Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Thank you, Benoît Mandelbrot Keep Stretching… » Twitter is Not a Social Network That’s right, Twitter is not a social network. See my post on Twitter’s Golden Egg.

Twitter: Skittles does a twitter bomb

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Recent one’s on twitter have been #fisting (informal) and # velociroflcoptersaurus (happner and Amnesia). In order to appear on their home page - the whole home page has been taken over - you have to use the word “Skittles&# on Twitter.

Trending Sources

Peoplebrowsr: How to search Twitter bio profiles

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ever wondered how to search the Bio fields for someone in Twitter? How to search Twitter profiles? Go to Peoplebrowsr and log in using your Peoplebrowsr account, or Twitter account or any other account. Peoplebrowsr is the only surefire way I’ve found.

Media140 Sydney: Social Media Twitter & Journalism

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In fact as more world leaders move onto Twitter, the horses mouth has never been so evident. Or a Twitterer? Media140: generalizations abound, or else very personal stories on “How I got started on Twitter&#. Incidentally, we got the usual bashing Bloggers/Facebookers/Twitterers are guilty of all the below: Echo Chamber: An echo chamber is a social network – if we share a Purpose (gardening, law, crochet) then we discuss the same or similar topics ad nauseum.

5 steps to a social media marketing campaign

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Rituals like RT (retweet) on Twitter. Create some content – depth of content I mean – so that when people look at your Twitter profile, then can see a connection to your blog or LinkedIn or Facebook or whatever pages.

Blogging and Twitter by the Fortune 500: A Longitudinal Study

Portals and KM

Here is some new research,  The Fortune 500 and Social Media: A Longitudinal Study of Blogging and Twitter Usage by America’s Largest Companies , by Nora Ganim Barnes and Eric Mattson at the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.    I have covered some of their earlier work (see Fortune 500 Blogging Study ), This new study builds on their 2008 study and expands to look at the Fortune 500's usage of Twitter.

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Twitter: Verified Accounts and Leadership Badges

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Twitter is verifying famous people accounts (companies may come later). In this case Twitter. To prevent identity confusion, Twitter is experimenting (beta testing) with a ‘Verified Account’ feature. Famous people get it for free because Twitter values their custom.

Explaining Twitter to Grandma Rose

Hildy Gottlieb

Last week, after all the hubbub about congressional representatives Twittering during President Obama’s NSOTU address, my mom asked me, “What is Twitter ?” After about 10 minutes, Grandma Rose had a pretty good understanding of what Twitter is and does. Apologies right now that this is a long post - as my friend Casey DeLorme (aka @getspine) tweeted the other day, “Isn’t it ironic that it takes volumes of words to describe Twitter to anyone not using it?”

Is Twitter Like Going Out for a Smoke?

Portals and KM

The quick answer, water cooler discussions increase productivity and Twitter is the new virtual water cooler. Stewart Mader ’s tweet back to us, “is Twitter modern equivalent of going out for a smoke?” So is Twitter like going out for a smoke? With Twitter there is also the timing factor as to whether your paths will cross which also applies to the water cooler. There are also patterns of high Twitter use to observe.

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Ripple: Social Network Influencers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

While you are reading the presentation outline below I’d like you to think about the Twitter change today. Today Twitter turned off “see replies to those I’m not following&#. Twitter are planning changing it - you won’t see my tweet at all.

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The significance of Twitter is yet to be determined; it is a simple, impersonal, and transient application of technology. Comments A compelling view of the twitter world -- from one angle. Posted by darius November 16, 2009 7:31 PM One issue that comes up with networking is "how do you measure it?" Posted by Thor November 16, 2009 8:12 PM Thor: It is useless to sit around and try to quantify how good someones Rolodex is.


A Cure for Listless Tweeting: “Tweet to List”

Alchemy of Change

Like many of you, I use Twitter to help get the word out on things I’m writing about or things I find interesting. The problem is that I have lots of different interests and not everyone who follows me on Twitter cares about all those interests.

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Can Twitter Serve as a Personal Knowledge Management Tool?

