Archive for the ‘Twitter’ Category

How Google Rates Links From Sites Like Facebook And Twitter

January 17, 2010

Ok, if links from Twitter are no followed, what happens to my Twitter account’s Page Rank 6?

Twitter: A Database Of Intentions?

January 16, 2010

I don’t see how.

Buy A Car

Buy A Car

Without answers, how can monetary value be predictably mined from the Tweet stream?

Buy A Car Oklahoma City

Buy A Car Oklahoma City

Advertisement Twitter Audience And Influence

January 3, 2010
Klout Persona

Klout Persona

Possible Influencers

Possible Influencers

Duplicating Twitter Accounts To Drive Page Views?

December 24, 2009

I noticed a bunch of funky Retweets yesterday in my Twitter account.

However, they weren’t true Retweets because each were constructed with RT @ -timcohn which effectively deletes an original Retweeter from appearing in the Retweet stream.

Duplicate Twitter Accounts

Duplicate Twitter Accounts

Each account had a woman’s name along with an attractive picture.

Each account also had the exact same number of Tweets (1952).

Although I have an idea why Retweeters may be stripped from a Retweet  Stream, I have no idea why someone would take the time to duplicate a bunch of Twitter accounts and then send traffic to a wide variety of non related non montizeable sites.

Any ideas?

Google Real Time Search Results Exclude Google Brand?

December 7, 2009

With much fanfare, Google has launched its version of real time search incorporating Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Blog updates into their search results.

The following video shows how Google answers the “What’s happening right now?” and the “What’s happening nearby?”  questions (please forgive the Slumber Inc. soundtrack).

Entering keywords into Google and selecting Anytime produces an amalgamation of relevant news and web results while selecting Latest often produces a condensed version of the Tweet Stream.

Google Real Time Search Anytime

Google Real Time Search Anytime

Such doesn’t appear to be the case for one particular brand – Google.

Google Real Time Search Latest

Google Real Time Search Latest

Selecting “Latest” in Google’s real time search for “Google” produces not a list of Tweets containing Google but instead a ho hum list of relatively tame looking mostly Google owned sites.

Google Real Time Search Latest

Google Real Time Search Latest

Purely a coincidence?

Must be a fluke here on my computer.

Surely its one or the other.

Why otherwise would real time searches for Yahoo produce Tweets containing Yahoo but not those searches containing Google?

Yahoo Real Time Search Google Results

Yahoo Real Time Search Google Results

Does the same thing happen to you when you search for Google in their real time results?

If so, the lack of Tweets about Google in Google’s real time search results must be the result of a bug.

Find Chief Executive Officers Via CEO Dashboard And Twitter

October 29, 2009

John Sviokla has assembled an interesting list of Chief Executive Officers and their Twitter accounts on his blog under the CEO Twitter Dashboard.

The CEO Dashboard has CEOs categorized by their respective industries.

Twitter users can find CEOs from each of following industries on CEODashboard:
Advertising & PR, Construction, eCommerce, Education, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, High Tech, HR Services, Industry Association, Legal, Market Research, Media, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Restaurant & Hospitality, Retail, Software, Sports & Entertainment and Travel & Transportation.

CEOs from the Advertising & PR, eCommerce, Market Research and Media fields can be found below.

Clicking on their names opens each CEO’s Twitter profile.

Web visitors can subscribe to changes via RSS from the CEO Dashboard and can follow CEODashboard on Twitter to get notified of new CEOs as they are added.

The CEO Dashboard provides an interesting version of how Twitter accounts may ultimately be organized and searched – by Twitter account users industry category.

