How not to spam Twitter

Twitter served notice to spammers earlier this month that it's beefing up its anti-spam measures, and it has filed a lawsuit against five "aggressive tool providers and spammers" to keep its feeds clean.

Published on: April 13th, 2012 Angela West

Research shows Pinterest beats Twitter in referral traffic

Web-based bulletin board Pinterest now drives more referral traffic to other sites than microblogging site Twitter, according to a recent online sharing tool Shareaholic. Shareaholic's numbers indicate that Pinterest beat Twitter during the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Watch out for big changes in Twitter’s Brand Pages

Twitter plans to build in social experience features such as e-commerce, contests and sweepstakes to Brand Pages, its landing pages for marketers that pay for ads on the network, according to reports.The site

Published on: March 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Twitter fesses up on storing iPhone contact data

Twitter has admitted that its iPhone app uploads the entire contents of a user's address book for up to 18 months.Twitter has admitted that its iPhone app uploads the entire contents of a

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Ben Camm-Jones

SMBs actually hate social media

  by Christine Wong Time for a social media reality check, kids.   The myth: All companies are happily, constantly tweeting, posting and linking up a storm on social media, to their hearts’ delight

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Christine Wong

Eight Twitter tips for successfully engaging customers

Is your business on Twitter? It should be. The microblogging site has tweeted its way, 140 characters at a time, to the top of the social media ladder. With more than 200 million members

Published on: June 14th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Canadians #tweettheresults in revolt against Election Act Sect 329

By Nestor  Arellano In a rare exhibition of election fervor Canadians vented their views about the polls and a few even braved the risk of being fined by Elections Canada by “illegally” tweeted

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

5 ways to get more Twitter followers

By Kristin Burnham Twitter has evolved into one of the most popular, go-to tools when it comes to reaching broad audiences, whether you're promoting content, branding yourself as an expert in a field

Published on: April 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian voters not tuned into social media, poll shows

It's been called Canada's “Twitter election” because of the social media buzz thus far being generated by the 2011 Federal polls.  But for all the trouble political parties have put into their social

Published on: April 18th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Twitter comes of age but still has room to grow

  By Gadjo Sevilla The ITBusiness.ca staff has written a great  piece on  "5 memorable Twitter moments as service turns five," as well as produced a neat video rewind to celebrate Twitter's 5th  birthday.

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

5 memorable Twitter moments as service turns five

At 4:50 p.m. on March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey wrote "just setting up my twttr." Five years later, Dorsey and his fellow Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams have transformed a neat

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Brennon Slattery

Google’s Person Finder helps locate Japan quake victims

Google was quick to launch a version of its People Finder service to help people find each other in the wake of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday.The service, set

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Martyn Williams

5 insider tips to tame the Twitter beast

Second Cup, Tim Hortons, the CBC, MTVCanada, Roots are just a few of big Canadian organizations on Twitter so why shouldn't your business be on the microblogging site?Most technology and small and medium

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Measure your cool factor with Twitter Analytics

Twitter is like a high school popularity contest. How many followers do you have? Do they really care what you're tweeting? Feeding into that mentality, the micro-blogging service is slowly giving select users

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Brennon Slattery