Overly Social Can Be Totally Annoying

Nathania Johnson at Search Engine Watch considers Fanboy’s take on social media experts and how they’re ruining his Twitter experience. Pinto is sitting at the popular kids table and the conversation is shallow. The most popular people on Twittter are determined by vain methods found on grading websites that use things like number of followers […]

Watching TV With “Friends” Around The Nation – Is There Anything The Web Can’t Do?

While a social media advance can’t hold a candle to the real news on this day in American history, Saul Hansell of The New York Times does note the significance of today’s CNN/Facebook mashup. CNN’s live streaming of the Inauguration, with a feed from Facebook is powerful demonstration of how television can use social media […]

Today In Twitterverse: Competition from Facebook and CNN

Alan Wolk asked a prescient question on the eve of this new dawn. Today, he asks again. Share

Today In Twitterverse: Bold Statements On Sunset

Alison Byrne Fields is SVP/Managing Director, DDB Issues & Advocacy in Washington, DC and a big fan of LA. Share

Today In Twitterverse: Polling With 140 Characters

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Today In Twitterverse: Search By Hornets’ Nest

Loic Le Meur has stirred up some Twitterati dust with this anti-egalitarian declaration: We need filtering and search by authority. We’re not equal on Twitter, as we’re not equal on blogs and on the web. Le Meur came to this conclusion after 7000 Tweets were posted during the two days of LeWeb 3, an Internet […]

Twitter Stream, Blog River

I was inspired by Chris Brogan to Tweet the above thoughts last night. Here’s the heart of what Brogan is saying: It’s important to think about where you want information to live, and how you want it to impact the world. For everything you toss into a stream rolls past, and if I’m not at […]

Today In Twitterverse: On the Money and the Mind

Abbey Klaassen of Ad Age has complied a list of 10 ways to monetize Twitter, just in case Ev needs some free advice for the holidays. Jump over to Ad Age to see all 10. Or just entertain this one: 5. ENABLE MOBILE PAYMENTS It would make Twitter a $1 billion company overnight. That’s what […]

Books In Mind, Burritos In Stomach

Books are important. Family is important. Buying books for friends and family members this holiday season is important. Particularly, if you’re buying them from Broadway Books at 1714 NE Broadway in Portland. That’s the message coming from Everyday Dude in San Francisco. His mother has owned and operated the independent bookstore for the better part […]

Today In Twitterverse: How To Structure A Contest

You see this: It’s something Twitter users call a Retweet (RT). In other words, it’s a straight lift and rebroadcast of another user’s update. Retweets have the potential to go viral. Say, someone’s child goes missing…one might be inclined to Retweet such a notice in hope of casting a wider safety net for the worried […]