This is the last blog post of mine devoted to Twitter until March.
Archives for January 2009
Barack H. Obama es el cuadragésimo cuarto presidente de Estados Unidos reads the opening sentence in the Spanish presidential biography on whitehouse.gov.
The U.S. Census language report from 2000 indicated 28 million residents spoke Spanish at home, representing about one-fifth of the total population. Over 215 million parents and children spoke English “very well.”
Rounding out the top 10 foreign languages spoken at home for ages 5 and over included over a million speakers each in French, German, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Italian; with Korean, Russian, and Polish rounding out the set.
This is important because these numbers are guaranteed to leapfrog in next year’s census report.
Paying attention to the 5:1 ratio of U.S. residents who speak English “very well” at home to those who don’t, take a look at this [Read more…]
Using data from an academic study of 309, 740 Twitter users, the image on the left represents the typical online social network on Twitter, comprised of people you follow and people who follow you. The image on the right symbolizes your inner circle; the people you send messages to the most.
Social networks have existed for thousands of years “for mediating distal interactions among people,” write the authors of “Social networks that matter: Twitter under the microscope.”
Because of our busy lives, we don’t have the time to interact with [Read more…]
Many bloggers go out of their way to mask their email address on websites to prevent “robots” from harvesting them for inbound spam purposes–Chris Brogan types his out (blog at chrisbrogan.com), Darren Rowse prefers a contact form, and David Meerman Scott uses both.
My impression is their tactics are to prevent email spam bombardment:
I received these messages over the past 24 hours. Other than sender and subject, I have no idea what’s inside. I never clicked into them. I don’t need to.
The pests never entered my inbox. Why? [Read more…]