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#unclearontheconcept

Twitter follow-bots: I don't get it. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Jan 19, 2011 - 10 answers

I do not care what you've favourited in Youtube on twitter

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 - 4 answers

What's the best way to track Twitter hashtags?

What are the best tools for accurately tracking and getting statistics on Twitter hashtags? [more inside]
posted by puffl on Dec 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Legit ad networks, vendors etc. to help us grow Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly?

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 - 0 answers

Gotta make sure no one tries to impersonate me on fanfiction.net...

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 - 8 answers

Tumblr themes with Facebook/Twitter buttons

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 - 2 answers

Filtering Twitter - I'm sure it's simple, but how do I do it?

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 - 9 answers

Twitter filter: Why does Twitter widget "die"?

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 - 6 answers

Online twitter without twitter.com

Recommend an online twitter client for me. desired features listed inside [more inside]
posted by eclecticlibrary on Oct 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How many people are talking about #X?

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 - 1 answer

Keeping my Twitter off Google

How do I keep my Twitter from showing up on a Google name search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2010 - 5 answers

AOL incompatible with Twitter?

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. I have updated my firefox browser, erased cache and cookies, and made sure JavaScript was enabled, and updated Java, but still no dice. Any ideas? I cannot even get to the Twitter help page or log in. Thank you so much.
posted by jfwlucy on Sep 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Blah blah blah web 2.0

Teaching English to a class of university-aged students. There will be one laptop and one projector in the classroom. I've never used technology in the classroom before. Help! [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Sep 20, 2010 - 16 answers

How to filter twitter feed by keyword?

Help me filter my foodtruck twitter feed! I want to get only tweets referencing my street (so I can only see the foodtrucks who will be near me that day) without having to read 8000 other tweets. Iphone or web based please. Bonus points for easy -- I'm a twitter novice. [more inside]
posted by bluesky78987 on Sep 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for Twitter feeds that offer good deals

Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Which news sites use Twitter well, and how do they do it?

Have you seen any sites -- mainstream media or other -- that use Twitter in an innovative way relating to breaking news? I'm especially interested in ways that readers participate, but would also look at ways the sites get the news out to their users. Examples might be the site asks readers to tweet reactions to an earthquake from the scene, or to tweet their picks for an upcoming football game, and the site then uses this information in some way. (Facebook and other social media innovations are also of interest, but mostly looking for Twitter info.) Thanks!
posted by GaelFC on Sep 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Scheduling Tweets

I want to be able to schedule tweets. What's the best utility to use? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Aug 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Twitter Archive

I want to find tweets going back over a month with a certain #tag (from different twitters), but "older tweets are not currently available" and it's only showing a couple of days worth at most. [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Aug 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Alternatives to "RSS Graffiti?"

Does anyone know of a more dependable alternative to RSS Graffiti? It does all the right things, but also does some squirrelly things it shouldn't... [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Aug 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Is it wrong to follow/friend a job applicant?

I'm hiring, and in addition to interviewing, checking references (official and un-), etc., I'd like to see how candidates are using Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr. Facility with this stuff isn't a primary requirement of the job, but it's helpful; I also think it's a good way to gauge a candidate's judgement and to see how they manage their public face. On the other hand, it feels like following or friending is weird, or possibly an invasion of privacy. Is it?
posted by janet lynn on Aug 20, 2010 - 41 answers

Bay Area Twitter feeds of note

I just moved to Oakland from LA. I find Twitter to be really useful. Please recommend Bay Area-ish Twitter feeds (for Oakland, San Francisco and Marin, since I'll be spending lots of time time in all three regions) I should be following. [more inside]
posted by the_bone on Aug 13, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I attach the social network to the personal contact?

AndroidFilter: How do I link certain contacts in my contactbook to their Facebook profiles or Twitter pages... when the names don't match? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Aug 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Twitter "who to follow" make it stop

How do I make Twitter stop telling me who to follow? [more inside]
posted by vincele on Aug 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Does today's Che Twitter?

Are there insurgents you can follow on Twitter? In the digital age, many guerrilla groups (revolutionary, separatist or otherwise) have their own websites to publicize their causes. Do they use social media like twitter? And, how would I go about looking for them? (It's an academic question, I'm not making any plans...)
posted by B-squared on Aug 2, 2010 - 4 answers

umm.. do I know you?

