twitter is

erin and i have this running debate about twitter.  the general argument is that she believes that, on the whole, twitter is dumbing down the internet, especially when it comes to creatives.  by creating a huge conglomerate of artists who all talk to each other and share ideas, there is a loss of individual creativity… Continue reading twitter is

why i’m using twitter rocket

the following is a letter i wrote toglorybug.  she’s been getting a lot of heat from some twitter rocket users for posting some wary and skeptical opinions and musing about the possibility that it might be a scam.  later, she posted some questions for twitter rocket users (which drew some more fire, although i’m still not entirely… Continue reading why i’m using twitter rocket

the secret to making money online is there is no secret

seriously, there is no secret.  it’s just critical mass. why is upstart blogger doing so well? because he has traffic.  lots of it.  and he has minions.  far-reaching minions that sell his product for him.  it’s great, almost unheard-of, that his affiliates make 50% commission off each sale of Twitter Rocket — that puts each… Continue reading the secret to making money online is there is no secret

twitter schoolbus, day 3 and 4

i’ve really enjoyed the discussion that my experiment has generated.  this has always been a really low traffic blog, although i’ve always felt like it could do better.  in the last few days i’ve somehow attracted the attention of people who would never have come here before, and i credit that, largely, to twitter.  so… Continue reading twitter schoolbus, day 3 and 4

a little argument with myself

[audio:littleargumentwithmyself.mp3] this is the argument i have in my head: upstart blogger has been around for a while. he’s established trust with his honest representation of things. he approaches topics reasonably. he’s also exposed a few twitter scams and pyramid schemes. he’s built a good reputation. also, he makes a lot of money blogging: a… Continue reading a little argument with myself

twitter schoolbus: day two

today i put my theory to the test. it goes like this: if the twitter rocket program is so easy, and i know the types of things that upstart blogger has exposed in the past so i know what he’d avoid, then the actual process needs to be really freakin’ obvious. so as i was venting… Continue reading twitter schoolbus: day two

twitter schoolbus experiment

the more i say it, the more i like the sound of “twitter schoolbus.” it gives the impression that we’re all learning about this process together. here’s my day 1 review (and if it fails, it will be called the twitter short bus): followed everyone i was following on my jazzs3quence and our arcanepalette twitter accounts… Continue reading twitter schoolbus experiment

a social experiment

i’m starting a twitter experiment today. i’m tired of reading upstart blogger and listening to all the tales of how great his new product twitter rocket is. i’ve no doubt it works. however, i am left with a lingering skepticism: as great as the product may be, and as fantastic as a 50% payout on his… Continue reading a social experiment

app review: skimmer

application: skimmer result: undecided with so many great twitter and social networking apps out there, there’s a lot to choose from, and some stiff competition. and with so many social networks and a lot of crossover between them, you’d need to work hard to build something to suit everybody. this is a review for a… Continue reading app review: skimmer