Crowdsourced, instantaneous news

An eyebrow-raising tweet came through my stream today–one that I can certainly get on board with. AnneDGallaher: Consider using a hashtag in tweets when we see news happening–advice from @harrisburgsmc #HbgSMC First, a little back-story. I occasionally brainstorm new social products from time to time. Abuzz is one that actually made it out of my brain and […]

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Hit the tweetup tomorrow

If you’re in the Harrisburg area and you’re on Twitter, you should definitely think about going to the Tweetup tomorrow. Where? Appalachian Brewing Company. When? 7pm. It’s a bit funny that I’m writing about this, since I’m probably not going to make it myself, but if you haven’t been to one or you just didn’t […]

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Duh: Twitter tests in-stream ads

After nearly four years of avoiding the obvious, Twitter has finally started injecting ads into user streams. If you use HootSuite, that is. The in-stream ads are part of a test that could likely expand and, if Twitter is smart, grow into an actual business model. The company has seemingly done everything in its power […]

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What’s Abuzz?

Well, it’s an iPhone app. :) Abuzz lets you search Twitter, the blogosphere, the forumsphere (or whatever it’s called) and Digg.  It lets you organize your keyword searches into campaigns so that you can keep your related searches together.  You can search all the supported services at once or customize your search to include results […]

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Twitter fires ‘Sandy’, messes up big

In case you haven’t heard, Twitter has acquired values of n, the web startup responsible for productivity tools Stikkit and I Want Sandy.  These are two great apps, and upon reading, you might characterize this as a great move by Twitter to diversify their offerings.  Except it’s not. On December 8, 2008, both Stikkit and I Want […]

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Social Media Ghosts

It’s been 11 days since I emailed Alpha Phi Omega President Maggie Katz to offer her a few National Convention suggestions.  I still have yet to receive any kind of response; not even a canned “Thank You” in return.  This is exactly how you shouldn’t do things – then again, the National Office has never […]

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