Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

#w2s Web 2.0 Summit and Bing Twitter Real Time Search Results

October 24, 2009

I virtually attended my second conference this year – the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco – over the last several days.

I previously attended the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford where I began developing my strategy for virtually attending conferences from the convenience of my laptop.

The cool thing about virtual attendance of conferences is that regardless of where I am at in the world at the time of the conference – I can “virtually attend” via those who are actually attending.

Its pretty efficient because I don’t have to hop on a plane and spend several days traveling to and from an event.

More importantly,  I can attend events while also remaining focused on my primary work almost without interruption.

Also, I can do all of this without having to watch hours of video or read through a bunch of transcripts or blogs to figure out what was said by who.


By grabbing all of a conference’s original Tweets.

Its not perfect, but I have found all of a conference’s gems are best surfaced in Tweets by those audience members in attendance.

Granted, there are some semantic issues from one Tweeter’s Tweet to the next but even having different transcriptions produces value.

Once I have grabbed all of a conference’s Tweets, I read all of them and determine which ones best captured the speaker’s point.

After that, I assemble a list of the top 50 or 100 Tweets and publish them in a WordPress blog.

The top 50 Tweets from the Web 2.0 Summit 09.

With the new WordPress “publicize” feature, I then Tweet them to my Twitter account.

This process accomplishes at least two things:

1. The WordPress blog post and its content eventually gets crawled and then indexed in Google search engine results pages.

2. The Tweets get grabbed and published in real time by search engines like

Bing Twitter #w2s

Bing Twitter #w2s

As you can see from the screen shot above, my Top 50 Tweets post from #w2s were grabbed by and placed under the most recent Tweets about #w2s.

Further down the page, then provides a list of top links shared in Tweets about the keyword Tweeted.

In this case, my Top 50 Tweets from the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 post reached the seventh position on this particular Bing results page for #w2s.

Bing Tweets Links

Bing Tweets Links

Publishing this blog post will in turn push this blog into the most recent Tweets for the same keyword again.


Customize Publicized WordPress Tweet Messages

October 17, 2009

I have enabled all of my WordPress blogs to post directly from my dashboard directly to my Twitter account.

Each WordPress blog posted to Twitter begins with “posted to”.

Today I discovered a link within my WordPress publish box for editing publicized Twitter posts.

Edit WordPress Tweet Messages

Edit WordPress Tweet Messages

I am not sure whether the “posted to” Tweet introduction can be edited out or not but being able to add additional comments to Tweets should help make the theme and content of a each Tweeted WordPress blog post more clear to its audience.

If Social Media Were Effective, It Wouldn’t Be Free

October 15, 2009

Today’s thought for the day about the emergence of social media as a business platform:

If social media like Facebook and Twitter were effective at generating business for businesses large or small – “social media” wouldn’t be free.

To take a step further it wouldn’t have been labeled social media – it would be called simply “media”.

Thus “social media” is really code for don’t count on its use producing any revenue for your business.

There – I said 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?

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 AM Jul 29th from web
  6. RT @hebsgaard Google Docs Get eDiscovery and Archiving Support. #ediscovery #e20 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:…8:38 AM Jul 29th from
  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 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.”… PM Jul 25th from DISQUS
  13. RT @mmartoccia Monetize The Audience, Not The Content 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…3:35 PM Jul 25th from
  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 AM Jul 25th from
  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. 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 AM Jul 24th from
  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…9:03 AM Jul 24th from
  35. 2009 Google Adwords Online Marketing Challenge Winners & Metrics…8:59 AM Jul 24th from
  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…8:28 PM Jul 23rd from
  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 Stuck? Try Troubleshooting Instead of Problem Solving 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 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? via @lanow4:54 PM Jul 22nd from web
  52. RT @heartnsoul for ships with realtime maps #amazing4:50 PM Jul 22nd from web
  53. RT @forrester Forrester blog for Marketing Leadership: media agencies want to be media technology companies 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) #yam #dop4:36 PM Jul 22nd from web
  56. #Amazon buys #Zappos 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…11:55 AM Jul 22nd from
  60. How To Create and Search Your Own Twitter Followers List…11:53 AM Jul 22nd from
  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.” 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:…5:48 PM Jul 21st from
  73. Testing updates page loads via Bitly analytics: PM Jul 21st from
  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…1:12 PM Jul 21st from
  77. RT @zebs Digital Spending Will Nearly Double in 5 Years, But Ad Budgets Won’t PM Jul 21st from web
  78. RT @dcfemella 100,000 users to get Google Wave this fall 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 AM Jul 21st from web
  81. RT @modeling22 @TimHo David Ogilvy’s best advice for business 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. – Testing Twitcam…..7:54 PM Jul 20th from API
  85. RT @1938media – testing7:53 PM Jul 20th from web
  86. – Tesiting Twitcam from my laptop…7:50 PM Jul 20th from API
  87. RT @lizasisler Nice summary of Microsoft messaging at #WPC09 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: Doubt it comes back6:50 PM Jul 20th from web
  90. RT @mashable Confirmed: Digg Just Hijacked Your Twitter Links – PM Jul 19th from web
  91. The Market for Political Spin PM Jul 19th from
  92. RT @chr1sa via @steverubel Top five Kindle books are all free 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…3:23 PM Jul 17th from
  100. 100% of US Internet users surveyed in Q2 2009 went online to pass the time:…2:35 PM Jul 17th from

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.

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?