Portals and KM

Can twitter serve this function? Here is an interesting post from Andre Yee at eBizQ, Is Twitter's Growth Sustainable? The simplicity of Twitter is a large part of tits power. Another part is the ability to use Twitter as a personal knowledge management system. I do this with this blog so I naturally started doing this with Twitter. Since it is Twitter, a social tool, I am also sharing them but in many cases that is secondary.

Twitter in plain English

Endless Knots

While writing a description of an upcoming Twitter session that I'm moderating for the Enterprise 2.0 conference here in Boston June 22-25, I found this one, which I'm posting for everyone who's asked me about Twitter, Web 2.0, Keep it short and it Twitters just fine.

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Buy it now » In the World According to Twitter , giving away access to information rewards the giver by building followers. The significance of Twitter is yet to be determined; it is a simple, impersonal, and transient application of technology.


News Updates (July 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

He gives an example of how something like Twitter could be used in an enterprise. Spreadtweet , a Twitter client that looks like a spreadsheet application. SaaS Drivers. Craig comments on some recent Burton Group and Gartner research around software-as-a-service. " All this reiterates the key findings we published in July of last year and unveiled at our Catalyst conference: (1) SaaS implementations aren’t all about saving money.

Australia Social Finance: List of Peer to Peer loans and p2p banks

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m keeping an eye on YadYap - wouldn’t be surprised if they come up with a Twitter p2p loans solution. After the radio interview with Tony Delroy a few days ago, I’ve had an inordinate number of requests for information on social lending and microfinancing sites.

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How Twitter changed to include everyone

Endless Knots

jlipnack Mega thx to @panklam @isaacgarcia @clarashih @billives AND THE BRILLIANT AUDIENCE for #e2conf21 How Twitter Changes Everything!     billives thoughts on Twitter + Business for #e2conf21 panel thx @jlipnack #e2conf [link]. Twitter's brevity is it's beauty.

Most Popular Social Networking Sites for Business

Online Social Networking

The rapid growth of Facebook and Twitter has created lots of excitement. Facebook , MySpace , Twitter , LinkedIn and Ning are ranked 4th, 11th, 25th, 89th and 154th among all websites in the world, respectively. Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and the Ning family of social networking sites are the most popular social networks with wide business appeal. I use a Facebook application that conveniently merges my Twitter updates with my Facebook feed, updating my Facebook status.

Australia: Twitter 800k of users in June

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Number of Australian Twitter users for June 2009 was 800,000, according to ComScore. Facebook in particular demonstrated significant growth; Twitter benefited from sudden mainstream popularity in 2009. Windows Live Profile chalked up close to two million visitors, but it was Twitter that grew the most, rising to 800,000 visitors in June — up from 13,000 last year.

Australian Journalists on Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

(nearly 100) Here’s a list of journalists from Australian (mostly mainstream, some New Zealanders) media who have embraced, indeed are head over heels, in love with Twitter. Trevor Cook put a dozen Australian Journalists on Twitter together.

Twitter Focus (#seascorcher)

Nancy White

I have been following the twitter hashtag #seascorcher where all of us Seattlites are connecting, communicating and often commiserating about our record breaking heat wave. It has been interesting to reflect on a) how much I’ve been on Twitter today and b) what I’m Tweeting about.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.


Follow him on Twitter. So I challenged myself to create a list of 10 responsibilities of the Community Manager that extend beyond the realm of Facebook and Twitter (and yes, even blogging). Although, of course, I found this post through Twitter.

Twitter: Bots gone Bad

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

On Twitter? Technorati Tags: Australia , john lacey , Online Communities , shel israel , social networks , Twitter , wibbler. Tags: social media Online Communities social networks Twitter shel israel john lacey public relations Australia wibbler Is it gauche to blog our tweets?

Birth of Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Interesting story: Twitter was born about three years ago, when @Jack , @Biz , @Noah , @Crystal , @Jeremy , @Adam , @TonyStubblebine , @Ev , me ( @Dom ), @Rabble , @RayReadyRay , @Florian , @TimRoberts , and @Blaine worked at a podcasting company called Odeo, Inc.

Singapore Restaurants Update 2009 Via Local Twitters

Portals and KM

Two local Twitters gave me tips on where to eat in their city. I wrote about Singapore restaurants a while back, see Singapore Restaurants: A Local’s Favorite , based on my friend Elizabeth’s Lian’s time there. DrAlisonEyring said Makansutra is a good local publication. top rating is: "die die must try" Their site adds, “The 7th Edition of Makansutra Singapore is now out.

