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Susan Beebe
"Yay, I am publishing my Buzzes over to Twitter!!! Here's how I did it... 1. Burn a feed of your public Buzz profile (Feedburner.com is great for this) 2. Push Buzz to Twitter (Twitterfeed.com is great for this) 3. Optimize settings in both apps, e.g. add your Bit.ly API key, etc. 4. Sit back and relax as your Buzz items go to Twitter! See mine here http://Twitter.com/SusanBeebe" - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
* for item #1 - your "public Buzz profile is located here (edit it of course) --> http://buzz.googleapis.com/feeds... - Susan Beebe
We saw ya. :) - Louis Gray
LOL :D I wish I could edit the darn feed so it doesn't look so retarded - Susan Beebe
I think you could have added more rooms. Just, you know, to be sure :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Let me know if there is a more efficient and effective way to accomplish posting via Buzz to other platforms :) - Susan Beebe
There *has* to be a better way - Chris Nuttall
Chris - yes, there is!! ---> http://blog.louisgray.com/2010... - Susan Beebe
Susan Beebe
Get your customized GEEK CHART - display it on your blog like my friend @PacificIT is doing --> http://www.geekchart.com/
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haha love this - Craig Davis
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I am VERY impressed with how strong the FriendFeed community is - the new twitter list feature really high-lights the bond we all share...very cool :) <3 FF
Yeah, I saw a load of FF user lists spring up and I slapped myself on the wrist for not spending enough time her over the past couple of weeks! - Martin Bryant from iPhone
Martin - Yep, same here! :) - Susan Beebe
Can I plug my FF Twitter List here? Oh well here it is: http://ff.im/aOeIo :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Absolutely - thank you Kol :) - Susan Beebe
Susan Beebe
Twitter Lists, Discovery, Sharing, Who's on First, and Top of the Pops by @WarnerCrocker http://wickedstageact2.typepad.com/life_on... (nice post)
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awesome. did u just look that up Susan? - Zee.
I just saw Wayan of "http://wayan.com/" post that over on Steve Rubel's posterous comments here: http://www.steverubel.com/postero... - Susan Beebe
sweet - Zee.
I think it's a tad ludicrous to compare millions of users to two products and services as wildly different as CNN and Twitter and declare "old media" dead. And how exactly is CNN "old" media these days? They're partly responsible for bringing Twitter to the mainstream; they were one of the pioneers using it to interact with their audience in real time. They're complementary, at least in some ways. Neither will destroy the other. - David Chartier from iPhone
Cristo - haha funny dude! too bad LOL :D - Susan Beebe
Zee - yea, I was pretty stoked by that chart, WOW - Susan Beebe
CNN is old media to me - established news outlet publishing news vs. news published by tweet model :P - Susan Beebe
I love charts like these....... I wonder what happened around November last year..... hmmm - Johnny
I also wonder what happened around the middle of January.... hmmmmm - Johnny
Johnny - great questions! (November last year = Obama :) - Susan Beebe
January 20th (despite being my birthday) was the inauguration... - Johnny
Johnny - ah, good call on the Jan spike! - Susan Beebe
Cristo - hehe! - Susan Beebe
Until Twitter starts funding a world-wide team of journalists, some of whom risk life and limb to report from some of the most dangerous parts of the world, let's not gleefully cheer the demise of "old" media. - Carter ♥ JS
I am definitely not someone who "gleefully cheer the demise of 'old' media." I am nonetheless aware and impacted by the shift in web traffic, as evidenced here by the graph - Susan Beebe
I shouldn't have implied that you're gleeful, but many are. It's become somewhat of a game to point these things out. But where would the non-creators of content (Google, Twitter, Facebook) be with nothing to crawl, nothing to RT, and nothing to share? It just worries me, because you're right, "old" media is suffering. The NYT could go broke. Can Twitter supplant them if they go? - Carter ♥ JS
