Twitter has changed its policies such that it is now putting tweets into your timeline based upon who you are connected to and what they feel is relevant. The algorithms for relevance are a mystery, however. The official explanation can be found at What is a Twitter timeline? It sounds like Twitter's new paternalism. Daniel Graf, Twitter's new product boss, put it ... Continue Reading about Twitter’s New Paternalism
Should Twitter be Regulated at Medical Meetings?
The organizer of medical meetings in Milan recently made an appeal (tongue-in-cheek, it would appear) to attendees to avoid status updates and mindless backchannel banter. The social side of any conference is important, and Twitter, being part of the social media, will naturally show that side. There is, however, a danger that the orchestra’s symphony will be drowned ... Continue Reading about Should Twitter be Regulated at Medical Meetings?
Embarrassing Tweets Generated by Machine
This is why the auto-generation of social messages is a problem: embarrassing tweets. The machine that 'pushed' out the tweet didn't see any problem with Governor Haley's message. If you don’t have the time to tweak your messages to your channels, either you need more time or fewer channels. And I know. I've been there. Subtle standards of dialog, voice, tone, ... Continue Reading about Embarrassing Tweets Generated by Machine
How Twitter has Changed
On a recent Stanford MedX Google Hangout I was asked how Twitter had changed since I began using it in 2008. Initially it was relatively private and consisted of a patchwork of organic microconversations for those who chose to sign on. It seemed to be more conversation than curation and sharing. It felt edgy and raw in terms of subject matter. The only people ... Continue Reading about How Twitter has Changed
The Value of Sharing Links We Haven’t Read
Try this experiment: Take a impactful message from a source, boil it down to 280 characters, then share it on Twitter with a broken link. Lots of folks will share your link. In fact, sharing links we have not read has become Twitter's latest bad habit. Sharing unseen links is a new kind of exhibitionism that’s had a lot of play recently. It’s an interesting ... Continue Reading about The Value of Sharing Links We Haven’t Read
Why I Don’t Like Scoopit Links on Twitter
I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it. Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the economy of my workflow and attention. Thinking I’m about to read something only to be forced somewhere else is cumulatively exhausting. Ditto for those PR agency filter ... Continue Reading about Why I Don’t Like Scoopit Links on Twitter