Twitter changes everything @3:30 today @Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

2009 Twitter The moment has arrived. Please join Clara Shih (@clarashih0 Bill Ives (@billives), Patti Anklam (@panklam), Isaac Garcia (@isaac garcia) and @me.

How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

When I was thinking of a title for a session on Twitter at the Enterprise 2.0 People have turned their Twitter avatars green in support of the protests. Type "#Iranelection" in the Twitter search bar and endless tweets come up. Which brings me back to my title - and our panel next week at Enterprise 2.0: "How Twitter Changes Everything," on Tues, June 23, at 3:30. 2009 Twitter Web/Tech

Twitter Plus TV Equals iTweeVee

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Coming to Australia 3rd weekend in September, complete with hashtags, tweets and TV Guide is iTweeVee – I found out from Andrew from iTweeVee Sydney who is Cuccurullo on Twitter. Hence this is really Twitter with a bunch of other things wrapped around it.

Twitter Lists I Am On

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I first started looking down the lists of lists, the Twitter lists list, to see if there were any that I had to remove myself from. One removes oneself from Twitter lists by blocking the person who created the list. Ghostmunching on Twitter.

LinkedIn (and Facebook and Twitter): What’s the Dif?

Hildy Gottlieb

These days it seems everyone is talking about Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. Being a teacher at heart, though, I can’t help but want to explain the differences between all these places - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. Tomorrow, I’ll dig into Twitter (where I have been spending a lot of my time lately). Some people are on one, but not others.

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Read More] Tracked on Nov 19, 2006 12:47:27 PM » Twitter This! from Orient Lodge This weekend saw an explosion of Twittering for me. I’m getting lots of twitters from there. Another group is following John Edwards on Twitter. Life With Alacrity Alacrity, noun.

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Twitter: Politics and Moldova Riots

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social network Twitter tool used in organising riots in Moldova. Moldova: Romania to blame for Twitter riots. Protests over Moldova’s election have gathered pace, fueled by Facebook and Twitter. From CNN : .

Natalie Imbruglia: Stars on Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Natalie Imbruglia (@natimbruglia) responding to a fan on Twitter. While a number of stars are still using Twitter for broadcast (get an intern to tweet 140 char press releases linking to full press release) more and more are using the online community Twitter in a social way.

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Top 7 Twitter Tutorials on YouTube 3. China Blocks Twitter (And Almost Everything Else) 10. China Blocks Twitter (And Almost Everything Else) (136) 2. Twitter Your Way to Getting Robbed (71) 9. Twitter is Not Your Average Social Network (67) Sponsored By: Twitter Brand Sponsors Whats This? Twitter Brand Sponsors These brands would like to engage with our social media community on Twitter.

Malaysia: Social Media and Facebook numbers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

They’re also connecting via Twitter, LindedIn and Plaxo, and eBlogger. Technorati Tags: Bebo , David Gibson , Facebook , Inter-Asia , Malaysia , MySpace , social media , the star , Twitter. There’s a great article in The Star (Malaysia) by David Gibson of Inter-Asia.

Twitter to start your personal learning network

Joitske Hulsebosch

When I saw this video on the free technology for teachers blog with about the use of twitter for educators I was struck by the way they see twitter as THE only tool for educators. How is twitter used by the panel? They don't call it twitter but rather a personal learning network.

Twitter Search #myonlineorigins

Nancy White

So I was tickled to be led to Twitter / Search – #myonlineorigins. I’m always interested in where people started in their “practice&# no matter what the practice. What are your online origins? Photo Credit: quapan.

The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Wikipedia, Flickr, and Twitter arent just revolutions in online social media. The increasingly common habit of sharing what youre thinking ( Twitter ), what youre reading (StumbleUpon), your finances ( Wesabe ), your everything (the Web) is becoming a foundation of our culture.

Inspiration via Twitter

Viv Mcwaters

Some of you will know that I’m quite a fan of Twitter. Thanks to Neil Gaiman for the heads up (on Twitter) and hat tip to Patti Digh. By following a diverse group of people I’m exposed to ideas, articles, blogs and links that I would probably never find any other way.