Just read this great piece in the New York Times about how Republican candidates have jumped on  the Twitter bandwagon during the campaign for nomination. It’ll be  surprising to anyone who still thought that Obama and the Democrats have  cornered social media. But not if you saw this stat in A Twitter Year.

Just read this great piece in the New York Times about how Republican candidates have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon during the campaign for nomination. It’ll be surprising to anyone who still thought that Obama and the Democrats have cornered social media. But not if you saw this stat in A Twitter Year.

Further proof that anyone’s Twitter account can be hacked, as the Huffington Post found last night. Racist and homophobic tweets were sent out by the miscreants, but some of the account’s followers (judging by the comments above) were more amused than fooled.
If you want to make your account more (if not completely) hack-proof, make sure it’s set to always use HTTPS. But if the worst happens, you’re in good company: even @barackobama got back hacked in 2009.

Further proof that anyone’s Twitter account can be hacked, as the Huffington Post found last night. Racist and homophobic tweets were sent out by the miscreants, but some of the account’s followers (judging by the comments above) were more amused than fooled.

If you want to make your account more (if not completely) hack-proof, make sure it’s set to always use HTTPS. But if the worst happens, you’re in good company: even @barackobama got back hacked in 2009.

Belatedly: here’s me talking about “A Twitter Year” on NPR’s All Things Considered on New Year’s Eve.

Holy tweets, Batman! I was blown away when Beyonce rubbing her  pregnant belly at the MTV VMAs smashed the tweets per second record with  an incredible 8,868.
But now, we have a new record. And it’s taken a bit of a leap…

Holy tweets, Batman! I was blown away when Beyonce rubbing her pregnant belly at the MTV VMAs smashed the tweets per second record with an incredible 8,868.

But now, we have a new record. And it’s taken a bit of a leap…

A Twitter Year on Sky News, December 10th 2011

@katebussmann’s twinterview with @Riotcleanup

Praise for A TWITTER YEAR

‘If you’re already a member of the Twitterati, it’s a hilarious romp through the social networking site’s 140-character stars; if you’re a tweeting novice, consider this a passport to know-it-all status’ Easy Living

‘The perfect gift for the Twitter addict in your life’ Red

‘The story of 2011, told in tweets’ Sunday Times

‘The best hosts leave some smart reading material by the side of the guest bed, for insomniacs or early risers. What could be better – and funnier – than … the clever cataloguing of the past 12 months through the eyes of Twitter?’ Independent

If you’ve already got a copy of A Twitter Year, you’ll be familiar lots of the stories and stats coming out in Twitter’s own #yearinreview. One that was new to me: the fact that #Egypt was the top trending topic of 2011.

(Check out UK Twitter’s blog for a list of British personalities who trended this year - and an honorable mention of my book!)

@KateBussmann’s Interview with @ReallyVirtual

I went on the very nice Steve Vizard’s morning show on Melbourne Talk Radio last night… Yup, that’s what I meant to type.