2.28.2009

Has Barack Obama used Twitter as Tissue Paper?

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It has been no tweet since long time from newly appointed president of USA Barack Obama, the last tweet was made on 19th Jan 2009. The whole February was went quiet from him and it was quite disappointing for his 338,633 followers.

As a follower of a great leader people expect a lot more from him because he used Twitter for the election campaign regularly. Although he was not tweeting himself, there must be someone who used twitter on his behalf.

Is this a change of attitude after winning the election? or Is he too busy to use Twitter? ...

He can assign this small task to anyone who can tweet on his behalf if he is too much busy.

The common perception of Barack Obama about using twitter is developing that he used twitter for his election campaign only. If that's so, he should announce the reason for not using twitter publicly.

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2.25.2009

Googel Goes Twitter : "I'm Feeling Lucky" First Tweet

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Finally @google joins twitter: here are the first few tweets: -

Excited that @app_engine now supports purchasing additional resources to grow your app beyond the free quotas: http://bit.ly/9e5OP
about 3 hours ago from web
Take @pogue's guided tour of Google Labs tips and tricks: http://tinyurl.com/cnguet
about 5 hours ago from web
Google Toolbar is getting "back to basics" with new Google Toolbar 6 for IE. Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/cgzqos
about 5 hours ago from web
Check out the new Google Apps Status Dashboard. Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/bcnhl8
about 6 hours ago from web

I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010
about 7 hours ago from web


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2.21.2009

Digg vs Twitter: A comparison

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For both current and former Digg members, there has been a marked trend towards establishing a presence on Twitter. Some experienced “Diggers,” a commonly used term for those that use Digg, argue that a Digg account is no longer complete without a Twitter account.

This has become especially true since the last algorithm change on Digg. Users are now limited to 200 diggs per day. Go over the limit, and Digg sends an “itchy trigger finger” warning and prevents the user from digging further for some hours. This is intended to elevate the quality of each digg. No digg can be impulsive; the idea is that the user must truly believe the content is diggable.Twitter, on the other hand, can be impulsive. You can retweet your friends’ stuff as many times as you like. In fact, there’s a level of participation on Twitter that is just not possible on Digg.

Former Digg user Zaibatsu offers an interesting case study on how Twitter can help a Digg user.
Zaibatsu: A Case Study“One thing I didn’t want to do, after being banned, was give Digg more pageviews,” Zaibatsu told me over the phone. “Back in June, I started my Twitter account and that quickly snowballed into 35,000 followers. My influence has been greater on Twitter than it ever was on Digg. In fact, I’ve been influencing content on Digg through my Twitter account.”

At the time Digg banned Zaibatsu, he was the #3 ranked Digger with over 10,000 fans. At one time, he was “front-paging,” (a fairly self-explanatory term used by Diggers to denote when an item submitted by a particular user appears on Digg’s coveted front page), as many as 10 times a day. But last year, there was a spate of power-user bannings, and Zaibatsu was one of them.
Most power-users would start a new, incognito account. Zaibatsu was fed up with Digg, though, and he sought a new social media home. He was attracted to Twitter because it offered him what Digg could not.

“On Digg, I would have to wait sometimes 24 hours before the story I wanted to share could get seen,” Zaibatsu explained. “Some good stories got buried. On Twitter, if I like something, I can share it with more than 35,000 people instantly.”

Zaibatsu also pointed out Twitter’s advantage over another tool commonly used by Diggers. Twitter, he believes, trumps IM. “Whenever I log into my Gtalk account, I instantly get 40 messages from people — and I have to respond to them all individually. On Twitter, if someone responds to one of my tweets, I don’t always have to give a personalized response because people understand it’s Twitter.”

The Twitter Advantage on Digg

Obviously, many people on Twitter are also active on Digg. How can Twitter help these people?
One way is by providing limitless opportunities to connect. Under the Digg shout system, you can shout to only 200 people at once — and then have to wait 15 minutes before the next shout. Even then, most Diggers don’t like it when you shout more than three times a day. Overusing the shout system can quickly turn a good story into one that is buried. In fact, most experienced Diggers use shouts with caution. But on Twitter, a tweet reaches all that user’s followers. They, in turn, may retweet an item to all their followers. Many Twitterers are also casual Digg users; if they like a story on Twitter, they might also want to digg it.

