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Meta Tags — Preview, Edit and Generate
With Meta Tags you can edit and experiment with your content then preview how your webpage will look on Google, Facebook, Twitter and more!
webdevelopment  metadata  google  facebook  twitter  graph  socialmedia  testing 
november 2018 by garrettc
Workbench – The data journalism platform of the future
"Valuable data is found by reporters on a daily basis but analytic processes are intimidating. Data teams get flooded with requests, reporters loose autonomy, and important stories are lost.

We’re building Workbench to give reporters the power of data-science, no code required."
data  scraper  csv  worldwideweb  tool  twitter  googledrive 
october 2018 by garrettc
How Does Mastodon Work? - Kev Quirk
If you're asking yourself "how does Mastodon work?" this post will help. Mastodon is an open source and federated social network.
mastodon  opensource  tutorial  twitter  socialmedia 
august 2018 by garrettc
Your Community Site is Not a Government
It’s time for these guys to stop playing pretend politics and admit that they’re not presidents, their sites are not countries, and we are not their citizens. They are caretakers of com…
twitter  facebook  society  equality  community  hatespeech 
august 2018 by garrettc
Data Transfer Project
"The Data Transfer Project was formed in 2017 to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that all individuals across the web could easily move their data between online service providers whenever they want."

A collaboration between Facebook, Google, and Twitter
data  facebook  google  indieweb  twitter 
july 2018 by garrettc
A history of Mafia mob wars
"There have been two mafia/mob wars in the United States that have changed the landscape of organized crime worldwide…"
history  twitter  thread  mafia  crime 
july 2018 by garrettc
Taking a stand VS making a joke
"When much of the discussion on Twitter is political, it’s easy to see why, as a social media manager for a brand, you might feel like you should jump in too. But thinking is easy and writing is hard. Twitter doesn’t give you many characters to play with, nuanced conversation is almost impossible. Things spread and get shared in places you can’t reach, you’ll never have the last word."
twitter  socialmedia  society  marketing  branding  equality 
july 2018 by garrettc
The Web is Agreement
A poster put together on behalf of Osmosoft for the BT Open Source Awareness Event to promote discussion on Open Source and standards
twitter  facebook  society  communication  worldwideweb  art  poster 
january 2018 by garrettc
Dude, you broke the future!
"n this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn't see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don't like it."
designthinking  future  socialsoftware  society  facebook  twitter 
january 2018 by garrettc
Make Product Decisions Without Doubt — My Lessons from Twitter and Slack
"At Twitter and Slack, Paul Rosania built interfaces that millions use each day. Here, he dissects how he eliminated doubt from four high-stakes product decisions."
business  data  productmanagement  twitter  slack  webdevelopment  appdevelopment 
october 2017 by garrettc
UI Details
Twitter thread proving it's worth it to sweat the details.
twitter  webdesign  inspiration 
august 2017 by garrettc
Interactive emotion visualization for Twitter.
twitter  data  visualisation  sentiment  emotion  society 
january 2017 by garrettc
Cheap Bots, Done Quick!
"This site will help you make a Twitterbot! They're easy to make and free to run. The bots are written in Tracery, a tool for writing generative grammars developed by Kate Compton."
bot  twitter  tracery  programming  grammar  art 
january 2017 by garrettc
Why Twitter Must Be Saved
"First, a reposting of an old Stratechery article, Rebuilding the World Technology Destroyed. Then, why Twitter is an essential antidote to Facebook and must be preserved."
internet  worldwideweb  society  politics  infrastructure  twitter  facebook 
november 2016 by garrettc
Django Ditto and archiving your stuff
"I wrote about making Django apps to mirror Flickr, Twitter & Pinboard accounts, and whether it was worth the bother"
backup  django  webdevelopment  python  flickr  twitter  pinboard 
august 2016 by garrettc
Examin the gender split of people you retweet.
gender  twitter  equality  culture  society  socialnetworking 
june 2016 by garrettc
Must-Have Social Meta Tags for Twitter, Google+, Facebook and More
By including social metadata in all new pieces of content that we publish, we can optimize how that content appears on social networks. Thumbnails, author names, proper descriptions, and other rich information directly correlate with clicks and shares.
facebook  media  social  socialnetworking  twitter 
march 2015 by garrettc
Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times' Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn't — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
interesting  journalism  socialmedia  twitter 
january 2015 by garrettc
Compose a liveblog directly from Twitter, with multiple contributors
twitter  collaboration  liveblog  events  tools 
june 2014 by garrettc
A time for sharing (government content on Facebook and Twitter)
"We prioritise rigorously based on evidence of user need, and this particular feature has been queued for a long time because zero end users have ever requested it, and all users in several rounds of guerrilla testing were able to share GOV.UK links to social networks easily by copying and pasting them."
twitter  facebook  sharing  socialnetworking  govuk  government  research 
december 2013 by garrettc
GroupTweet | Group Twitter Accounts Made Easy
Allow any number of contributors to Tweet from a group account
collaboration  social  twitter  business  workflow 
october 2013 by garrettc
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong
The "Dark Social" is the sharing that goes on that can't be tracked: email, IM, etc. According to research 69% of social referrals came from dark social. 20% came from Facebook.
analytics  facebook  social  socialmedia  web  society  sharing  twitter  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
october 2012 by garrettc
Sweep the Sleaze
