I know some of you get questions day in and day out about how to use Twitter. I thought these Cliff Notes might help.
I developed these "Cliff Notes" as a way to help manage expectations and provide someone who is unfamilar with the tool a foundation to start from. We have a more in depth "How To" guide that we call the Twitter Field Guide (we have a series of these guides). Now, these guides are great for the Community…Continue
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The profile for @DODASSMC reads: "The Army's Director of Online and Social Media Division coordinates these monthly meetings for professional development and networking of DOD social media folks." For the past two months, I've had the pleasure of addressing that group, and I've come to realize that it's time for me to embrace (resurrect?) my inner Social Media Ninja. More on that later.
First, it's important to understand why DODASSMC's monthly meetings are so exciting.…Continue
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This shouldn’t be considered a new idea or story by any stretch of the imagination but social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and the newly launched Google+ are becoming increasingly popular frontiers for terrorist organizations. Classic cyberterrorism has always been associated with the large-scale disruption of computer networks and certain targeted websites being affected by release of computer viruses. These types of cyber-attacks are far from new…Continue
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For this week’s Top 10 Twitter list we’re focusing on renewable energy. There is plenty of information sharing on Twitter about renewable energy, but these are the ten folks we think are leading the charge.
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It’s estimated 41.6 percent of the U.S. population has a Facebook account, and 13 percent of the population is part of the Twitterverse. Once you add in sites like GovLoop, LinkedIn, Second Life and YouTube, it’s not unusual for someone to have multiple social media profiles.
Social media sites are now as much a part of American culture as baseball and apple pie. In between strikes and slices, we post and…Continue
Beth Beck, Space Operations Outreach Manager at NASA, has
created a national community of rocketry and exploration
enthusiasts. And she’s helped a generation unfamiliar
with the thrills of NASA’s Mercury and Apollo eras understand
that the space agency is more than budget battles and tragically
lost Space Shuttles. How has Beck boosted outer space to
Added by Claudia Hosky on June 23, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Looking for the Apps for the Environment contest? The correct URL is http://www.epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment . Sorry for the mistake!
We're having a great discussion about how to help employers pick you out of a stack of resumes on a blog post I wrote a few days ago.
One of the suggestions…Continue
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A few weeks ago, Twitter redesigned its homepage, going from
One of the biggest elements they removed was Trending Topics. This was a feature that was front and center in Twitter’s second redesign, showing what was popular by the minute, day or week. Then in the third redesign, Trending Topics shrunk to a small, unobtrusive line. Now in the fourth iteration, it’s gone.
We are very fortunate to have a very clever developer on hand who created some incredibly useful Twitter tools for us. Even better, we put them out as open source code on GitHub for you to use.
But what do these tools do and why should you be interested in them?
Let's face it. You're well aware of Twitter. Your favorite yogurt is tweeting, your dry cleaner, your sister, and local government. But once you actually manage to pick a twitter handle name, sign up, and follow your first 100 people, you seem to enter upon a room where people are chatting non-stop, and seemingly, to each other. As you sit in front of your computer, scrolling through the tweets, you suddenly feel time-warped back to being 14 years old, and walking into the cateteria of a…Continue
Wow - has anyone seen this live tweeting account of the U.S. military operations that took out Osama Bin Laden?
Fascinating - read from the bottom up!…Continue
One of the two implications of the paradigm shift I wrote about was the movement from an information economy in which providers pushed out their content to one in which consumers pulled it into their feed. This movement started with the advent of RSS feeds and has hit a high point in link shortening and sharing on Twitter and facebook.
The data that prove this shift are all around. in 2010,…
Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on April 13, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments
(This blog post was originally published in the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) S.M.A.R.T. Blog. It's been fairly widely read and well received, and I thought GovLoop folks might be interested as well.)
Thanks to Twitter, it’s as easy to keep up with your favorite celebrity as it is to stay in touch with your best friend. An estimated 200 million users send more than 65 million tweets every day. These days, if you want people to talk about it, you should tweet about it.
In the wake of the recent disasters in Japan, many organizations used Twitter to raise donations for the relief effort overseas. However, Microsoft’s Bing pledged $100,000 and received a lot of criticism for their generous pledge.
On March 12, Bing tweeted “How can you #SupportJapan? For every retweet, @bing will give $1 to Japan quake victims, up to $100K.”
Some may think it’s a clever way…
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