Today is my 15th Twitterversary – even if it’s no longer called Twitter. It all started with a simple tweet: https://twitter.com/teamsiems/status/964384591 Now I have more than 8,600 tweets.
FCC Boss: You Should Pay for Internet By How Much You Use [POLL]. Source: mashable.com
As of May 22, 2012, 69% said “It’s price gouging”; 14% said “It’s a free market, event if I don’t like it” and 14% said “Depends on the price.”
This sounds like the best way to shut down free market and small business and lower-than-middle income consumers. The Internet is my livelihood and my entertainment. I can’t live without it and I can’t live with higher prices.
I can understand higher prices for more bandwidth limits, but a per byte charge will change my life for the worse.
I hope internet companies lobby/fight this. Like Neal Bloome says, would you pay $200 per YouTube video? How about $50 to play Mafia Wars for 1 day on Facebook? No? Well Mr. Genachowski doesn’t care, but I hope Mr. Zuckerberg cares or Mr. Kamangar cares.
This page shows you where to change the services you share videos, favorites, likes, comments, etc.
First, log in to your YouTube account and then go to
or click on the Settings under your account menu (top right). Then click on Sharing on the left menu. This should be the Sharing and Connected Accounts page.
Click on “Connect” next to the the accounts you want to connect such as Facebook, Twitter, orkut, or MySpace. Ofcourse connecting accounts requires you to have, and log in to, the accounts.
Click the checkboxes next to items you want to share like Comment on a video.
Click Save Changes.
Today is Social Media Day. Enjoy. Be social. Use a social network. Tweetup (meet your Twitter followers IRL).
Airlines are quickly learning that social media tools, particularly Twitter, can act as an excellent customer service channel. Source: Twitter is handy tool for airline passengers – CNN.com.
Here is a list of major passenger airline Twitter names:
Alaska Airlines: @AlaskaAir
American Airlines: @AmericanAir
US Airways: @USAirways
Virgin America: @VirginAmerica
This is it! Foursquare has once again created a special badge and logo for 4sqday! We’re super proud to unveil the new 4sqday 2011 logo and confirm that users will be able to unlock a 4sqday badge by checking in on April 16th, 2011! Details on exactly how to unlock the badge has yet to be revealed, but stay tuned! via Announcing the official foursquare badge, logo and T-shirt! « Foursquare Day.
There are several sites aligning themselves with this day/event, but nothing from foursquare officially. That makes me think this it is a grass-root movement. It’s cool though.
According to their tweet today it appears McDonalds is planning something for 4/16/11.
#numbers Monday, March 14, 2011
Five years ago this week, a small team of people started working on a prototype of the service that we now know as Twitter. On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@jack) sent the first Tweet. via Twitter Blog: #numbers.
- 3 years, 2 months and 1 day. The time it took from the first Tweet to the billionth Tweet.
- 1 week. The time it now takes for users to send a billion Tweets.
- 50 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, one year ago.
- 140 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, in the last month.
- 177 million. Tweets sent on March 11, 2011.
- 456. Tweets per second (TPS) when Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 (a record at that time).
- 6,939. Current TPS record, set 4 seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day.
- 572,000. Number of new accounts created on March 12, 2011.
- 460,000. Average number of new accounts per day over the last month.
- 182%. Increase in number of mobile users over the past year.
- 8. 29. 130. 350. 400. Number of Twitter employees in Jan 2008, Jan 2009, Jan 2010, Jan 2011 and today.
Guide to #MBteamS Victory
Full text available at http://mbteams.com/participate/
#MBtweetrace Prototype Test 2 “That’s Close”
Official Site: http://www.mbtweetrace.com/mercedes/prototype/
This effort needs to be coordinated for us to move this vehicle. That said, there are a few details that our supporters, both Twitter ninjas and Twitter newbies, need to know. This is still a draft. Please use the comments below to ask for questions, clarification, etc.
1. What You Need
You need a Twitter account. http://twitter.com.
You need to follow @tsand on Twitter. http://twitter.com/tsand.
If you don’t, can’t, won’t do the Twitter thing, skip down to “Following #MBteamS Online” below. We understand. There are other ways to play.
2. Tweet Fuel
We receive 1 unit of Tweet Fuel each time #MBteamS shows up on Twitter during race hours.
Example: I am cheering for #MBteamS.
We receive 3 units of Tweet Fuel if you re-tweet something that @tsand puts on Twitter during race hours.
Example: RT @tsand I may hire my Co-Driver to be my life coach after this trip. #MBteamS
Many Twitter applications, including the Twitter website itself, have a handy “Retweet” button. This “Retweet” button is poison. Unless you know what you are doing, it’s always better to manually retweet by typing in…
RT @tsand I may hire my Co-Driver to by my life coach after this trip. #MBteamS
*UNDERSTANDING HOW TO RETWEET PROPERLY IS A HUGE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE*
A. Our primary challenge is to keep the car filled with Tweet Fuel. This requires you, the Pit Crew, to be typing #MBteamS into Twitter (1 point) and re-tweeting @tsand (3 points). It’s our job to do fun things along the way in order to keep things interesting.
B. Mercedes-Benz will be issuing challenges to both Todd and I in the car as well as challenges for our Pit Crew to participate in. We won’t know what these are until we hit the road. Follow @tsand at http://twitter.com/tsand for the latest on the challenges and how you can help.
Understanding timing is key. We only accumulate Tweet Fuel during race hours. There is a 30 minute “Fuel Up” period each morning that will be critical as we start each day with no fuel. Note: We also “burn” Tweet Fuel on our travel, meaning that we’ll need a nice stream of tweets throughout the day to keep us moving. We will be stopped if we run out of Tweet Fuel.
Wednesday, February 2
Fuel Up: 7:30am – 8:00am PST. (8:30 MST, 9:30 CST, 10:30 EST)
Race: 8:00am PST. (9:00 MST, 10:00 CST, 11:00 EST)
Thursday, February 3
Fuel Up: 7:30 – 8:00am MST. (6:30 PST, 8:30 CST, 9:30 EST)
Race: 8:00am MST. (7:00 PST, 9:00 CST, 10:00 EST)
Friday, February 4
Fuel Up: 6:30am – 7:00am MST. (5:30 PST, 7:30 CST, 8:30 EST)
Race: 7:00am MST. (6:00 PST, 8:00 CST, 9:00 EST)
5. Following #MBteamS Online
Follow Todd Sanders on Twitter. Twitter #MBteamS: http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23MBteamS
See everything that everybody is saying about #MBteamS on Twitter.
We are pushing fun pre-race stuff here for people to play with.
This is a place to tie together many different pieces and parts associated with this adventure.
St. Jude: http://fundraising.stjude.org
We have a site with St. Jude where we are trying to raise an additional $5,000 for our charity. St. Jude received $25,000 for our participation and another $20,000 if we win this thing.
Spread it. Include #MBteamS in your Tweets