Well the Twitpocalypse never happened which usually happens with hoaxes, and the mad rush to grab the perfect vanity URL at Facebook is now underway. Amazing the little things that seem so important in the tech blogosphere eh. Needless to say we will be hearing much more as the bitching and moaning starts in … of .. say … about the next half hour or so about people can’t get that perfect Facebook vanity URL.
‘Twitter’ Makes AP Stylebook via MediaPost – so the next time someone makes fun of you for using the word Twitter or that you insist on saying your tweeted someone you can just point them to the AP (Associated Press) style book. After all if it’s in there it’s just gotta be a real word.
An In-Depth Exploration of Twitter via Mark Evans – ah jeezz did we really need yet another in depth analysis of Twitter? *YAWN* who cares that only 5% of the people who joined Twitter are responsible for the majority of the ‘tweets’ (don’t bug me it’s a real word – just check the AP Style Guide).
I always dislike the days where my wife and I have to make our monthly trip to the doctor’s. Not only is it an hour drive each way for what amounts to a 15 minute visit with the doctor it also means that I feel like the I am constantly behind the 8-Ball for the rest of the day.
We did manage though, even with Mark being his usual tardy self, to get tonight’s The Cynical Bastards podcast in the can and hopefully it will be ready to post in a little while. In the meantime on with our world famous and incredibly insightful Twitter round-up for the day.
One of the things I really like doing on a Monday evening is chilling out and watching that past Sunday’s Kevin Pollak Chat Show. I first came across the show a few weeks back and after getting caught up with all the past shows I make a point of watching each new show as it comes available. I think Kevin is doing something really cool here but it’s his fault that tonight’s Twitter Corral is running a little late so you can blame him on Twitter (@kevinpollak ) or you can go and watch yesterday’s show.
Sweet tweets, sweet job leads via The Globe and Mail – this is my one and only public service Twitter related blurb for this week but maybe using Twitter wouldn’t be a bad idea if you’re looking for a job.
TwitterFon and TwitVid bring iPhone videos to Twitter via VentureBeat – yup just want we needed – a new service to let you take videos with your iPhone and post it to Twitter. Simple question – HTF are all these unending Twitter parasites planning on making money – after all people need to eat and pay bills don’t they?
Omen That No One Will Pay for Twitter via Valleywag – got some money you want to throw away then this guy is for you. you to can watch your money go down the tubes with the help of this Twittering (ex) stock analyst – not that this is a good idea.
Wow what a freaking slow day for Twitter related non-news to bore you all with. I mean seriously even TwitTechCrunch had next to nothing to ramble on about today when it came to Twitter. Now how’s a guy suppose to put together a list when the main source is as dry as a …. uhm .. never mind.
How Twitter’s Staff Uses Twitter (And Why It Could Cause Problems) via ReadWriteWeb – the take-away from this is – Twitter employees don’t twitter all that much – Twitter employees don’t follow very many people – Twitter employees are really bad at following developers of Twitter parasites applications. So tell us something that we don’t know … and really no it doesn’t matter in the least.
I’m like Moses, but for Twitter via Paul Carr :: The Guardian Online – Paul let’s rip on all the twits playing Spymaster and comes up with 10 Commandments For Twitter.
A while back there was a lot of chatter about the then new Twitter Suggested Users list that gets displayed to all newcomers to Twitter. More than a few people questioned just how the people at Twitter arrived at who went on that list considering that it seemed to be populated by people who usually said nice things about the service. Well Allen Stern is setting about to see if he can fluff or cupcake his way onto the list as he heads out towards Twitter HQ soon. word has it that he is also going to be doing a whole video series as part of his dastardly plan to get on that list – stay tuned for more.
I just want to take a second and send out some good thoughts to Drew Olanoff as he prepares to take on a hell of a challenge – fighting cancer. For those of you who don’t recognize the name Drew is a well known, and loved, figure within the social media world so it was a shock to hear that he had been diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma recently. Even with that news though Drew has managed to keep a positive attitude about it all which is reflected in his post. If you need to feel just a little better about your world take a moment and drop by Drew’s blog and read his post That’s not what I ordered…
Tony La Russa Sues Twitter Over Fake Profile via Techdirt – yet another famous person gets their panties in a bunch over someone creating a Fake<insert famous person’s name> profile in his image and so he sues Twitter. What a Dweeb.
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I swear that Twitter will go down in the Internet history books as one of the most talked about companies out of the whole Web 2.0 era. One has to wonder though if it will even be making money by the time Web 3.0 rolls around. That is if we end up calling it Web 3.0 at all because if Scoble has his way it’ll be called something more like 2010 Web.
Mind mapping isn’t the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Twitter. Maybe mind numbing but definitely not mind mapping. I wonder what would happen if Spock did the old Vulcan mind meld thingie with Twitter? Not that any thoughts like this stopped Steve Rubel from posting that really nifty looking chart like thingie from his recent mind mapping experience with explaining Twitter to a roomful of people. Just think people paid good money to see that at one of those Twitter conferences – so be respectful, k.
Twitter search engine Topsy launches with $15M via VentureBeat – Let me get this straight. A company builds a better search engine for Twitter but if Twitter isn’t running that company is basically tits up until Twitter comes back up … and they got $15 mil? Damn.
Study: Young adults haven’t warmed up to Twitter via cnet – So all those high mobile kids with cash in their pockets aren’t big users of Twitter … hmm. And this is the prime group that companies are falling over themselves getting onto Twitter to reach? Oh dear.