Carter - thanks for the reply. NYT times going broke would be a tragedy and NO twitter could not supplant them. Twitter is a micro-blogging service, not a mature company like NYT that delivers high quality journalism / news. Heck, twitter can barely keep the lights on (i.e. twitter has weak infrastructure, hence the "fail whale" issues). - Susan Beebe
Agreed. But we're going to look back in 2012 at all these crashing graphs (http://trends.google.com/website...) and wonder how we could have avoided this mess. Because all the solutions suck (charging for content, mega-mergers for scale, selling-out editorial independence). - Carter ♥ JS
look what happens when you add facebook in the mix http://trends.google.com/website... - Ian Crocombe
look what happens when you compare the BBC News site instead of CNN - http://trends.google.com/website... - CNN is just not that popular outside of the US - James
James, it's not the absolute numbers, it's the *trend*. Plot CNN and BBC and it's the same graph, just shifted up a bit. - Carter ♥ JS
Ian - wow, that is stunning (facebook really steals the show doesn't it?!) - Susan Beebe
James - interesting, the BBC vs twitter graph has a similar trend as the CNN vs twitter graph ...hmmm - Susan Beebe
Just amazing.Useful informations..... - Brook White
this makes Rupert Murdoch's recent rant at a conference in China even funnier: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-phi... He (and the other members of the Old Media guard like CNN, etc.) really thinks he can take the Web back to a for-pay basis. He doesn't get that 98% of the content his minions are producing is so fungible that the... more... - Alex Schleber
What I find interesting, and disturbing is that not only are Twitters stats going up, but CNNs are going down. Given the self selecting nature of Twitter, that probably means people are exposing themselves to a much narrower range of opinion and information. - Eoghann Irving
Please don't dance on the grave of print journalism. Yes, newpapers are dinosaurs. And yes, to their detriment, they resisted change in delivery models for too long -- mostly due to the fact that they were making so much money 15 years ago. BUT, without them, there will be a void in investigative journalism that cannot be filled. Politicians still read the big papers to see what's going on in their own government and to see who's investigating whom. - rowlikeagirl
@Row, I seriously don't want to, but Old Media's wounds are entirely self-inflicted. There will always be investigative journalism, it's just that it needs to be paid for by newer/smarter monetization models. And the pay-wall ain't it.. Murdoch is entirely out of his gourd on this one, and that's not a political statement in this case. - Alex Schleber
Susan Beebe
Susan Beebe
Geotagging: Twitter's Killer Feature? | Technomix | Fast Company #SocialMedia #Location #GPS #GeoTag - http://www.fastcompany.com/blog...
Geotagging: Twitter's Killer Feature? | Technomix | Fast Company #SocialMedia #Location #GPS #GeoTag
"But Twitter is something different. Its whole raison d'être is to broadcast one's life, thoughts, whims and so on. And if you enable Tweet geotagging, the only time your location will be broadcast to the world is when you choose to send a public Tweet. In other words, if you're already publicly Tweeting an opinion, it's pretty likely that you wouldn't be too protective of the location the Tweet came from (I've already half-jokingly suggested the name Perch for this location). Tweet geotag info could basically become the way that geolocation becomes acceptable to a broader share of the public. And that's pretty exciting. Tied into Twitter's real-time news and opinion mojo, and exploited by some clever, entertaining or useful Twitter-based apps, geotagging really could become Twitter's killer feature." - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
Susan Beebe
Facebook to Twitter - Manage a FAN Page? Share FB & Twitter on your Fan Pages! #SocialMedia #Marketing ##FFShare - http://www.facebook.com/login...
Facebook to Twitter  - Manage a FAN Page?  Share FB & Twitter on your Fan Pages! #SocialMedia #Marketing ##FFShare
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Susan Beebe
Teens Really Do Like Twitter! [Visual Graph Stats - Trend Chart] | Susan Beebe's Blog - http://www.susanbeebe.com/uncateg...
