I’ve always been fascinated by communications technology, and that’s been reflected in my career, starting out as a journalist/broadcaster, then as a writer and – for the past 15 years or so – in web publishing. But for me it all began as a teenage ham radio operator. Back in those days, you had to […]
Not a bad report from CBC Ottawa on the rise of the social media communicator – except for the news anchor’s clumsy reference to how you could be “a professional tweeple”. Anyone know the singular form of “tweeple”?
From Anderson Cooper’s blog at CNN.com. …senior officials say the State Department asked Twitter to refrain for going down for periodic scheduled maintenance at this critical time to ensure the site continues to operate. Bureau’s and offices across the State Department, they say, are paying very close attention to Twitter and other sites to get […]
Blogger Rachel Sklar admits to a pet peeve which I share: journalists who write disparagingly about Twitter while having no idea what it is or how it works. I recall a freelance writer whose first tweet a few months ago was along the lines of: “Hey, my story about Twitter just got published.” No trace […]
Interesting research about Twitter usage has been published on the Harvard Business Review blog. Among the findings: men have 15% more followers than women men have more reciprocated relationships, in which two users follow each other 10% of users account for 90% of tweets the median number of lifetime tweets per user is one over […]
The comments have been snarky, but it’s been a great couple of weeks for raising awareness of Twitter. Jon Stewart on the Daily Show lampooned US lawmakers who thought twittering was more important than paying attention to President Obama’s State of the Union speech (above). And Doonesbury’s ace reporter Roland Hedley faced the Twitter equivalent […]
Twitter meets Ask a Ninja For more on Twitter, including possible business applications, see Jennifer Woodard Maderazo’s recent posting at MediaShift.
I confess to being a bit baffled by Twitter. I just haven’t felt the need for minute-by-minute updates on what my friends are doing, or seen any reason to bore them with such a running commentary from me. But Mukund Mohan reckons Twitter saved him US$102 in four minutes, and his post is entertaining as well […]