I really like how Zach Leatherman has taken control over his tweets, and is sharing them on his site with some great analytics. He provides some insights into how he’s taking his tweets, and republishing them on his site in his post “I’m Taking Ownership of My Tweets” – I fully expect my personal website…… Continue reading Owning your tweets
Recode's article titled "How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t do it." highlights a perennial challenge on Twitter: having a coherent conversation about pretty much anything - There simply wasn’t enough room to have the kind of nuanced conversation the subject requires. It was symbolic of… Continue reading Twitter’s conversational problem is that it’s not suited to have one
I suppose Twitter still has its good use cases. Tweeting to preserve history isn’t one of them. I came across this fascinating Twitter thread by Marina Amaral about the Sami people, who’ve been living in what’s now Finland for thousands of years: https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/1005904882140925953 The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such…… Continue reading Tweeting to preserve history
Twitter probably thinks it's doing us a favour algorithmically sorting tweets but what it's really doing is creating a frustrating Twitter feed balagan.
Twitter celebrated Father's Day with a fun series of tweets and the hashtag, #ThankYouDad. I love this stuff and had to share two tweets I enjoyed.
It would be great if Twitter stopped counting links in the 140 characters tweet limit but the prospect of that happening really doesn’t justify the media frenzy. Really, people!
Sure, Twitter is used for all sorts of things and I don't always agree with what is shared on Twitter but this tweet takes inane tweets to a whole other level: https://twitter.com/Alltop/status/637809761472397313 This either says a lot about our culture or about Twitter culture (if there is even a difference). Whichever, the Human race is… Continue reading Is “Girl … cries for five minutes” really worth tweeting?
I read Anil Dash’s post titled “Nobody Famous” on Medium recently and it is worth reading if you are either wondering if it is worth the effort attracting a large Twitter following or if you believe your large Twitter following is somehow meaningful. Nobody Famous I noticed that a tweet I posted was getting a…… Continue reading Twitter engagement – much ado about nothing much