Archive for the ‘Tweets’ Category

Creating A Twitter Trending Topics Archive

October 5, 2009

This Twitter account (MemChip) automates the Trending Topics feed and then Tweets the results to the Twitter audience once every ten minutes.

Twitter MemChip

Twitter MemChip

It takes some concentration to parse each Trending Topic from the Tweet but there are ten subjects in each Tweet.

I have created an archive of Twitter’s Trending Topics by grabbing the RSS feed and sending it to my Google Reader.

Google Reader RSS Feed

Google Reader RSS Feed

Although reviewing the contents of Twitter’s Trending Topics Tweet Stream once daily is more than enough to cause stream fatigue, I find the process and results quite instructive.

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Twitter Backup

September 6, 2009

The following is the final installment of my first 1080 Twitter tweets.

Scraping and then posting Tweets in a WordPress blog makes your Tweets searchable.

@samdecker @CMO_Council: US Ad Spend Plunges 14.2%; Only Online Posts Growth: http://tinyurl.com/qkwz4q Doubt it comes back17 minutes ago

RT @mashable Confirmed: Digg Just Hijacked Your Twitter Links – http://bit.ly/miUdu3:47 PM Jul 19th

The Market for Political Spin http://bit.ly/PoliticalSpin3:38 PM Jul 19th from bit.ly

RT @chr1sa via @steverubel Top five Kindle books are all free http://ff.im/-5pZpn Maybe those new Amazon patents will monetize content.11:21 AM Jul 19th

One of my favorite books? Thinkertoys.8:39 PM Jul 18th

Anybody able to search and locate more than their last 100 Tweets / updates in their Twitter account?1:44 PM Jul 18th

@Twitter If only a week’s worth of my Tweets are archived – what did Twitter do with my Tweets that are older than a week – discard them?1:43 PM Jul 18th

@Twitter Who’s responsible for archiving all of my Tweets – me or Twitter?1:41 PM Jul 18th

@Twitter If Tweets older than a week aren’t searchable or findable – hasn’t Twitter then destroyed them?1:39 PM Jul 18th

@Twitter Why can’t I retrieve more than the last several pages of updates from my Twitter account?1:37 PM Jul 18th

Steve Brill interview with the Atlantic about content monetization http://bit.ly/FreeContentNo…3:23 PM Jul 17th from bit.ly

100% of US Internet users surveyed in Q2 2009 went online to pass the time: http://bit.ly/WhyPeopleGoOn…2:35 PM Jul 17th from bit.ly

69% of all Americans have used the internet to cope with the recession http://bit.ly/5WO1L2:33 PM Jul 17th from bit.ly

New study from Ruder Finn describes why people go online http://bit.ly/IntentDemogra…2:30 PM Jul 17th from bit.ly

“Intent is the new demographic”? I thought it was always the case for marketers.2:27 PM Jul 17th

RT @JDeragon Berkman Buzz: Week of July 13, 2009: A look at the past week’s online Berkman conversations… http://bit.ly/a5ELU1:30 PM Jul 17th

Binghoo Again?1:06 PM Jul 17th

arbitrage news?1:03 PM Jul 17th

domains domaining news?1:03 PM Jul 17th

RT @zittrain Orwell’s 1984 retroactively removed from Kindle?! Fitting example of Cloud censorship. http://bit.ly/12BjsC12:50 PM Jul 17th

What markets are experiencing compound annual growth rates? CAGR11:56 AM Jul 17th

adsense news ?10:17 AM Jul 17th

RT @davewiner You’ll know we’re in the age of real-time when Google Maps are real-time. 24-by-7 global satellite coverage of the planet.10:14 AM Jul 17th

seo news?10:12 AM Jul 17th

ppc news?10:12 AM Jul 17th

geotargeting news?10:12 AM Jul 17th

RT @ekant 4 tools to see Twitter pictures in real time – quite interesting to watch what people post – http://bit.ly/twitterpicstools8:45 AM Jul 17th

Rt @nielsenwire Nielsen Social Media Stats: Myspace Music Growing, Twitter’s Big Move, Facebook top time spent. http://bit.ly/163YEJ8:09 AM Jul 17th

Adwords news?7:50 AM Jul 17th

What % of Twitter users are a business owner, President or CEO ie., Decision Makers? Guessing less than .001 Any data?4:40 PM Jul 16th

…highly likely that one significant driver in paid clicks is the fact a very large portion of Bing screen real estate goes to paid ads.3:49 PM Jul 16th

Didit says Microsoft search ads got a 170% better click-through in June 2009 than they did in June 2008. Bing3:47 PM Jul 16th

Speakers ?3:38 PM Jul 16th

Cool RT @googlemaps @tamamic Maps mashup combining circ & traffic data for newspapers in the top 200 US markets. http://tr.im/sGDP3:16 PM Jul 16th

RT @Andrew303 First look at the new HTC Hero phone (best Google Phone yet) http://bit.ly/4p7QT3:15 PM Jul 16th

Tech Conference? Tech Conferences?3:07 PM Jul 16th

What’s a mortgagee to do when their mortgage holder can’t locate their loan docs?2:53 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld What does a completely relevant product look like for a billion people? http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:09 PM Jul 16th

Twitter, the product? Twitter is an open, one-to-many network for the rapid exchng of bite-size info http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:07 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld We need to cover search http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:06 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld We always have to be open to Exits http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:06 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld Will we have the revenue to represent the value that we think we are worth http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:05 PM Jul 16th

RT RT @erickschonfeld @Twitter create interesting commercial use http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:04 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld We dont care about monetizing eyeballs, we care about the distribution of content http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:04 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld Twitter introduced a new form of communication to the world http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:03 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld Can we make $4 Mill by the end of the year? http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:03 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld @Twitter is an index to my friends thoughts and I subscribe to that http://tcrn.ch/62z twitterconfidential2:02 PM Jul 16th

