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Fair use, DMCA, and silly image editing?

I have a photograph in my Flickr feed that has proved very popular on Tumblr and other young-person social networking sites. I have a personal connection to the picture and so, when I see it posted without credit, I have been enthusiastically submitting DMCA takedown notices to remove the image. Yesterday I saw it as someone's Twitter avatar. They had cropped out most of the photo and added a stupid mustache to the picture. I submitted a DMCA notice; Twitter's response was to ask me if it didn't fall under fair use. I don't think it does. [more inside]
posted by Nyx on Aug 6, 2013 - 30 answers

Best Android app for Twitter?

I've used Tweetdeck on my Android phone for as long as I can remember, but I read they were phasing it out a few months ago (since Twitter bought them) and as of lunchtime yesterday my app has finally stopped updating. Any suggestions on what the best app out there is? I'd like it to be free, but don't mind paying a few bucks for a really good app. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, so it should be able to download anything.
posted by DynamiteToast on Jul 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Post to Twitter from a map?

For a Twitter account I'm thinking of setting up (tweeting interesting things I pick up on a police scanner, basically), I want the ability to quickly tweet from a map interface, with the tweet being geotagged with a chosen location. Does a service like this exist? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jul 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Consolidate a single day's worth of tweets onto a blog.

I am looking for ideas, suggestions, or webapps that will help me take all the tweets I make in a day and post them to a blog. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jul 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Tweets with links don't show up in hashtag search.

Need twitter help. My tweets with links don't show up in hashtag searches, but my tweets withOUT links do show up. Has anyone had this same problem? How did you fix it, if ever? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jun 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Superfan Twitter accounts with huge followings

I'm curious about a phenomenon I've observed many times on Twitter. In the reply threads of tweets by Justin Bieber and other pop celebrities, you see a enormous amount of nearly content-free chatter by superfans ("Follow me please", "I love you", "OMG", etc). What's puzzling is that in the majority of cases, despite their inane content, the accounts posting this stuff seem to have enormous numbers of followers (many are 5000 or 8000+, more than many actual public figures), despite only following a modest few hundred accounts themselves. Where are all these followers coming from? Is this some sort of Belieber-specific phenomenon?
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Replacement for Echofon for Firefox

Seeking replacement for Echofon for Firefox. This little Twitter client sat unobtrusively as a button in your browser and would pop up a handy, no-frills pane to check recent tweets. Unfortunately, it no longer works. I'd love something similarly lightweight that integrates with your browser (I use Firefox for Mac), though if a browser-integrated client is impossible to find, I'd welcome any suggestions for good, simple Mac-compatible Twitter clients. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jun 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Following a few select social media accounts?

I need to monitoring a few social media accounts (on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for a short period of time. Is there a service I can use that will give me a feed of just these select accounts, without giving me a feed of all the accounts I follow/am friends with? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Fear of Twitter Replies

The powers that be where I work are reluctant to use Twitter because they think anything they tweet will get spammed. Help me convince them they're off the rails on this! [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on May 31, 2013 - 31 answers

Mac twitter+facebook client (replacement for Tweetdeck)

Twitter is breaking shit because they hate their users/want to monetize. I used to use Tweetdeck to send out coordinated facebook and twitter posts for work; I'd like to avoid using two different programs (doubling my work). HootSuite seems close, but for semi-irrelevant reasons, not currently an option. I run a Mac. What are the best options out there?
posted by klangklangston on May 14, 2013 - 7 answers

twitter etiquette: @ or direct message?

I have a Twitter account that I don't use very much. But now I'd like to use it... [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on May 3, 2013 - 8 answers

Replacement for Echofon (Twitter client) on Windows desktop?

For a while I've been using Echofon as my Twitter client. It's got some things I don't like, but I always assumed they'd eventually get fixed. However, Echofon has discontinued support for the desktop client, opting instead to focus on mobile platforms. I'm looking for a replacement, since some features in Echofon have inexplicably stopped working and obviously won't be fixed. Anyone got suggestions on a replacement? [more inside]
posted by Legomancer on Apr 25, 2013 - 3 answers

To tweet or not to tweet

How useful is Twitter these days? I work in an advocacy-type job at the intersection between law, politics and a giant, sometimes heavily regulated industry. I really need to strengthen my connections, and I'd also like to raise my organization's profile online. Social media is obviously one part of the arsenal -- but is Twitter a worthwhile starting point? I only have so much time in the day to devote to this, and I could instead focus my efforts on blogging for a moderately well-trafficked niche group blog. I'm not so much interested here in driving traffic to our website, but rather to entering more fully into the conversation online.
posted by yarly on Apr 24, 2013 - 12 answers

Vegan / vegetarian inspiration via Twitter?

