Tag Archive: Twitter
“The Veronica Mars and Zach Braff projects have brought tens of thousands of new people to Kickstarter. 63% of those people had never backed a project before. Thousands of them have since gone on to back other projects, with more than $400,000 pledged to 2,200 projects so far.”
May. 9, ‘13: — Kickstarter’s recent success with Hollywood celebrities reminds me of Twitter’s four years ago. Although I wonder how many of Ashton Kutcher’s first million Twitter followers are still active users today.
Apr. 25, ‘13: — 1) Pigs fly! 2) Thank you, Twitter. 3) This is smart. My Twitter for Mac is open for 12+ hours a day. There’s no way I’m alone. Why destroy that?
Apr. 3, ‘13: LinkedIn asked me to write a post about my most important, must-have business tool for its “Things I Carry” series. I wrote about Twitter, which I am probably unhealthily addicted to. This stuff might seem obvious to the regular SplatF … Continue reading →
Mar. 21, ‘13: Looking back on Twitter’s seventh birthday. Twitter is observing its seventh birthday today — that is, it’s been 7 years since Jack Dorsey’s stirring “just setting up my twttr” tweet. In Twitter’s celebratory blog post, it says it now has … Continue reading →
Nov. 7, ‘12: In case you missed it, the United States elected a president yesterday. I try to stay away from politics — it’s only fun in Chicago, anyway — but last night, I anxiously tuned in. Election night television, it seems, hasn’t … Continue reading →
Oct. 18, ‘12: Tweetbot for Mac launched today, and its $20 price tag is getting a strong reaction. Some people are turned off, a bunch of people are standing up for it, others are just confused. (The Tweetbot guys explain why it costs … Continue reading →
Aug. 23, ‘12: First Instagram, now Tumblr gets the boot, as Twitter focuses more on getting people to build stuff into Twitter and less on letting people extract stuff out of it. Solid analysis here by Dustin Curtis. But, it is interesting that … Continue reading →
Aug. 16, ‘12: I’ve posted my reaction on ReadWriteWeb. The gist is similar to my “Understanding Twitter” post from last month. In short: Twitter needs to create a billion-dollar ad biz, ASAP, or all bets are off.
Jul. 27, ‘12: Evelyn Rusli and Nick Bilton for the New York Times: Apple has considered an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, one that could value Twitter at more than $10 billion, up from an $8.4 billion valuation last year, … Continue reading →
Jul. 26, ‘12: Facebook’s Instagram deal hasn’t even closed yet, but things are already getting weird with Twitter. There’s now no “find your Twitter friends on Instagram” feature; Twitter has apparently cut off Instagram’s access to that API. Supposedly because Instagram — now … Continue reading →