…
What’s the Fail Whale?
When Twitter’s servers get overloaded, they show a cute picture of a bunch of birds trying to lift a whale out of the water. This is more load than the birds can handle, obviously, so they’re going to fail.
When you see the Fail Whale, it’s time to take a break from Twitter for an hour or two. Something big is happening, and Twitter’s going to take a little while to recover from the pressure. This seems to happen during major events like earthquakes or when Twitter gets mentioned on TV.
The Fail Whale was created by artist Yiying Lu.
Using Twitter to Update Facebook
If you use FaceBook, you can have Twitter automatically update your status on Facebook whenever you post a tweet. It’s free – just go to the Facebook Twitter application setup page, log in, and give it your Twitter information. Facebook will ask if you want to update your status automatically whenever you post a tweet, and you’re all set!
If you use more social networking services like Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, Friendster and so on, then consider using Ping.fm to update your status. When you post a message on Ping.fm, it automatically posts that message across all of your social networking sites.
Ping is only used for posting, not for reading, so it may not make sense at first. Here’s how I use it: when I sit down at my computer in the morning, I post a message on Ping.fm saying what I’m up to today. That way, the message goes across all my social networks. Then I go into Twitter, and I use Twitter as I normally would. When something really big happens, like if I get news that I want to share with everybody on all my networks, then I’ll go back into Ping.fm and post another message, but otherwise I only go there when I’ve got something important to say and need to spread it to all my social network links with ease.
How to Search Twitter
To search Twitter, go to http://search.twitter.com and type in what you’re looking for. It does more than just search, too: it stays on top of hot Twitter topics, things that a lot of people are mentioning.
Twitter Hash Tags (#)
Hash tags or pound signs (#) help to designate topics that people might search for – especially when they want to distinguish the word from a common phrase. In the example above, BrentO (me) tweeted about a conference in Seattle. The problem is that the name of the conference is PASS, which is a very common word. If people just searched for PASS, they’d get results about passing a test, passing a football, passing a policeman at high speed, yadda yadda yadda. That’s why we start certain terms with # tags.
Anytime someone uses the phrase #PASS in their tweet, it will be much easier to find in search.twitter.com than if you just searched for PASS, because the word PASS will bring back all types of match topics – like football passes or people saying they’ll take a pass, etc.. .
Advanced Tip: at search.twitter.com, you can set up an RSS feed for any given search phrase. This helps you stay on top of news when you’re interested in a specific topic. You can also find hot hash tag topics at Hashtags.org, or look up hash tag definitions at Tagref.
“This is slang, not a system function. Twitter doesn’t do anything special if you put in a # phrase.”
#FollowFriday – A Twitter Tradition
On Fridays, people post a tweet that includes a list of other people they think you should follow. If you like following one person, and if they list other people on #FollowFriday, then you might like following those people too. It’s like book recommendations from a friend. Here’s an example:
#TCOT – Top Conservatives On Twitter
Tweets that have #TCOT in them are politically conservative. The #TCOT Report is a web site styled to look like the conservative pundit Drudge Report site, but it’s driven by people who tweet with #TCOT.
Twitter HT means Heard Through
If you found out about something through a Twitter user, and you want to name ‘em by name, you Heard it Through them. This is different than RT, because it usually means you heard it in real life, not over Twitter.
How to Shorten Your Links for Twitter
Twitter posts can only be 140 characters long, and sometimes we want to post longer URLs or post URLs along with a long description. You can shorten long URLs with a service like TinyURL.com or Bit.ly. People aren’t trying to hide or obfuscate their links (usually, anyway) – they’re just trying to cram more info into 140 character “Tweet”
Marking a Tweet as a Favorite
When you hover your mouse over a tweet on Twitter.com, you’ll see a star icon. Click it, and the star will light up, indicating that this tweet is one of your favorites.
Dont let your Real Estate listings be as complicated as your Twitter activities! RealtyGo takes care of all the heavy lifting, by organizing, promoting, categorizing, and offering an easy to use system for the lister of real estate and the end user requesting real estate information and more!
A web site is a must have for all small businesses in today’s digital age but to stand out among the crowd you need to build credibility and use technology, like the internet was designed for. RealtyGo offers QR Codes, SMS/MMS TAG technology, delivering immediate information to prospective buyers, new customers and other real estate business professionals. Here are 20 tips to help promote your online network, they have worked for our company and I believe will work for you as well:
1. Secure a Unique MobileURL
A “name” is usually the first impression the customer gets of your business and most likely will use to tie that impression to your for future contact and lead generation. If you’re going to plaster it all over the internet, be sure the name is easy to remember, spell, and more importantly is relevant to the products or service you are selling. A well though out name above your QR Code will create a online resumer of sorts, linking all your listings, social network, websites and professional contact information in one easy to use Mobile friendly application. RealtyGo – Your Real Estate Listings Best Friend!
