Posts Tagged 'tweet'

Does Twitter Matter?

Twitter Badge Retweet
Network Effect

Twitter: 90 million new messages a day, 130 million searches this August, 160 million international users, and nearly three-quarters (71%) of all tweets go un-answered or without being retweeted.

That’s according to social media analysis tool maker Sysomos.The majority of all tweets are one-way “conversations” into the ether. Or are they?

Of 1.2 billion tweets posted over a two month period that Sysomos analyzed:

  • Only 6 percent of tweets garner a retweet.
  • 23 percent of tweet get an @ reply.
  • 96.9% of replies and 92.4% of retweets occur within an hour of the original post.

So it’s not you. It’s just everybody else: reading, and not retweeting your stuff.

If a Tweet Falls in the Forest…

Do tweets have value? Does tweeting have value. Does Twitter even matter?

So if 71% of all tweets go un retweeted or replied to, a lot of people are probably asking themselves right now, “what is the value of the tweet?”

One thing  I see missing in the study is data of user/followers consumptive behaviours and engagement sentiments; how are Twitter users disposing of the information itself (tweets), and what is their experience in engaging the information?

Asking users, “what are you doing with the information of those you follow?” and “how do you feel when you read a tweet?” would round out the data set to find value in: 1) how the information being used, and 2) how the act of engaging the information stream (tweets) is perceived (strictly informative, entertainment, comforting, etc). This user data may give a little more insight into the Sysomos dataset before drawing any conclusions on its relevance or importance of Twitter, tweeting, or the value of our tweets.

Care to Retweet or Comment?

Read more at Alltop.

Is the publishing industry dead?

A Picture of a eBook

Image via Wikipedia

Is the publishing industry dead?

Garrison Keillor make a plaintive case on self publishing’s disruption to the publishing industry, reminiscing of the days where paper meant something and being “an author” was a rite of passage for a chosen few.

Self publishing is as easy as a text, a tweet, a Blurb, or an eBook on Scribd or Lulu.

…that is the future of publishing: 18 million
authors in America, each with an average
of 14 readers, eight of whom are blood relatives.

So how do writers, journalist, poets publish to survive? Will publishers themselves survive by aggregating and redistributing online content down new channels to expand the individual’s reach?

Keillor’s lament and the continued growth of self publishing underscores the need to continuously build our personal and professional networks as this socially mediated mode of communication, the internet, continues to provide greater and greater access and voice to millions who have something to say.

Read Keillor’s post here.

Space Tweet Sets World’s Distance Record

The tweet heard round the Universe.

Astronaut TJ Creamer uses Twitter and social media from the International Space Station, January 22, 2010.

Space Shuttle Astronaut TweetLearn about the International Space Station at NASA’s website.

View NASA video on how they are extending the internet into space.

Follow NASA Twitter updates.

One Giant Leap for Twitterkind; Mike Massimino Tweets from Space

One Giant Leap for Twitterkind; Mike Massimino Tweets from Space.

NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino

One small twit for man, one giant tweet for mankind.
It had to happen sometime, right?

Jennifer Van Grove of Mashable reports that Astronaut, Mike Massimino sent the first space tweet.

See the original, first space tweet here.
Visit Astronaut Massimino’s Twitter Page @Astro_Mike: http://twitter.com/Astro_Mike


Subscribe

AddThis Feed Button

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 33 other followers

My Tweets

Social Minded

iPhone...Eye Phone?

web 3.0

Santa Cruz Clifftop Hula Hoop Rave

Giant Pendulum: COSI in Columbus Ohio

Red Paddle Wheel

More Photos

RSS Social Media in the News

  • #MissingDCGirls: how a seldom-discussed social issue became a social media flashpoint - Vox March 25, 2017
    Vox#MissingDCGirls: how a seldom-discussed social issue became a social media flashpointVoxNumerous factors have fueled this belief — including the police department's use of social media to circulate information about missing persons cases, questions about a potential link to human trafficking, and the historical lack of police and media ...Missing DC […]
  • Social media, celebrities, and transgender youth - CBS News March 25, 2017
    CBS NewsSocial media, celebrities, and transgender youthCBS NewsIt's no secret that today's teenagers rely heavily on social media for interaction with friends, celebrities, and more. Between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and the blogging site Tumblr, the younger generation has seemingly endless avenues ...and more »
  • In so many ways, users of social media improve our journalism - The Denver Post March 24, 2017
    The Denver PostIn so many ways, users of social media improve our journalismThe Denver PostOf late in these pages we've offered semi-regular themed editions that go beyond our normal presentation of several topical subjects. This Sunday we focus on social media's impact on politics and public policy. The rationale should be straightforward ...and m […]
  • Workshop focuses on social media - SaukValley.com March 25, 2017
    Workshop focuses on social mediaSaukValley.comIt will provide an introduction to the way social media can help nonprofit organizations and businesses. Those attending are asked to bring a smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Wi-Fi will be available. The cost is $10, which includes a meal. Call 815-835 ...
  • A simple guide to understanding social media bios - Hindustan Times March 25, 2017
    Hindustan TimesA simple guide to understanding social media biosHindustan TimesOnce upon a time, we were advised against judging a book by its cover. That rule doesn't apply in the social media-obsessed world of 2017. Covers have been replaced by bios, which are used to make the best/ worst first impressions. This week, we ...
  • The myriad effects of social media on the justice system - The Denver Post March 24, 2017
    The Denver PostThe myriad effects of social media on the justice systemThe Denver PostIn real time, the Parker PD used the social media device to communicate with a terrified community. Tweets about what they knew, who they were looking for, where they were looking, why the school had been locked down. I scrolled and refreshed over and ...

Follow Me

Paypal