Skip to main content

Home/ Twitter Freaks/ Group items matching "twitter "for twitter"" in title, tags, annotations or url

Group items matching
in title, tags, annotations or url

Sort By: Relevance | Date Filter: All | Bookmarks | Topics Simple Middle
Jennifer Dorman

How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live - TIME - 0 views

  •  
    Evan Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter Robyn Twomey for TIME ENLARGE + Print Reprints Email Twitter Linkedin Buzz up! (44) Facebook MORE... Add to my: del.icio.us Technorati reddit Google Bookmarks Mixx StumbleUpon Blog this on: TypePad LiveJournal Blogger MySpace The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression. You hear about this new service that lets you send 140-character updates to your "followers," and you think, Why does the world need this, exactly? It's not as if we were all sitting around four years ago scratching our heads and saying, "If only there were a technology that would allow me to send a message to my 50 friends, alerting them in real time about my choice of breakfast cereal." Related Audio Host Katherine Lanpher talks with TIME's Just Fox on stocks vs. bonds and Barbara Kiviat about the housing market's new movement Download | Subscribe Specials The World of Twitter Specials Top 10 Celebrity Twitter Feeds Specials 10 Ways Twitter Will Change American Business Stories The TIME 100: The Twitter Guys by Ashton Kutcher More Related The TIME 100: The Twitter Guys by Ashton Kutcher The TIME 100: The Twitter Guys by Ashton Kutcher The Future of Twitter I, too, was skeptical at first. I had met Evan Williams, Twitter's co-creator, a couple of times in the dotcom '90s when he was launching Blogger.com. Back then, what people worried about was the threat that blogging posed to our attention span, with telegraphic, two-paragraph blog posts replacing long-format articles and books. With Twitter, Williams w
  •  
    "Injecting Twitter into that conversation fundamentally changed the rules of engagement. It added a second layer of discussion and brought a wider audience into what would have been a private exchange. And it gave the event an afterlife on the Web. Yes, it was built entirely out of 140-character messages, but the sum total of those tweets added up to something truly substantive, like a suspension bridge made of pebbles."
David VH

Twitter | Product Reviews | Wired.com - 0 views

  • keeping up with, say, a work account and a personal account is actually easier on a device than on the web
    • David VH
       
      Has anyone found multiple account switching especially useful on a device vs switching between say 2 Twitter accounts on a Windows 7 web Twitter software? 1/14/12. 
  • the iPhone-only Tweetie, and turned it into this multi-platform must-have.
    • David VH
       
      Meaning the iPhone-only Tweetie app is the best for Twitter use of all available for smart phones?  (I am looking for the best software to use for Twitter on Windows 7). 
  • Twitter’s quality varies wildly across platforms. It soars on the iPhone, cruises along nicely on the iPad, and is about as pretty as a plane crash on Android
    • David VH
       
      So, if I want to get a first smart phone, and use Twitter, iPhone is recommended? (I have Verizon Wireless). 
  •  
    --I am looking for a good Twitter software for PC Windows7 desktop.  This article Twitter apps review 11/1/11: 1st gen of 3rd-party Twitter clients for mobile devices made the service take off.  Twitter bought iPhone-only Tweetie, and turned it into this multi-platform must-have. 
George Abraham

10 Twitter Tools for You - 0 views

  •  
    Twitter is one of the most popular micro blogging and social media site, which is growing at a rapid pace. A lot of individuals and organizations are using Twitter in order to enhance their sales and marketing. It is also effective in brand building. Twitter is a social media site where you can express your views and thoughts in 140 characters. You can also share links along with your thoughts. A lot of tools are available which makes the usage of Twitter more smooth. I have been trying a lot of tools and each day many new tools emerge, which are simply superb. I would like to share some important Twitter tools that I have found useful in managing Twitter accounts.
Maggie Verster

