A challenge for many who are new to Twitter is knowing what to say, how to
say it, and how often to say it. But many have discovered that the
140-character limitation--even less when you are replying to someone--focuses
the mind wonderfully, resulting in a new precision and elegance in their
writing. Has Twitter, a classic geek invention, unwittingly spawned a new
form of literature?
I know I'm not the first person to think of this, and that I won't be the
best writer to create in this form. But, hopeless idealist and all-around
good guy that I am, I present my first three twittecdotes for your perusal
and inspiration. The stories all involve my brushes with famous people, aka
-- Ballmer keynotes our gig. Arrives green room with secs to spare. Says
"hi," then "excuse me." Cuts huge fart. Says "sorry." Then presents.
-- Entered Bill's house, fir... (more)
There's a funny article in Web 2.0 Journal by an SEO consultant from Italy
named Salvatore Genovese, who thinks that Twitter is the dumbest thing he's
ever seen. The column appears next to a short piece I wrote about my
Salvatore thinks that Twitter is full of "spammers and crazy people." Yeah,
and your point is?....
The world is full of spammers and crazy people, and Twitter is nothing more
than a million-plus-strong flock of humanity.
Personally, I've found Twitter to be a handy way to blast out quick messages
to friends. It's led me to some new acquaintences who I think are less crazy
Most important, it keeps me off the streets and busy thinking about the
140-character writing metier.
I don't know Salvatore, but I'll extend him the courtesy of assuming he is a
decent guy who knows a lot about SEO and other stuff. But surely he's led a
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t
want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary
table. The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional
interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people.
99% of All Decade Lists That Come This Year Will Be Wrong Twitter Will Become
A Footnote Real Time Has Had It’s Time Interest Rates Will Begin To Rise
Housing Prices Being To Stall And Then Fall Jorge Lorenzo Will Win MotoGP
World Championship Netbook Market Disappears Apple’s Disdain For Developers
Will Reach A Tipping Point ChromeOS Proves To Be Another Of Google’s
Failures The Final Season Of Lost Will Not Be Seen Foundations For The Repeal
Of Sarb-Ox The Venture Business, As We Know It, Is Dead Oil Trading Draws
Legislative Scrutiny Windows Mobile 7 Will Impress ... (more)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 18th Annual Top 10 PR
Blunders List, compiled by Fineman PR, features blunders by organizations
that were impolitic, inappropriate, indelicate, insincere, ill-advised, and
all of them preventable. Visit www.finemanpr.com to download full set of
images, PR blunders back stories and analysis for each.
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(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121217/MM29641 )
1. Pink Ribbon Pink Slip
When Susan G. Komen for the Cure ended its partnership with Planned
Parenthood, a social media backlash followed, including sharp critiques from
iconic women like author Judy Blume and Rep. Jackie Speier charging that
funding was really cut due to the politics of some Komen executives.
YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports:
Vacations are all about rest, relaxation, and, of course, indulgence. And
when it comes to Hollywood's biggest stars, you can count on them to take it
up a notch by spending time in exotic locales, on some of the world's most
Since the '50s, Christina O has attracted a primarily European clientele, but
has also hosted many Hollywood celebrities. Recent charters have been enjoyed
by Madonna, Johnny Depp, Tommy Hilfiger, and Oliver Stone. The famed
megayacht charters for $600,000 a week.
As morning's light broke over the horizon, Russell Crowe stood at the bow of
the ship, gazing out to sea. Another day of mystery and adventure lay ahead
for Crowe and the crew... . If this sounds like a scene from Crowe's latest
film, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," it's not.... (more)
Ashton Kutcher on Twitter Magazine launched today on Ulitzer. The online
magazine to offer live news and comments on Kutcher's Twitter journey.
Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, with the largest number of followers on
the Twitter social networking site. He was the creator, executive producer,
and host of the MTV celebrity prank show Punk'd. He is known for his roles in
films such as Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The
Guardian and What Happens in Vegas. He is also the producer and co-creator of
the supernatural TV show Room 401 and the reality TV show Beauty and the
Geek. He is married to actress Demi Moore.
Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and
Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited
number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed
feature stor... (more)
A recent study confirms it: Twitter is the biggest BS of recent years, hyped
by the mai stream media but no one understands why they are hyping it.
Like Larry King of CNN. This man never touched a computer keyboard, has never
seen a web page and yet he plugs his Twitter page every night at 9 PM.
HubSpot released its June 2009 State of the Twittersphere
(http://bit.ly/SOTblog0609) (Twitter hashtag: #SOTwitter) report, analyzing
data from more than 4.5 million Twitter accounts over a nine month period to
measure Twitter growth and report statistics on tweets, the Twitter user base
and user geography. The study finds that despite obvious growth in the number
of Twitter accounts, over nine percent of Twitter users are inactive.
While the Wall Street Journal reports that the number of Twitter accounts has
grown to 32.1 million from 1.6 million a year ago, the HubSpot State ... (more)
On Thursday 25th March 2010, people from an estimated 200 cities across the
globe will come together to celebrate and support the second Global
Twestival. Defined by Twitter as ‘a way to take part in a global event that
transforms lives’, Twestival was created last year by London based Amanda
Rose, an events-minded entrepreneur, who believed that Twitter’s users
could be brought together for the common good.
Ms Rose’s creation resulted in a series of worldwide off line events –
from concerts to knitting groups – that raised over $250,000 for the chosen
beneficiary - Global Twestival - and brought worldwide public awareness to
the global water crisis and the devastating fact that over 1 billion people
lack access to clean water.
This year’s Global Twestival looks set to repeat last year’s
achievements, at the time of writing a shade over $52,000 had been donated,
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/09 -- Melrose Diamonds, USA's #1
Pre-Owned Online Rolex Watch Retailer, today announced the top 5 Ladies Rolex
Watch Models demanded in the USA on its website, MelroseDiamonds.com, so far
Ranking from 1 to 5 in popularity of the Rolex watch models Women in the USA
1. Lady Rolex 18K Gold & Diamond Rolex Super President w/ Champagne Diamond
Dial & Bezel (404)
2. Lady Two Tone 18K/SS Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust w/ Silver Diamond
Dial & Diamond Bezel (504)
3. Lady Pave Diamond Dial Rolex Super President w/ 385 Round Cut Diamonds
4. Lady Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust w/ Channel Set
Diamond Bezel (610)
5. Lady Ruby & Diamond Channelset Bezel 18K Rolex President w/ Gold Diamond
About Melrose Diamonds
Melrose Diamonds is the nation's leading online retailer of Rolex wrist ... (more)
NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in the heart of Times Square, actors
and executives representing the Entertainment Industry Foundation (or EIF,
the entertainment community's collective charitable organization) joined New
York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 15 mayors from around the country,
numerous celebrities, and key service groups to launch two new initiatives
aimed at fostering a new era of volunteerism: EIF's I PARTICIPATE and the
mayors' Cities of Service coalition.
EIF is mobilizing the entire entertainment community around the
I PARTICIPATE, which will promote a new way of thinking about service and
seek to persuade millions more Americans to volunteer regularly. To jumpstart
the campaign, Entertainment Industry President and CEO Lisa Paulsen, Tyler
Perry and Ashton Kutcher announced its 2009 centerpiece: a we... (more)
Lately it seems like writing blogs is getting out of fashion, what with the
rise of microblogging star Twitter. Something about Twitter is intriguing. I
guess the simplicity of writing your thoughts within 140 characters is a
force larger that anyone expected. Reminds me of the early days of Google, a
sparse screen of white space with ten words. The sheer excitement of entering
any word and hitting the enter key and seeing pages of results was a trip,
whether the result set was of any use or not.
My first reaction to Twitter was like that of many - who wants to know if you
are about to take a shower? But I underestimated the power of human
connections. Now I read that Oprah has 30,000 followers even if she has yet
to write one tweet. Demi Moore has a ton of followers and recently she helped
someone claiming to commit suicide, dissuading him via Twitters. Passengers ... (more)