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25 Times James Blunt Well and Truly Won Twitter – Music Plus Sport

As much as we love James Blunt’s music, we might just love his comebacks on Twitter a little more!

From serving up harsh truths, being outright brutal in response to his fans, and generally just being the funniest bloke we’ve seen on Twitter, James Blunt’s account has got it all.

Blunt by name, Blunt by nature.

Here’s our 25 favourite tweets from the wittiest musician we know:

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Twitter’s Working to Keep its Systems Running Amid Rising Demand and Supply Chain Issues

Twitter has outlined how it’s working to keep it systems operating amid unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 lockdowns.


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Twitter Says User Numbers Are Up Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns, But Warns of Revenue Impacts

Twitter says that more people are turning to the platform for news and information amid the coronavirus outbreak, but revenue is down as focus shifts to the impacts,


Twitter Now Enables Users to Invite Guests to Live-Streams Ahead of Time

Twitter has launched an update for its Go Live with Guests feature which enables users to invite guests into the stream before it begins.


Twitter Will Increase Its Use of Automation Tools as It Looks to Ensure Accuracy in COVID-19 Discussion

As it works to deal with a major shift in its workforce, and a rise in misinformation, Twitter will up its reliance on automation tools to detect potentially abusive and manipulative content.


Twitter Job Candidate Vies For Its Attention In The Most Ingenious Way—& Gets It

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In order to stand out from other job applicants, you’ll have to showcase your skill set without droning on about your talents. You’ll also need to prove that you believe in the company’s products or services.

Social media specialist Kyra Jay did all of that when she applied for a position at Twitter. Jay, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Communications and has “eight years of tweeting,” was aware she’d be going head-to-head with other candidates, and decided to publish her résumé in the most apt way imaginable: on her Twitter bio.

“Applied for a job at @Twitter today!” she tweeted along with a screenshot of her ingenious idea. “It was only right that I have my resume show them how much I’d love to work there.”

Instead of featuring a short description about herself, Jay maximized the space in her profile bio by including her education background, work experience, and key skills—in hashtags, no less, stylizing them as “#BrandStrategy,” “#ContentCuration,” “#GraphicDesign,” and so on.

Applied for a job at @Twitter today! It was only right that I have my resume show them how much I’d love to work there. 🤞🏾 pic.twitter.com/CxCpYwpSnd

— 👩🏾‍💻 (@_kyrajay) March 9, 2020

By turning her profile bio into a working résumé, she could prove that she was an active user by the timestamp already embedded by Twitter in her profile description. She could also convince potential employers she was a firm believer of their product, and knew how to use it well, by thinking out of the box about how her job application should look.

Her post has since gone viral, amassing nearly 11,000 retweets and 75,700 likes since being tweeted on Monday.

This gives her another edge over the pack: testimonials, and Twitter users are fervently urging the company to hire her.

“Twitter, give this girl a job,” one user wrote. “Very creative, give this woman an advance,” another commended.

“Your resume stands out,” one Twitter user replied. “If I was the hiring manager. I’d hire you on the spot for thinking outside the box. Companies need folks like you.”

Jay had her fingers crossed that the folks at Twitter would notice her—and they did. The Twitter Careers account responded to her tweet: “We [see] you!”

In addition, her tweet went all the way up to Twitter’s recruiting leader Hilary Walker, who responded, “You got my attention! Sent you a DM.”

Jay later updated followers on the situation by tweeting, “Twitter employees are telling their colleagues to look out for me,” as a result of the internet’s attention.

“Shoutout to all my followers that helped my resume land and all these timelines,” she expressed. “Thank you for believing in me.”

We 👀 you! 👏👏👏

— Twitter Careers (@TwitterCareers) March 10, 2020

@Twitter give this a girl a job

— shorty doo-wop 🍒 (@que_linda09) March 9, 2020

Your resume stands out. If I was the hiring manager , I'd hire you on the spot for thinking outside the box. Companies need folks like you

— WaveyBryant (@BryantWavey) March 10, 2020

Hey @Twitter isn’t her credentials, impressive design, and the engagement on this tweet isn’t proof enough that she has what it takes? Bring her in for an interview!

