Tag: twitter

  • Birthday balloons on Twitter 🎈

    Some platforms present a little something special on your birthday. Twitter has balloons that float up over your screen when you visit your profile page on your birthday. I get a kick out of seeing this every year! 😁

  • Tweeting to preserve history

    Tweeting to preserve history

    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: The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such as […]

  • Reading Twitter updates, the world looks like a pretty dark place …

    Reading Twitter updates, the world looks like a pretty dark place …

    I don’t use Twitter all that much lately, and I use Facebook even less. My reasons for using each platform less are different, though. I just scanned through my Twitter feed, and I closed the app feeling the world is a pretty dark place at the moment. I’m not sure if that’s more about the […]

  • Saying goodbye to Twitter

    This is starting to feel like an apt description of so much social media these days: Social media has become death by a thousand angry micro-posts. Maybe it’s time to get away.

  • Deleted tweets on Facebook are a reminder about controlling your content

    Deleted tweets on Facebook are a reminder about controlling your content

    I noticed this story on TechCrunch about how cross-posted tweets were removed from Facebook, along with the conversations that formed around them. Facebook users are complaining the company has removed the cross-posted tweets they had published to their profiles as Facebook updates. The posts’ removal took place following the recent API change that prevented Twitter users […]

  • Should Tumblr be the next Twitter? I hope not.

    Should Tumblr be the next Twitter? I hope not.

    I can’t help but think that Jeremy Gordon’s call for people to return to Tumblr after abandoning Twitter misses the point a bit. But on Tumblr, people could go on for at long as they needed to, a valuable tool for posters who could actually justify it. (And I use the past tense here in […]

  • Moving from Twitter to WordPress

    Moving from Twitter to WordPress

    I really like this post about how Matthew Haughey has switched to a WordPress blog from Twitter. Not just because he chose WordPress.

  • When Even Planetary Scientists Are Driven From Twitter

    Not too long ago, I wrote about how I was seeing so much value in Twitter because of the people I choose to follow. One of the highlights of my Twitter feed has been Dr Sarah Hörst, a Planetary Scientist at Johns Hopkins University. Sarah is an inspiration, and I enjoy her tweets tremendously. She […]