On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Ross Dawson

Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life. The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. Yes Twitter can be time-consuming.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil.

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Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

For people who had been blogging since late 1990′s or early 2000′s, Facebook wasn’t of much value. Between flickr, del.icio.us, blogs, RSS readers, and wikis, we were living the distributed, networked, learning dream. Facebook allowed anyone to start sharing images, ideas, and form social networks and to do so in a single tool with similar functionality across different activities.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – One thing I can share with you all is that once I have seen the light of a much smarter way of using Twitter through public lists alone it’s rather tough to go back to anything else for that matter, so I haven’t.

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

But I am back to Twitter. I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. Not Twitter’s any longer.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. The intention of micro-blogging, ergo, is to share. Quite simply, when it comes to micro-blogging then … intention = share = habit.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

Interestingly enough, plenty of people have been questioning whether, now that we have got Google Plus as well, it makes sense to dump your own blog in favour of your social activities in the various social networking sites. This blog.

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Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 9 December 2010 Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please? Each (half) hour I measured the frequency, and the place of both tags as a Twitter Trending Topic (T3). Business or Pleasure? -

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Luis Suarez

Over the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around. Tweeting is owned by Twitter.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Education on social tools is more aligned towards showing and demonstrating a change of habits ; basically, shifting gears into new ways of getting the job done; figuring out new methods of becoming, even more, productive carrying out daily tasks and activities by injecting various 2.0

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

Over the weekend the number of followers on my Twitter account, @C4LPT, passed 10,000 – so a big thank you to all of you who follow this account! So with all these different activies – albeit overlapping – I tend to blog and tweet in different places for different purposes.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging. PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company.

Of tittering, twittering & twitterpating

Dave Snowden

We need to draw a fine line between legitimate experimentation and slipping into magpiedom and the legitimacy probably depends on the degree to which there is a coherent narrative around the core activity. Now all of those will be familiar to regular readers of this blog, but they were delivered with passion. Conference blogs The collective noun for magpies is a tittering which is slightly less scary than their close relatives a murder of magpies.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging. PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company.

The Social Organisation Manifesto

Martijn Linssen

Make sure to copy your comment before you click Post or Preview, comments have been reported to get lost sometimes - my apologies for that Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Twitter stats - that just don't add up?

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth Kanter

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by Sourabh Sharma. We’ve learned a great deal in the past four years but one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is summed up into five ways to build and activate a community for your cause.

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is a Blog? A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read. Though blogs are typically thought of as personal journals, there is no limit to what may be covered in a blog. While the earliest blogs were created by hand, blogging becam widely popular with the advent of blog authoring tools.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Beth Kanter

One of their newest experiments is a Twitter campaign, #150jobs. I interviewed Arlene to learn more about they’re measuring their Twitter campaign and what they’re learning. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign?

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

It’s been a little while since the last time that I had a chance to write another post over here in this blog, so I guess it’s now time for another experiment then. No, I know what you may be thinking, but I am not going to stop blogging nor give up on writing for that matter.

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Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Dropping science: neuroscientists throw down epic / excruciating rap battle on Twitter. Great piece from Daniel Lakens blog. Bring the line noise. The New Yorker has an interesting piece on the neuroscientific legacy of the Vietnam War. In neuroscience terms, it was America’s World War One. The latest edition of Nature NeuroPod is particularly good: psychosis, detecting animacy, network theory for brains.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

Yesterday, during my presentation on personal knowledge management to IBM BlueIQ I was asked about the role of blogging in my own sense-making processes. For almost seven years, my blog has been where I try to make sense of my observations.

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The Power of Words – Back to Blogging!

Luis Suarez

Or was it perhaps because of the fantastic meetings, workshops and enablement sessions I have been engaging with throughout those few days with both customers and fellow IBMers, mixing quite nicely internal and external social software evangelism activities?

Spike activity 06-06-2014

Mind Hacks

New Republic looks back at 50 years of the landmark account of psychosis ‘I Never Promised You a Rose Garden’ The US Secret Service wants a sarcasm detection tool for Twitter reports The Telegraph. Advances in the History of Psychology blog has an interesting piece on how Little Albert may not have been correctly identified after all.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

in January 2009, I included in the “Tools” section Wikis, Blogs, Social Networks, RSS and Syndication, Social Bookmarking, and Microblogging. Intriguingly, I am hearing that some companies are using Twitter as a free enterprise microblogging platform, using protected accounts.

@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

There used to be a time when I was very much in love with Twitter. But then, after a short while, I started hating Twitter. Over the course of just a few weeks Twitter managed to destroy, in a very pernicious manner, not only the overall user experience, but the entire ecosystem as well that made it a success in the first place: Third party apps. It was through my good friend Rachel Happe that I first heard (Of course, on Twitter!)

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

His article surely is a must-read, not only because it covers a good number of the entries which have been trying to kill blogging from as early as 2007, but also because of his conclusion, which is one of my favourites as well for a good number of subjects nowadays: it depends.

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

2013-03-01 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

Good piece on Daniel Simons’ Blog. Neurobonkers covers a genuine scientific study on what gains Twitter followers. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Providentia overs the curious history of Japan’s suicide volcano.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!,

2011-02-25 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

There’s a genuinely interesting consideration of Twitter and the psychology of private speech over at The Child in Time blog. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Bad Science looks at how we can fool ourselves and others using security and detection technology.

Why I Love D’Arcy Norman’s Blog

Nancy White

I have lost track of my blog readers, buffeted by eddies of excess digital content. I stumbled back upon D’Arcy Norman’s blog this afternoon with pure delight. It has been a long time since I visited D’Arcy’s blog.

Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-03

Jane Hart

Teaching Lifelong Learning Skills with Twitter: A Lesson for Leaders [link] #. link] – create multimedia teaching activities #. Interesting visualizations of spread of Twitter messages [link] #. Nic’s Insights – Communities at Work: Communities at Work – Uncovering their nature [link] <Nic’s new blog #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. Are you ready 4 the second wave of social media?

Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter.

Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

We run a series of content websites on topics related to technology, media, and the future, among many other activities. Their primary role will be : - Identifying relevant stories/ blog posts. Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility. Skills required: - Excellent online/ blog writing experience and style.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. For example, how can your job postings drive potential candidates to your Twitter or Facebook accounts?

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Comparing Facebook influence to Twitter's: #FBRATE

Martijn Linssen

I apologise for this, it means that unique visitor stats below only apply to the US Going by stats from Computerworld and Mashable there should now be around 20 million active Twitter users Active user being someone who visits at least once a month - and I think that is a fair measure.

World wide puddle

Doc Searls

I blog about real life; I talk about the internet. That’s why the extensive brain activity that Small discovered in Web searchers may be more a cause for concern than for celebration. Opening Safari is an actively destructive decision. Nicholas Carr is ahead of his time again.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

So it was common for Google’s indexes of blogs to be a day or more old. But they mostly covered blogs and sites with RSS feeds. Which made sense, since blogs were the most live part of the Web back then. The practices are blogging and syndication.

Twitter stats - that just don't add up?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 3 May 2010 Twitter stats - that just dont add up? Business Insider posted Twitter stats last Friday that I missed because it was a national holiday. Is the meaning of having a Facebook profile equal to actually actively using Facebook?