— Elle 💌 (@ElleGetsItDone) March 10, 2020

Twitter employees are telling their colleagues to look out for me and I- 🥺. I know the first set of tweets are buried rn so shoutout to all my followers that helped my resume land and all these timelines. Thank you for believing in me. 💜

— 👩🏾‍💻 (@_kyrajay) March 10, 2020

@_kyrajay you got my attention! Sent you a DM. The power of the global conversation continues! #LoveWhereYouWork #jointheflock https://t.co/EUzgN7bXNC

— hilary walker (@hilswalker) March 11, 2020

[via Kyra Jay, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/409007/Twitter-Job-Candidate-Vies-For-Its-Attention-In-The-Most-Ingenious-Way-Gets-It/

Twitter Flags Trump-Approved Vid Of Biden Re-Electing Him As ‘Manipulated Media’

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Twitter has branded a viral clip showing former vice president Joe Biden “endorsing” president Donald Trump with a label reading “manipulated media.”

The abbreviated 13-second clip showed Biden purportedly stating, “We can only re-elect Donald Trump,” before his speech was cut off.

In comparison, the original video showed Biden at a rally in Kansas City, saying, “We can only re-elect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It’s going to be a positive campaign, so join us.”

The edited footage was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino and retweeted by Trump himself. Twitter quickly added a “manipulated media” tag to the video.

A spokesperson for Twitter has confirmed with The Hill that the tweet violated its “synthetic and manipulated media policy.”

Just in: Twitter applied its new manipulated media label for the first time to a deceptively edited video of Joe Biden. It was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino, and retweeted by the president. pic.twitter.com/PggcCwMNkx

— Cat Zakrzewski (@Cat_Zakrzewski) March 8, 2020

[via The Hill, opening image via Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com, Nicole Glass Photography / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408987/Twitter-Flags-Trump-Approved-Vid-Of-Biden-Re-Electing-Him-As-Manipulated-Media/

Jack Dorsey Set to Retain Twitter CEO Role Amid Investor Group Challenge

Twitter has negotiated an investor 'ceasefire' of sorts in order to ease pressure on CEO Jack Dorsey. 


Twitter Provides Key Tips for More Effective Tweet Copy

Twitter's Joe Wadlington is back with some more simple, effective tweet copy tips.


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Netflix’s Horny Tweet Inspires Brands To Deliver Their Most NSFW Sex Lines

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Netflix has decided to put other brands to the test with their raunchiest comments. The streaming platform’s account posted a tweet, which read, “What’s something you can say during sex but also when you manage a brand Twitter account?”

This led to a plethora of replies from the Twitter accounts of various brands, leaving their users bewildered by the chain of NSFW comments.

Tech firm Ubisoft playfully responded with, “Ubisoft,” while competitor site Hulu joked, “Netflix and chill?”

Paramount Pictures also joined in with, “I’m not sure we want to touch this,” and makeup brand ColourPop Cosmetics sneakily replied, “Use your fingers for best results.” Gaming site cheekily commented, “Player [three] has entered.”

However, not everyone on the platform is pleased. One user tweeted, “911, the brands are at it again,” hinting at an immediate action to stop this atrocity.

The joke went a little off-track when IMDb tweeted, “The Mandalorian continues to dominate,” and Netflix responded, “more of a Baby Yoda lover myself.” It’s probably not the best idea to put the beloved Baby Yoda in a sexual context.

Scroll down for some thirsty one-liners from brands.

what’s something you can say during sex but also when you manage a brand twitter account?

— Netflix US (@netflix) December 5, 2019

netflix and chill?

— hulu (@hulu) December 5, 2019

Double tap.

— Instagram (@instagram) December 6, 2019

Haters will say it's Photoshopped… pic.twitter.com/OIISexKwEG

— Adobe Photoshop (@Photoshop) December 6, 2019

Use your fingers for best results 😉

— ColourPop Cosmetics (@ColourPopCo) December 6, 2019

I'm not sure we want to touch this.

— Paramount Network (@paramountnet) December 5, 2019

The Mandalorian continues to dominate

— IMDb (@IMDb) December 5, 2019

more of a Baby Yoda lover myself

— Netflix US (@netflix) December 5, 2019

Player 3 has entered.

— R Λ Z Ξ R (@Razer) December 6, 2019

"This is delicious"

— Aviation American Gin (@AviationGin) December 5, 2019

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Presenting: the best Twitter thread of 2019. Curated for your viewing pleasure. #CommentsByCelebs

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911 the brands are at it again pic.twitter.com/xlHAN15Gcg

— peytøn (@peytnhaag) December 6, 2019

[via Ladbible, images via Bogdan Glisik / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/407759/Netflix-s-Horny-Tweet-Inspires-Brands-To-Deliver-Their-Most-NSFW-Sex-Lines/

Twitter shares fall after Dorsey discusses harassment, Nazis and white nationalists on the site


Twitter shares fall after Dorsey discusses harassment, Nazis and white nationalists on the site

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5 Big Twitter Mistakes – Twitter Marketing Tips

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The 5 Biggest Twitter Mistakes You Are Making Today
by christopherjanb

About 50 percent of my week is spent on Twitter (This falls under my job description. Seriously.) Both personally and professionally, I’m drawn to the openness of the network and the ability to find and connect with people from all over the world. I spend my Twitter time browsing my feed for current events or trending topics, interacting with my connections and participating in (or running) Twitter chats. I’ve come across my fair share of really amazing and successful activity on the network. I’ve also seen quite a few missteps along the way.

