Sunday, June 30, 2013

BeeLine on Twitter

BeeLine is now on Twitter!  You can follow the latest from BeeLine by following @BeeLineBlog by clicking on the Twitter box on the upper right hand corner of the blog page.

The shortest route to what you need to know just got a little shorter and easier to follow.

Rest assured, the blog posts will be longer than 140 characters.

After all, to provide you the context you need to understand what is going on around you requires a little deeper dive to separate facts from fantasy.

You can also subscribe to BeeLine which provides you with an email of each blog post.  To subscribe, merely type in your email address in the upper right hand corner right below the Twitter.

You will receive a follow-up email asking you to confirm your subscription.  You need to confirm or you will not receive the emails.  I have noticed that a number of people sign up but do not confirm with the verifying email.  Do not forget this second step if you want the email of the blog posts as they become available.

A little Twitter trivia from Eli Langer at Business Insider.

  • Twitter was created on a playground. Founding team member Dom Sagolla says the group went on the top of a slide at a playground in South Park, a small neighborhood in San Francisco, and Jack Dorsey discussed an "idea so simple that you don't even think about it—you just write." This moment of inspiration has turned into a multibillion dollar company.

  • The user with the most followers is Justin Bieber; the pop musician has 36 million followers. 

  • Hootsuite, a social media management company, follows more than 1.1 million accounts, the most of any user. 

  • Who has tweeted the most? That honor belongs to @Yougakduan_00, a girl from Japan, who posted a mind-boggling 36,402,262 tweets before Twitter suspended her account. 

  • The most followed brand is YouTube with nearly 25 million followers.

  • The official name of Twitter's bird is Larry. Yes, his name is Larry Bird.The iconic little fellow—seen in Twitter's logo shown in TV commercials, print ads and practically every web site—was named after Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird. Why choose to name it after a basketball player from Boston? It may have to do with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone growing up in Massachusetts.

  • Twitter didn't create retweets, replies, hashtags, a mobile app or social ads—it was created by users and developers in its ecosystem. Those features were later supported by Twitter, according to marketing site 140 Proof. Unfortunately for the inventors, they won't be receiving a slice of the company that some are valuing at $10 billion. Like most of you, they will have to wait for Twitter's IPO.

If you want to get a real-time idea of what is going on in the Twitter universe visit A World of   This site will show you exactly where all the tweet activity is in the world through heat maps, satellite views and 3d stereo views.

The United States leads the world with about 27% of total tweets.  Brazil is a close second with around 22% and Indonesians have about 11% of the tweet action.

Finally, Twitter has developed a very cool interactive look at all of the geolocated tweets that have gone out over Twitter in San Francisco and New York City.  These have been converted to an elevation map so that you can see exactly where the greatest volume of tweets are coming from in these cities.  See it here.

I am not against a little self-promotion.  If I am going to write this stuff I might as well have as many people reading it as possible.

I will be interested to see what Twitter can do in extending the reach of BeeLine.

Justin Bieber, look out!

@Yougakduan_00, get your Twitter account reactivated.  Don't tweet as much and read BeeLine to keep yourself occupied.

Hootsuite, are you following BeeLine yet?

1 comment:

  1. BeeLine, Did you catch the 60 Minutes' piece on our disability program tonight?