Advertising & PR

Ryan Allis, CEO of iContactJohn Battelle, CEO of Federated MediaTom Bedecarre, CEO of AKQAJeff Dachis, Co-Founder and Former CEO of RazorfishKel Kelly, Chief Executive, Kel & PartnersMike Lanese, CEO of ClearSaleingMichael Lebowitz, Founder and CEO of Big SpaceshipEric Litman, CEO of MedialetsLois Paul, CEO of Lois Paul & PartnersChristine  Perkett, Founder and CEO of PerkettPRTod Sacerdoti, Founder and CEO of BrightRollIan Schafer, CEO of Deep FocusGary Stockman, CEO of Porter Novelli


Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOLJana Eggers, CEO of SpreadshirtMitch Free, Founder, Chairman and CEO of MFGBill Gross, CEO of IdealabChris Hitchen, CEO of GetpriceChris Moreschi, CEO of Event BranderPierre Omidyar, Founder of eBayBob Parsons, Founder and CEO of GoDaddy

Market Research

George Colony, CEO of Forrester ResearchSteven  Goldstein, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of AlacraDiane Hessan, CEO of CommunispaceJ'Amy Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO of Infonetics


Jay Adelson, CEO of DiggSamir Arora , Founder, Chairman and CEO of Glam MediaMichael Arrington, CEO of TechcrunchPeter  Bordes, Founder, Chairman and CEO of MediaTrustJohn Borthwick , CEO of BetaworksRichard Branson, Chairman of Virgin GroupStewart  Butterfield, Co-Founder of FlickrPete Cashmore, CEO of MashablePaul Dawalibi, President and CEO of Praized MediaJack Dorsey, Co-Founder and Chairman of TwitterCaterina Fake, Co-Founder of Flickr and HunchPeter Friedman , CEO of LiveWorldReid  Hoffman, Founder of LinkedinMichael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson PublishersShafqat Islam, Co-Founder NewsCredChristopher  J. Alden, Chairman and CEO of Six Apart Ltd.Bob Jeffrey, Chairman & CEO of JWT WorldwideRyan Junee, Co-Founder of Omnisio (acquired by Google)Guy Kawasaki, Co-Founder and CEO of AlltopChris Knight, CEO of EzineArticlesDavid Langer, Co-Founder and CEO of GroupSpacesSam Lawrence, CEO of Blackbox Republic.Jim  Louderback, CEO of Revision3Alan Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrandsTim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly MediaRajiv Parikh , CEO of Position2Jules Pieri, Founder of Daily GrommetGreg Reinacker, Founder and CEO of NewsGator TechnologiesRichard  Rosenblatt, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Demand MediaAxel  Schultze, Founder and CEO of XeequaDan Serfaty, CEO of ViadeoDavid Sifry, Chairman of TechnoratiBiz Stone, Co-Founder of TwitterEvan Williams, CEO of TwitterColin Wong , CEO of Sharein

Twitter Search Fail in Firefox For Mac

October 25, 2009

I don’t know why, but I seem to have more problems than not trying to use Twitter search in Firefox for Macs.

Twitter Search Fail

Twitter Search Fail

I can search in Safari for Mac and get results.

The only difference as far as I can tell is that when I enter a search term in Firefox, the query doesn’t appear to embed itself in the Twitter Search box.

I refreshed my Firefox browser and still no luck.

Twitter Page Doesn't Exist

Twitter Page Doesn't Exist

The Twitter search process as it stands now at least in Firefox for Macs produces a 404 error stating – “The page you were looking for doesn’t exist.

WordPress: When Will My WordPress Blogs Have Tweetmeme Built In?

October 24, 2009

Recently WordPress added a “Publicize” button to their blogs so publishers could Tweet their posts directly to their Twitter accounts.

Isn’t it now time for WordPress to add a “Socialize” button to their bloggers dashboards?

Self hosted WordPress publishers can add plugins like those from Tweetmeme to let their visitors Tweet blog links to the Twitter audience.

Tweetmeme WordPress Plugin

Tweetmeme WordPress Plugin

However, WordPress hosted blogs lack any type of plugin tools for bloggers who want to enable their visitors to share their discoveries via Tweets beyond the WordPress walls.

Adding a Tweetmeme feature to WordPress bloggers dashboards and in turn their blogs would surely have a network doubling effect on the audience.

