100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! A philomath is a lover of learning.

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.

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Let’s move tweeting off Twitter

Doc Searls

Blogging, emailing and messaging aren’t owned by anybody. Tweeting is owned by Twitter. In all fairness, this probably wasn’t the plan when Twitter’s founders started the service. Same goes for all the stuff that depended on Twitter that I turned off.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

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.

Twitter punctuation manners

Martijn Linssen

note the article losing to The Law of Twitter Economics once again] One single tweet, with viewpoints from four people, the order of which being visible and clear to everyone. Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 13 January 2011 Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion Hard to come up with a more fuzzy title really. Well, just access How many types of access to your Twitter account do you know of, really ? Business or Pleasure? -

What blogging was

David Weinberger

At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. They asked me to begin with some reflections on what blogging once was, because I am old. I understand that I’m reporting on how blogging looked to someone in a highly privileged position. My blog was me.

Blogging angst

Euen Semple

My friend Dave Tebbutt is wondering whether to give up his blog or not. Many of us over the years go through periods of questioning why we blog and if it is worth it. For me the biggest reason to blog is personal. If I don’t blog I don’t think as much, or at least not with as much focus. I don’t think it even matters where you blog these days. This is because just linking to my blog posts seemed unreasonable.

Australia takes the wrong path on Twitter advertising disclosure

Ross Dawson

On Saturday I was interviewed on ABC24 about the news that Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had said that it is acceptable for celebrities to do paid promotions on Twitter without disclosing their affiliation. Twitter is media. The most prominent Twitter advertising platforms, Ad.ly It is not clear why the ACCC feels it is OK for advertising on Twitter not to be disclosed. Australia Social media Social trends Twitter

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

Luis Suarez

But I am back to Twitter. Does this all mean that I will be using both Twitter and Google Plus, in conjunction, when a couple of weeks back I ventured to state that my days in Twitter were numbered? Not Twitter’s any longer.

Don’t Simply Follow on Twitter, You Should Spend Time Reviewing

Dan Pontefract

In December of 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million users. What I’m referring to is our (or perhaps my) approach to Twitter. When I’m on Twitter, I’m scanning streams, hashtags and searches that I make. micro-blogging social networking twitter

Twitter Conference Ideas

Tony Karrer

Twitter has become a pretty great tool to help with socializing at conferences. Here are a few of the things we've been doing Twitter as Social Chat At both DevLearn and TechKnowledge , we created a hashtag and created a specific Twitter account that was the hub.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. The original blog was on the book website, but a couple of years later I moved it to this domain, rossdawsonblog.com. At the time I put quite a lot of consideration into whether that was a good name, given that ‘blog’ was a neologism that might fade or be replaced. So what are some of the things I have learned from 12 years of blogging?

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As I’ve said before , micro-blogging inside an organization could be coined the ‘ liquid knowledge network ‘ There is so much to like about it. micro-blogging.

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. Micro-blogging — to truly become effective whether personally or organizationally — ought to become both a personal and an organizational habit.

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts.

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? -

How Not to Tweet if You’re a Television Station

Dan Pontefract

Like thousands of other webizens, I took to Twitter on the evening of November 24, 2014. Mike Costa is the General Manager of “Chattanooga’s Number One TV Station” and — or so it seems — the brains and brawn behind its Twitter account.

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's accidental path to monetisation

Martijn Linssen

This just hit me so Im writing it down as pun, but itll probably show up in another post soon Back to business: Twitter suffers from abundance and free, of course, and has done so for years. This way, Twitter is slowly making their feed scarce. Business or Pleasure? -

Let’s Rename Micro-blogging to Chatting

Dan Pontefract

<Note: I call this a ‘popcorn’ post> If you’re on the ole Twitter , or even better, if your organization has implemented a micro-blogging application of some sort, you get it. That is, you probably have a semi-coherent idea of what micro-blogging actually is.

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.

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.

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.

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

Luis Suarez

You know, sending an email is not the same thing as putting together a blog post. I have been using Twitter now for nearly four years and I still learned a trick or two I didn’t know about it while Paul & Chad covered the slides.

Of tittering, twittering & twitterpating

Dave Snowden

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. It was one of the comments I made in my closing session at IRHASS13. Now I have been at all five IRHASS events and for the last three my role has been to provide an end point to each day.

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

Ross Dawson

Drawing on a new Pew Internet report on Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults , The New York Times headline is: Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter. First , blogs are not waning. All the major blogging platforms are growing.

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.

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.

In the beginning was the blog

Harold Jarche

Chris Brogan, co-author of Trust Agents , has a number of insights on blogging and engaging online. I have been blogging here for eight years and before that experimented with a few other blogs. For me, this blog is a central part of my online sense-making.

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Friedman’s words came to mind as I was reflecting on the evolution of blogging since I posted my first blog in May of 2005. The advent of easy-to-use tools and platforms brought blogging to a much larger, non-technical population.

Twitter metadata and where standards come from

David Weinberger

Matthew Ingram at Gigagom blogs about an upcoming Twitter feature called Twitter Annotations. Twitter is specifying the way in which Annotations will be encoded, but not what the metadata types will be. Dave Winer takes Google to task for slagging off on Twitter for this. You couldn’t have seriously proposed an idea as ridiculous as Twitter in the first place if you didn’t deeply understand the Web.

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?

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

I was quoted in the article talking about social shopping and mini-blogging. Here are a few further thoughts on mini-blogs. Setting up a mini-blog has remained on my to-do list for too long – I’ll try to get to it before Christmas! Social media Social trends Twitter Web 2.0

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, invest two and a half minutes of your time here: If that’s not enough, here’s Twitter founder Jack Dorsey explaining how people and organizations are using Twitter. A month ago Marcia Conner asked me, “What’s it going to take to get you onto Twitter?&# A corporate Twitter network could overcome some of these difficulties.

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?

Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth Kanter

” My colleagues at Momsrising, the poster child for Networked Nonprofits, offered this amazing guest post filled with great tips on how to get your blog noticed. After initially promoting the blog carnival on our network, which has a social media reach of 3.5

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.

"Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use

Martijn Linssen

to use Twitalyzer (or Klout for that matter) to make any decision about an individual other than broadly how they use Twitter as a tool is a mistake and does disservice to the individual, Twitter, and our analytics platform There, he said it. Business or Pleasure? -