Additionally, as Zaibatsu found, there’s a level of social interaction on Twitter that is non-existent on Digg. To interact with a fellow Digger, the only recourse is to use comments or shouts, neither of which are conducive to establishing real relationships. Twitter, on the other hand, allows you to reply publicly and privately to someone by using replies or direct messages, and to do so in a way that does not distract from content.

Another great advantage to Twitter is that there are fewer limitations on what can be posted. For instance, users promoting sales of any kind on Digg is against their policy. If a Digger submits a sales link to a bizarre item on eBay, it could result in a ban.

On Twitter, where marketers and entrpreneurs abound, such links are not a big deal, and may even be appreciated. If a Digger really wants to share something that might violate the Digg TOS, Twitter could be a good alternative.

In summary, if you Digg, you should open a Twitter account (if you haven’t already done so). Twitter provides a greater level of social participation than Digg. Using Twitter, Diggers are able to reach a new and different audience. Twitter also allows users to share content with an audience immediately, and the number of times a user can share quality content is not limited.


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Television comes to Twitter


The small screen is about to meet the small blog. A global video service with operations in Limerick that enables users to make their own online TV channels has developed a fully embedded Twitter client that lets users share video finds on the micro-blogging site. 

Limerick-based WorldTV.com, founded by former DJ, Alx Klive, allows users to collect clips from internet-sharing sites, sequence them and brand their own TV channel. Users can even introduce their own TV channel using their webcam.

A new feature also lets users broadcast live to their WorldTV channel using their mobile phone from anywhere on the planet. So far, more than 35,000 people from 168 countries have created their own TV channels on WorldTV. The site attracts over 250,000 unique users per month.

The new Twitter functionality allows users to broadcast messages via Twitter each time they add a new video clip to their WorldTV channel, or periodically if they are adding lots of videos at once.

Fully integrated into WorldTV’s video content management system, the user can also operate their Twitter account without having to leave WorldTV.

“We’ve been avid Twitter users for some time, and having a way to promote and share cool video finds via Twitter has been a major motivation for us to develop this functionality,” Klive explained.

“The success of TwitPic shows that people are keen to share more than just text messages on Twitter.

“We think we’ve created an elegant solution for sharing video finds on Twitter, wherever those videos may be found,” he added.

The new functionality tightly integrates with WorldTV’s popular tools for finding and sharing video clips from a range of supported sites, including YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Google Video, Blip.TV and many more.

In addition to the Twitter application, WorldTV has revealed a partnership deal with Bollywood TV channel ZoomTV, which opens up WorldTV’s content to a estimated 3.6 billion Bollywood fans worldwide. ZoomTV is the digital arm of Zoom Television, and is YouTube India’s No 1 most-viewed video-content provider across all categories.


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2.13.2009

Get 1000's Of Legitimate New Twitter Followers On Autopilot! FREE - NO CATCH!

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I just found this site that shows you a way of getting 1000's of new followers
on twitter, I just started using it myself and its starting to work already.

This is what the Site Claims: -


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So you're looking to get a massive following on twitter?



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2.07.2009

Want to earn some money from your Twitter account?

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Take a look at a startup called ‘Be a Magpie‘, which pays twitterers for posting ad tweets(they call it magpie-tweets) in between their normal tweets. The magpie-tweets are published by them and all you have to do is give them your password. So, unlike TwittAd, which uses Twitter backgrounds for advertisement, ‘Be a Magpie‘ directly advertises through tweets. I’m sure that you will check it!