"If you provide excellent content, social media users will take the time to read and talk about it in their networks. That’s what you really want. You don’t want a cheap thumbs up, you want your readers to talk about your content with their own voice."
facebook  twitter  socialmedia  web  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
may 2012 by garrettc
Open source Javascript based timeline generator with support for Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Google Maps and SoundCloud.
javascript  json  opensource  timeline  chronology  history  flickr  twitter  youtube  vimeo  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
march 2012 by garrettc
Beautiful Buttons for Twitter Bootstrappers
Makes creating pretty buttons for Twitter's Bootstrap framework easy.
css  webdesign  twitter  framework  buttons 
february 2012 by garrettc
The LSE guide to using Twitter
Publication from the London School of Economics on using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities.
twitter  guide  advice  socialspace  wdcsintranet 
january 2012 by garrettc
Twitter by Post
Giles Turnbull decided to move Twitter offline and into the postal service, with the help of some friends and lots of stamps. Lovely essay.
communication  humour  twitter  postcard  writing 
december 2011 by garrettc
How Twitter helps a small bookstore thrive
How @OmnivoreBooks gets it right. I really like the "one third personal, two thirds professional" guideline.
twitter  socialmedia  casestudy  wdcs  wdcsintranet  marketing  business 
november 2011 by garrettc
Twitter Bootstrap
A toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites. Includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, etc.
framework  css  html  twitter  webdevelopment  webdesign 
august 2011 by garrettc
BBC processes for verifying social media content
From the BBC College of Journalism Blog, how they verify user generated content
journalism  socialmedia  research  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  flickr 
may 2011 by garrettc
Tweet Topic Explorer
A visualisation tool to help see which topics a person tweets about most often.
twitter  visualisation  data  tools 
april 2011 by garrettc
ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Platform
"…a free, open source web application that captures your posts, tweets, replies, retweets, friends, followers and links on social networks like Twitter and Facebook."
facebook  opensource  twitter  socialmedia  socialnetworking  lifestream  reporting 
march 2011 by garrettc
Abraham's twitteroauth
Lightweight PHP Twitter library with OAuth support
twitter  api  php  programming  webdevelopment 
november 2010 by garrettc
Twitter by the Numbers
The numbers in this presentation are just phenomenal. 800 tweets a second = 12GB data per day!
twitter  statistics  api  performance  scalability 
september 2010 by garrettc
Elements Of Twitter Style
Might be useful for people new to the medium
twitter  style  guide  culture  reference  socialmedia 
april 2010 by garrettc
Welcome to @Anywhere
Twitter's new API/Application framework/Thingy.
twitter  api  javascript  jquery  webdevelopment  documentation 
april 2010 by garrettc
You should follow me on Twitter
Dustin Curtis' experiment reveals that the smallest copy changes can make a difference.
twitter  communication  psychology  webdesign  copywriting 
march 2010 by garrettc
Unlink Your Feeds - A Manifesto.
Stop piping your feeds into Twitter and FB etc. You're homogenising the networks, an argument for using each one for what it's best at.
feeds  manifesto  socialmedia  twitter  facebook  publishing 
february 2010 by garrettc
Tower Bridge talking
A school project using an arduino hooked up to a papercraft model of Tower Bridge. it checks Tom Armitages Tower Bridge account and the model mimics the real thing
twitter  electronics  arduino  project  papercraft 
october 2009 by garrettc
Twitter 101 for Business
Very useful introduction to Twitter for businesses and clients
twitter  business  guide  tips 
july 2009 by garrettc
How One Teacher Uses Twitter in the Classroom
Best quote of the article (talking about technology) "it's going to be messy but that doesn't mean bad."
twitter  education  teaching  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  technology 
june 2009 by garrettc
Goodreads vs Twitter: The Benefits of Asymmetric Follow
Tim O'Reilly on why social networks should have a "Twitter-mode" option to enable asymmetric following.
socialnetworking  socialsoftware  twitter  facebook  society 
may 2009 by garrettc
In defense of Twitter
Jason Kottke on how people who dismiss twitter for the seemingly banal chit-chat are missing the larger point.
twitter  culture  communication  socialmedia  society  writing 
april 2009 by garrettc
This is how Social Media really works
Matt Haughey lays into the flaws of "marketing gurus" and social media.
marketing  socialmedia  business  twitter  media  advertising  wordofmouth 
april 2009 by garrettc
Making bridges talk
Tom Armitage has hooked Tower Bridge in London up to Twitter, brilliant!
information  london  machines  technology  twitter  messaging  API  bridge  computer  hacks 
march 2008 by garrettc
Merlin Mann on clients
"Work becomes disruptively more enjoyable if you can shed the clients who buy solely on price. Truth is, you can't afford them."
twitter  client  quote 
january 2008 by garrettc
Teach42 · What I learned from Twitter today
"There is nothing more important to teach educators about technology, than how to network."
blog  education  socialsoftware  twitter  presence  networking 
october 2007 by garrettc
Scaling websites
A collection of presentations from twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, and more about how to scale websites.
admin  advice  application  architecture  web2.0  twitter  scaling  performance  mysql  network  flickr  lastfm  webdevelopment 
may 2007 by garrettc
Watch twitters arrive in realtime plotted on a world map. Complete timehole, but strangely compelling
community  earth  cool  geek  geography  googlemaps  identity  socialsoftware  technology  twitter  visualisation  world  mashup  maps 
march 2007 by garrettc
Writing and Sizing Twitter
Khoi Vinh writes an interesting piece on of how Twitter and Twitterific's UI changed how he related to the system
design  ideas  interface  status  twitter  interesting  userexperience  userinterface  tools 
february 2007 by garrettc

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