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Is social media keeping us honest?

| December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

People praise technology because it allows us to check in with our friends, and show embarrassing pictures of them on the internet for friends and potential employers to see, but there’s a downside to it all: we can no longer lie. We’ve all been in situations like this before – you don’t want to go […]

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Are today’s social media tools fragmenting the conversation?

| August 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’m an advocate of having a community for whatever it is that you’re working on, be it a blog, a podcast, a movie, what have you. I like to go to one place where everyone knows your (online) name and you can talk about whatever it is that you want to. Before this social media […]

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Early electronic social networks part one: CB radios

| June 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

It’s easy to forget some of the old social networks since everyone today thinks the internet is ubiquitous. There was a time when electronic social networks didn’t happen on a computer monitor, but over the air. CB radios were so popular that their use was injected into many movies and TV shows at the time. […]

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Tweetdeck comes to the iPhone

Tweetdeck comes to the iPhone

| June 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Until now, the best iPhone application for handling multiple accounts has been Tweetie. It’s a terrific app, organizing your accounts into multiple pages so that they don’t interfere with each other. Not only is it good at handling multiple accounts, it’s a very good and intuitive iPhone Twitter application. Just a few minutes ago, Tweetdeck […]

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Twitter just lobotomized itself

Twitter just lobotomized itself

| May 12, 2009 | 3 Comments

One of the strengths of Twitter was the ability to see people that your friends replied to. For example: I follow Seth. Seth follows Brad. However, I don’t follow Brad. I could turn on an option that saw Seth’s replies to Brad. I like what they’re talking about so I follow Brad. There was a […]

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Twitter Trifecta

Twitter Trifecta

| April 8, 2009 | 10 Comments

Ever since Twitter’s popularity grew, developers have been doing interesting things with the tweets that come in from it. Sorting, groups, threading, replies without having to type in the person’s username, and so many more have found their way to our desktop. Somewhere along the line, I found myself lost in a sea of tweets. […]

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Twingbats

Twingbats

| March 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

Remember Dingbats? I don’t remember if I had it on the Atari ST or not, but I know that I used it a lot when I got my first Mac Plus. It was a font of nothing but pictures like stars ★ and chess pieces ♚ and music ♬. I don’t know the history behind the font, but the symbols […]

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Twitter needs a mute button

Twitter needs a mute button

| September 8, 2008 | 4 Comments

During this historical time of our next presidential election, I found that people I like are more than enthusiastic about their candidates. That’s fine, people have the right to say what they want, but unfortunately some spew more than others and I found my Twitter stream was filled with more about Obama, McCain, Hillary, and […]

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Is this political race showing the ugly side of Twitter?

Is this political race showing the ugly side of Twitter?

| September 4, 2008 | 6 Comments

When Twitter first started becoming popular, everyone rejoiced. For the first time, we all knew what we were doing in real time, and it brought a sense of community to the internet. We could all feel as if we were connected to everyone in some way, in real time. This past year however, I’ve noticed […]

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Should Twitter change their tagline?

Should Twitter change their tagline?

| August 28, 2008 | 5 Comments

I wasn’t around when Twitter first started. If I was, I’d have the username “starman” instead of missing out on it by four hours. From what people tell me, it was supposed to be a service where you could tell people what you’re up to. Hence, “what are you doing?”. The tagline worked at first, […]

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