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'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.

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Twitter for organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

I follow some organisations and some individuals on Twitter (I follow northern NGOs like @oxfamnovib , and some southern NGOs like @alamad_NGO ). Several people have asked me how they should organize their Twitter account for their organisation, how to name the account and who should Tweet?

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly. Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From.

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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. One, should we monetize other people’s activity? Two, how can Twitter make money? Customer Pays Twitter . Would it work for Twitter?

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Blocking People on Facebook: It’s not censorship -they are free to continue talking bollocks – I am exercising my freewill to say enough is enough. Facebook Online Communities Social Media Australia block blocking censorship social media trolls Twitter

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How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

If there’s such a thing as an organizational membrane, it needs to be able to respond both logically and emotionally to a world deeply shaped by the thoughts and actions of real people. We can learn a lot about organizations from biology.

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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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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.

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

Elsua

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – One thing I can share with you all is that once I have seen the light of a much smarter way of using Twitter through public lists alone it’s rather tough to go back to anything else for that matter, so I haven’t.

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Free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – PIL Microsoft Teachers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m teaching a free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – it’s on the PIL network for teachers and sponsored by Microsoft. **. It’s often said Twitter is one of the most powerful teacher professional development tools available. Etiquette on Twitter.

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Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). People are sceptical on what you can learn through 140 characters. Probably the main difference is in the theory about learning that people hold. Back to Twitter.

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 ’. I still love Twitter, as I wrote just recently. Why do we follow people on Twitter in the first place?

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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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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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Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups

Nancy White

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. How to Capture the Content of Twitter Chats. Visit some twitter chats.

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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?

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Social Business Is People to People Business – The Movistar Story

Elsua

It’s about understanding how as important and paramount as corporate brands are (Specially, in the context of B2B), it’s actually people the ones who make business. People to People. . People are people.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Often I get the question: do people know when you unfollow them? And I used to reassure them that you only get a notification from Twitter when people start following you, not when they unfollow you. You may ask influential people to tweet or add please retweet.

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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? Matthews concludes that “we still need people to curate and make sense of that stream.  It can complement Twitter and other social media sources to help focus the journalist’s efforts. I

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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? I think there are some directories, but first, people have to know about them, and two, register. Peoplebrowsr is the only surefire way I’ve found.

Twitter Thanks and Social Media and Public Health

Nancy White

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. collaboration communication community events online interaction social media technology stewardship triangulation Twitter

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.

The New Twitter Guide for Newsrooms

Portals and KM

I have been discussing the relationship of Twitter and journalism a bit (see Twitter Not a Replacement for Journalism but a Complement and T he New Twitter Journalism , as well as related: I s Twitter Speech, Text, or Something New? ). Many others have touched on the topic and now Twitter, itself, is stepping in with its  “Twitter for Newsrooms,”  using the hastag #TfN. Mashable notes that Twitter may be preaching to the choir.

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Learning from indigenous voices on twitter

Chris Corrigan

The work of repairing, honouring and building relationships between settler and indigenous people in Canada is hard work and requires a lifetime to undertake. For me, this is where twitter is immensely helpful. For non-indigenous people, listening is important but so too is action.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Elsua

Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo. . .

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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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Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

Robin shared some of her thoughts in the comments of a recent blog post, and I invited to share her community organizing rules for Twitter. As a community organizer, Twitter makes a lot of sense. Organizing is about building relationships and mobilizing people around a cause.

Media140 Sydney: Social Media Twitter & Journalism

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

So it’s a bit of a surprise that few people addressed the popular questions of “how will Freelancers survive&# , “how will social media make money&# ? Just ignore all the people joining Facebook, uploading YouTube videos and writing blog posts while we chatter here about whether journalists do it better. In fact as more world leaders move onto Twitter, the horses mouth has never been so evident. Or a Twitterer?

The New Twitter Journalism and the Darwin Awareness Engine™

Portals and KM

I noted that social media, and especially Twitter is spreading good and bad information equally quickly, and in volume. In my next post, Content Curation in Action , I mentioned an Economist article, Meet the Curators , that notes that "aggregation" or "curation" of other people's coverage is becoming recognized more and more as one of the indispensable elements of journalism. Mark goes onto summarize two Twitter journalism tips.

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IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

Similarly, some leaders are never going to be great at managing people. The most obvious answer is to shift poor people managers into individual contributor roles. With this solution, people aren’t forced to do something they can’t do well.

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Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Covering Facebook, Twitter, blogs, social media strategy writing for clients, step by step campaigns, measurement and analytics, and dealing with trolls and negative criticism on Facebook and other social media sites? rinse, repeat for Twitter etc).

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How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

People need to share stories and tips, chat about what’s worked for them and what hasn’t, and get some help in filtering the mass of information evolving online.

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If Companies are People, Where’s Their Soul?

Alchemy of Change

One such question that we wrestle with today is whether our Constitution provides corporations the same rights of “personhood&# it grants to real people like you and me. This legal fiction, that corporations are “persons,&# is counter-intuitive to most people. The U.S.

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Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

No wonder Woolworths don’t bother with a Twitter account. They then provide that data to companies like Facebook and Twitter and also Agencies. Twitter ALSO Uses Your Real World Purchases. social media big data Facebook Fitbit qantas Quantium Twitter

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Elsua

Who would have thought that blogging would be so powerful in the era of social tools, errr, I mean messaging board systems like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so forth?

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Trusting People in This Social Age Is a Tough Job!

Elsua

Anke starts building up her blog post with a rather clear idea, which she describes on the following quote: ‘ When I taught people how to be on social media, back before it was all marketing, it was very much about building circles of trust.

How 2nd Screen Apps killed off Television Advertising – Social Media TV

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

As viewers use Twitter, Facebook and apps like Zeebox to continue to drive attention to TV Shows, these social tools paradoxically kill off TV Advertising. TV becomes the loss leader to the 2nd screen apps, as television stations hand over their audiences to Facebook, Twitter and Zeebox.

Thanks to Christopher Penn - A Google/Twitter Tip for Finding People by Role

Michael Sampson - Currents

This month: a tip on finding people by job role in Twitter: ". Twitter and Google combined are going to help you find more decision makers than the want ads. Try this search on Google (not Twitter, but Google): "VP Marketing" Boston site:twitter.com. It looks for people who are Vice Presidents of Marketing in the Boston area, restricted to Twitter.com. Christopher Penn is a friend of Chris Brogan, who is a friend of mine.

How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Marketing have technical terms like “curating a database” or “connecting with key influencers” You just have to know which people, which crowds and which buttons to press. Have a look through the Twitter lists that @AMEQUALITY are on.

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