Twitter is updating again.

In other news, I can’t stand these hyper-realized people that tech companies put into their commericals. These white, well-to-do, super-active, super-interesting, weirdos that spend their online time comforting one another or talking about their incredible interests and hobbies.

I want the commercial for the person that watches Housewives reality series and snarks constantly in twitter with profane language and poor grammar.

I want the people tweeting and retweeting what trending topic has “n***a* in the title.

I want someone other than some thin white guy talking to pretty white girls about their pretty fucking lives.

When is twitter going to fix this? When are we going to get that “historical” archive of all tweets and tweets that branched out from tweets and “@” reply conversations? Ever press a twitter button with a tweet count next to it, and when the page pulls up, there are no where near the amount of tweets that were shown on the number?
It’s annoying and I wish we’d all give twitter more flack for it. I feel like ever since they moved beyond the fail whale, they’ve gotten a free pass.
Oh, and I wish they would secretly cutoff Klout’s API access.

When is twitter going to fix this? When are we going to get that “historical” archive of all tweets and tweets that branched out from tweets and “@” reply conversations? Ever press a twitter button with a tweet count next to it, and when the page pulls up, there are no where near the amount of tweets that were shown on the number?

It’s annoying and I wish we’d all give twitter more flack for it. I feel like ever since they moved beyond the fail whale, they’ve gotten a free pass.

Oh, and I wish they would secretly cutoff Klout’s API access.

Twitter Emails

Twitter has launched email notifications for retweets and “@” replies. This is a good thing. I’m sure some people are annoyed that Twitter automatically opt-d them in for the notifications, but all in all this is a positive new piece of functionality.

My question is, how did Twitter NOT have this before? How are we just now getting this piece of functionality when every other social network on the planet has had to have it at launch or soon after?

Sometimes it’s really hard to believe how popular Twitter is, especially given all of it’s early stumbles and it’s shortcomings.

Peep my social media skills!

I recently helped SmallAct hold a webinar on using THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA and keyword searches to help find your hidden evangelists.

Its the most minimalist Powerpoint presentation I’ve ever done and I (ashamedly) didn’t rehearse before we went live, but I’ve been told that I was “good” and “not bad” and that the overall presentation, “will do just fine,” and is a “great example of the good information [SmallAct] clients need, presented in an effective way.”

Twitter’s greatest use is its ability to aggregate the moment, but it also has a hidden ability for folks looking for a very specific person. With the right combination of keywords and time, precious, precious time, you can find the people that might be fighting your cause that you don’t even know about. Find them, follow them, vibe off one another, and soon you’ll be changing the world (or will have made a great addition to your community).

Feedback is appreciated. I like speaking and teaching but I’m not very good, so if you listen let me know and feed my ego let me know what you think.

everythinginthesky:

atsween:

Twitter: The Criterion Collection

What if Twitter… came to life?

We asked some of our friends to film their favorite tweets. We didn’t care how they did it. They could read it. They could act it. They could do it with puppets. Whatever they wanted. The only rules were it had to be a tweet written by someone else and it had to contain the entire tweet and nothing but the tweet.

This is what they gave us.

We hope you enjoy it.

@poeks & @sween

Magic.