Are You Filtering Information In or Out?

Call it Web squared or just a data explosion, but the universe isn’t the only thing that’s expanding. So is the volume of information out there in bytes and megabytes. Take Twitter, for example. When I first signed up, I wasn’t following enough...

Decoding the Twitterstream

Why is everyone’s first instinct to think that Twitter is silly and self-indulgent? Admit it, you probably felt that way once–or still do. I’ve been pondering the Twitter start-up barrier the last few days as I pull thoughts together for a...

Have You Mapped Your Twitter Stream?

I read a very interesting post earlier today in which Matt McDonald threw out some ideas about how Twitter might monetize. One idea he suggested was to create tweet clouds that could help advertisers create targeted tweet blasts. So here’s mine, drawn from my...