Tagged: twitter


Writing Is The Most Scalable Professional Networking Activity

I found this thread by Andrew Chen super interesting so I thought I’d use it as a test for Darius Kazemi’s little tool, spooler. Works great! (Not sure why some tweets were regrouped in one paragraph and others not though…) I simply pasted from spooler to here and made some small tweaks. — After 10+ […]

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NextMontréal, c’est parti

Depuis 7h ce matin NextMontréal est en ligne. Nouveau projet au sein duquel je serai impliqué en tant qu’éditeur en chef. Vous pouvez aller voir mon entrée Bienvenue sur NextMontréal qui explique mon choix et parle du mélange anglais/français. Profitez-en aussi pour regarder mon entrée sur notre usage de Twitter, c’est une petite partie de […]

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Stop Chasing Followers

Following doesn’t mean paying attention. You don’t want numbers on Twitter, not really. What you want is to follow and be followed by human beings who care about issues you care about. This thing we make together. This thing is about hearts and minds, not eyeballs. Especially not eyeballs that aren’t even watching. Eyeballs is […]

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Why Twitter Will Endure

“Anything that is useful to both dissidents in Iran and Martha Stewart has a lot going for it; Twitter has more raw capability for users than anything since e-mail,” said Clay Shirky, who wrote “Here Comes Everybody,” a book about social media. “It will be hard to wait out Twitter because it is lightweight, endlessly […]

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Publish/Subscribe Matrix Could Explode Into Glass-Smooth Platform

Consider this announcement side by side with the WordPress announcement this weekend that WordPress blogs can now be posted to and read from Twitter clients, the rumor today that Facebook is experimenting with its own URL shortener, this afternoon’s announcement that the ability to expose your geographic location is now live in Google Toolbar and […]

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#iranelection cyberwar guide for beginners

The purpose of this guide is to help you participate constructively in the Iranian election protests through twitter. —#iranelection cyberwar guide for beginners

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Twitter Wants To Become Your Online Identity

Techradar has lots of interesting tidbits about Twitter’s future.

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Of the Retweet

If you use Twitter you are bound to have seen some form or other of the “Retweet” in which someone thinks a tweet is particularly interesting/funny/true/important and re-tweets it. Now all kinds of preferences exist and, of course, you can do whatever the hell you like but I think there are a few common sense […]

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C’est chez moi

Martine, dont c’est le 7ème anniversaire de blogue, termine son entrée en disant ceci : Facebook c’est la réunion des anciens. Twitter c’est le café du coin. Flickr c’est une galerie d’art communautaire. Mon blogue, c’est chez moi. Pas mal proche. Comme personnellement je n’ai connecté sur Facebook avec à peut-prêt personne de mon passé, […]

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Double and Triple Posting

Ok, so I know I’ve mentioned this before but not, I think, in a separate post. I know I’ve bitched about it before with the “Suchandsuch Twittered” on Facebook but I “Plurked” about it today on Plurk and—to my great surprise since to me it’s obvious—I was asked to give some explanations. For micro-blogging “statusing” […]

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They’re alive!

Quite a bit of action with projects around me in the last few days. First, last Friday Praized Media released their Facebook app, probably 2/3 of the employees and freelancers who are working on Praized are buddies, including 3-4 who are also members of Station C. Good jobs guys! (and y’all don’t forget to Praize […]

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Small Worlds v Big World

We are already suffering from the bleed over of commentary in one small world showing up without context in others: have you tried to make sense of the twittered Friendfeed comments, where the thread is lost? … It may seem negative to say it, but we need less crossover in these activities. Spuriously updating your […]

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Twitter Solution Idea

For those interested in the whole Twitter scaling / business model talks, Om Malik has a pretty good idea of how to monitize Twitter, although there are also a number of good counter points in the comments, I think adding a vetting process to who follows you would take care of most of them. I […]

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Location Location Location

Via Martin I learn this morning that Meetro closed its doors, another location based service down for the count. Yesterday with Toine we jokingly said that 2008 was going to be the year of geolocation because it seems to be everywhere. Seems everyone is thinking about location information but not getting it right yet. There […]

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Simple Niftyness

Three small simple things that pundits, “specialists” and commentators keep bitching about but are loved by their users: Twitter (“but it’s only 140 characters”, “what does it do?”). Macbook Air (“you can’t replace the battery”, “there are only 3 ports”, “there’s no optical drive”). And now Flickr Video (“it’s only 90 seconds”, “too late, they […]

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