How actually ‘Be a Magpie‘ works? It allows advertisers to create ad campaignswith a message and some keywords. Then, the system publishes those ads in between regular tweets and you get paid for it! They publishes tweets, on behalf of you, that matches with the topics you are twittering about. How often they publishes the ad tweets or magpie-tweets? Well, it depends on your own choice. You can choose to have one magpie-tweet per 20 tweets or one magpie-tweet per tweet. The default is one magpie-tweet every five tweets. This is very important, as too many ad tweets may annoy your followers.


How muchyou can earn? Your earnings will depend on the total number of followers you have on Twitter. The more popular you are, the more advertisers will compete for a tweet in your timeline and ultimately you will earn more. The value of a magpie-tweet is assessed through automated bidding of the advertisers that compete for advertisements.They will pay you via PayPal, once your accumulated earnings reaches € 50.

So, how to start? Anyone over 18 years of age and a Twitter account can register as a publishers on the Magpie network. Simply enter your Twitter name in their sign-up page and you will get an idea about how much you could earn. If you are interested to go forward, just give them your Twitter password and start earning! Well, in order to get paid, you must have a and I’m sure that you have one.

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How to Make Money Online from your twitter Background?

Today, I spotted a new Twitter relatedservice. It is called ‘TwittAd’ and as the name says, it aims at providing advertisingservice on Twitter profile. In simple words, it utilizes the backgrounds of Twitter profiles for advertising and provides Twitter users a way to make some money!

Like other advertising services, is there any chances of showing intrusive ads through ‘TwittAd’? Well, right now, I don’t see any such possibilities, because of their advertising model. They provides adsthrough background images! In their own words: “Our goal is to not fill Twitter with ugly & obnoxious advertisements. We give advertisers templates and ideas to help keep the integrity of Twitter background images.”


How to start? To sell ads, sign up for an account with
‘TwittAd’and specify the duration and price of your ad space. Then wait for advertisers to buy your space! Having a large number of followers will increase the chances of getting good advertisers. From your account, you can accept or decline ads. If you accept an ad, you need to upload the ad design to the design section of your Twitter account. Once you have placed the ad, notify TwittAd and get paid every hour you serve the ad. You can cash out via PayPal, once your account reaches $20 balance.

For advertisers,
‘TwittAd have provided some example ads on their site. So, if you want to advertise through their service, create your ad in one of their ad formats and look for suitable Twitter profiles for placement of your ad. TwittAd charges 5% as service on your total purchase price.

So, that was all about
‘TwittAd’ I can see that, some users are aready running ads on their Twitter profile backgrounds, by using this new service. But, I have no idea, how much benefits the advertisers are incurring from this service. What you think about this new advertising model? Do you think that it is going to stay? Feel free to give your comments.

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2.04.2009

Rich Twitter Resource for Twitter Addicts

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Bots
@homerbot - Fan of the simpsons? Homerbot gives one quote from the show in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
@woot - A brilliant electronics deal a day
@sfearthquakes - If you didn’t feel the shakin’ feel it through twitter
@timer - works like a wake up call. usage DM @timer 10 CALL MUM
@twittersecret - get it off your chest you dirty boy you.
@amazon - DM a book title or ISBN to get back a link to the amazon site.
http://www.retweet.com - A good source of new and interesting bots on twitter
@MrTweet a recommendations engine on twitter. Takes a few days to build your recommendations.

Celebs on Twitter (uk celebs)
@Schofe - The silver haired wonder that is Philip Scofield


@AlanCarr - We love you Alan - where fore art thou JLC?
@Wossy - Jonathan Ross wocks the boat
@RealDMitchell - If you don’t know who it is. You don’t deserve to know. I love Peep Show.
@stephenfry - The Actor and comedian. Hat tip to you fine sir.
@johncleese - Fawlty Towers king
@rustyrockets - Russell Brand - Hero of comedy
http://www.celebritytweet.com/ - Find all the celebs you want on this dedicated site.

Usa celebs
William Shatner - Captain Kirk.
Britney Spears - The real Britters. honest.
MC Hammer - Cant touch this? Well now you can. Almost.
Dave Matthews - Singer Songwriter.
Lance Armstrong - pro cyclist.

