Tag: twitter

  • Border Wall

    My twitter feed blew up last weekend. I had to turn off notifications and, even now, four days later, the number of retweets, likes, and responses are still coming in above the usual trickle. I clearly touched a nerve. A jogger, visiting Canada from France, accidentally crossed the border, was apprehended by US Border Patrol, […]

  • Wither Vine

    @kaz nailed it when Vine launched back in early 2013, the app which looped 6-seconds was perfect for sports clips, especially that amazing slam dunk or football catch that you just had to see several times to appreciate or understand. The unfortunate problem is that in order to create a sports highlight Vine you need to be able to […]

  • The story behind the tweet

    Power out? No problem. pic.twitter.com/dnQ7pOgC — Oreo Cookie (@Oreo) February 4, 2013 What came off as a completely natural off-cuff quip of the moment was actually the product of a well-scripted social media command center prepared to jump on the opportunity. Imagine a room with representation from marketing, creative, legal, and the “VP of Cookies” […]

  • iOS 7.1 – Shift Key Guide

    Helpful guide from the folks at ismyshiftkeyonornot.com Also, I just wanted to test out my new Twitter Card.

  • See and Say in the San Francisco Bay

    I’ve written about Eric Fischer’s work before (Digital Cartography, Digital Contrails). His work takes massive amounts of data and plots them geo-spatially to create beautiful maps. His latest piece shows Twitter and Flickr around the San Francisco Bay. Red dots are locations of Flickr pictures. Blue dots are locations of Twitter tweets. White dots are […]

  • Digital Contrails

    Digital Contrails

    What do you do when you have access to the twitter firehose and a top notch geo-visualization artist? Make beautiful maps of course! Gnip and Eric Fischer got together with MapBox and plotted millions of tweets by location, language, and device to come up with some fantastic interactive maps.   The map above is Tokyo […]

  • Visualizations – Foursquare and Twitter

    Visualizations – Foursquare and Twitter

    Foursquare and Twitter both released experiments that let you look at a visualization of your activity on that service over time. One is art that happens to convey information and tell a story of your travels thru time and space. The other is a functional dashboard that is designed to give you and idea of […]

  • The Art of Product Management

    The Art of Product Management

    Many start up Product Managers are lone wolf types. They work alone, part of a team, but the only one in that team doing what they do. Shuttling between engineering, design, sales, marketing, management and other constituents, they are the glue that ties the team together, the universal joint making sure all the momentum in […]

  • Find your first tweet with oldtweets

    Find your first tweet with oldtweets

    UPDATE: Twitter announced that you can now request a zip file of all your tweets. Kellan Elliott-McCrea, the CTO of Etsy, has made available an searchable archive of Twitter’s first year of tweets. It’s a fascinating dip into the early days of the service. The first two tweets from Biz and Ev testing out their new […]

  • Driverless Vehicles – Two Kinds

    Google released an amazing video showing one of their driverless car taking a blind man out to get tacos and pick up his dry cleaning. This is good. In a tweet the other night, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo pointed to a swarm of programmable Nano Quadrotors and mused, “It’s with confidence and dread that I’m […]