Category: Twitter


eBay Movie & Twitter Movie (Parody of the Social Network “Facebook” Movie)

One month after the release of the Movie Trailer of “The Social Network”, aka “The Facebook Movie”, two parodies are getting a lot of attention. Have a look yourself.

Twitter Movie Trailer

eBay Movie Trailer


Entreprenurs need to listen to this song!

THE NEW DORK – Entrepreneur State of Mind (Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys Spoof)


Twitter Mania: More Tweets then ever

(Via L.A. Times) More tweets than ever are hitting Twitter. But the social network is still far behind Facebook, the world’s most popular social network.

Back in 2007, an average of just 5,000 tweets were added to Twitter on a daily basis. By 2009, that figure grew to 2.5 million tweets a day. It was impressive growth. But over the last year, thanks in large part to celebrity and media attention, tweets have exploded.

The company reported Monday that the number of tweets added to its site grew by 1,400% in 2009 to an average of 35 million a day. Just two months into 2010, 600 tweets are hitting the site each second, amounting to 50 million tweets a day.

Twitter has officially joined the ranks of Facebook and MySpace as a premier social network. But, as successful as it is, the site still pales in comparison with Facebook.

Last week, Web analytics firm Compete announced that Facebook had become the second-most popular website in the United States behind Google.

According to Compete, Facebook attracted approximately 134 million unique visitors in January. Twitter had 23.5 million unique visitors for the month.

Facebook users update their status 60 million times a day, outpacing Twitter’s 50 million daily tweets.

Another sobering fact for Twitter: More than 5 billion pieces of content, including photo albums, notes, and web links, are added to Facebook each month.

In other words, Twitter has a long way to go if it wants to catch up to Facebook.


How to make money with Twitter?

If the Twitter Management is not inventing advertising on the users just do it themselves.

Twitter users inetgrating advertisements in their stream of updates have begun adopting new standards for disclosure.

Many ads are now being marked with tags — “#spon” for sponsored tweets, “#paid” or “#samp” for those who received sample products — based on guidelines released Thursday by the Word of Mouth Marketing Assn. (WOMMA). The new instructions are a response to the Federal Trade Commission’s call for more explicit disclosure from bloggers.

Making Money with Twitter


Dom Sagolla to publish a book about Twitter

Dom Sagolla was one of the first emloyees at Twitter and is now publishing a book about the micro-blogging service, called 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form

Dom writes about the definitive history of Twitter, from an insider’s point of view, about the new grammar rules for short-form writing, and a catalog of writing styles and includes inspiring quotations from comedy to poetry from some of the best writers.

Here is a Video Interview I recorded at the Mobile Innovation Week in Toronto.


13 best tools to analyze Twitter (updated)

Here is my selection of the six thirteen best tools and platforms to analyze your Twitter Stream.

Twitter Grader:
Twitter Grader

Twitter Analyzer:
Twitter Analyzer

Twitter Counter:
Twitter Counter

Twitter Score:
Twitter Score



Tweet Effect:
Tweet Effect



Twitter Friends:
Twitter Friends

Really interesting tool to track trending topics.

Best way to analyse your outbound links on your twitter stream as well as hot topics.

Micro Plaza:
Impressive tool to track and visualize the hot topics of your followers on twitter. A kind of “crowdsourced” news platform personalized through your twitter account.


Hillary Clinton about the “twitter revolution”

CNN report that the role of Twitter in the Iranian protests has got the attention of the Pentagon as well as Hilary Clinton.


Twitter Search 2.0

Twitter Search Big changes are in the works for Twitter and their realtime search features, says new Twitter VP of Operations Santosh Jayaram, changes that may spell the end of the status quo both for the microblogging platform in particular and the entire concept of organic searching in general.

Jayaram, who previously worked on Google’s search quality team, spoke two weeks ago at a TIEcon 2009 preview conference about the changes Twitter is planning to implement to their search features, providing attendees with a compelling look at how the microblogging platform may rise up to challenge even Google in terms of indexing Web 2.0 content.

“Twitter will begin crawling and indexing content linked from Tweets, not just the tweets themselves anymore.”