2. Have a professional looking website and a mobile friendly version.
Tasteful simplicity is usually the way to go. Something too flashy or sales-oriented will drive customers away while an attractive but straightforward layout will denote professionalism. Make sure end users can use their favorite hand held devices, like iPhones, Tablets, iPads, Smartphones, etc to get all your real estate information from advertisements ads, real estate signage, digital ads using your RealtyGo TAG. Also make sure you have your own domain name (www.yourcompanyname.com) and a blog that links from the site. Try Weebly or WordPress for easy, tasteful website building.
3. Showcase Press Coverage
Press coverage is a valuable badge of credibility. In the physical world we see restaurants displaying positive reviews on the door; why not do the same online? Even ask your customers and clients to visit your Mobile real estate application by forwarding them your site or sending an email with your QR Code, asking them to visit your listing and leave a review and/or helpful tips for others about their real estate experiences.
Keeping a well-maintained blog is simply the standard these days. It’s an opportunity for you to engage customers, as well as to demonstrate your vast knowledge of the industry. As stated previously, match the blog to your website and unique MobileURL for a unified brand feel. RealtyGo enables you to add your blog, twitter, facebook, corporate or professional website and much more, for one easy to use application and landing place for end users, needing more information about your real estate business and listings.
5. User Testimonials
Testimonials go a long way in reassuring visitors that you indeed have happy customers. Reserve a prominent place on your site, blog and mobile site for users to share their praises, and include pictures to prove these are real people. You can even link out to Trulia, Craigslist or any other social networking sites that end users may find useful.
6. Find a logo
Similar to your name, a logo can define your business as professional and established. Try to come up with a clean, tasteful stylization of a common word or image relevant to your business. If you need some help, you can consult Logoworks and they will come up with one for you.
7. Video Content
When it comes to web content, eyeballs tend to gravitate toward pictures and videos. Produced videos of reasonable length will grab the attention of browsers, and establish further your web credibility. For help producing a professional looking business video visit Pixability.
8. Social Media
Also a new standard, sites like Twitter, RealtyGo, Digg, Facebook, Scantac are now integral to a respectable web-presence. Build out your own social media pages, engage the community, and include link buttons on your mobile web site from RealtyGo.
9. A Friendly About Page
Often overlooked, your site’s about page is the first stop for many internet-goers. Speak in a relatable voice about what your company does, and include pictures your bio for personality. End users will be able to auto schedule an appointment to meet with you, reading notes and other pertinent information you provide within your mobile website from RealtyGo.
10. No Errors
If your site is riddled with typos and broken links, who’s to say your product isn’t flawed as well? Attention to detail is the mark of a professional business. RealtyGo does most of the heavy lifting, enables you to test your website by sending a text message or email, so you can see exactly what the end users will see. Make sure and do “once over” testing all your links, info and photos you uploaded, etc.
11. Mention Company News
Customers will always prefer an active company to a stagnant one, and sharing company news and updates is a great way to establish yourself as the former. Link you Twitter up to your Mobile website from RealtyGo and enable end users to access your tweets while they view your real estate listings pictures and information form right in front of the home or from a local realtor magazine or news feed. Place your Mobile TAG everywhere and let people know about you and your real estate business.
12. Update Content Often
Changing the content of your site (even a little) shows that there is a living company behind the webpage, a fact vital to your credibility. RealtyGo enables you to Archive your previous listings once they are sold, and reassign a new listing to the same QR Code and/or Mobile TAG, keeping your new listings updated and current while showcasing your sold or previous listings for SEO ranking and content and relevancy ‘weight’.
13. Establish yourself as an authority
Engage in community functions and social networking (like your local coffee shop) showing consumers and potential buyers/sellers you know your community. Leaving informed comments on relevant articles and forums will help you and your company be known as a credible resource and business and then link the articles to your blog or Mobile website from RealtyGo.
14. Provide Helpful Information
By offering genuine, unbiased information relevant to your industry you show both that you are knowledgeable in your field, and also that you aren’t just trying to sell something. Provide interesting information on your Trulia blog for others to leave, with a TAG, which enables readers to visit your real estate listings and other social networks.
