Now that I’m re-addicted to Twitter–for better or for worse–I started noticing that even though I follow a lot of people, I never happen to see any tweets from them unless I search. It occurred to me to check my settings, vaguely recalling they’ve changed their algorithm (now that I Google it I see it […]
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Is it Just me or has Twitter Jumped the Shark?
If you know me, you know I used to be a Twitter devotee. And if you follow me on Twitter, you also know, not so much in the past year. Sure, I still use it on a daily basis, but much less than I used to use it. Apparently, I’m not the only one with […]
What Your Association Conference Looks Like on Twitter
This is a bit nerdier than usual, but I thought this was a pretty cool representation of what an association conference looks like on Twitter via NodeXL, a free open source template for Excel that lets you explore network graphs. I am working on my Excel-phobia and can only dream of being able to create […]
Pins of the Week: New Twitter Chat Tool, Cheat Sheets…and a Cocktail
It’s been a busy few months of un/self-employment, which is an oxymoron–aren’t unemployed people supposed to have oodles of free time to do whatever they want? I have managed to squeeze in a few trips and a few weekday movie matinees (my favorite guilty pleasure in life) but, believe it or not, I’ve been too […]
Why the Nerd in me Knows Ads Will Ruin Twitter
After a week-long vacation and self-imposed break from all things online, I admit this time my return to Twitter was a bit more reluctant than it has been after previous, shorter breaks. In years past, the idea of not checking Twitter for any length of time seemed much harder for some reason. I’m not sure […]
One Simple Request to Brands on Facebook and Twitter
You know the stupidest thing a brand or business can possibly tell consumers? “Find Us On Facebook.” Honestly–have they ever used Facebook? Do they know how shitty Facebook’s search functionality is? It’s basically the worst search ever…wait, unless you count Twitter, which is truly the worst search ever. So guess what? When brands say “Follow us on Twitter” […]
Is Social Media Marketing Teaching Consumers It’s Good to Whine on Twitter?
Twilight Zone – It’s A Good Life Originally uploaded by HELLO CHICAGO Interesting article on this in yesterday’s Advertising Age. This is something I’ve blogged about this before and think the answer is absolutely yes. It’s to the point that when friends complain about bad service with a company, I tell them “just tweet about […]
Why is it News That Twitter Search Sucks?
A few days ago I saw several social media “influencers” tweeting links to this post about how Twitter doesn’t archive tweets. Is this news to anyone? I know I’ve blogged about it before. I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again–I don’t understand how a platform that is so unreliable and has […]
Is It Just Me Or Is Twitter Not Ready For Prime Time Yet?
Over the past few days I’ve seen about a million re-tweets of the big news: Twitter is about to roll out business accounts. I seem to be the only one who finds this news disturbing. I feel like I’m in the social media version of the Emperor’s New Clothes or something. Twitter’s shortcomings–which are so […]
Association Chat Fail–or Thing #4 I Hate About Twitter
Ironic that yesterday’s association chat (#assnchat; takes place every Tuesday at 2 pm thanks to Jeff De Cagna) was supposed to be about virtual attendee experience…but because the world felt compelled to live-tweet Michael Jackson’s funeral, Twitter was so slow that we had to postpone #assnchat. I know I’m not supposed to admit this, but […]