Isn’t limiting yourself to a 140 characters the definition of holding back? Or is that the extent of the feeling? If Ashton really wasn’t holding back, wouldn’t we have a link to his tumblr?

Ahh. I knew someone would have this GIF up my morning.  Good work tumblr, I knew I could count on you.

Isn’t limiting yourself to a 140 characters the definition of holding back? Or is that the extent of the feeling? If Ashton really wasn’t holding back, wouldn’t we have a link to his tumblr?

Ahh. I knew someone would have this GIF up my morning.  Good work tumblr, I knew I could count on you.

So this is kind of creepy.  I’m really glad that I started school in 2005 (one of the first year my campus had FB anyway), and I’m nearing the end of grad school now.  I don’t like this trend, I don’t think children understand the complexity of the network they are on and the consequences of their posts.  You can’t expect all 16 year olds (or younger) to sanitize their thoughts for social media.  To penalize them for it seems unfair.  It’ll be interesting to see how the group directly younger than me (who, say, had a smart phone/high speed internet/several social media accounts from the time they were 12) deals with this over time. 

So this is kind of creepy.  I’m really glad that I started school in 2005 (one of the first year my campus had FB anyway), and I’m nearing the end of grad school now.  I don’t like this trend, I don’t think children understand the complexity of the network they are on and the consequences of their posts.  You can’t expect all 16 year olds (or younger) to sanitize their thoughts for social media.  To penalize them for it seems unfair.  It’ll be interesting to see how the group directly younger than me (who, say, had a smart phone/high speed internet/several social media accounts from the time they were 12) deals with this over time. 

VP Biden is on Twitter. Literally. - ABCNews

brooklynmutt:

Oh, that Joe! He’s finally gone and done it – or at least his staff has. The Office of Vice President Joe Biden’s Twitter account (username: @VP) launched today with a patriotic 1st tweet: “VP & Dr. B hope you take time to think about our troops & military families this Independence Day, Happy 4th from OVP! @JoiningForces

We can only hope (and pray) that Biden is actually running this himself.  If it’s his staff, it’ll be a boring political twitter account, but if Joe is running it? Oh, the possibilities…

The ideal Twitter frequency is 1-4 times an hour.  I’ve got to convince my boss that tweeting 1-4 times a day simply isn’t enough.

The ideal Twitter frequency is 1-4 times an hour.  I’ve got to convince my boss that tweeting 1-4 times a day simply isn’t enough.

zigmarketing:

Facebook Stats:
4th largest US web property in audience size with 157.2 million visitors in May
Reaches 73% of the total U.S. Internet population each month
Avg U.S. visitor engagement has grown from 4.6 hours to 6.3 hours per month over the past year
MySpace Stats:
#2 Social networking site, 34.9 mil visitors in May
50% Audience dropoff over last year
85% engagement dropoff over last year
Twitter Stats:
27 million U.S. visitors in May
85-90% of users visit the website each month

How is MySpace still number 2? I mean who is still using MySpace anyway? 

zigmarketing:

Facebook Stats:

  • 4th largest US web property in audience size with 157.2 million visitors in May
  • Reaches 73% of the total U.S. Internet population each month
  • Avg U.S. visitor engagement has grown from 4.6 hours to 6.3 hours per month over the past year

MySpace Stats:

  • #2 Social networking site, 34.9 mil visitors in May
  • 50% Audience dropoff over last year
  • 85% engagement dropoff over last year

Twitter Stats:

  • 27 million U.S. visitors in May
  • 85-90% of users visit the website each month

How is MySpace still number 2? I mean who is still using MySpace anyway? 

I find myself defending Twitter more and more now.  I was in a Communication course and my professor was complaining that anyone can post statements as information without any sourcing.  This is the argument that I would have used if I had known it:
"Only about .05% of Total Twitter Population (20,000 Elite users) attract almost 50% of the attention on Twitter.  These elite users represent media, celebrities, and other organizations.

I find myself defending Twitter more and more now.  I was in a Communication course and my professor was complaining that anyone can post statements as information without any sourcing.  This is the argument that I would have used if I had known it:

"Only about .05% of Total Twitter Population (20,000 Elite users) attract almost 50% of the attention on Twitter.  These elite users represent media, celebrities, and other organizations.

I’m kind of surprised that the GOP congressmen use Twitter significantly more than Dems.

I’m kind of surprised that the GOP congressmen use Twitter significantly more than Dems.

Things that happen on the internet every 60 seconds.

Things that happen on the internet every 60 seconds.

I wrote my first official FB post!

I know it’s likely only exciting for me, but that last doozy of a Facebook post (the one about Asthma Leadership Awards) was written by yours truly.

There’s also a killer tweet echoing the same thing at @EPAgov. 

Woot

EDIT: In a related note, I got yelled at by some random person for posting a link that celebrated organizations that displayed leadership in Asthma Management over the past year…

Transmedia: GenY & Media Multitasking
  • Nearly four out of 10 Millennials regularly text or exchange emails about a TV program while watching it live
  • One-third regularly post comments on a TV program’s Facebook page while watching it live
  • Slightly more than one out of four Millennials tweet about a TV program while watching it live

These numbers are a little high.  I haven’t grasped the point of live posting television shows.  That being said, I have live tweeted snarky comments during the State of the Union Address.

I’d love to see similar stats from other industries as well.

I’d love to see similar stats from other industries as well.

SocialFlow Company Blog: Breaking Bin Laden: visualizing the power of a single tweet

socialflowteam:

A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden’s death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations that would beat mainstream media as well as the White House announcement.

Keith Urbahn wasn’t the first to speculate Bin Laden’s death, but he was the one who gained the most trust from the network. Why did this happen?

This is a great visualization about the rapid effect twitter had in the diffusion of a monumental message.

15 amazing Facebook and Twitter Facts

15 amazing Facebook and Twitter Facts

mookerjee:

Hype, Without The Bite. Per a study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which examined the route taken by online news consumers to arrive at their destinations, the role of Twitter was minuscule.

Of the top 21 sites for which there were data, Twitter showed up as referring links to just nine. And for all, but one of those nine, Twitter sent only about 1% of total traffic.

(Photo: Via Future Journalism Project)

Well that’s just depressing.

mookerjee:

Hype, Without The Bite. Per a study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which examined the route taken by online news consumers to arrive at their destinations, the role of Twitter was minuscule.

Of the top 21 sites for which there were data, Twitter showed up as referring links to just nine. And for all, but one of those nine, Twitter sent only about 1% of total traffic.

(Photo: Via Future Journalism Project)

Well that’s just depressing.