Today In Twitterverse: Criticism Before Capitulation

Paul Farhi, writing in American Journalism Review, says, “Twitter can be an exceptionally inefficient channel, if not a downright maddening one.” And that’s “it’s OK to be sick and tired of Twitter.” Writing on his blog, Craig Stolz argues that serious Twitter criticism is good for the service and the millions of Twitteurs who use […]

Today In Twitterverse: Follow Limits

Yesterday afternoon, prior to leaving the house for a neighbor’s BBQ, I was routinely adding some new people to follow on Twitter, when the rug I was standing on got yanked from beneath my feet. You see, I’m an “average” person, and given that I am, I have to follow the rules made by @ev […]

Biz Stone Is Following His Bliss

Biz Stone doesn’t hate advertising. He merely finds the more crass forms of commercialization off putting. The idea of taking money to run traditional banner ads on Twitter.com has always been low on our list of interesting ways to generate revenue. However, facilitating connections between businesses and individuals in meaningful and relevant ways is compelling. […]

Tweets On Tees

Because I am “Huge on Twitter,” I’m lucky to be wearing a pretty sweet Threadless t-shirt at the moment. And I have another one ready for tomorrow! According to BrandWeek, I’m a pawn in a “viral marketing push.” Okay… Here’s how I see it. I now have two new ready to wear t-shirts that people […]

Today In Twitterverse: Aggregators

There’s just too damn much information coursing through these nets. It’s overkill, unless you have the proper tools to manage it. One of the new tools to emerge on the back of Twitter’s open API is the Twitter aggregator. Dave Winer is aggregating tweets from celebs and New York Times journos. German citizens are aggregating […]

Today In Twitterverse: Wear A Cup

Count Dollars, Not Page Views

The Field of Dreams call to action, “build it and they will come,” has turned out to be true for many Web services. However, the maxim for digital developers needs some tweaking. “Build it and they will come and pay to get in,” has a much nicer ring to it for those seeking to build […]

Fried Goodness

Church’s Chicken knows what good is. Yes, good is fried chicken and biscuits, but it’s also much more than that and Church’s is smart to go where this language leads. According to Media Post, the brand has launched a new Twitter-based promotion, where the QSR will put one dollar into a “pay it forward” fund […]

Today In Twitterverse: IM Shopping

IM Shopping is a well named new information service that’s leaning heavily on the Twitter platform. According to Moco News, people can ask questions about products they’re interested in by directing them to @imshopping on Twitter. The company says “trained experts” will offer detailed responses with information pulled from a variety of sources, including reviews […]

Today In Twitterverse: Your Flock In A Cloud

Mind your own flock at TwitterSheep.com.