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).
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. Defending Twitter to the death has become a part of my daily life. Across Facebook and forums, I’ve conversed with hundreds of people who “don’t get” Twitter, and people who claim to “get it” but really don’t. Now, I have no problem with people who don’t understand Twitter. Sausage and Eggs for Breakfast The conversation usually goes like this:
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. 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. 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 . And now there’s a tweet counter at the bottom of the search results so you can see exactly how many times the URL you searched for has been tweeted. 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. 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. Here are ten thoughts and observations about attempting to interact with 600,000 people. 1. The browser remains the best way to manage Twitter. 2. When One Twitter Account Is Not Enough. By Michelle Rafter from WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age.
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. I recently polled readers of my freelance writing blog to find out how many Twitter accounts they used and why. According to the results of my very unscientific survey: 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.
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. As I said, only mildly funny but so blatantly tongue in cheek that I’m surprised that so many are buying it (pun intented).
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. 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. And yet, if you're like a lot of my Twitter friends, you're not sold on FriendFeed just yet. 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?'
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. If you use Twitter as a gossipy chat service this isn't quite so much the problem. 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.
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. (Blame Brian Krebs of the Washington Post if it sticks.) 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. 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.
As you find more and more interesting and valuable people to follow, you’re going to find it difficult to keep track of all of the tweets you receive. Just take a look at Gary Vaynerchuk (2,800+ following) and The Busy Brain (5,000+ following). Two new Twitter ideas that miss the mark - Download Squad. Stalk That Twitterer. 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.