Posts Tagged ‘Tweets’

Total Tweets Off; Way Off

February 5, 2010

When I logged into my Twitter account today I discovered the total number of Tweets displayed in my account were 200% greater than the number of Tweets I have actually posted.

Total Twitter Tweets Off

Total Twitter Tweets Off

Last I recall I had around 3,500 Tweets.

Based on this new Twitter stat, I guess I am now much more prolific than I was just one day ago.


News To Yahoo: Branded Cursing

January 19, 2010

Yahoo News wouldn’t normally care whether its brand name was mixed in with this Twitter user’s other tweets.

Branded Cursing

Branded Cursing

Yet, I am pretty sure they aren’t going to be publishing news on their new blog network featuring stories laced with curse words any time soon.

Even I, a lowly rather unimaginative blogger can crank out Tweets and Blog posts free of cuss words.

You would think a Harvard graduate could too…

I guess anything goes in Web 2.0.

The People Have Tweeted: The Tweet As An Endorsement

December 21, 2009

In today’s Wall Street Journal there is a full page ad from a gum manufacturer featuring Twitter Tweets as “endoresments” of their product.

The ad  begins with “The people have Tweeted.”

The ad then features Tweets that speak highly of their gum brand from ten different Twitter accounts.

The People Have Tweeted

The People Have Tweeted

Readers are then encouraged to follow the brand @

I wonder if Trident had to get permission from each of the Tweeters to use their Tweet in their promotional materials or if the Tweeters were compensated for endorsing Trident Layers?

Time permitting, I am going to contact each of them and see if they were even aware their Tweets had been used in a full page Wall Street Journal ad or not.

The following ten Twitter accounts endorsed Trident Layers gum.

MsCalcote, eddahlen, warob, cameron_crazy, xstandforitx, mattchew03, amybites, FitBottomedGirl, melissakmurray and lollieshopping.

I sure hope for Trident’s sake they alerted these Tweeters first (not me) about using their Tweets and that none of the above Twitterers are employees, friends or family members of any of their ad agencies.

Twitter Updates Now Live in Linkedin Accounts

November 11, 2009

Today I received the following email from Linkedin.

Twitter Updates in Linkedin

Twitter Updates in Linkedin

Although I don’t actively use my Linkedin account, I try to keep up with any new functionality or features.

Setting up Twitter within my Linkedin was easy to do.

After logging into your Linkedin account, go to the add applications portion of your home page and find the Tweets application.

About the Tweets application:

With Tweets, you can now display your most recent tweets on your LinkedIn profile. Tweets also gives you instant access to the updates of people you are following on Twitter and the power to tweet, reply, and re-tweet — all from your LinkedIn home page.

Click add application to integrate Twitter account into your Linkedin profile.

Tweets Applications

Tweets Applications

You’ll then be taken to a  Get started with Tweets page.

Linkedin Tweets

Linkedin Tweets

Click add your Twitter account.

Linkedin will then take you to a Twitter authorization page.

Twitter Linkedin

Twitter Linkedin

Allowing Linkedin will then integrate your Twitter account Tweets into your Linkedin profile.

Once added, Linkedin gives their account holders the option whether  to display their Twitter identity on their Linkedin profile or not.

All Tweets can be displayed or just those with #IN or #Li hashtags.

Twitter Added To Linkedin Profile

Twitter Added To Linkedin Profile

A Twitter account holder’s most recent Tweets then supply the Linkedin profile update.

Linkedin Network Updates

Linkedin Network Updates

It will be interesting to see what if anything occurs as a result of my having added my Tweets to my Linkedin profile. Displaying “New Tweets”

November 6, 2009

I noticed is now displaying the number of new Tweets that occur in between page refreshes and views over the web. New Tweets New Tweets

Previously, Twitter users who viewed their accounts on the web wouldn’t  have any idea how many Tweets had been made in between the time they viewed one page from the next.

With the Tweet Stream growing ever more volumunous for active Twitter users, this simple improvement may help prevent Stream Fatigue or cause more of it.

WordPress Post To Twitter But No Twitter Tweets To WordPress

October 10, 2009

Several months ago I asked when I would be able to Tweet directly from my blogs.

WordPress has answered my question with their recent Publicize feature which Tweets posts like this one directly to a Twitter account.