15. SEO Optimize
Customers obviously need to find you , Major engines like Google, YouTube, Yahoo and Bing need to have your real estate listing information indexed the way consumers like to search for real estate. RealtyGo does all the proper coding and presents the content from your Mobile enabled website and Web enabled website, using zip codes, city, state and even neighborhoods to increase your chances and parring up content relevant to search queries when end users are typing keywords in their Search bar. If people have a hard time finding you on major search-engines, they assume something is wrong. Let RealtyGo worry about your search ranking, all you need to do is focus on your real estate business and we handle the rest.
16. Make Contact Easy
RealtyGo enables you to offer your Phone numbers, email, address, and any other forms of contact available for new customers and other business professionals. Showing customers that you’re open to talk improves trust and professionalism. Secure an 800 number, a mark of professionalism, easily set up with Grasshopper. Update your Calendar within your RealtyGo account and enable end users the ability to schedule a time to meet, preview and show your real estate listings, All completely automated
17. Show Affiliations with Credible Sites
If you are somehow associates with or work alongside credible people and websites, let that be known. People like to review, share and link to others that have the same business ideas. Link all your Social Networking sites and information within your Mobile real estate listings from RealtyGo.
Awards act as a shiny badge of credibility that customers can take comfort in. If there are any industry or other awards you and your company have earned recently, be sure to include them and links to them for consumers to read and review. RealtyGo enables you to link all your social networking sites as additional information for potential home buyers and sellers to review when looking through your real estate listings.
19. Choose content wisely, lead generation and consumers first impression is key.
Consumers and end users want to see what they are interested in immediately. Using your unique TAG from RealtyGo, you can place end users in the Sweet spot of what every your promoting at that time for dynamic real estate listings and auto scheduling. Keep end users looking at your listings and your information, people can become distracted and loose sight of why they originally took notice to your promotion and real estate listing. RealtyGo offers exactly what you want the user to see, and can be updated and edited with ease, without costs associated with traditional advertising and real estate listing promotion.
20. Highlight Experts on Your Team
If there is anyone on your team that would qualify as an expert, find a way to include this on your site. It gives customers that personal feel, and makes them feel that they are in good hands.
As you can see, building web credibility takes a lot of work and patience, and that is precisely why you should do it. Your competition may not be up to the challenge leaving you standing above the crowd. Link your services within RealtyGo, Social Media, Personal website, Reviews, Contact information and more, offering all your relevant and current information to the end user in a well organized and established channel compatible with all mobile devices.
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Facebook has recently released the new Open Graph API and through this it is also possible to add a “Like” button, which can be found within Facebook everywhere, even on external sites such as on your own WordPress to use blog.
Due to the huge number of users on Facebook such integration can bring to a WordPress blogger two advantages: on the one hand, it makes blog’s articles and posts popular on Facebook, where visitors will share these posts’ links and articles in their news feed to subscribers, on the other hand, you get so new visitors from Facebook.
The integration of Facebook “Like” button into WordPress is quite simple – below are two methods how to do this are presented.
Integration Option 1: Theme customization
The most preferred method is the theme adaptation. It does require a little PHP and HTML knowledge, but in the end saves you additional entries in the database and is also on the safe side when times pending a WordPress core update. Themes and theme changes are usually compatible update.
Facebook is an iFrame Snipplet available, which can be easily integrated within the post-loops in the single.php:
<Iframe src = “http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href =
<? Php the_title ()?> & Layout = default & show_faces = true & width = 450
& Action = like & color scheme = light “scrolling =” no “frameborder =” 0 ”
allowtransparency = “true” style = “border: none; overflow: hidden;
width: 530px; height: 60px “> </ iframe>
Like the function of Facebook takes a certain width in stock, as well as other information can be viewed by Facebook (see below). Therefore, one should – according to theme – schedule the entire width of the paper.
The parameter “layout” can have two modes: standard and button_count – the latter is only the number of “Likes” from the U.S. format. The first option is the phrase “1.234 fans” from.
With the “show_faces” if true, the profile pictures of Facebook users are displayed. “False” is in this case presupposes those who have no profile pictures.
By “width” is affected the inscription is in pixels. 450 pixels are necessary but at least according to our tests. It depends a little on the length of the Facebook user name – enter here should thus rather more than less pixels.
Facebook also provides two color schemes of “color scheme” available: “light” is the familiar Facebook blue and “dark” a dark gray than basic colors used for the “Like” button.
Therefore, the parameter “text” is used. The following fonts are available: Arial, Lucida Grand, Segoe 20, Tahoma, Trebuchet (20 ms) and Verdana.
