Posts Tagged “twitter”

Social networks trends of 2014

by Carl. 0 Comments

You are lost with the existing and emerging social networks wondering which social network to use in which context?

Don’t panic and check this video out.

If one trend is clear, new social networks tend to be only focused on mobile usage.

War 2.0 and free press

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We’ve seen this initiated in the Iraqi war and in the recent attacks in Mumbai but in the on going conflict on the Gaza Strip, Web 2.0 methods are widely used to communicate as much as possible on each side. Two examples ; Israel demonstrates how precise Tsahal’s bombings are but posting videos on YouTube. On the other hand, AlJazeera has open an AJGaza twitter to communicate on-the-fly on the most recent events.

But in the end, does all this help to really understand the conflict, its reasons? Does it show the path to its possible solutions? I’m afraid not. More, it looks like a more and more common way to criminalize the conflict in order not to seek a solution. A strategy more and more encountered all around the world. Unfortunately, a war has never been won by lack of combatants.

It is just another illustration about the difference between information and communication. True independent journalism gets more and more difficult but biased information does not help solving issues. What is the solution? And how many innocent people will die before we have one?

A must read: Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press by Kristina Borjesson

State of the Twittersphere

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Do you twitt?

A recent study provides some interesting insight of the State of the Twittersphere based on about 500,000 accounts tracked by Twitter Grader.

  • Twitter has lots of newer and less active users
    • 70% of Twitter users joined in 2008
    • An estimated 5-10 thousand new accounts are opened per day
    • 35% of Twitter users have 10 or fewer followers
    • 9% of Twitter users follow no one at all
  • There is a strong correlation between the number of followers you have and the number of people you follow.

Check out the whole study:

Twitter is currently a free and ad-free service but is now hiring a product manager to find a business model and revenus. Interested? Read their job description.