So long and thanks for all the fish, Twitter.

// “Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned. The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter’s algorithm thinks people most want to see, a departure from the current feed’s reverse chronological order.” Source: Twitter To Introduce … Continue reading So long and thanks for all the fish, Twitter.

Twitter’s Target

I started using Twitter in mid 2006, so I’m a little biased… but I still have many expectations and hopes for the platform that I don’t for Facebook, Instagram etc. Twitter stands(or, it could if it were to become developer friendly again) at the fulcrum point between traditional social networks and the future of online … Continue reading Twitter’s Target

Now you can donate to a political candidate through a tweet. Why aren’t churches using this?

We’ve teamed up with Square to enable anyone in the US to make a donation directly to a US candidate through a Tweet, starting today. This is the fastest, easiest way to make an online donation, and the most effective way for campaigns to execute tailored digital fundraising, in real time, on the platform where … Continue reading Now you can donate to a political candidate through a tweet. Why aren’t churches using this?

Twitter Learns from Pinterest

While tools like Storify have been doing something similar to this, Twitter’s newly unveiled custom timelines feature could be incredibly popular (and valuable for your business): Starting today, we are introducing the ability to create custom timelines in TweetDeck. Custom timelines, which were just announced, are a new type of timeline that you control by … Continue reading Twitter Learns from Pinterest

I’m Quitting Marketing

I stumbled into the affiliate marketing world years ago. I’m walking out of it today. My experiences in the affiliate marketing world have been incredibly positive when it comes to interpersonal relationships. However, it’s time for me to move on. I’m not happy. Why am I not happy? Mainly because I don’t like the way … Continue reading I’m Quitting Marketing

Google Has Fumbled FeedBurner’s Real Time Opportunity

Earlier this week, I lamented on Google’s poor handling of FeedBurner since acquiring the service. Instead of capitalizing on FeedBurner’s large amount of inertia and kind feelings towards the service from the influence-sphere of bloggers, Google has relegated FeedBurner to the back shelf of its growing collection of dolls and toys. In a post about … Continue reading Google Has Fumbled FeedBurner’s Real Time Opportunity


I’m not always a big fan of 3rd party Twitter apps (beyond the desktop apps) as most are still either pretty rudimentary or focused more on ego-stroking than anything else. However, this is pretty darn nifty (especially if you use the Twitter web page more than anything else): Tweetree puts your Twitter stream in a … Continue reading Tweetree

Geek Dads @Home

I’m doing a new weekly podcast with Joe Magennis and Daniel Clark that combines the experience of a “stay-at-home-dad” with “geeky stuff.” It’s a pretty fascinating intersection of topics. Happy Birthday Ian Clark | Geek Dads @Home: “The premise of our podcast revolves around three dads working from home while we provide day care for … Continue reading Geek Dads @Home

Blog Comments Suck

I agree with Scoble here on the “broken” nature of blog commenting on the social web (especially when you have a blog that deals directly with social media): Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger » Blog Archive Why blogging comments suck «: “How do you fix this? Not easily. I wish there were a system where … Continue reading Blog Comments Suck