Teens Really Do Like Twitter! [Visual Graph Stats - Trend Chart] | Susan Beebe's Blog
Susan Beebe
Bad idea twitter, unbelievable >>> Twitter Slaps SEOs With Nofollow On All Links | @AccuraCast #SEO #SEM #nofollow #SocialMedia #Social #Marketing #FAIL - http://www.accuracast.com/search-...
Bad idea twitter, unbelievable >>> Twitter Slaps SEOs With Nofollow On All Links | @AccuraCast #SEO #SEM #nofollow #SocialMedia #Social #Marketing #FAIL
"Rel=”nofollow” is an attribute that webmasters can add within the code for external links in order to signal that the link should not be followed by the search engine spiders. Bloggers often use the attribute to disuade comment spam. The nofollow trend on Twitter started last year when they first indicated to search spiders that links posted under Web, on the right hand side of the Twitter profile, were not to be trusted. They then extended that to links within the Bio as well. Now, Twitter adds the rel=”nofollow” attribute to all external links, be it links referencing an article or links to third-party Twitter apps that enabled posting the tweet. Internal links remain untouched, turning Twitter into a walled garden much like Wikipedia, with lots of link juice coming in from other sites but none going out." - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
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Twitter can start to worry --> Facebook growing 2x as fast even though it is almost 5X as big - http://tcrn.ch/5E8u (via @ erickschonfeld) - http://www.techcrunch.com/2009...
Twitter can start to worry --> Facebook growing 2x as fast even though it is almost 5X as big - http://tcrn.ch/5E8u (via @ erickschonfeld)
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"If it wasn’t bad enough that Facebook bought FriendFeed on Monday and turned on real-time search to better compete against Twitter in the Stream Wars, and is playing around with a lite version that resembles Twitter even more, now Twitter really has something to worry about. Facebook is growing faster than Twitter in the U.S., even though it is more than four times larger. In the month of July, according to the latest estimates from comScore, Facebook attracted 87.7 million unique visitors in the U.S., which was 14 percent higher than in June, 2009. Twitter, in contrast, only saw 21.2 million unique U.S. visitors to its Website, a 6 percent rise compared to the month before. In absolute terms, Facebook added about ten million new visitors in the month of July versus roughly one million new visitors for Twitter. At 87.7 million uniques, Facebook moves from the sixth largest Web media property in the U.S. to the fifth, passing the combined sites of Fox Interactive Media (80.9 million... more... - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
and I could still delete my Facebook account tomorrow - George Dearing from BuddyFeed
Susan Beebe
Attack on Twitter Came in Two Waves - Bits Blog @NYTimesBits (DDoS powered by a botnet + Spam e-mails = twitter outage root cause) - http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009...
Attack on Twitter Came in Two Waves - Bits Blog @NYTimesBits (DDoS powered by a botnet + Spam e-mails = twitter outage root cause)
Susan Beebe
*UPDATE* from @Twitter: "Due to defense measures some Twitter clients are unable to communicate with our API, and many users are unable to tweet via SMS."
