Perhaps I was just being naive. I always assumed that the things that you say on Twitter were protected under free speech and opinions could be posted without recourse as long as they weren’t designed to spread misinformation. With all of the fake death reports about celebrities and people calling each other names, it didn’t seem like there were really very many boundaries.
Many have been predicting since 2007 that Twitter was a fad that would soon die. They suggested that people enjoyed the simplicity but in the end they would shift back towards long-form and abandon microblogging altogether. It’s 2011… where are the experts now?
Do YOU use Twitter? If you’re reading this blog, you either are using twitter or you’re considering it.
This breakdown by our friends at Flowtown puts it all into perspective for us in stunning digital fashion. Are you doing it right? If you’re considering using it, into which demographic will you fit? [Read more…]
Bots on twitter are getting more clever. Accounts can be automated to seem as real as you or me.
Believe it or not, there’s actually a place for bots on Twitter. For many, they can be effective for certain things such as RSS feeds for blogs, tag retweeting, etc. The problem is with the automated accounts that are nothing other than ways to accumulate followers to spread whatever spammy message the botmaster wants spread either now or in the future.
We will be tracking the hashtag #notabot going forward and listing accounts that claim to be, well, not a bot. Accounts that tweet it will be verified for authenticity and listed here weekly. [Read more…]