It all started with this tweet: Thinking about how to expand my professional network — Whitney Hess (@whitneyhess) January 7, 2008 Nine years ago today, I signed up for this thing called Twitter, even though I had no clue what it was. I created an account, sent my first tweet, and went to bed. When [Keep Reading…]
Today marks 5 years on Twitter
I can hardly believe that the year is 2013 and today is the 5th anniversary of when I joined Twitter. It may seem like a silly thing to celebrate or even recognize, but to me it’s a moment to remember when things changed forever. My life has taken many twists and turns over the last [Keep Reading…]
10 best Twitterers to follow for your soul, not your career
I always see these “top Twitterer” lists of people with high follower counts touted by social climbing social media DBs. Those people bore me. Instead I’m inspired by people with a unique perspective on the world around them, unique voice and style, who make me smile or think differently or challenge me to be a [Keep Reading…]
Watch me on The Big Web Show
Last Thursday I had the absolute pleasure of joining the lovely Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin on the eighth episode of The Big Web Show (read my previous post). If you weren’t able to catch the live broadcast, be sure to check out the video and podcast. We talked about how I’ve used Twitter to [Keep Reading…]
Using Twitter for Friend Advice
I ask questions on Twitter all the time on a wide variety of topics, and I usually get really useful responses — but never as many as when I ask about interpersonal issues. A little while ago I posed this question: “What do you do when someone you really care about won’t respond to your [Keep Reading…]
Take our Twitter survey for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card
It would mean a lot to me if you could please take a moment to complete the survey below. I’m helping to design a new Twitter client and your input will be invaluable. Thank you. Survey link: http://bit.ly/4mMZWJ Fill out my Wufoo form! Tweet this survey!
What I did while Twitter was down today
Twitter had a Denial of Service Attack this morning, which affected its uptime all day today. Therefore I was forced to figure out what to do without it. Here’s what I came up with: I noted my frustration on Facebook I actually looked at my friends’ pages on Facebook I reached Inbox Zero in Google [Keep Reading…]
UPDATE: Facebook at fault for unauthorized link with Twitter account
Last night there was a minor fiasco when hundreds of thousands of people suddenly found that their tweets were being published to their Facebook status without their explicit authorization. The only way to fix the problem was to remove or block the Twitter application from within Facebook.
Twitter updating Facebook status without permission
Update: For the latest information, please read UPDATE: Facebook at fault for unauthorized link with Twitter account. [If Facebook suddenly started publishing your tweets, go into Facebook and REMOVE or BLOCK the Twitter application. That’s currently the only fix.] Just an hour ago, I got a notification that someone had commented on my Facebook status [Keep Reading…]
Who needs a plumber when you have Twitter?
I’m a do-it-yourself kinda girl, so instead of putting in a work order with the building staff, I’d prefer to at least try to fix things around the apartment myself. Lately I’ve been noticing a problem with my dishwasher, so I thought I’d ask Twitter: Not surprisingly, I got a lot of great advice. Here’s [Keep Reading…]
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