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Time to hit the bomb shelters :-) - Todd Hoff
Including, apparently, their own web one from some browsers. - John
twitter search has also been a bit spotty. - Joshua Schnell
search is way off, super behind too - Susan Beebe
FWIW: I'm seeing most posts go straigh through to search. I'm viewing search on search.twitter, FF search, Tweetdeck, and PeopleBrowsr (search.peoplebrowsr.com). I'm seeing more lag than usual, but less than 10 minutes in most cases. The odd tweet may take several hours though. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Twitterberry seems to be disabled, SocialScope is intermittent at best...guess I need to give UberTwitter another go. - Jared Smith
Susan Beebe
Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter | by @SarahPerez @RWW #SocialMedia - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter | by @SarahPerez @RWW #SocialMedia
Social Media 2009 Outage Day 2: Everyone's Up Except Twitter | by @SarahPerez @RWW #SocialMedia
"Yesterday, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Google's Blogger were targeted yesterday by a person or persons unknown in a denial-of-service attack (DDOS) which attempted to silence the voice of one individual. The target in question was a Georgian blogger who goes by the name of "Cyxymu" online, according to recent reports from CNET. While Google withstood the attack, the other services suffered. LiveJournal and Twitter went down completely and Facebook struggled throughout the day. As we now roll into day two of the "great social media outage of 2009," you may be surprised to learn that it's not over yet. Although Facebook and LJ have recovered, Twitter is still having issues. Not only was the site down once again early this morning, Twitter developers using the API are complaining the company is sending mixed messages by reporting that they're "back up" when in reality, the ecosystem of Twitter applications are, in many cases, still unusable. This morning, Twitter was once again... more... - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
And Twitter is down in strange and unpredictable ways. Seems that Twitter has real problems with network operations in general. API is working for some not others. I can even Tweet through the web from Safari, but not from Firefox on the same box. - John
What's interesting is that "whitelisted" IPs don't even work. They blocked everyone, regardless of status. - Jesse Stay
WOW, that's devastating for all API dependent applications - yikes! - Susan Beebe
I've had no issues with Twitter since it came back up yesterday afternoon. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
twitter's web client users may not notice much now, but folks who develop and/or use twitter client apps that utilize twitter's API, like friendfeed, socialtoo, twitpic, tweetie, tweetdeck, seesmic, peoplebrowsr - are all affected!!!!! - Susan Beebe
Twitter's own services were affected today as well. It was very clear from watching Twitter.com, search.twitter.com, FriendFeed, Tweetdeck, and PeopleBrowsr, that there are bottlenecks and or drop points within twitter's own network. Tweets sent from API clients (TD, FF, PB, Seesmic et al) were being shown everywhere but twitter.com, and were foten slow getting to search.twitter.com.... more... - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
I haven't noticed anything using TweetDeck. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Matthew, I tested extensively with all of the above apps this morning, and found that not all tweets were being sent or received by each of them. There were intermittent failures from each application. Interestingly, the most consistent failure was the twitter.com web site. I was virtually unable to tweet at all with that, and the few tweets that were accepted, were not delivered to API clients for at least 2 hours. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Susan Beebe
@biz ---> "Thursday, August 06, 2009 Denial of Service Attack On this otherwise happy Thursday morning, Twitter is the target of a denial of service attack. Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we continue to defend and later investigate." - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
unsurprised based on external appearances. this happens frequently to services far more important than Twitter. ;-p - Anthony Citrano
Great FF conversation here about outages, cause, impacts, etc. ----> http://ff.im/6fF0t - Susan Beebe
says who? LOL - Susan Beebe
Twitter Status Blog - 2nd Update: "Ongoing denial-of-service attack -- We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, and will update status again shortly. Update: the site is back up, but we are continuing to defend against and recover from this attack." - Susan Beebe
Twitter Status Blog - 3rd Update: "Update (9:46a): As we recover, users will experience some longer load times and slowness. This includes timeouts to API clients. We’re working to get back to 100% as quickly as we can." - Susan Beebe
Susan Beebe
VISUAL CHART - see Twitter web traffic drop! [pic] "Twitter Brought Down by Denial-of-Service Attack" by GigaOm @Om - http://gigaom.com/2009...
