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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. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary.

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.

Let’s move tweeting off Twitter

Doc Searls

Tweeting is owned by Twitter. In all fairness, this probably wasn’t the plan when Twitter’s founders started the service. Twitter has become de facto infrastructure, and that’s bad, because Twitter is failing. Tweeting without Twitter.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter

Sarah supports other staff members who tweet to support their communications objectives. She provides training and encourages staff members to get into a regular Twitter habit. One techniques she uses for new users that join the team is to create a “Twitter Scavenger Hunt.”

Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups

Nancy White

How to Run Twitter Chats. There are both technical and facilitation things to consider to effectively pull people into a coherent interaction on Twitter. Mashable’s Twitter Chat tips. Hashtags.org for searching on hashtags. Visit some twitter chats.

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.

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? -

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? -

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.

Search

Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. Search.

Twitter Search #myonlineorigins

Nancy White

So I was tickled to be led to Twitter / Search – #myonlineorigins. I’m always interested in where people started in their “practice&# no matter what the practice. What are your online origins? Photo Credit: quapan.

Instructional design in 140 characters #140id

Jane Hart

When I talk about the power of the simplicity of Twitter, people often tell me you can’t say much in 140 characters. Evernote tip: search (e.g.: ‘ tag:xx -tag:yy notebook:yy ‘) ; click magnify glass icon; name & save search for reuse. Twitter

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Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

The folks over at BrandonHall, the learning folks who blog lots of interesting links, pointed out a value of Twitter that not all of us may have seen yet. Twitter as a search engine. The question always comes up “why would we be interested in something like Twitter.

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. to shorten a gov’t url , it creates one.usa.gov which you can use to track twitter activity, etc. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov. ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points.

Trick or Tweet? Seven Twitter Tools To Help You Measure, Learn, and Improve

Beth Kanter

Last week, I celebrated my 5th birthday of joining Twitter! As far as I can tell, the first arrivals on Twitter from the NpTech sector were Ruby Sinreich and Brian Reich who signed up two weeks before me. So, in honor our collective Twitter birthdays in October and Halloween, I thought I’d share a few Twitter tools for tracking and learning that are real treats and a few that make your work flow on Twitter efficient for documenting events.

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"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? -

Do we need to behave differently on Twitter?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 11 January 2011 Do we need to behave differently on Twitter? Arent the people on Twitter those that you carefully selected and handpicked yourself? And the people that follow you on Twitter - what would you compare them to?

@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!)

Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. For me, these searches primarily allow me to see what people are saying in response to something that I've put out there. Typically, these responses come via blogs and twitter. So, I think of these searches as conversation searches, not vanity searches.

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?

Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 25 January 2011 Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting Directly from Twitter, I am trying to follow the current situation in Egypt. Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,?

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search!

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to outside.in. But we decided a few weeks ago to do a little mod of Google site search, which turns out to work very well.

ReTweet relativity

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 8 July 2010 ReTweet relativity One of the tools I made recently is my own Search tool that I use to make hashtag Tweet Collections. Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Twitter Tweet Button Test

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 11 August 2010 Twitter Tweet Button Test This is a simple test post for the new Twitter Tweet button. I can tweet via the new Twitter button, but the results are delayed by 1 to 2 minutes. Business or Pleasure? -

The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 13 January 2011 The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart A few posts ago I blogged about behaving differently on Twitter or not. Almost none of you will ever end up there, but I notice an increased lack of attribution now Twitters come mainstream.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-09-04

Jane Hart

Guide to Twitter in the K-8 Classroom [link] HT @ nharm #. 10 Offbeat & Alternative Search Engines You Might Not Have Heard Of [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterThe political party that wants to ban PowerPoint [link] via @ guardian #. Are activity streams the new "collaboration"? link] <Yes! it's as much about "flow" #. RT @ Quinnovator : Latest Learnlet: Checklist Manifesto: [link] #.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-31

Jane Hart

Search quickly and stealthily with @ duckduckgo – [link] (via @ nttd ) #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. Bullbearings, a free site featuring a share-trading game simulating the London Stock Market [link] #. The community dance hall [link] <Love this by @ hjarche #. 140edu conference 2 and 3 August, New York [link] #.

The REAL real time search

Doc Searls

Blog search is mighty thin in Wikipedia. While “real time&# is heating up as a topic, real time search seems to have fallen off the radar of everybody other than itself. It begins, Web search, real-time search and social search. Hey, why not the search engines that have been looking at real time for the duration? Here’s IceRocket on real time search as a string. You get blogs, Twitter, video, news and images.

Twitter economics: corset creates value

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 2 September 2010 Twitter economics: corset creates value Commenting on The Spirituality of Social Media by Mark Schaefer , I found myself in immediate need of another blog post when I wrote I see amazingly, astonishingly little verbal abuse on Twitter.

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

Ross Dawson

Here is an excerpt from the article on mini-blogging: The popularity of Twitter in part reflects a desire for immediate gratification in posting and consumption of information. Traditional blogs are too much work for most people, and Twitter is certainly not for everyone.

Me On Twitter On TIME On Twitter

Steven Berlin Johnson

This week's cover of TIME features a story that I wrote about Twitter and innovation. Actually, that's not quite right: this week's cover features a tweet that I posted about the cover story I wrote for TIME about Twitter.

The real cause of Global Warming: the Vatican

Martijn Linssen

Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,? The To Tweet Or ReTweet Flowchart Your Twitter security is an egg, not an onion "Social Influence tools" only measure Twitter use Do we need to behave differently on Twitter?

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-31

Jane Hart

Day 2 of 30 Ways to use SoMe for working/learning smarter: searching the Social Webs. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] #. “For innovative teams, traditional professional development has become an anachronism&# Education or Experimentation? link] #. RT @ realwplearn : IBM: Shifting from Formal to Informal Learning [link] <Where the real learning takes place # realwplearn #.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-25

Jane Hart

5 Unique Uses of Twitter in the Classroom [link] #. The pull of narrative – in search of persistent context, fm John Hagel [link] #. Workplace learning professionals on Twitter: add your name to the list [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. RT @ mor_trisha : Social software will be the new electricity powering the enterprise. #.

Meatware based search

Euen Semple

Contextual colour and human interpretation trump technology based search every time. Interesting to see people talking of Twitter as a Google killer in this context One the most powerful uses of the large forum we had within the BBC was as a way of finding information.

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.

Twitter research tool

David Weinberger

It’s the final product of the various provisional tools we’ve used to produce our previous reports on the social phenomena of Twitter , and of lead researcher Devin Gaffney’s own work on high throughput humanities.&#. It enables complete data pulls for a set of users or terms on Twitter, with searches running continuously. The Web Ecology Project has released 140Kit , a research tool for tracing tweet paths.

Twitter Brings Lower Quality Clicks

Tony Karrer

Richard Hoeg points out that for his blog Twitter = High Visits But Low Conversion. Basically, he shows his "referring sites" from Google Analytics for the past two weeks: His conclusion: Folks who visit from Twitter don't visit as many pages and spend less time of the site.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 24 September 2010 Larrys magic numbers - bite him in the butt At Oracle Open World, aka #oow10 on Twitter, a lot happened. Quora: a gossiper's wet dream Twitter punctuation manners Ask not what your company can do for you,?