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]
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?
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]
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]
What's up with Twitter and the Re-Tweet? [more inside]
What does Droid (2 Global) Do for me? [more inside]
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]
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]
Has Flickr been embraced by any celebrities in the way Twitter has? [more inside]
How do I stop Twitter from hijacking keyboard shortcuts in Firefox? [more inside]
WTF is paper.li good for? [more inside]
RSS for Twitter feed - how to find? [more inside]
Can I get Twitter feeds into Google Reader without a feed's posts being bunched together? [more inside]
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?
Twitter follow-bots: I don't get it. [more inside]
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]
What are the best tools for accurately tracking and getting statistics on Twitter hashtags? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend legit ad networks, vendors etc. to help us grow a client's Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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?
Recommend an online twitter client for me. desired features listed inside [more inside]
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.
How do I keep my Twitter from showing up on a Google name search? [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
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!
I want to be able to schedule tweets. What's the best utility to use? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
How do I make Twitter stop telling me who to follow? [more inside]
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...)
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?
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]
What's the best way to manage multiple social media streams? [more inside]
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.
Why can't I tweet from my facebook statuses? Is there a way to do that? [more inside]
What should I do with Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Livejournal, Flickr, Tumblr and my own website? [more inside]
Who else has gotten unexpected Twitter followers because of a misinterpreted tweet? [more inside]
Smallest, cheapest phone that has a twitter app?
Is there a clip on youtube where Stephen Fry talks about 'malevolent' comments on blogs, twitter or youtube? [more inside]
How do I successfully promote myself via Twitter? [more inside]
Social media? Great! But what do you charge and deliver? [more inside]
Which Podcasts/Twitter Feeds are most worth my time in the run-up to (and during) next month's World Cup? [more inside]