Who do you follow on Twitter to find new vegan and vegetarian recipes? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Apr 11, 2013 - 3 answers

How to do Social Media without being a Douchebag?

So, I've recently inherited the community and social media role for the company I work for. I'm hoping to use our social media presence to drive up engagement and get users to use our product (a niche-focused social network in the finance realm), but I want to do it without being a douchebag. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Social/Online Marketing for a Therapist

My mom wants me to help her with her "online presence." How do you do that for a therapist? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Apr 2, 2013 - 22 answers

Mac Desktop Twitter client that hides/clears read tweets

I'm looking for a Mac desktop Twitter client that will let me hide or clear tweets once I've read them--NOT a filter, but a way to clear up my screen by making tweets I'm done reading invisible. [more inside]
posted by pavane on Mar 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Which Social Media is "Best"?

II am trying to get a handle on web content and which content has, overall, the best stickiness. Sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr are, as near as I can tell, mostly visual. Blog and microblogging sites like Wordpress and Twitter are word based. Quora, Reddit and Metafilter are information sharing communities. Podcasts and music sites like MySpace or Soundcloud are, for the most part, sound focused. And then you have sites like Facebook and Google+ that are trying to combine the best of all of them. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 10, 2013 - 5 answers

This should not be as baffling as it is.

I try to tweet, but then I have to use a comma. Bad things happen. Why does Twitter hate commas? [more inside]
posted by Z. Aurelius Fraught on Mar 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Want to buy a twitter account from a complete stranger.

How to succesfully buy a twitter account from a faraway stranger? [more inside]
posted by signal on Feb 28, 2013 - 3 answers

What's the best way to tweet from China?

A team from our office is heading over to a number of China cities and they want to be active on social media the whole time to promote it. But given that China blocks twitter and Facebook, I need some workarounds. Is there a client like Hootsuite or tweet deck or buffer that ISN'T blocked? And what are my other options? Does instagram work? What about Linkedin?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Linking Social Networks

I have been combing the social networks I use trying to find a way to link two of them. It's not a big list; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Soundcloud, and Wordpress. I know about IFTTT and Hootsuite, but I'd prefer to not use third party apps if possible. Facebook and Twitter of course, connect to almost everything. But I'm also trying to figure out how stuff I upload to Soundcloud can be posted on LinkedIn. And likewise, I can't get LinkedIn posts to show up my Facebook business page. Is it just not possible w/o 3rd party apps that will make posts I don't need? If there is a way, can somebody tell me?
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Can you recommend a good device detection approach for Wordpress?

Not sure I want to use Twitter bootstrap for the mobile versions of my Wordpress site. What alternatives do I have? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Feb 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Twitter Feeds In The Style Of ... ?

After reading @JennyHolzerMom and @AuthenticWmGibson, I'm interested in other twitter feeds "in the style of" famous people. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 3, 2013 - 17 answers

Expanding my horizons via Twitter

I recently discovered Commander Chris Hadfield's excellent Twitter stream, and would love suggestions for other great "tweeters" that I am currently missing out on. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Who Said It?

Paraphrased: "It's not that that half of your visitors will be on mobile devices, it's that all your visitors will be on mobile devices half the time." Who said it? I saw it on Twitter a few weeks ago and can't find it anywhere.
posted by furtive on Jan 21, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me become a social media marketing expert

I want to transform my department's social media team into the campus experts on social media. What are the books, workshops, tools, websites and communities I should be looking into? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jan 19, 2013 - 12 answers

How bad is "Blue Bird" tweetdeck?

I'm trying to figure out what Twitter client I want for Mac OS. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jan 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Since I couldn t find anyone who could help us, I decided

I need to have access to all 16,679 of @Horse_ebooks' tweets. Twitter and most other archives will only give me 3,200. As you can imagine this is a dire need. [more inside]
posted by six-or-six-thirty on Jan 4, 2013 - 13 answers

Has there ever been an App.net that was successful?

What's an example of a project like Diaspora or App.net that's actually been successful? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Dec 16, 2012 - 17 answers

Facemeh.