Meme Tracking
http://www.tweetmeme.com - Popular links rising on Twitter, shows the conversation and the people that have Retweeted
http://twemes.com/ - Rising terms on twitter. Offers RSS feeds of certain #hashtags.
http://twitrratr.com/ - Positive / Negative tweets from users using it. Seems not to be getting much traffic, considering Twitter search has this built in anyway.
http://twist.flaptor.com/ -See Trends breaking in Twitter.

URL tools
http://twitturly.com - Tracks the URLs that others have tweeted. Great for finding links from people that you know you found on twitter.
http://alexgirard.com/twitt/ - Import Twitter Stream links to Delicious. Requires Ruby
.http://mashable.com/2008/01/08/url-shortening-services/ - Loads of URL shortening
Services.

Shrinkers

Having trouble fitting things into 140 characters? Try some of these which will convert to 140 characters, faster than a teenage txt nut.
http://tweetshrink.com/http://www.twonvert.com/http://140it.com/ - also converts to bit.ly, and StockTwits company names.

Visual Enhancements

http://tweetvisor.com/ an alternative twitter interface
http://www.twitpic.com post pictures easily to your twitter stream
http://tweetgrid.com/ - another grid based twitter interface. One of the best ways to see multiple twitter streams together online.
http://www.jigtweets.com/ - Adds an Genius javascript overlay to twitter allowing you to post a location, link or picture from your hard drive. Why isn’t this already there?http://www.tweetworks.com/ - Threaded conversations. Also turns #hashtags into Grouped conversations.
http://www.tweetfeed.com/ - Groups Conversations into Twitter “walls”
.http://www.tweader.com/ - Threaded Conversations
http://www.tweetscribe.com/ -TweetScribe is a service that gives you a twitter feed by topic or search term, instead of by followers.
http://twitterified.com/ - Enhances the Twitter interface. Allows longer tweets, rich text and posting of pictures easily.
http://www.twitsaver.com/ - Superb screensaver of recently posted pictures on Twitter.
http://autopostr.com/ - let your friends automatically know when you have posted to Flickr.
http://twixxer.com/ - Shared Video and Pictures with Twitter.
http://www.twittersoap.com/index.php - Strange Mashup of twitter and mobile blogging site Mobypicture. Tweets are organised into “Episodes”.
http://www.bubbletweet.com/ - Add video to your twitter page.
http://twitterfall.com/ - a twitterwaterfall interface. Neat.
http://flockotweets.com/ - groups your followers into digestable RSS chunks. For easy reading.

Tools
http://twtpoll.com - post poll questions to Twitter. Receive the results from your followers. A great way to do market research if you are a business twitter user.
http://twittonary.com/ - A twitter dictionary. Explains various twitter related words.
http://www.lazytweet.com/ - Ask questions to a larger twitter following. Receive the answers back.
http://twitthis.com/ - Promotion buttons which allows your visitors to easily promote your website or blog on Twitter.
http://twitterreply.com/ - Never miss an @reply - sends replies to your email.
http://www.twitterment.com/ - Alternative Twitter Search Engine
http://tweepsearch.com/ - Search other users followers.
http://twist.flaptor.com/?tz=0 - compare two terms on twitter. Like Google Trends.
Following Tools
http://www.twollow.com - Auto Follow people
http://www.useqwitter.com - From the guys over at Contrast - know when someone unfollows you.
http://www.twitterel.com/ - Find followers with similar interests to you.
http://www.twitterless.com/ - Keeps a graph of your followers.
http://justtweetit.com/ - combines a twitter dictionary with a way to find similar Twitter users
http://twintro.org/ - Ever day twintro tweets a different users updates. Helps you find new and interesting Twitter users.
http://whoshouldifollow.com/ - Who should you follow based on your friends.
http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/ - Who’s in your twitter bubble?
http://twittersnooze.com/ - Put someone on snooze if they are too noisy or piss you off.
http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/ - Helps manage your followers better with Pagination for friends and ordering and sorting. Flash based app.
http://twittertroll.com/ - Twitter search engines which can help you find more people to follow.
http://twitter-friends.com/ -as If you didn’t need more people to follow..Here’s another Friend finding tool.
Tw33t.me - Why follow people. Provide reasons why, and build your own unique page.- @followfinder will suggest new friends to follow.Backgrounds / Icons
http://www.twitbacks.com Free customised Twitter backgrounds.
http://www.twitterbacks.com All a bit naff to be honest, but there are free PSD’s to download and customise.
http://twittertreats.blogspot.com - Wallpaper and Icons blog for Twitter.
http://www.twitterimage.com/ - More custom twitter backgrounds.
http://twitterpatterns.com/ - Twitter background patterns.
26 Awesome Backgrounds from us. Shameless plug I knowhttp://twittershowcase.com/ -- just launched twitter backgrounds site.

