Archive for the ‘twitter’ category

Bing Twitter vs Other Twitter Search Companies

October 22nd, 2009

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Bing now allows users to see the hottest trending topics on micro-blogging platform Twitter.

See how Bing’s Twitter search stacks up agains the competition, like Brizzly and OneRiot, two apps that let users keep up with Twitter trends, at VentureBeat Digital.

Read more about Bing Twitter real time search at the NY Times.

Twitter New Terms of Service: You Own Your Tweets!

September 11th, 2009

I don’t really see what has changed, but I guess the guys over at Twitter felt it was a good time to revisit the Twitter terms of service.  

One noticeable thing, which I think most people already took for granted, is that Twitter users own their Tweets.  The owners are also still keeping the doors open on advertising.  There is no news yet on what they may do to monetize the site, but the TOS reads:  

The Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on the Services, queries made through the Services, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by Twitter on the Services are subject to change. In consideration for Twitter granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Twitter and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Services or in connection with the display of Content or information from the Services whether submitted by you or others.

It is my guess that if Twitter does take the advertising route, they will make large overall deals with premium CPMs, but then again, what do I know?  They could create their own contextually related and super-targeted ad platform similar to Adsense.  

The thing that Twitter can really bank on (and sell) is the ability to watch conversations as they happen and know what people are talking about (ie, brands, companies, products, movies, culture) right NOW.

To marketers, advertisers, and companies, this is very valuable, and not only because Twitter has captured the public’s imagination and can be quite useful, but because it might be a great way to promote a business.

Twitter Tools to Take up More of Your Time

July 26th, 2009

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Everyone’s talking about Twitter. I have held off on writing anything about the microblogging site until this point because I haven’t played with it too much.

Well now I’ve played with Twitter a little but and I have some thoughts about it. But these are for a later post. This post is about some simple Twitter tools, applications, and mashups you can use to make your experience with the platform more efficient, easier to manage, and more fun.

HashTags.org is an app that helps you keep track of what topics people are talking about on Twittertwitter-tools-online-business

The keyword here is “simple.” These apps aren’t confusing or intimidating–and most of them can be very useful or at least fun to take a look at. The list of 105 Twitter tools is at SingleFunction.

Update. Instead of writing a new post about Twitter apps, I figured I would include this new link in this post. This is a post called 15 Twitter Tools for People who Work Online. It’s at freelance folder, a website dedicated to the freelance lifestyle. Now go waste more time. Just kidding–if you utilize these tools correctly, you can probably save time and be more efficient.