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Social Networks...Twitter, Facebook etc

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:11 am
by moongirl
Blogging that has got a whole lot smaller!!
Text based, social network messaging - with permalinks.
Here are three examples. There are many, many, more out there.

Founded - March 2006

Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface

Founded - July 2006

Create your own microblog and connect with your friends. Post from the Web, by SMS, or from desktop clients. Add comments, use icons, link Webfeeds.

Founded - July 2007

Pownce is a way to send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. You'll create a network of the people you know and then you can share stuff with all of them, just a few of them, or even just one other person really fast.

What is a permalink?
"A permalink is a URL that points to a specific blogging entry even after the entry has passed from the front page into the blog archives. Because a permalink remains unchanged indefinitely, its use avoids link rot."

10 Micro-Blogging Tools Compared - 10 Key Players
September 6, 2007 ... mpared.php

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:50 am
by moongirl
Twitter's Tweet Smell Of Success
Michelle McGiboney, Nielsen Online
March 18th, 2009 continues to grow in popularity and importance in both the consumer and corporate worlds. No longer just a platform for friends to stay connected in real time, it has evolved into an important component of brand marketing. Unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to 7 million in February 2009, making it the fastest growing site in the Member Communities category for the month. Zimbio and Facebook followed, growing 240 percent and 228 percent, respectively.

For the full article go to: ... f-success/

How Dell Is Using Twitter To Increase Sales
February 5, 2009
Interesting post on techcrunch about how Dell is offering exclusive discounts to its Twitter followers.
Dell has found a way to use Twitter to generate sales. In December InternetNews reported that Dell has produced $1 million in revenue over the past year and a half through sale alerts via Twitter. People who sign up to follow Dell on Twitter receive messages when discounted products are available the company’s Home Outlet Store. They can click over to purchase the product or forward the information to others.

For the full article go to: ... ease-sale/

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:19 pm
by tunebud
is anyone here using Twitter? I recently started using it and found it fun yet amazing

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:50 am
by battye
I have an account but I haven't really got into it. :P

Edit: I have made an update :) What is your page?

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:45 pm
by garmabeaneth
i haven't tried twitter yet....*sigh* more things to keep me preoccupied!

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 2:06 pm
by tunebud
funny thing I didn't follow the link and did a search WoW a lot out there :lol:

Anyway I came back hit the link and added you.


Anyone else want to jump in feel free amazing what/who all you can find
just don't forget CMX is the place to be..

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 8:04 am
by quahappy
Heard of Twitter... just not got time for it lol. Same with Facebook. My wife set one up for me over a year ago and I've never logged into it!

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:26 am
by nesman
The best use I've seen for Twitter so far: ... #greeneyes

It's a story told 140 chars at a time.

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:25 am
by moongirl
Great works of literature are being shortened into 140-character "tweets",
in the latest diversion to grow out of the popular Twitter website.

Some examples:


jamesjoyce: Man walks around Dublin. We follow every minute detail of his day. He’s probably overtweeting.

Great Expectations

charlesdickens: Orphan given £££ by secret follower. He thinks it’s @misshavisham but it turns out to be @magwitch

The Catcher in the Rye

jdsalinger: Rich kid thinks everyone is fake except for his little sister. Has breakdown. @markchapman is now following @johnlennon

Pride and Prejudice

janeaustin: Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

helenfielding: RT @janeaustin Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together. ... weets.html

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 2:16 pm
by moongirl
I liked this quote when I read it :wink:
Twitter is a scanner. It's a scanner of life, scanner of the country.
Jen Reeves - expert in new media.

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:54 pm
by moongirl
Everybody loves Sockington. Everybody is following Sockington on Twitter :wink:

As the story goes, Socks the cat (full name: Sockington) was first spotted next to a T stop outside of Boston, where he was meowing and hoping someone or something would feed him. When the person came back from work later in the day, Socks was still waiting by the entrance, still meowing. He was scooped up and passed through a couple homes before he was ultimately brought to Waltham, where he now lives a life of luxury, tuna and cat toys while occasionally destroying things precious to everyone else but himself.
Socks likes short runs in the hallway, inventing new cat beds, and going absolutely all-points-bulletin insane at the slightest provocation or based on internal signals that may or may not be coming from Mars. He also has the attention span of a weathervane. With the advent of the short-attention-span poster site, Socks has finally found the home for his skittering, random thoughts. What started out as a simple diary of the life of a cat has expanded to a veritable Army Of Socks (Socks Army to their friends) who now follow Socks by the thousands.

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:08 am
by moongirl
Follow Bruno (aka Borat) :)

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:32 am
by moongirl
Tworter - a Twitter reporter.

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:52 pm
by moongirl
Recover deleted tweets through this website.

Recover accidentally deleted Twitter messages
Find the tweets you've lost.

Re: Micro-Blogging

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:58 am
by battye
Image - some very funny stories on there :lol: