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Twitter, We Have A Problem

by @ Sunday, August 8th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

Twitter recently added a “Who To Follow” feature on the sidebar of it’s homepage listing people you might want to follow, based mostly on who your own followers are following.
Here’s what came up this morning for me:

Umm, guys………
For the most part this is a reflection of the fact that my followers are rather ideologically [...]

Justices Scalia, Breyer Not Quite Familiar With Twitter

by @ Saturday, May 22nd, 2010. Filed under Antonin Scalia, Internet, Supreme Court, Technology, Twitter

From a Congressional committee hearing today about technology in the Court system:

Justice Scalia: “I don’t know even what it is . . . I’ve heard it talked about”
Justice Breyer: “remember when they had that disturbance in Iran . . . there were some Twitters as I call them . . . but there were people [...]

Library Of Congress Acquires Every Tweet Ever

by @ Wednesday, April 14th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

The Library of Congress announced today that it had reached an agreement with Twitter to acquire the entire Twitter database:
Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service? Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress.
That’s right. Every public tweet, ever, [...]

So Does This Make Me The Worst Person In The World ? Keith Olbermann Twitter-Blocked Me !

by @ Sunday, April 11th, 2010. Filed under Internet, Politics, Technology, Twitter

First Karl Rove blocks me on Twitter, for reasons I still haven’t figured out, now I get blocked by Keith Olbermann even thought I wasn’t following him !

And all because I said this when I saw a ReTweet of a tweet of his showing him sticking his tongue out on the streets of New York [...]

Your Humble Correspondent Has Pissed Off Karl Rove

by @ Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Filed under Blogging, Twitter

I discovered earlier today that Karl Rove, yes that Karl Rove had blocked me from following his twitter feed:

Can’t honestly say what I said that pissed him off, but I’m glad I did

The Meghan McCain Cleavage-On-Twitter Hullabaloo Of 2009

by @ Thursday, October 15th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, In The News, Internet, Politics, Technology, Twitter

Last night, Meghan McCain, the daughter of Senator John McCain who’s made something of a name for herself (whether it’s for good or ill depends on who you ask) sent out a Twitter message that would’ve probably been the story of the day if it weren’t for Balloon Boy:
Meghan McCain, blogger and daughter of former [...]

How To Practice Safe Tweeting

by @ Monday, September 28th, 2009. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

This CNN Video provides some useful advice for using Twitter:
Embedded video from CNN Video
Be careful out there.

Study: People Spending More Time On Social Networking Sites

by @ Saturday, September 26th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, Facebook, Internet, Technology, Twitter

Good news for bloggers, Facebook, and Twitter:
NEW YORK – Americans have been devoting 17 percent of all their Internet time to social networks like Facebook and blogging Web sites like Blogger.
The percentage for last month is up from 6 percent a year earlier.
The report comes from Nielsen and follows its decision to team up with [...]

Twitter Raises $ 100 Million, Valued At $ 1 Billion

by @ Friday, September 25th, 2009. Filed under Internet, Technology, Twitter

It’s got no revenue, it’s never earned a profit, and it’s principal product seems incapable of being a money maker.
And, yet, Twitter is bringing in the venture capital bucks:
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has trained people to compress their thoughts into 140 characters and given a public stage to both dissidents in Iran and voluble stars [...]

Study: Tweets By Politicians Are Mostly Worthless

by @ Saturday, September 19th, 2009. Filed under Internet, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Technology, Twitter

A new study shows that most tweets from politicians are little more than self-promotional twaddle:
The arrival of Twitter on Capitol Hill has given ordinary citizens access to the candid, real-time thoughts of their elected representatives.
Like this dispatch from Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii): just completed weightlifting workout at the Nuuanu Y.
Or this, from Sen. Charles E. [...]

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