While walking our the door to get coffee across the street, I overheard two students saying, "OMG it's so hot in the library, let's go study some place else." We have had unseasonably warm temperatures for a few days (65 degrees today), and the heat in the building is still on, leading to an uncomfortable... Continue Reading →
The past two days I received two very nice compliments via social media. Both of them made me feel especially valued and appreciated, even if the kind words came from people I have never met in person. I'm posting them here for those days where things aren't quite so rosy. The first comment came out... Continue Reading →
Via @lancearmstrong, here are a few Tour de France riders who are on twitter. TdF riders on Twitter. @levileipheimer, @bradwiggins, @dzabriskie, @christianvdv, @thedpate, @cadelofficial, @wegelius, @andy_schleck, @kaarvesen, @carlos_sastre, @mickrogers, @ghincapie, @markrenshaw1, @bdlancaster, @laurenstendam, @stevendejongh, @koendekort, @fumybeppu. I currently follow Lance, Hincappie, and Leipheimer, as well as Johann Bruyneel.
A funny, but sadly true, look at Twitter. Off to tweet some more. I've been away too long while posting this. Gotta feed the habit. 😉
So I was teaching a class this morning at another building on campus. Unfortunately the provided computer I was using was having network issues. While we waited on the IT guys for the building to come in, I took the following picture with my phone and sent it to twitpic, which then sent the... Continue Reading →
According to a report from Nielsen, the largest number of visitors to twitter.com are in the 35-49 category. Twitter Most Popular Among Working Adults Twitterers (a.k.a. Tweeters) are not primarily teens or college students as you might expect. In fact, in February the largest age group on Twitter was 35-49; with nearly 3 million... Continue Reading →
Pew Research Center: Twitterpated: Mobile Americans Increasingly Take to Tweeting. This article from Pew has a lot of Twitter demographics: A look at the demographic profile of Twitter users as a whole reveals some additional details about who uses Twitter and how they communicate and consume information. As noted above, Twitter users are overwhelmingly young.... Continue Reading →
Are the Creators of Twitter Living in the Last Dreamworld on Earth? -- New York Magazine. Still trying to understand Twitter? This article is one of the best that I've read, as it discusses a little bit of the tech, and a lot of the folks, behind Twitter. I highly recommend it to... Continue Reading →
Facebook vs Twitter on TwitTip Trying to figure out the difference between Twitter and Facebook? This post may be helpful in understanding the two social networks, and perhaps help you decide whch one is for you.