Earlier today Twitter launched their Twitter Stories site highlighting people who use Twitter in surprising ways. From fishermen who sell their catch before their boats return to Chris Strouth tweeting ”sh*t, I need a kidney” and getting one each of the stories give a voice and personality to the platform. This is a brilliant campaign!
Designed by Ash Huang, designer at Twitter
Thanks to a bit of help from the awesome folks at Twitter, I am now @Moore. All my followers and tweets transitioned smoothly from the old account, but make sure you send replies to @Moore if you want a response.
For those of you who are not following me on Twitter, I promise you’ll see virtually zero duplicate posts from my Tumblr blog. I like to keep both streams fresh and unique!
“Shuush is a prototype web based Twitter reader that ranks your followers on frequency of tweets. It aims to amplify the people that don’t usually get heard, and scale back those with frequent updates.”
Just a bit ago Twitter released their new photo sharing service using Photobucket as the hosting partner. Check out their new photo search grid where it’s clear that people love to snap, tweet and eat tacos.
I wonder how long it’ll be before certain keywords get hijacked Goggle Bomb style, or Bob’s Taco shop starts spamming taco ads.
Developed by Andy Graulund, Tweet Nest is “a browsable, searchable and easily customizable archive and backup for your tweets”. The easy self-hosted installation requires PHP 5.2 or higher and MySQL 4.1 or higher. Once it’s installed you can easily setup automated jobs to import your tweets every hour or day. Although Tweet Nest is pretty slick as-is with a bit of customization and extension you could easily come up with something amazing.
I setup a test installation at http://tweetnest.newezra.com/. Tweet Nest does a great job graphing tweets, replies and retweets for each month. Adding in rendering for image services like twitpic and @anywhere integration for Twitter profile cards are both nice touches.
Follow me on Twitter (@newezra) if you aren’t already.
What to feel good about all those followers you’ve accumulated over the years on Twitter? Have all of your followers throw you a parade and hail you as king. This mini-experience site is a part of a campaign the Japanese mobile provider au by KDDI to promote their new IS series of keitai denwa (携帯電話)
Feel free to join my parade by following me (@newezra) on Twitter if you’re not already.
BakerTweet is a way for busy bakers to tell the world that something hot and fresh has just come out of the oven. It’s as simple as turning the dial and hitting the button. All of the baker’s followers get a Twitter alert to tell them that it’s bun-time. Or bread time. Or whatever.
Made by Poke
Maybe instead of getting your company on twitter, paying marketers to mention you are on twitter, and paying people to blog about your company, forget all that and just make awesome stuff that gets people excited about your products, hire people that represent the company well, and when your stuff is so awesome that friends share it with other friends, you may not even need “social media marketing” after all.