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It’s a little bit annoying when you follow a link on Twitter or Facebook only to be taken to a site that summarizes the story, then makes you click though to the source with the full story.
I think we need to do everyone a favor and share the source.
Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of big sites out there that collect and re-post great information. Sites like TechCrunch, CrunchGear, TUAW, LifeHacker, Gizmodo and so many more do a good job of giving the smaller sites added exposure, but they are also stealing it away.
I think it’s time we all started thinking less and just enjoyed social media more. I know I for one have to relax a little myself.
You see, I now have all these Twitter followers; like 700, and I try to impress them all. Some are friends, some are co-workers, some are industry professionals, some are celebrities, some are random other people and I worry about what I tweet.
What if someone doesn’t like it? What if I offend someone? Chances are, no one would even notice. They’ll see my tweet and, if they don’t care, they’ll skim right buy it and get on with their overly busy day.
Who doesn’t love Bacon?
Here are just some of the bacon chatter I picked up on Twitter recently.
Have you ever wondered the difference between Facebook, Twitter and MySpace? Well Despair.com has just the answer for you. It seems that Facebook is a combo of narcissism and stalking where MySpace is narcissism and ADHD. Twitter on the other hand has all three! Go Twitter!
If you’d like, Despair.com makes this print available on a T-Shirt and laptop skin for your gift giving pleasure.
With Twitter exploding in popularity in every direction, there are a lot of newbies that will not quite know what’s going on or who to follow. So I decided to write down the 9 things I look at when I determine who to follow on Twitter and who not to follow.
First of all, do not follow everyone who follows you. Some are legit, some are automated, some are spam, and not all of them are worth connecting up with. You get the most out of Twitter if you choose to follow only those who you are really interested in.
There are no shortage of Twitter applications out there. Each client seems to have a slightly different feature set too. I’ve tried a lot of them and below is a list of good Twitter applications that have been built for the Mac. No Adobe Air suggestions here, and most are available only on the Mac.
Simple and pretty, this app has the ability to be one of the nicest looking Twitter apps. It also comes with three built in themes which are very nice and supports multiple accounts. This one is one I haven’t played with much, but am loving it the more I use it. Only downside so far is no way to distinguish between read and un-read tweets.
Lets face it, some of us are on Twitter more than we are paying attention to most other forms of communication. We can tell you what was recently blogged, but we sometimes have no idea what’s going on outside our window with the weather. Wouldn’t it be nice to get them to come to you, via Twitter? Now you can.
See for yourself.
Looks to me like someone has some explaining to do.
enSue has pointed out that the bird also shows up in a WordPress theme by Randa Clay.
This is leading us to believe that the bird is a stock graphic available for anyone to use. This also means that there is no Twitter bird, just a bird that shows up on Twitter’s homepage.
I realized that the code I wrote for SocialAddict on Adobe Air could easily translate into a web application. So I tossed the files up online and now it’s accessible everywhere.
Check it out: http://twistermc.com/s
What’s cool about this is you can use it in a few different ways.
1 – Use it without Adobe Air.
2 – Load it in Firefox’s sidebar. Just visit the URL above, bookmark the page and be sure to check the ‘Load in Sidebar’ box. Now whenever you click on the bookmark, it’ll pop-open.
After my recent success with Plurkit, I decided to take the idea to the next level and add in more social sites. The outcome is SocialAddict which has 11 social sites within one Adobe Air application.
What SocialAddict does is loads the mobile or iPhone version of each site for easy access. Again, I didn’t tie into any APIs or do massive re-construction. These are all previously available applications that have been tied together to make it quick and easy to go from one to the next.
Within SocialAddict you’ll find:
- FriendFeed To Go