Ashton's there. Cats do it, dogs do it, even transportation infrastructure does it. And so do we; tweet away on Twitter. Twanslate (twanslate) Find the Best Twitter Apps - oneforty. 15 Easy-to-Use Apps for Adding Multimedia to Twitter Business Collaboration News. I love Twitter, but one thing I admit can be lacking from the service is that it doesn’t allow for embedded images, audio or video in the Twitter stream; you can only link to them.
Still, there are plenty of apps to help you to integrate multimedia into your tweets. Here’s a list of handy and easy-to-use services for images, audio and video: Images Plixi. Formerly TweetPhoto, this app connects with Twitter or Facebook and is pitched as a “social platform” for images.TwitPic. Audio Audioboo. Video Bubbletweet.
WaimakaririLibraries (first_lines) Upper Hutt Library (UHLibrary) Encyclopedia of NZ (Te_Ara) Jason Darwin (NZETC) (nzetc) Phil Bradley's weblog Twitter; your first 24 hours. Coming to terms with Twitter (Information Wants To Be Free) Twitter on ALA and Some Advice. Going into ALA’s Midwinter Meeting last month, I knew Twitter was going to play a much more prominent role than it had in the past.
It’s been used heavily at other librarian conferences, but usually in a more social way or as commentary on content during the event. However, Midwinter is a different beast, as it’s primarily a business meeting for the Association, so I wondered how much of that work would happen on Twitter this time around. Most of the people on ALA’s staff, like most people anywhere, have never heard of Twitter, let alone used it, so I wanted to give them a heads up in case it came up in meetings or in conversations. A couple of years ago, the IT department at ALA implemented monthly update meetings open to all staff, and since we had one scheduled right before Midwinter, I took advantage of the opportunity to highlight Twitter, what it is, and how a few units are using it. And then we all headed to Denver. How I use Twitter, and you by Jeremiah Owyang.
Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians) FEATURE Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians) by Sarah Milstein For many people, the word “twitter” brings to mind birds rather than humans. But information professionals know that Twitter (www.twitter.com) is a fast-growing, free messaging service for people, and it’s one that libraries (and librarians) can make good use of—without spending much time or effort. Twitter lets people send and receive short messages (called Tweets) via the web or via SMS using a mobile phone. Phil Bradley's weblog Using Twitter in libraries. As part of an ongoing discussion on the LIS-LINK JISC mailing list I posted some ideas on using Twitter, both on an individual and library basis.
One or two people kindly suggested that I should blog my response as well, hence this post. I have to say that I found it very depressing to see the report that Twitter is blocked (even on one site, though I suspect a lot more) and I would be fascinated to know what, if any, justification is used. My prediction is that any such justification is going to be based on media hype (which is seldom accurate) and without any actual experience. A lot of the people who I follow do actually work in legal settings - for some reason this particular niche of users has really started to run with it.
Of course, when Twitter is 'banned' that may mean a whole host of different things. It may be useful to provide some justifications for the use of the service by libraries or librarians. Trending information - what are people talking about right now? Rands In Repose The Art of the Tweet. In writing an article, I know I’m done when I delete.
The process leading to done is chaotic; it’s days, weeks, or months of aggregating writing where I collect and organize paragraphs and sentences. Over time, content creation becomes content shaping as I organize the thoughts into a pleasing coherence. And then, in a moment, it’s done. It looks nothing like the final product, I still have hours of writing and editing to do, but I know that I’m done because I can see the arc and the shape of the piece.
Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar. If you care what I think, you know that Twitter is just about the best way to learn what I’m paying attention to. I pass along tidbits of O’Reilly news, interesting reading from mailing lists and blogs I follow, and of course, tidbits from the twitterers I’m following. 6 part series - Topic 2 - Twitter. You can read topic 1 on LinkedIn here. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: what are you doing ? Source – Twitter.com – Please feel free to follow me Twitter is a micro blogging platform which allows you to publish short messages of less than 140 characters through different mediums like web, IM and mobile.
Rands In Repose A Twitter Decision. In starting a significant project, an engineer knows the first three big design decisions you make are vastly more important than the second three.
The nature of these decisions varies from project to project. They may be choices about look and feel, rules about architecture, or trade offs regarding feature set. Whatever these decisions are, they set a tone that defines the success of the project. When I look at Twitter, I see three early essential decisions about how Twitter allows you to craft a community. I believe much of Twitter’s continued success is due to definition and execution of these decisions. Interestingly, some obvious candidates for the Top 3, like “Scales like crazy”, “Will generate money”, and “Needs to be searchable” weren’t initially there.
The decisions were: Decision #1: A user chooses whom they follow.Decision #2: A user chooses whom they no longer follow.Decision #3: A user should be judged only by what they say. These are simple decisions of empowerment. Sanity check 10 tools that will make you a Twitter power user Tech Sanity Check TechRepublic.com. Twitter.