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Twitter is teetering because it has turned into one big pyramid scheme

Twitter is teetering because it has turned into one big pyramid scheme | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Why is the San Francisco-based company laying off almost 10% of its workforce, after posting a near-$600m loss last year as user growth flatlined?

 

 Illustration: Andrzej Krauze.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Stephen Dale's insight:

Having been a Twitter user since 2007, I'm used to its foibles and deficiencies, not least knowing how to dodge the growing number of bots and marketing bullshitters. Having grown my followers organically, and appreciate every single one of them, I never cease to be amazed at the concept of "buying" followers. One day these people will realise that it doesn't make any financial - or ethical - sense. I refuse to follow anyone who has hundreds of thousands of followers yet has only tweeted infrequently. For them, followers are juts commodities.The sooner this practice is seen for what it is the sooner we will reclaim the "social" space that was always the original intention for Twitter.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 7, 2015 8:17 AM

Social media’s struggles sum up a modern malaise: the inability to recognise value beyond market-driven metrics.


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Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends

Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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A super Twitter utility service for aggregating your favourite Twitter resources,

 

#socmed

#twitter

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Robin Good's curator insight, June 29, 2014 10:20 AM



Happy Friends is a new free tool created by Dave Winer which allows you to closely follow those Twitter accounts for which you don't want to miss a beat. 


Happy Friends makes it easy for you to add (but not to delete for now) any Twitter account you want and to easily expand it to see all of its most recent tweets. 


The result is a simple interface which lists your favorite Twitter sources and allows you to check rapidly what each one of them has posted. 


What may escape anyone not reading this, is that by clicking on any of the headlines displayed inside Happy Friends you get to see the full Twitter card display, just as it was intended to be seen on Twitter with integrated images and video. 


Happy Friends fulfils for me a true need, as with Twitter typical readers and tools (including lists) it is very difficult to track specific sources postings without doing a few click acrobatics. 


I hope that in one of the upcoming versions, the formatting of the tweets will also be improved as to make it easier for the eye to rapidly scan the information presented. The twitter grey icons on the left do to little to quiet down the noise created by all the the tweet texts and links appearing on the Happy Friends page. Vertical spacing between items and separating text from links would significantly improve legibility and rapid eye-scanning of the content.


Very useful.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://happyfriends.camp/ 


See also: http://happy.smallpict.com/2014/06/24/welcomeToHappyFriends.html 


and: http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2014/06/28/happy-friends-turns-twitter-mailbox-select-friends/ 






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Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines

Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Hoping this facility will soon be available to use on aggregators other than Tweetdeck (which I don't use).  Looks useful, particularly for themed storytelling. #socmed #curation

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Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:53 AM

add your insight...

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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:28 AM

Ise Tweetdeck? Then this is for you.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 1, 2014 12:40 PM

I realize this is old news but it is still relevant and new to a large number of teachers and pre-service students.

 

I would also recommend folks to follow Robin Good's scoop.it site for a vast array of curation tools and resources. 

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Social Media: Infographic Shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+

Social Media: Infographic Shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Schneller navigieren in Social Networks mit Shortcuts.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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A handy reminder, even if you are a regular user of thse services.

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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:41 AM

Helpful and a fun infographic.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:28 PM

Sounds good to me.

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Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World

Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The most detailed study of social media ever conducted

Via janlgordon
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Who to believe, Twitter or Google+ ?!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:22 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:24 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:34 PM

Great study on Twitter!

Here's another link to help you better engage on this platform https://business.twitter.com/en/basics/best-practices/

Also, download their Twitter guide for small businesses, the link's on the top right hand side of the page. The guide comes from Twitter and is very helpful if you want to use Twitter to spread the word on your business.

And finally, thank you Gust MEES (http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence) for sharing some really meaningful stuff! Do follow the guy for some great tips and insights. 

Cheers! And if you like if, please share 'coz social is all about sharing and caring :) 

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News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories

News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slices is a news discovery app that allows you to find the news that interest you by "slicing" the Twitter timeline into topic-specific categories, making it much easier to find what you are looking for.

