My thoughts on Econsultancy:
Furthermore, because Twitter Cards can be based on existing metadata of websites, they can be simply generated at scale. For example, Amazon can immediately translate any product listing into an accompanying Card.
At that stage, what’s to stop you making a page of the cards, searching by its metadata and cutting out the middle man? Or creating a simple shopfront by creating a search filter of friends’ “Buy” cards?
Read the rest: Twitter Cards are becoming the smallest unit of ‘web’
April 2nd, 2014
Imagine you have a stream of info with riveted users but all you can put in there is text. Want to expand the options? What better way than to introduce something for your users first and foremost that can be monetised in more powerful ways later on. Sponsored tweets are about to get more serious.
January 30th, 2013
We’ve all seen it – it’s one of those days. A “trender”. Something you have little to no interest in (Big Brother, X Factor, Cricket) will now litter your feed tweet after tweet, with no end in sight. Once you’ve heard that Steve Jobs is on the way out, you don’t necessarily need to see the inevitable second wave of jokes, then the backlash, then the backlash against the backlash.
But fear not intrepid tweeter, there is an alternative. Meet TweetDeck’s little known filtering abilities…
How do I filter tweets from TweetDeck?
You’ve got two handy options – one to apply the choice just to a single column or search, the other to apply it globally across the whole app.
August 25th, 2011
This time last year, there was some fuss about The SarcMark, a new piece of punctuation designed to make the use of sarcasm explicit by putting a little marker at the end of each relevant sentence.*
Naturally, it was met with near universal derision and ridicule, mainly because it made explicit what anyone with a semblance of intelligence could deduct by themselves.
However, for a while I’ve been watching the way that #client disclosure hashtags are used on Twitter and for me, it kind of twigs some similar concerns. Tweets like this by .net magazine Editor @DanOliver, and @Wadds‘ little show of hands here present one assortment of views on the matter.
I have something of a different take.
January 19th, 2011
But as with all things, they require balance. Perhaps it’s because it exposes their ritual, arbitrary nature but gratuitous deployment can breed suspicion or come across as weakness. I think it’s much the same with the gratitude that some people demonstrate in social media.
January 19th, 2010
Couldn’t resist putting this up.
Trendsmap is a service that layers tags on top of a World map to show what is trending where. Let’s have a look at the image below:
In the area around London: Grammar, investment, debate.
Over toward Liverpool: @mrpeterandre .
What does it all mean?
P.S. Feel free to add your own finds as comments below…
September 23rd, 2009
Some telecoms examples for today's Follow Friday blog post. Enjoy…
@guyatcarphone – Among generally worthwhile tweets, there are also interesting updates on cellular reception as the network inevitably collapses around the country. A good idea and worth having on the roster just in case. Example Tweet:
Carphone Warehouse customer service alert: Customers in the DG12 postal code area may currently be experiencing loss of GSM and GPRS service
@sevendotzero – Jonathan Jensen, http://www.sevendotzero.com/ The man knows about mobile things. Bit supporter of .tel and worth quizzing on the subject. Tends to be at the forefront of breaking news and speaking to the people involved. Example Tweet:
@mobileIP – Another example of a Twitter account accompanied by a great blog, "A Look Inside the Cloud". Really interesting and informed insight into the Telecoms market, goes way beyond the superficial and teaches amateurs like me a thing or two. It's a hidden gem and based on the content, should be on more peoples' radar. Example Tweet:
OFCOM releases first ever UK 3G coverage map … great news if you're a sailor, less so if you're from Norfolk!http://tinyurl.com/md8g9t
September 18th, 2009
A sprinkling of favourites for my first official Follow Friday blog post. Enjoy…
In movies most aliens never wear clothes or shoes. Why do we think they will evolve to inter-space travel and yet remain naked?4:14 PM Sep 2nd from web
@brokenbottleboy – Having spent a stolen weekend in Reading with this chap, I can attest that he “knows things”. Expect a regular stream of solid tech content and pay a visit to his tumblr blog for the best use I’ve ever seen of the platform.
September 4th, 2009
Had a conversation with a colleague about Twitter today. She was claiming that you can’t say anything worthwhile in 140 characters, a suggestion made by many that I’ve tried to explain the popular microblog to. I’d argue it depends what you’re trying to say and why.
In casual conversation, ideas flow easily; often so little is said that many sentences remain incomplete, superceded by understanding as the speakers move swiftly on. Twitter is a bit like this. (more…)
June 23rd, 2009