Google announces second quarter 2009 results http://bit.ly/GoogleQ22009E…1:44 PM Jul 16th from bit.ly

Hash Search news?11:05 AM Jul 16th

An economy based on oil & gas, agriculture & livestock is not insulated from the national or global economy: instead its exposed to them.10:15 AM Jul 16th

FTC Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising: Blogger rules http://bit.ly/FTCBloggerEnd…8:57 AM Jul 16th from bit.ly

Wondering if @Twitter could become an open social extranet for connecting collaborators within large companies?8:39 AM Jul 16th

RT @common_squirrel dig dig dig dig8:31 AM Jul 16th

What no HashYahoo / Yahoo “Twitter news service”?8:24 AM Jul 16th

Reminder: The future is already here, its just not evenly distributed…8:22 AM Jul 16th

RT @YahooGuy @sengineland: Search Engine Land: Yahoo Dominates The Web, Just Not In Search http://bit.ly/5URr07:58 AM Jul 16th

Desktop or Cloud? that is the question…7:57 AM Jul 16th

Blue Source LLC7:40 AM Jul 16th

Green Growth Fund7:40 AM Jul 16th

Generation Investment Management7:39 AM Jul 16th

Forgot: Chicago Climate Exchange7:39 AM Jul 16th

Wondering how Free the book title will compete and be differentiated from Free the adjective. Google search results: 3,980,000,0007:12 PM Jul 15th

Wired’s Chris Anderson’s new book Free available for Free on Amazon’s Kindle http://bit.ly/FreeforFree7:07 PM Jul 15th from bit.ly

Google Bakes Location into The Mobile Web On The iPhone: http://bit.ly/GoogleMobileL…6:19 PM Jul 15th from bit.ly

Definition of Traffic Accident -just occurred outside my window: When two vehicles try to occupy the same space at the same time.5:50 PM Jul 15th

Google Books on Twitter http://bit.ly/GoogleBookson…5:35 PM Jul 15th from bit.ly

@Webvisible 80% of U.S. Internet users use web search to find restaurants, stores & other local businesses, about half LBs have a website5:31 PM Jul 15th

@WebVisible Guess that Official Google Blog love was more than you hoped for. Hope you get back up soon.5:27 PM Jul 15th

Wal-Mart to create eco-ratings for products http://bit.ly/WalmartEcoRating5:24 PM Jul 15th from bit.ly

Chief Search Officer: http://www.ChiefSearchOffic…2:29 PM Jul 15th

http://www.ChiefSearchOffic…2:27 PM Jul 15th

Don’t understand the branding and / or business model of Twitter quote and news gurus. How exactly does being a “requoter” / renewser pay?2:09 PM Jul 15th

Scrubbed location coordinates from Twitter profile to see if omitting location stops Tweets from being grabbed by Twitter Local / Air app2:07 PM Jul 15th

Arghhh… TwitterLocal is decoding Lat Long for locations of Tweets.1:51 PM Jul 15th

@mwherman2000 Twitpic.com1:46 PM Jul 15th

@mwherman2000 Ok – what do you do?1:44 PM Jul 15th

14,060,000,000+/- searches across Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and AOL in June 2009 via SEL.1:44 PM Jul 15th

“What do you want to be remembered for?” Peter Drucker12:16 PM Jul 15th

Chief Carbon Officer (CCo)8:34 PM Jul 14th

Cap and Trade…8:27 PM Jul 14th

mwherman2000 – How I did it? I search a lot.8:11 PM Jul 14th

mwherman2000 Use @Twitter/Name to see tweet post in stream.  is called a hashtag.8:10 PM Jul 14th

@mwherman2000 I attributed the compete quote correctly to you “about 11 hours ago ” via WPC098:03 PM Jul 14th

The Goldman Sachs Commodities Index: http://bit.ly/GoldmanSachsC…7:44 PM Jul 14th from bit.ly

The Bona Fide Hedging exemption…7:36 PM Jul 14th

x buyers + y sellers + z speculators = Perfect Storm7:34 PM Jul 14th

Have PC shipments peaked? PeakPC? If not now, when?6:33 PM Jul 14th

RT @jowyang Interesting. Socialtext is now offering a hardware appliance for enterprise microblogging http://bit.ly/Pt8Ab4:01 PM Jul 14th

Test: @hashgoogle @hashbing @hashsocial Google + Bing + Social / Facebook = ?3:57 PM Jul 14th

Have the Bruno pirates not gotten the memo?3:53 PM Jul 14th

RT @alleyinsider Why Yelp (And Every Retailer) Should Jump On The Foursquare Bandwagon http://bit.ly/H29Fh3:51 PM Jul 14th

@AaronGoldman Just made up a new Twitter acronym. MRT = Modified Retweet original tweet has been changed/shortened or Mr.T…3:43 PM Jul 14th

RT @saman325 Read Chris Anderson’s Book “Free” on Google Books. For Free. http://tischen.at/KP43:32 PM Jul 14th

Looks like Tuesday afternoon / evening is top for Tweet Stream fishing @Twitter.3:32 PM Jul 14th

“Organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.” Matt Taibbi3:26 PM Jul 14th

RT @PhilipNowak Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression. http://is.gd/1yUeo3:24 PM Jul 14th

@hashgoogle Is hashgoogle automated? Is app available for any subject? Looks promising3:22 PM Jul 14th

RT @Hitwise_US Are you a Search Marketer? Learn how to improve your search programs w/Hitwise tomorrow @1pmET Register: http://bit.ly/16PHd93:18 PM Jul 14th

RT @googlecalendar ‘Let the great experiment begin!’ Calendar Labs, available today: http://bit.ly/gLMju3:15 PM Jul 14th

