Twitter is broadening its support of AMP (accelerated mobile pages) to include article analytics.
Previous research has shown that researchers’ active participation on Twitter can be a powerful way of promoting and disseminating academic outputs and improving the prospects of increased citations.
Whether Mallory Johns is composing her latest electronic track, curating a playlist for A Song A Day, or managing audience engagement for Popular Science, a social medium thread runs throughout.
As bitcoin prices soar, a lot of us are regretting not investing in the currency years ago, when it was nothing but a very sketchy, dubious unknown worth a few dollars, rather than the very sketchy, dubious unknown worth over $16,000 that it is today.
It’s the end of the year, and for those of us in the newsroom who spend far too much time hunting tips, charts and RTs on Finance Twitter TWTR, +0.43% that means one thing: time to update our annual list of who to follow.
When I was very young, before I was on the internet — even before the internet was really a thing you could “go on” — I would dial into BBSs (bulletin board systems). BBSs were kind of like private, micro-internets that people set up in their houses.
The Monday before Thanksgiving, I awoke to my personal nightmare: I had been reported for abuse on Twitter (my favorite thing to look at while I crap), and my account was frozen. I wasn’t totally shocked, but I was surprised the situation had gone this far.
1. Moore’s Law plus the internet makes smart people smarter, and stupid people less smart. 2. Manipulable people can be reached with a greater flood of information, so over time as data on them accumulate, they become more manipulable.
I tweet a lot, and I tweet often. My engagement is high. I drive decent traffic. I have been called "good at Twitter." I am not sure this is a correct assessment. Jack in the Box sells 554 million tacos a year. This does not make the tacos "good" by any reasonable measure.
I rarely meet a Twitter user who doesn’t want more followers. A few argue that the numbers aren’t important. They are only concerned with “quality followers.” I’m not sure it is either/or, but I notice that most of the people making this argument have very few followers.
The act of melting down on the internet informs the world we live in. It has gone from a niche pastime of crackpots to the central animating force of our politics. It has moved some to run for office. It has created jobs. It has expanded our culture.
Twitter has rolled out its new @-replies to me about three or four times now, ambushing me with its unspeakable badness on the iPhone app or web Twitter. Today it rolled out for everyone and it makes me want to throw all my devices at a wall. Does anyone at Twitter even use Twitter?
If you want to fully understand Twitter’s abuse problem, a good place to start is at Google, years before the first tweet was ever sent.
This tutorial explains how you can easily make a Twitter bot that will automatically favorite and/or retweet tweets that contain particular keywords or #hashtags. You need not know any programming and your Twitter bot will be up and running in few minutes.
Yesterday Instagram announced that it has 200 million users for stories, which exceeds Snapchat’s 160 million users from their S-1 filing. Never mind that nobody outside these companies knows what those user definitions really mean or how to compare them.
Are you ready to learn more about your Twitter strategy? Do you want to keep a gauge on how it’s doing? There are Twitter tools that will show all the important engagement information you need to know, including things like:
How great is the Internet! One of the most impactful, viral, influential services you can perform online is to read stuff and tell people what you like. It’s true!
If you’ve been following KISSmetrics for the last week or two, you have probably enjoyed our in-depth look at the science of blog timing and Facebook timing. Today, we’re going to take a deeper look into the ins and outs of Twitter timing. This includes how to determine:
There’s an interesting problem here. UI is hard. You can’t just slap a button on the screen for every feature that could conceivably be used at any given time. Some features are only of interest to so-called “power users”, so they’re left subtle, spread by word-of-mouth.
In this lesson we’ll cover what you need to know to grow your Twitter following as organically as possible, without spending tons of hours on engagement.
Footage of a Chinese 'click farm', which uses thousands of phones to give fake 'likes' to apps, has emerged online and it is so weird. According to Twitter account, English Russia, a Russian man made a visit to the 'farm', where he filmed the clip.
Wouldn't it be cool if you had that white check mark in a blue cloud on your Twitter profile? Well, as of July 2016, you don't have to wait to be handpicked. Read this wikiHow to learn how you can actively request to have your account verified.
Twitter is a great tool for extending your influence. You can engage your “tribe” in real time, offering leadership and assistance in a way that would have been impossible just a few years ago. However, Twitter is not without its challenges. I have made just about every mistake you can make.
Twitter is a wonderful communication and social media platform. It has everything: breaking news, political opinion, humor, celebrities, entertainment, special interest chat, and, well, anything.
You may be able to argue about what is the best way to approach Twitter; but you can’t question the benefits of being on Twitter. It’s not just reserved for small, niche companies.
When I posed this question on Twitter, the stories poured out and patterns emerged. Real regrets are about bad choices in love, learning and loss, being held back by fear – and self-blame My 20-year-old son just moved into a fraternity house at his college in the US.
