Archive for February, 2009

TweetDeck links with 12 Seconds

February 26, 2009

12 seconds screen

Spent some time playing around with a new application which links TweetDeck and 12 seconds.

Basically, what this means is that you can post a short 12 second video from Tweetdeck – the best online Twitter management tool that I have found so far. It took me a few tries to get the recording and video settings right, but once I  worked out the correct ones it seemed to record ok.

I think this could be fun – video-twittering!

So how do you do it? Easy.

Go to http://12seconds.tv/ and set up an account. I used the same name as my Twitter account.  Then, really, just follow the instructions.

Sol Lipman, the founder of 12 seconds has a neat video which teaches you how to go step by step. My only issue was that when I initially clicked on the 12 sec bar at the top of TweetDeck, as Sol explained, what came up on my screen was nothing like what came up on Sol’s .

Nonetheless, it was all pretty intuitive, so no real hassles at all.

Advertisements

Scary-ass, job-loss figures

February 9, 2009

Now this is scary!

Twitter followers – what’s your number?

February 3, 2009

Twitterverse

Twitter users seeem to like boasting about how high their numbers are.

“I have 40,000 followers.”

“Help me get to 5,000 followers by the end of today.”

“Retweeting. @XXX needs another 36 followers to reach 10,000 by the end of today.”

Surely this goes against the grain of what social media is all about. If social media is about interaction and engagement with other people, if it is all about the conversation and the connection, then how on earth can you have 50,000 conversation in one day?

This is a crock.

When I get a message from someone who is posting like this then my response is short and swift. I un-follow them.

I know that all these individuals want is a one-sided conversation. They are number focussed, not communication focussed.

Take a tip, and unfollow these tweeple.

And the front fell off…

February 1, 2009

Truth in advertising

February 1, 2009

I have this. I love this!!

February 1, 2009