TV Takes An Interest

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Twitter Frenzy Daily Show Full EpisodesImportant Things With Demetri Martin Political HumorJoke of the Day John: Why is Congress and the media jumping on this? Samantha Bee: Okay, because we’re rotting corpses grabbing for any glimmer of relevance John. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, […]

Today In Twitterverse: The Narcissism Argument

In the Television section of The New York Times, Alessandra Stanley questions the need for all this inane Tweeting, especially from TV news personalities. It’s tempting to dismiss Twitter fever as a passing fad, the Pok√©mon of the blogosphere. But it’s beginning to look more like yet another gateway drug to full-blown media narcissism. Those […]

Today In Twitterverse: Twitter on Nightline

In related Twittereze, The Los Angeles Times shows evidence of the company’s “founding document” as if Twitter was a nation, not a short messaging service.

Today In Twitterverse: Arguments From British Psychologists

A reporter for The Sunday Times of London asked a handful of psychologists to analyze why people use Twitter. The scientists came back with some pretty damning reasons. Like this one, from clinical psychologist Oliver James. “Twittering stems from a lack of identity. It’s a constant update of who you are, what you are, where […]

Today In Twitterverse: A “Contrary” Opinion

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.” – Harry G. Frankfurt Hoffman/Lewis President, Bob Hoffman, thinks Twitter is “the narcissistic keeping in touch with the feckless.” let that sink in for a moment Naturally, the Twitterati ventured over to The Ad Contrarian’s site to set the […]

Today In Twitterverse: Search And You Shall Prosper

John Borthwick, an investor in Twitter, sees Twitter’s real time search as the stone capable of slaying Google the Search Giant. Reflecting on a three-day training session at AOL back in the day, Borthwick writes: He (Clay Christensen) said time and time again disruptive business confuse adjacent innovation for disruptive innovation. They think they are […]

Her Sponge Smells Like A Hot Dog

Virginia Heffernan is one of my favorite writers at The New York Times, along with Rob Walker and a few others. She writes for the Sunday Magazine and also keeps a blog up. Today she strolls down Facebook Update Lane. Her friend Lizzie, a poet, has a theory about this new literary form. “Unlike ALL […]

Today In Twitterverse: Tweet Your Order, Take Two Bucks Off

Milwaukee’s Meglio Pizza is offering Twitter users $2.00 off their next pie. I’m making note of it because this is what’s right with Twitter. There are boatloads of social media experts ready to instruct business owners on how to use Twitter properly, but depending on one’s product or service offering, it needn’t be all that […]