Twitter Scheduling / Organisation

http://futuretweets.com/ - Schedule tweets in the future.
http://twuffer.com/ - Similar to future tweets, but sexier site IMO.
http://twittercal.com/ - connect your twitter account with your Google calendar
http://twitresponse.com/ - a Twitter AutoResponder tool

Money Making
http://twitpay.me/ -Receive and send dough via Twitter.
http://be-a-magpie.com/start - Put advertisements in your Twitter stream. Big uproar in the Twitter community about this one.
http://www.twittertise.com/ - Track the traffic you send to your site.

Just for Fun
http://cursebird.com/ - Find out what foul mouthed followers are getting up to. Not for the easily offended.
http://popacular.com/gigatweet/ - Counting the number of Tweets. Pointless but fun to watch the counter count.
http://www.divvoted.com/ Vote for great websites via Twitter.
http://foamee.com/ - Owe someone a beer? Give it to them via Twitter.
http://wasoverheard.com/ - Provides an anonymous way to tweet things which you have recently overheard.
http://twistori.com/ - FunTwitter based tool from Amy Hoy. Find tweets based on Love Hate Think Believe Feel Wish feelings on Twitter.

Ego - Tools
http://www.retweetrank.com/ - Ranks users based on how many retweets they receive.
http://twitter.grader.com/ - Ranks the most popular twitter users with the most influence or followers.
http://twicksize.com/ - measure the size of your twick. Tongue in cheek piss take of recent ego tools.
http://tweetrush.com/ - Graphs out your recent twitter activity
.http://www.twitterposter.com/ - Provides a visual representation of the sphere of influence of a particular twitter user.
http://web.forret.com/tools/twitter-tq.asp - Calculate your Twitter Quotient.
http://twitterratio.com/ - Follower to Friend Ratio.
http://www.twitstat.com/ - Twitter Statistics page updated daily.
http://twit.pix.ly/ - Twitter Avatar combat. Fight!
http://twitterholic.com - How much of a TwitteraHolic are you.
http://twinfluence.com - Whats your Twitter Influence?

Music Tools
http://www.foxytunes.com/twittytunes/ - Tweet what you are listening to on Twitter.
lastfmlovetweet.com - Post the tracks you love on Twitter. Direct from Last.FM.

Location Tools
http://www.twitterlocal.net/ - An Adobe Air application that allows you to watch locations in Twitter.
http://www.citytweets.net/ - Twitter activity in and around your City. Mostly American cities.
http://twittearth.com/ - Live 3d Model of Tweets from all over the world.

Directory Tools for Twitter
http://www.socialbrandindex.com/ - Social Brand Directory organised.
www.twellow.com - Get listed in the Yellow Pages for Twitter
http://www.twitdir.com/ - Another Twitter Directory
http://www.twibs.com/ - Business Directory for Twitter.

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2.03.2009

Wanna Follow Top 50 Celebrities @ Twitter

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1. Stephen Fry: 98616 followers
Read his Twitter feed at: http://twitter.com/stephenfry
Type of celebrity: Comedian, Actor, TV presenter, Wit
Typical Tweet: “600 people went to the theatre, not to to see Oliver but to compete in a paper & chocolate wrapper rustling competition. Others came to cough”

2. Lance Armstrong: 53813
http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong
Cyclist, record breaking Tour De France Winner
“Got the Knaggs' family/kids over here at the house. 6 kids ripping around. It's madness! Luke and 5 girls. Ha! Have a good weekend everyone!”

