Since Twitter allows you to search the tweets of just the people you follow (in addition to “all” and “top” tweets), it is easy to create a Linkblog of all your friends. Simply enter “filter:links http” into your search bar. Easy and productive. This is great little trick if you are the type of user that gets on twitter to find cool links to read, watch, or listen to.
In fairness, I suppose it is only appropriate that I also show the Facebook changes to the recent election winner and not just the loser.
Here’s a real-time look at the total number of likes on Barack Obama’s on Facebook. The number in parentheses at the end of each line is the difference since you first loaded the page (updated every 10 seconds). It tells quite a different story.
It appears that since Mitt Romney’s was defeated in his bid for presidency his Facebook users no longer like him and are leaving in droves. According to Mashable, Mitt is losing an average of 847 Facebook friends per hour.
Here’s a real-time look at the total number of likes on Mitt Romney’s on Facebook. The number in parentheses at the end of each line is the difference since you first loaded the page (updated every 10 seconds). Mmm, sweet tasty schadenfreude!
Jeff Clark has created this neat tool called Twitter Topix Explorer that allows you to type in anyones twitter ID to help visualize which topics a person tweets about most often. The tool uses word cluster diagrams to show the most frequently used words in their tweets and how they are grouped together. A Tweet Topic Explorer diagram for my own account can be seen above
The wispy-haired, default, Facebook guy can get boring after a while. Why not liven-up your profile with a new and improved default silhouette? Thanks to David there are plenty of alternatives to choose from. You can mouse over each silhouette to see who it represents. Click on each picture for a larger image to download. Have fun.
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A complete list of all the Foursquare badges and how to get them. One of my favorites: Pee-wee Herman Show
To get this one, you have to check in to a venue that Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) is currently checked in toâ€¦TWICE! The thought of being in the same place as him kinda creeps me out.
Assisted Serendipity is a free service that notifies you as soon as the male/female ratio turns in your favor at your favorite local hangouts. Using Foursquare’s check-in data, they monitor the venues you are interested in, and notify you as soon as the ratio tips. This ingenious use of Foursquare API is a social media powered wingman.