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Topic: Twitter

I’m a bad tribe member.

September 26, 2010, 1:26 pm

On teh internetz, badges and ribbons are a signifier of tribal affiliation. I’ve taken part before, like during the height of the election crisis in Iran and in support of internet freedom in New Zealand. Today, I questioned whether linking to pages in Mozilla’s excellent Developer Center JavaScript documentation is the best way of boosting its Google juice. How dare I?!

Personal Branding for Introverts

November 18, 2009, 11:18 am

There’s never been a better time in human history to be an introvert. The intertubes give those of us of the less outgoing persuasion a powerful vehicle for exposure, on our own terms.

Some Twitter conventions

September 24, 2009, 11:22 am

I feel a little dirty when I blog about Twitter. I’m not an internet marketer shamelessly trying to drive traffic to my blog (not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that). I’m just a Twitter user, like you, and I have a couple of ideas to share.

Dude. Mikeyy can’t even spell his own name.

April 12, 2009, 5:51 am

Yeah, I got p0wnd by the Mikeyy Worm on Twitter. It’s a simple JavaScript injection attack. You get it by visiting an infected person’s profile with JavaScript turned on in your web browser. Here’s how to stop the madness.

Basic HTML Tutorials

January 13, 2009, 3:33 pm

I asked on Twitter for recommendations for basic, online HTML tutorials for a new co-worker. Here’s the result.

There is too much. Let me sum up.

December 10, 2008, 10:12 am

A friend and former colleague asked me how I got to 666 Twitter followers so fast. The short answer: by trying.

Make long URLs short with

November 1, 2008, 12:34 pm

The best Dashboard widgets scratch an itch. I’m a big fan of for URL shortening, but even their excellent bookmarklet wasn’t quite convenient enough for me. Lucky for me that a) publish a public API, and b) I know how to build widgets.

On the value of Twitter

October 10, 2008, 10:10 pm

About a month ago, I answered a question on LinkedIn about Twitter. Edward R. Gurney asked, “Do you get it?” At the time, I didn’t. Now, I think I do.