Twitter

A 10-post collection

Networked link journalism: A revolution quietly begins in Washington state

The discussion about journalism’s future so often focuses on Big Changes — Kill the print edition! Flips for everyone! Reinvent business models NOW! — that it’s easy to forget how simple innovation can be. Sometimes all you need is a few Tweets, a bunch of links, and some like-minded pioneers. »

Newsrooms Can Grow Twitter Followers By Using Twitter For Link Journalism

Most newsrooms have utterly narcissistic Twitter accounts. The worst offenders (which unfortunately is the majority) use services like Twitterfeed to automatically tweet links to the newspaper’s own content. Here’s our RSS feed on Twitter! Don’t get enough of our content on our site or through RSS? Now »

Why I've Started Using Twitter Again

So I’m going to try using Twitter again. Why, after having caused such a (unintended) fuss when I stopped? Twitter continues to be a flashpoint for innovative thinking — I’ve read too much interesting talk about Twitter not to be tuned in (and I need to eat my own »

Centeralization vs. Decentralization: What's The Value Of Twitter?

Although I haven’t had time to use Twitter recently, I’ve been following all the discussions about Twitter, because it’s become a flashpoint for innovative thinking about online communication and media. Twitter was much maligned for going down during Steve Jobs’ Macworld keynote — I agree with Larry Dignan »

Why I Stopped Using Twitter

There’s a lot of Twitter hype in the blogosphere today, and I’ve contributed plenty of my own Twitter hype in the past. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to offer some anti-hype, derived from my own experience using Twitter — an explanation of why I STOPPED »

Twitter Is Now An Extension Of My Blogging

It didn’t take long, but I’m now posting things to Twitter that are very much an extension of what I post on this blog. There may have been a few instances where I posted a link or a thought to Twitter that might have previously been a blog »

Twitter Is A Publication

Here’s a theory that’s emerged from my web communication experiment: Twitter isn’t a communication tool, it’s a publication. That’s not to say there isn’t a strong communication element to it, just like there is in the comment sections of blogs (on the occasions when »

Questions About Facebook And Twitter

Here are some questions about Facebook and Twitter arising from my ongoing web communication experiment. Feel free to answer any or all — although most of you reading this likely won’t answer any, because you’re in passive media consumption mode, as are most people. (Nothing wrong with that — being »

Web Communication Experiment: First Round Goes To Twitter

After one day of experimenting, I’m already addicted to Twitter. I get it now. It’s really an elegantly designed application: See everyone who is following you Follow them with one click Address message to specific people with @ I also get the 140 character limit now — it keeps you »