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Is Twitter the New Linkedin? -social times

via Is Twitter the New Linkedin? -social times
by Katie Kindelan

Pulling a page straight from the Charlie Sheen playbook, a prominent ad agency just hired its summer interns based on a search conducted solely through Twitter. First Charlie Sheen and now an established advertising firm, it begs the question: is Twitter #winning as the new LinkedIn? Read the rest of this entry »

Should Twitter Close Down @freeNYTimes?

Should Twitter Close Down @freeNYTimes? -by Catherine P. Taylor

As I write this, an interesting signpost in the advancement of social media and paywalls is upon us. To continue my theme of absolute obsession with The New York Times’ new paywall, today I want to talk about whether Twitter has, or should, shut down the Twitter feed @freeNYTimes. It’s an automated account that promises to tweet a link to every article in the Times, using the paper’s own API to make the trick happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Catching Twitter Quitters

There are a lot of apps for Twitter in the marketplace that is being used and every day there are new apps developed. Today, with no exception, I discovered an app that I had not seen before call Qwitter.

For those who do not know about Qwitter, it is a service that emails you every time someone unfollows you on Twitter. This email will display their name and the last tweet that you sent that may have caused the person to unfollow you.

According to Qwitter’s website another advantage of the service is that it helps you identify Twitter spammers and spam bots

The site states: “Whether you are an individual or a business you can use Qwitter to expand your social media analytics.” And if you If you are sad about being unfollowed you can visit their other site called Qwitter Therapy. I am still working on understanding Quitter Therapy. This will be for another day.

The bottom-line is that Twitter is great at telling you when you gain followers, but they never tell you about your unfollowers! Qwitter does all of the dirty work for Twitter.

Of course that is an upgrade to the account if you want more capabilities. The cost is reasonable if you really want the extra service at $4.99 per year.

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How to Create a Newspaper from Twitter

Have you heard of is a new beta service that I just found.  This site allows you to create and publish a newspaper using all of your links/articles that have been shared in your twitter account for the past 24 hours.  The nice part of this is that the newspaper is updated every 24 hours based on new links/articles tweeted in your account.

The way that I understand the concept as of this writing is that you will see published links/articles from all of your followers and the users that you follow.

You can create your newspaper using the following options:

  • Twitter user
  • Twitter #tag
  • Twitter @list

The cool thing is that will organize your links/articles shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format.  This is a great way to stay on top of all that is shared by the people you follow, even if you are not connected 24/7!

To see my newspaper that I have created using my twitter name, you can check it out on my website.  Click on the Social Network Jungle and then click on Twitter News in the menu.  You will note that I have linked the newspaper to my website via a WordPress plugin.

I hope that you enjoy this quick post outlining  I think that it is a great find and the best thing about it is that the service is FREE.

You can find me at:

Website: Social Network Jungle

Oops! Something is “Technically” wrong…

Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,

Oops! Twitter is down, but wait, it's only something Technically wrong

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything main stream about Twitter, but over the past few weeks, since the rollout of the new app, “Twitter Places” Twitter has found, more times than not, that trying to keep up with “The Jones” or trying to “Stay Ahead of The Curve” has put another twist in the mix.

And that twist is “Servability” ok, maybe that’s not quite the right word, but lately, at least from a users perspective, when they go to Twitter to post a tweet or reply to a friends tweet, they get the “Oops something is technically wrong message”.

Now I don’t know about you, but being a business owner, the “Oops!” just doesn’t cut it, when you’re up against a schedule and your time is very important.

You can have all the Twitter Tools, Tips and resources to help make your marketing efforts work together for the benefit of yourself and your followers, but if Twitter is down, then all the other apps are too.

So, what do you do when Twitter is down, and the “Fail Whale” swims into your harbor?

I know many of you have more than one marketing avenue in the mix, so what do you do when you have all these social media networks all tied together and one of those sites goes down?

What do you have in your arsenal that is tried, tested and approved to never let you down?

Until next time.
Have a wonderful day,

Twitter down for hours of ‘planned maintenance’

Hey Guy’s and Gal’s from the Twitter Watchdog Universe,

You may have noticed a little down time this morning if you attempted to access Twitter.
And low and behold, the AP from New York had this to say,

NEW YORK – The micro blogging site Twitter Inc. was out of commission for a couple of hours early Sunday for some of the roughly 100 million users around the world.

Instead of the usual screen that allows people to send a tweet, the home page indicated the site was down for “planned maintenance” but was expected to be back in a few hours.

It was accompanied by a cartoon.

According to a status website run by the San Francisco-based company, Twitter’s hosting provider, NTT America, was to start the maintenance at 2 a.m. EDT Sunday and it was to last about five hours.

Some tweets appeared to start moving again after about 90 minutes but some users were still unable to send messages hours later.

Ok, now that, that is over with, many people are still unable to access their twitter accounts, which I was one until about an hour ago. (I hope your account was ok)

Now we all know that planned maintenance is always good (for any business) but from what I’ve heard this has impacted many companies who use twitter primarily for customer support. If that’s you, then you can see the impact this may have your business.

Now I’m all for using Twitter for business, but it’s always good to have a backup plan, just in-case of situations like this.

What backup plan do you have in place for your business?
We’d love to hear your comments.

Have a wonderful day.

-By Timothy Caron @TimothyCaron

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