Twitter is Down – Employees less productive than normal

Twitter is fail whaling left and right, but I doubt that’s causing workers to become more productive. In fact, I would argue that those Twitter obsessed members of your staff are spending more time refreshing their browser/client/mobile app to get back to their social media life line than they would normally lose by Tweeting.

Just a thought.



Update: 16 minute outage or so, not terrible. Unless you’re a social media website with millions of users.

Top 10: People To Follow On Twitter, And Why

I’ve had a number of responses when I told people I use Twitter:

  • What, why do you do that?
  • You hardly ever post on there, why bother?
  • What’s Twitter?
  • How do you know who to follow?

While it’s true that I’m not the most active of all twitter-ers (twits? tweeters? tweeties?) as far as posting goes, I use Twitter like many other people, to stay connected to people and things I find interesting. Twitter has become one of the fastest and best ways to stay in touch with any sort of news you deem to be important. If you don’t know who to follow, I’ve made some lists of the people that I follow, feel free to click here and check them out if you’d like. But if you’d just like a few pointers on who to follow, click through and I’ll give you my Top 10, and why I follow them. Continue reading Top 10: People To Follow On Twitter, And Why

Android App Review: Tweetdeck Beta

Publisher: Tweetdeck.com
Platform: Android (2.0 or higher)
Cost: Free!
[Signup Link]
Release Date: August 12, 2010
Version Reviewed: 0.9.3

With great fanfare, Tweetdeck announced the release of the public beta for their Tweetdeck Android app.  Tweetdeck has been working on the application for several months, and promised to “push the boundaries” of the Android app experience.  Have they delivered?  Read on to find out. Continue reading Android App Review: Tweetdeck Beta

Put BP To Shame

BP is the epitome of cooperate power and greed. Hijinks Inc. is the opposite of that. Want to stick it to the man? Want to show those money grubbing oil mongers that you won’t take their oil spewing madess? Great! Go run for president.

In the meantime:

Help Slow Climate Change

Did you know that by doing any of the things on the list below you’ll actually help slow climate change? We didn’t either. But it’s worth a shot, right?