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Sunday Chatter – 7/5

July 5th, 2009 posted by · No Comments

19 Twitter Desktop Applications

If you’re still using the Web interface for Twitter, you’re out of the loop. Most users use some sort of desktop application for the added ability to sort contacts, keep track of their preferred search phrases and to make following many people more organized and orderly. I wrote in February how I use TweetDeck — which is still my preferred app. Mashable reviewed some other ones that may peak your interest. Take a look.

How Perseverance Will Save Your Blog
There’s a great post on ProBlogger this week written by Robby G. that talks a lot about how being persistant and having perserverance will in the end, save your blog.

  1. Make sure you’re blogging about a topic you really love (I know this one has been said before by almost everyone, but it’s true. Shite I Like is my second blog for a reason.)
  2. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Keep blogging and blogging, and reading, and blogging. The more time you put into it will really come back to help you 100 times more in the long-run. And you just might never know when your blog will turn huge.

Twitter As a “Source”?

I know Twitter is popular and what not, but what happens when an official news organization like CNN cites Twitter as being the “source” to their stories? That’s what happened recently when the network reported on the Iranian conflict. As Gawker points out, CNN cited two tweets as “sources” in a report, but later corrected that the context got mixed up.

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