Why GM is Bankrupt: RT @WSJ Ex-GM CEO to Get Lifetime Salary http://bit.ly/ru3yi3:13 PM Jul 14th

@SteveCase “In 1993 alone, it was estimated nine billion person-hours were spent playing MSFT Solitaire.” David Edery & Ethan Mollick3:11 PM Jul 14th

RT @Szetela Search Only Major Ad Medium To Rise This Year, ‘Direct’ Outpaces National, Local Online Markets: http://bit.ly/s4lgg3:06 PM Jul 14th

@shoemoney who’s searching for you ???????? Within Facebook or everywhere? http://bit.ly/62eL13:05 PM Jul 14th

RT @muppman @johnbattelle: Check out bing + twitter – bingtweets! A msft fm joint http://www.bingtweets.com3:03 PM Jul 14th

RT @terencedwards If the bank returns your cheque marked “insufficient funds,” you now have to call them and ask if they meant you or them?2:58 PM Jul 14th

J.P. Morgan searchers tasting not but dining on Bing. http://bit.ly/BingTasting2:56 PM Jul 14th from bit.ly

@KentHuffman Thanks for the RT.2:28 PM Jul 14th

Citi Analyst Mark Mahaney expects Google’s average cost per click to decline by more than 13 percent to $0.42.2:23 PM Jul 14th

@wpblogger WordPress I bought their domain mapping service six months ago and new domain has never been indexed by Google. In Y! & Bing.2:18 PM Jul 14th

@madvil I am wondering if recognizing and honoring value is a generational thing…2:16 PM Jul 14th

@wpblogger WordPress2:15 PM Jul 14th

@ignitedECD Thinking @Zappos measures everything but Zappos.2:14 PM Jul 14th

RT @McCann_NY Adweek.com runnning ad for “Google Money Master”–promises work-at-home $$$. search reveals 100’s of consumer complaints.2:04 PM Jul 14th

Microbroadcast to Engage Your Audience or Not…

August 21, 2009

Since I was on Twitter before they launched their verified accounts, I hadn’t followed many if any of their recommended accounts.

Somehow I came across Dane Cook’s account and decided to follow him.

Tonight I saw he posted a Bubble Tweet, so I thought I would check it out.

Bubble Tweet

Bubble Tweet

When I went to view his Bubble Tweet however, I was somewhat disappointed because he used the Bubble Tweet format to tell his Twitter audience that the news he promised earlier and elsewhere wasn’t forthcoming in his Bubble Tweet or anywhere else for that matter tonight – but somewhere else at another time.

Twitter MicroBroadcasting

Twitter MicroBroadcasting

Granted, Cook did say something kind of funny in his Bubble Tweet but other than that his post had little substance or entertainment value.

I understand Twitter and its related apps are still in the early stages of development, but I think everybody who is successful in maintaining their audiences attention on Twitter stays on topic and engages their audience through consistent messaging.

They do it by consistently delivering on topic and not wasting the time and attention of those who cared enough to sign up for their Tweets in the first place.

Such did not appear to be the case tonight with Cook’s rather vacuous Bubble Tweet.

Twitter Hacked?

August 18, 2009

I received some odd Tweets yesterday from one of my technically challenged friends.

I had to prod him to get him on Twitter.

All of sudden he starts sending me get rich quick and how to lose weight tweets?

Not like him.

After some investigation, I concluded Twitter is getting hacked.

I wrote more about what I think is happening to Twitter on my Search Marketing Communications blog.

Creating Your Own Twitter Backup

August 8, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I scraped all of my Tweets, Followers and the people I was following from my Twitter account to create a back up copy in the event something went awry with the Twitter cloud.

As most every Twitter account holder now knows, Twitter.com was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service attack over the last several days which indeed made the Twitter cloud inaccessible for web users of their service – like me.

Having a back of my Twitter account didn’t help me any while their service was down, but knowing I had all of my account data backed up in another location like here within WordPress did give me extra piece of mind.

The following is the seventh installment of my Twitter account backup.

Facebook, Twitter and peers for sale – privately http://bitly.com/FacebookTw…10:14 PM Jun 27th from bit.ly

“It’s one of those adventures you wouldn’t miss for a million dollars and you wouldn’t do again for less than a million.” Edith Ronne quote10:09 PM Jun 27th

Not All Newspaper Audiences Are Created Equal http://bitly.com/Top30Newsp…9:14 PM Jun 27th from bit.ly

@techxav Did Twitter just remove the Trending Topics? Appears so… they haven’t been trending too much the last week anyway…7:26 PM Jun 25th

RT @KentHuffman Top 48 CMOs on Twitter (updated today): http://tinyurl.com/kent1207:11 PM Jun 25th

@lorenbaker like the new stylish head gear…2:28 PM Jun 25th

RT @timoreilly Web Squared webcast with me and @johnbattelle starts in about 40 minutes http://bit.ly/16YuUv9:29 AM Jun 25th

RT @chrisbrogan Cisco’s John Chambers (client) takes your questions about future of mobility, what do you want to ask?. http://bit.ly/QCXsa9:08 AM Jun 25th

@cwalker123 Saw the Today Show segment – thought I could go to Google Voice and get number:( Requested invite couple months ago & yesterday.9:01 AM Jun 25th

Power Lunch with Warren Buffett http://bitly.com/WarrenBuff…4:05 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

Google Advertising Agency Toolkit: http://bitly.com/GoogleAgen…3:02 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

RT @CreativeSandbox What does one trillion dollars look like using Google Sketchup and how do you stack up? http://bit.ly/isQ792:59 PM Jun 24th

RT @twitter Update on follower/following problems http://tinyurl.com/nsfflx2:40 PM Jun 24th

Fox Networks Hernan Lopez take on the state of display advertising: http://bitly.com/AdDisruption2:37 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