3. Britney Spears: 53290
http://twitter.com/britneyspears
“I love Japan! I think all the tiny cars are so cute! –Britney”

4. Rick Sanchez: 48825
http://twitter.com/ricksanchezcnn
American TV news anchor
“i twitter because i need as a journalist to get what viewers think and say. w/out them i'm just another talking head.they complete me, lol!”

5. Shaquille O'Neill: 46296
http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_SHAQ
Basketball player, Actor
“Anotha sleepless nite, n twitter land, aaaaaggggghhhhhhh, whyyyyyyyyyyyy”

6. John Cleese: 44142
http://twitter.com/JohnCleese
Actor, Comedian
“Thank you everyone for the messages. Remember I am practically dead, barely functional. Your patience is appreciated. Will blog again soon”
7. Jonathan Ross: 43432
http://twitter.com/Wossy
Tv Presenter, Comedian
“You can lead a celeb to twitter but you can't always make them tweet.”
8. Al Gore: 38351
http://twitter.com/algore
American politician, Former US Vice President, Environmentalist
“I'm advocating a US goal of 100% carbon-free electricity in 10 years. If you are interested in the plan, check today's NYT op-Ed on it”
9. MC Hammer: 34042
http://twitter.com/MCHammer
Rapper
“I appreciate all the love (tweets) of congratulations you sent to me about the Super Bowl commercial (Cash4Gold) ...it means a lot..thanks”
10. John Hodgman: 32097
http://twitter.com/hodgman
Comedian
“Desk is clear for the first time since beginning of book tour. Apparently it is made of wood”
11. Jimmy Fallon: 27163
http://twitter.com/jimmyfallon
American Comedian
“Just got 4 deli platters from The Daily Show for me and the staff. Classy peeps. Thanks!”
12. Dave Matthews: 24064
http://twitter.com/DaveJMatthews
Musician
“I been playing different guitars. One looks quite a bit like a strat but Rob Cavallo had it made for me (I liked his).”
13. Neil Gaiman: 17705
http://twitter.com/neilhimself
Author
“Clues you're twittering too much : during an interesting dream, you think "I must twitter this", and start looking in dream for your phone.”
14. Philip Schofield: 17291
http://twitter.com/Schofe
TV presenter
“Just got the viewing figures for DOI last night, best yet .... 10.9 million. Everyone thrilled with that!! If you watched, thank you.”
15. Russell Brand: 15673
http://twitter.com/rustyrockets
Comedian, TV Presenter, Actor
i"m in bed with my cat morrissey. he'd be furious if he knew i was writing this. he conveys affection by milking me, sans consent. grim
16 Alan Carr: 12,294
http://twitter.com/AlanCarr
“Regretting eating that extra portion of tenderstem broccoli, got awful wind. Nearly blew out my scented candle”
17. Demi Moore: 11655
http://twitter.com/mrskutcher
Actress
“Don’t know how this community of positivity was created but I’m grateful to have found you and thrilled to be a part of this. Go Twitterers
18. Arnold Schwarzenegger: 11147
http://twitter.com/schwarzenegger
Governor of California, former actor
“This is about clean air, saving drivers' money at the gas pump, and about reducing dependence on foreign oil”
19. Jimmy Carr: 8827
http://twitter.com/jimmycarr
Comedian
“is performing at Peterborough tonight, then Brighton tomorrow”
20. Kevin Smith: 8379
http://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith
Film Director, Actor
I think someone tried to hack into my account. Bummer
21. William Shatner: 7599
http://twitter.com/WilliamShatner
Actor
“Ricardo Montalban was a wonderful man I saw him on Broadway I was entertained by his movies. I loved working with him on the film we made”
22. Snoop Doggy Dogg: 7549
https://twitter.com/snoopdogg
Rapper
“Who's down to ride with Dogg???”
23. Karl Rove: 7233
http://twitter.com/KarlRove
Political advisor
“En route to Miami for a speaking engagement— a discussion on the new Administration and analysis of the general political landscape.”
24. Paulo Coelho: 5722
http://twitter.com/paulocoelho
Author
“I'm diving deeper into Timothy Leary's perception of the world but without the LSD”
25. David Mitchell: 5465
http://twitter.com/RealDMitchell
“Thank you so much for believing I'm the real me! I've double checked and I still am. I'll try and post something informative occasionally”
