Posts about: Twitter
Ever watched a recorded TV programme and wished you could see what the reaction was on Twitter? Now you can!
Together with the brilliant developers at Raak, I've (beta) launched Tweet Rewinder.
It's a mobile web app ...
The web version of Twitter has a really annoying usability issue.
Six newspaper stories from the last week that told you who the names of those with superinjunctions were.
No one is going to prison over the Twitter superinjunction leaks
The biggest problem is, oddly, not that you can find out on Twitter or via Google. It's that the lawyers involved didn't seem to think it's necessary to tell Google or Twitter that an injunctions exists.
The first tweets ever sent, in order. See how Twitter actually began on its first two days. Try to stay awake ...
You may notice that, over on the right hand side, next to my "Follow me on Twitter" button, there's some text that says (currently) "2,462 others do". If you want something similar to your Wordpress blog, here's how to do it.
In the LinkedIn profile settings is an innocuous looking option: "Twitter Settings" Add your Twitter account on your profile." Whatever you do, don't do it.
Professional contacts of mine on LinkedIn received email updates with the words "I have deleted my last blog post as having anal at the top of my homepage didn't look good."
I'm giving a talk at News:ReWired today about how specialist publishers can compete with large news organisations when it comes to SEO. One of the things I'm talking about is how to work out what people are searching for right now, so you can create content accordingly. There are some paid-for services that can tell you this. But here are some free ones.
Vodafone is the latest firm to stick an unmoderated hashtag feed on its website. If you use the hashtag #mademesmile, you can get tweets about them not paying enough tax published. It's rapidly turning into a car crash, as these tweets, published here show.
Learning no lessons from previous cockups, KLM has launched a website which publishes unmoderated tweets that contain the word #klmsurprise. Unsurprisingly, it's now being abused.
There you are, in charge of the corporate Twitter account, but logged in to your own personal account when watching Katie Waissell on the X Factor. "oh for f*cks sake, stop crying you silly bint", you tweet to your followers. You go to bed. Then you wake up in the morning and realise you were logged in to your work account.
There was a curious end to yesterday's Dragon's Den when Evan Davis turned to the camera and said: "Why not tell us what you think of today's programme by joining the conversation on Twitter."
But then, although someone is clearly running the account, they haven't actually replied to anyone's tweets. Odd.
Twitter has - finally - improved the email it sends to people to explain that someone is now following you. The old email told you how many followers they had, how many they followed and how many tweets they'd sent.
The new one, designed like the hovercard that appears on when you're logged in on twitter.com and hover over someone's name, also gives you their location and bio.
Adam Sherk recently pointed out that Twitter drives less than 1% of traffic to US newspaper and magazine sites (but noted that this still makes it "a top 25 referrer for all the [10 sites he asked] and top 10 referrers for most").
Trying my luck somewhat, I asked people from the three largest UK newspaper sites (the Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Guardian) what their figures were.
* For the Mail, under 0.5% of their referrer traffic is from Twitter.
* For the Telegraph, 0.5% of global traffic and 0.25% of uk traffic currently comes from twitter.
* For the Guardian, 0.4% of their page impressions in February came from Twitter.
You'd have thought people would realise the folly of unmoderated hashtag-based twitter streams by now (see Skittles etc). But not the Conservatives. Their new Cash Gordon site displays the latest tweets using the #cashgordon tag - with no filtering or moderation, as these screenshots show.
I might be going bonkers. But I have a Firefox stylesheet that reveals which links are nofollow. And 'm fairly sure that, last time I looked, @ mentions of people's names weren't nofollowed - but now are, as this screenshot demonstrates.
Twitter seems to be adding an explanation to some trends, sourced from whatthetrend.com. Here's an example for a search on John Terry today.
Seems a good innovation to me. Should help with some of the more mysterious trends that only carry on as people ask why is X trending.
John Terry's been "nobbing" Wayne Bridge's girlfriend as one of the edits on Wikipedia puts it. Terry got a superinjunction forbidding publication of this story - and of the fact that there was an injunction. ...
I pointed out this morning that the Express was talking utter rubbish claiming that the BBC was keeping up twitter accounts with 0 or 2 followers. The real numbers were in the 000s.
It appears the Express has confused following and follower numbers. Ha ha ha ha ha.