Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Amazing what Twitter is doing :)

Who Knew? Can you imagine what may of happened if Paul Revere would of had the twitter tool ? The British are coming... run...

Who would think that something like Twitter would help the young people of Iran start a revolution over the rigged election On June 12th In Iran of incumbent Ahmadinejad. To speak his name I use the following clue ( I am a dinner jad) the Landslide victory. Charges of voting fraud and protests worldwide. We have real-time results and web tools that can help us make sense of the information.

After I posted this, I went back and did a search through twitter using #iranelection... I am amazed out how fast the information is flying in... Amazing

1. Track Iran-related hashtags and keywords on Twitter

Iran Twitter Image

Twitter is, far and away, the best social media tool for second-by-second information on what’s happening in Iran. People on-the-ground and across the globe are chatting about every breaking update, every news item, and every story they find. However, all this chatter can be overwhelming – here are some tips to help organize the noise:
Know your hashtags: The top hashtags and keywords being used by people talking about the Iran situation are #IranElection, Ahmadinejad, Mousavi, and Tehran. Track these keywords first.
Twitter Search: You can go to the source and search Twitter for keywords.
Monitter: One of our favorite tools, Monitter goes a step beyond Twitter search and allows you to watch the Twitter conversation around keywords in real-time. Create multiple columns or even embed them with a widget. This makes it much easier to consume all the information at once.
Please note that while Twitter is the fastest source of breaking news, it’s also sometimes a source of misinformation, and has a poor signal-to-noise ratio.

The have some video on you-tube of ballots being stuffed for guess who I am a dinner jad.

Well keep in the know of what is going on in your world.. Twitter on my friends


Mo said...

LOL at "I am a dinner jad" --- I use "I'm a drunken sod"

Twitter is indeed amazing.
I learned the depths of that this past weekend. The animal twitterers had a party on twitter - who knew such a thing - and it wasn't just fun, they used it as a fund-raiser for a spay & neuter charity. Their goal was $1,000 in 24 hours, and I thought that was pretty steep - but by having hundreds of people give small dollar amounts, they raised OVER $1,100!

Have you used TweetGrid to track # hashtags? It is awesome.
that is how I did the #pawpawty last weekend, because of the sheer volume of Tweets coming thru.

Tweet on, McBrat!

Wolfbernz said...

Hi Callie,
I haven't been around in a while so I thought I would pop in and say hi!
I think Twitter is cool too, I made a twitter background maker. If you get a chance stop by and check it out.

All the best,