The wit and wisdom of the Twittersphere captured in a hilarious, occasionally poignant, and often useful collection of hand-picked tweets. New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has tapped into the brilliance of his half-million followers on Twitter by posting a different, thought-provoking question every night. The questions ranged from the earnest ("What?s your greatest regret?") to the creative ("Make up a concept for a doomed TV show") to the curious ("What?s your great idea to improve the cell phone?"). Out of 25,000 tweets, Pogue has gathered the very best 2,524 into this irresistible, clever, laugh-out-loud funny book. The World According to Twitter is truly a grand social networking experiment, in which thousands of voices have come together to produce a unique and wonderful record of shared human experience. Some samples: Compose the subject line of an email message you really, really don't want to open. To my former sexual partners, as required by law (@markowitz) RE: What seems to have been your car (@pumpkinshirt) From: Your Publisher. Subject: Ha, good one! Could you send the real chapter now, please? (@ Lookshelves) Make up a prequel to a famous movie. Mr. Smith MapQuests Washington (michaelbuckman) Snakes in the Terminal (@justinchambers) We?re Running Low on Mohicans (@rllewis) There Goes Private Ryan...I Hope He?ll Be OK (@slightly99) Describe your 15 minutes of fame. My stepfather was "The agony of defeat" guy on ABC?s Wide World of Sports, before the ski jumper (he was the car spinning out at Daytona 500). (@BigDaddy978) I juggled for Clinton?s inauguration. 20 minutes of FBI pat-downs, and then I wound up throwing knives around the president anyway. (@McEuen) I?m on a Girl Scout cookie box (have been for 9 years, so it?s longer than 15 minutes)! (@libbyfish) Add 1 letter to a famous person?s name. Yo Yo
50 million active Twitter users log in to Twitter every single day. 230 million tweets are sent every day. Twitter is one of the most widely-used and well-known social networks that exists. In just 140 characters, people share their political views, jokes, favorite things, and more. With a lot of hard work from Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, and many others this Internet phenomenon was able to manifest. Readers explore the lives of the main Twitter creators and how their company has grown, and changed, since its introduction.
How Blogs and Twitter are Transforming Popular Culture
Author: Mary Cross
Category: Social Science
As timely as the latest tweet, this book tracks the digital revolution as a paradigm shift that is transforming popular culture in as yet unforeseen ways. • Sidebars featuring original and exclusive interviews with media personalities Tina Brown, Arianna Huffington, Martha Stewart, and others • A timeline showing the history of the Internet, blogs, Twitter, and social media • Cartoons depicting humorous aspects of Internet culture • Snapshot views of blogs • A bibliography and listings of selected blogsites
A fully updated new edition of the fun and easy guide to getting up and running on Twitter With more than half a billion registered users, Twitter continues to grow by leaps and bounds. This handy guide, from one of the first marketers to discover the power of Twitter, covers all the new features. It explains all the nuts and bolts, how to make good connections, and why and how Twitter can benefit you and your business. Fully updated to cover all the latest features and changes to Twitter Written by a Twitter pioneer who was one of the first marketers to fully tap into Twitter's business applications Ideal for beginners, whether they want to use Twitter to stay in touch with friends or to market their products and services Explains how to incorporate Twitter into other social media and how to use third-party tools to improve and simplify Twitter
This book offers a unique exploration of the current state of freedom of speech as a basic right available to everyone. The research focuses on the different development stages of the concept of freedom of speech and the use of modern indicators to depict the its treatment in different legal cultures, including the obligations under international treaties and the effects that the globalising and digitalising environment have had on it. The authors conduct a broad survey of freedom of speech around the world, from Europe over Russia and both Americas to Africa, Asia, and Australia. The aim of this survey is to identify safeguards of freedom of speech on both a national and an international level, violations and threat scenarios, and in particular challenges to freedom of speech in the digital era.
Generate Quality Leads Using Only 140 Characters, Instantly Connect with 300 million Customers in 10 Minutes, Discover 10 Twitter Tools that Can be Applied Now
Author: Ted Prodromou
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
Who should you follow? How many people should you follow? How often should you tweet? Most people don’t get Twitter. Longtime internet guru Ted Prodromou shows you how to become someone who does. Set to prove that 140 characters or less and a hashtag can dramatically grow your brand and your business, Prodromou takes you step by step into the Twitterverse and shows you how to tweet your way to the top of your industry.
