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A User’s Guide to Twittering – WSJ.com

A User’s Guide to Twittering – WSJ.com, or “Birds of a Feather Twitter Together”, from the Wall Street Journal is an excellent summary of what Twitter is. It also explains the jargon, features and some of what I call Twitterquette.

If the Wall Street Journal is looking at Twitter, we twitterers/tweeters are in danger of becoming establishment. Time to move on?

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December 11, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | | Comments Off on A User’s Guide to Twittering – WSJ.com

Twitterfountain for Online Information 2008

A twitterfountain for Online Information 2008 has been set up at http://www.ukeig.org.uk/blog/2008/11/twitterfountain-for-online-information.html.

November 30, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , , | Comments Off on Twitterfountain for Online Information 2008

twitter4teachers

twitter4teachers is a PBwiki (Peanut Butter Wiki) listing of teachers who work in different subjects, grades, countries and use Twitter. Very useful if you want to identify fellow teacher-twitterers and follow or exchange experiences with them.

Thanks to Phil Bradley for the alert.

October 30, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , , | Comments Off on twitter4teachers

TweetWheel – which of your Twitter friends know each other?

TweetWheel Find out which of your Twitter friends know each other. Does what it says on the tin. Enter your Twitter username and a wheel of your users will appear. Hover on a user to see how many friends they have in common and click on their name to view their Twitter profile.

Thanks to Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day for the alert.

October 22, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , | Comments Off on TweetWheel – which of your Twitter friends know each other?

Scottish Libraries on Twitter

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and CILIP in Scotland (CILIPS) have introduced Twitter to their suite of Web 2.0 services. SLIC and CILIPS aim to use this service as an additional communication tool, allowing members and other interested professionals using Twitter to receive instant updates on the activity of both organisations. Updates are at: http://twitter.com/scotlibraries. Tweets will cover topics such as CPD opportunities, new reports and publications, working party activity and all the latest news from SLIC and CILIPS. All information posted on Twitter will be distributed in alternative methods for those members who do not use or cannot access this service.

October 12, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , , , | Comments Off on Scottish Libraries on Twitter

50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business

Proving the value of Twitter, especially to potential business users, is hard work. Chris Brogan’s blog posting  on 50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business is a great starting point for ideas on how you can seriously use Twitter. He also lists ‘The Negatives People Will Throw at You’ and ‘Some Positives to Throw Back’. My personal favourite in the list is number 11: Instead of answering the question, “What are you doing?”, answer the question, “What has your attention?”

October 12, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , | Comments Off on 50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business

How Companies Use Twitter to Bolster Their Brands

This article in Business Week does what its says on the tin.

“Microblogging lets an airline, for instance, monitor customers’ gripes—and tweet back. Is this a creepy trend?

Companies mentioned include JetBlue, Comcast, Dell, General Motors, H&R Block, Kodak and Whole Foods Market.

October 6, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , , | Comments Off on How Companies Use Twitter to Bolster Their Brands

Twiggit – send articles you digg to twitter

Twiggit is an automated service that lets your friends on twitter know what articles you digg. Every so often it checks for the last article that you voted for on digg, and updates your twitter status to reflect this. Options include the ability to only tweet the articles you submit rather than digg, pause the service at anytime, change the frequency of when to check digg, completely remove your twiggit account.

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , , | Comments Off on Twiggit – send articles you digg to twitter

Twibble Mobile

Recommended by several UKeiG members and Twitter followers.

Twibble Mobile is a Twitter client for Java enabled smartphones including Nokia, Blackberry, and  SonyEricsson. According to the web site its features include

  • post messages via your mobile network or using text message
  • auto refresh: retrieve tweets automatically after a given time period.
  • notifications: configure twibble to vibrate if new tweets arrive.
  • send photos to twitpic
  • themes
  • re-tweet (forward) of tweets.
  • quick @replies
  • mark tweets as favourites: useful on the road when you want to mark a tweet for later reading.

In addtion twibble mobile can add your position to a tweet (optional). The position can be displayed on the mobile device and on the desktop in Google maps or Google Earth

September 28, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , | Comments Off on Twibble Mobile

Easy Tweets – for managing multiple Twitter accounts

Easy Tweets EasyTweets is a set of tools that can help you post to and switch between multiple Twitter accounts, check replies, and track new followers.

July 18, 2008 Posted by | Twitter | , | Comments Off on Easy Tweets – for managing multiple Twitter accounts