I occasionally pick up Twitter followers that appear to be bogus accounts (e.g. today's follower has stats of 1 tweet, following 640 people, 0 followers). What's up with these accounts? What's the motivation behind them? What are people trying to accomplish?
posted by swngnmonk on Jul 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Help Me Automatically Shorten Status Updates for Facebook/Twitter Updates ...

I'm seeking to write a shell script (probably using sed) that will be given some text and will abbreviate it for me. I've no need to reinvent the wheel, if such a shell script already exists. More inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Please help me tidy up my internet

What's the best way to manage multiple social media streams? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jul 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Can't get to real Twitter website

When I type in the twitter.com website URL, someone's personal blogger web page comes up but it still says twitter.com in the URL. This has been happening for about a week or so--what's going on here? Help please.
posted by sandra194 on Jul 17, 2010 - 25 answers

Facebook and twitter a one way street

Why can't I tweet from my facebook statuses? Is there a way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Jul 16, 2010 - 19 answers

What to do with all these web apps?

What should I do with Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Livejournal, Flickr, Tumblr and my own website? [more inside]
posted by Saturn XXIII on Jul 14, 2010 - 12 answers

I'm irresistable to real estate agents.

Who else has gotten unexpected Twitter followers because of a misinterpreted tweet? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Jul 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Quick Twit

Smallest, cheapest phone that has a twitter app?
posted by parallax7d on Jul 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Stephen Fry talking about comments

Is there a clip on youtube where Stephen Fry talks about 'malevolent' comments on blogs, twitter or youtube? [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jul 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Twitter self-promotion

How do I successfully promote myself via Twitter? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jul 7, 2010 - 17 answers

I want you for social media

Social media? Great! But what do you charge and deliver? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Jun 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Podcast/Twitter recommendations for World Cup 2010?

Which Podcasts/Twitter Feeds are most worth my time in the run-up to (and during) next month's World Cup? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on May 25, 2010 - 4 answers

What are your experiences using microblogging for work

How are you using microblogging in your company? I am particularly interested in the experience of employees of Microsoft or other beta testers of Microsoft's Officetalk - Secondarily: companies that are using other intranet microblogging platforms. -Thirdly: companies that are using Twitter. What are Advantages? Disadvantages? Best practices? Thanks Frodo the 13th
posted by frodoxiii on May 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Keeping the public in public process

Planners, Social Media Experts, and Community Activists: Have you encountered any really great uses of the internet for keeping a community informed and engaged in a public planning process? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 13, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I automatically unfollow all the users I blocked on Twitter?

How do I automatically unfollow all the users I blocked on Twitter? [more inside]
posted by friedbeef on May 12, 2010 - 1 answer

Best librarians/library science people to follow on Twitter?

Who are the best folks to follow on twitter as a librarian or library science person? - or related fields? Information organizers?
posted by specialk420 on May 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Simultaneously update my facebook, twitter, and blog?

Is there a way to simultaneously update my facebook, twitter, and blog with an update? I am new to doing social media for an organization, and we want to be accessible in multiple formats. Any tips for how to do that effectively would be most appreciated.
posted by tnygard on May 7, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I read my Twitter feed from top to bottom in chronological order?

How can I read my Twitter feed from top to bottom in chronological order? [more inside]
posted by sockpup on Apr 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Will The Man allow my twitter give away?

What are the legal issues with a give-away or sweepstakes on Twitter/FB? What makes it a sweepstakes? YANAL [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Apr 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Can my company force me to have a Twitter account?

Can my company force me to have a Twitter account? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Apr 6, 2010 - 36 answers

Inspirational Twitters

Who do you follow on twitter that are motivational/inspirational? I am looking at Tony Robbins already.
posted by Wong Fei-hung on Mar 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Can multiple users tweet simultaneously on one account?

I tweet for our library. I usually use Tweetdeck or Hootsuite...my question regardless of the app used (including Seesmic and Twitter's own page itself) -- can multiple persons be logged in to the same account and post at the same time? Other librarians from different departments would like to be logged in while I am logged in and tweet whatever. Thanks for your time.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there a twitter hack going on right now?

Is there a twitter hack going on right now? [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Mar 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Tweeting in mysterious code

Why do people tweet in code? [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Mar 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Why is Twitter Search missing some tweets and not others?

Why does Twitter search find some tweets but not others? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Mar 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I safely share a Twitter account?

Can I safely cede control of my Twitter account to others, but somehow prevent them from locking me out of it? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Mar 16, 2010 - 4 answers

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