I realize not everyone is a Twitter expert, but there are certain standards that all should know to truly stand out and best connect on the social channel. In this post, I’ll outline the five mistakes I most often see others make as they engage on Twitter:

Avoiding Twitter chats or not engaging in the correct format
Bad etiquette
Not giving due credit
Absence of lists
Ignoring tactics used by influencers
Avoiding Twitter chats or not engaging in the right format
Twitter chats are an often-overlooked tactic that can greatly benefit a person or organization. They are happening all the time: every day of the week at just about any hour. Here is a great, ongoing list of all the chats around. I jump in two to five chats per week. While a chat usually lasts a full hour and can be a big time suck if you’re participating in many each week, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it your full attention. Even if you do jump into the chat late, do your best to catch up by searching for the discussion questions and getting up to speed.

The Twitter chat format is pretty straightforward. The moderator of the chat phrases the first question with “Q1” in front of it, then participants are supposed to use “A1,” “A2,” etc. at the beginning of their answer (do not use the “Q” unless you’re the one moderating.)

The connections you can make from joining these weekly conversations are unlimited. The bond formed from routinely meeting online produces the same rewards as doing this in person. With so many times/dates/topics, not joining in a chat here and there is certainly a missed opportunity.

Bad etiquette
Twitter’s inherent openness can seemingly encourage eavesdropping (both warranted and creepy). This kind of listening can be invaluable in finding new prospects or members of your community, but rudely butting into conversations and self-promoting is not welcome by anyone’s standard.

If you come across a dialog that you want to jump on, first do a little research. Make sure you’re not assuming your brand is a good solution. Do your due diligence to find out that person’s situation and needs. If so, take a lighthearted approach and don’t speak in absolutes. Offer your input and then wait. If the person is not interested, politely see yourself out of the conversation.

Not giving due credit
When an individual gets published, whether they’re a writer or not, it’s a big accomplishment. Writing takes research and attention, not to mention dozens of edits. It’s really rewarding to see others take notice and share content via social channels.

If a site is set up for easy sharing, the handle of the author, publication or both populates in the tweet. If not, it might take a quick search to make sure you’re referencing both correctly.

Mentioning the individual and/or publication is best practice for giving credit where it’s due. Plus, it alerts the author that you found the post valuable and wanted to share it with your community. Just a mention might trigger a new relationship leading to new opportunities.

Absence of lists
Twitter lists can be a time intensive endeavor to create and maintain, but are useful to keep track of the vastness of Twitter. Twitter allows you to openly connect with just about anyone and this leads to a great number of connections. Lists help keep a sense of order.

Lists can be made public or private- public to allow others to utilize the group or private to keep personal tabs on users. Public groups can be a great way to show your community that you see them as an expert in a certain category. If maintaining lists really is beyond your reach, start by subscribing to a few. You can see how others curate them first, then follow suit.

Ignoring tactics used by social media influencers
Reputations don’t just magically appear. Social media influencers are just that because they’ve worked hard to get there. Check out what Jay Baer, Gary Vaynerchuk or Mari Smith have to say about engaging on social. They have the experience and the stats to support their tactics.

Follow their advice, but always take it in stride as to how you can apply it specifically to your brand. Research other experts in your industry and follow and engage with them on Twitter. Often, these influencers will be listening and may even respond right away!

Avoid these Twitter pitfalls and you’ll be on your way to mastery of the social network. I’m always happy to chat and help guide your way through the craziness- tweet me @sprout_sarah!

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Sarah Nagel
Social Marketing Specialist at Sprout Social
Sarah Nagel is passionate about bridging online and offline communications. She is dedicated to providing value to others through knowledge, advice or job opportunities. Sarah appreciates the ever-changing landscape of social media and loves learning about new tools and platforms. She is a strong advocate of brands using social as a recruiting, sales and as an R&D tool, among other functions, and sees the incredible value of social business. Sarah works as a Social Marketing Specialist at Sprout Social Inc. in Chicago, Illinois and focuses on outbound, proactive marketing efforts across social media channels.
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