Archive for the ‘Twitter’ Category

Posted to WP.com: Tweeting From WordPress

October 8, 2009

WordPress has finally made Tweeting blog posts directly to Twitter possible.

I have already written about my first WordPress direct to Twitter blog post  over on SearchMarketingCommunications.com.

1st WordPress Blog Post Tweeted To Twitter

1st WordPress Blog Post Tweeted To Twitter

As expected, WordPress converts all of the WordPress.com blogs posted to Twitter to their recently added shortened url service – WP.me.

I wasn’t the first one to Tweet from WordPress.com as evidenced by all of these posts found in a Twitter search for “Posted to WP.com”.

Posted to WP.com

Posted to WP.com

In addition to their My blog Admin page, WordPress.com bloggers can also find an Authorize Twitter link on the right rail of their add new post page.

Publicize Twitter

Publicize Twitter

WordPress bloggers probably ought to save a draft and preview their post before they publish it to make sure the post’s title doesn’t need to be changed which in turn would render the post’s WP.me shortened url moot.

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.

Tweet Backup

September 13, 2009

The following are my Tweets 1,081 through 1,181.

  1. Seven Tweeters @tombed @larrychiang @sjcobrien @GreenSoftware @mchui @philvogel @rashmi #AOSS0911:37 AM Jul 29th from web
  2. RT @larrychiang The new keynote will be a 2 way conversation. Speakers & panel moderators that can’t will go the way of newspaper #aoss0911:34 AM Jul 29th from web
  3. RT @jmfeland uTest: Crowdsourced testing leads to higher quality web, desktop and mobile apps, speeding products to market #aoss0911:29 AM Jul 29th from web
  4. RT @mchui Paul Jacobs: 830M 3G subscribers today, 2.4B 3G subscribers by 2013 #aoss0911:25 AM Jul 29th from web
  5. RT @steverubel Share Tweets with Friends Right in GMail http://ff.im/-5TlpJ11:13 AM Jul 29th from web
  6. RT @hebsgaard Google Docs Get eDiscovery and Archiving Support. #ediscovery #e20http://bit.ly/2M4PyD8:55 AM Jul 29th from web
  7. @YahooGuy Are my Yahoo search accounts still going to be @Yahoo with a Bing admin panel?8:46 AM Jul 29th from web
  8. Is your city an economic backwater or dynamic ocean? #McKinsey & Company’s #Innovation Clusters: http://bit.ly/InnovationClu…8:38 AM Jul 29th from bit.ly
  9. News in the internet age will not monetize like news in the printing press age.8:16 AM Jul 28th from web
  10. RT@mikeslone Twitter use: 41.6% stay in touch w friends, 29.1% status updates, 25.8% news, 21.7% for work, 9.4% research http://bit.ly/cRtza7:30 AM Jul 28th from web
  11. Microsoft’s negotiations with Yahoo = Search Opera.8:17 AM Jul 27th from web
  12. RE: @fredwilson “Google delivers more than a billion consumer visits to newspaper web sites each month.” http://bit.ly… http://disq.us/1bql5:37 PM Jul 25th from DISQUS
  13. RT @mmartoccia Monetize The Audience, Not The Content http://bit.ly/RYvAd via @YoTwits This is what I do as a Web Marketing Consultant5:28 PM Jul 25th from web
  14. Doesn’t understand how #Twitter accounts with 14 updates have 10,000 #followers.4:28 PM Jul 25th from web
  15. @Maveron The link to Maveron on your Twitter page has an extra http://3:42 PM Jul 25th from web
  16. Social Media Rarely Used to Guide Purchases http://bit.ly/SocialMediaPu…3:35 PM Jul 25th from bit.ly
  17. Business classification simplified by Warren Buffett: Innovators, Imitators and Idiots.11:09 AM Jul 25th from web
  18. “Mail is just not as deeply emotional anymore. “We don’t have the ‘Oh my God, the mail’s here!’ moments anymore.” Nancy Pope10:23 AM Jul 25th from web
  19. Junk mail -the offers and ads that often make up most of the day’s mail — has fallen precipitously as businesses follow consumers online.10:20 AM Jul 25th from web
  20. “If you go to banks, they will tell you point-blank that their first priority is to get the hell out of the mail.” Gene Del Polito10:20 AM Jul 25th from web
  21. 213 billion pieces of US mail in 2006 to 170 billion projected for 2010.10:16 AM Jul 25th from web
  22. Past year = single largest drop-off in mail volume in US Postal Service 234-year history.10:15 AM Jul 25th from web
  23. 175,000 mail collection boxes left in US. Must collect more than 25 pieces a day to survive.10:12 AM Jul 25th from web
