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by Jamie Harrop (follow him at @jamieharrop and learn more about him at the bottom of this post). Having reached 750 followers earlier today and wrote over 6,000 updates, I’m a big fan of Twitter. But over the last week I’ve found myself becoming too much of a fan.
Seek, and ye shall not find? On Monday morning, AFP reported that the Dalai Lama had joined the micro-blogging service Twitter, “attracting nearly 20,000 followers in just two days.” And why not?
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Over the weekend, we released advanced search for BackTweets , the service we created a couple of months ago that lets you search for links on Twitter .
Normally I wouldn't write about an application that uses somewhere between five and ten times the memory it likely should, but Chirp is just so damn pretty.
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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. I follow over 300,000 of my 620,000 Twitter friends, and should Twitter lift the 1,000 follower a day cap, I hope to follow everyone back in the future.
by Michelle Rafter from WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age .
It’s mildly funny and very obviously a hoax, but this article on humour site BBspot didn’t stop many a Twitter user from thinking it is real . The author of the post mocks Twitter’s lack of an apparent business model after 3 years in operation, and writes that the startup’s CEO Evan Williams today finally announced plans to introduce a paid premium account scheme.
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?
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.
Can content aggregator FriendFeed turn Twitterholics into FriendFeed addicts?
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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.
You might be familiar with phishing attacks, those messages sent by criminals that look like they’re from a bank or Nigerian prince. But what about Twishing? The term may enter the tech lexicon this week, thanks to an attack targeting the Web site Twitter, which runs a popular service that lets people share short updates about what they’re doing.