Tag: Twitter

  • When Twitter Goes Bad: Celebrity Promotion

    I don’t believe Twitter was conceived as a tool for celebrities to voice their opinions and promote their latest moneymaking venture, but that seems to be what it has become. And I’m sick of it, quite frankly. I know, I know, I can just unfollow the handful of celebrities I currently receive tweets from, but […]

  • Louis C.K. Invokes the Power of the Bootlegger on Twitter

    Louis C.K. Invokes the Power of the Bootlegger on Twitter

    Louis C.K. knows how to treat people; particularly, people who illegally record and (probably) intend to share his shows online. After a recent show in Ashville, NC, Louis posted this to Twitter: Naturally, most bootleggers wouldn’t respond to such a request fearing repercussions. Louis tried to dispel any distrust by quickly following with this: It didn’t […]

  • Why Klout Has No Clout

    You have no doubt seen people boasting of their Klout score, and how they’re specialists in their chosen field of interest and able to influence dozens of people on certain subjects. You may even have a Klout score yourself, whether you actually chose to be involved with the social media startup or not. It’s a […]

  • Review: Official Twitter App for Windows Phone 7

    Overall, the official Twitter app for Windows Phone 7 is a great app, providing all of the functionality you would expect from Twitter.com. While I haven’t had the opportunity to spend time with competing apps, this one more than whets my tweeting whistle.

  • TweetDeck for Chrome is a Flexible, Lightweight Version of its Desktop Counterpart

    TweetDeck Desktop is arguably one of the best desktop Twitter clients for power users. It offers endless columns of information, multiple account support, and many features that Twitter itself had to copy. This app can basically do it all, and might even be getting purchased for $50 million by Twitter. My only major complaint is […]

  • Add a Splash of Color to Your Twitter Background (and clothing and walls, too!)

    If you’re like many of my Twitter friends, or about 70% of the Techerator staff, you have a default Twitter background. There’s nothing wrong with it, unless you want the same unique look as 80 million other people in the Twitterverse. There’s the option to cruise Google or Bing for wallpapers large and shapely enough […]

  • Three simple ways to back up your tweets

    If you use Twitter, you probably know how difficult if can be to find a tweet that you posted a couple of weeks ago or more. Maybe it was a pithy quote. Or maybe it was a link to an interesting article or website. But once those 140 characters get mixed up in that sea […]

  • Is TwitPic Becoming Twitter’s Newest Spam Source?

    TwitPic is one of the most popular ways to share photos on Twitter, but is it giving spammers an easy way to send you unwanted messages? Spam in Twitter is simpler (but arguably more sophisticated) than good-ol’ email spam; instead of getting an unsolicited email full of FREE V1AGRA links, you’ll instead get a short, tantalizing message […]

  • Don’t be Interesting, Be More Interesting than Every Person I’ve Ever Met

    “I don’t have to be more interesting than you. I don’t have to be more interesting than your friends. I have to be more interesting than your phone; more interesting than ALL the friends you’ve ever had.” Nick Douglas nailed one of the biggest problems we have with modern social interactions in a recent YouTube rant (note: brief NSFW […]

  • Android App Roundup! Abduction! 2 (Game) and my6sense (magical RSS and social network reader)

    It’s been a while, but welcome again to another exciting edition of our Android App Roundup series! This time I’ll be showing you how you can kill some free time with Abduction! 2 while Evan explains how you can discover the best articles from your RSS feeds and social networks with my6sense. If there are […]