  24. Main “collection boxes” along with “news racks” becoming things of the past http://bit.ly/Xm8ex10:06 AM Jul 25th from bit.ly
  25. Which businesses are winning, marginal or losing? Why?10:03 AM Jul 25th from web
  26. “….I could have calibrated those words differently.”10:01 AM Jul 25th from web
  27. Ironic: Fireworks prohibited on Federal Property.9:57 AM Jul 25th from web
  28. What businesses via either market segment(s) or geographic location will experience compound annual growth #CAGR over the next year?3:01 PM Jul 24th from web
  29. What business in your city will experience compound annual growth over the next year, next five years?2:59 PM Jul 24th from web
  30. RT @GoogleResearch Blog: Predicting Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits. http://bit.ly/PXgAI11:36 AM Jul 24th from web
  31. @tomforemski AppleCare service sucks… their repair depots are outsourced / ran by non Apple company.11:24 AM Jul 24th from web
  32. Microhoo #MSFT+#YHOO vs. Google #GOOG: The Battle for Audience and Keystrokes http://bit.ly/MicrohooVsGoogle11:14 AM Jul 24th from bit.ly
  33. Thinks personal computer shipments have peaked.11:07 AM Jul 24th from web
  34. Best Buy asks the crowd for help finding the right employee http://bit.ly/Crowdsourcing…9:03 AM Jul 24th from bit.ly
  35. 2009 Google Adwords Online Marketing Challenge Winners & Metrics http://bit.ly/GoogleOnlineM…8:59 AM Jul 24th from bit.ly
  36. @BestBuyCMO Thanks for the mention on your blog Barry.8:05 AM Jul 24th from web
  37. @joshuakahn Thanks.8:03 AM Jul 24th from web
  38. Twitter 101 Twitter User Guide http://bit.ly/Twitter101Use…8:28 PM Jul 23rd from bit.ly
  39. #Mindmapping #Mindmap news?8:02 PM Jul 23rd from web
  40. @mwherman2000 I gathered there was a SharePoint connection. Wasn’t sure. Thanks.7:57 PM Jul 23rd from web
  41. @mwherman2000 Yes – its not on your Twitter page or easily locatable via search.7:52 PM Jul 23rd from web
  42. “Hands-on troubleshooting allows you to deeply understand the problem and be more actively involved in the solution.” John Baldoni8:02 AM Jul 23rd from web
  43. RT @ManagementTip HarvardBusiness.org: Stuck? Try Troubleshooting Instead of Problem Solving http://bit.ly/bzlLI8:00 AM Jul 23rd from web
  44. Thanks for clearing that up #Wordpress.8:00 AM Jul 23rd from web
  45. Reputation credits, Attention credits.8:57 PM Jul 22nd from web
  46. “The stuff that can become software, becomes software.” Chris Anderson8:56 PM Jul 22nd from web
  47. #Freemium – Colbert says real made up word.8:55 PM Jul 22nd from web
  48. #Free Radical Chris Anderson @chr1sa coming up on Colbert Report8:51 PM Jul 22nd from web
  49. RT @youtube Watch President Obama’s live news conference NOW on http://youtube.com/whitehouse5:01 PM Jul 22nd from web
  50. RT @googleanalytics GA Tip in 140 Char: Segment regions in the Map Overlay report by Keyword to see regional search trends4:56 PM Jul 22nd from web
  51. RT @LATimes Calif’s first online high school is approved. Virtual prom, anyone? http://bit.ly/73Tdr via @lanow4:54 PM Jul 22nd from web
  52. RT @heartnsoul marinetraffic.com: flightstats.com for ships with realtime maps http://bit.ly/GZAkd #amazing4:50 PM Jul 22nd from web
  53. RT @forrester Forrester blog for Marketing Leadership: media agencies want to be media technology companies http://snipurl.com/npmcx4:43 PM Jul 22nd from web
  54. RT @steverubel Started following @GoogleContacts4:40 PM Jul 22nd from web
  55. RT @rosshill Smart energy meters that tweet (by IDEO) http://bit.ly/1F2VoD #yam #dop4:36 PM Jul 22nd from web
  56. #Amazon buys #Zappos http://bit.ly/xqS0q3:02 PM Jul 22nd from web
  57. #Wordpress doesn’t allow tons of data ( ie., a Twitter followers list) to be uploaded. Such is the life of the test pilot. WP please restore2:49 PM Jul 22nd from web
  58. #Wordpress2:48 PM Jul 22nd from web
  59. How To Search Twitter and Archive Lists of Followers http://bit.ly/ArchiveTwitte…11:55 AM Jul 22nd from bit.ly
  60. How To Create and Search Your Own Twitter Followers List http://bit.ly/SearchTwitter…11:53 AM Jul 22nd from bit.ly
  61. #Adwords10:08 AM Jul 22nd from web
  62. @KarlRove You work on your book at night?8:21 AM Jul 22nd from web
