Film critic Roger Ebert talked about how much Twitter meant to him as a form of conversation, and his enthusiastic use of it as a way to connect with readers is a lesson to journalists of all kinds.
Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! | Roger Ebert’s Journal
My rules for Twittering are few: I tweet in basic English. I avoid abbreviations and ChatSpell. I go for complete sentences. I try to make my links worth a click. I am not above snark, no matter what I may have written in the past. I tweet my interests, including science and politics, as well as the movies. I try to keep links to stuff on my own site down to around 5 or 10%. I try to think twice before posting.
The Silent Partner | BuzzFeed
Jason Goldman helped build Google and Twitter into what they are today — but few outside of tech’s inner circle know his name. On shunning the spotlight in a star-obsessed industry.
7 years later, another look at Twitter | The Next Web
So, I started over. I fired up a new account and started using Twitter in a way that, honestly, I never had before. As a person interested in what kind of content that it could deliver. Here’s what I found.
What’s Twitter like for a new user? | The Loop
We’ve been hacked | Zendesk
Zendesk Security Breach Affects Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest | Daring Fireball
Now showing: Older Tweets in search results | Twitter Blog
Previously, Twitter search results displayed Tweets going back about a week. We’ve developed a way to include older Tweets, so you can see content that goes beyond the more recent Tweets.
According to my count, Twitter was mentioned in 26 of 52 national TV commercials — that’s 50 percent of the spots that aired during CBS’ game coverage. Facebook was mentioned in only four of those commercials — about eight percent. Google+, which is reportedly the No. 2 social network in the world, wasn’t mentioned at all.
This is a huge change from last year’s Super Bowl, when Twitter and Facebook both tied with only eight mentions out of a total of 59 counted national commercials.
Twitter Mentioned in 50 Percent of Super Bowl Commercials | Daring Fireball
Twitter’s rise as a mainstream mass market platform is rather staggering. It doesn’t get any more mass market than being mentioned in 50 percent of Super Bowl commercials. But why the drop for Facebook? My guess: marketers are no longer hedging their bets, and have decided that Twitter is the network they should put their weight behind.