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Archives: October 2011

iPhone Vs. Android: The Social Apps Battle [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is there a difference between how iPhone users and Android users access their social media? Apparently so. Owners of each device favor Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare differently, accessing some social apps more than others.
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Linguistics Professor Finds Average Word Length In A Tweet Is Longer Than In Shakespeare

There has been a lot of discussion both here at AllTwitter and in the Twitter-sphere in general about how Twitter is affecting language.

The latest round of the debate was sparked by some rather incendiary comments made by actor Ralph Fiennes, who claims that Twitter is dumbing down the English language (even though he doesn’t actually have a Twitter account himself to verify this claim).

But those on the other side have a more experienced, if less famous, champion to back their protests up: a linguistic professor has stepped into the fray to pour water on the theory that Twitter is destroying language.
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Would You Read Funny Man Steve Martin’s Twitter Book?

He’s amassed nearly 1,800,000 followers, has tweeted more than 2,700 times and he’s one of the funniest people on Twitter. Comedian Steve Martin has embraced Twitter more than many of his celebrity pals – and he’s taking his tweeting one step further, to an “offline” format: A book.
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How The Presidential Candidates Are Using Twitter [STATS]

Did you know that Herman Cain is the Republican Presidential candidate most likely to be retweeted? Or that Newt Gingrich tweets nearly 500 times in a week?

The Associated Press took a hard look at how the Presidential candidates are using Twitter to promote themselves and their campaigns, and found that 140-character skills among the political elite varied wildly.
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This Week On Twitter: Social Media Job Screening, Klout Scores & 15 Million For @LadyGaga

Need a little weekend reading? We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes how almost all employers now use social media to screen job applicants, where in a tweet you should place your links, why your Klout score is important, how marketers are using Twitter and a new milestone for Twitter as Lady Gaga passes 15 million followers.

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When is the Best Time to Tweet? Timely will Tell You

It might seem like the only things that affect the amount you get retweeted are your follower count and what you’re tweeting – but the timing of your tweets is just as important. You might notice that when you tweet at certain times of the day you get more retweets than when you tweet at others, and you’re not alone. Finding the best time to tweet is crucial to reaching the most engaged audience on Twitter – and Timely, a new app from Flowtown, will help you find that time-of-day sweet spot. For free.
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Is Twitter Dumbing Down English, Like Ralph Fiennes Thinks?

Ralph Fiennes thinks that kids today have difficulty with words over two syllables, and that Twitter is to blame.
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Create A Twitter Poster For Your Tweet Obsessed Friends (Or Yourself!)

What do you get for someone who is completely obsessed with Twitter? This poster is a good place to start.
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Are Your Followers Cat Lovers Or Ice Cream Addicts? Get To Know Their Every Detail With “Know Your Twitter Followers”

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of music your followers listen to, whether they’re dog or cat people or which browser they prefer, you’re in luck: You can now get a detailed, insightful analysis of your followers from a new service called “Know Your Twitter Followers.”
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Introducing Tweephone – The World’s First Analogue Twitter Client [VIDEO]

Modern, sophisticated Twitter applications like Twitter for iPhone, HootSuite and TweetBot are all well and good, but if you want to do your tweeting old school, where do you go?

Enter Tweephone, the world’s first analogue Twitter client.

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