Today in Twitterverse: Newspapers in 140 Characters or Less

Biz at Twitter points to this excellent resource, detailing the use of Twitter by newspapers around the nation. I have to say, I enjoy updates from funny and interesting people, but many things I see in my feed are worthless. Not so, when the update is from a newspaper. Thanks to this list, I just […]

Today in Twitterverse: Down with Disney

Jeffrey Zeldman is a lecturer and author on web design. He also runs his own web design studio, Happy Cog.

Today in Twitterverse: Distinct Lack of Anger Management

People are bitching up a storm about Twitter dropping followers. Witness: Julia Roy: I am so pissed at twitter. why cant you get your act together? and we are all still loyal. twittering away. amazing. Joseph Jaffe: wow, Twitter messes up again….big time….they’ve somehow lost hundreds of followers for various people including me. COMMUNICATE IDIOTS!! […]

Today In Twitterverse: Redundancies Unneeded

Jeffrey Zeldman is the founder and executive creative director of Happy Cog, a web design agency with offices in New York City and Philadelphia. Clients include Advertising Age, AIGA, and Amnesty International USA.

Today In Twitterverse: In the Air Tonight

Susan Bratton is CEO and co-founder of Personal Life Media.

Background Image As Ad Space

Ian Schafer has figured out a way to monetize his Twitter feed. He’s conducting an eBay auction, where the winning bidder will be allowed to co-opt the background on his Twitter page and turn it into ad space. This one-month sponsorship includes replacing of the existing background image with the image(s) of your choice, as […]

Today In Twitterverse: Unnecessary Trademarks

Ian Schafer, CEO of Deep Focus points out that Avenue A has no business claiming legal rights to the term “social influence marketing.” Brian Morrissey of Adweek, in response to this says, “i must TM ‘digitalia’ before someone else gets to it.”

Today In Twitterverse: Harassment

Ariel Waldman has a problem with Twitter. The reality of Twitter is that they refuse to warn and/or ban people who use their service to “abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Twitter users” (to quote their forth line item on their TOS page). What does this mean? In short, anyone can use Twitter to […]

@stoweboyd Starts Something Small

Stowe Boyd can’t be bothered with long form come ons. So he invented the micro pitch, which he calls Twitpitch after Twitter, of course. I can’t believe what a pain in the ass it still is to do something as basic as trying to schedule meetings with startups at a conference. All companies who would […]

Is It My Machine, The Network or Twitter?

IsTwitterDown.com is a site with a singular purpose—to tell Twitterholics whether the service is down, or not. Right now, the answer is, “Yes,” Twitter’s down.