26. Soulja Boy: 5425
http://twitter.com/souljaboytellem
Rapper
“My video gone take him out the game Lol y'all gone love this sh*t just wait”
27. Charlie Brooker: 5338
http://twitter.com/charltonbrooker
Columnist, satirist, writer
“GATE O’CLOCK (gayt-oh-klok) – Noun. The tipping point at which the suffix “-gate” may be appended to any given scandal”
28. Luke Wilson: 4809
http://twitter.com/LukeWilson
Actor
“It's hard to keep this twitter thing updated! I should hire someone to do this! ;)”
29. Andy Murray: 4758
http://twitter.com/andy_murray
Tennis Player
“In abu dhabi - redirected cuz of fog. Gone with that. Killing treacle on nintendo brain train tho”
30. Rob Brydon: 4673
http://twitter.com/RealRobBrydon
Actor, Comedian
“Almost ten hours of sleep, a modern day personal best!”
31. Joe Trippi: 4644
http://twitter.com/JoeTrippi
Political Adviser
“Completely fueled by Diet-Pepsi during Dean Campaign and since, I unfortunately must report that I do not feel "Forever Young”
32. Graham Linehan: 4071
http://twitter.com/Glinner
Sitcom writer behind Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd
“I'm pro-erotica, anti-vampire”
33. Andi Peters: 4021
http://twitter.com/xxandip
“I'm a Nando's lover. Medium Peri-peri. Yum. All I talk about is food...why not!!”
34. Will Carling: 3115
http://twitter.com/willcarling
“Just about to have a meeting with Rob Jones, a rugby legend from the Valleys!! And a top boy (but can only drink 3 shandys a night!!)”
35. Boris Johnson: 2281
http://twitter.com/MayorOfLondon
Politician: Mayor of London, Columnist
“Sorry everyone for my radio silence. Not been sking but in Davos. Wall to wall bankerfest and crazy busy schedule. Promise to twitter mo ...”
36. Michael Phelps: 2239
http://twitter.com/Michael_Phelps
Swimmer
“Michael Phelps + New Hobby = Poker !!”
37. Jamie Oliver: 2140
http://twitter.com/Jamie_Oliver
Chef
“yeah!great guys,go for it! get involed, talk about pork, cook different cuts, buy british! the recipes are there. and pledge pledge pledge”
38. Elijah Wood: 2118
http://twitter.com/elijahwood
Actor
“Dancing in my underwear like Tom Cruise in Risky Biz, lol”
39. Tim Minchin: 1965
http://twitter.com/timminchin
Comedian, musician, actor
“without wanting to sound too crass, tickets for next month's leicester show have gone on sale. do come”
40. Rachel Bilson: 1720
http://twitter.com/rachel_bilson
Actress
“shopping! shhhhhh”
41. Mischa Barton: 1672
http://twitter.com/MischaBarton
“Hey guys, go check out out my blog where I clear up some rumors you might have read. Don't believe everything you read! ; ) XOXO MB”
42. Yoko Ono: 1199
http://twitter.com/yokoono
Artist
“Every day, I am thankful that I am alive. It's not like we are more deserving than the ones who are running for survival under bombs”
43. Eli Manning: 1328
http://twitter.com/elimanning
American Football player
“big game tonight. home field at stake. feelin good”
44. Regina Spektor: 1293
http://twitter.com/reginaspektor
Musician
“trying to keep up with all the followers! Xoxoxox”
45. George Lucas: 973
http://twitter.com/George_Lucas
Director
“Kids are really loving the new Clone Wars series”
46. Jamie Cullum: 929
http://twitter.com/jamiecullum
Musician
“Wow. As I listen to this new stuff I realise that i've definitely chosen vibe over perfection. All full takes, no editing”
47. Xzibit: 661
http://twitter.com/mrxtothaz
Rapper, TV Presenter
“black and gold is wack and old......LOL”
48. Richard Herring: 513
http://twitter.com/Herring1967
Comedian
“Playing scrabble in cafe Nero after getting too cold for comfort in regents park. Winning of course. Best word so far- patinas 73”
49. Roots Manuva: 388
http://twitter.com/rootsmanuva
Rapper, Musician
“Wassup twitation massive! The slime tour blasted off like a rocket. I'm in norfork now. Can someone tell my aunt delia to pop into the show.”
50. Toby Young: 103
http://twitter.com/toadmeister
Journalist, Broadcaster
“So 38 million Americans watched their new President flub the Oath. Even George "They misunderestimated me" Bush got that right”



