It may seem that the entire online world is always banging on about Twitter, but research from web security firm Purewire suggests that not everyone may be feeling the Twitter-love.
The company evaluated the profiles of millions of Twitter users to show off the abilities of their new Tweet Grade web tool (unfortunately, their website appears to be down at the moment so we can’t tell you anything about what it does).
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Twitter have smartened their new Follow email, borrowing heavily from Twimailer.
We’ve been users of Twimailer since it first launched.
It’s Web service that sends you an email alerting you when someone new follows you on Twitter – but with loads of extra info on it and laid out in an attractive manner.
Continue reading Twitter Smarten Its Follow Email – To Become Twimailer look-a-like
It may have an explosive growth chart that makes the Buncefield disaster look like a whoppee cushion going off, but it seems that most Twitterers quickly find better things to do.
New statistics revealed by web metrics company Nielsen Online has discovered that an astonishing 60% of Twitter sign-ups lost all interest in using the microblogging service after just one month.
Continue reading Twitter Flitters Soon Become Quitters
Here we go, banging on about Twitter again.
We came across another interesting use of Twitter – one that is usurping the mainstream media again.
You’ll be aware of the shocking fire that have been raging in Australia.
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If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you probably haven’t heard of Twitter.
It’s a service that lets you write and post short messages that other people can read online or on their mobile devices. Some people call it micro-blogging, but that’s only because they don’t know how else to define it. It’s actually a a whole new communications channel, one that’s still firing off innovative uses of itself constantly.
Twestival is an interesting example. Its essence is a meeting of like-minded people, nothing new there, but the method and speed of arrangement is new.
Continue reading Twestival: Organising At The Speed Of Twitter
Unless you’ve been living under a cyber-rock for the past month or two, you’ll know that Twitter has become the most talked about service on the web, and its growing popularity has been reflected by the site shimmying its way into the top 100 UK website listings.
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@StephenFry, UK TV broadcaster and now unofficial poster child/ marketing marvel for Twitter, has passed over 100,000 followers on the service today.
Only a week ago, we joked that Stephen Fry’s appearance at the London Apple Store might cause a riot, because he had 65,000 users at that point. He’s gained over 35,000 followers in a week! (BTW – the Apple event is now off)
His 100,000th follower is Hayley Elliot (@amellioh).
Fry is also the third most followed on the whole of Twitter, easily being the most popular in the UK. only about 25k more and he’ll be threatening cnnbrk’s position.
Another day, another use of Twitter. Today it’s being used to report the levels of snow falls around the UK.
All very useful individually, but the power of a mass of people reporting this information is when it’s brought together.
Continue reading #uksnow Twitter Map Mashup & Skiing To Work!
Police riot vehicles might be needed on 2 Feb at the London Apple Store, as Stephen Fry – TV broadcaster and Twitter’s sometimes head of publicity (he and sometimes-TV presenter Jonathan Ross were gassing on the box about it on Friday night) –
is speaking at the shop Not now, we understand that it’s been cancelled.
Continue reading Stephen Fry Appearance At London Apple Store: Potential Riot? UPDATED
You can’t get much more mainstream than the mid-morning ITV programme This Morning.
Today the show was opened by long-time TV presenter, Philip Schofield, declaring that he’s on Twitter as @Schofe.
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