Twitter's hundreds of millions of members include casual and professional users with a wide range of interests. There's no better way to dive deep into real-time discussion on a particular topic than by building or subscribing to a Twitter List made of people focused on a particular field. Continue
Now Friends With Charlie Sheen, Twitter Tells Its Nerdy Old Pals to Drop Dead
Twitter's platform/API leader Ryan Sarver issued an official statement to the Twitter developer world today that's sure to send a shudder down the backs of many people building new ways to use the popular social network: if you were thinking about building a new Twitter client - don't. "Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no."Continue
Recommended by elsterama on December 9, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
While sitting around with a group of friends the other day, I took a quick, informal poll and asked "Hey, do any of you use Twitter?" These were friends I'd grown up with hacking code together, running BBSes and generally geeking out with. While all of them had accounts, they hadn't used them since they created them and they couldn't figure out why they would.
It was a bit of an eye-opener, as is the latest data from Pew Research finds that only 8% of online American adults use Twitter.Continue
Twitter. It’s huge at the moment: As I’m writing this, I can hear the guy on the radio plugging his own Twitter account to his audience, asking them to follow him. Whether you’re using it for marketing or just personal use, Twitter can be very useful — and fun at the same time.
The service brags that its advertising network now encompasses 20 million Twitter users and about 4,700 advertisers, including Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, Burger King, Snickers, Honda, Audi, Mazda, Heineken, Bacardi and Hersheys. Magpie is a raging success, the founders say, but they have decided to move on.Continue
According to a group of researchers at Korea's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Twitter is not a very social network. After analyzing over 41 million user profiles and 1.47 billion follower/following relationships, the researchers concluded that only 22% of all connections on Twitter are reciprocal. On Flickr, this number is closer to 68% and on Yahoo 360 it's 84%. The large majority (78%) of connections between users on Twitter are one-way relationships.Continue