 

From Pandodaily official review: "Slices offers 21 searchable categories – humor, technology, sports, and so on – that lead you to people and lists to follow. Included among those top-level categories is the “Live Events” option, which allows you to select an event – a football match, say, or a TV show – and follow Tweets from a curated list.

Also of note: "...it synchronizes between mobile devices and the Slices website (slices.me), which means it knows which Tweets you’ve already read, no matter where you access it from.

 

...The “Timeline Slicer” also outdoes Twitter’s Lists as a way to organize the people you follow into specific categories. They’re easier to set up and easier to access, ..."

 

Source: Pandodaily

 

Slices is available on iOS, Android and the Web.

 

 

Find out more: https://slices.me/

 

 


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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 2, 2012 6:57 AM
Thanks
malek's comment, August 3, 2012 11:26 AM
I'm still working on it...looks promising.
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The Psychology of Twitter

The Psychology of Twitter | The Social Web | Scoop.it
In an age where millions of people document their lives online, it begs the question: what are the psychological reasons behind Twitter? Read more about the psychology of social media here.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Stephen Dale's insight:

This reminded me of what someone said about the difference between Facebook and Twitter (but regret I can't remember who):

 

Facebook is the place to go to connect with the people you went to schools with.

 

Twitter is the place to go to connect with the people you WISHED you had gone to school with.

 

It works for me!

 

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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:57 PM

Just over a week ago, I attended a great conference organized by Ray Wang CEO of Constellation Research - I tweeted almost 2000 times - he'd gamified the tweeting and set up a leaderboard, so it raised my competitive instincts. it was interesting to see for myself what would cause me to send out so many tweets - it was a fascinating conference - and you scored more points with photos, so during the conference I learned to illustrate almost every tweet with photos. The psychology of twitter is still evolving.... as I am finding out myself as I learn to interact with this new medium

Fanny Figols's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:41 AM

Et vous, où vous situez-vous ?

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A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum

A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions. 

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.

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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:06 AM

app developed by @nytlabs

siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:17 AM

ok - I'm in - developed by @nytlabs

Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:43 AM

Test  4

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Curate Real-Time News and Video with WordPress Media Explorer

Curate Real-Time News and Video with WordPress Media Explorer | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Looking forward to when Media Explorer is available for self-hosted Wordpress.org users. Currently limited to WordPress.com users.

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:38 AM

This looks interesting 

Mark McMahon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:13 PM

this sounds like really useful stuff......

Mariska Botha's comment, September 11, 2013 8:23 AM
Have to be honest that I love this...
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Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool

Beyond Collecting and Sharing: Twitter as a Curation Tool | The Social Web | Scoop.it

 

 


Via Robin Good
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More of a collecting than a curation tool for me, but some useful examples here.

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Andreas Kuswara's comment, June 11, 2013 9:22 PM
I supposed twitter can be used or any tool can be used for anything,but some tools are made with certain intended affordance by the creator that would make the tool less effective for certain functions. curation in a way is capturing things void of time (i probably drawing too much from museum), while twitter is fast pace timeline of interactive (or one way) discourse.... they seems to be inherently different.

i'm just automatically sceptical when 'one tool can be use for all' theme appear. but it is an interesting suggestion.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, June 11, 2013 9:33 PM
Many people learn one tool and then move on to others. I like to analyze each and use the best features of that particular 2.0 project. I use twitter as a push tool to share info for the most part.
Ali Anani's curator insight, June 29, 2013 12:18 AM
The right way to write
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Twitter for Educators guide

Don't be put off by the title - a useful and practical introduction to Twitter for anyone - Educator or not!


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Lynnette Van Dyke's comment, November 23, 2012 9:21 AM
Awesome!!!
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Google Plus Beats Facebook & Twitter To Become The Fastest Growing Social Network (So Far)!

Google Plus Beats Facebook & Twitter To Become The Fastest Growing Social Network (So Far)! | The Social Web | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that Google has launched its new social network last month by the name Google Plus. We recently reported that just days after the launch, the new kid ...

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