RT @craignewmark @common_squirrel : blink blink :2:04 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer “We have no interest in acquiring Yahoo. What we have said is that we will continue to remain open to a partnership w/ Yahoo”1:49 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer: “Static content won’t cut it in the future” canneslions1:44 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer: “There won’t be [only] personal, social communications offline and separate. In 10 years it will all be online.” canneslions1:44 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer “There won’t be [only traditional] newspapers, magazines and TV programs.” canneslions1:43 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer: “All content consumed will be digital, we can [only] debate if that may be in one, two, five or 10 years”1:36 PM Jun 24th

Hi @KentHuffman Avid boater on Lake Tenkiller here…1:22 PM Jun 24th

Ballmer: Traditional Media will not bounce back – Agreed… http://bit.ly/JzrxD1:20 PM Jun 24th

Steve Ballmer Media Person of the Year Cannes Lions 2009: http://bitly.com/SteveBallm…1:11 PM Jun 24th from bit.ly

RT @tim Ballmer speculates that marketing spending likely to be lower as proportion of GDP in 10 years as media shifts online canneslions12:45 PM Jun 24th

RT @tim Steve Ballmer: “I don’t think we are in a recession. l think we’ve reset. Recession implies a recovery.” canneslions12:41 PM Jun 24th

RT @tim Ballmer said MSFT’s bond offering despite huge cash pile was because “it turns out we have more cash outside the US than in US”12:38 PM Jun 24th

Skype has reportedly played host to 200 billion minutes in it’s 6 years in operation.12:35 PM Jun 24th

Sons have been at Camp Lincoln (MN) now for a over a week. E. coming Monday. W. coming home 07-13-09. No Twitter account for Camp Lincoln.11:35 AM Jun 24th

Via WSJ – “the 19 largest domestic banks to charge off another $82.4 Billion in credit-card debt by the end of 2010″10:20 AM Jun 24th

Database to database to database to database…7:25 AM Jun 24th

@azmyoskeletal – agreed on myoskeletal. Hotm is strange – you might let Erik know too.1:43 PM Jun 23rd

Action is binary.6:32 PM Jun 22nd

RT @google “4 cloud layers: infrastructure, platform, identity + admin, applications” Rajen Sheth of Google Apps e2conf (via @seancarlson)2:55 PM Jun 22nd

@Myoskeletalhotm – I thought you registered Myoskeletal on Twitter too? I would use the latter account not the former.1:57 PM Jun 22nd

The internet is a black hole devouring all institutionalized communications.7:30 AM Jun 22nd

Twitter: Sellers not buyers.7:30 AM Jun 22nd

Updated Satellite Images of Tehran in Google Earth http://bitly.com/TehranGoog…7:25 PM Jun 20th from bit.ly

@dannysullivan Condom?7:21 PM Jun 20th

@mpaluchowski thanks for the perspective…10:22 AM Jun 20th

at any one point in time – whether its Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter- are not buyers.2:23 PM Jun 19th

The reason social media hasn’t become a bona fide sales channel is because the majority (if not all) of a social media’s audience…2:23 PM Jun 19th

Social Media Spam: The New Bulk Email http://bitly.com/SocialMedi…1:22 PM Jun 19th from bit.ly

thinks numbers can be used to prove or disprove most anything.11:21 AM Jun 19th

Finding business vs. business finding you.7:32 AM Jun 19th

Searching high & low for a business case study about “How to put a Genie back in a bottle.” Haven’t found 1. Please send any known cases.7:24 AM Jun 19th

What is social media’s return on investment? http://bitly.com/SocialMedi…5:43 PM Jun 17th from bit.ly

RT @chr1sa Jeff Immelt @Wired Biz Conference. Nobody can predict the future these days, but “leaders need to take a position.” wiredlive7:42 PM Jun 16th

Governor Schwarzenegger’s Twitter account: WasteWatchers.CA.Gov has received nearly 1,000 reports. http://bitly.com/WasteWatch…7:38 PM Jun 16th from bit.ly

thinks social media are perishable to the degree they cease being a utility.6:51 PM Jun 16th

“The simple willingness to improvise is more vital, in the long run, than research.” Rolf Potts8:30 PM Jun 15th

“Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear.” Cheri Huber8:28 PM Jun 15th

“Make mistakes of ambition not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not to suffer.” Niccollo Machiavelli8:22 PM Jun 15th

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” Epictetus8:18 PM Jun 15th

“That which Fortune has not given, she cannot take away.” Seneca8:17 PM Jun 15th

Marketing Consulting and Performance Based Deals http://bitly.com/Performanc…7:55 PM Jun 15th from bit.ly

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” Benjamin Disraeli4:37 PM Jun 15th

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Mark Twain4:33 PM Jun 15th

“Define your fears instead of your goals” Tim Ferriss4:27 PM Jun 15th

@SEO_Joe indeed…4:20 PM Jun 15th

@davewiner You can always tell a Harvard man when you see him, but you can’t tell him much.4:13 PM Jun 15th

@jowyang Its a balancing act – “A real brand owns a very tiny but important piece of real estate in a consumer’s mind.” Charles M. Berger3:54 PM Jun 15th

Search Arbitrage: Bing Targeting Local Search… On Google http://bitly.com/BngLocalSe…8:07 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Have you chosen your unique Facebook user name? http://bitly.com/FacebookUs…8:05 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

RT @nichetools Microsoft: No Online Ad Growth till 2012? http://bit.ly/18F5Zv8:01 PM Jun 14th

RT @timoreilly @sonamoon’s term: “stream fatigue” = reading too many tweets over a short timeframe: http://bit.ly/UXRbX7:59 PM Jun 14th

“Take big risks with small amounts of money rather than small risks with big amounts of money.” Peter L. Bernstein via WSJ7:50 PM Jun 14th

What’s the difference between Google Sites and the upcoming Google Wave product?7:44 PM Jun 14th

