@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 purposeā€”to tell Twitterholics whether the service is down, or not. Right now, the answer is, “Yes,” Twitter’s down. Share

Today In Twitterverse: Blog Blocking

Joi Ito is venture capitalist with interest in Creative Commons, Digital Garage, Technorati, WITNESS and Six Apart. Share

Today In Twitterverse: Toxic, Toxic and Toxic

David Burn is the editor of AdPulp, and a writer with a plethora of caustic tales to tell. Share

Today In Twitterverse: Strunk’s Is Power

The Girl Riot is a first-year copywriter, with a style guide. Her blog, view from the bottom has an interesting pitch. YOU COULD BE GETTING YOUR ADVERTISING COMMENTARY FROM A MORE EXPERIENCED, HIGHER-PAID, AND PRETTIER AD EXEC. BUT THE DOWNBEAT AND BASS LINE ARE IN OUR HANDS– THE ADSTAR WANNABES CLIMBING THE CORPORATE LADDER. AS […]

Today In Twitterverse: A House That Tweets

Andy Stanford-Clark is a master inventor at IBM. His house, which sends automated messages regarding its energy use to Twitter, is located in Isle of Wight, UK. [via Earth2Tech] Share

Brands Need To Think Before They Tweet

John Dodds speaking about Twitter Spam, alternatively known as Twam or Spitter, says companies need to be receptive to direct messaging on Twitter, but not use the service to blast their pitches shotgun style. When we market our company’s products/services, we have to remember that part of the job is to to be the individual’s […]

Today In Twitterverse: Sex With A Cactus

Hugh Macleod is writing a book about creativity in Alpine, Texas. Facebook is a pain in the ass (or whichever body part it comes into contact with). Share

Today In Twitterverse: Viral Expansion Loops

Jackie Huba is a word of mouth marketing specialist and one half of Church of the Customer. Here’s the Fast Company article she references. Andrew Chen, a blogger and former advertising executive who worked with MySpace, calls a viral loop the “most advanced direct-marketing strategy being developed in the world right now.” It’s an interesting […]

Today In Twitterverse: Debating Jaffeisms

Paul Isakson is a planner working in Minneapolis. His tweet is in response to Joseph Jaffe’s talk last night at the Fine Line. For the record, Steve Hall sees social media and conversational marketing as “two entirely different things.” Share