The most major change Jayaram spoke about concerns how Twitter indexes content. Until now, Twitter’s realtime search feature has been limited to Tweets themselves; the content of each Tweet is indexed and searchable through Twitter’s search engine. That, Jayaram says, is going to change – at an unspecified point in the near future, Twitter will begin crawling and indexing content linked from Tweets, not just the tweets themselves anymore.

Look out, Google – Twitter’s got your number. The change to Twitter’s search feature is huge, and it all boils down to analytical data, and the immense value that such information carries with it. Twitter’s ability to track realtime trends already puts Google’s to shame – and taking that ability off the domain means that the microblogging platform is poised to become the internet’s premiere Web 2.0 content index. Even the brief delay of a few hours in Google’s search engine results represents eons in the hyperspeed context of the modern internet. Twitter can fill in that gap, and Jayaram provided us with some juicy details about how they’re going to be doing that.

One of the ways that Twitter is going to increase the relevancy of its search engine is by introducing a Twitter “reputation” ranking system, says Jayaram. Currently, when searching a popular trending topic, or clicking its link on the Twitter sidebar, users are usually overwhelmed with a wealth of “hollow content” like retweets, comments, and so on. Twitter’s reputation ranking system will change that by providing users with an authoritative view of trending topics and keywords on Twitter, instead of just flinging users into a chronological timeline.

That change alone will improve Twitter’s search by leaps and bounds. I can’t wait to find out more about when we can expect to see these changes implemented, and how Twitter plans to show users the data that it collects about off-site content.

Via Twittown:


Are you a Twitter Celebrity?

Great Video about the daily life at the Twitter Universe.

Via Loic.


Twitter SMS Updates for Vodafone UK customers

Vodafone UK has signed an agreement with Twitter that will allow its customers to send updates to, and receive SMS notifications from, the messaging network of the moment.
As of today, Vodafone customers will be able to receive text messages from people they choose to follow via SMS on Twitter and send text messages to a dedicated Shortcode, 86444, for their ‘tweets, @replies, or to follow someone on the go. When receiving a text message from Twitter containing a URL, customers will be able to click on the link and access the webpage directly from their mobiles.

The SMS updates posted on Twitter will be free of charge for the first few weeks from launch; after that, they will be part of customers’ bundles. After the free period, regular charges will apply to customers without bundles, but all text message updates sent from Twitter will remain free of charge.

“We are delighted to be the only operator in the UK today to offer Twitter on SMS to our customers,” says Al Russell, Vodafone UK’s Head of Vodafone Internet services. “Since we made social networks on the move both simple to use and great value, customers have flocked to using these services, which have exploded in popularity.”
Twitter’s Director of Mobile Business Development, Kevin Thau, adds:
“Mobile texting extends the power of Twitter’s real-time network in a simple but significant way. Twitter is the messaging network you didn’t know you needed until you experience it over SMS.”
Vodafone says the new service is easy to use on any mobile device and offers fast mobile access to one of the most popular social networks in the world. Twitter joins a long list of social networks available through Vodafone live! since December 08.

Vodafone adds that since it began including mobile Internet access in its price plans, giving customers unlimited access to the mobile Internet, social networks have topped Vodafone’s popularity charts for the most visited sites on mobiles.


Twitter goes Mainstream

US Media is talking about Twitter, using Twitter and making fun about Twitter.

Watch this clip of the Daily Show and see what Jon Stewart thinks about Twitter:


Overview of Events at the Mobile World Congress 2009

Mobile World Congress 2009 Barcelona

Overview of Events at the Mobile World Congress 2009
List via: MobileSlate.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

EVENT: Mobile Sunday Barcelona RSVP
TIME: 19:00 –
LOCATION: Club Mix, Comerç 21

Monday, February 16, 2009

EVENT: LiMo Information Briefing and Reception RSVP
TIME: 15:30 – 19:00
LOCATION: Salon Saria, Hotel Barcelo Sants, Plaza Del Paisos Catalans

EVENT: Mobile Monday Peer Awards RSVP
TIME: 16:00 – 20:00
LOCATION: Petit Palau, Palau de la Música Catalana, calle Palau de la Música, 4-6

