StockTwits founder wants you to learn from his mistakes

Social media investor Howard Lindzon took a pass on putting money in Zynga (of Mafia Wars and Farmville fame), said no to investing on microblogging hit Twitter, and missed the angle once more

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Three in four tweets ignored

If a Tweet is posted on the Web and nobody sees it, is it worth the bother?That's essentially the question social media analytics company Sysomos posed in a survey of 1.2 billion posts

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Bob Brown

How not to waste time on Twitter

With news that three in four tweets are fall unheard at the wayside, there's no doubt that people find there's just way too much unnecessary chatter going around in the microblogging site.But, used

Published on: October 14th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Twitter change could cause trouble for third-party apps

Users of obscure third-party Twitter applications may be surprised to find that their apps no longer work, if the app creators of those apps haven't been keeping up with changes in the Twitter

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Joab Jackson

Twitter – more a hot news site than a social network

While Twitter tends to get lumped in with other social-networking sites, a group of Korean researchers has analyzed how people use the service and found that it more closely resembles a traditional news

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Joab Jackson

How Twitter plans to turn its data store into a cash cow

The unthinkable has happened: Twitter has decided to make money. Longtime users of the microblogging service, which for years has operated without a viable business model, are anguished at the prospect of paid

Published on: April 27th, 2010 Neil McAllister

How to succeed when deploying social media for the workplace

Mention a phrase with the word "social" in it, and many CIOs will cringe. It elicits visions of data breaches, privacy nightmares and unproductive Gen Y staffers. But whether you like it or

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Social networking fiends check Facebook, Twitter in bed

How many times a day to you feel the need to check in on Facebook or Twitter? Would you interrupt dinner to do it? Would you interrupt a date to do it?If you

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Twitter types – good, bad and over-the-top Twits

The diversity of Tweeple on Twitter is, of course, what makes it so damn compelling and addictive: There's always somebody, somewhere offering 140-characters' worth of communication. Most of us can be classified into

Published on: March 11th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

50 million new tweets posted each day

New figures from the folks at Twitter show that people are tweeting furiously. Three years ago, the microblogging company was handling 5,000 tweets per day, according to Kevin Weil, the analytics lead at

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

5 tools to quickly gauge your Twitter clout

How influential are you on Twitter? That's what several sites are now promising to judge, labeling you by doing everything from calculating your "social capital" to knocking you for a "low Twitter efficiency."

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Seven tools to seamlessly manage all your social networks

When you belong to several social networking sites -Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter -(and don't we all?), keeping up with them can seem overwhelming. Tweet this. Update that status. Share a link here. If you've

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

‘Tibbr’ aims to be enterprise Twitter

Middleware vendor Tibco Software Inc. said Monday it is preparing to release Tibbr, a messaging system with strong echoes of the popular Twitter microblogging service.Whereas Twitter users build up a steady flow of

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Chris Kanaracus

Three companies benefit big time from Twitter-style microblogs

When Twitter launched in 2006, few people could have predicted how microblogging would change online communication. Today, microblogging, or short-form text updates posted to the Web, has exploded in popularity. As a result,

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Kristin Burnham