Integration Option 2: Use a plugin
Those who do not feel like HTML and PHP has that can of course use one of the many plugins from the rich WordPress plugin.
We would like to present three Facebook-Like-button plugins for your WordPress blog that could be installed without any problems:
Like – this plugin is multilingual and has many options in the Settings area. You can let the button be output before or after the review text or in other places blog.
Facebook Like Button – from the structure very similar to the previous plug-in “Like”, but with a somewhat clearer setting mask.
Facebook Social plugin – this plugin is somewhat complicated, because it provides in addition to the “Like” button, various widgets. You can cancel its own Facebook list activity in the sidebar or indeed the personal taste of a collection of Facebook messages to an even fallen (Like) or the one recommended (Recommend).
Doesn’t the image depict the way real estate is headed in our near future, if not already a necessity for most Agents to survive today when working with tech savvy clients, banks and/or any third party entities requiring analytics or reporting tools to reveal consumer patterns, as well to prove a real estates agents prior success in this tough market.
There are lots and lots of Real Estate Professionals that still aren’t quite convinced though when it comes to Social Media especially when it applies to them. It could even be as simple as the “Fear of the Unknown”. Its easier to dismiss new practices and stick to old traditions, but what if you could keep your traditions of real people networking in your community, which is still a very valuable trait to have, and update your online presence with out doing anything different then your use to. Would you take advantage of it. RealtyGo offers agents, brokers, real estate professionals, Vacation home owners and for sale by owner the ability to offer potential buyers, renters, investors and new customers easy engagement tools using modern day technology. Your Smartphone is a good example, place RealtyGo’s QR Codes anywhere you want to offer consumers information about your real estate listing(s) (flyer box, rider sign, real estate signs, print ads, digital ad space, like craigslist, zillow, Realtor.com) and allow the end user to choose their method of contacting you. This doesn’t mean you have to take you phone number off your signage or change anything your currently doing, RealtyGo just makes it easier for you to interact and communicate, update, showoff, edit and promote your real estate listings and business using Mobile phones and the World Wide Web. Don’t think for a moment that by not offering consumers the means to get immediate information that you are some how helping your business, end users can google anything and find all the information they like about any real estate listing by searching online. It may be better for you and your clients if you show consumers information you want them to see at first look,like updated photos, remodels that have been done, positive information, because if you leave it up to the end user to go searching out in the wild wild west, we call the internet for information on your real estate, they may find old, non relevant information, old pictures, a previous owner or lister and even get distracted along the way and forget about your real estate listing all together. Make it easy for potential buyers to get immediate information and communicate with you, auto schedule appointments and leave notes about your property, which they can later review and use as a point of reference when making a decision to move forward.
Ten Reasons Why Real Estate Professionals will benefit from Social Media:
- Brand Exposure (Facebook 500+ million users, Twitter 300+ million users, Linkedin 80+ million users etc)
- Your Competition is already there and has a following that you have to catch up to!
- This is how your potential clients find information about Real Estate (buying, selling etc)
- There are conversations being had about your Brand and Industry that you NEED to respond to!
- Gives consumers and other professionals a better idea of WHO they are dealing with – Transparency!
- You will benefit from the Community style flow of information and find out things you otherwise wouldn’t have, enabling you to update your business model. I mean lets face it, every great company has to eventually make changes to keep up with new trends, especially since were in a Global market these days, buyers from outside the U.S. daily.
- You will be an Industry Leader – Not Follower! Early adopters of dynamic practices are winning big!
- You will find NEW ways to conduct and streamline your business! Growing a client base and professional Network, not only traditionally within your immediate community, but also abroad through the world wide web.
- You can call yourself the “Neighborhood Expert” and your profiles,articles and new methodology will support that claim!
- Technology and Business Models are evolving and so must you! Lastly everyone else is doing it and you don’t want to be the one guy or gal NOT doing it!
RealtyGo makes it easy to use, apply, utalize and share your mobile real estate listings and business with advanced technology like QR Codes, SMS/MMS Text messaging, GPS and more.
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QR Code – YouTube Video Contest. Send us your favorite video, showing off your RealtyGo QR code/TAG being used in your real estate business..
