Twittertools. Microblogging. Tweetstars. TwitterLit is genius. Twitter is as Bad (Or as Good) as YOU Make It. By Jamie Harrop (follow him at @jamieharrop and learn more about him at the bottom of this post).
Welcome to FootyTweets. Filtering Twitter's Noise with Mixero. As many of us know, the usefulness of Twitter lies in the user's ability to find, refine, and engage with a network.
Most of the invalid complaints about the service revolve around signal-to-noise ratios; of course you, Naysayer #583, don't want to know what I ate for breakfast. Neither does anyone else. This is called "noise," and it's what smart Twitter users are trying desperately to avoid. Everyone raves about Tweetdeck's allowing users to create groups, which nicely sorts much of the information available in a collection of streams from followers. However, there are features beyond groups that could be useful for social noise reduction. Although Mixero is at present for Twitter only, the creators plan to add capabilities for parsing information from other social networks in the near future. Basic Functions and UI. To desire Twitter is the root of suffering - How the World Works.
The top 7 mistakes new Twitter users make. Not completing a bio The cardinal sin of most new Twitter users is not filling out the small but important section that says a bit about who they are.
It could be a simple as a name (or a clever alias for the secret agents or painfully shy) or even just a sentence or two. If your goal is to get the conversation going — which is the point of Twitter after all — a bio can be the icebreaker. Protecting updates, but complaining about no followers There are a few reasons to keep your updates private: not wanting to share your personal business with the world, thwarting spammers, etc.
Blog Archive » BackTweets Advanced Search. Chirp is a stunning Windows Twitter client, if you have tons of. Imagine Fellowship » Twitter. Why Twitter? 10 Great Uses For Twitter. "What is Twitter?
" is the most popular question I get about Twitter, and "Why Twitter? " is definitely the most popular follow-up question. Life On The Twitter Suggested User List. By Brandon Mendelson (@BJMendelson), Event Organizer for A Million High Fives (a quest to high five one million Twitter followers and volunteer with them at their local homeless shelter this August.)
For the moment, I am one of the most followed non-celebrity / musician, non-media, non-brand, people on Twitter. When One Twitter Account Is Not Enough. By Michelle Rafter from WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age.
Follow her @michellerafter. Twitterville Falls For Premium Accounts Hoax. The 90-10 Rule for Successful Twitter Networking. By Jack Humphrey blogs from The Friday Traffic Report (follow him at @bendtheweb Have you noticed all the electronic and tree-based books that have come out on Twitter?
There’s an amazing amount of verbiage being thrown at us for such a simple service. The sheer volume of training guides, paper books, and in-depth courses on using Twitter is kind of weird when it surrounds a service that worships brevity, 140 characters at a time. You can learn about the hottest 3rd party applications that purport to make Twitter more useful, efficient, and effective on thousands of sites.
White House Twitter Account Is a Phony - PC World. For more than a year, an @TheWhiteHouse account on Twitter Inc. 's microblogging site was used to dutifully send out more than 1,500 alerts about speeches, press briefings and other Bush administration news. The Twitter account's claim that it was officially sanctioned by the White House appeared believable, if only because it was so earnest -- and boring. Then, when President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Tuesday , his picture appeared at the top of the Twitter page, and the updates continued.
The number of "followers" who had signed up to get the updates quickly soared , from about 3,800 on Monday to nearly 16,000 as of Thursday. But it turns out that the account was a fake. Twitter officials Thursday changed the identifying information displayed on the @TheWhiteHouse page. Social Learning Network.
Top FriendFeed Tips for Twitter Users. Can content aggregator FriendFeed turn Twitterholics into FriendFeed addicts? Certainly, much of the content being imported into FriendFeed comes from Twitter feeds, and there's a huge amount of overlap between the two user bases. Mashup Awards - best mashups on the web. 7 Tips to a Good Twitter Experience. Things wordy, geeky, and webby. Phil Bradley's weblog: Choosing who to follow on Twitter. I'm a firm fan of Twitter which, for those not yet aware of it, is a microblogging, 140 character limited system, which asks the question 'What are you doing?
' One of the key elements of the service is the ability to follow other people, and conversely have other people following you. As a result, we're immediately in difficult territory, because the more people you follow the more messages you get, the more noise you have to put up with, and the less valuable the service. Though I should point out, 'less valuable' in terms of information.
Twitter Off to a Rough 2009. Destroy Today / DestroyTwitter. A friend of mine and designer at Dropbox, Colin Dunn, reached out to me in January.
He asked if I would mind him referring me to one of their project managers, Preston Hershorn, for an upcoming gig. Of course, I didn’t mind. We spoke a few times on the phone, discussing a mystery project that needed a marketing website. I was fresh off of building the Pencil website for FiftyThree, and interested in building more of these single-page websites with a touch of something special. These websites allowed me to return to my roots of experimenting with code while also serving an actual purpose. I flew out to San Francisco to work in-house at Dropbox for a week. While at Dropbox HQ, I worked on the mobile website, which would step the viewer through several views. Tweet Manager Twitter App For Complete Twitter Automation. Post to twitter bookmarklet. Are You a Twitter Snob? « TheNextWeb.com. HOW TO: Quiet the Twitter Noise. Jun Loayza is the Co-Founder and CMO of Future Delivery.
He authors a blog at Junloayza.com. Twitter is my news stream. I use it to get the best news and information from people that I trust and admire. Two new Twitter ideas that miss the mark - Download Squad. Everybody says there's no right or wrong way to use Twitter, but sometimes a ridiculous Twitter app comes along to make me wonder whether that's true. Right now there are two of them: Tweetstalk and Twollow. Tweetstalk lets you "stalk" a Twitter user, reading his or her tweets without formally following. Twollow automatically follows anybody who posts the keywords you specify. I'm conflicted about these two services. Stalk That Twitterer. A new site called TweetStalk is in private beta. It allows you to “follow” Twitter users without them knowing you are doing it (Twitter tells you when someone new has subscribed to your data).
It’s all through a Firefox Add-On and appears to modify the Twitter page itself via Greasemonkey or otherwise. You are then able to follow the person without them knowing, and the service provides a RSS feed as well. HOW TO: Track Expenses Using Twitter. Simon Salt is CEO of marketing communications company the IncSlingers. He writes for www.simonsalt.com and Dad-O-Matic You use Twitter, email, IM and even your phone to stay in touch with your world. Maybe your office uses services like Yammer for internal communication. But once you are done tweeting, emailing and instant messaging, you have to do actual work.