  63. All consumption is aspirational.7:57 AM Jul 22nd from web
  64. “[Insert male product buyer here] want to be seen by their friends, and by ladies, as interesting.”7:56 AM Jul 22nd from web
  65. @bradyambler Thanks for the comment about Ogilvy and the World’s “Most Interesting Man” story.. He speaks French in Russian too.7:54 AM Jul 22nd from web
  66. ‘Most Interesting Man’ increases sales: “Drinkers wanted to be seen by their friends, and by ladies, as interesting.” http://bit.ly/mKI4V7:51 AM Jul 22nd from web
  67. @SteveRubel #WorkStreaming, I’m measuring my output w/ time and date stamping publicly via Twitter + WordPress mashups.8:00 PM Jul 21st from web
  68. @jspats I agree the concept is good. SMB #s 25 million are from the Census and consist of all businesses in the US including ATTs.6:52 PM Jul 21st from web
  69. @themarketingguy Please define posterous life stream.6:48 PM Jul 21st from web
  70. RT @mjleonard Interesting that the new Yahoo HP doesn’t have Twitter set as a default favorite.6:45 PM Jul 21st from web
  71. Yahoo now has one rep for every 11,853 of their audience members @Yahoo or one sales rep for every 1,923 “businesses” in the US.6:39 PM Jul 21st from web
  72. The 50 year Business Cycle and Creative Destruction: http://bit.ly/Joseph_Schump…5:48 PM Jul 21st from bit.ly
  73. Testing Twitter.com updates page loads via Bitly analytics: http://bit.ly/llgUx5:43 PM Jul 21st from bit.ly
  74. Thinks Jazz is an economic indicator.5:34 PM Jul 21st from web
  75. Invent starts with an I…4:57 PM Jul 21st from web
  76. Making Twitter Updates Searchable http://bit.ly/SearchTwitter…1:12 PM Jul 21st from bit.ly
  77. RT @zebs Digital Spending Will Nearly Double in 5 Years, But Ad Budgets Won’t http://tr.im/tnyZ12:07 PM Jul 21st from web
  78. RT @dcfemella 100,000 users to get Google Wave this fall http://post.ly/1Rp412:03 PM Jul 21st from web
  79. “You’ll find no statues of committees” David Ogilvy11:07 AM Jul 21st from web
  80. RT @PSFKRSS Latest: Custom Interactive Projections On Buildings http://cli.gs/MnNR811:07 AM Jul 21st from web
  81. RT @modeling22 @TimHo David Ogilvy’s best advice for business http://bit.ly/pXTW10:54 AM Jul 21st from web
  82. Collapse of Distinction = good book. #Business = Process, Service & Experience. What kind of experience are your customers getting?8:34 AM Jul 21st from web
  83. “Get digital books into the hands of people who want them – any device, any time, anywhere,” said Barnes & Noble’s William Lynch via AP8:25 AM Jul 21st from web
  84. http://twitcam.com/2fy – Testing Twitcam…..7:54 PM Jul 20th from API
  85. RT @1938media http://twitcam.com/2ea – testing7:53 PM Jul 20th from web
  86. http://twitcam.com/2ff – Tesiting Twitcam from my laptop…7:50 PM Jul 20th from API
  87. RT @lizasisler Nice summary of Microsoft messaging at #WPC09 http://bit.ly/YeB1L Microsoft’s new Mantra:Save people Money.7:47 PM Jul 20th from web
  88. #SiliconValley news?7:45 PM Jul 20th from web
  89. RT @samdecker @CMO_Council: US Ad Spend Plunges 14.2%; Only Online Posts Growth: http://tinyurl.com/qkwz4q Doubt it comes back6:50 PM Jul 20th from web
  90. RT @mashable Confirmed: Digg Just Hijacked Your Twitter Links – http://bit.ly/miUdu3:47 PM Jul 19th from web
  91. The Market for Political Spin http://bit.ly/PoliticalSpin3:38 PM Jul 19th from bit.ly
  92. 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 from web
  93. One of my favorite books? Thinkertoys.8:39 PM Jul 18th from web
  94. Anybody able to search and locate more than their last 100 #Tweets / #updates in their #Twitter account?1:44 PM Jul 18th from web
  95. @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 from web
  96. @Twitter Who’s responsible for archiving all of my #Tweets – me or #Twitter?1:41 PM Jul 18th from web
  97. @Twitter If Tweets older than a week aren’t searchable or findable – hasn’t Twitter then destroyed them?1:39 PM Jul 18th from web
  98. @Twitter Why can’t I retrieve more than the last several pages of updates from my Twitter account?1:37 PM Jul 18th from web
  99. Steve Brill interview with the Atlantic about content monetization http://bit.ly/FreeContentNo…3:23 PM Jul 17th from bit.ly
  100. 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