RT @tweeterism This new film has tested the lowest score ever from an audience in the history of Paramount Pictures: http://bit.ly/5zZwd7:35 PM Jun 14th

What is the Boston Globe worth? Six media experts take a stab at appraising the Boston Globe. http://bitly.com/BostonGlob…7:29 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

RT @AdAgeChina “7 Tips for Doing Business in China” http://bit.ly/198I7Q7:23 PM Jun 14th

Google Page Creator Shutting Down Moving to Google Sites http://bitly.com/GooglePage…7:10 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Managing the Content Network in the New AdWords Interface http://bitly.com/ManagingCo…6:11 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Easy Editing in the New Google AdWords Interface http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…6:10 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Tracking Your Ads in the New Google AdWords Interface http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…6:09 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Realizing Your AdWords Account Potential With Google Analytics Webinar http://bitly.com/AdwordsAcc…6:05 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

Become a Google Adwords Display Ad Builder Expert http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…6:03 PM Jun 14th from bit.ly

@gsterling I prefer FF for speed. Hadn’t used Opera or Chrome yet. I use S & FF to split test logged in and out search results over time10:02 AM Jun 14th

@gsterling I’m now using four browsers on my Mac: FF, Safari 4, Opera & Chrome. Which do you prefer most? Didn’t know Chrome was out for Mac3:27 PM Jun 12th

Bit.ly History and Stats Missing in Action: http://bit.ly/nA4iA11:17 AM Jun 11th

RT @YouQuotedQuotes “If a little labor, little are our gains. Man’s fortunes are according to his pains.” R.Herrick Quotes2:41 PM Jun 10th

RT @MarkIsMusing The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them. – Paul Hawken quote2:28 PM Jun 10th

The Marketing Cycle according to Google: http://bitly.com/GoogleMark…5:03 PM Jun 9th from bit.ly

My Toolkit for Google Advertisers http://bitly.com/GoogleAdve…5:02 PM Jun 9th from bit.ly

Google (Adwords) Class Action Settlement -$20 Million Cash and Credits http://bitly.com/GoogleAdwo…4:06 PM Jun 9th from bit.ly

RT @rustybrick Pretty sure current iPhone users can get upgrade price for an additional $18, like they did last year – so chill.1:50 PM Jun 8th

Google co-founder Sergey Brin remembers Rajeev Motwani on his personal blog. http://bitly.com/SergeyBrin…12:45 PM Jun 8th from bit.ly

Hi Mark @digitalfilm http://bitly.com/BingSearch. I agree they didn’t outsource research and they also relied on their own internal data.10:07 AM Jun 6th from bit.ly

Oops Bing – just one thing… http://bitly.com/OopsBing1:02 PM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Google Chrome in Mac Alpha – not yet ready for prime time http://bitly.com/GoogleChro…11:27 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Google search, Google Maps and Youtube built into each new Palm Pre http://bitly.com/PalmPreFea…11:25 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Double clicking gets street views faster in Google Maps inhttp://bitly.com/GoogleMaps…11:23 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Google Analytics offering event tracking other than page views http://bitly.com/GoogleAnal…11:21 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

Firebug Firefox extension suggestions for improving loading time http://bitly.com/GoogleWebm…11:19 AM Jun 5th from bit.ly

RT @TEDchris Funny (and alarmingly accurate) social media venn diagram http://tr.im/nxVE (via Jason Wishnow)8:53 AM Jun 5th

RT @tomforemski Bain Survey Of 1400 Global Execs: Tech And Telecoms Least Concerned About Recession at http://bit.ly/IClzN7:02 PM Jun 4th

Google Local Business Center Dashboard Live http://bitly.com/GoogleLoca…7:28 AM Jun 3rd from bit.ly

Attention Thief Media: http://bitly.com/AttentionT…7:37 PM Jun 2nd from bit.ly

Just discovered Attention Thieves spam trending topics in Twitter with their junk posts using top hashtags like smx E3 and Project Natal.7:08 PM Jun 2nd

@rcourtade Where are my websites?2:50 PM Jun 2nd

RT @scottclark Broad match helps on longer queries…queries are getting longer all the time in search smx11:26 AM Jun 2nd

RT @youcalc free quality score analytics for optimizing AdWords campaigns: http://bit.ly/fpqJz SMX “PPC11:24 AM Jun 2nd

A Novel Bing Marketing Tactic: Buy Ads On Google http://bitly.com/MicrosoftB…11:21 AM Jun 2nd

RT @twitter All tweets credited as coming  http://tinyurl.com/rxxodc10:46 AM Jun 2nd

RT @googlemaps Open for business – Local Business Center Dashboard is now live: http://bit.ly/dENHu8:53 AM Jun 2nd

Google Adwords Editor 7.5.1 released: http://bitly.com/AdwordsEdi…8:52 AM Jun 2nd

Newspaper ad sales fall 28.28% in Q1 2009. http://bitly.com/NewspaperA…8:42 AM Jun 2nd

@jayrosen_nyu I’m surprised the Nielsen / Harvard brands hadn’t thought of a joint venture study before.4:14 PM Jun 1st

Harvard: Twitter not a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network; http://bitly.com/Communicat…3:40 PM Jun 1st

Harvard: “Twitter more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a…” http://bitly.com/AverageTwe…3:39 PM Jun 1st

RT@jayrosen_nyu “Among Twitter users, the median number of lifetime tweets per user is one.” http://tr.im/n60F (TD) – Twitter Dysfunction?3:26 PM Jun 1st

@treysmith Ladies and gentlemen, the new “fake blog”: http://www.news9news.com/ Wow, I live in a market with a “News 9” How did you find it?3:13 PM Jun 1st

Microsoft Bing sending search referrals: http://bitly.com/MicrosoftB…12:10 PM Jun 1st

