Category Archives: Twitter

Turkey Twitter Ban? Ankara Is Hot!

According to the Washington Post, Turkey has strengthened its Twitter ban by blocking Twitter at the IP level. The Web 3.0 Lab has an interesting app called Happan.in that shows Twitter activity levels at any location around the world. According … Continue reading

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New Twitter Email Metric: Tweet Views

Twitter seems to have added a new feature to its email options. Today I received a message with the subject “doctorlaura, check out your week on Twitter.” In the body of the message it said “See which of your Tweets … Continue reading

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Twitter Auto-Follow Fake-Out

Ever had the feeling that Twitter is auto-following new followers even when you have the auto-follow option turned off? Well, it seems a UI bug might be giving you that impression erroneously. Here’s a screen snap I made while browsing … Continue reading

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Twitter Is Down

Twitter seems to be down, as I discovered after spending about 20 minutes trying to upload a photo in various ways. After trying to login with several 3rd-party services, none of which were working, I checked the website, and it … Continue reading

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Your Blog’s Traffic Stats May Be Wrong

Last month after having seen a few articles describing errors in traffic sources by analytics solutions that fail to correctly identify referring sites, I wrote about some informal tests I had been doing with my blog. Since then, I’ve had … Continue reading

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Traffic From Twitter Grossly Underestimated By Referral Analysis

@mikecane on Twitter called my attention to this eye-opening explanation of social media referral traffic on the awe.sm Blog. I have been aware of this issue for some time, and Thomas Baekdal has previously written about it here. Both articles … Continue reading

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Social Media Is Dead, Long Live Social Media!

Last week I read an article on Memeburn that really bothered me, The demise of social media and the return of mass media. I don’t want to pick on anyone, but I’ve seen too many similar articles in the last … Continue reading

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