Yesterday, a Twitter employee made the account of Donald Trump disappear for 11 minutes. Twitter’s reaction showed the world how fucked up the company still remains. The incident and their response was a welcome moment of respite in a very long and strenuous nightmare. Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error… Continue reading Kick and Ban
Yes. Absolutely. According to this tongue-in-cheek chart. No, but seriously. You absolutely should — at least — try it. Academic Twitter explained. Courtesy of @sylviaduckworth. pic.twitter.com/zTIHv5IptW — Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) September 24, 2016 (Thanks, @amisamileandme for forwarding this chart to me) At the beginning of August 2016, a Guardian article written by an anonymous… Continue reading Should Academics Try Twitter?
The Buzzfeed piece about Twitter abuse that makes the rounds since last Thursday proves to be a very interesting read. The way the abuse problem has been left to fester is infuriating. So much so that while reading I took notes. Notes laced with profanity. Here are a few thoughts. Free speech radicalism is an… Continue reading Twitter keeps the burden of moderation on users
Many event organisers want high-level promotion to raise attendance. They often turn to social media to promote. The tweet below is densely packed with information about “Content Marketing World 2016”. It is designed to entice the @CMIContent account’s followers to register for the conference but also to encourage the featured speaker to promote their talk.… Continue reading Event promoting tweets require forethought, time and a well staffed team
Live tweeting panels is hard. 140 characters is very little. The main goals when covering an event alone is to testify that the event has taken place and that people following either in-person or on a live stream have gotten something important out of it. This encourages attendance for the next events obviously and raises… Continue reading 10 steps to live-tweet debates