Twitter Smarter Podcast with Madalyn Sklar - The Best Twitter Tips from the Pros
About This Show
What if you could learn helpful Twitter tips, tricks & resources that will help you get noticed right now? As a top ranked Social Media Power Influencer, I have a simple goal of teaching people how to “work smarter not harder” on Twitter. Each week I interview amazing movers and shakers in the world of social media and online marketing like Pat Flynn, Mari Smith, Kim Garst, Mark Schaefer, Peg Fitzpatrick and leaders at HootSuite, InfusionSoft, ManageFlitter, Mention and so many more. I’m asking them one simple question: “What are your best Twitter tips?” In this podcast you’ll get the best Twitter information & resources that you can use right now. Join me on this podcast journey where you’ll learn what the pros are doing so you can become #TwitterSmarter.
Most Recent Episode
Analyzing Twitter’s Expanded Tweet Count with Madalyn Sklar [Episode 49]
4 days ago
In this brief, solo episode (yeah, it’s just me) I share my thoughts on the new expanded tweets. It’s an excerpt from my recent post, What Will Happen To Twitter’s Brevity With Expanded Tweet Count? I’d love to know your thoughts about this big change to Twitter. Feel free to comment at the bottom of the page. It’s official. Twitter has expanded its character length from 140 to 280 characters. They did a test launch back in September that received a lot of criticism because let’s face it, 140 characters is what made Twitter, Twitter. Many users argued that increasing the tweet size would make Twitter less readable as longer tweets filled up the feeds. And as I mentioned in a previous blog post, Twitter does not need to become another Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram. Twitter Releases 280 Twitter decided to go ahead and roll out longer tweets on November 7. They did this everywhere except for those using Japanese, Korean and Chinese, because character length is not an issue for those languages. Twitter says it’s easier to tweet when given more space. And that with more room to tweet, there’s room for higher engagement, more followers and more time spent on the platform. That remains to be seen. My Take on the 280 I was granted access to Twitter’s new update right in the middle of the #SocialROI chat that I host every Tuesday at 5pm ET. I watched some participants post tweets that were definitely longer. I didn’t like it. It seems odd and out of place. Especially during a fast-paced chat. It’s hard enough to keep up, but now trying to wade through longer tweets would become nightmare. Luckily only a few people tried longer form tweets during that chat. Later that evening, I experimented. I tried a few longer tweets. At first it seemed weird. But what was even weirder is that Twitter does not give you the number of character spaces at the onset. As a matter of fact, you don’t know how many characters you’ve tweeted until you come upon the last 20 out of 280 c