Google’s “Yay” vs. Twitter’s nuanced view

A Broadstuff post about the Summly acquisition by Yahoo! looks at the story as a test for how well Google works as a search engine vs. Twitter.  Now, Google works better than anything out there if you know what it is you want to find, but Twitter, Broadstuff asserts, is where you go to understand…… Continue reading Google’s “Yay” vs. Twitter’s nuanced view

Hoax-busting: Self-correcting Twitter streams

Is crap-detection, as Howard Rheingold calls it, something Twitter’s crowd is increasing doing for itself?  Mike Orcutt, writing on MIT Technology Review thinks it may be: Around 9 PM Eastern last night, my Twitter feed lit up with messages from respected journalists and bloggers declaring that NBC News had projected Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren the winner…… Continue reading Hoax-busting: Self-correcting Twitter streams

Where will we the web be in four years

On the day Barack Obama was elected in the 2008, 1.8 million Tweets were posted. In 2012 that many Tweets were posted in the last 8 minutes or so [source]. The change is still unfolding, the revolution continues. We haven’t arrived yet.  Someone said to me yesterday that they didn’t know what their job would…… Continue reading Where will we the web be in four years

Web shadows: Twitter learning tasks

The most post popular posts relating to Me and My Web Shadow has long been “Some Beginner’s Guides to Twitter”. This post from Beth Kanter is nice addition to those introductory guides, sharing some exercises from a Colorado non-profit’s team Twitter learning sessions. Read the full post at Me and My Web Shadow…

Some beginners’ guides to Twitter

* * Updated * * At the Brighton Digital Festival talk on online reputation for artists I did the other evening, I was asked to post some beginners’ guides to Twitter (thanks to Helen Wilshaw for the reminder). Naturally there is a pretty good one in Me and My Web Shadow, but there’s no shortage…… Continue reading Some beginners’ guides to Twitter

On revolutions: two blog posts that stopped me in my tracks

Two blog posts – one notes for a Newsnight feature that never got made, the other an academic paper – made a deep impression on me when I read them last week, and have stayed with me since. I’ve recommended them on Twitter and to anyone whose will listen. For me they together mark a…… Continue reading On revolutions: two blog posts that stopped me in my tracks

Causes and contexts: Arab Twitter revolutions and the origins of the First World War

Image: A troop train in the First World War (cc) drakegoodman @avschlieffen: Is anyone srsly suggesting trains caused the biggest war of all time? WTF!?! Get over it, you trainspotters. Rail isn’t everything. @billthekaiser: LOL It wasn’t me it was the 11.24 to Gdansk that made me do it. ;) Train timetables caused the biggest…… Continue reading Causes and contexts: Arab Twitter revolutions and the origins of the First World War

SuperSkills at 3 Monkeys – some more thoughts and writing a second book

Early start today to talk about the SuperSkills idea, at 3 Monkeys Communications in Soho. If you attended – thanks very much and here are the slides (which strictly speaking I should have posted beforehand). For more detailed notes about the detail of the talk, take a look at the post from TEDx last week.…… Continue reading SuperSkills at 3 Monkeys – some more thoughts and writing a second book