In less than 24 hours, Bill Clinton has over 300,000 following him on Twitter and he barely sent our four tweets. The guy is just a magnet. The media was all over the story today because everyone is so curious as to what he will say. Continue reading
The Today Show has had some major blows lately because of its huge drop in viewership, but nothing could have prepared them for the hit they took this morning. Just hours ago, Twitter, with its over 250 million active users, decided to announce its entry into the music business on ABC’s Good Morning America rather than the former morning news kingpin. My sources told me that you could hear a pin drop on the set of the Today Show as rival GMA got all cozy with one of the most sensational social media platforms.
Cher, Margaret Thatcher
Rumors that Cher died on April 8th were a Twitter blunder. Margaret Thatcher died last Monday. However, when some Twitter users used the hashtag #nowthatchersdead (now Thatcher’s dead) to let others know about the British Prime Minister’s death, it was misread by loyal Cher fans (now that Cher’s dead) who freaked. Hundreds of thousands went into instant mourning.
For those of you who do not use Twitter, let me remind you that the hashtag # is used on Tweets so that everyone talking about the same topic can search for comments on the subject. This is usually a very civilized format.
RIP Margaret Thatcher
Long Live Cher
Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost)
Director quits Natalie Portman film on first day of shooting huff.to/15nGygy
@nytimes on Philip Roth’s 80th birthday here in #Newark: ow.ly/1TRAaS
Yahoo! News (@YahooNews)
Budget cuts force the FAA to close control towers at 149 airports across the nation: yhoo.it/Yu9QtR
Forbes Tech News (@ForbesTech)
Steve Case says that crowdfunding will augment – but not replace – venture capital bit.ly/Y42Fcl
Pete Cashmore (@mashable)
Shark Breaks into Diver’s Cage in Terrifying Video on.mash.to/14i947u
NYT Styles (@NYTStyles)
More Older Americans Use Marijuana nyti.ms/YwPVHy
Yahoo! omg! (@YahooOmg)
#Seinfeld co-creator and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Larry David lists home for $14.9M yadda yadda yadda. PHOTOS: yhoo.it/X0httS
Thanks To Poor Holiday Sales, B&N Will Give Away A Free Nook Simple Touch With Every Purchase Of A … tcrn.ch/WTDwl0
AARP The Magazine (@AARPMag)
Hey ladies, got an upcoming #jobinterview? Here’s what you should wear: bit.ly/105Zhvr
Take a good look at his picture. You may not be familiar with him, but in the digital world he is an American hero. He could be the future Mayor of New York City. His name is Jack Dorsey. He is worth $1.3 billion. He co-founded Twitter and Square. He grew up in the Midwest and now lives in San Francisco.
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Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo)
Poll say Catholics want a younger Pope. That would be me.
Here are some tweets that I thought you would enjoy.
It’s hard not to be talking about Twitter all the time — it’s where most of the action has been lately. Today the social media platform announced that it was entering the eCommerce arena for the first time, in partnership with American Express. I never imagined this would happen, and I couldn’t even picture how it would work. So I checked into it. Continue reading
Writing letters to big companies to complain about a product or service is a big waste of time. The majority of the time, your letters get thrown on a never ending pile, and eventually an intern, PR person (that’s me), or a mail room guy will answer you with some standard response. Yes, there are times you will receive a free meal, additional airline points, or a gift certificate to Pizza Hut or some other large chain which is easy for most people to access. But usually not.
If you want to get immediate satisfaction, learn to use Twitter. In the last few months, major companies have staffs of up to 50 people monitoring this particular social media platform to immediately cure any nasty comments someone has posted about them. The last thing a company needs is a disgruntled customer airing his or her complaints in front of millions of viewers.