Tag Archives for Twitter

Tweetwars: the social challenge in Twitter ‘capital’, Indonesia

My effort to take a closer look at Twitter’s capital.  Tweetwars: the social challenge in Twitter ‘capital’, Indonesia | Reuters: BY JEREMY WAGSTAFF Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate … Continue reading

12. February 2016 by jeremy
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The End of the Google+ Era?

Alex Chitu of the Google Operating System sees in Google’s decision to buy into the Twitter firehose the End of the Google+ Era: Google announced that it will start to display tweets in Google Search for mobile. “When you’re searching on … Continue reading

21. May 2015 by jeremy
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How Big is Google+?

I’m not convinced, based on anecdotal evidence but nothing more, by stories like these that Google+ is gaining on Facebook and overtaking twitter:  Google Plus Becomes World’s No. 2 Social Network After Facebook, Knocking Off Twitter Is Google+ More Popular … Continue reading

25. July 2013 by jeremy
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Usain Bolt and Steroids – O’Reilly Radar

Usain Bolt and Steroids – O’Reilly Radar: Good piece on why you should not only think before you retweet, but research what you’re about to retweet. And then probably not retweet it anyway:  “Most of what you read in reputable … Continue reading

22. August 2012 by jeremy
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Social Media Phishing Hazards

As usual, I feel we’re not being smart enough about the way that scammers improve their skills. We demand everything to be easier, and they just reap the winnings. What they’re exploiting is the fact that we use a lot … Continue reading

08. October 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Locking Users In the Smart Way

I was directed to this excellent piece, A Victim Treats His Mugger Right : NPR, via Facebook last night.  And it made me realise how publishers don’t make the most of that kind of referral. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by jeremy
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How To Use Google To Get Round Super Injunctions

As you may know there’s been lots of talk about a so-called super injunction taken out by a British footballer against revealing his name in connection with an affair he’s alleged to have had with a minor UK celebrity. One … Continue reading

23. May 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Search | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment

Osama bin Laden’s Death on Twitter

(Updated timeline to include subsequent accounts) There was, by all accounts, no Internet or phone access to Bin Laden’s compound. Had there been, might he have known about the attack in advance from social media? This depends on what was … Continue reading

03. May 2011 by jeremy
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Sharing on Evernote

Despite some competition, Evernote still owns the space where we save stuff we might need for ourselves. But is it up to the task of our increasingly collaborative world? I’ve gotten a bit confused about what can and can’t be … Continue reading

30. March 2011 by jeremy
Categories: Productivity, Storage | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Social Media and Politics: Truthiness and Astroturfing

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a column I wrote back in November. I’m repeating it here because of connections to astroturing in the HBGary/Anonymous case.) Just how social is social media? By which I mean: Can we trust it as … Continue reading

21. February 2011 by jeremy
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