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Does Adding Special Characters to Your Tweets on Twitter Make Them More Memorable?

If you’re on Twitter, you’ve seen tweets with those cutesy, special characters. They stand out and catch your eye. Adding them can make them more memorable. Adding symbols can make your tweets shorter and easier to read as well. There are just a few things to keep in mind about using them.

Does Adding Special Characters to Your Tweets on Twitter Make Them More Memorable?First, remember that your business Twitter is a reflection of your business. While it can be acceptable to use abbreviations and special characters, make sure that they make you look like a professional, not an idiot! Also keep in mind that not all mobile devices show every symbol. So don’t over use them. Most people with a smart phone use Twitter on it, so keep in mind that all they will see is a little box character “□” where the symbol is supposed to be.

That said you can do some great things with special characters. Things like bar charts to show information, or carets to point out things. People use Twitter to find information and to be entertained so you can use different smileys, emoticons and so forth that can help you get your message done while conserving those 140 characters. Again, just keep in mind that going overboard can make you look unprofessional.

Here’s one tool: http://tools.tweetsmarter.com/TweetMaker/NEWindex.htm
Try using some and see how they sit with you. Tweet out a few and see how people react. If you get a positive reaction, then you know you’re onto something. After all, part of Tweeting for business is being memorable. If a few judiciously used emoticons, smileys, carets or bar charts help, then it’s a good thing!

Why Are We So Enthralled with Celebrities on Twitter?

Celebrities on Twitter. In some ways the world seems to revolve around them. What they wear, who they date, what they say and do. Whether good or bad, we tend to worship the ground they walk on or despise everything about them. Before the advent of social media, we learned what we could from fanContinue Reading

Should You Use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or LinkedIn for Your Small Business Marketing?

Social media is important for every small business. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn are the biggest ones, but today your small business really needs to be everywhere. Think not only B2B but all the B2C places too. Google+ is big for search engine optimization, YouTube for videos, Tumblr for the younger crowd. So many placesContinue Reading

Which is Best for Retail – Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter

So which social media site is right for retail? There are a lot of social media sites out there: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Each has good things to offer retail businesses, but one outshines them all. Of all of the social media sites out there, Facebook offers the best for retail businesses. Twitter is aContinue Reading

Social Media Marketing – How Often Should You Update Your Social Media?

Keeping your social media marketing updated is more important than ever. So, how often should you update your social media? In today’s world of instantaneous information, people have the attention span of a gnat! That means you need to update your social media more often. If you are using social media marketing to your advantage,Continue Reading