Wordpress Plugin

Wordpress Plugin

#w2s 2009: Top 50 Web 2.0 Summit Tweets

October 23, 2009

The fifth year of the Web 2.0 Summit was held in San Francisco over the last several days.

This year the Web 2.0 conference theme was Web Squared.

About the 2009 Web 2.0 Summit:

We believe that nothing is going to get better if the world collectively hides under its desk. It’s time for the Web to step up and step into its role as a platform for positive change—be it in our economy, our culture, or our society.

Last year we focused on where the Web met the world. This year, the Web is the world. And we’ve got a lot of work to do.

Entire industries are in the process of painful rebirth—finance and energy, to be sure, but also information technology, media and communications, healthcare, retail—nearly every major sector, in every major region of the world. And while these changes have been ongoing for more than a decade, the global financial crisis has accelerated and clarified this shift. It’s the end of one era, and the beginning of another.

At the center of both the destruction and creation is the World Wide Web. For this year, we are focusing on demonstrating proofs: showing how the founding principles of Web 2.0 have been put into practice to address the world’s most pressing problems.

Although I wasn’t able to attend in person this year, I have captured all of the Tweets that came out of the conference and posted the Top 50 Twitter Tweets (in no particular order) I found most insightful below.

RT typos – can’t edit multiple Tweets?

RT@Ross I have to say that Sean Parker’s preso was at first too basic and then made leaps beyond reason #w2s

RT@kajbouic Well, they sure do own the behaviour RT @fzanni RT Sean Parker: “Google doesn’t own Networks, they own Info Services.” #w2s

RT@marcedavis Teen Panel at #w2s love Facebook cuz?”that’s where their friends are.”

RT@lwaldal Why pay if I can get it somewhere else for free? (teens on panel) #w2s

RT@alparker To teen panel at #w2s Q: “If Bing paid you to search, would you use it?” A: “Oh, yeah!!!” But would advertisers continue to?

RT@ptoboley Hurrah for Twitter! RT @RodCrawford: Teens don’t use Twitter #w2s #web2 – …because it requires thinking.

RT@mtanne: teens: “if Facebook charged $0.99 a month I would go back to MySpace” #w2s

@benphoster Teen Panel at Web 2.0: Not a single kid could name the company behind Bing #w2s Maybe that’s good for MSFT.

RT@LorenDavie Kids: would rather text than talk. Maybe you should drop the phone part, manufacturers. #w2s

RT@samj putting high school kids on the stage at #w2s is either incredibly insightful or idiotic. which is it? SF kids not stat sample

@sradick: “when you search on Google, do you see any ads on Google?” – Teens answer “Nope” #w2s

@sradick “The iPhone can’t do picture messaging – like, isn’t this supposed to be sophisicated?” – teen at #w2s

@sradick: Teens pay for CDs & music, but only for artists they “want to support” #w2s | All about Trust & Engagement – !ndeed

Have the television viewing habits of teens decoupled from regular televised programming?

RT@kristathomas Social networks as still more walled gardens. -TBL @ #w2s

RT @mtanne: Sergey Brin says we can use Chrome for Mac by going to pre-beta. #Chrome #w2s

RT @moyalynne: Berners-Lee – “Semantic Web is not about adding meaning – it’s about where you’ve already got meaning” #w2s

RT@ginablaber Berners-Lee: it’s most important to just get data out there. put yr data out there, & let people link to it. linked data #w2s

RT@jhagel @fzanni: Tim Berners-Lee: the original idea back in 1990 was creating together. That was lost for some time #w2s

RT@moyalynne The idea that links can break is key to scalability of the Web. “404 the most important invention on the Web” #w2s

RT@dberlind Sir Tim Berners-Lee @ #w2s: One of the gating factors for the whole world of Web apps to take of is trust.