EVENT: MACH Networking Event
TIME: 17:00 – Close
LOCATION: Hall 1, Stand 1D67

EVENT: Symbian Foundation Party Invite Only
TIME: 20:00 – Late
LOCATION: For tickets please contact your Symbian Foundation representative at Hall 8, Stand 8A77

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

EVENT: Mobile Media TweetUP by MOCOM 2020, SIMYO and SmaatoInvite Only
TIME: 19:00 –
LOCATION: Broadbar Club Barcelona, Carrer d’Aribau 191

EVENT: Mobile Distillery – Worldwide Preview Event RSVP
TIME: 11:30 –
LOCATION: Hall 2, Stand 2F49

TIME: 16:00 – 19:00
LOCATION: Courtyard (CY10) at FIRA

EVENT: Sandisk Cocktail Party RSVP
TIME: 17:00 – 19:00
LOCATION: Hall 8, Booth 8C 129

TIME: 17:00 – 19:00
LOCATION: Hall 7, Booth #7B26

EVENT: MACH Networking Event
TIME: 17:00 – Close
LOCATION: Hall 1, Stand 1D67

EVENT: University of Oxford Forum for Next Generation Content Networking
Session No RSVP
TIME: 17:00 – Close
LOCATION: Hall 7 Stand D46

EVENT: Scottish Development International (Whisky Reception) No RSVP Required
TIME: 17:00 – 19:00
LOCATION: Hall 1, Stand E66

EVENT: Jefferies Cocktail Party Invite Only
TIME: 17:30 – 20:30
LOCATION: Plaza Dante s/n, Montjuic

EVENT: Telefónica/O2 Cocktail Party Invite Only
TIME: 18:00 – 21:00
LOCATION: AYRE HOTEL, Gran Via de Les Corts, Catalanes, 322 – 324

EVENT: Netsize Guide Launch Party 2009 RSVP
TIME: 19:00 – Late
LOCATION: Shôko Lounge Club, Passeig Marítim (La Barceloneta) 36

EVENT: Accel Partners Invite Only
TIME: 19:30 – 22:30
LOCATION: Casa Batllò, The Julol Rooms, 2nd floor, 43 Passeig de Gracia

EVENT: Enterprise Ireland No RSVP
TIME: 19:30 – 23:55
LOCATION: George Payne Irish Bar, Plaza Urquinona, 5

EVENT: The Ink Studio – Go Rouge Party RSVP
TIME: 20:00 – 23:00
LOCATION: Dostrece, calle carme 40

EVENT: Vantrix Invite Only
TIME: 21:00 – 02:00
LOCATION: Bel Luna Jazz Club, Rambla Catalunya 5

EVENT: Lechill Mobile and Private’s annual WMC Party Invite Only
TIME: 22:00 – 04:00
LOCATION: Lotus C/Bailen 22

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

EVENT: Handmark Cocktail Party INVITE ONLY
TIME: 16:00 – 20:00
LOCATION: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel

EVENT: Tweet Up at Mobile World Congress No RSVP
TIME: 17:00 –
LOCATION: 7 Sins, Muntaner 7

EVENT: Rapid Mobile Whisky Tasting No RSVP
TIME: 17:30 – 19:00
LOCATION: Hall 7, Stand D84

EVENT: Gomonews Blender RSVP
TIME: 18:00 – 22:00
LOCATION: Bel Chica, Carrer de Villarroel, 60

EVENT: Swedish Beers, with Admob, Palringo, Silverstreet and dotMob No RSVP
TIME: 18:30 –
LOCATION: Dostrece, La Rambla at C/ Carme 40

EVENT: PocketGamer / Mpowerplayer Party RSVP
TIME: 19:00 –
LOCATION: El Lliure, Pg. Santa Madrona, 40-46 Placa Margardia Xirgu

EVENT: WIP Mobile Jameoke No RSVP
TIME: 21:30 – Late
LOCATION: Bel Chica, Carrer de Villarroel, 60

Thursday, February 19, 2009

TIME: 10:30 – 17:00

EVENT: TechCrunchTalk Mobile 2.0 RSVP
TIME: 15:00 – 21:00


How to use Twitter?

Here is an easy to understand and fun presentation by @minxuan.
Great layout and really to the point!