April 16, 2009 |
Over the past few days, actor Ashton Kutcher has been racing CNN to be the first Twitter user with a million followers. Kutcher and other parties like EA have been pulling out all the stops to help his account gain followers as quickly as possible to hit the number. Clearly, this is a game ¿ and really, gaining followers on Twitter, for most people, is a game. Which raises the question: Should Twitter just remove the follower counts? Engadget cofounder Peter Rojas thinks it may be time for just that.
May 2, 2011 |
CLEVELAND — Late one recent night, well after he had tweeted a picture of his traditional victory cigar to his nearly 8,000 followers, but before sending out his morning "song of the day" picks — one each in English and Spanish — Manny Acta scrolled through the stream of replies and messages he gets on a daily basis on his Twitter account to find this ominous-sounding one: "Move Santana down or you will not last long in Cleveland....
September 18, 2012 |
Prolific author Max Lucado talked to Religion News Service about grace, the topic of his 29th book, and answered a range of questions from people who follow RNS on Twitter. Lucado, 57, is the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church, a nondenominational congregation in San Antonio. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: You write that people don't have a deep understanding of grace. What's the difference between grace and mercy? A: My hunch is that most people...
January 30, 2010 |
It used to be that Twitter followers were worth something, or at least people thought they were worth something, which is the same thing. It was only about a year ago when Jason Calacanis was offering $250,000 to buy a spot on Twitter's Suggested User List, which would have guaranteed him perhaps a million followers before Twitter ended up revamping the SUL to be less monolithic. He never got on the list, but if his offer would have come to roughly $0.25 per follower. ...
October 11, 2012 |
Twitter's endless funnel of data is producing an equally endless series of studies — including on Twitter itself. The latest study offers fun tidbits about who is using Twitter and why. In "An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Around the World," analytics firm Beevolve claims to have crunched data from 36 million Twitter profiles. What they found probably corresponds to what you suspected: most Twitter users are young iPhone users from English speaking countries. Fond of...
April 19, 2009 |
A paid for twist on Twitter. The UK's SMS-based search service AQA 63336 (similar to the US's ChaCha and 4Info), founded by ex-Symbian CEO and former Psion MD Colly Myers, has launched a commercial microblogging service that allows users to make money off of the texts that are received by their followers, that is, if your followers are willing to pay for the messages that they receive from you. According to the announcement from the company today,...