RT @hetavs@davemcclure: Sean Parker: “Friendster lost due to infrastructure probs, but MySpace lost to Facebook due to CAMPUS WARFARE.” #w2s

Web 2.0 Summit 2009 3 hours ago from

RT@jwoolson what is most exciting to you on web right now – Berners-Lee: HTML5, GeoLocation, move from web pages to mobile and apps. #w2s

RT@mworrell @mager “A set of connected social networks will defeat a lone, unconnected one.” Sir Tim Berners-Lee @ #w2s (via @dberlind)

RT@rlavigne42 @stumm :17 cents of every dollar in health care spent on billing. –Aneesh Chopra #w2s A simply astonishing number.

RT@yago1 “Only 20-25% of humanity actually uses the Web at all.” Tim Berners-Lee #w2s (via RT @rww)

RT @the_standard VentureBeat has a #w2s photo gallery.

Pretty cool free video chat and video messaging 3 hours ago from

KoolAid Alert! “We’re moving from information economy to social economy.” – Sheryl Sandberg #w2s

RT @katiemoffat @thenextwomen: Cool! via @LATimesNystrom “The very 1st website can be found here” re #w2s @timoreilly

RT @onlythoughtwork @web2summit: “HTML5 is a computing platform” – @timberners_lee #w2s !mportant Web 2.0

What problem couldn’t you solve if spent 8 hours a day of concentrated effort focused on solving it?

RT @onlythoughtwork Location is THE input to rule them all. Location has the potential to change all outputs #mobile #life #quotes

Great idea from #w2s: What associations does an audience have with your brand?…

Advice To Marketers: Advertising Accountability: 4 hours ago from

RT@BertVanKets @makerbot @doucet: $750 DIY 3D printer @makerbot explained and demonstrated (video) #w2s

RT@psael HP @Web2Summit: 2.3 billion magazines are shipped to newstands & never read; HP answers with print-on-demand service @MagCloud #w2s

RT @andrescatalan What Do Teens Want? Their Moms Off #Facebook #w2s (via @alexiatsotsis)

@timberners_lee is on Twitter.

RT @moyalynne Tim Armstrong / AOL drops teaser about significant shift in their tech emerging next few months around content creation #w2s

RT @simeons Brin: excited by hardware (Moore’s Law persisting). #Google is about figuring out what we can do with what the HW can do. #w2s

RT @web2summit Google founder sergey brinn @ #w2s: “Please forgive Chrome for Mac if it crashes, it is not even in the beta stage yet.”

RT @shawncunningham #w2s I just asked Sergei Brin “where is chrome for mac?” – apparently u can download a dev alpha version, he’s not happy

RT @dberlind Goog Sergey Brin #w2s: “They [the AP, Murdoch] are conflating Google with change [in their complaints that Google is stealing]”

WordPress Listens to Their Customer Audience

October 22, 2009

Several months ago WordPress announced the introduction of their own url shortening service under the branded domain.

At the time, I congratulated the WordPress staff on their blog while also asking when or if I could ever Tweet WordPress blog posts directly to my Twitter account.

The Official WordPress blog approves or disapproves comments and my suggestion went – for what seemed like an eternity – without being published.

Then within the last week or two, WordPress announced their new Publicize feature which Tweets WordPress blog posts directly to Twitter accounts.

I thought – unbelievable, Are you kidding me WordPress?!

As a consultant I am used to sharing strategies and techniques for growing businesses with my clients, but I provide them because my clients reciprocate by paying my fees.

Sharing ideas freely on the web is a requisite for participating in web culture yet not giving credit where credit is due is what keeps additional ideas from flowing and then multiplying.

This morning I woke up thinking about the above process and how I was going to write about how my suggestion had been perpetually embargoed in an approval que at WordPress while they went ahead and launched their Publicize to Twitter service.

To my surprise, my comment and suggestion were actually published several weeks ago while also being acknowledged by Automattic’s User Engagement head @Wordpress –  Heather.

Wordpress Listens to Their Customer Audience

Wordpress Listens to Their Customer Audience

Congratulations WordPress… you not only listen to your customer audience, you also act on that which you have heard.