Category Archives: Tales of Twitter

Twit and Twisdom of Twenty-Fourteen

Once again, it’s time to round up our 101 best Twitticisms for the past year! 1. I ekspecially want to ekscape with my expresso, ek cetera. 2. Maybe I am a bit narcissistic, said no narcissist ever. 3. IKEA: Where … Continue reading

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Twit and Twisdom of Twenty-Thirteen

Just as we did for 2012, we here present you with our 101 best twitticisms of 2013. 1. To live in the Village is to know that, at any time, not 500 feet from your doorstep, a man may be … Continue reading

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Twit and Twisdom of Twenty-Twelve

April 2013 is almost done, but we’ve just now getting around to rounding up our 101 best tweets from 2012. **** 1. Plato: music undermines the state. Nietzsche: life without music is a mistake. The CB: life without music undermining … Continue reading

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The Follower Game

Some thoughts on Twitter, where many people want to have as high a follower-count as possible, and the behaviors that leads to: — First off, the very name “follower” makes me cringe. Yes, it’s meant to just indicate that your … Continue reading

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Big Bird’s on the dole — and on Twitter!

I find it fascinating how “novelty accounts” can spring up on Twitter and quickly amass huge followings. Here’s the story of the account “@FiredBigBird”: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/atfiredbigbird-twitter-account-suspended/2012/10/04/5614ea12-0e5b-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story.html Summary: someone created this account after Romney mentioned in last week’s debate that he would … Continue reading

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Facebook and Twitter: Who’s Copying Whom?

Here’s an article I saw last week that I wanted to post about: http://news.cnet.com/8301-33617_3-57515257-276/the-facebookification-of-twitter/ As you can see from the URL, the title of this article is “The Facebookification of Twitter”, which I found intriguing, since, if anything, I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Twitter Turing Test

There are a number of interesting scams on Twitter. “Scams” is maybe too harsh a word, because there’s not much harm being done; but there’s deception all the same. Supposedly, the reason why social media is such an effective marketing … Continue reading

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Brevity is the Soul of Tweets

For part 2 of our “Tales from the Land of Twitter” series, let’s discuss “the brevity thing” with Twitter. Just about everyone knows that a single tweet is limited to 140 characters, which leads to some understandable skepticism about why … Continue reading

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Wherefore art thou, Twitter?

In the last few months, I’ve become a heavy user of Twitter, and I thought I’d share my experiences of it for anyone who’s curious. I’m by no means setting myself up here as a Social Media Guru, like this … Continue reading

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