So long and thanks for all the fish, Twitter.

//giphy.com/embed/12XMGIWtrHBl5e "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.

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 Rolls Out Great New Analytics Update

Twitter quietly rolled out a huge and needed update to its developing analytics offering for businesses using its ad system to promote tweets and accounts. Google obviously rules the roost when it comes to advertising on the web, but as Google continues to try and find its own footing with the Hummingbird update to better … Continue reading Twitter Rolls Out Great New Analytics Update

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

Twitter Hashtags and Crisis Management

One thing that's frequently seen in 2013 is some form of crisis that begins on and manifests itself across social media platforms. The folks at Social Media Today have some great tips for using hashtags effectively during times of crisis (even though they have a typo in their post title, evidently): Use a Twitter Hashtags … Continue reading Twitter Hashtags and Crisis Management

How to Expire Contest or Coupon Related Tweets

If you use Twitter for anything marketing related, you'll occasionally bump into the need to delete or expire a tweet (or series of tweets depending on the campaign). Here's a nifty tool that helps solve that problem: A former Twitter engineer has released an app that lets you schedule your tweets to be deleted. Enable … Continue reading How to Expire Contest or Coupon Related Tweets

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

Phishing Scam Targets (Dumb) Twitter Users Opening DM’ed Links

It had to happen sooner than later: Phishing Scam Spreading on Twitter | Chris Pirillo: "A few minutes ago, I received a direct message from one of my twitter followers: "hey! check out this funny blog about you… jannawalitax . blogspot . com" DO NOT VISIT the URL in question. It will redirect you immediately … Continue reading Phishing Scam Targets (Dumb) Twitter Users Opening DM’ed Links

Fallacy of Twitter Authority Based on Followers

Michael Arrington backing up Loic Le Meur's call for something akin to a Twitter PageRank algorithm with authority based on the number of followers: Should Twitter Add Authority-based Search?: "I’m with him on this. Most of the time I just want to read everything people are writing about a topic to more or less take … Continue reading Fallacy of Twitter Authority Based on Followers

Of Course There Is a Social Media Backlash Coming

There is an interesting discussions among the early adopters last night into today on the topic of blogging and FriendFeed that has spilled out into the rest of "social media." Scoble kicked things off last night when he asked (on FriendFeed) if he had harmed his blog by investing so much time there. Michael Arrington … Continue reading Of Course There Is a Social Media Backlash Coming