Social Media News: Twitter Expands Character Count
Do you get anxious writing your Twitter posts, with eyes glued on that 140-character count? If so, youll love these two new Twitter features.
First, media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count as characters within a tweet, replacing the previous 117 characters with a media attachment rule. In addition, @names will no longer count toward your 140-character count when replying to a tweet.
Even though 23 and 16 characters (@ + 15-character max for Twitter handles), respectively, don't seem like much, it may save you from having to create abbreviations that readers can't decipher.
Social Media Tip of the Month:Add "Rich Pins" on Pinterest
Rich Pins may be your next favorite social media tool for converting Pinterest users into your product purchasers. A Rich Pin shows metadata directly on the pin, including current pricing details and a direct link to the product page. To the right of the Rich Pin, a user will see other pins from the same domain, increasing the visbility of your overall product offering.
Edgar, the social media queue that fills itself, is a content curation and scheduling tool that catalogs your posts and updates in a library that you build over time. It was founded on the realization that most social updates are seen by only a fraction of your audience; thus, Edgar helps users get more mileage out of every update.
You use Edgar in three steps. First, you write and upload your post to Edgar and categorize it. Second, Edgar posts it according to your category-based schedule. Third, the update gets stored in your library. When every other update in that category has been posted, Edgar will recycle that post again so it can be seen by a new audience.
Now, instead of spending countless hours writing endless posts and updates, you can spend time where it really mattersengaging with your audience.