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Twitter is as Bad (Or as Good) as YOU Make It

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. 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.

Filtering Twitter's Noise with Mixero

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. 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.

The top 7 mistakes new Twitter users make

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. Blog Archive » BackTweets Advanced Search. 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 .

Advanced search filters have been requested many times and we’ll continue to improve them as we find time. Currently, you’re able to filter link searches by date, as well as the user that tweeted and the user the tweet was in response to. These parameters are also available in the BackTweets API . 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?

Why Twitter? 10 Great Uses For Twitter

" is the most popular question I get about Twitter, and "Why Twitter? " is definitely the most popular follow-up question. There are many great uses for Twitter, but even once you understand that Twitter has grown beyond a micro-blogging service to become a social messaging platform, it can still leave you wondering why you might want to use it. 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.)

Life On The Twitter Suggested User List

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. When One Twitter Account Is Not Enough. By Michelle Rafter from WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age.

When One Twitter Account Is Not Enough

Follow her @michellerafter. If one Twitter account is good, are two better? If you use Twitter for more than a single purpose, at some point you have to decide whether to stick with one account or sign up for a second, third or even more. Twitterville Falls For Premium Accounts Hoax. 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.

Twitterville Falls For Premium Accounts Hoax

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. Never mind that the news would have gotten broken on an obscure blog when the U.S. is mostly asleep, but other things should have given away that this concerns a hoax. For instance, the words. 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?

The 90-10 Rule for Successful Twitter Networking

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. You’ll find over 11,000 search results on Amazon for “twitter.”

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. 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.

And yet, if you're like a lot of my Twitter friends, you're not sold on FriendFeed just yet. That's okay, we've got some great stuff here to get you up to speed, and we think these 4 glorious Twitter-specific tips, highlighted just for you — the Twitter elite — might be reason even to convince you to test the waters. A good first step, of course, might be to follow Mashable on FriendFeed for your daily dose of social media links. Mashup Awards - best mashups on the web. 7 Tips to a Good Twitter Experience. 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?'

Phil Bradley's weblog: Choosing who to follow on Twitter

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. Twitter Off to a Rough 2009. You might be familiar with phishing attacks, those messages sent by criminals that look like they’re from a bank or Nigerian prince.

Twitter Off to a Rough 2009

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. 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. 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. I barely even use my Google Reader anymore because I carry my Twitter with me everywhere I go. Two new Twitter ideas that miss the mark - Download Squad. Stalk That Twitterer. HOW TO: Track Expenses Using Twitter.