Ode to Twitter

UPDATE: I wrote this in August 2007, so I’m really happy to see it catching on (through Twitter, natch) again recently. Please also check out Twitter is my Village, Twitter Makes us More ____ and these interviews/media. Let me come clean about my Twitter adoption “arc:” The wise student hears

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Twitter Makes Us More

Musing. Twitter makes me more: informed, networked, amused, challenged to think, aware, enlightened, distracted, curious, connected, loved… I could probably go on all day. what about you? How would you fill in the blank: “Twitter makes me more ____________.” you replied: Matt Shandera @MattShandera Hmm good question: how about visable?

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My Twitter for Dummies Tip: Be Yourself

I just submitted my first tip to the Twitter for Dummies community that we launched this afternoon. Built on Bright Idea’s Webstorm platform, this website will serve both the book project and the gathered community as a place to exchange ideas about making better use of Twitter. Be Yourself (category:

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Meaningful Action in the Cyclone Aftermath

On Twitter, Friday, I admitted: I’ve been shamefully, intentionally, avoiding news about the cyclone in *Burma/Myanmar. It’s much worse than I’d imagined. @digitalmaverick yeah. pop 53 million. 1.5 million affected/endangered. 60,000 “officially” dead. Junta seizing supplies/barring aid workers Wall Street Journal article about the hope that at least this disaster

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Industry guides

Professional Guides Industry-specific guides to Twitter, by profession. Architects Why Architects should Twitter Communicators Getting Started on Twitter: a 5 step guide for professional communicators by Mark Ivey Executives CEO’s Guide to Microblogging Executive Twittering: Blogging Without the Time Suck by Pistachio Health Care Professionals Twitter and Health 2.0 by

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The Phenomenon of Retweeting: A Deep Analysis

Being interested in the science of social and viral marketing, the phenomenon of ReTweeting represents a wealth of insight into how links and ideas spread in social media, so I began by collecting ReTweets to understand their characteristics. When I collated the numbers below, my database had just over 84,000

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List of Internal Microsharing Tools

Image via CrunchBase My list (based on Jeremiah’s) of publicly known “Twitter-like” microsharing tools for internal deployment within companies. I’m keeping it spare to make it easier to update. See Jeremiah’s list of tools for more explanation and descriptions. *I also include four open source applications reported by John Eckman.

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Getting Started on Twitter

With the number of active Twitter users growing over 900% in 2008, a rising wave of new users and companies have been signing up for Twitter accounts. Our round up of great beginner’s guides is now more relevant than ever. Official Resources Twitter Help Twitter’s Getting Started Guide Twitter’s How-To

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Twitter is my Village

Village? For me, connecting on Twitter with someone I’ve just met in person is inviting them to live in “my village.” Follow-up won’t be limited to the “nice meeting you” email cul-de-sac. On Twitter, we’ll cross paths incidentally and without pressure. I may bump into them “around town” for maybe

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