Get Off of My Cloud, Klout

It’s Thanksgiving morning and I’m grateful for so many things. But not this, I’m not grateful to be “losing influence” on Twitter. Check out this email I found waiting for me this morning from Klout, a firm that purports to weigh one’s influence on the social Web. Dear davidburn, Did you know you are losing […]

Gary V. and LinkedIn Work Together To “Crush It”

Wine merchant, author and social media impresario, Gary Vaynerchuk, is teaming with LinkedIn to promote his new book, Crush It and LinkedIn’s recent move to get on board with Twitter. Here’s my Tweet (that will hopefully score me a free book, unless 200 people beat me to the punch): Share

What You Like Is More Than A Preference, It’s An Income Opportunity

Likes.com, a new word-of-mouth advertising model that aims to connect bloggers and influencers with advertisers on Twitter, got some advance press from The New York Times. The company encourages bloggers and Twitter users to specify their tastes in restaurants, movies, books and other products, and then to publish those recommendations to their blogs and social […]

Today In Twitterverse: Love Is For Lovers, Saints And Puppies

Kathy Sierra is a very sensible lady. Share

The Carnage From Digital Predators Is Foul Indeed

George Parker is done with Facebook and Twitter, two places where digital scam artists got the best of him. …in the last few days, I have had dozens of emails from very pissed off people asking why I am bombarding them with shitty emails flogging everything from insurance to condoms. Obviously someone has hacked my […]

Today In Twitterverse: Jungian Jack Dorsey

Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey took the stage at Robin Museum of Art in New York on Monday as a participant in “The Red Book Dialogues,” an exhibit on Carl Jung’s newly published Red Book. Afterward, he also practiced a little Jungian-style free association with WSJ’s Marisa Taylor. Share

Today In Twitterverse: Lists

You either like runny eggs or you can’t tolerate that kind of mess on your plate. Twitter’s no different. The place can get messy in a hurry and a messy home is no place for an infovore to dwell. That’s why Twitter has been testing its new lists feature among a select group of Tweeps. […]

What You’re Having For Lunch Soon To Be Bingable

Kara Swhisher is breaking the news that Microsoft has inked an important new search deal with Twitter and Facebook. The pact will bring status updates to the Bing search engine. Swisher says, “The deal is a definite blow to the dominant search engine, since-for the first time-data will be available on Bing that is not […]

Today In Twitterverse: Re:cycled Tweets

According to Re:cycled Tweets from McKinney, “it’s time to stop polluting Twitter with boring. Littering it with the literal. And inundating it with the uninteresting.” [via TweetFreak] Share

This Flight Tracker Is Social

Branded utility is starting to soar and it’s a good to see. According to Adweek, Lufthansa and its digital agency Profero have launched MySkyStatus, an application that sends altitude, location, departure and arrival updates automatically to your Facebook and Twitter pages. MySkyStatus works on any flight on any airline, which is a nice touch. Profero […]