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?

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Two, how can Twitter make money? Question two comes from Question one (in part) - if Twitter doesn’t find a way for us to show we value it, it will fold/go under/dead pool, and that would be a shame. . Customer Pays Twitter . Would it work for Twitter?

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. On Twitter we use the @name for a reason – to bring that person into the conversation.

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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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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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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

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

Elsua

But I am back to Twitter. Does this all mean that I will be using both Twitter and Google Plus, in conjunction, when a couple of weeks back I ventured to state that my days in Twitter were numbered? Not Twitter’s any longer.

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Going Mobile: Twitter celebrities

e-Moderation Station

This activity encourages students to start using the ‘text’ function of their mobile phones with Twitter. digital generation ICT mlearning tablets twitter activities android apps devices handheld ideas iphone m-learning mobile smartphone

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.

twitterfeed.com : feed your blog to twitter - post RSS to twitter automatically

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Is Twitter Text, Speech, or Something New?

Portals and KM

I read an interesting article in the Neiman Labs blog, Is Twitter writing, or is it speech?    It asks the question: Is Twitter writing, or is it speech? The article concludes: “The framework of text and speech falls apart once we recognize that Twitter is both and neither at once. Our rhetoric hasn’t yet caught up to our reality — for Twitter and, by extension, for other social media.”.

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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.

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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?  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? 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.

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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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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Learning from indigenous voices on twitter

Chris Corrigan

For me, this is where twitter is immensely helpful. Twitter has amplified indigenous voices without sanitizing the raw, daily reality of living in country where the IDEAL of reconciliation is so far away from what is actually happening.

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

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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. Twitter does exactly that. Robin’s 10 Twitter Rules for Non Profits.

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.

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.  Mark begins with a long and interesting history of his work in journalism and the evolving technologies form typewriters to Twitter.

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Twitter Use Keeps Expanding

Portals and KM

A new Pew Repor t stated that 13% of online adults use Twitter, and half of Twitter users access the service on a cell phone. This is a significant increase from the 8% of online adults who said they were Twitter users the first time Pew asked about Twitter adoption in November 2010. The study found that 25% of online African Americans now use Twitter, 19% of Hispanics, compared with 9% of non-Hispanic whites to use the Pew terms.

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast. A controllable hub (Facebook, Twitter etc are under the control of those companies).

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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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Twitter: What are you doing?

Delicious/tag/cp2tech02

Create a account to use the microblogging tool here.

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

Elsua

I have been using Twitter now for nearly four years and I still learned a trick or two I didn’t know about it while Paul & Chad covered the slides.

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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.

Reaching out via Twitter

Michelle Laurie

In the last couple months I have come across an info graphic on Twitter that is definitely worth sharing. As a recently new ‘tweeter’ (6 months) these stats are helpful in understanding the power of Twitter and how to harness that power. I am not alone on Twitter, 1 billion tweets go out every week. How can you argue when someone is joining Twitter every 5 seconds? Still, give it a try and share your twitter handle!

Social Media Online Courses and Training

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Save Time: Learn about autoposting and autoscheduling , natively within Facebook & Twitter as well investigate which social media dashboards are best for automation – Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Buffer. Play with automation software combined with social media dashboards to autofollow and unfollow on Twitter. ” (from Twitter). Course Online Communities social media Training campaign Facebook google plus online strategy Twitter workshop

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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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