Clive Thompson in Praise of Online Obscurity | Magazine. Wired mag article on the benefits of not having tens of thousands of followers on Twitter. It’s interesting to see these articles, posts, and reviews cropping up now. This time last year, it was all about amassing the biggest following on Twitter that you could, but… Continue reading Clive Thompson in Praise of Online Obscurity | Magazine
…given the most visible use of retweets on Twitter is links, with aggregators like Tweetmemetracking which stories get retweeted the most, it’s a big move for Facebook that makes its service even more Twitter-like maybe it’s just me, but is there any good at all in making facebook more twitter-like? if facebook is trying to… Continue reading Facebook’s Version of the Retweet Has Arrived
yesterday, SocialToo announced they were discontinuing the auto-unfollow feature associated with the services they offered. this more or less confirms my own suspicions when i went to clean out the people @ArcanePalette was following a few days ago and get rid of the spammers, marketers, and others that, from a reading and using Twitter standpoint, weren’t really adding… Continue reading Twitter kills bulk and automated unfollows…and we’re disappointed why?
since posting my rant the other day about twitter, and the products/methods/ebooks that pump up your follower count at any cost, one thing’s become clear to me: honesty wins more friends than enemies. this should be fairly obvious, but apparently, to some, it’s not. just take a look at the comments on this post and… Continue reading honesty wins more friends than enemies
I’m done. Seriously, I’ve had it. I’m done with the lies and the hype and the spam and the spin doctoring. I’m done with “twitter methods” that promise thousands of followers and fame and fortune and all they really deliver is spam, affiliate marketing, and zombies – the precise thing they claim to avoid. You… Continue reading How not to use Twitter
if you were wondering wtf happened to twitter last night (and, like me, you use a client as opposed to logging into the actual site, so rather than seeing the screen above, you just saw an API timeout error), twitter was hacked. mashable’s got the digs here and here. now, sure, we should be up in arms… Continue reading twitter hacked. this reminds me of the time…
i’ve still got google wave invites to give away. come get ’em while they’re hot.
is google wave still relevant, or 2009’s biggest disappointment? i’m still holding out for relevant, but i think it needs the kind of all-hands-in adoption that email has today. but you’re sick of hearing the hype, right? all these people talking and you still haven’t even seen what the damn thing looks like. well you’re… Continue reading I’m giving away Google Wave invites!
i’m still putting the final touches on the site, but the new redesigned look is here. the theory is based on some stuff that has been floating around the net about how websites will become more like lifestreams. since i’ve never been really happy with any single lifestream client (and i’ve tried a bunch), i… Continue reading new look for jazzsequence.com: presenting jazzsequence::metal::
in a magical fairytale land, closely resembling our own, there was a bard. this bard appeared as just another travelling musician-storyteller, like most bards, from a small town and humble beginnings. in fact, this bard was secretly a vassal under the employ of an enormous fiefdom, taking a small cut off the top of her tips and giving… Continue reading take that, corporate rock