Tag: Twitter

Hashtag No More, in French

Hashtag No More, in French

| January 27, 2013 | Reply

Oh, those silly French. The French government is redefining hashtag with a Gallic touch. The country that has an academy devoted solely to the use of the French language has given its official seal of approval to a new word for the Twittersphere: mot-di├Ęse. For those of you not versed in the ways of Twitter, […]

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#LowInformationVoterThoughts: A Hashtag Game that Helps the Left

#LowInformationVoterThoughts: A Hashtag Game that Helps the Left

| January 7, 2013 | Reply

The term “low-information voter” has been around politics for a couple decades. I believe I first heard it in the mid-1990s from Democrats who couldn’t figure out why voters would put Republicans in office when clearly (to them) Democratic economic policies were in their best interests. Thomas Frank wrote What’s the Matter with Kansas as […]

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Kim Jong-Un, As It Turns Out, Is Not Mostly Dead. Probably.

Kim Jong-Un, As It Turns Out, Is Not Mostly Dead. Probably.

| February 10, 2012 | Reply

I saw this rumor floating around about this earlier today, thanks to this tweet from Drudge. Here are the details of the rumor as they were reported. The Chinese micro-blogging service Weibo has exploded with rumors that new North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was assassinated today at the North Korean embassy in Beijing. Twitter death […]

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Want to Write the Perfect Follow Friday Tweet? Here's How.

Want to Write the Perfect Follow Friday Tweet? Here's How.

| February 26, 2011 | 3 Replies

For those of you who use Twitter, the weekly Follow Friday ritual is a time-honored way of telling your followers about some of the worthy people you follow. It’s also a horror show of tweets that are nothing but a list of as many user names as the sender could jam into 140 characters preceded […]

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I’ve Been Profiled and Profiling is Wrong…

I’ve Been Profiled and Profiling is Wrong…

| November 1, 2010 | 1 Reply

I first met up-and-coming blogger Glen Asbury at Blog Con a couple of months ago (you can actually see Glen in this post, threatening a rapper throwdown). I took the opportunity of our meeting to tell him how much I enjoyed reading his “Twitter Personality of the Week” posts. Glen hit on the idea of […]

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I’m a Top 50 Interesting Person? Err…Yes! Yes, I Am!

I’m a Top 50 Interesting Person? Err…Yes! Yes, I Am!

| May 15, 2010 | Reply

Over the past couple days, I’ve noticed my number of Twitter followers sneaking up. One day I’m up ten or so, the next another 8 or twelve. It’s puzzled me because I’ve basically reached a popularity plateau around 2,900 followers and, since I don’t really stump for more and I don’t participate in the Twitter […]

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Hugo’s Twitter-Cotta Army

Hugo’s Twitter-Cotta Army

| May 14, 2010 | Reply

In 1974, some Chinese farmers found what became one of the greatest archeological finds of my lifetime, an army of terra cotta warriors. The statues, over 8,000 of them, were buried to serve as Emperor Qin’s army in the afterlife, to help him conquer yet another empire in a new world. Hugo Chavez doesn’t quite […]

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The Delivery Presents – My First Audio Listener Mailbag!

The Delivery Presents – My First Audio Listener Mailbag!

| March 31, 2010 | 2 Replies

What’s this? An episode of The Delivery not released on a Wednesday and so much shorter than the others? What sort of deviltry can this be? While working on my first promo for the show, I asked one of my friends, who I knew from Twitter, to join SMP Mike and I on Skype to […]

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Twitter Down, Workplace Productivity and Number of Attentive Pedestrians Up

Twitter Down, Workplace Productivity and Number of Attentive Pedestrians Up

| August 6, 2009 | Reply

If your workplace seems more productive today, and you notice that folks walking down the street seem to be staring down at their smartphones less than usual, there’s a reason for it. Twitter is down due to a rather large DDOS attack. I say it’s large because it would have to be to bring Twitter […]

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Take a “Trip” to Tehran to Help Iran

Take a “Trip” to Tehran to Help Iran

| June 24, 2009 | 1 Reply

If you’re looking for a simple way you can give a small bit of assistance to the Iranian protesters, here’s an idea I’ve seen making its way around Twitter. If you use Twitter, set your location to Tehran & your time zone to GMT +3.30. Iranian security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. […]

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