I just listened in on a webinar on #BigListening from the US non-profit @Upwell (http://www.upwell.us/). They describe themselves as a PR agency for the sea, and are brilliant at spotting emerging topics of online discussion, and then amplifying the heck out of them to turn a tiny little thing, into a really big thing online. [...]
Lets face it: no matter how much we protest that Twitter is not a numbers game, we can’t help comparing follower counts with other similar accounts. And we all get a little fizz of excitement when we pass a milestone in followers, or notice a spike in the number of people following us.
But if [...]
Earlier today the poke published the 11 best police tweets of 2013. I love the poke, they publish some brilliant things…but this one was a bit…erm…out of date? How do I know? Well I wrote two of the tweets they highlighted…in 2012!
Here is the poke’s run down, with the original tweets (or you [...]
My boss wrote me a powerful message in her Christmas card to me this year: “be proud of what you’ve achieved this year”. December was a hard month for me, but that quote set me thinking. In the light of all the “reviews of the year” that are inevitable at this time of year, I [...]
One of the Twitter accounts I manage professionally recently passed the 30,000 followers mark. This was a big milestone for us, and we wanted to mark it with something special. Here’s how I did it! [...]
When I saw this tweet asking for help creating fake placenames:
I need your help. I need fake town, city and county names please. Caveat: they must be realistic sounding and not offensive. Thanks!
— Christine Townsend (@ceetownsend) August 7, 2013
My inner Stinson couldn’t resist…
Pick a word from the Prefix Column, and [...]
Earlier this week Twitter announced its much awaited two-step verification process (see Mashable for more).
I am worried I might have spotted a fatal flaw in the process that makes hacking a twitter account EASIER if you enable two step verification.
Twitter have been obviously inspired by Google’s two step verification process, making use of [...]
For reasons that are not entirely clear to me, I have a bit of a soft spot for symbols and pictures in text based updates. More often than not this is done using Unicode – no doubt you’ve seen people (let’s face it, they are usually beliebers!) who include hearts, squiggles, smiley faces and weird [...]