Engage with participants in social media. Connect with other bloggers in your niche. Add value on forums and within the comment fields of popular bloggers. If you've been in the social media space very long, you've probably read similar advice more times than you can count. I don't know about you, but that's a whole lot of chit-chat I don't always have time to do. For those of you that don't have time to work your social media accounts all day every day, I'm happy to say there's another way to build a following automatically … on Twitter at least....
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The Papal Twitter account launched Monday with the handle @Pontifex, so named for a Latin word referencing a member of the ancient priests of Rome. It's also very similar to @Pontiflex, the handle for Pontiflex, a mobile advertising platform and No. 16 on this week's Crain's
list of Best Places to Work in New York City. Since early Monday morning, the company has gotten between 50 and 75 new followers each hour and hundreds of tweets from Twitter users who have accidentally inserted "L" into what they thought was the Pope's handle, according to Crain's New York Business
Instagram Stops Allowing Users to Embed Photos in Tweets
December 7, 2012
From Social Media Today
Instagram is no longer allowing Twitter users to view its photographs in tweets in an effort to drive more people to its own website and away from the rival social media company. Kevin Systrom, the CEO of the photo-sharing service that was snapped up by Facebook earlier this year, announced that Instagram has turned off support for "Twitter cards," signaling a deepening rift between two of the web's biggest brands. Twitter users started to complain earlier this week in public messages that Instagram photos weren't displaying properly on Twitter's website.