VISUAL CHART - see Twitter web traffic drop! [pic] "Twitter Brought Down by Denial-of-Service Attack" by GigaOm @Om
Web traffic stats / visual chart & data provided by http://AlertSite.com - Susan Beebe
Susan Beebe
Twitter Status: "Update: we are defending against a denial-of-service attack." http://status.twitter.com/post... -- 11:00 am EST
update 11:20am EST: @biz ---> Thursday, August 06, 2009 Denial of Service Attack On this otherwise happy Thursday morning, Twitter is the target of a denial of service attack. Attacks such as this are malicious efforts orchestrated to disrupt and make unavailable services such as online banks, credit card payment gateways, and in this case, Twitter for intended customers or users. We are defending against this attack now and will continue to update our status blog as we continue to defend and later investigate. http://blog.twitter.com/2009... - Susan Beebe
Twitter Status Blog - 2nd Update: "Ongoing denial-of-service attack -- We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, and will update status again shortly. Update: the site is back up, but we are continuing to defend against and recover from this attack." - Susan Beebe
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Denial of Service Attack Knocks Twitter Offline (Updated) | Epicenter | Wired.com - http://www.wired.com/epicent...
"Twitter was shut down for hours Thursday morning by what it described as an “ongoing” denial-of- service attack, silencing millions of Tweeters the world over. It’s the first major outage the service has had in four months and possibly the first ever due to sabotage. The outage appeared to begin mid-morning, EST, and affected users around the world. In a post that appeared later this morning, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, gave no indication of how the defense was going, or how long the service might be down in the brief update." - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
The most interesting apect is how this attack on Twitter is affecting other services. - Liz
Susan Beebe
Is there any connection between Twitter being down & Facebook being super buggy this morning? What do you think? Discuss: http://friendfeed.com/susanbe...
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The connection is that both situations are annoying. - Chrissie M
My guess is FriendFeed developers hacked both in attempt to drive traffic ;) - Vadim Lavrusik
I agree with Vadim. - phil baumann
FriendFeed has been having issues for me this morning too. - Daniel Sims
Twitter has been down for 2 hours already now, and Facebook has gone too shortly ago! - Flavio
Susan Beebe
Fwd: Twitter,Twitter................ chirp, chirp, huh?? (via http://friendfeed.com/remote-...) LOL
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for my friends who don't understand twitter..... - Stephanie Segel
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Fwd: chinewinelover: RT @BoydJones 美国农夫一边种菜一边 Twitter。 他的 Twitter 好友比他的小镇人口多的多 - http://edition.cnn.com/2009... //刚看完。 - http://twitter.com/chinewi... (via http://friendfeed.com/isaac...)
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Susan Beebe
The correct link is Http://tweetboard.com/alpha, your doesn't work - Roberto from iPhone
Susan Beebe
Wow, this looks like a highly useful BUSINESS oriented Twitter app - Think Social CRM Tool - https://cotweet.com #140conf
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I just requested an invite - any feedback from FF community ? - Susan Beebe
susan - here's a video i recorded of the founders showing off the app - http://www.centernetworks.com/cotweet... - Allen Stern
cool, thanks Allen! :) - Susan Beebe
I'm a fan of connecttweet myself (its what I'm using for the @googlers account). - EricaJoy
EricaJoy - hey thanks for the suggestion, I'll check that out! - Susan Beebe
Chris - good to know it's stable. That's important for Corp use - Susan Beebe
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Show Support For People who fight for democracy at Iran, and change your Twitter avatar to have green overlay (the official color of the movement). - http://helpiranelection.com/
Show Support For People who fight for democracy at Iran, and change your Twitter avatar to have green overlay (the official color of the movement).
Show Support For People who fight for democracy at Iran, and change your Twitter avatar to have green overlay (the official color of the movement).
This website is getting lots of traffic, so you may have to re-try it - Susan Beebe
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Picture This: Flickr (Finally) Connects Photos to Twitter - http://bub.blicio.us/picture...
