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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Just because a service connects people doesn’t automatically mean we should call it a “social network.&# There, I said it. Windows?

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.

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Facebook Online Communities Social Media Australia block blocking censorship social media trolls TwitterCos I’m nosey. About humanity.

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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 ).

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From


Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . It wasn’t easy. It always has been.

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Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Just because you’ve got a Facebook Page and Twitter Account doesn’t mean anyone is interested in what you have to say. Channels.

2013 138

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


Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – And guess what’s happening in Twitter nowadays? Hallo?

2016 100

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

Alchemy of Change

That’s right, I’m saying that the ‘membrane’ that surrounds the organization and connects it with its environment - is people.

2011 143

Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For once my social network let me down – I was off Twitter and therefore unaware of the Black Face incident! What would Virgin do?

2011 103

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die


What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil. Nobody reads Twitter anymore.

2012 103

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. **.

2013 66

Learning by coincidence on Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Rob Speekenbrink ) I get involved in lots of discussions whether Twitter - is learning (or nonsense). Back to Twitter.

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


Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’.

2015 68

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?&# Self proclaimed.

2011 55

Social Media courses – Facebook Twitter – 2013 Sydney Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here are a list of our courses and workshops in Sydney in 2013. . Social media workshops. Computer based with WordPress. Tools demonstrated.

2013 51

Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups

Nancy White

How to Run Twitter Chats. Mashable’s Twitter Chat tips. How to Capture the Content of Twitter Chats. and resources. Twemes.

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

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

So: Ten bucks if you can find me a photo of a current Australian political leader meeting with CEO of Facebook or Twitter.* In Bed, Much?

2013 114

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Movistar Story


People to People. . People are people. And once you do business with them as people that’s all what remains.

2012 34

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? You may ask influential people to tweet or add please retweet.

2011 51

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?   I have covered this topic a bit already. Huge difference.

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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? Be careful. Did this help?

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.

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. Facebook vs. Twitter. Not bad. Sharing is Caring!

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? ). Mashable notes that Twitter may be preaching to the choir.    

2011 36

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


Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! Look no further. It’s that good!

2011 74

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter


Tweeting is owned by Twitter. Yours sincerely, One of your many Twitter addicts! Unfortunately. What would your customers think about it?

2011 49

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits


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.

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. Our stories.

Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I sometimes get complaints that people don’t know when I’m running this class so here goes. rinse, repeat for Twitter etc).

2015 143

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. Now here are some practical suggestions for using Twitter in a responsible way as a journalist in the post, Journalism's new wave: the world in a tweet by Mark Colvin of ABC. This makes a lot of sense.

2011 44

IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

Similarly, some leaders are never going to be great at managing people. But they’re never going to be great swimmers. So what do we do? Adapt.

2013 31

Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

No wonder Woolworths don’t bother with a Twitter account. Twitter ALSO Uses Your Real World Purchases. Scary, illuminating, real.

2016 122

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

Social Reporter

As I wrote here there’s no people powered communication – so no certainty that the five ppchange investments will join up.

2011 34

If Companies are People, Where’s Their Soul?

Alchemy of Change

Supreme Court has already answered this question; in its view, corporations are legal persons with the same constitutional rights as actual people.

2011 34

Trusting People in This Social Age Is a Tough Job!


Remember, for instance, when you were using Twitter back then? They have never been enough. Just a one way road, if I may add. Once more.

2016 11

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


Yes, indeed, in short, I am spending now more time blogging than in the usual social networking sites, the so-called message boards. Never will.

2012 40

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

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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 Christopher Penn is a friend of Chris Brogan, who is a friend of mine.

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates. Be careful out there people! Follow List.

2014 129

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

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Have a look through the Twitter lists that @AMEQUALITY are on. Journalists are on Twitter, politicans are on Facebook. For social change.

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