Arsenal reveals the problem with Twitter “Top Tweets”

Arsenal reveals the problem with Twitter
I just noticed this a few minutes ago. I find the BBC live football feed a few minutes behind so I turned to Twitter for confirmation of the final whistle blowing at Goodison in Arsenal’s favour. Thing is, the “Top Tweets” (at the time) talk about Fabregas’ second goal a few minutes into the second ...

Is there some sort of weird coincidence in this?

Is there some sort of weird coincidence in this?
The link I shared on bit.ly about web analytics is the one with no clickthroughs. That’s not good for my confidence. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

Ever get the feeling someone is watching you?

Ever get the feeling someone is watching you?
Had to chuckle when this arrived in the mail this morning. Chuckle and switch geo-tagging off on all my Twitter applications. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

I’ve been to tweet 3000, not much has changed but they tweet underwater

I've been to tweet 3000, not much has changed but they tweet underwater
The tweet for this blog post is my 3000th since joining back in March 2008. 3000 seemed like a good milestone to check out some stats and see what I could learn about my Twittering habits. I browsed through a few Twitter stats sites and this is what I learnt about myself. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

It’s unexpected that Twitter for iPhone still identifies as “by atebits”

It's unexpected that Twitter for iPhone still identifies as
I don’t think there’s anything too meaningful intended, I just would’ve expected them to update the identifiers by now. Accessed via settings –> connections. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

How not to follow the Tour de France 1

How not to follow the Tour de France
Very occasionally I like to not know stuff and, when that happens, being compulsively hyper-connected can make life quite difficult. One of those things is the results of today’s Tour de France stage. I like to get home and watch the coverage not yet knowing the outcome – pretty old school, huh? It takes all ...

What's your favorite favorite?

Today’s big idea is to bring some management to Twitter favorites. I often use these when I browsing twitter on a mobile to bookmark for later reading on a PC. This got me thinking two things: [Across twitter] The number of times that a tweet has been favorited is a measure of how interesting people ...

Silly project

I’ve noticed over the past few weeks that whenever I use specific hashtags on twitter, my tweets get retweeted. I wanted to see if I could work out how to do this and so I set myself a little project, here’s what I did… Keeping track of silliness on twitter Created a new twitter account, ...

What is the real cost of a social networking effort? (or, Twitter can be risky business)

Often people ask me about the ROI on investing in social networking services. My answer tends to be twofold – cost and risk. In currency terms, the cost of participating on existing platforms is negligible and more sophisticated offerings (e.g. your own Facebook app or your own user generated content site) might cost a few ...

What's Twitter good for?

Recently I’ve spent a fair amount of time talking to colleagues about Twitter and why it’s useful. We’ve been discussing whether Twitter is useful either for ourselves (a medium sized consulting firm) or for any of our clients. In order to dehype the conversation, I’ve been trying to distill my thinking around what can be ...
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