A quick Twitter guide for business users - 0 views

  •  
    For a service that is remarkably simple, Twitter is often difficult for new users to understand and to quickly turn into something useful. In fact, the simplicity of Twitter can actually be a barrier in the beginning, because there's not much to help a new user get started. So, we've put together this guide, which will help you understand the basic jargon of Twitter, find a good set of Twitter add-ons to streamline and strengthen your Twitter experience, and give you a list of 100 technology experts who are active on Twitter and are worth following.
B Ginther

Top Reasons I Follow Back on Twitter : Inbound Marketing Strategies - 5 views

  •  
    Let's face it, the Twitterverse is made up of individuals and brands. While the branded Twitter accounts are staffed by people, the persona of each Twitter account is either an individual or a company or a brand. For example, General Motors has a branded Twitter account, and they also have product branded Twitter accounts. Like you I receive dozens of new Twitter followers every day. When I plow through them, I usually make my decision to follow back (or not) in under 5 seconds.
Vicki Davis

Twitter Correcting Follower Counts: 1000s of Spammers Perish - 0 views

  •  
    Those who have panicked that their Twitter followers have dropped - don't be paranoid! The Twitter spammers have again taken the axe. Twitter self corrects about every 90 days and you'll get used to it. The fact is that Twitter is for meaningful, authentic communication - albeit short and if you do that, it can be a fun, and useful part of your personal learning network. It is unique to you and how you want to do it! Remember that it is not about the followers although you'll have people direct message you that you can somehow buy 200 or even 500 followers a day -- like that will enrich your life! Come on -- Twitter is great and it is not about how many people follow YOU anyway - if you get tied up in that too much then you're probably really there for just selfish reasons anyway. Enjoy and have fun!
Chris Bell

Horton Hears a Tweet (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE - 6 views

  • Although there are many definitions of student engagement, we see it as the time and energy students devote to educationally purposeful activities and the extent to which the university encourages students to participate in activities that lead to their academic success.
  • With Twitter, as with all social-networking tools, the value of the experience hinges on three things: (1) who you are connected to and with; (2) how frequently you participate; and (3) how conscientious you are about contributing value to the community. Therefore, to establish relevance and to make sure students got off to a good start, we took the following steps:
  •  
    "Because social-networking tools are forums for personalized, socially focused conversations, the communities that spring from these tools are person/people-centered. As Porter explained, this person/people-centeredness results in the value of participation being opaque for anyone who is not participating. To address this problem, we made sure that students who chose not to participate (because the value of participation is opaque for them) had access to our tweets by incorporating an RSS feed-like Twitter widget in our LMS. (See Figure 5.) Many widgets like these can be found online, although we should note that this particular widget has limitations. As seen in the example in Figure 5, the widget only displays Joni's posts, not the back-and-forth exchanges between her and members of her network. Students might incorrectly assume that the interaction is one-sided and less than dynamic. Besides keeping students apprised of the resources we shared via Twitter, however, this widget allowed them to vicariously discover Twitter's value. Some students later chose to join us in Twitter because they had a better understanding of what they were getting into because its value was less opaque. Ultimately, we found that Twitter helped us achieve our student-engagement objective, but we also quickly discovered that students' Twitter participation led to other notable instructional outcomes."
Elizabeth Koh

Twitter Marketing: Why You Don't Need to Mass Follow Twitter Users - 0 views

  • A few days ago Twitter announced on their status blog that all Twitter users are only allowed to follow a maximum of 1000 people a day
  • It’s not about the follower count, its about conversions
  • When on Twitter itself, you can develop responsiveness through reciprocation
  • ...1 more annotation...
  • Network actively with the right Twitter users, talk to them, spread their links, give them feedback, support their content. Be a participant in their Twitter experience.
  •  
    Some tips for twittering from the marketing point of view. Relevant ideas to building a PLN too.
Vicki Davis

Be Better at Twitter: The Definitive, Data-Driven Guide - Megan Garber - Technology - The Atlantic - 4 views

