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.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

A number of organizations take advantage of “User Generated Content,&# but only a few have built the kind of momentum we see with Twitter. The commitment of its core users is intense, and a key element of Twitter’s strategy for competing with Facebook.

Trending Sources

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Two, how can Twitter make money? Customer Pays Twitter . Would it work for Twitter? Twitter cards (like iTunes) anyone? Guru.com mets Twitter.

Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Qantas Airways published a photo of two fans with blacked out faces and wigs on, causing a controversy on Twitter, in spite of Radike Samo not minding at all. For once my social network let me down – I was off Twitter and therefore unaware of the Black Face incident!

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Why and how I use Twitter

Jenny Connected

This post is for Maxine Griffiths (@now_teach_this) but I hope others will chime in, in the comments or on Twitter, to support Maxine in her MA in Education. I joined Twitter in July 2008, but you can see from my stats that I am not an avid Twitter user. twitter social media

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Elsua

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil.

2012 103

Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). Often I answer that you definitely learn through twittering because you can link through to blogposts, articles etc. Back to Twitter. learning twitter

Find Twitter followers by location 2011

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Someone asked in comments on my blog – this one – “how to find followers or users on Twitter by location?&# In other words, what town are those Twitter users in ? Can I make a list of those on Twitter who are in my local area?

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Why is Twitter So Mad at Google?

Alchemy of Change

Twitter is mad at Google for connecting Google+ with search - and for commoditizing their service in the process. Network Strategies Facebook Flickr Google TwitterHow this might not be such a bad thing.

Social Media courses – Facebook Twitter – 2013 Sydney Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Are you looking for practical handson computer based or lecture based training on Facebook, Twitter, social media campaigns, social media measurement etc?

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Elsua

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool.

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Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups

Nancy White

This is a crosspost from the Network Weavers Community of Practice! How to Run Twitter Chats. There are both technical and facilitation things to consider to effectively pull people into a coherent interaction on Twitter. Mashable’s Twitter Chat tips.

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Network skills in the 21st century

Joitske Hulsebosch

I did a session on network skills in the 21st century at a symposium for VOCUS, the students of pedagogy/education. I asked them to form groups of three to formulate a short question on network skills and put this question out to their own online networks, as exercise.

Why aren’t Australian politicians meeting CEOs of Facebook Twitter etc? #auspol

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

But when it comes to social media, Australian politicians simply do not understand the scope of metagovernment, scoff at grassroots movements and are not following the lead of overseas Leaders who meet and work with CEOs of Facebook and Twitter. In Bed, Much?

2013 114

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.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Elsua

Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us? Welcome to Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking!

2011 63

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Elsua

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social Networking Sites Need to Grow Up into the 21st Century.

2012 108

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Elsua

But I am back to Twitter. I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. Not Twitter’s any longer.

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Your number of followers on Twitter doesn't matter but retweets and mentions do

Joitske Hulsebosch

And I used to reassure them that you only get a notification from Twitter when people start following you, not when they unfollow you. I read the paper: Measuring user influence in twitter: the million follower fallacy by Cha, Haddadi, Benevenuto and Gummadi.

2011 51

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.

Top 16 Reasons I Like Facebook More Than Twitter

Online Social Networking

I’m not at all thinking about quitting Twitter or stopping to recommend it. Twitter is a valuable social media tool that I wouldn’t want to be without. Facebook vs. Twitter. Less Spam Abuse - Facebook fights spam more effectively than Twitter.

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.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

2016 72

Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

I recently wrote about how we need to rethink networking : what it is and why we do it. I confessed that I am, in fact, an introvert and that I force myself to get through large-scale, cocktail-style, traditional networking events. A Starter List: Networking for Introverts.

2012 110

We Are The Filter Bubble

Alchemy of Change

Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects who is "curating" the content we consume. Here's why diversity in your social network matters. Emotionally Intelligent curation Facebook Google Information Networker Internet Filter Bubble social networks TwitterComputer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the "Internet Filter Bubble."

2012 114

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Elsua

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

2015 86

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

It’s worth checking out; and even though it’s still not particularly useful so far, the service does provide an interesting look at were network analytics is likely to go in the not-too-distant future – and that’s going to get pretty interesting, I think.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Elsua

It’s up to us to continue redefining our own overall social media experiences to match our needs and wants and not of those who keep providing us with those social networking sites. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

2012 106

Twitter as Compliment, Not Replacement for Journalism

Portals and KM

Mathew Ingram posed an interesting piece, No, Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism , on Gigaom.  see The New Twitter Journalism or if your prefer, Le Nouveau Journalisme Twitter ) as well as: Can Social Media Support Quality Journalism? Matthew states that Jeff makes the point that with so much real-time reporting via social networks, the standard news article has become a “value-added luxury.”.

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Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Elsua

Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Has it damaged the health and trust of your social networks?

2013 89

Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss

Partnering Resources

Is your biggest networking problem your boss? Read this article for tips and techniques on how to network with your boss. Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align.

2013 93

Twitter Thanks and Social Media and Public Health

Nancy White

With most of my current experience in international development and my maternal/child health days nearly 15 years old, it was time to tap my network. So before I share the slides I want to send a Twitter thankyou/shout out to all the people who provided retweets, links and information.

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.

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

If you haven’t yet tried it yet, Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”) is a worthy competitor to Facebook and Twitter. Just to be clear, this is different from the way things work on Twitter and Facebook.

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Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Elsua

Over the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around. Tweeting is owned by Twitter.

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22 Business Networking Tips

Online Social Networking

I recently revealed my top 10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking and 16 Tips for Ning Social Networking. I’ve also written Top 16 Reasons I Like Facebook More Than Twitter and 10 Simple Ideas for Setting Up a New Twitter Business Account.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

Either way, the result was phenomenal since it gave a few thousands of us a unique opportunity where we could explore the potential of social networking for the enterprise, and still going strong!, And, finally, the single one I feel would be the most threatened of them all: Twitter.

2011 114

10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Social networking sites have each a unique protocol and don’t usually provide members with practical how-to advice to help use their sites effectively. Here are ten tips for maximizing your LinkedIn social networking success: Your LinkedIn profile is your resume.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Elsua

Take one of the major media tools out there, I will go ahead and pick up Twitter, since that’s the one I still use the heaviest, and now, very carefully, ask yourself when was it the last time you had a conversation, longer than 5 posts / comments / tweets, etc.

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Egyptian revolution on Twitter

Endless Knots

Thanks to Susan Scrupski: Andre Pannison , a network scientist at the University of Turin, hauled out some network tools (and some clever thinking) to map one hour of Twitter activity at the time of Mubarak's resignation on Feb 11.