Picture This: Flickr (Finally) Connects Photos to Twitter
"Flickr has finally joined the party for seamlessly connecting and sharing pictures directly to Twitter. Up until now, Twitpic and yfrog have dominated the Twitter stream for pictures, simply because they provided a tremendously easy system for snapping and uploading pictures to Twitter from mobile devices. While I’m an avid photographer, I am not however, an avid camera-phone shutterbug. Up until recently, if I were so inclined to proactively share an image from my Flickr Pro account, I would do so manually. However, an age-old feature within Flickr has finally received a long overdue update, the ability to not only “blog this” image, but also “tweet it.” Now, simply clicking on the “blog this” button above the image, you can now connect your Twitter account in addition to your blog. In doing so, it takes you to another window where you have roughly 120 characters remaining to frame the tweet. Flickr automatically provides a shortened “flic.kr” URL and embedds it into your Tweet to save time and effort." - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
Go here to update your account "To append your Flickr account with your Twitter credentials" --> http://www.flickr.com/account... - Susan Beebe
Cool! Now I don't have to send pics to both twitpic AND twitter. I did a test http://flic.kr/p/6wbW8c - Jenny Cisney
Have done a few quick tests to here http://twitter.com/CdLCreative and it looks good so far. Flickr MUST add this to their API though - CdL Creative
Only the title argument in the Flickr API call gets posted to Twitter. The description, although required, gets discarded. Steve - CdL Creative
Susan Beebe
This is an excellent example of missing a key requirement when building applications. The API team failed to build a scalable application for accepting the incoming data (Problem: limitation on "unique identifier" variable assigned for each post "tweet" - fixed limit is too small for actual data capacity received via API). To their credit, twitter's growth has been unbelievably exponential, so it understandable to "miss" a key requirement like this as they may have never foreseen the need to scale up their API app this much; however, the sharp upward growth trending has been quite clear for some time (lots of warning) - oops. - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
considering that some of the earliest tweets have gone missing, maybe their fix is to roll over ? - martin english
Actually, Twitter is just fine, they have been handling that case since the start. It's only the 3rd party clients that may be impacted is their software is not designed to handle large numbers. - fbrunel
Susan Beebe
Excellent beginner info re >> Twitter: to tweet or not to tweet? - FP Executive Blog by @KendraReddy #twitter #personalbranding - http://network.nationalpost.com/np...
"Twitter: to tweet or not to tweet?""Twitter is a micro-blogging service that enables people to read each other's posts (known as 'tweets') in the form of 140 character updates. It was created in 2006, and in February 2009 Nielson.com ranked Twitter as the fastest growing site with 1382% growth - a lot of that growth happening towards the end of 2008. Not surprising, given the economic downturn and upsurge in the number of people embracing social media and social networking. Despite the sudden growth of Tweeple (people who tweet and are twitters), Nielson.com reports that 60% of Twitter users quit within the first month. Why? My guess is because they never should have been there in the first place. If you are thinking about using Twitter as part of your job search or career management strategy, here is what you need to know: The object of Twitter is to increase your visibility by acquiring followers (people who read your tweets). People will follow you if you have interesting... more... - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
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Cool >> How Does Twitter.Grader.com Calculate their Grader Rankings? Find out here --> 5 Key ALGORITHM Factors explained! - http://grader.com/blog...
"How Does Twitter Grader Calculate Twitter Rankings? by dshah on May 20, 2009 The most common question I get at grader.com is about how the Twitter Grader algorithm (and associated rankings) works. Before we dig a bit into the details, it will help to understand the what before the how. What Twitter Grader is trying to measure is the power, reach and authority of a twitter account. In other words, when you tweet, what kind of an impact does it have? Normally, we don’t like talking about the details of the Twitter Grader algorithm. This is for the same reason that Google doesn’t like to talk about its algorithm: revealing details increases the degree to which people try to game the system. So, lets approach the question from a different way. If one were to look at data for a given user available in twitter, what kinds of things would one look at to determine whether that user had power, reach and authority? Also, when looking at these various factors, it’s helpful to think about each... more... - Susan Beebe from Bookmarklet
Interesting results from the grader... I liked the ability to see other tweeter's rank in my local area and to see who they are. - Robert Freeze
yep, it is a fabulous "discovery" tool for twitter - Susan Beebe
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