Update: At the suggestion of Anthony Floyd (via Twitter, of course), I’ve added another column to the table below: the number of Twitter accounts that media are following. Some of the numbers are interesting. I got curious about Twitter numbers this morning, particularly about Twitter numbers for media in Vancouver. I’m not sure how to [...]
This is the second in a series of short posts, where I attempt to pick out the most significant developments of 2008. Twitter. Thoughts, ideas, headlines, jokes, random musings, status updates…all at 140 characters a pop. Twitter went mainstream this year and, more importantly from my point of view, started to emerge as an almost [...]
The new land in the sand in the media vs. internet wars seems to have been drawn over Twitter, particularly Twitter and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. A lot has been written, primarily by mainstream media pundits, that basically goes: yeah, Twitter is nice, but it doesn’t replace the need for real journalists. Which is [...]
As well as doing my squibs on a somewhat daily basis, I occasionally throw a link into my Twitter feed, which is pulled in by a widget in the sidebar right under the photo at right. You might want to keep an eye on it, or follow me on Twitter.
Just a note on yesterday’s post, where I reported that I was feeding updates to the Kwantlen Chronicle to Twitter through Twitterfeed. Well, I’m not. Twitterfeed had a number of problems reading the RSS feed from both WordPress and Feedburner, so I’ve abandoned it in favour of the WordPress plugin Twitter Tools. Right now, it [...]
Twitter has become fairly central to the way I inform myself, whether it’s tweets from news organizations, links provided by the people I follow or the 140-character-at-a-time questions and observations that get thrown out. And while there’s something neat about the way it is all — the silly and the important — mixed together, coming [...]