New Twitter For President!

Twitter is exploding with news about the new Twitter, launching today and rolling out to all users over the next few weeks. I suppose I could list a bunch of reasons why this is an important improvement to the short messaging service, but I’d prefer to look at the near instant rise of tongue-in-cheek responses […]

@ChuckGrassley Just Wants To Keep In Touch

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley likes to use new technologies like Facebook and Twitter “just to keep in touch.” Which means what? That Senators are friends now? Or that these two platforms for keeping in touch with friends are forever lost to the relentless pitchman? [via Gawker] Share

Today In Twitterverse: Kunz V. Armano

David Armano and Ben Kunz–two dudes who care about Social Media, PR and all that good stuff–got into it today, over what started as a seemingly innocent Tweet from Armano. Note Armano’s disclosure above. Research In Motion is a client. But that doesn’t appease Kunz, it maddens him. I have a couple problems here. One […]

Samsung Takes Listening On Twitter To The Next Level

According to Wired, Samsung is giving iPhone users a new reason to bitch on Twitter. It appears that technology giant Samsung is handing out free Galaxy S smartphones to iPhone 4 owners frustrated by reception problems. An account on Twitter called @samsungukmobile is contacting people who’ve tweeted about their difficulties with the handset, asking them […]

Today In Twitterverse: Promoted Tweets

Brands are advertising on Twitter. According to Jolie O’Dell of Mashable, “these promoted trends are rumored to sell for tens of thousands of dollars.” Share

Today In Twitterverse: How To Use Search To Initiate Brand Conversations

I was scheduled to appear on The BeanCast last night. Sadly, I got my Comcast wires crossed and failed to connect via Skype in time for the recording (my deepest apologies to show host Bob Knorpp and last night’s guests Joseph Jaffe, Len Kendall and Gunther Sonnenfeld). Had I been able to connect, I would […]

Today In Twitterverse: It’s Not All About You

Umair Haque is Director of the Havas Media Lab. His writings are featured on Harvard Business Review’s site. I’d love to hear your take on Haque’s tweet. Does your organization put customer’s concerns ahead of everything else? Or is stuck in the what-we-want-to-say-not-what-they-want-to-hear mentality? Share

Opportunity Tweets

Angel investor, Ron Conway, is bullish on Twitter. In the video below from last month’s Chirp Conference, Conway tells Robert Scoble that “there is boundless opportunity” in the Twitter ecosphere. Conway says, “We’re not even through the first inning of how big Twitter can be.” [via Silicon Prairie News] Share

Tacoma’s Twitter-Friendly Hotel

According to Tacoma News Tribune, Twitter, tweets and a tweet-up are good for business. The paper came to this conclusion after 120 people gathered at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma last night for the city’s first major commercial tweet-up. “It’s fun if you can meet people face-to-face,” said Dina Nishioka, spokeswoman for Provenance Hotels, the […]

Celebs Sell Subs On Twitter And TV

Subway is giving away $10 Subway gift cards to people who participate in its “Tweet to Eat” promotion. According to Media Post’s Marketing Daily, each day during the promo a famous Subway fan encourages people to use Twitter to weigh in on why they are “a great fit” for the Subway brand. Participants submit their […]