Tag Archives: twitter

Social media mystery: the case of the 5000 follower intern

So we were hiring an intern.  Hiring might be a strong word since we're not planning to pay this intern, but I digress.  So I'm reviewing resumes and sometimes if somebody looks promising, I check out his or her Twitter account.  It is at least in part a social media internship, after all.  So one…
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The state of the twitter economy

I'm not sure what's more narcissistic: binging oneself, checking your follower status, or reading your own blog's back catalog.  That's a topic for another post, but while committing a minor sin of onnetism I discovered a post from last November that bears revisiting some six seven months later. After attending a meeting of Boston Media…
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DUCKIE SAY RELAX

I've done it over 2,000 times., and I don't think that's immoderate for a man of my age.  I've done it on a boat but I've never done it with a goat. Sure, when you've done it as many times as I have, it may seem almost routine, but I've noticed that some people are…
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Are avatars authentic or effective?

I was engaging in some micronarcissism (that means looking at my Twitter page) the other day when I chanced to notice that most of the icons - or avatars if you prefer - were faces, most of those photographic. The old New Yorker cartoon said, "on the internet, nobody knows you're a dog" (the cartoon…
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It's a nice day to start again (with social networking bankruptcy?)

I try to rethink on a daily basis, if not constantly, but like most people, I don't do the Big Rethinking often enough, maybe mostly around milestone birthdays, new years, yom kippur, presidential turnovers, etc.  Now I'm preparing to move and going through all my stuff, evaluating what to keep and what to discard, donate,…
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OpenCoffee at Andala

I got a message from Si in London recommending that I check out this upcoming TweetUp in Cambridge.  Turns out it was at Andala Cafe, home of my favorite hummus plate and barely a block from limeduck world headquarters.  Once again, the internet pwnz geography.  The TweetUp, called OpenCoffee, happens Wednesdays at 8:30ish, and seems…
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This microdrivel for microrent

At Boston Media Makers, there was sporadic discussion of Twitter advertising, mainly meaning people monetizing their Twitter use by selling ads either in their streams or on their profile pages.  It was generally agreed that profile page ads were less invasive and obnoxious than in-stream ads.  The mavens in the group predicted large-scale unfollowing and…
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Full moon brings tweets out to WBUR

It's rare that I know something about social media that C.C. Chapman doesn't, but earlier this evening I left the third WBUR social media get-together and saw this tweet. So, for C.C. and others, let me set the context.  WBUR's social media guy, Ken George, called the third WBUR tweet-up, the usual informal social media…
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My Twitter millenium, or, a thousand points of trite

Do you know how many emails you've sent? How about how many instant messages? Probably not. I sure have no idea. But I do know that I just sent my 1,000th Twitter update. Or rather, that twitterfeed did on my behalf. People on Twitter observe milestone (millstone?) numbers like their 100th or 1,000th update or…
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That's where we ran out of Schlitz: podcamp Boston 3 in review

At the end of his Podcamp Boston presentation on distributed microblogging this Sunday, Joe Cascio declared, "that's where I ran out of Schlitz." The phrase caught on and was swiftly tweeted and favorited, and I wonder if it's not a good summation of the weekend's events and maybe even of the state of social media.…
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