Mashable’s Top 10 Twitter Accounts for Breaking News

Every second something newsworthy is happening in the world. The best you can do is to stay informed. Mashable compiled a list of the 10 must follow breaking news Twitter accounts. When planning an event it is important to be aware of what is happening in the world because you never know what will effect your event. Take the recent water main break in Hoboken, NJ. If I was having an event in Hoboken I would want to be informed of this issue as soon as possible. With Twitter I could find out information instantaneously as well as stay informed throughout the clean up process. Start following the Twitter accounts below to stay informed!

Here are the top 10 Must Follow Breaking News Twitter Accounts:

1.Breaking News


2.BBC Breaking News



3.CNN Breaking News


4.WSJ Breaking News


5.Reuters Live


6.CBS Top News6CBS



8.Sky News Newsdesk


9.ABC News Live


10.TWC Breaking



10 Fascinating Twitter Statistics

I was reading an article on the Huffington Post website about social media statistics and decided I would share the 10 I found interesting.

10 Twitter Statistics:

  1. The average Twitter user has tweeted 307 times. (source: Diego Basch’s Blog)
  2. 56 percent of customer tweets to companies are being ignored. (sources: AllTwitter)
  3. Top 3 countries on Twitter are the USA at 107 million, Brazil 33 million and Japan at nearly 30 million. (source: Jeff Bullas)
  4. 32 percent of all Internet users are using Twitter. (source: Marketing Land)
  5. The most followed brand on Twitter is YouTube with 19 million followers. (source: All Twitter)
  6. Twitter is projected to make a total of $540 million in advertising revenue by 2014. (source: Web Analytics World)
  7. In 2012, 1 million accounts are added to Twitter everyday. (source: Infographics Labs)
  8. 11 accounts are created every second on Twitter. (source: Infographics Labs)
  9. 50 percent of Twitter users are using the social network via mobile. (source: Microsoft tag)
  10. 34 percent of marketers have generated leads using Twitter. (source: Digital Buzz Blog)


Huffington Post Article

Tips for Successful Twitter Chats

Twitter Chats are when twitter users discuss an area of interest on Twitter at a certain time.  This type of marketing is gaining popularity.  It allows brands to interact with their consumers. Here are a few tips for successful Twitter Chats:

1.     Decide and plan what you chat will be about

It may take a while to come up with a chat idea since there are already so many twitter chats out there.

2.     Choose the right topic

You want your chat to be about a topic that people care about.  The topic of your chat should pertain to your brand.

3.     Be real

Choose a topic that you are passionate about so the chat is genuine.

4.     Stick to a schedule

Most chats are once a week for an hour but you may choose whenever you would like your chat to be just be consistent

5.     Plan ahead but don’t be afraid to change

You will most likely want to stick to one topic however since it is a live conversation the topic may change.

6.     Thank your participants

At the end of the chat you should thank all your participants.

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