I’ve been getting a lot of spam FriendFeed follows lately, that’s usually the first sign that a social networking site has started to turn irrelevant. Anyone else notice an influx of high following to follower ratio FriendFeed users of late? This picture below illustrates everything that is wrong about tying to use sites like FriendFeed […]
This is a follow-up to the two O’Reilly articles from yesterday “Twittering the Swine Flu” and “Tracking and Graphing the Swin Flu with Twitter”. I’ve been using Twist to graph Twitter trends, here’s an interesting graph of the impact of Swine Flu on Twitter. What I find interesting about Twist is that it shows you […]
This is from my article over at O’Reilly News: Social media and social networking are going to be pivotal aspects of engaging and empowering the individual. Decades from now, we won’t be able to imagine a government unaffected by the real-time input of constituents filtered by the social operating system that will define the culture. […]
Dude, something’s broken with Twitter, all these 500 errors. Maybe Bob Lee’s Twubble is causing Twubble? Who knows, but the 500 errors are maximizing Twitter suckage. I don’t want to blame Mr. Lee, that’s just conjecture, but it does seem a curious coincidence.