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Twitter's Evan Williams and Biz Stone (far right) on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the opening keynote Tuesday of D: All Things Digital.
Monitoring your business' social media presence is incredibly important.
Some people get a little shocked when I tell them that I rarely prepare my presentations for a speaking engagement until just a couple of days before the event (Sorry, I know this frazzles some event organizers who request copies of decks before events). The reason for this is simple, although I have my core concepts and messages down, the world I live in is moving so fast that I feel like I almost HAVE to wait until the last minute in order for me to have the most relevant, up to date information, examples, etc in my presentation. I like the edge, and I find that the people who show up to listen like it as well. I do my best to stay relevant in a fast moving marketing & media landscape.
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Love TweetDeck and wish you could import/export your Groups? Here’s a quick SQLite script that will help. Installation Create a new folder (Example: c:\sqlite\).
FriendFeed , the service that culls your activities on various social networks into a single stream, is seeing a surge in new users, at least from anecdotal evidence (including signups that VentureBeat’s staff is seeing). The increase comes after FriendFeed redesigned its site last week so you can easily read what your friends are up to around the web in a real-time stream. In fact, one of our writers, Dean Takahashi, noted he’s getting more friends signing up to Friendfeed than he’s getting on Twitter.
Guest Post by Kipp Bodnar and Wayne Sutton of Talk Social News Authors' Note: This post references Brightkite specifically because it was the application discussed in the original post Louis wrote. However, many of the features and uses discussed in this post also apply to other location-based social networks.
J ust after October 6, 2008, when Iceland effectively went bust, I spoke to a man at the International Monetary Fund who had been flown in to Reykjavík to determine if money might responsibly be lent to such a spectacularly bankrupt nation.
Liz Gannes posted that Perez Hilton is now seeing more traffic coming in via Facebook than Google. My colleague Udo Szabo at Nokia HQ in Finland has a theory that I call the Unified Theory of Interweb Economics. The theory goes something like this:
Nearly all of the Twitter responders report they log on to Twitter because they want information in a timely manner . 80% of responders also noted they like the connection offered through the network.
Developing a well-rounded aesthetically pleasing website can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned web developer. You must identify current trends and standards and determine ways to incorporate them into your designs.
Twitter Search is easily the most promising aspect of Twitter. People talk about mundane updates, or connecting with companies, or following celebrities — but that’s all small scale. The real power of Twitter lies in its aggregate data.
With the world caught up in Obama mania today, I thought it only appropriate to do an inauguration-related post.
Farhad Manjoo has an article on Slate entitled Kill your RSS reader which captures a growing sentiment I’ve had for a while and ranted about during a recent panel at SXSW . Below are a few key excerpts from Farhad’s article that resonate strongly with me In theory, the RSS reader is a great idea.