Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Twitchy Bitchy

Sometimes it seems like twitter is nothing more than a place where people relay headlines with links to magazine articles and newspaper stories. Yes, I understand people can't hold themselves back from sharing information, but the s*** hits the fan for me when some idiot tweets out last week or last month's news as if it were fresh. I just want to reply "we know that already, dumb ass, it was the buzz on twitter two weeks ago."

But I'm just as guilty as the next twitterer. I will send out RTs and MTs sometimes like there's no tomorrow. But I have found that original material, when tweeted, is far more effective and goes a lot farther than "tweet this" links form blogs and online publications.

At the very least the creative constraint associated with getting your message out in 140 characters or less is a good thing. And twitter totally blows RSS feeds out of the water when it comes to alerting the public to a new blog post or online article.

Kim Komando typed up one of the better articles regarding the effective use of twitter. Read it here. If you notice certain people trying to "make money" on twitter, un-follow them. They waste time. Especially the ones who for some reason tweet the exact same "opportunity" 5 or 6 times in a row. (I'm not sure how that happens, as twitter won't allow users to tweet the same thing a second time, but these marketing guru-idiots have apparently found a way around that.) So un-follow them, ban them, whatever it takes.

Whenever possible, tweet out fun, original stuff - text, pictures, links that can't be found anywhere else. Think of your followers as "good friends" with whom you'll share a slice of your personal life from time to time. I'm not sure how many tweets-per-day I read, but it's a good amount. And I limit those I follow to 300 or so. It's a good number - about 30 of those twitterers are extremely active on the microblogging platform - and roughly 100 tweet once in awhile. Every few months I go though the list of those I follow and un-follow any that haven't tweeted in a long time (months or more). Sometimes I wonder what happened to someone who once was very active but went silent. So if you get tired of tweeting, you should still send out a few a week to let folks know you haven't abandoned the platform.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Which one is the bigger pain in the ass?

(From my "Things I hate" file)

(1) You go to look up something on Google, start typing in the search bar, and there it is - exactly what you are looking for appears - but only for a second or two - then a bunch of shit you don't want appears instead.


(2) You see a teaser on a webpage, something like, "15 celebrities who eat manure." You click the link and land on one of those scrolling pages overladen with annoying ads, and every time you click to go to the next frame the computer loads another bunch of ads, and farts as if it were an old 386 on dial-up on AOL back in the mid 1990's. So slow and frustrating you decide "who cares" and move on.


(3) Whenever Google "fixes" something that ain't broken. (Most recent: Driving directions)  

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Thursday, April 10, 2014


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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Peaches Geldof RIP

If you subscribe to the "death comes in threes" theory, Peaches Geldof completes the latest series (1) John Pinette (2) Mickey Rooney (3) Peaches ...

  • Peaches Geldof
  • There's a link to Peaches' twitter account after the jump.

    Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof was a British journalist, television presenter and model. Wikipedia

    BornMarch 13, 1989, Westminster, United Kingdom
    DiedApril 7, 2014, Wrotham, United Kingdom
    SpouseThomas Cohen (m. 2012), Maxwell Drummey (m. 2008–2011)

    Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.

    Writing "was" destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is.

    Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken.

    Bob, Jeanne, Fifi, Pixie and Tiger Geldof.

    Monday, April 07, 2014

    People Are Talking About

    #MH370 ::: investigation 'turns a corner' - yes? Whatever, it's all the buzz on twitter!

    RIP Mickey Rooney, Kimberly Kay and Mark Bolger are back on the radio at Poughkeepsie's WCZX Mix 97.7 FM.

    Best of the blogs: Master your college pick

    Burning up Google:  Game of Thrones

    Hilarious: Earl Sweatshirt Spoofs Joe Budden In ‘Loiter Squad’ Season 3 Trailer Well, this explains that picture The Alchemist tweeted a while back. In the trailer for season three of Odd Future’s bizarro sketch comedy show, Loiter Squ...
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