@Anywhere … Is this thing on? Testing, testing…

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In an effort to integrate Twitter into my blog a bit better, I’m trying out Twitter’s @Anywhere, which adds a pop-up info box when you hover over an @ Twitter address (among other things). So, let’s see how this works with mention of a couple Twitter addresses… @steveouting @dmediakitchen It’s pretty easy to set up….

Classroom idea: Twitter note-taking

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If you’ve been to a media conference lately, you know that it’s increasingly common for audience members to be posting to Twitter during speeches and panels. At the Online Journalism Symposium at the University of Texas recently, during a panel I was chairing, not only were some audience members tweeting about the panel, so was…

Find the nuggets in Twitter, Friendfeed

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I think this post by Robert Scoble today deserves a reading by all journalists: “Steve Jobs’ bad news heralds the real-time web age.” The A-list blogger was watching his Twitter and Friendfeed streams for news from people about the Steve Jobs announcement of the Apple CEO taking a medical leave, and he was amazed at…

Sometimes the reporters get it first

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One of the great things about Twitter, of course, is that when a big breaking news event happens, there are often witnesses on the scene with a cell phone who will post some quick tweets about what’s going on, before any reporters can get there. (You’ll remember the Continental jet that went off a Denver…

Tweet your favorite self-portrait

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I’m wondering if this little Twitter experiment I just posted will get any traction. We’ll see. The amazing thing about Twitter is all the creative (and practical) uses people are finding for it. Show us your best self-photo!

The Twitter wind storm

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Last night in Boulder (and not ending till this morning) we had one of our area’s famous windstorms. I saw reports of 80 to 90 mph wind gusts in some areas of the region. (I didn’t get much sleep last night due to the noise, as I’m sure was common for folks around town.) So…

OK, now do you get why Twitter is important news?

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If you’re in the news business and still think Twitter is silly and/or a waste of time, and of little consequence to journalism, this should wake you out of your stupor: Read his Twitter feed for a survivor’s experience of what he went through and saw — before any reporters could get to interview him…

Do my new ‘followers’ realize what they’re getting?

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I was tickled to find my name on Robert Scoble’s list of top tech blogger/FriendFeed/social media people. He’s got a huge following, so by appearing on his list, I’ll pick up some new followers on FriendFeed, Twitter and my blog, I’m sure. (I’ve noticed some already.) Scoble is publishing the FriendFeed URLs for the folks…

Twitter posts are getting some Google cred

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Whoa! Keyword and search marketing guru Dan Murray e-mailed me to note that one of my Twitter posts (aka, tweets) showed up in the top 5 in a Google search for “Palin neighbor“. I don’t profess to understand how this happened, but it’s intriguing to learn that Google now takes tweets so seriously.

What is Twitter good for?

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This is for my wife, who is trying to figure out how to use Twitter (despite that her friends aren’t on it yet). You might find it interesting too… How Do You Use Twitter? from biz stone on Vimeo.

Help needed: avatar and Twitter feed

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Can anyone advise me on a Twitter feed challenge? See the comic avatar of me in the upper right of this blog page? There’s a talk balloon, and I’d like to get my latest post from Twitter to show inside that balloon. (That is, the balloon is updated with new text whenever I post a…

Are you blogging less, tweeting more?

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I have a few projects going right now, and I find that I’m remembering to post to this blog less often than I usually do. It’s not just that I’m busy, though; I’ve always been busy. No, I think that in part I’m blogging a bit less because I’m tweeting more. (To “tweet” is slang…

Your tweets are not private communication

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I was a bit taken aback this evening when I saw that Derek Willis quoted one of my Twitter posts from earlier today on his blog, The Scoop. (That’s an insightful item, by the way, about the behind-the-scenes situation at the Washington Post where interactive star Rob Curley and his team are departing.) Now, I…