  •  "The Twitter ecosystem values learning about new content," the study notes -- so new info, it seems, is new info, regardless of who provides it.
  • And sharing your own work conveys excitement about that work -- which means that self-promotion, rather than being a Twitter turn-off, can actually be an added value.
  •  
    Excellent article about the research from several researchers about Tweets that are compelling and those that are turn-offs. This and the original research are both great reads. I thought it funny that people particularly hate foursquare check ins mentioned through Twitter, so unlink that account or lose followers! "One piece of advice: Nix the "sandwich tweets." People do not care what you are eating for lunch. (Specifically: "Sorry, but I don't care what people are eating," "too much personal info," "He moans about this ALL THE TIME. Seriously.") Twitter, as a communications platform, has evolved beyond nascent Twttr's charmingly mundane updates ("cleaning my apartment"; "hungry") and into something more crowd-conscious and curatorial. Though Twitter won't necessarily replace traditional news, it increasingly functions as a real-time newswire, disseminating and amplifying information gathered from the world and the web.
Gianto Widianto

It's Time To Start Thinking Of Twitter As A Search Engine - 0 views

  • I told him what I thought of Twitter as a micro-blogging service: it’s a collection of emotional grunts. But it’s wonderful nonetheless. And enough people are hooked on it that Twitter has reached critical mass. If something big is going on in the world, you can get information about it from Twitter. Twitter also gathers other information, like people’s experiences with products and services as they interact with them. A couple of months ago, for example, I was stuck in the airport and received extremely poor service from Lufthansa. I Twittered my displeasure, which made me feel better - at least I was doing something besides wait in an endless line. I’ve also Twittered complaints about the W Hotel (no Internet, cold room) and Comcast (the usual Internet gripes).
Sean Brady

Jeremey's Weblog: Why Twitter? - 0 views

  • Twitter is direct. I can work out lunch arrangements or a meeting about a business opportunity very quickly, with multiple people, from anywhere, as long as I have at least SMS access. This gets at the heart of what Twitter is... Twitter is another level of indirection (for you C programmers), or another layer (for you networking people), for connecting people, and that, combined with its simplicity and ease of operation, makes it very powerful. It's a big lever and a light touch is all you need
  • Finally, Twitter is a powerful tool for "grass-roots" information. All of that connectedness and genuine interaction leads to a lot of real-time information sharing, everything from restaurant criticism to traffic reports to emergencies, with real results. Real people help each other, inform each other, etc. This is what the media have picked up on and part of why they now can't speak a sentence without saying something about Twitter.
    • Iris Deters
       
      Good summary. At first I didn't get what all the fuss was about. Why would one want to read or even monitor someone's constant stream of 140 characters gibberish. I'm too busy as it is. Later I start to realize, hey, this is a much quicker way of checking out what your friends are up to, getting some instant Q&A response, or conducting research on practically anything or getting a real-time pulse of the latest buzz. Then I also realize this is so much easier than to write a blog - which one always needs to be so much more deliberate in composing a good post. Whereas Twitter, you just need to share whatever on your mind at the moment. Thus, another Twitter convert is born, and loving it!
    • Maggie Tsai
       
      You come to the right group :-)
  •  
    One guys idea of the Why's of using Twitter.
my mashable

FileTwt Dedicated File Sharing Service on Twitter - 0 views

  •  
    Twitter been widely used micro blogging services for instant sharing with friends and followers. Since Twiter is updated instantly users can easily share information such as links, images, video and now you can share files instantly with all your friends on Twitter. FileTwt is a simple file sharing service on Twitter. Lot of us use Rapidshare for file sharing, but now FileTwt let Twitter user to share files up to 20MB maximum instantly. At present all files are hosted on Rapidshare, but FileTwt will soon start hosting the uploaded files themselves in a few days!
Maggie Verster

Ready to Tweet? Twitter for Professional Coaches, Consultants, and Mentors - 4 views

