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Twitter is replaying a series of actions from a snapshot it took at 9AM, transferring @POTUS followers to the new @POTUS44 account where Barack Obama’s history is archived and the new, fresh @POTUS as well.

I have to ask, had this sort of transfer been the first to happen with Trump as the outgoing, would twitter have tried this hard to let him transfer the account and keep his followers? This seams like a total mess and I don’t think twitter should have gotten involved. 

For A Post On Community…

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For a post all about community why are the comments off and the people/business that are talked about are not linked?

Glen seams like an up to speed guy. He’s doing a good (aside from these issues) job blogging, tweeting and putting videos on YouTube.

Maybe I’m just an idiot with my head up my butt but, I don’t even know who he’s talking about with, “Our best known economist is using his blog and Facebook entries”, and I’d like to.

Hope it’s just an oversight.


Going through a phase, building for a while now, where I kinda want to switch my Twitter account to Private. I just get so down when all the follows are from Social Media “Experts” and “Coaches”. Kinda feel like going private would make me feel like it’s just the cool people I’m talking to. Like why in the world would anyone who isn’t a podcaster, isn’t around London, or isn’t a fan of CastRoller want to follow me?

Also had thoughts of creating a new account and starting from scratch there to give it a fresh clean feel.

Neither is something I’d do, just feel more like it now then I ever have.

App Showdown: Round 2 Twitter Apps

I’ve blogged how I was pitting two apps against each other before. I find my self in this situaton a few times. This is my second one in a while now, and in hopes that maybe it’ll speed things up here goes (yeah right!).

This rounds two apps? The Offical Twitter For Mac (OTFM) and Twitterrific For Mac.

I never really liked the offical app. I was following more people then I could ever handle on a regular basis so I was using lists in a heavy way. I had one main list that was esentually the people I actually followed, it was about 100 of the 400+ people I was following. I found a decent management app, though it didn’t meet the requirment of being able to mass add people to a list. What I had wanted was to move everyone to a list then unsubscribe everyone and start adding who I could reasonable follow and keep up to. Instread I just unfollowed those people. I’m down to around 200, the other 200 are gone and I have to say not a sinlge person has contacted me asking why I unfollowed and I feel a lot better about it.

What it has also done is allowed me to get rid of my lists and read my main timeline. I no longer rely on apps that can set a list as the default view. And thus I can use the OTFM app.

Under Lion (especially on the AiR) I’m REALLY digging the full screen apps and Mission Control. Now I’m waiting for apps to be updated to use these features.

So, which one will it be? Twitter For Mac or Twitterrific for Mac. Both for me now offer more or less the same functionality, the list hadeling was the deal breaker on OTFM so I can go with either, I’m looking for who gets the fullscreen feature and secondary is a good use for gestures. Already I notcie that OTFM has my favorite (on iPhone) feature, pull down to refresh so…

And don’t even ask which app I’m using on the iPhone, there is no competition.

Sparrow announces new features

“Sparrow promises some future Twitter and LinkedIn integration. Clearly Sparrow isn’t just a Gmail client, it is becoming a powerful messaging and context platform in itself.”

(Via Sparrow announces new features at TechCrunch Disrupt.)


Love Sparrow, not 100% behind the idea of any sort of social inbox. Facebook mail is obvious, and support for Twitter DM’s only in an app is very appealing.  I think it would help make people view Twitter as a real form of communication rather then another broadcast mechanism that some see now.

(And Yeah, I kinda hate that I’m linking to something related to TechCrunch)


“There is no more shame or guilt in unsubscribing from the data streams of people who do not benefit your attention than there is turning off the television when it becomes a waste of time.

Of course, this metric of value will be different for everyone. But unless you have some kind of qualification for ‘meaningful’ in your own mind, where are you going to draw the line?”


(Via Is It Worth the Interruption? : James Shelley)

I didn’t know if this was the direction James was going to take at the start of this post. I am SO glad he went that way, had a comment forming in the first paragraph, didn’t need it by the end.

P.S. So looking back, comments are not enabled. That’s a loss.


How To Earn an UnFollow

This is a good example of things people don’t like.

DM Spam

That is a DM from a company that is nothing more then an ad. Sure, tweet this stuff publicly but don’t DM me that. I’m very private about my Twitter “inbox” and you just spammed me. You see, if it was an email there isn’t much I could do but this isn’t email it’s Twitter. It’s permission based and I no longer give you my permission to do this.