5 Easy Tips to Get More Retweets

5 Easy Tips to Get More Retweets

Tips to Get More Retweets
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One of the measures you can gauge success on Twitter is the number of retweets you get when you post something. Retweets also carry the advantage of increasing your exposure significantly, which results in more followers for your twitter handle. But most people, i.e. novices, keep using twitter to simply post text content without realizing that with just a few changes, they can wildly improve their chances of being retweeted. So, here are five tips to get retweets from the Twitterati.

Add Images

It’s widely accepted that people are naturally attracted to visuals and would rather spend time observing gif’s or glancing through pictures than reading text. So, don’t stop with the plain text. Instead, add some photos with your tweets. Remember to make sure that the photos are related to the subject matter in some way, and have the potential to generate viewer interest. Keep thinking from the perspective of the viewer.

A good number of images that are retweeted and shared across social media are those that convey a humorous idea or a simplified version of some essential but complex concept. As such, if you can find or create images that humorously portray your tweet, the chances of your tweet going viral increase manifold.

Ask for Retweets

Ask your followers to retweet. You might think that it may not be a good idea, but the reality is that asking for retweets actually puts an intent into the viewer’s minds. But remember not to ask for retweets on every single tweet. Use it sparingly on tweets you think have a chance of going viral.

And remember to use the word ‘Retweet,’ and not ‘RT.’ Tweets using the abbreviation ‘RT’ generally get fewer retweets than the ones using the full word ‘Retweet.’

Use Links

When tweeting, try to add a short link about where the users can find more on the subject matter. This way, the people who actually visit the link and find it useful will have an impetus to share your tweets with their followers. Use URL shorteners with providers like bit.ly and goo.gl. If you can, avoid shorteners with longer names like tinyurl.com and such.

Mind the Timings

The time you post the tweet plays a big role in determining how viral it goes. If you live in Washington DC, but wish to get retweets from Tokyo, then you need to get the time factor right. The tweet should be posted at a time when people in Tokyo use social media the most.

So, have a clear understanding of the geographical location of the audience you want to primarily target and schedule the tweets accordingly.

Use Hashtags

Remember to use relevant hashtags in your tweets. This allows people who follow such hashtags to discover your tweet and retweet it if they find it interesting.The hashtags must have some connection to the subject matter of your tweet. If a hashtag has no connection to the content of your tweet, don’t use it no matter how viral they are. So, avoid using hashtags like #batman or #yummydishes when tweeting about a business presentation. If you end up implementing such irrelevant tactics, the users who have followed you will develop a negative outlook and may end up unfollowing your account.

So, if you have just started out tweeting, try to implement the above techniques from now on and you will definitely see a marked improvement in user interaction. Above all, remember to keep posting useful and interesting content.

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.

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"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hor air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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7 Very Plausible Ways The World Might End In The Near Future

The world might have hundreds of ending, but only some of them can be predicted with current events and statistics.

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At some point, we've all wondered how the world would end. With all the reports of strange events and sightings, the doom day may very well be tomorrow, next year, or it might take hundreds of years. Here are five of the most possible ways of how the world might end.


1. Alien invasion

The idea of the existence of aliens has been around for many years now. From sightings of UFOs to movies made on them, the idea is pretty popular. With water traces being found on Mars, the possibility of extraterrestrial creatures is heightened. Who's to say they won't come for us to take over our resources?

2. Flooding

Global warming is an increasing problem in the world. It's creating various extremities such as abnormalities in the weather. The warming is also melting the ice at the poles and low-lying areas. This ice is combing with the oceans to increase the water levels. If the global warming isn't stopped, all the ice will melt completely and the water from the oceans will flood many countries around the world.

3. World War III


The idea of another World War is not completely impossible considering current events around the world. Between the fight for resources, trade wars, rivalries and corruption, war is definitely a possibility. In the case of WWIII, we're all doomed for the nuclear weapons that are sure to be unleashed will wipe out countries.

4. Famines

With the population around the world increasing drastically every year, there is sure to be a food shortage in the future. With the limited water supply in many countries, farmers will have a tough time growing and harvesting crops, which will eventually cause massive famines. Famines in the past had caused many deaths and this time, due to the large population, many more people will die from hunger.

5. Diseases


Diseases, such as pneumonia and ebola, infected and killed millions of people in the past. These outbreaks will worsen and kill more people in the future due to the rapid pace it will spread by contact because of the population increase. Another deadly disease that can end the human race are skin cancers and disorders that will be caused due to the ruptures in the ozone layer. The ozone layer is reported to have holes about many countries. This causes the unfiltered UV rays from the sun to directly hit and affect humans.

6. Robots taking over the world

Since the introduction of robots, many have sided with them while others believed they were evil and will take over the world. Advancements in robot technology have given them the ability to move and even talk. Who knows, maybe robots will eventually want to take over us and rule the world in the future?


7. Death of the Sun

All of us know that the Sun will eventually die. It might take millions of years but it will run of its energy and explode, impacting all the planets near it. If the Sun dies out, life on Earth will not sustain for long. The Sun's energy will be so great when it dies, that it is quite possible that the Earth will also be seriously impacted.

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