While we wait to see how its roll-out of ‘click to buy‘ buttons pans out, here’s some interesting stuff you may not know you can do on Twitter…
1. Create a photo collage
You can upload up to 4 images to a tweet, which Twitter displays collage-style:
Although the functionality doesn’t extend much beyond that, there are ways to get creative with a bit of patience and planning, such as Mashable intern Brian Koeber’s experiment that made it appear as though he was playing catch with himself:
2. Take advantage of the powerful search function
Search for a phrase by putting it in quotes, eg, “click consult”
Use AND or OR
Exclude a word
Find tweets to or from a specific person
Narrow results by area
Use since: and until: to search between two dates
3 Tag people in photos
You can tag up to 10 people and it doesn’t affect your character count.
4. Research and analyse hashtags
… to identify the most appropriate and powerful for your tweets. Tools such as Topsy.com and Hashtagify.me, which show you which hashtags are popular and how they’re being used over certain periods of time.
5. Analyse your activity and traffic
Twitter has now rolled out its native analytics platform for all users so now you can get some quality data about your tweets directly from Twitter.
Google has started to index tweets, which means they can show up in search results.
While this is great news for marketers and show-offs, if you’d prefer to minimise or remove the exposure of your tweets to the Googlesphere, Twitter has some recommendations for amending your profile details or protecting your tweets.