a love letter to slate.com. deep thinking and the grateful dead, too!
mole·hill | pronunciation: \ˈmōl-ˌhil\ | function:noun | date: 15th century
1. the small mound of earth thrown up by a burrowing mole
2. make a mountain out of a molehill to exaggerate an unimportant matter out of all proportion
one feature in the facebook redesign that got pulled back almost immediately was the introduction of a live feed. well, it’s back, but it’s wiping its feet at the door.
Being in a state of nervous excitement; twittering: a crowd atwitter with expectation.
we have seen oversharing can be harmful to one’s career aspirations or even lead to arrest. it behooves you to learn about and use available tools and settings so you stay in charge of what various people in your life see about you. as one historical figure notes:
“so long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.” – marquis de sade
In the wake of ashton kutcher’s hitting 1MM followers and oprah’s virgin tweet, veteran tweeters have been sounding off like those two geezers on sesame street. Twitter ain’t dead, baby – it’s just evolving.
A study released by ExactTarget today examines the growing interest among email marketers in integrating campaigns with social media. Rick Burnes at Hubspot explains in a blog post how marketers can achieve this integration by focusing on delivering valuable content.
A recent Hubspot blog post asserts that using numbers or underscores in a Twitter user name can be harmful to one’s follower count. But is there another reason why @JoeSmith rates higher than @JoeSmith666?
A hidden preference settings page will let you pump up the volume for the friends you want to hear from most (and turn it way down for the ones that want to tell you which smurf they are) (7/09 update – link no longer valid)
Many users of facebook have been vocal in their protests about the service’s new look. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use friend lists to manage the ‘new’ Facebook