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QR Code_YouTube Video contest from RealtyGo. Send us your favorite YouYube video/link URL showing how you or your company uses QR Codes for your real estate listings/business. Win a Free QR Code_MobileURL_Micro-Mobile-Website for LIfe. RealtyGo is giving away 100 Free QR Codes including all the services, SEO, technology, micro website, auto scheduler and more to each winner. Send us your YouTube Video and we will post it on our RealtyGo YouTube page, asking others to vote for the top 100 videos. The top 100 videos with the most votes at the end of the contest will receive one free QR Code for life.
Please be creative and have fun with the videos. Your Videos will run on our YouTube Channel offering free advertising for your and your real estate business. Please have some type of real estate related business video in order to be considered for the contest. Please also use a RealtyGo QR Code / MobileURL in your video. There is no purchase necessary, visit at Twitter and choose ‘ follow’ us for your free 45 day trial using RealtyGo and the most unique and dynamic QR Code system available. Once you follow us on Twitter you will receive an Auto direct message thanking you for following, with a link and the free 45 day trial. Please remember there is no purchase necessary and you will not be charged. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your QR Real Estate Videos.
Please email your questions and/or Video link to firstname.lastname@example.org
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QR Codes on Public Transit routes, Schedules updated internally, with a qr code delivering current and up to date information, scheduling, even detours or problems with a route or pickup. Very smart and a sense of security for the end user. If an end user saves the contact info to their phone they can check the information even when the qr code is not present.
Here is an interesting image of a sign in New York City!
QR codes are square barcodes that resemble a scrambled cable channel and are meant to be scanned by your cellphone. In 2011, you’re likely to see more QR codes on billboards, print publications, museum placards — anywhere with limited space and lots of information to convey. On city building permits, scanning the QR code will direct you to a website with more information about the construction project, if you’re into that.
But the New Yorkers who responded to Sterne are more excited about the prospect of applying QR codes to the city’s public-transit system. One common suggestion: place them at bus stops, where schedules aren’t always displayed and are often out of date. (See one vision of what that might look like in the photo illustration above.) The most obvious place however is your mean of communication, like a business card or social networking area.
Another frequent request: QR codes in parks and near public art projects, Large advertisement areas and almost anywhere an ad company can think to grab the consumers attention.
Your music, Scan a code receive a promotional offer for some type of download or playlist… interesting!
QR Codes on the sides of 2,200 New York City Department of Sanitation trucks. Scanning the codes will take users to a video from NYC Media’s show The Green Apple: Recycling. In 6 – 8 weeks the QR code will link to a Howcast recycling video an example of which can be seen here.
The main reason for our post, is to show you how technology behind the QR Codes is equally important as the method of extracting the message, QR code or Text messaging being those methods. RealtyGo has created a very unique type of QR code Application, attaching a MobileURL or Unique “Name” to a QR Code for more relevant SEO and better organization of your important information for end users. Not to mention the fact that a Unique Name “mobileURL” is much easier to remember then the web address of some random QR Code you may have noticed, and forgot to save to address book after scanning, etc.. . Often consumers will remember a name as it relates to something important they saw or interacted with, hence the MobileURL. See a MobileURL in the image below, as the header of a QR Code. Thanks for reading, follow us on Twitter for some extra goodies and free stuff.
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Here is a list of different companies offering some great tools to help you customize your twitter. The great thing about a lot of these links, is the “other” sites and articles they lead you to about all kinds of interesting and relevant information on the Web, that you may have heard snips about but just didn’t find the article or review when your originally heard about it.
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tweettop – Tweet Top is the latest and greatest from Twitter people on popular topics. We update the latest thinking from topic experts every 15 minutes or less. Pick a Topic below and we’ll deliver it to you 24 x 7. All the top “Tweets”, All the Time.
Huitter – Mutually, GTalk2Twitter, Microsites, Feeds, and more yous can also request a tool.
MyCleenr – Unfollow your inactive following.
Who Follow Whom – Find out who follows whom, simple apps.
Twittangle – a free service that helps you untangle the mess of having too many friends on twitter. We allow you to rate and tag your friends and then filter your timeline to help you easily find the tweets that are most important to you! NEW Now you can create custom groups of your followers and filter your timeline by that group.
Tweet-Rank – Tweet-Rank provides you the relevance of each tweet by checking how much followers you won or lost with each tweet.
retweetrank – a representative of the number of times a user have been retweeted by others recently on twitter.
Friend or Follow – Who are you following that’s not following you back? Who’s following you that you’re not following back? Find out!
twtrfrnd.com – A new follower? Should you follow back? Find out if you have common followings with them, and which people you follow that follow them.
Mr. Tweet – Discover and Maintain Great Relationships. Helping you find great people and followers relevant to your interests
Topify – Power Twitter email notifications.
