Tag Archives: twitter

Nice update to Twitter email notifications about new followers

Sometime in the last day, email notifications to me about new followers of my Twitter account were accompanied with information about who the person is.  The information in the email now includes the number of followers that user has, the number of people he/she follows and the number of Tweets from that person.     [...]

Celebrating Twitter turning 3 by digging up my most important Tweets

On March 21, Twitter turned 3 years old.  (That also happens to be the first full day of spring.)  So I decided to dig into my Twitter archives to find my most significant tweets since my very first one on May 17, 2007.   You can see my first 16 tweets using the very cool [...]

New York Times’ Twitter Chatter Map of Superbowl

Awesome time lapsed map of tweets from the New York Times. It shows the location and frequency of commonly used words during the Superbowl. This map produces amazing visuals and is impressive to see how far Twitter has come. Charlene Li wrote up a quick post about this find and pretty much summed up everything [...]

Cable News is Screwed

So observed Thomas Edwards in the aftermath of the Hudson River plane crash, when timeliness of information about the crash on Twitter blew away what cable news outlets could provide. 

Blog Design in the Twitter Age

A recent post on Mashable presented “10 ways Twitter Will Change Blog Design in 2009.” Twitter is a microblogging service that…oh, forget it. Point is that though Twitter approached mainstream status as a communication medium in 2008, but still doesn’t replace the “online homebase” that one’s blog site can be, especially when served up using [...]

Surfing Material

Here’s a few items I’ve found on the web this past week that I thought you should check out. Tim O’Reilly on Why I Love Twitter – Great post from a great thinker on the web and emerging media The Beginners Guide to Promoting Your Blog by Jason Falls – if you’re new to blogging [...]

Tomorrow is the day

If you’re looking for the virtual place to monitor and participate in election day 2008, The Blog Herald has a fantastic roundup of great destinations.  My favorite is http://election.twitter.com as you can just passively sit back and soak up the activity as the site self-updates.  Tomorrow will be a fantastic benchmark to see how far [...]

Twitter Cha-cha-cha-changes!

Twitter got a little face lift yesterday and its not that bad. I love the look of the larger type for your “following”, “followers”, “updates” count and that your latest tweet is place under the update field. They do use a lot of my design pet peeves… but that’s pretty much the extent of my [...]

Hurricane Gustav, CNN, and Twitter

I have previously written that I believed Twitter’s tipping point was coming on November 4, 2008 – the night of the Presidential election.  In that post, I wrote about how Twitter would cross into mainstream media and we would be seeing Tweets being quoted by news anchors. But Hurricane Gustav has played in a role [...]

Four Things I love about Twitter

I can easily jump in and out without missing a beat Of all the social networks I am a part of, Twitter is the one that is most compatible with my workflow.  I’m a short attention span kind of guy and feel like participating with my friends on Facebook involves me dedicating an hour here [...]