You’ll have noticed that the title is not phrased “Has Twitter Lost The Plot?”, in keeping with the usual style of this blog. It’s a much more assertive “Twitter Has Lost The Plot”. I promised myself that I’d keep this blog vaguely professional and would not get my knickers in a twist over take-it-or-leave-it facets of the Internet. But I can no longer persuade myself that there’s some kind of logic to what Twitter is doing. The site has, quite seriously, lost the plot… Continue reading Twitter Has Lost The Plot
“Get a life!”… It’s one of the most familiar put-downs on the World Wide Web, appearing on forums and the social networking sites with striking regularity. But there’s almost always an irony in the phrase, because in order to recognise that some unknown character in a far-flung corner of the Net needs to get a life, you kind of have to be paying fairly close attention to some pretty trivial matters yourself… Continue reading Get a Life!… What It Really Means
Did you know that the colour you choose for the links in your Twitter design defines your personality? If you’ve left your links as standard, cool – you recognise that Twitter has not become one of the biggest players on the Internet by providing users with stupid link colours, and you’ve wisely opted to trust the site’s judgement. If, however, you’ve changed the colour of your links, you need to read this post. Continue reading Your Twitter Link Colour Defines Your Personality
Above: A very prevalent and understandable feeling among Twitter users. View @ToyatheGemini’s original Tweet on Twitter
It seems pretty straightforward, but Twitter’s Block function can provoke some complicated and difficult situations. Indeed, the details of blocking etiquette are not really universal. Blocking means different things to different people. So when, exactly, should you block another user on Twitter?… Continue reading Twitter: When Should I Block?
One of the elements of Twitter’s Mute function that’s only just beginning to sink in across the wider reaches of the site, is that in practical terms, it’s irreversible. Okay, so in technical terms, after a Follower has muted you, they can feasibly seek out your account and unmute it. But how many are actually going to do that? None. Once a Follower clicks on Mute, that’s it. Unless you proactively do something about it, they’ve silently unfollowed you, for life. Continue reading How To Get Yourself UnMuted on Twitter?
They’re not listening, are they? Most of them aren’t, anyway. Or at least that’s what you think. But you’re not alone. That feeling of shouting into a void is a part of most people’s Twitter experience, and it’s where the more serious social media analysts are now focusing the bulk of their attention. Any idiot can get 5,000 followers on Twitter, but 5,000 followers who actually listen? No. That kind of attention is reserved only for the famous. Or is it?… Continue reading HELP!!! My Twitter Followers Are Not Listening!: The Remedies
If you use Twitter a fair amount, you may have seen the auto-tweet promos from those who’ve (normally inadvertently) granted app-access to sites such as Twalue and ValueMyTweets. These sites and others purport to inform users how much their Twitter accounts are worth. But is this for real? Can you really sell your account for ten grand, or is there something else going on here?… Continue reading Twitter Account Valuation Sites: What They’re REALLY About