Tweepular – Know your popularity on Twitter.
Who Should i Follow – Find your friend on Twitter
Twerp Scan – check the number of followers of everyone on your contact list, the number of people they are following, and the ratio between those.
Search Twitter – Default search engine on Twitter, provided by Twitter.
Tweetvisor – Tweetvisor is a web-based interface that extends Twitter’s meaning.
Twitt(url)y – track and rank what URLs people are talking about on Twitter.
Twistori – Love, hate, think, believe, wish, feel..you can filter by these word.
Qwitter – e-mails you when someone stops following you.
SplitTweet – Easy management for multiple Twitter accounts and brand monitor.
CoTweet – Designed for businesses using Twitter to engage existing customers and attract new ones, CoTweet is a comprehensive Twitter business platform that supports both proactive marketing communication and response-driven customer support.
TwitterFeed – Automatic post your blog entry to Twitter.
Tweet Later – Scheduled Twitter post.
Twist – Monitoring trends on Twitter
Does Follow – Follower checker
Scantac _ Changes with you!
Refollow – Refollow helps you discover, manage, and protect your Twitter social circle.
TweeterTags – Twitter application, currently in public beta, which aims to add to the existing functionality of Twitter by allowing users to tag themselves, and find others according to similar tags.
Twalala – a client for Twitter that allows you to control what you see, and more importantly, what you don’t see in your twitterstream.
TwitterSnooze – Hit the snooze button on your “verbose” Twitter friends.
Twimailer – Tired of shallow e-mails from Twitter when someone follows you? Want to know more about the people who are following you? Twimailer is a free service that delivers that information right to your inbox!
Tweepler – Tweepler is a much needed and more intuitive way of processing your Twitter Followers.
Twitter Karma – is it like Plurk?
TweetEffect – Find out which of your Twitter updates made people follow or leave you. Simply enter your Twitter ID in the following form.
Tweepme – 100% opt-in group of Twitter users who all chose to follow each other on Twitter. When a new member joins, every other member automatically follows the new member, and the new member follows them back. The process is gradual and happens over the course of weeks or months depending on the number of TweepMe members.
Twitoria – Twitoria finds your friends that haven’t tweeted in a long time so you can give them the boot!
Twitnest – display followers like a nest..
Twollo – Find and Follow Twitterers with similar interests to you – automatically, for FREE!
TweepDiff – Compare Twitter friends and followers.
TwitterRatio – Shows the ratio of your followers to friends.
Twitter100 – Just another Twitter management tool.
iFollowBack – Follow back your followers..
Friend me Please – Make more friends on Twitter.
TwitHive – Monitor and Interact with the Twitter Hive Mind
Foller – Twitter service that can provide you with the most detailed information about a specific Twitter user in the least amount of time!
FollowLists – Create and share your Twitter friends.
TweetValue – See how much your Twitter value ($$$)
TwitterGrader – Grade your Twitter account.
TweetStats – Analyze your tweet..
TwirGraph – Make graphic for your Twitter.
Twittords – Add words you use in Twitter, IM clients, and SMS!
CityTweets – See Twitter users in specific city
Monitter – Simple. It’s a twitter monitor, it lets you “monitter” the twitter world for a set of keywords and watch what people are saying.
VisualTwitter – Picture post on Twitter.
TweetScan – Email Alert System
TwitSpy – Watch real time tweets.
Twitscoop – Better than Twitter itse
iTweet – Built-in auto-refresh, search, Twitter trends & hashtags, view user bio, location, URL inline with tweets.
TweetCube – TweetCube allows you to share files on Twitter. Simple as that. Blast out your images, videos, music and more with just a couple of clicks, and your files are automatically posted on Twitter.
TwitPic – Upload pictures and shorten url service..
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26 Billion text messages sent during China’s Spring Festival!
Here’s yet more proof that plain ol’ text messages aren’t going away any time soon. The recent Spring Festival in China (the local name for what’s often referred to as Chinese New Year) saw the country send some 26 billion text messages. That’s billion with a “b,” mind you.
That number, 26 billion, represents a 13 percent increase over last year.
And here’s one last quick stat: China has some 859 million mobile phone subscribers, which works out to 74.5 percent of the country’s population.
A survey last year pegged the number of U.S. mobile phone subscribers at 285 million, or 91 percent of the country’s population.
You’ll recall that Deloitte said in a report last week that text messaging was as popular as ever, more so than social networks like Twitter and Facebook, largely because they’re seen as more immediate and personal.
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