I finally decide to give twitter a shot, and it seems that my account is immediately broken. Am I doing something spectacularly wrong, or is there some way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird
on Jul 4, 2011 -
Echofon for Firefox has gone bananas. Are there any decent alternatives that are compatible with FF5? [more inside]
posted by litnerd
on Jul 1, 2011 -
Is there a linguistics term for glued-together Twitter hashtags, such as
#vacationwishlist, #isawesome, and #wordsthatdescribeme? Also, is there a good way of splitting these into individual words? [more inside]
posted by jasonhong
on Jun 20, 2011 -
Do I need a public and a private Twitter account? Well, how do I be myself on Twitter in general? [more inside]
posted by thisjax
on Jun 15, 2011 -
Hi, How many tweets (twitter service) are published per second circa June 2011? And do you think it is increasing exponentially?
References would be great.
posted by raphael19
on Jun 5, 2011 -
I would like to find a developer with whom to build simple, fun web apps. The catch is that while I am prepared to invest some cash, I would prefer to find someone who will work in an entrepreneurial way and end up with some ownership of what is created. Where do I find a potential collaborator? [more inside]
posted by skylar
on May 31, 2011 -
Please recommend a Twitter hashtag archive and analysis tool. [more inside]
posted by k8t
on May 30, 2011 -
How can I learn more about social media (prefer interactive contests/blogathons) and how I can learn more about the potential for small businesses that blog? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster
on May 25, 2011 -
I like reading some people's Twitter feeds, but I don't want to join Twitter. I used to be able to subscribe to individual Twitter feeds via RSS, but Twitter doesn't support direct RSS feeds any more
. They recommend "using a 3rd party service." What does this mean? And how can I, a somewhat technologically clueless individual, read individual Twitter feeds on my Google homepage?
posted by That's Numberwang!
on May 12, 2011 -
I have a social networking account I'm thinking of trying to sell. Is this possible/a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West
on May 10, 2011 -
I'm looking to start a prototype research project to look for trends in Twitter data. I've had a look through the API docs and with a lot of sharpening my python chops (?) I think it does what I want. But: does the API give me access to every query possible and I just have to learn how to use it, or is there some kind premium API so that e.g. analytics companies can pay for better access? I know about the API call limit, I'm wondering about things like the completeness of any search results, or fields/queries available. Any recommended resources also much appreciated.
posted by cromagnon
on May 8, 2011 -
Developers and content curators: Help me with some market research. I am trying to find an off-the-shelf solution or to spec out how to develop a solution to the following problem. My organization is looking to setup an internal collection, curation, and distribution system to push multimedia content to hundreds of social media accounts (in dozens of languages) with potentially hundreds of users. Ability to enable push-button publishing via Facebook, Twitter, and other APIs through a plug-in architecture. Sound interesting? Read on. [more inside]
posted by Hammerikaner
on May 5, 2011 -
Is there a web service that shows the geographical usage of a particular word from twitter? [more inside]
posted by seanyboy
on Apr 14, 2011 -
My phone's running on Android Froyo. I'd like to track someone's twitter account real time on my home screen without having to create my own account. Is there any way to do this? [more inside]
posted by drea
on Apr 4, 2011 -
I have been charged with recruiting a social media advisor for the organisation -and I'm not quite sure how I can evaluate the person's knowledge. [more inside]
posted by the noob
on Apr 3, 2011 -
My mother stalks me online and it bothers me. How do I get her to stop. Or, an easier question: How do I stop letting it bug me so much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 16, 2011 -
I'm starting a Twitter account to help promote Chicago/Midwest cycling events, mostly to messy bike kids who like to ride, drink, and have fun. Alleycats, bar nights, bar rides, cyclocross, fundraisers, Messenger Prom, Bicycle Film Festival, Cycle Messenger World Championship, trick jams, etc. Help me think of a @name! [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Mar 1, 2011 -
Social media tracking: my organization's Twitter and Facebook pages are nearing milestone numbers of followers, and to help push us over the hump I'd like to do a giveaway to the round number follower. How can I track who is the X-th person to follow us on Twitter and the Y-th person to "Like" us on Facebook?
posted by moviehawk
on Mar 1, 2011 -
I love my HDTV hooked up to a Mac Mini, but I want it to look like more than a computer desktop with icons. Any recommendations for bigscreen Mac apps that will bring the TV to life with Twitter updates, news feeds, ambient phantasmagoria, you name it? [more inside]
posted by teedee2000
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Facebook and Twitter are passing me by. It's no longer enough to know how to rank very well in Google, by providing good material that people want to read and that is easily indexed by Google. Now, we're told, Google is passé. Small businesses must switch to using Facebook and Twitter to reach their audiences. But how? [more inside]
posted by Ery
on Feb 15, 2011 -
My Twitter account has been suspended and the live.com e-mail address I appear to have linked to it won't let me log in. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Jan 31, 2011 -
What are the best-practices for a small business with limited resources when it comes to juggling the major social media platforms (e.g., FaceBook, Twitter, and blog)? [more inside]
posted by webhund
on Jan 31, 2011 -
Can I get Twitter feeds into Google Reader without a feed's posts being bunched together? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Jan 20, 2011 -
Today, Samuel Pepys
, always the slave to fashion, writes:
Drumbleby do shew me a fashion of having two pipes of the same note fastened together, so as I can play on one, and echo it upon the other.
What is he talking about?
posted by vacapinta
on Jan 20, 2011 -
Looking for a twitter interface that allows me to block tweets from certain applications (last.fm, getglue). If it showed @ replies to me even from people I do not follow and all @ replies from people I do follow (whether or not I follow the person they are tweeting at), even better. [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Jan 18, 2011 -
What are the best tools for accurately tracking and getting statistics on Twitter hashtags? [more inside]
posted by puffl
on Dec 15, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend legit ad networks, vendors etc. to help us grow a client's Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly? [more inside]
posted by carofowler
on Dec 15, 2010 -
AskMe is always saying that one should register their full name on certain web services, just to protect them for future use. I have the basics - what am I missing? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Nov 25, 2010 -
Which tumblr themes automatically attach "Share This on Facebook" and "Share This on Twitter" buttons to every individual post? I'm interested in both free and premium themes. Bonus points if you can point me to a real-life Tumblr blog that uses the particular theme.
posted by yankeefog
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Surely it's possible to block all Twitter posts tagged with a particular thing. It can't be difficult, but I can't seem to find any way of doing it and my google-fu has failed me. [more inside]
posted by monster max
on Nov 6, 2010 -
Dumb question here, especially coming from a web developer ... But I use a Twitter widget on occasion on the front page of the site I work on. We'll be using it again Election night from about 4pm through to the wee morning hours.
The widget is the standard-variety Twitter-supplied widget (http://twitter.com/widgets
The problem is, this widget always seems to "die" at some point during its use. That is, it will display tweets just fine for an hour or two (maybe even three, if I'm lucky), then it stops displaying tweets altogether, showing just the styled box, completely devoid of tweets.
Search as I have, google-fu has failed me. Can't seem to come up with an explanation that seems reasonable to my supervisors. Any ideas?
posted by jrchaplin
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Is there a (preferably free) service that lets you get a count of number of tweets by hashtag for a specified date range? Being able to also get a number of unique users tweeting about a hashtag would also be helpful.
posted by OverlappingElvis
on Oct 21, 2010 -
Help, please. I cannot get any page at all at Twitter to load -- it just kicks me back to whatever page I was on previously. This started exactly when I installed the latests AOL Aim program on 9.15.
posted by jfwlucy
on Sep 23, 2010 -