About Google Wave via Matt Cutts: “the canonical wave would be on the server, but the client would have a copy too (as I understand it).”11:36 AM May 29th

The Internet: Media’s Black Hole http://bitly.com/InternetMe…11:30 AM May 29th from bit.ly

RH Donnelley files Chapter 11: http://bitly.com/RHDonnelley10:37 AM May 29th from bit.ly

RT @YahooGuy Yahoo! Sites Ranks as Top Display Ad Publisher in March with 43 Billion U.S. Ad Views, @comScore http://bit.ly/bdhyI10:31 AM May 29th

RT@mcuban Twitter and FB special for Time Warner Customers to switch to DirecTV. Call 1-800-370-3200, or http://directone.com fb marketing10:26 AM May 29th

@mattcutts It would automatically get crawled?10:15 AM May 29th

@mattcutts does the content produced on Wave reside on the desktop or in the cloud?10:12 AM May 29th

Twitter Down: Tweets DDOS Distributed Denial of Service Visualized

August 6, 2009

As every web user of Twitter.com knows by now, Twitter has been offline and inaccessible to web Tweeters.

The following graph from Nathan Reed illustrates the drop in Tweeting that has occurred as a result of the Twitter.com DDOS attack.

Twitter.com DDOS Attack Visualized

Twitter.com DDOS Attack Visualized

Twitter’s Tweet Stream effectively dried up during the DDOS Attach according to Reed’s Tweet per Hour chart.

Tweets Infrequently Appear in Google Alerts

July 30, 2009

Tweets from Twitter accounts are appearing in Google Alerts albeit infrequently.

I haven’t yet proven whether the frequency of Tweets coming from a Twitter account has any bearing on their appearance in Google Alerts or not.

However, today I updated my Twitter account more than normal and  I found three of my Tweets in a Google Alert.

Google Alerts Twitter

Google Alerts Twitter

Twitter Search: Archiving and Searching Tweets

July 29, 2009

Question: How to make your Tweets searchable?

Answer: Upload your Tweets into a WordPress blog.

The following Tweets is another 1/10 installment of  my first 1080 Tweets:
Not Surprising: Study Finds Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are Not Helping Professionals Close Sales http://bitly.com/ClosingSales3:10 PM Apr 15th

CNN didn’t even control their Twitter account until recently: http://bitly.com/CNNTwitter…3:02 PM Apr 15th

WordPress Real Time Search: http://tinyurl.com/dav45u6:12 PM Apr 20th

As Twitter grows, more noise less signal http://tinyurl.com/cl3kzj6:11 PM Apr 20th

Twitter branding suggestions: http://tinyurl.com/c66yq36:10 PM Apr 20th

RT @jimmysmithtrain Remember, desserts is stressed spelled backwards6:40 AM Apr 20th

Free Google Adwords and Google Analytics Webinars: http://bitly.com/FreeGoogle…12:42 PM Apr 18th

Google Creative Sandbox 2009 New York: http://tinyurl.com/cc4nbf12:40 PM Apr 18th

RT @sonotony “Self-sacrifice is never entirely unselfish, for the giver never fails to receive.” – Dolores E. McGuire quote12:40 PM Apr 18th

@dannysullivan re: hey, my 13th anniversary writing about search today http://bit.ly/EVBJ5 – Congratulations!1:45 PM Apr 17th

RT @vangeest Google CEO predicts great year for Android: http://tinyurl.com/dcoxp31:43 PM Apr 17th

RT @nielsenwire Susan Boyle buzz beats Domino’s video and Amazon fail: http://tinyurl.com/dym4lg1:41 PM Apr 17th

@XurxoVidal re: Be on lookout for malware hacking into your adwords account. Coming via email?1:28 PM Apr 17th

@azmyoskeletal re: Dalton’s Vol I Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques – what year was it taped?3:58 PM Apr 16th

@emielvanwegen http://tinyurl.com/bq7pnw3:28 PM Apr 16th

@emielvanwegen Can I nominate TimCohn @ http://www.searchmarketingc…3:24 PM Apr 16th

@Rafe Paid Twitter feed TwitPub – I don’t think that dog will hunt either… http://t.cnet.com/443:17 PM Apr 16th

2009 Q1 Google Earnings Slides http://tinyurl.com/dd8act1:47 PM Apr 16th

Flickr’s 5th Birthday: http://tinyurl.com/cmopu412:56 PM Apr 16th

12 Major Brands That Will Disappear: http://tinyurl.com/dcrnse12:52 PM Apr 16th

Not Surprising: Study Finds Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are Not Helping Professionals Close Sales http://bitly.com/ClosingSales3:10 PM Apr 15th

CNN didn’t even control their Twitter account until recently: http://bitly.com/CNNTwitter…3:02 PM Apr 15th

Efficient Frontier report: Search Engine Advertising Spending up in March 2009: http://bitly.com/SearchEngi…1:15 PM Apr 15th

RT @comScore Latest from @comscore Blog: Twitter Surges 131% in March to 9.3 Million U.S. Visitors! – http://tinyurl.com/c7auce10:08 AM Apr 15th

@searchmeceo FunnyorDie.com mentioned in Reuters http://www.reuters.com/arti…1:09 PM Apr 14th

RT @paul_seibert “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes12:55 PM Apr 14th

Fragile Flight of the Twitterlings: http://tinyurl.com/crcew412:44 PM Apr 14th

Easter a Twitter Trending Topics Two Days After Easter? http://tinyurl.com/dzbb6q12:02 PM Apr 14th

“Bad words can break you. Good words can make you.” Kenny the shoe shine guy.11:38 AM Apr 14th

RT @Mike_Wesely QUOTE: ‘Labor’ gives birth to ideas.” ~~Jim Rohn11:28 AM Apr 14th

RT @Mike_Wesely QUOTE: “Six-word formula for success: “Think things through – then follow through” ~ Sir Walter Scott11:18 AM Apr 14th

