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Coping With Twitter’s Unfollow Bug


I originally posted this on Techcrunch, and cross-posted here on the Web Strategy blog. If you’re like me, you may have noticed that Twitter may be arbitrarily, randomly, and haphazardly, unfollowing people you fully intended to follow. Similarly, if you’ve ever noticed your friends and contacts unfollowed you, it may have caused a sense of […]

Witnessing Half a Decade on Twitter


This Monday, I’ll have spent five years on the microblogging service Twitter. Exactly how much of a commitment is that? Let’s do some crude math: starting with the baseline of 30,000 published tweets, (about 13 a day), I estimate this to be equivalent to writing about 4-8 books. In aggregate, that seems like a lot, […]

Follow Button from Twitter (Test)


Test out Twitter’s new Follow Button, they just sent me an email letting me know this is live. It includes a graphic, the user name handle, and option to include number of followers and language options. Get yours or read their blog post. Follow @jowyang (this is a hidden page on my blog, not an […]

Expand Your Social Media Mix: Twitter Alone is Not Enough


If you’re using Micromedia (Shish Kabob) tools as your primary tool for thought leadership, then your efforts are out of balance. Add longer lasting, higher impact, larger form content now (Steak) content to your mix now. Your Mix Is Unbalanced: Twitter’s Limited Features are Overloaded. I’m seeing an unbalance in how individuals are trying to […]

Feature Showdown: Twitter 3, Facebook 4.


Cowritten by Chris Saad (@chrissaad), and Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang). Situation: Twitter’s new redesign advances their user experience Twitter has announced a new redesign today, yet by looking at the news, there hasn’t been a detailed breakdown of these two leading social networks.  Overall, Twitters new features start to resemble some features of a traditional social […]

First Take Analysis: What Twitter’s “Promoted Tweets” Means To The Ecosystem


The Altimeter Group was pre-briefed by Twitter COO Dick Costolo last week about this upcoming launch, we’ve had some time to think over what it means to the industry.  Help your boss fight through the clutter, send them this post. Summary: Twitter has launched Promoted Tweets, combining paid and organic media. Brands can now advertise […]