//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.
I'm archiving this snippet and article to revisit in 2020... I wonder if we'll look back on 2015 as a "tipping point" of the internet as we knew it? The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow in 1996 does seem like a long ago dream. Perhaps immediacy is not a democratizing state … Continue reading Internet’s Action and Reaction Loop
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Not sure if it's Google Reader or FeedBurner, but this is not cool: Skitch.com > samharrelson > GoogReaderFail Six hours of latency. Six. Track will kill the RSS star.
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
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
I'm technically on family holiday vacation this week, holed up in a lovely cabin in the mountains north of Asheville. We have wifi here, but I decided to opt for the Touch and my Blackberry (and Kindle of course) over lugging up the Macbook Pro. I'm actually writing this on the Touch with the fantastic … Continue reading My Experiment With Digital Nomadicism
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
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
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
I hate "retweets." If you've been living under a rock for the past 3 months, you might not be aware of the scourge of a phenomenon sweeping the twittersphere lately... the retweet. Basically, when someone says anything you find amusing, you include the syntax "R/T" and copy their tweet. Boom. A retweet. In all of … Continue reading retweetradar Offers ReTweeting Some Redemption
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
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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