Bloggers Who Use Twitter, Take Note! New Study Shows Why People Unfollow

Twitter, as we all know, is highly popular among bloggers and considered to be one of the major traffic sources for their blogs. There are some things to be considered if you wish to use Twitter in a long run.

According to a recent study on why Twitter users most often stop following various accounts on Twitter, it is because they have found that the majority of the time the content of that account’s feed to be too repetitive.

The Social Break-up

Twitter UnfollowLet me say that again: those who repeat themselves on Twitter risk getting unfollowed! This study, a piece titled The Social Break-Up by ExactTarget and cotweet, examined causes behind Twitter users’ decisions to unfollow certain brands and other accounts. Although Twitter users are some of the most loyal social networkers, they are quick to unfollow accounts that displease them.

The Social Break-Up shows that the most commonly cited reason for unfollowing an account is because the “content became repetitive or boring over time.” Over 52% of the Twitter users the report studied gave that as the number one reason regarding why they unfollowed a brand on Twitter.

If you’re interested in learning more about Twitter and unfollowing, read the full report, as it has information regarding emails, Facebook, and more! The entire report is helpful for bloggers who wish to promote their brand; however, I’d like to focus on what this report means for bloggers who use Twitter.

Basically, this confirms the idea that bloggers should avoid using Twitter as simply a way to provide an RSS feed for when they update their blog with new posts. Sure, through widgets that automatically Tweet the titles of your posts when they are published, you can keep your followers informed of your blog’s activity, but while the content on the blog changes, the content of the Twitter feed does not really change at all. Yes, the words in these Tweets change with each new post title, but it’s the same repeated type of content: an announcement that you have a new blog post!

Conclusion

The report concludes with a quotation by a subject of the survey, Amanda, 31, Louisville, KY, who says, “I think each channel should be customized for that group of people, so that each group feels important. That way, a consumer can follow on Twitter, Facebook, and by email and not be overloaded with the same information.” So, basically, if you are a blogger who uses Twitter, you have to understand your fellow Twitter users before you can start connecting with them. What do they use Twitter for? How do they use it? It’s clearly a much different channel than your blog or your Facebook account, so how can you best link them up to use each channel to your advantage?

Your best bet is to be an active Twitter user who also has a blog. Does that make sense? In other words, present yourself to the Twitterverse as an energized Twitter user who can contribute to the world of Twitter. Then, once you show yourself to be a very effective Twitter user, you can count on that reputation leading other Twitter uses to cross channels and visit your own blog.

This article is written by Tara Miller. She regularly writes on the topics of psychology degree. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

2 Easy Ways To Report Spam Websites To Google

Earlier we shared a simple tutorial for reporting Fake Facebook profiles & pages, now we are going to 2 simple ways to report spam websites to Google. You would have encountered lots of SPAM websites while browsing or searching, but you would have not reported this to Google, the most used Search Engine. The main reason would be, “I don’t know how to report”. Now this article explains the simple way to report spam websites to Google.

#1 – Using Google Webmaster Tools : If you have a Google account, then you can easily report suspicious SPAM websites to Google using this contact form.

Report Spam - GM

#2 – Using Google Chrome Extension : You can also try this cool Google Chrome extension — Google Webspam Report. This will help you submit spam websites to Google right from the browser easily.

Report Spam - Extension

Do you know any other ways to report spam websites to Google? If so, kindly share them in the comments.

HOW TO: Report Child Sexual Abuse Online [Save A Kid]

ChildrenChild sex abuse is one of the serious problems faced by every nation. Ever year they encounter hundreds of cases, but unfortunately they go unnoticed. Like this countless cases go unnoticed and unreported. This article is make some difference, to change that ‘unreported’ to ‘reported’.

Child sexual abuse is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation (via Wikipedia).

Involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or that violates the laws or social taboos of society (via World Health Organization).


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Why People Normally Don’t Report Such Things?

  • The main reason is, that they are afraid to do such things. They care a damn about their identity.
  • They don’t know how to report. They are unsure of how they can proceed.

Why We Should Report Such Things?

  • Because we are human, that’s more than 100 reasons. This might save a child’s life by your little contribution.
  • We have the option to remain anonymous, and that is default.
  • Because we are indirectly encouraging such abusers by remaining silent.
  • We can prevent a predator from doing child abuse online by spreading the related ‘punishments’ and ‘messages’.

How To Report Child Sexual Abuse Online Easily

There are lots of useful online Official Websites where they actually care about such incidents. You check the sites below.

Most of these sites works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world. You can also approach prevention centers directly in your cities.

If you find any kind of sexually or physically abuse towards minors in any of the video sharing website, please flag them immediately. They take severe actions against such videos and uploaders.


Punishments — Child Sexual Abuse

10 years imprisonment and $10,000 fine in addition to penalties for Sex Crime (PA 99-113). If you are predator or a cyber stalker, stop doing such things, act like a human.


Some Things You Should Be Aware Of

These definitions and notes will be useful when you are complaining/reporting about Child Abuse.

Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography

Child pornography is defined as a visual depiction of a minor under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct (18 U.S.C. 2256). It is a federal crime to possess, manufacture and/or distribute child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).

Online Enticement of Children for Sexual Acts

It is a federal crime to use the Internet to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a child under the age of 18 to meet for sexual acts, or to attempt to arrange such a meeting (18 U.S.C. 2422(b)).

Child Prostitution

It is a federal crime to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide or obtain by any means a child under the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act. It is also illegal to benefit, either financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a child prostitution venture (18 U.S.C. 1591).

Sex Tourism Inolving Children

It is a federal crime for a U.S. citizen to travel abroad intending to engage in sexual activity with a child younger than 18 that would be illegal if it occurred in the U.S. (18 U.S.C. 2423). Individuals who commit these crimes are subject to prosecution in the U.S. even if the crime was committed on foreign soil.

Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation

Extrafamilial child sexual molestation is the sexual molestation of a child by someone other than a family member.

Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child

It is a federal crime to send obscene material to a child under the age of 16 if the sender knows that the recipient is under the age of 16 (18 U.S.C. 1470).

Adults concerned about adult obscenity not involving children on the Internet should make a report to www.obscenitycrimes.org.

Misleading Domain Names

It is a federal crime to knowingly use a misleading domain name on the Internet with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252B(b)).

Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Intranet

It is a federal crime to knowingly embed words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252C).

More Information regarding this, kindly check Cyber Tip Line.

From The Admin : When was the last time you blogged something for the Society or Some Causes? We can’t prevent Child Sexual Abuse online simply by blogging, but it can make some parents aware about such happenings and protect their innocent kids from Online Predators. Go ahead, make a difference.

Posted in Public Interest for November 19th, World Day For Prevention Of Child Abuse

Reporting Abuse Or Bug To Social Networking Sites

Responding to certain things in online life is as important as in real life. Recently many people reported abuse on social networking sites regarding several issues. While reporting to such social networks, be as descriptive and detailed as possible. It helps them to easily understand the situation and problem. By this they can help you quickly. The more descriptive and detailed you provide, the more quicker you get the response from them. This is my opinion ! 🙂

1. Facebook :

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Facebook encourages all its users to make use of  “Report” links whenever needed. You’ll  find a “Report” link below the piece of content. By  Selecting this link you can go to a form where you can specify the type of abuse and make a detailed report. Facebook checks these reports and makes a valid decision. All abuse reports on Facebook are confidential. You can consider Facebook Help Center or Facebook Report Page for reporting such abuses and reports.

2. Twitter :

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Twitter, a microblogging website, is one of the leading social networks today. Many celebrites are there too. If you are still not familar with Twitter, consider this Newbies Post ! I’m not responsible if addicted you are to it by this ! Ha ha. Twitter, like all the other social networking sites, takes such reports importantly. Because such things help them to build themselves. I can’t find a direct link for reporting, but users can consider visiting Twitter Support for any questions and other resolved answers regarding this. I got many doubts cleared here.

3. Youtube :

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YouTube is a famous online video sharing site. Google like all its services, takes care of YouTube Also. YouTube faces Cyber bullying now-a-days. So you better watch your online activity there. Let it be an abusive comment or abusive/ violating video, YouTube is there to help you anytime ! I myself tried some reports, and believe me, it indeed worked well. They took action to remove that video. I’m happy with YouTube’s help services. If you are having any problems like I mentioned here, feel free to make use of YouTube’s Report Abuse section.

4. Yahoo :

yahooYahoo! as we all know,  needs no introduction at all, like Google. But such reporting cases occur in Yahoo! too. Yahoo! welcomes such abuse and other related reports. I suggest these two links for contacting with Yahoo ! during such report issues. One is  Yahoo! Abuse and another one is Report Abuse on Yahoo! Local . These mentioned links will also be useful while dealing with Yahoo ! products and its services. Flickr is a part of  Yahoo! so you can easily get more details regarding both.

5. Flickr :

flickr Flickr, as we all know, is one of the leading online image sharing and storage service. These kind of  services have more such troubles when compared with others. But  Flickr won’t let you down easily. You can easily describe or report your problem to Flickr. You can do if you feel that a photo violates the Flickr Community Guidelines or someone posting your privates photos in their Flickr account. You can also complaint about a Flickr member regarding his/her behaviour. Flickr encourages its users to report again spam and phishing.

6. Digg :

diggDigg is a social news website. It made people easier to share and discover new ideas and content. One of the leading websites of its kind, if you ask me. I rarely came across reports and other activities I mention above. But if, by chance, you are having such problem, you can send an email to the administrators of Digg.com at abuse@digg.com or if you wish, you can also make use of Digg’s Report Bug section. Make sure you provided all the supporting evidence in the mail or in the Report Bug section. As usual be detailed and descriptive. It helps a lot buddies !

I also wrote some similar topics in my previous posts. You can check these, it will be as important as the one mention above.

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