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Social media: Threads vs Twitter

(Not a transport post) I’ve used a few social media and instant messenger services over the years. I’m not sure if Usenet, IRC and ICQ count, but SixDegrees certainly does. Then came Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In recent years I’ve mostly used the latter. The old Twitter wasn’t owned by angels, but at least they  ... [More]

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Net Social media

Ten years twittering

Ten years ago today: trying out Twitter — Daniel Bowen (@danielbowen) August 20, 2007 Yep, ten years ago today I joined Twitter. As you can see, my second Tweet was just as compelling: is thinking about another cup of tea — Daniel Bowen (@danielbowen) August 20, 2007 This was all pre-smartphone (at least for me)  ... [More]

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I be influential in piracy, me hearties (according to Klout)

Some interesting stuff on social media in the Financial Review the other week: This month, Cathay Pacific partnered with Klout to offer to anyone with a score over 40 free entry to the airline’s business class and first class lounge at San Francisco International Airport, the key hub for those working in Silicon Valley. Neat,  ... [More]

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Social media transport

Metro Trains and their Twitter feed

Amidst the outrage about changes to Metro’s Twitter feed, there are claims that it used to include train cancellations. This was not so. They did not tweet individual train cancellations or diversions. These only went out on SMS to subscribers, and on the web site. (Alas Metro have now deleted the evidence of this that  ... [More]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-30

Kudos to Terry Mulder for noting today that we need trams, trains and buses to get us out of congestion. #SpringSt #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-23

More level crossing eliminations would be good, but overpasses don't always stop cars getting on the tracks http://j.mp/fztgZi #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-16

Happy Days on ch11 right now, and someone just spotted a shark. Wonder if this is the Jump The Shark episode? #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-09

@veedub3057 Well you know Brit dentists have a reputation. in reply to veedub3057 # Why do some shows like A Quiet Word on #ABC1 now look so pixellated? # Ah, Sunday timetables. Next few trains Footscray to City: 9:20, 9:31, 10:00, 10:11… #MetroTrains #NotCustomerFriendly #