Category Archives: twitter

Plowing through the middleman

The snow day. Growing up in Michigan, it was always a treat. Whenever a significant amount of snow was in the forecast, I’d wake up early to see if I got the day off. I’d listen to the radio as … Continue reading

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Twitter and foursquare: the tipping point to getting local business online

Getting small local businesses to go online has been the holy grail of the Internet. I’ve written before about some of the reasons local business don’t go online and suggested several ways that they could use emerging technologies to get … Continue reading

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Missing out on the big stuff on Twitter and Facebook

One of my friends recently got engaged and posted that fact on Facebook. I missed it. It’s one of the frustrations of the constantly flowing river of news in social networks — births, deaths, weddings and job changes get lost … Continue reading

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To tweet or not to tweet: thoughts on Twitter etiquette

With every new medium comes changes in the way we communicate and new social norms for behavior. I’ve written before about how technology changes the way we write. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the norms for Twitter. How much is … Continue reading

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Online at 36,000 feet: trying Gogo WiFi on board

I tried inflight WiFi last week aboard Virgin America. The day I flew happened to be the same day Virgin became the first U.S. airline to offer Internet access across its entire fleet. I live tweeted and uploaded pictures to … Continue reading

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Anyone can be a journalist

In conversations with people in the news business, I regularly hear about the need for “professional journalists.” Ask them what makes a professional journalist and the answers get wishy-washy. Is it someone who is on staff at a newspaper? What … Continue reading

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Newspaper companies can’t unring the bell

American newspapers are in trouble. So far this year, the Rocky Mountain News and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer have shuttered their presses. Tribune is in bankruptcy. My first employer, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, is also there. Publishers have threatened to … Continue reading

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