Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Embedding Tweets In WordPress Blogs

November 5, 2010

WordPress has enabled a new feature that allows Tweets to be embedded in blogs like this one.

My first embedded Tweet follows –

Cool feature!

If you are a WordPress blogger and don’t know how to get the specific url of a Tweet, simply go to the update on and click on the time stamp to be taken to the Tweet’s web address.



Twitter Pictures In Google Search Results

June 27, 2010

Pictures I posted yesterday via Twitter from the Pawnee Bill Wild West show have found their way into Google’s search results.

Google Updates Twitter Pictures

Google Updates Twitter Pictures

I Tweeted six or seven photos total so why did only three Tweeted pictures make Google’s Updates search results?

What factors determine which Tweets are indexed and published and which ones aren’t?

Marketing Budget Changes: Where’s Social Media’s ROI?

March 13, 2010

More from eMarketer about Marketing Budget allocation shifts:

…even though marketers are on board with the idea that social is key to their overall strategy, many are sick of hearing about it. In addition to being one of the most important buzzwords, social media was considered the most annoying, with nearly 30% of executives tired of it. Twitter, specifically, got on the nerves of nearly 15% of respondents, and social networking rounded out the top three trends marketers were most tired of hearing about.

Regardless, social spending will increase. A separate survey of US marketing execs by Ad-ology indicated social tactics were the most likely to increase in 2010.

Marketing Budgets

Marketing Budgets

Surely executives growing tired of hearing about social media, social networking and the Twitter brand specifically doesn’t bode well for the nascent space or the Twitter brand’s monetization potential.

How can social media reconcile itself with the fact that marketing executives’ chief concern is Marketing ROI while social media and social networking have yet been able to deliver consistent measurable ROI to marketers?

I wonder how many executives have grown tired of hearing about Google and search engine marketing results?

Mobile Access Of Social Networking Sites Jumps

March 3, 2010

comScore released a study today on social networking access via mobile browsers.

comScore’s study found that 30.8 percent of smartphone users accessed social networking sites via their mobile browser in January 2010, up 8.3 points from 22.5 percent one year ago.

Access to Facebook via mobile browser grew 112 percent in the past year, while Twitter experienced a 347-percent jump.

Number Of Mobile Subscribers Accessing Social Media Sites

Number Of Mobile Subscribers Accessing Social Media Sites

However, the growth in mobile access of social networking sites trend appears to have missed which instead saw a 7% drop in its mobile visitors during the same time period.

Why isn’t the MySpace audience making the leap to mobile?

Brand Trust?

February 21, 2010

Yesterday many Twitter accounts received phishing attempts via direct messaging.

My account was no exception.

I am sure neither of the Twitter account holders below are even aware their accounts were hijacked.

Direct Message Phishing Attempt

Direct Message Phishing Attempt

This isn’t the first time Twitter has been compromised.

How many more times can Twitter afford a breach of trust of this magnitude without permanently damaging their brand?

Brand Trust?

Brand Trust?

Google Super Bowl Ad

February 6, 2010

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has used his Twitter account to announce the airing of a Google commercial during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLIV.

Google Super Bowl XLIV Ad

Google Super Bowl XLIV Ad

I have done some preliminary searches on YouTube thinking maybe Google’s Super Bowl XLIV commercial had been inadvertently or purposefully uploaded to create additional buzz.

Such doesn’t appear to be the case.

Listen To Tweets On

February 3, 2010

An interesting new Twitter driven service called has launched.

The service converts Tweets for any Twitter related topic into a voice transcript “spoken” by a computer.

While’s text to voice translation service is far from perfect, it sounds comparable to other text to voice translation services I have heard. Alpha Geek

Tweet Radio Alpha Geek

Text to voice transcription quality from services like will continue to progress in lockstep with Moore’s law as computing power and services continue their migration to the cloud.

Bill Gates Still Using Instead of

January 31, 2010

Bill Gates recently launched a Twitter account and began tweeting his thoughts to the masses.

Like the majority of Twitter account holders, Gates uses the URL shortener to Tweet web pages addresses too long for inclusion along with his Tweets.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Mr. Gates apparently still isn’t aware of his old company Microsoft’s recently launched URL shortener –

You’d think if we was aware of it, he would be using it to bring to the attention of his Twitter followers.

Bill Gates On Twitter, But What About Steve?

January 21, 2010

As of yesterday, Bill Gates has officially begun Tweeting his thoughts to the world.

When I first learned of his Twitter account, 50% of his Tweets were directed to Ryan Seacrest.

Yeah right. I am pretty sure Mr. Gates and Mr. Seacrest speak often.

In the Noise Age, he who gets attention wins.

Bill Gates On Twitter

Bill Gates On Twitter

How much long will it take before the real Steve Ballmer starts Tweeting?

What About Steve

What About Steve

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?