At its core, twitter is a text messaging service all phones have access to. If they ever went back to that they would kill Facebook because Facebook is web-based. Everyone has text messaging, even boomers with their older flip phones. But twitter will never listen to me. Anyway… Here is how to setup your twitter account to receive tweets from any account via SMS.Read More
Miss me? Yeah I’ve been offline more than usual but today I had a little time to catch up on what is going on in the internet world. Today, twitter releases it’s Q4 2015 Shareholder Letter just for me ( and probably some massively rich shareholders) to peruse. In this letter Twitter execs explain, in a five point plan, how they will improve twitter.Read More
I know, it’s been almost a month since my last posting! This posting will be different from previous ones because I’m focusing on the best apps, not just free ones. I know I’ve always focused on free apps but my favorite apps happen to be premium versions. I’ll still be on the lookout for freebies but when it comes to taking advantage of an apps full capabilities, you may want to go premium.
It’s your kids 13th birthday and they now are technically old enough to setup a facebook account but should they? This is the debate that has been going on in my little social circle. Parents who have practically no social media experience are now being asked to police kids social media activities. Parents hear stories about how facebook and twitter give the outside world too much access to their kids but just like any activity, you need to put on the training wheels first before they ride the bike. Your… Read More
As I approach a small personal milestone on twitter, 1000 followers, I am left to ponder what is the meaning of this accomplishment? What does it mean to have 1000 followers? Who is actually listening to you? Because you know it’s not all 1000 people. Here is my special formula for figuring your tweet investment. I call this the my “ROTI” or “Return On Tweet Investment“. Make a private list of twitter followers you actually know or who you’ve gotten to know on twitter. I call it “My Peeps” list…. Read More