I'm really tired of social media; I've grown to find all of it (FB, twitter, etc.) endlessly boring. For those of you who have come to the same place, have you just faded away, or do you leave notes on your open accounts to the effect that "I'm not really here anymore?" Prolly not going to shut it off altogether. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 4, 2012 - 26 answers

The meltdown of the meltdown

Who coined the phrase "Twitter is in Meltdown" ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Nov 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me delete my search history on Twitter's iPhone app

Does anyone know how to clear the search history for Twitter's iPhone app?
posted by JFunk2800 on Nov 14, 2012 - 1 answer

Advice to run a fair and successful twitter giveaway/contest?

Advice to run a fair and successful twitter giveaway/contest? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Nov 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Fighting information overload, one Tweet at a time

I read this somewhere filter. A few years back, I read a very detailed description of a well known journalist (working at Reuters, or AP or something - it might have been Anthony De Rosa) who explained in great detail how he managed his Twitter and other (social) information streams to find original sources and be on top of breaking news. I would like to find that specific article again. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Nov 8, 2012 - 9 answers

locked out of twitter - how to get back in?

twitter won't recognise my password, or send an email to the related gmail account - now what? [more inside]
posted by gusset on Nov 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Explain 3rd Party Twitter Authorisers for me

Confirm/Deny for me that lots of 'log on with Twitter' instances involve handing over a lot of rights to your twitter account which aren't relevant ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Oct 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Synthetic People Having a Real Conversation?

I've created a promotional video for my website, which is currently listed as a Metafilter project called Conversus. The purpose of the video is to show how I can (with Google Translate) translate any conversation from most languages to most languages. I want to do this as part of the interview services I offer. In this video, I explain how this works by creating people using synthetic voice software, I give them names and I interview them. Since they are not real, am I being unethical if in a Twitter post, I say, "Rodney, Svetlana, Ying, Niles, Maria, Bridget, Nanette & Hassan talk about being interviewed."? I've been a journalist for a long time and ethics is kind of hard wired in, so I'm just checking a broader opinion base.
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 25, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I best make a splash with a Twitter and Facebook announcement?

How to best make a splash with a Twitter and Facebook announcement? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Funniest debate live tweeters?

Who are the funniest people to follow on Twitter during the presidential debate? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 22, 2012 - 17 answers

FB to Twitter, yay. Twiiter to FB, boo.

My Facebook posts appear on my twitter feed, but my tweets dont appear on my Facebook feed (which is what I really need)... [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Oct 22, 2012 - 7 answers

What is this crazy little thing called Twitter?

I have tried to figure out Twitter on my own for over a year. I still don't get it. I googled articles. I emailed people and asked questions. I paid attention when it came up in conversation in online forums. I finally screwed up my courage and set up an account, even though I didn't know how to use it. At some point, I asked someone I met in person about it. But I am still doing it Rong. So Rong in fact that I just stopped bothering to try. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Sep 21, 2012 - 56 answers

Is is time to change to an Android phone?!!!

What did I do to my iPhone 4 that caused it to not be able to "save images" from Twitter and Facebook anymore? All the gory details inside... [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Sep 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Give Tweets a Chance

How the heck do I re-enable Twitter on my Facebook friend feed? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Sep 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Looking for a customisable online magazine generator that gets its content from multiple Twitter users - any ideas?

I'm looking for an online tool to create a daily web-based magazine for a citizen journalism collective. Ideally, it would gather articles, links and photos from designated multiple users on Twitter, and allow an editor to lay them out and edit them to create nice, readable pages. [more inside]
posted by scrm on Sep 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Information security info via Twitter?

Following Jacob Appelbaum and Bruce Schneier on Twitter has led me to some interesting articles / videos, etc. RE: information security, surveillance, and online censorship -who else should I be keeping an eye on?
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 31, 2012 - 11 answers

How do multiple users update conditions from the field?

What's the best way for mulitple users to update an online "conditions report" via cellphone? [more inside]
posted by bethnull on Aug 30, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I grab all tweets from a hashtag?

How do I download all tweets associated with a particular hashtag? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Aug 19, 2012 - 2 answers

I'm going to need something stronger than brain bleach.

I accidentally saw child pornography on Twitter. Could I get into legal trouble for this? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Aug 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Help with tech support for Posterous/Twitter? Or recs for other solutions?

Does anyone have any information about emergency contacts at Posterous (or someone at Twitter who is minding the Posterous store) for an online app problem that is creating a security breach for a class I'm teaching? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Aug 3, 2012 - 11 answers

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