State of the Twittersphere – Q4 2008 Report

Hubspot has released its first-ever State of the Twitterspere report for Q4 2008.  The report summarizes the trends of Twitter users based on real data pulled from hundreds of thousands of Twitter profiles accessed through the reports generated by Twitter Grader.

I found that the report accurately reflects my Twitter profile.  For example, I currently have a Twitter grade of a 91, which based on the report, Twitter users with a score between 90-100 have an average of over 100 followers.  As of today, I have 169 followers and I’m following 180 people.

Are you on Twitter?  If not join today and connect with me.

Here is a link to the report: State of the Twittersphere – Q4 2008 Report.


What’s Your Favorite Podcast?


ReadWriteWEb posted this great article, Favorite Podcasts of the ReadWriteWeb Community of readers and writers.  One of the more interesting podcasts tha stood out was : You Look Nice Today, “an audio-based Journal of Emotional Hygiene” – What?  What podcasts are you subscribed to?

One of my favorite podcasts that isn’t listed is HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Podcast hosted by Mike Volpe and Karen Rubin.HubSpot TV Hubspot’s podcast covers inbound marketing, social media, blogging, SEO, etc.  Check out a few of the podcasts below.

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Twitter in Real Life

For the Twitter users who have ever encountered this scenario, I though you would enjoy this cartoon I found on Hubspot’s blog.

The Follow-Back

Twitter In Real Life: The Follow-Back

What’s your opinion?  I always feel somewhat guilty if I don’t follow someone who follows me?

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Hubspot’s Webniar: Twitter for Marketing and PR

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As promised,  I have posted the video and slides from Hubspot’s webinar: Twitter for Marketing and PR. Please feel free to share this post.  For those who are unfamiliar with Twitter, the webinar includes a educational segment, Twitter 101.

This webinar will go over all the basics for using Twitter for marketing and PR, including:

  • What is Twitter and why is it important
  • How to use Twitter to monitor your brand and engage customers and prospects directly
  • How to reach media and bloggers directly to get PR coverage for your business
  • What and how to measure the results of your social media efforts

P.S. check out Ellie Mirman’s comments on my previous post about Hubspot’s webinar.  Ellie is the Inbound Marketing Manager a Hubspot.  Ellie along with Rick Burnes and Mike Volpe were the webinar presenters.

Webinar slides are posted via :


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Is Twitter an effective Marketing and PR tool for Businesses?

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Hubspot, the maker of an inbound marketing system for small and medium-sized businesses is hosting a free webinar – How to Use Twitter for Marketing and PR.  I was introduced to Hubspot via Chris Brogan’s e-book,  which listed Hubspot’s free website grader – I highly recommend trying it if you have a website.  Since using the website grader I have received a few emails from Hubspot about new products an services – none I have  acted on until now.

The great part is I’m incorporating the webinar into my marketing lesson plan for the business management class I teach at Heritage college.  My class attend the webniar and post their opinions on their blogs listed below:







It will be interesting to see how they view Twitter, and webinar, since none of them have any experience with either.  Before the webinar I will discuss Twitter and have them signup for a Twitter account.  Stay tuned  for highlights from the webinar.  Better yet -attend – its Free!

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