5 Clear Indications That You Are A Social Media Junkie

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Social media has, no doubt, almost completely changed how we communicate. But, there is a point where the obsession with social media goes from harmless fun to an intrusion on your life. How do you know if you have arrived at this point?

These signs will definitely help:

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1.It is the first thing you do in the morning

Almost every social media addict will begin their daily routine by scrolling through what they have missed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more during your eight hours of sleep.

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2.Your friends only contact you via social media

Social media has made it possible to keep in touch with friends and family. If your friends use these apps to get in touch with you, it’s because they know you’re most likely already on them. Very few people now bother to make calls.

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3. You check your timeline and feeds at every location

There’s nothing wrong with checking your phone once in awhile. But when you scroll through your feeds or timeline at every location, you are simply engrossed or attached to social media.

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4. You hear imaginary notifications

It is a serious case of addiction when you start to imagine notifications in your head. Many of us have experienced the imaginary phone vibration causing you to quickly check your phone for a notification that never came.

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5. You monitor likes and retweets

Social media likes and retweets mean a lot to someone addicted to it. It has become a form of acceptance and after a while getting more can become an addiction. They keep monitoring who liked and did not like their pix.



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There are plenty ways to make money online and Twitter is one of them.

We share five creative ways to make money on twitter.

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  1. Crowdsourcing

This involves soliciting ideas and contributions from a large group or community. If done correctly it can make you plenty of money, or at least capital for your business or idea. The best way this is done is tweeting to your followers to bring in contributions to fund your business or idea and asking them to help ‘retweet’ to spread the word. Some marketing expertise needs to learn to successfully market your business or idea in order to get positive responses.

2. Produce a Twitter Related Service

You already know that the majority generally use Twitter during their free time, you can take advantage of this by creating a product or service that will appeal to them. A similar product or service might already exist but you can create a better or cheaper one that the users will know and love you for. For example, you can charge people to help them build a Twitter presence and make your prices reasonably and attractively low.

3. Sponsored Tweets

Companies and businesses are willing to pay for your tweets, just as long as you have a large enough following. You can find sponsors willing to pay you to Tweet about their products for an arranged fee.

4. Twitter Contest

A contest is one of the most effective ways to engage people on Twitter. You can try linking up with a local business that wants publicity, offer to hold a contest on Twitter to help them with this publicity and ask to be paid a percentage of sales that come in. Be sure that everything is as legally binding as possible to avoid being cheated. There a lot of fun and enticing ways to engage followers in a twitter contest, just brainstorm a little on it.

5. Sell Your Own Products and Services on Twitter

This might seem obvious but the funny thing is that a lot of people don’t recognize it. Many people aren’t using Twitter to effectively sell their products and services; this unfortunate because Twitter is one of the best ways to do so. Be on the lookout for and take advantage of trending hashtags related to your products and services and use this opportunity to put your work out there for not just your followers to see. Remember, ‘a little self-promotion can quickly lead to a job.’

4 twitter tools to help you determine the best time to tweet


Twitter is very efficient and reliable when it as to do with sharing online contents. It is arguably the most dependable social media platform to drive traffic to your website. In addition to this, you can determine the reach as well as the impressions your tweets garners within seconds. Hence, many internet savvy persons and businesses actively employ twitter to advance various courses. That is why it is ever more important to share content when your posts will have more engagement. How do you determine the best time to do this? It is by understanding how your followers use twitter and finding the time of the day your followers are most active.

We share four tools that can largely help you determine the most appropriate time to tweet.


Tweriod is one of the most reliable tools that can help you decide what time of the day to send your daily tweets. This application is very good as it breaks down all your tweet activities for you to comprehend. The key information that Tweriod provide is the time majority of your followers are online daily, weekday and weekend. This is relevant to determine the best time to tweet. The application offers free or premium services. Small businesses and blogs can use the free option.



This is a twitter tool that is highly recommended for every twitter users. You can either use the paid or free tool for timing your tweets. Once you have logged into your SocialBro account, click on analytics and go to best time to tweet. This may take a bit of time depending on how active your account is. Afterwards, it will provide you with the best time for you to tweet. Straightforward and easy.



MediaBistro can help users determine when to share their posts not only on twitter but also on other social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google plus, and Pinterest etc. It tells you the best and worst times to tweet.



This tool assists twitter users and businesses to maximise their tweet activities. The application helps you with analysing your followers, providing data on their location, when they tweet and also gives you a list of twitter influencers you can follow. It has five interesting features including twitter bios, compare users, analyse followers, track followers and sort your followers. You can use any of these features to enhance your twitter presence, strategy and achieve more relevant engagements and reach.

NB: This tool may not be effective if you are new to twitter and do not have a substantial number of followers. As an alternative, you can analyse a handle that has more followers. Only ensure that you are in the same time zone.

5 reasons why twitter should not ‘ditch’ its 140 characters

Twitter is arguably the most influential social network website in the world. It has more than 302 million active users, and over 300 million tweets per day.

Remarkably, twitter’s 140 characters have been used for breaking news, promoting a brand, mobilizing people for a cause and as a platform for freedom of expression. In light of this, imagine the uproar when Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter hinted recently that the 140 characters limit could end. According to reports, it will be increased to 10,000.

Following this announcement, Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal highlight five reasons why twitter should retain the 140 characters.

140 characters make twitter unique

Twitter is the only new media that is limited to 140 characters. This feature stands this platform out from other new media like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

Far-reaching impact

The internet space cannot be controlled by anyone. Twitter users have adequately taken advantage of this to mobilize people against the government of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt; used it for social media campaigns while organizations and governments have adopted it to monitor conversations on various trending topics.

Easy to read and understand

The reading culture has declined in Nigeria. Very few people want to read lengthy articles in the world of online media. A tweet with 140 characters is easy to read and understand unlike the 10,000 characters twitter is planning to introduce.

Inspires creativity and brevity

Verbosity and twitter are enemies. You only have 140 characters to express your thoughts and ideas, unlike other social networks. This, in no small way, helps the individual’s creativity and writing skills.

They may lose their users

Many people on twitter have Facebook accounts. If twitter goes ahead and introduces the 10,000 characters, it will not be different from facebook. In addition, Facebook has more than 1.5 billion users compared to twitter’s  500 million users. So, if this unique feature is removed, twitter will may lose their users to facebook.