RT @Blogger Follow a blog directly from the nav bar if you’re logged into Blogger, even if the blog hasn’t installed the Followers widget.5:33 PM Apr 13th

Possibly The Worst Television Commercial Ever Conceived: Celebrex http://bitly.com/WorstTVCom…5:33 PM Apr 13th

eBay Auctions Off StumbleUpon.com http://bitly.com/eBayAuctio…5:31 PM Apr 13th

Possibly Related Posts on Blog Maverick… http://tinyurl.com/cyndf58:14 PM Apr 11th

@EricBingman Congratulations!7:16 PM Apr 11th

Apple iTunes 1 Billion Apps downloaded countdown counter: http://tinyurl.com/d75hfx11:45 AM Apr 10th

Quote: “Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” – Sir Winston Churchill11:36 AM Apr 10th

Google Adwords = Reach, Relevance and ROI.10:58 AM Apr 10th

RT@mcuban WOW: “‘Starving’ entrepreneur sitting outside of ***my house***in a silver 911 with blinkers on” – pls leave.10:46 AM Apr 10th

@tubemogul re: you mispelled our URL on that graph – corrected.6:30 AM Apr 9th

TubeMogul.com Compete Unique Visitors Traffic: http://tinyurl.com/cl2k8q6:29 AM Apr 9th

@jenny8lee re: no trouble with the security explore.twitter.com certificate? Not getting one over here.3:40 PM Apr 8th

@hodgman Here is the largest known repository of unique Google Street views: http://bitly.com/UniqueGoog…3:31 PM Apr 8th

RT @alleyinsider CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter’s Natural Monopoly http://bit.ly/11sbJ41:44 PM Apr 8th

RT @TechCrunch Live From Google Campfire ’09 http://bit.ly/1r5jX by @jasonkincaid7:38 PM Apr 7th

Twitter down for unscheduled maintenance: http://searchmarketingcommu…6:27 PM Apr 6th

RT @rosshill Zappos visualization of their orders in realtime http://www.zappos.com/map/5:50 PM Apr 6th

@AaronMartirano how do I make a zip file for macs on my pc any suggestions? Stuffit Deluxe5:35 PM Apr 6th

RT @guykawasaki Bring Twitter Right Into Gmail with the Amazing TwitterGadget http://adjix.com/c24x GR1:40 PM Apr 6th

RT @tomforemski This scary hockey stick money supply graph looks more like a finger to me, the middle one – http://bit.ly/hbHa1:39 PM Apr 6th

Got an Innovative Business Idea? Try Google Ventures: http://bitly.com/GoogleVent…3:40 PM Apr 5th

Photos, Videos and Stats Active in Google Maps Local Business Center Listings: http://bitly.com/GoogleLoca…8:34 PM Apr 3rd

Google Adwords Agency Ad Solutions Blog: http://adwordsagency.blogsp…6:22 PM Apr 2nd

@jenny8lee http://explore.twitter.com works on my Mac Firefox 3.0.8 Nothing on Blocks though6:57 AM Apr 2nd

Twitter Audience Segmentation and Real Time Inline Search: http://bitly.com/TwitterAud…6:34 AM Apr 2nd

WeBuyFollowers.com Twitter Followers Brokerage Agency: http://bitly.com/WeBuyFollo…4:56 PM Apr 1st

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pilot program with Google Health: http://bitly.com/i6Oh4:12 PM Apr 1st

Google forms Venture Capital Group – Google Ventures: http://www.google.com/ventu…4:10 PM Apr 1st

Treasury Department launches FinancialStability.gov: http://www.whitehouse.gov/b…4:05 PM Apr 1st

Signaling Theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik…3:47 PM Apr 1st

Bureau of Economic Analysis; Personal Income and Outlays February 2009: http://www.bea.gov/newsrele…3:43 PM Apr 1st

WAA Webcast Series: Panning For Gold in Web Analytics Data: http://register.webcastgrou…3:42 PM Apr 1st

2010 Census Video: http://www.census.gov/pubin…3:40 PM Apr 1st

Twitter in Federal Courtrooms: http://www.google.com/hoste…3:36 PM Apr 1st

Former Googler Doug Bowman New Creative Director @Twitter: http://blog.twitter.com/200…3:32 PM Apr 1st

CADIE’s Google Analytics stats: http://analytics.blogspot.c…3:29 PM Apr 1st

Google Suggest now country specific: http://googleblog.blogspot….3:16 PM Apr 1st

Marc Phillips’ SearchForecast.com AdSpace Conference on Contextual Advertising w/Google Adsense & Others: http://www.adspaceconferenc…3:09 PM Apr 1st

Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco: http://googlesocialweb.blog…3:04 PM Apr 1st

Google ending AdSense video units feature: http://adsense.blogspot.com…3:01 PM Apr 1st

More Local News in Google.com: http://googlenewsblog.blogs…2:55 PM Apr 1st

Alexa Site Redesign: http://awis.blogspot.com/20…2:53 PM Apr 1st

The Global Economy, Cars and Website Traffic: http://awis.blogspot.com/20…2:53 PM Apr 1st

On Unified Fabric and How from Cisco: http://blogs.cisco.com/data…2:49 PM Apr 1st

Yahoo & Yahoo Search Marketing on Twitter: http://searchmarketingcommu…2:48 PM Apr 1st

RT@laureltouby RT@jenny8lee “via @sewell_chan: What is a blog at its fundamental form? ‘A reverse chronological resuscitation of content'”1:35 PM Apr 1st

“To have a great idea – have a lot of them.” Thomas A. Edison1:31 PM Apr 1st

Twitter.com March 2009 Unique Visitors Prediction http://tinyurl.com/dbxbbg6:23 PM Mar 31st

