I’m not leaving social media, but I am going to be making a concerted effort to try to come back to making my blog the primary canonical source of my content. These are the tools and services I’m using to keep an active social media presence.
An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between December 27th and January 8th.
An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between April 2nd and April 7th.
Once again, it’s about time for my annual mini-vacation at Norwescon. This is my second year as part of the ConCom (Convention Committee — those of us who are crazy enough to volunteer to assist with planning and running the con), and I’ve really been enjoying it.
Is this a bug? A feature? A privacy concern? Or is there something that I’m just not grokking, and this actually makes perfect sense and is how things should work?
I’m not entirely sure how often I’ll use it (do I really need a specialized social media browser?), but I’m at least interested in the idea.
Scan the tweetstream for variations on the types of posts people make when a service is showing signs of problems, display a regularly updated page showing statistics on problem reports for various websites and services.
A simple tip on setting up Mac OS X’s RSS Visualizer screensaver to display your Twitter update stream.
Barring any unforeseen complications, I’m tentatively choosing 3pm on Saturday afternoon as a good time, the location is still to be determined.
The single most important aspect to marketing successfully on Twitter is having a real person behind the account. Many companies seem to see Twitter as little more than an RSS reader for people who don’t grok RSS readers, and that’s a rather sad outlook.