It seems that Sandy Carter is chivvying the Lotus executive team to truly get social…
This on top of Sean Poulley starting to tweet again last week.
It’s been yet another busy year on Twitter:
… though unlike many others, my overall Tweetings haven’t increase substantially over 2008. Instead, I believe that the types of tweets have changed, with more discussions taking place and more relationships being built and strengthened through the medium of micro-blogging. In addition, Collaboration Matters now has many other Twitter accounts besides my own, so these numbers are just the tip of the iceberg…
Of course, this graph doesn’t take in to account the thousands of micro-blogging updates added elsewhere, on Facebook, FriendFeed, our own Lotus Connections social collaboration platform, and on many environments that belong to our customers and partners. There is no doubt that micro-blogging (or ‘influence awareness’ as I often term it) is increasing in importance, is more readily accepted by individuals and organisations alike, and is definitely here to stay!
Here’s to a Tweet-tastic 2010!
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As I joined on 31 October 2007, that makes me either a late Web2.0 Consultant or an early Blogger! What are you?
Twitter is down!
What should I do? Ummm. Of course, I need to tweet to tell folks that it’s down. Ah. Doh!
I have, on occasion, been accused of being too negative. I never believed that this is truly the case – I try to tell things as they are, happy to represent them in a positive light but also pulling up aspects that don’t meet the standard I would expect.
So I was happy to see that when displaying a cloud of my tweets via TweetStats and Wordle, the two terms I most often use in my Tweets are… Good and Great!
Not seen this one before:
Seeing as it is universally recognised that all us Lotus bloggers are ASWs (!), you’ll be wanting to know how’s you’re rated as far as being “connected” in the community, right?
Well, at least in the Twitter world, that’s now possible, albeit in a rather simplistic way. Enter, twitter.grading.com. Simply type in your Twitter ID (or someone elses), and you get an indication of how they rank for “influence”. E.g. my ID gives the following:
Twitter Grade: 80 – Rank #3,453 out of 17,554
The Twitter Grade measures the relative power of a Twitter user. It is calculated as a percentile score. A grade of 80 means that the user scores higher than 80 percent of the other user profiles that have been graded.
Your grade is calculated using a combination of factors including:
* The number of followers you have
* The power of this network of followers
* The pace of your updates
* The completeness of your profile
* …a few others.
For comparison, here are some notables in the community:
Clearly, still some ‘AS’ to be done
* Update *
Can’t believe I missed Mr. Social Networking himself, Chris Miller! He rates a 90% too.
I’m sure most of you will be aware that I’m a bit of a Twitter nut these days, and am always on the lookout for good new folks to follow. Most of the time I find them via other contacts’ replies, or else using some of the recommendation engines that are out there, but there is definitely a place for a new tool or two.
This is a Twitter directory – type in the name of a contact to find out more about them (e.g. the Brillmeister):
or else browse by category to find others you aren’t aware of:
Whilst there are definitely a few rough edges to be smoothed, this is definitely one I’ll add to my ‘twoolbox’
Good spot by the ever-alert Chris Miller, Your Twitter Karma:
The site describes itself thus:
So, what is it? The other day, @StephAgresta said, “Twitter desperately needs page navigation on followers / following list. Also sort functionality by type (reciprocated or not) is a must.” I suggested a simple mashup that implements this and started hacking on it. Three days later, it has enough functionality that Stephanie said she thinks I should release it publically.
Basically, it’s a Flash application that fetches your friends and followers from Twitter when you click the “Whack!” button, then displays them for you, letting you quickly paginate through them. By default, the list contains all your friends and followers and is sorted by last update, showing those who most recently updated first. You can sort the list alphabetically either ascending or descending by Twitter ID. You can filter the list in several ways: only friends or only followers, all friends or all followers, and mutual friends.
It’s not meant to be a full Twitter client–there’s plenty of those already and that’s not a particularly interesting or challenging problem to solve, anyway. I’ll be adding a few more features to Twitter Karma soon, though. If you think you have a must-have feature idea, go ahead and let me know about it in the comments.
As usual with these Twitter add-ons, this site does just a few small things, but does them very very well.
1) It shows all your Twitter friends, displaying whether you follow them, they follow you or both,
2) It displays when they last updated, so you can easily delete the ones that haven’t updated in a while,
3) It allows one to easily reciprocate following status by bulk-following contacts that are following you.
It provided me with a very easy way to check that I was following all the Lotus folks that had asked to follow me. I like it!