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Best Time to Share Ideas Online

Now that you've got your big idea, set it loose on Twitter next Monday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.—that's when bitly, the link shortening and tracking service, says is the best time for posting your link. Wait until Wednesday at 3 p.m. to post it on Facebook—this is the hottest time to post there—although any weekday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. is a high-traffic time with a high click-through rate. Of course, the best time of day to post depends on your target market. A study by online analytics firm KISSmetrics finds that Saturday afternoons are also one of the busiest times for Facebook users. People are just hanging out, perhaps looking for something to do.