  • Kindness, appreciation, and generosity are very meaningful on Twitter, just as in real life. Come to think of it, Twitter IS real life with real people who think and feel.
  •  
    Lovely down to earth look at twitter for beginners. I like this: Kindness, appreciation, and generosity are very meaningful on twitter, just as in real life. Come to think of it, twitter IS real life with real people who think and feel.
Kim Woodbridge

Twitt(url)y - Real-time Link Tracking on Twitter - 0 views

  • Ls people are talking about as they talk about them on Twitter. It operates similar to Digg where people vote on an item and it gets displayed higher up the home page, but more closely to PageRank where basically every person that links to the same final url, is considered a vote for that URL. With Each vote that the URL gets, it climbs further and further up the list. No matter whether people use, TinyURL, Snipurl (snurl), or link directly to the final URL, we always count the "votes" correctly because our spiders actually visit every single site before it gets displayed here. To keep things fresh, Twitt(url)y only shows the 100 most popular URLs over the last 24 hours. The 24 hours are constantly sliding, so you always see what people are currently talking about. If you want to help shape where Twitt(url)y is going, as well as hear about new features as they go live, contact or follow me on Twitter. 59activetweets Twitter Twerp Scan  |  View More Info [ Auto Description ] Twitter Twerp Scan Twitter Twerp Scan There are too many self-proclaimed "SEO experts" and "entrepreneurs" around, clogging up the Interwebs. Your
  •  
    Twitt(url)y is a service for tracking what URLs people are talking about as they talk about them on Twitter.
Danny Nicholson

Twitter.edu: 100 Excellent, Educational Twitter Feeds - Learn-gasm - 0 views

  •  
    Twitter offers a real-world education, right at your fingertips. It is a wonderful tool for collecting information, much of it educational. You can find educators, librarians, museums, and more on Twitter. Read on, and you'll find 100 of the most educational feeds on Twitter.
Alice Barr

The Truth About Twitter « Social Enterprise Blog - 0 views

  •  
    Ok, so what is Twitter and why should you care?  First, let's start with what it isn't.  Twitter is *not* about micro-blogging.  Yes, it is described this way - yes even by it's founders.  But they have also admittedly publicly that much of the innovation on Twitter has happened in the user base - the convention for retweets (RT), for example, came from the user base.  For those of you who are new, RT is just a way to a convention for sharing a message from someone you follow to your own followers.  It's sort of citation plus recommendation plus message all wrapped in a little two letter acronym.
Robert Hays

What is your favorite Twitter client? - 45 views

embarassedtobrag I'm a heavy Twitter user (I think 3rd ranked in Woodland Hills outside LA) and so I use TweetDeck - I found a great article on configuring it to use less API calls (yes, I need to ...

twitter twitter-client

Vicki Davis

Twitter app update brings improved discover, search and notifications to iOS and Android -- Engadget - 0 views

  •  
    The new Twitter iOS app and Android app works on the discover feature and search. Discover is supposed to show you more about what retweets you've gotten,etc. I've found it easier to see this information in hootsuite and for scheduling I use buffer. Twitter is amazing, but I rarely go to the site itself on my phone or computer. I have a feeling this is strategicTwitteras they look to monetize. Update and check it out.
Michael Marlatt

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Twitter for Nonprofits: Waste of Time or Potentially Useful? - 0 views

  • I really respect Chris Brogan's opinion and he seems to be a 24/7 Twitter user and has blogged a few posts about how it can be useful. Twitter as Gate Jumper Twitter as Community Builder Five Ways To Use Twitter for Good
Rem Palpitt

Twitter CEO sees journalists as curators of tweets - 3 views

  •  
    "These little bits of information" are complementary to what journalists do. Twitter is working on relevancy and heping people find what is more relevant to them, says Williams, but sees a role for journalists in helping audiences sifting the signal from the noise. He talks about journalists' role as curating the messages on Twitter, with the Huffington Post being a leader in this area. But Williams also says the company wants to build more trust and authenticity into Twitter. The company is working on reputation systems, though this is still at its nascent phase.
1 - 20 of 752 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page