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February 24, 2009

Brown Bag Reminder

Filed under: Friesen,Social Networking,training,twitter — Lynne @ 12:52 pm

Looking for a way to justify being on Facebook at work all the time? Ever wonder whether Twitter serves a purpose? Mark Friesen & I will offer an introduction to using these tools and other social media to connect with your readers. This is particularly geared for staffers with existing blogs.

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., the Well. No signup required.


February 11, 2009

Short Video: Twitter in Plain English

Filed under: twitter,Uncategorized,video — Lynne @ 1:33 pm

Video: Twitter in Plain English | Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English

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January 8, 2009

Thursday ORB Roundup (interactive edition)

  • Portland Twitters. If you haven’t checked out our Twitter page (another Friesen creation) on Oregonlive you must.

November 10, 2008

Tweet, Tweet


I have been twittering a bit . Twitter, a social media tool, is a fast-growing technology that months ago defied an easy description. That is no longer the case. Twitter found its stride during the election

All election day long,  I, and many others,  were glued to Twitter’s Election2008 stream. Mark Friesen even configured a special Portland election page  that featured feeds from Doug Perry and Scott Nelson, as well as Twitterers across the Portland area who were expressing their election thoughts in real-time.  Mark’s page is still active. The page is no longer election specific but it is still a great place to check out what certain Portlanders are saying. (Think of Twitter as an AP feed for the community.)

Interested in starting your own Twitter account? Check out this great primer by Sarah Evans on building a Twitter community over at Mashable.  She provides tips on how to search, the quirky lingo, as well as, a general how-to.

October 27, 2008

Twitter shows a 343% growth rate

Filed under: Social Networking,twitter — Lynne @ 3:53 pm

Twitter.com is the fastest-growing US online social networking site, according to a recent Nielsen report. (PDF)

MySpace still tops the list of most heavily trafficked social networking sites, according to the same survey but it’s grow appears to have stalled. Facebook, on the other hand, increased by about 116 percent, from 18 million unique hits to 39 million. LinkedIn also showed significant growth.

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