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]
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
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]
How do I automatically unfollow all the users I blocked on Twitter? [more inside]
Who are the best folks to follow on twitter as a librarian or library science person? - or related fields? Information organizers?
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.
How can I read my Twitter feed from top to bottom in chronological order? [more inside]
What are the legal issues with a give-away or sweepstakes on Twitter/FB? What makes it a sweepstakes? YANAL [more inside]
Can my company force me to have a Twitter account? [more inside]
Who do you follow on twitter that are motivational/inspirational? I am looking at Tony Robbins already.
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.
Is there a twitter hack going on right now? [more inside]
Why do people tweet in code? [more inside]
Why does Twitter search find some tweets but not others? [more inside]
Can I safely cede control of my Twitter account to others, but somehow prevent them from locking me out of it? [more inside]
I would like to use TweetMyMac to send iSight pictures to me via MMS. Unfortunately, all it actually does is text a link to a Twitpic page, rather than MMS-ing the picture to me, and I can't follow links from my internet-less non-smartphone. [more inside]
I need an online tool to that people can submit content to that also includes some sort of calendar for scheduling when that content will actually be posted. Process suggestions also welcome. [more inside]
Is there a way/site/method to filter out retweets on Twitter?
How can I add twitter mentions to my flickr feed? Twitter to Flickr (NOT VICE VERSA) [more inside]
What are some companies and individuals using Twitter in an interesting or unusual way, or for novel purposes?
Looking for a "screensaver" application that updates regularly with "tweets" from select hashtags, users, etc. General suggestions welcome, but ideally looking for a service that allows for tweets to be moderated. [more inside]
Can someone recommend a reliable twitterer who will be liveblogging the Apple event tomorrow? [more inside]
Please help me identify this Facebook app. [more inside]
Why did my Twitter count suddenly jump by 8,000? When I started Twitter about a years ago, my Tweet-to-Follower ratio was about one-to-one. When they added the re-tweet feature to my Twitter stream, that ratio dropped to about 3 to 2. Yesterday I had about 3.3K tweets, now it says about 11.3K. It's been hovering around 3,000+ for weeks now. Why the sudden jump? Is is possible that this was caused by a hacker getting into my account, or are a lot of Twitter users experiencing this?
How does the $10 donation from texting the word HAITI to 90999 get to Red Cross? Do they get all of the money? How quickly? [more inside]
Where can I find accurate and qualitative data about risks of using social networking tools? [more inside]
What are interesting/funny twitter feeds in French or Spanish? [more inside]
What tool should I use for publishing extended thoughts that I want to link to from Twitter? I'd like something topic-based, with tagging, that lives in the cloud? Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
Any good examples of "Social Sign In"? For the little web toys I make, I don't want to make full sign up forms, so I'm looking for any sites that are using Facebook / Twitter / Google / Yahoo / OpenID / etc for sign in. Something like what stack overflow is doing here: http://stackoverflow.com/users/login (only OpenID though).
Looking for a self-hosted, private alternative to Brightkite for sharing family stuff. [more inside]
Where to start: extracting images from a Twitter search and presenting them on a webpage? [more inside]
Are there good examples of Twitter (or status updates on Facebook) being used to answer questions AskMe-style? Or even better, to collaboratively solve a problem, like when the Scooby Gang here sussed out Kaycee Nicole? [more inside]
Many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on. What are some of the reasons workplaces should allow (and even encourage) staff to use social networking sites? [more inside]
Twitter question: Is there a tool which will let me see who the people I follow are themselves following, in aggregate? Of course, you can see who a given person follows, but so far as I know, you can only look at one account at a time. I'd like to see this information all grouped together in one place, and ideally sorted by popularity (i.e., with the sites followed by the most people toward the top). Thanks.