Posts tagged twitter
What Do Jello Pops, the McRib, And Bill Nye Have In Common? They were all featured in the #iwishtheywouldbringback Twitter trending topic, the perfect salve for our nostalgia-adoring culture. Allow me to add the following to that list.
• PB Max
• “It’s Your Move”
• The “SI Presents” NFL preview
Colbert Taking Over MLB’s Twitter Feed Until Midnight Tonight. And here are five more feeds I’d like to see Stephen take over before the year is out:
Your suggestions welcome. Let’s make this a grass roots campaign, Nation.
Twitter Livetweets Growth Of Twitter. This little piece of back-slapping from Twitter above comes on the social networking service’s fifth anniversary. And anyone who decries the service as just a bunch of self-absorbed people talking about their breakfast needs to understand that you don’t achieve this kind of growth by being useless. Quite the opposite.
The Impact Of Twitter Goes Beyond Twitter. A lot of research into Twitter’s ability to drive web traffic focused on Twitter.com, and failed to account for Twitter clients and other places on the web where Twitter posts are reposted, argues this very techy piece from Awe.sm. The fallout? Twitter is possibly even more influential than previously thought. Now if they could just get a working server.
SI’s Top 100 Sports Twitter Feeds About As Incomplete As You’d Expect. Sports Illustrated unveiled their 100 Best Twitter feeds in sports this week, and I promise you if you subscribed to all 100 of those feeds you’d be miserable. Try these ten alternatives:
• @EDSBS (College football)
• @Dcsportsbog (The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg)
• @Deadspin (blog)
• @AlbertBreer (NFL)
• @ProFootballTalk (Mike Florio on the NFL)
• @B-McCarthy (A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy)
• @DanWetzel (Yahoo!)
• @Quickish (Shanoff’s big sports aggregator)
• @WhitlockJason (Fox’s resident nutbar)
• @GourmetSpud (blogger)
Twitter Is Liberal: By which we mean disproportionately young, non-white, college-educated, and urban/suburban. Which brings up another question I had rolling around my head: Does anyone know of any good (your definition) politically conservative Tumblrs?
Introducing the Twitter Follow Button: This is going to make life harder for those of us who try to convince folks that Twitter is not for following celebrities with their ever-more-padded followers counts. Hopefully, at some point, those follower counts will be built up so high that people will realize those numbers are useless, and all that matters is the size of your engaged audience. Facebook gives users those numbers. Would love to get them from you too, Twitterfolk!
The Twitter Account for the US Secret Service Disses Fox News: The president was in Connecticut today, so our friends at NBC Connecticut were monitoring the Secret Service’s Twitter account when this bit of media criticism came through. It has since disappeared. Given that the tone of the Tweet is unlike anything else on the account, we assume someone was toggling between accounts on Tweetdeck or similar. I’ve been there, and it’s not a fun place to be.
Ashton Kutcher Saves “Two And A Half Men,” Breaks Twitter. Twitter is goin’ all Fail Whale right now at the news of top tweeter Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen over at “Two And A Half Men.” And who knew such a new-fashioned communication tool could be end up paralyzed by casting moves on the world’s most traditional sitcom?