Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’
I’ve suspected for awhile that since the launch of Google Plus Communities three months ago, I am not receiving the same level of engagement as I did in the past. My analysis does confirm my suspicions. I now have to work harder to receive the same overall level of engagement as in the past. More over, the quality of that engagement is declining.
Whereas these results reflect my experience, they might not necessarily be applicable to all users and may not be as meaningful when applied across the entire Google Plus ecosystem. There are some power users, or more accurately G+ attractors — people who attract massive followings — for whom the quantity and quality of engagement is most likely constant or even increasing. However I do believe that for the majority of Google Plus users, these results most likely apply. Read more »
The concept of blogging needs to evolve. Whereas Twitter and Facebook seem to have stolen some of the wind from blogging, I believe that netizens in general still desire to control their webspace and their webpresence. That is one reason that Diaspora–the upstart distributed social networking project–found initial funding success on Kickstarter. People want to have control over their content and privacy. They want to use their personal website as the anchor, as the foundation for their online communications. Read more »
I’ve been a fan of Klout since its inception. I was a relatively early adopter of its services and believer in its ideal to become the standard for influence measurement. I still use Klout and believe in their vision. Why else would I place a Klout widget on my About Me page?
But there are two issues that I wish to address. Read more »
During Apple’s media event today, CEO Steve Jobs previewed iTunes 10 which will include Ping, a social network for music (Ping press release). I believe this is possibly a game-changing event for Facebook, Twitter, and the Social Web in general. Read more »
Note: The code below will no longer work as it uses a now deprecated Twitter API. Unfortunately, to grab your tweets, or any tweets from the public timeline, you have to set up an OAuth connection. If you’re interested in doing that, see my last comment in this post and visit the link I’ve posted there. I will not be providing any more support on this post.
I’ve been reworking my website today and decided it was time to add a recent Twitter tweet to the front page. I checked out the Twitter widget and several (of the many) WordPress plugins that display your most recent tweets, but decided that they had a few issues. Read more »
Location-based services are great. But please stop sending updates (check ins) to your Twitter and Facebook accounts. It is the perfect example of social-networking tie-in gone wrong.
Why do I say this? It’s simple. For those of us that are hundreds or thousands of miles away–which could be many of your followers–tweeting your current location provides zero value. Read more »
In my last article, Flocking To the Stream, I ended with this thought about the growing issue of social-networking fatigue:
…as the number of streams continue to increase and as the flow rate of each stream picks up, people will grow tired of having to subscribe to, having to join yet-another-stream phenomenon (YASP). Does the Web truly need additional stream providers each with their own data silos? Is there a user-centric solution to this rapidly growing, overflowing-stream issue that puts YASP to rest once and for all?
This article answers these two questions in great detail but the succinct preview version is as follows: Read more »
I recently began to go through some article backlogs on the websites of various people whose thoughts and perspectives I want to understand better. One such person with whom I’m trying to play catch up is Nova Spivack. If you don’t follow Nova then I suggest taking the time to remedy that Read more »
It’s official. On December 1, 2009, the FTC’s new disclosure guidelines went into effect. So what does this mean for Twitter users?
It means that you must disclose any financial relationship that you have with a product, service, company, or industry that you tweet about.