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Can you help keep my newspaper Twitter account data up to date?
July 10, 2009 – 2:46 pm | One Comment

I recently counted all the official national newspaper twitter accounts. It took a long time. So I want the figures to update automatically. Here's what I've done so far. Can you help me do it better?

Newspapers on Twitter – how the Guardian, FT and Times are winning
July 6, 2009 – 9:22 pm | 12 Comments

National newspapers have a total of 1,068,898 followers across all their Twitter accounts - with the Guardian, Times and FT the only three papers in the top 10 newspaper accounts. The Guardian's the clear Twitter winner, as it's place on the Twitter Suggested User List means that its GuardianTech account has 831,935 followers - 78% of the total ...

Newspapers: turn off your RSS feeds
June 30, 2009 – 11:01 pm | 23 Comments
Newspapers: turn off your RSS feeds

The latest subscriber figures (see table below) show that, apart from a couple of exceptions, it's time for newspapers to turn off their RSS feeds - and hand over the server space, technical support and webpage real estate to something else. Like Twitter.

Twitter’s latest SEO improvement: meta descriptions
May 13, 2009 – 8:04 pm | One Comment
Twitter’s latest SEO improvement: meta descriptions

Twitter is now using proper meta descriptions - the full tweet for tweets, and the bio for profile pages.

Apostrophe usage: get them right to avoid wasting a Twitter character
May 1, 2009 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
Apostrophe usage: get them right to avoid wasting a Twitter character

With a 140-character limit, avoiding unnecessary apostrophes could make the difference between your tweet fitting ... and not (this is no excuse not to include an apostrophe when you should).

That Shane Richmond / Charles Arthur Twackdown in full …
April 22, 2009 – 6:20 pm | 13 Comments

The full text of the row that erupted live on Twitter between @shanerichmond (Communities editor and technology blogger at Telegraph.co.uk) and @charlesarthur (The Guardian's Technology editor).

Twitter avatars: choosing a brilliant one
April 15, 2009 – 11:27 am | 11 Comments
Twitter avatars: choosing a brilliant one

What makes a good Twitter avatar - with examples of good and bad avatars and lessons you can learn from them.

There are twice as many tweets about men as women
April 9, 2009 – 9:07 am | No Comment

There are twice as many tweets about men (ie including the word 'he') as there are about women (ie including the word 'she').

Watching people get drunk on Twitter
April 8, 2009 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

Tweeting about beer and wine peaks at 2am saturday and then again at midnight saturday. Tweets about being drunk peak at 8am on saturday and sunday. Although they can't have been that drunk, or they wouldn't be up at that time tweeting.

Do men outnumber women 2:1 on Twitter?
April 8, 2009 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

There are twice as many men tweeting as women. Or men are twice as likely to tweet about their wives as vice versa?.

Me, me, me: Twitter narcissists disappear at lunchtime
April 8, 2009 – 10:37 am | 2 Comments

The percentage of tweets containing 'I' follows a similar pattern each day - peeking at 6am, and falling to a daily low at 12am.

1 in 5 tweets contains a URL
April 8, 2009 – 9:18 am | One Comment

One in 5 tweets contain a URL. Tweets are more likely to contain links on weekdays than weekends. And tweets at 10am are more likely to contain links that at other times.

4.01pm – the best time to tweet if you want to be noticed
April 7, 2009 – 10:02 am | 33 Comments
4.01pm – the best time to tweet if you want to be noticed

The best time to tweet if you want people to notice is ... 4.01pm, according to my survey of nearly 120 Twitter users. 11am-12pm is another good time - but you've got more chance of being retweeted at 4.01pm.

MoneySavingExpert adds Twitter sharing button: Twitter goes really mainstream …
March 16, 2009 – 5:48 pm | 2 Comments
MoneySavingExpert adds Twitter sharing button: Twitter goes really mainstream …

Proving the increasing mainstreamness of Twitter, MoneySavingExpert.com has just added a Twitter button to its bookmark / Digg / Facebook sharing options.