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How much your Twitter profile worth? Find out here


So there’s this site Out There called TwitterValue. It allegedly measures how much your Tweets are worth, based on a super-secret “Ph.D algorithm.” Our guess is that it takes into account the number of followers you have, how frequently you tweet, how many @replies you get, etc. Being the vainglorious nerds that we are here at CG, we decided to see how much our Tweets are worth. You’re in for a treat, believe me! Or should I say, you’re in for a Tweet, lol!

@zeewaqar77(Zee) is worth $136
@johnbiggs (John) is worth $372
@ThePeterHa (Peter) is worth $137
@daamoth (Doug) is worth $31
@nicholasadeleon (Nicholas, me!) is worth $137
@GregKumparak (Greg) is worth $137
@smerrill (Scott) is worth $136
@frompkin (Dave) is worth $22
@boilr (Jeremy) is worth $17

That’s a suspicious amount of clustering around the $136-$37 area, no?

For comparison’s sake, the boss himself, @TechCrunch (Arrington), is worth $3,710 and @BarackObama (the president, silly!) is worth $41,150.

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2.02.2009

Brief History of Twitter

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Dom Sagolla, formerly of Odeo Corp., corporate predecessor of Obvious Corp., the company behind Twitter, tells the story of the micro-messaging service that has caught the imagination of everyone from from tech mommies to cable news networks, sports stars and Hollywood stars. It has become a source of breaking news and rumors. It is the new pulsating heart of the real-time Internet. It was born at a time when Odeo was facing a rather bleak future:
“Rebooting” or reinventing the company started with a daylong brainstorming session where we broke up into teams to talk about our best ideas. I was lucky enough to be in @Jack’s group, where he first described a service that uses SMS to tell small groups what you are doing.


I remember that @Jack’s first use case was city-related: telling people that the club he’s at is happening. “I want to have a dispatch service that connects us on our phones using text.”

Work on the project started on March 31, 2006. @Jack is Jack Dorsey, until recently the CEO of Twitter. He wrote the version 0.1 with Noah Glass, who showed me Twitter, back when it was known as Twttr, at a party in SOMA in San Francisco. That very night I wrote a short blog post about the service:

Twttr has married Short Code Messaging, SMS with a way to create social groups. By sending a text message to a short code (for TWTTR) you can send your location information, your mood information or whatever and share it with people who are on your social-mob! Best part - no installation necessary!

Thanks to an early jump, I got the @Om handle for my Twitter account. Reading that original post, I am amazed at how much has changed in two-and-a-half years. For Twitter, web has become the primary focus. The company has received a $500 million buyout offer, not to mention criticism for not being able to keep the service working all the time.

As Dom points out, over time, much of the original team from Odeo was let go — including Glass. Odeo became Obvious Corp., and, well, the rest is history. Now, the company is rumored to be valued at $250 million and is on its way to becoming the next hot platform on the web.

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