Send Beer Over Twitter, and Other Creative Ways to Make Friends and Influence People

I didn’t believe it at first. But you can tweet a beer to a friend.

With the Tweet-A-Beer app for Twitter, you can become a “beer benefactor,” and buy a friend a beer, no matter where they are. The app links up your Twitter and PayPal accounts to a service called Chirpify, allowing you to send a cool $5 to anyone on Twitter, based on their @ handle. [from Alex Wilhelm, The Next Web]

I’ve come across all sorts of interesting Twitter articles lately — I’ve learned dozens of ways to lose friends, gain friends, and engage with my followers.

Click each headline to read the full article:

“Get More Followers” Tips

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Twitter Followers

5 ways to drop your network numbers in a flash. [Amber Mac, Fast Company]

20 Tips to Get More Twitter Followers

Succinct tips about what to do – and what NOT to do. I don’t agree with all his suggestions, but they certainly got me thinking. [Chris Brogan]

12 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers

Three reasons why you would want more Twitter followers, and strategies that work for developing your following [Michael Hyatt]

Improve Your Tweeting

Be Better at Twitter: The Definitive, Data-Driven Guide

Not surprisingly, informative and funny tweets evoke the best response, while stale news and “sandwich” tweets should be avoided. [Megan Garber, The Atlantic]

20 Days to a High-Quality, Highly-Engaged Twitter Following

An excellent tutorial for Twitter newbies. [Neil Patel, KISSmetrics]

Twitter Tools & Tricks

9 Twitter tools you should be using

Tools to help you schedule tweets, find and connect with others in your niche, and monitor your stats. [Mart Prööm, DreamGrow]

5 Twitter Changes and How to Make the Most of Them

An overview of Twitter’s at-a-glance streamlined navigation; new Twitter smartphone apps, plus excellent tips for how to make the most of Twitter in 10 minutes a day. [Leon Widrich, Social Media Examiner]

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Have you written or read a great article about Twitter lately? Please post a link to it.

P.S.

I’m not a big beer drinker, but my favorite is Hefeweizen (wheat beer). Just in case you want to tweet a pint to @bloggingbistro.

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