HOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success

Managing your online network is critical, whether you’re looking for a job, trying to advance in your career, or you’re starting a business. Think of the Internet () as a global talent pool that has more contact information than the White Pages. In fact, 80 percent of available jobs are never … [Read more...]

Twitter Bans All Third Party Ad Platforms Injecting In-stream advertising

Update: Title updated to reflect this is in-stream advertising platforms, more at the foot of the post. In a lengthy post, Twitter has just announced it will ban all third party ad platforms that inject advertising into users twitter streams. This technically means the end of and … [Read more...]

HOW TO: Unfollow Tools on Twitter, Are there Any Left?

HOW TO: Unfollow Tools on Twitter, Are there Any Left?

Best Unfollow Tools for Twitter Twitter has been slowly weeding out unfollow tools, especially the bulk unfollow tools. Their reasoning is simple. They want to eliminate the bulk unfollow/follow practices on Twitter. These practices to build up accounts have decreased the engagement on Twitter. … [Read more...]

The Truth About the Average Twitter User [SAD STATS]

A new study from security firm Barracuda Labs provides some interesting insights into the state of the Twitterverse. Unfortunately for the microblogging startup, the stats say that most of its users aren’t very active. The study looked at around 19 million Twitter accounts (PDF) in order to … [Read more...]

Twitter Routing All Links Through New Anti-Phishing Service

As Director of Twitter's Trust and Safety team, a big part of my job is focused on the detection and prevention of spam and abuse. A couple weeks ago, Biz explained how Twitter users were being victimized by phishing scams spread primarily through links in Direct Messages. Basically, people click … [Read more...]

The Social Media Expert Crisis Descends

Back in August last year I wrote about my fears that we are facing a trust crisis in the social media space. I’ve been disconnected from the United States since that time, so this post applies primarily to Australia. But given Australia’s ability to follow the trends out of the States, I’d … [Read more...]

8 Must-Have Twitter and Facebook Add-Ons

By no means are Twitter and Facebook perfect: You might wish that Facebook made it more intuitive to hide FarmVille or certain status updates. Or, maybe you wish that Twitter would introduce a new feature like nested tweets. Good news: For many of these website tweaks or suggestions, there's likely … [Read more...]

Twitter Hits 10 Billion Tweets

It’s official: Twitter has surpassed 10 billion tweets. While Gigatweet’s counter is down due to over-traffic, you can tell by the actual tweet ID numbers that we have crossed the magical threshold. The milestone shows that Twitter’s still growing at a rapid pace: It broke one billion … [Read more...]

Interview with Bill Crosby 5-29-09 on Twitter & Internet Marketing Bill Crosby is interviewed about Internet Marketing, Viral Product Creation, and the Twitter Traffic Machine Please comment below! … [Read more...]

Welcome to My Free Coaching

Are you scheduled for my free coaching? I can't wait. Just had the first one today and it was really cool! 29 more interesting people to working with... … [Read more...]