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Perfect Tweets, The Twitter Below, Road House, TweetRank & Malcolm Gladwell (Best Of Twittercism 2010)

When I first started writing this article I had originally planned to list my ten favourite articles on Twittercism in 2010. As I started to put the post together I found that ten wasn’t enough. I know this statement has ‘monster ego’ written all over it, and to some extent that’s 100 per cent accurate, but if you’re a fellow blogger or a writer then you’ll know how it feels when you’re asked to edit or be selective about your own content, even if it’s an instruction from yourself. It’s hard.

Yes, I wrote all of these pieces. But they feel like my babies.

So, I compromised, and kept in everything I thought was pretty good, and separated all the posts into categories.

  • Get Better At Twitter
  • The Business Of Twitter
  • Twitter Etiquette
  • Your Twitter Identity
  • Followers & Following
  • Twitter Improvements (aka, Whinging & Moaning)
  • Twitter Security
  • Twitter Clients
  • Opinion (And Everything Else)

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Twittercism: The 10 Most Popular Posts Of 2010

If there’s been one consistent theme that’s brought new people to Twittercism via Google in 2010, it’s been finding answers to why they have been blocked by others on Twitter. Or, after having blocked somebody themselves, why it doesn’t make all that much of a difference.

Here are the top 10 most popular posts on Twittercism as determined by pageviews in 2010.

  1. How To Tell If You’ve Been Blocked On Twitter
  2. A Block On Twitter Isn’t A Block At All
  3. Twitter 101
  4. Alan Davies And Stephen Fry: When Celebrities Fail At Twitter
  5. Are You Missing From Twitter Search?
  6. “I Wanted To Send You A Direct Message, But You’re Not Following Me…”
  7. Twitter Gets More Direct With Letting You Know When You’ve Been Blocked
  8. How To Write The Perfect Tweet
  9. HOWTO: Delete All (Or Lots) Of Your Direct Messages On Twitter… Including The Ones You’ve Sent
  10. HOWTO: Clean Up Your Twitter Feed By Removing Inactive Accounts

Note that not all of these articles were written in 2010 – it’s simply a list of the entries that received the most views throughout the year.

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my personal favourite Twittercism posts of 2010.

Alan Davies, Michael Jackson, iJustine And Mikeyy – The Top 10 Most Popular Twittercism Posts Of 2009

I plan to do a couple of ‘best of’ posts before the year is out, but first I’d like to have a look at the top ten most popular posts on Twittercism this year, and why.

So, in reverse order, here’s the countdown…

10. CHART: @iJustine’s Plateau Reveals The True Benefits Of Being On The Twitter Suggested User List

Written back in June, this article is one of those ‘long tail’ posts that keeps getting return interest from visitors to this blog, search engines and Twitter itself. And perhaps rightly so, as it (in my opinion) clearly illustrates the benefits of being added to Twitter’s controversial suggested users list (SUL).

The debate in the comments thread was fairly heated, involving noted tech gurus Tim Reilly, Robert Scoble and Dave Winer, as well as the Guardian’s technology editor Charles Arthur, and many others. What’s of interest is, I think, that it really seems to be those on the list who defend it, and tend to describe its benefits as negligible. (This of course works both ways.)

It’s worth noting that not too long after this article was written, iJustine was re-added to the SUL, and now boasts over one million followers.

There’s been talk that there are plans to scrap the list in the new year, and I for one welcome this move, as long as it isn’t replaced by something that is even more insular and contrived.

9. Alan Davies And Stephen Fry: When Celebrities Fail At Twitter

I wrote this article in November after watching Alan Davies go completely off the deep-end when Stephen Fry announced, somewhat foolishly, that he was going to ‘give up on Twitter’, after another user dared to suggest that he might be a little bit boring.

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