Making Noise On Twitter

Making Noise On Twitter

I was chatting to a friend this evening and we started chatting about the people that schedule a huge amount of tweets and run accounts on a mixture of autopilot and human interaction.

It follows the tweet earlier today from someone posting out a link to my blog post Schedule and Automate Social Media from back in September 2010 that seemed to get loads of comments.

Getting a balance in your work / social media life is key to success in both. On the one hand, if you spend all day in social media (easily done), you get no work done. The other, if you spend no time in social media, it becomes ineffective.

But one twitter account that I look at recently shocked me a little. Let me ask you a question : Is 35,000 tweets in 500 days too much?

That is averaging 70 tweets a day, everyday. How much automation has gone into that? Well looking at it there is a lot or repetition, granted a lot of interaction, but is 70 tweets in a day just noise?

Are any followers interested in someone that much?

It is almost verging on the celebrity. But actually… even @WOSSY has only 12.5k tweets in 700 days – that’s an average of 17 in a day; a lot less.

I guess my plea’s for those that I follow and those that I advise in social media marketing are:

  • Don’t do it for just numbers sake
  • Tweet relevant content
  • Minimise or bin out the repetitive auto tweets
  • Do not treat social media as your only marketing tool
  • Build relationships first
  • Sell last!

What are your thoughts?

Five People Arrested in South Amboy Following Assault

Five People Arrested in South Amboy Following Assault

Five people were recently arrested in New Jersey after the authorities received complaints of a disturbance that may have involved gunshots. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the incident occurred on South Stevens Avenue in South Amboy. Officials say they found a baseball bat and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun at the site of the disturbance. The five individuals, ages 23 through 31, face a number of charges. Among the many charges are disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and terrorist threats. It is unclear if anyone was actually hurt during the alleged incident.

Penalties for possession of a handgun without a permit or for unlawful possession of a firearm can become even more serious if the authorities believe the suspect had the weapon for unlawful purposes. Under N.J.S.A. 2C: 39-4: “Any person who has in his possession any firearm with a purpose to use it unlawfully against the person or property of another is guilty of a crime.”

If the prosecution can prove that the item was a firearm, the defendant possessed the firearm, the defendant had the intent to use it against a person or property and that the firearm was going to be used unlawfully, the defendant could face substantial penalties. It is common in these cases for a conviction to result in months or even years of incarceration. Anyone facing these types of charges has it in their best interest to seek out skilled legal representation before discussing the case with the authorities.

The experienced Princeton weapon violation defense attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein handle many types of assault and weapon possession charges.

Police Searching for Individuals Suspected of Shoplifting Baby Formula

Police Searching for Individuals Suspected of Shoplifting Baby Formula

Police are searching for a man and a woman who were videotaped stealing baby formula from a Target store and assaulting an employee as they escaped. According to a CBS New York news report, the shoplifting and assault incident occurred at a Target store in Manalapan. Officials say the woman loaded a cart with over $1,400 worth of formula before they attempted to leave the store without paying. When confronted by a Target employee, the man broke the employee’s finger and sprained his arm. It is unclear if officials have any leads regarding the whereabouts of the two individuals who have been labeled as “baby formula bandits.”

It is a crime “for any person purposely to take possession of, carry away, transfer or cause to be carried away or transferred, any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale by any store or other retail mercantile establishment with the intention of depriving the merchant of the possession.” Charges for shoplifting can dramatically increase when the act of shoplifting results in assault and physical injuries.

In such cases, there are multiple charges that may arise out of the incident. A skilled defense attorney will look at all possible aspects of the incident. Did the defendant enter the premises with the intention of committing a crime? Did the assault result from misunderstanding or self-defense? Was the defendant under duress, the influence of alcohol, or suffering from a mental health issue?

A knowledgeable assault defense lawyer in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein can defend your rights in court against harsh penalties for such crimes. 

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Hitting Girlfriend with Baseball Bat in Norwalk

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Hitting Girlfriend with Baseball Bat in Norwalk

A New Jersey man was arrested on suspicion of attacking his girlfriend with a baseball bat when the couple was visiting friends. According to a news report in The Hour, the 18-year-old man has been charged with second-degree assault and breach of peace in connection with this incident. Police say the man and his girlfriend were spending time with friends at a Norwalk apartment complex when they got into an argument. The man allegedly struck his girlfriend in the left ear, forearm, and leg with a baseball bat. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.

According to New Jersey Penal Code Article 120.05, a person is guilty of assault in the second degree when “with intent to cause serious physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person.” Using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument in order to cause such injury can also result second-degree assault charges. Assault in the second degree is a Class D felony in New Jersey and can result in up to 10 years in prison.

Assault charges, depending on the circumstances of the incident and the defendant’s prior criminal record, can have serious consequences including lengthy prison time and hefty fines. If you or a loved one has been accused of aggravated assault or second-degree assault in New Jersey, it is important that you have a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer on your side to fight those charges.

The experienced NJ assault defense lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long and successful track record of defending the rights of New Jersey residents.