Author's Note: Thanks to Joe Manko, Liberty Elementary School principal, for inspiring this blog post during an impromptu edcamp at #SXSWEdu this year. For an example of a school trying to create a connected culture through Twitter, follow Liberty Elementary's hashtag and jump into the conversation.
At one point or another, you’ve probably asked yourself if Twitter is actually helpful for growing your business or if it’s a total waste of time. The truth is, it’s only helpful for promoting your brand if you know how to use it in the right ways.
Sitting in the Flickr archives is a nearly 10-year-old document uploaded a couple of years ago by its author, Jack Dorsey (@jack), who started Twitter in 2006 along with co-founders Evan Williams (@ev) and Biz Stone (@biz).
Twitter bots: automated programs that interact with the popular social network, often reacting to hashtags and events based on predetermined settings. For instance, I might use a Twitter bot to lookout for mentions of my MakeUseOf posts, and have them retweeted.
At some point in 2006, or possibly late 2005, Noah Glass walked into our office all excited about something. That in itself isn’t news because Noah was always excited about something. Dude had an energy.
Last month KrebsOnSecurity published research into a large distributed network of apparently compromised systems being used to relay huge blasts of junk email promoting “online dating” programs — affiliate-driven schemes traditionally overrun with automated accounts posing as women.
If you read a list of mankind’s most important or influential inventions, there’s not far you could go without coming across those of Thomas Edison. Oddly, however, it’s unlikely you’d ever see the device he so-routinely identified as his favorite: the phonograph.
Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.
With over 320 million users, Twitter is a traffic goldmine. But it can take a lot of time and effort to build a big enough following to drive meaningful amounts of traffic.
Here’s a riddle: When is a tweet more than a tweet? We’re all pretty familiar with Twitter’s 140 characters—and of course, a photo is always an eye-catching addition.
It’s early and dark. The alarm sounds, and you reach over to switch it off. After a short pause, you sit up. You swing your legs off the bed, touch the floor with your feet, and reach for your phone. You sit quietly while your phone’s screen illuminates the dark bedroom.
Have you ever drawn a map to show someone how to get to your house? Or how to get from your house to the park or the corner store? If you have, you know how to draw, how to visualize, and how to communicate a path in time and space.
Marketers love Twitter as it is one of the last platforms that allows you to organically reach 100% of your audience. Tweet about a new blog article, and it will pop up in every follower’s Twitter feed (unlike on Facebook where your posts’ organic reach is around 2% and dropping).
As marketers, we’re always looking for opportunities to get traffic and links for ourselves (or our clients) in a natural way, and I believe ‘Rebound marketing’ is one of the best ways to do that.
I joined Twitter, with very bad grace, on March 5, 2010.
Online abuse can be cruel – but for some tech companies it is an existential threat. Can giants such as Facebook use behavioural psychology and persuasive design to tame the trolls? It was a book on the curious decline of the murder rate that gave Aja Bogdanoff her idea.
We already gave you some genuine tips about how to be popular on Twitter. But earning thousands of followers and the adoration of the Internet takes time and effort. Don't you know you can just—instantly, inexpensively—buy as much Twitter fame as you can handle?
Steffan Watkins has spent days meticulously correcting Twitter users on the details of a Russian Air Force training flight in international airspace; a training flight that somewhat alarmed US media outlets.
Earlier this month, Twitter did something radical: The social network famous for its 140-character limit doubled it to 280. Weirdly, the world didn’t end. There was some whining from old-timers, which quickly died out. Mostly, everything was O.K. Some might even say the change was for the better.
Twitter came of age when hardware from physical enterprise vendors ruled the data center. Since then we’ve continually engineered and refreshed our fleet to take advantage of the latest open standards in technology and hardware efficiency in order to deliver the best possible experience.
“I ’m leaving the company in two weeks,” Dick Costolo said abruptly, his face stricken, his fingers banging the wood-slab table before him.
Like most nerds, I’ve played a bit with Moments this week to see what Twitter has been up to. At the risk of being the one millionth person to give Twitter product advice, here are a few thoughts I haven’t heard discussed much in the analyses I’ve seen this week.
With Twitter struggling for growth and focus, what better person to ask for advice than the head honcho of a rival social network that has emerged as one of the most valuable companies in the world?
The 2014 online hate-storm presaged the tactics of the Trump-loving far right movement. Prominent critics of the president elect should take note It’s understandable that the world didn’t much care about Gamergate.
This essay is an excerpt from the second video on a four-part video series I just launched on why stories matter more than products, teams, and nearly everything else. Learn about that series here. The story of Twitter’s stagnation breaks my heart a little.
Twitter is at a crossroads … and it might be leading down a controversial new path. Let’s look at a recent revelation about a possible Twitter strategy shift and what it could mean to you and your business.