26 Rules to Help Social Media Marketers Connect the Dots
Author: Stephanie Diamond
Publisher: Que Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Get Straight to Your Customer’s Mind, Heart, Buy Button…Visually! Skip past the filters: jump straight into your customer’s powerful visual instinct, where 83% of all human learning is processed. Craft messages that can be brilliantly expressed visually. Then, brilliantly express them. Learn the modern and timeless arts of visual persuasion from a master: Stephanie Diamond. Design irresistible visual persona. Tell masterful visual stories. Create breakthrough images, infographics, and video. Use all the visual social tools at your disposal, from Instagram to Pinterest to YouTube. Words can’t express what you need to say. Visuals will. Get this book: see how. Think visually to solve marketing challenges text can’t handle Utilize visual maps to craft sharper messages and strategies Guide prospects on a visual journey they simply must follow Make abstract ideas intensely real and tangible Visually boost the effectiveness of emails, landing pages, and case studies Leverage new presentation tools that go way beyond PowerPoint Clear away obstacles to action with infographics, checklists, and worksheets Add visuals to deepen engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ Create outstanding low-cost video for marketing and tutorials Optimize your visuals for tablets and smartphones Quickly improve social media performance with intuitive new visual tools
The Internet is almost synonymous with change--that's one of its charms, and one of its headaches. You may think you know the Internet, but are you really up to speed on internet telephones, movie and TV downloading, blogging, gaming, online banking, dating, and photosharing? This utterly current book covers: Getting Online. Readers will have all the information they need to decide what kind of broadband connection works best for them, which browser they should use, and what kind of spyware-fighting and virus-and spam-protection measures they need to protect themselves. Finding Information. Google may be the leading search site, but it's certainly not the only game in town. This book introduces a diverse and useful collection of sites that help uncover everything from health care information, to shopping, travel and finance, to dependable reviews and ratings. Movies, music, and photos. The Web's teeming with entertainment--and not just the sort of postage-stamp sized videos that only a geek could love. Learn where to download movies, watch TV online, listen to music, play games, and post and share photos with friends. Keeping in touch. Email's only the beginning. This book introduces readers to the many tools that make the modern Internet such a great way to stay connected. From Web-based discussion groups to instant messaging programs, and from blogs and podcasts to Internet-based phone calls, this book will help you join the conversation. Ideal for anyone just venturing into cyberspace, this book is also perfect for more experienced users who could use an update to today's most exciting internet applications.
Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al-Khalili invites us all to understand what this crucially important science tells us about the universe and the nature of reality itself. Al-Khalili begins by introducing the fundamental concepts of space, time, energy, and matter, and then describes the three pillars of modern physics—quantum theory, relativity, and thermodynamics—showing how all three must come together if we are ever to have a full understanding of reality. Using wonderful examples and thought-provoking analogies, Al-Khalili illuminates the physics of the extreme cosmic and quantum scales, the speculative frontiers of the field, and the physics that underpins our everyday experiences and technologies, bringing the reader up to speed with the biggest ideas in physics in just a few sittings. Physics is revealed as an intrepid human quest for ever more foundational principles that accurately explain the natural world we see around us, an undertaking guided by core values such as honesty and doubt. The knowledge discovered by physics both empowers and humbles us, and still, physics continues to delve valiantly into the unknown. Making even the most enigmatic scientific ideas accessible and captivating, this deeply insightful book illuminates why physics matters to everyone and calls one and all to share in the profound adventure of seeking truth in the world around us.
The Definitive Guide to Twitter Success Fully Updated and Expanded FEATURING new statistics, strategies, and case studies You're busy and you don't have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, Mark Schaefer's bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away! Behind every Twitter triumph is a well-defined success formula. This is The Tao of Twitter: a path that holds the potential to improve your daily life at work and at home . . . if you know the way. Through real-life examples and easy-to-follow steps, acclaimed marketing expert Mark Schaefer teaches you: Secrets to building influence on Twitter The formula behind every Twitter business success 22 ways to build an audience who wants to connect with you Content strategies, time savers, and useful tips 20 ways to use Twitter as a competitive advantage Start your journey toward social media influence and business success today by learning--and following--The Tao of Twitter!