Associated Press on Twitter?

August 24, 2009

The Associated Press has had an account with Twitter for a little over a month now.

Associated Press on Twitter

Associated Press on Twitter

Sometime ago I suggested whoever controls Twitter will control the news.

I wonder what the Associated Press would think about my thesis?

Since they haven’t Tweeted much since they opened their account, I wonder if they are working on finalizing their corporate social media policy before they engage Twitter’s services any further?

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.

Tweet From WordPress

August 17, 2009

The TwitPlusNNNF WordPress plugin lets WordPress users Tweet their latest blog post or update.

TwitPlusNNNF WordPress Plugin

TwitPlusNNNF WordPress Plugin

I have never installed a plugin.

Can they be installed on WordPress hosted blogs?

Have you used the TwitPlusNNNF plugin?

Does it work as described?

When Will I Be Able To Tweet My WordPress Posts Directly To Twitter?

August 16, 2009

WordPress recently introduced a new url shortening feature to the blogging community called “Get Shortlink”.

Wordpress Get Shortlink

Wordpress Get Shortlink

WordPress bloggers can now get a shortened url for each of their WordPress blog posts by simply clicking the “Get Shortlink” button next to each of their post’s Permalink addresses.

The new url shortening feature from WordPress will save bloggers time and several keystrokes when Tweeting their most recent blog post to their Twitter account.

Great new feature Matt!

When will I be able to Tweet my most recent WordPress blog posts directly to my Twitter account?

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.