Gootter.com Real Time Question and Answer Engine Q&A Engine: http://qurlyq.com/20j7:02 PM Mar 30th

Earth Hour at the Eiffel Tower in Paris: http://tinyurl.com/c2tz2f3:44 PM Mar 28th

TweetTrail.com Twitter Audience and Tweet Segmentation http://qurlyq.com/1ye3:36 PM Mar 27th

RT @google How to make money from your videos @youtube – http://tinyurl.com/d5yesh11:42 AM Mar 27th

Easy Editing in the New Google AdWords Interface http://tinyurl.com/cpe8jw7:17 PM Mar 26th

Account Navigation in the New Google AdWords Interface http://tinyurl.com/ctogl87:17 PM Mar 26th

Optimizing Campaigns in the New Google AdWords Interface http://tinyurl.com/cyef6u7:16 PM Mar 26th

Managing the Content Network in the New Google AdWords Interface http://tinyurl.com/d74x6g7:16 PM Mar 26th

Tracking Your Ads in the New Google AdWords Interface http://tinyurl.com/dblhvh7:16 PM Mar 26th

New Google Adwords Interface Training Videos: http://www.youtube.com/v/TE…&rel=0&fs=17:16 PM Mar 26th

RT@bubbleguru AutoDMs gotcha down? You’re not alone… @TheExpert sings the AutoDM blues… http://bbltwt.com/jcgmp6:16 PM Mar 26th

RT@alex A picture of the exterior of the @twitter HQ. http://twitpic.com/2hboh5:53 PM Mar 26th

Google Sketchup available in Chinese (Simplified) http://tinyurl.com/c46wvp4:04 PM Mar 26th

Google Affiliate Network Sales Tax Legislation update: http://tinyurl.com/cla8ap4:01 PM Mar 26th

PoCo: Take your Google Contacts with you http://tinyurl.com/cu3trh3:59 PM Mar 26th

Google Analytics Authorized (Authorised) Consultants Program: http://tinyurl.com/dg8y443:57 PM Mar 26th

Target new Networks with Adwords via Google TV Ads: http://tinyurl.com/d6mhvt3:56 PM Mar 26th

New Find and Replace toolbar for Google Docs: http://tinyurl.com/cvg3ow3:54 PM Mar 26th

Google Services for Websites Access Provider Program: http://www.google.com/webma…3:53 PM Mar 26th

Video Game Themes for iGoogle targeting Generations Y and Z audience: http://tinyurl.com/d529ur3:52 PM Mar 26th

Facebook: Can you loan us a $100 million? http://tinyurl.com/czjek33:49 PM Mar 26th

Moore’s Law & Networking Reconciled: http://tinyurl.com/cewgjp3:47 PM Mar 26th

Fake Chat Bounce Box: http://tinyurl.com/ceu9sp2:59 PM Mar 26th

RT@lorenbaker 8 tools to find semantic similarity between words http://tinyurl.com/dggvrf8:22 AM Mar 26th

RT @alleyfeed: Lickable Newspaper Ads http://tinyurl.com/cbwweh – If you can’t get people to read your newspaper – then feed it to them.3:13 PM Mar 25th

RT @problogger AdSense is on Twitter at @AdSense – here comes Google2:27 PM Mar 25th

Widgetbuckets.com Yieldsense Increase eCPM Ad Revenue http://www.widgetbucks.com/…11:02 AM Mar 25th

“There are 4 billion phones and only 1 billion bank accounts,” Carol Realini, Obopay CEO via AP.10:53 AM Mar 25th

“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” Mark Twain10:43 AM Mar 25th

RT @zaibatsu How Twitter Works http://howtwitterworks.com/10:14 AM Mar 25th

Whoever controls Twitter will control the news.7:11 AM Mar 25th

Personal Branding & Bubble Tweet: Add video to your Twitter profile and settings to expand your Twitter brand: //bbltwt.com/ito4i7:11 AM Mar 25th

@azmyoskeletal – Don’t know Jason. Smart post. I don’t use Twitter for marketing. Agree about TMRegistration.8:47 PM Mar 24th

Google Moderator & The White House http://tinyurl.com/dcrdky8:38 PM Mar 24th

Quote of the day: “For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.” Alice Kahn3:55 PM Mar 24th

RT @basvandenbeld: First post sesny is live on searchcowboys: keynote SES New York: Guy Kawasaki http://www.searchcowboys.co…7:59 AM Mar 24th

@loic It appears webmasterradio over promised / under delivered.7:55 AM Mar 24th

@loic here is a better version: http://www.searchcowboys.co…7:52 AM Mar 24th

@loic under “Twitter Updates” about 3:00 on the page… still plowing through commercials.7:51 AM Mar 24th

@loic Kawasaki keynote: http://www2.webmasterradio.fm/7:42 AM Mar 24th

Any WordPress MU on Twitter?7:19 AM Mar 24th

@SteveCase Ask for the window seat at the Mucky Duck – it has quite a view.4:47 PM Mar 23rd

How to copy items in Adwords Editor: http://tinyurl.com/c62gfj1:05 PM Mar 23rd

@lorenbaker no it’s Dan Peña’s. The Kinko’s A Team probably isn’t working Midnight Saturday.8:47 PM Mar 21st

RT @lorenbaker Are you saying Kinkos service or employees stink? Or both?8:39 PM Mar 21st

What Happens To Your Tweets After A Week?

July 18, 2009

At what point does Twitter stop archiving Twitter account tweet data – after one week, one month, one year?

I can’t access my Twitter account’s updates beyond roughly the last one hundred Tweets.

Who’s responsible for archiving Twitter account updates – the 140 characters Tweet Stream – Twitter account holders or Twitter?

… Apparently Twitter isn’t responsible for archiving Tweets.

If Twitter was responsible for archiving all of an account’s Tweets,  I would be able to get to more than 100 of mine.