WordPress users are rapidly adopting the new service as evidenced by the number of Tweets containing the WordPress Tweet signature – “Posted to”

Any Tweet that begins with “Posted to was posted by a blogger.

At the same time I asked WordPress about being able to directly Tweet my blog posts, I also asked about how I could post to my WordPress account directly from my Twitter account.

I came up with some work arounds to get it done using the url shortener service, but the process required more energy than I cared to expend.

So Twitter and WordPress, when will I be able to send my Tweets to my WordPress blog to publish and “publicize” them via WordPress just like I can now publish and then “publicize” my WordPress blog posts to Twitter?

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: Doubt it comes back17 minutes ago

RT @mashable Confirmed: Digg Just Hijacked Your Twitter Links – PM Jul 19th

The Market for Political Spin PM Jul 19th from

RT @chr1sa via @steverubel Top five Kindle books are all free 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…3:23 PM Jul 17th from

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

69% of all Americans have used the internet to cope with the recession PM Jul 17th from

New study from Ruder Finn describes why people go online…2:30 PM Jul 17th from

“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… 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. 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 – AM Jul 17th

Rt @nielsenwire Nielsen Social Media Stats: Myspace Music Growing, Twitter’s Big Move, Facebook top time spent. 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. PM Jul 16th

RT @Andrew303 First look at the new HTC Hero phone (best Google Phone yet) 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? twitterconfidential2:09 PM Jul 16th

Twitter, the product? Twitter is an open, one-to-many network for the rapid exchng of bite-size info twitterconfidential2:07 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld We need to cover search twitterconfidential2:06 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld We always have to be open to Exits twitterconfidential2:06 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld Will we have the revenue to represent the value that we think we are worth twitterconfidential2:05 PM Jul 16th

RT RT @erickschonfeld @Twitter create interesting commercial use twitterconfidential2:04 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld We dont care about monetizing eyeballs, we care about the distribution of content twitterconfidential2:04 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld Twitter introduced a new form of communication to the world twitterconfidential2:03 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld Can we make $4 Mill by the end of the year? twitterconfidential2:03 PM Jul 16th

RT @erickschonfeld @Twitter is an index to my friends thoughts and I subscribe to that twitterconfidential2:02 PM Jul 16th

Google announces second quarter 2009 results…1:44 PM Jul 16th from

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…8:57 AM Jul 16th from

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 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 PM Jul 15th from

Google Bakes Location into The Mobile Web On The iPhone:…6:19 PM Jul 15th from

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…5:35 PM Jul 15th from

@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 PM Jul 15th from

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:…7:44 PM Jul 14th from

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 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 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. 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. 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: PM Jul 14th

RT @googlecalendar ‘Let the great experiment begin!’ Calendar Labs, available today: PM Jul 14th

Why GM is Bankrupt: RT @WSJ Ex-GM CEO to Get Lifetime Salary 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: PM Jul 14th

@shoemoney who’s searching for you ???????? Within Facebook or everywhere? 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. PM Jul 14th from

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

Donald Trump Brand Dilution

August 25, 2009

I thought I had seen all of the possible businesses Donald Trump could lend his name to from Trump Water to Trump University but this one takes the cake.

Donald Trump Network Marketer

Donald Trump Network Marketer

I had seen several Tweets pushing a similar message and thought the Tweets might have been exaggerated.

However, if there are ads running the same message – it must be true!

I think there are two takeaways from Donald Trump’s latest business venture:

1. A brand can over extend itself and stray far enough from its place in the consumer’s mind as to actually lose its place in the consumer’s mind – thereby diluting any brand equity it may have had.

2. There is no easier mark than a salesman.

I would have loved to have witnessed the process where the network marketer who sold Donald Trump on lending his name to a multi-level marketing scheme closed that deal – it had to have been a doozy.

Good luck Donald Trump Network Marketing Company!

The Press Release announcing the launch of the Donlad Trump Network Marketing Company:

Donald Trump Network Marketing Company

Donald Trump Network Marketing Company

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 Down: Tweets DDOS Distributed Denial of Service Visualized

August 6, 2009

As every web user of 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 DDOS attack. DDOS Attack Visualized DDOS Attack Visualized

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