Referral traffic from social media has dropped

I saw this Bufferapp article on declining social media traffic. We’ve lost nearly half our social referral traffic in the last year I say. No wonder. Everybody is online, creating tonnes of content. Most people are too busy to read, let alone follow so many data streams. Many web pages don’t get any traffic at […]

Notes and photos from #UXcampch

Some notes and photos from Saturday’s UX camp in Zürich: Adrian Sameli took us thru the process of building infographics. His tip on tools to use: Excel and Adobe Illustrator. He tried one or two infographic tools but didn’t like them much. In the discussion we looked at d3js.org. Next, I attended a session on […]

#POSSE: A clickable demo of my simple #indieweb blog

Here’s a simple example how you can publish your content on your own site and syndicate elsewhere (POSSE): I posted a boring flower snapshot into my self-hosted WordPress (WP) blog. WP posted the entry to Twitter using WP plugins Hum and Publicize One of my Twitter followers replied to my tweet. Using Webmention, the tweet […]

Malawi on Twitter – Version June 2013

Twitter lists are its most powerful and least-used feature. (Source) While I am fully aware, that Twitter lists have lost significance in the past years, I still maintain a list on Malawi. Since the early days of Twitter, Malawian content has increased many fold. Social media content about Malawi during general election time, or about […]

My Sunday fun tweet…

In response to @livilodge’s RT of @runwildsafaris’ tweet: RT @runwildsafaris: Giraffe herd. Big Kudu bull, 2,5 turns on the horns, Impala, Wildebees, Zebra. Some cloud on the horizon. Hot afternoon. — richard chanter (@livilodge) April 15, 2012 I wrote: @livilodge @runwildsafaris rainy grey day in basel, switzerland. Saw a couple of dogs on leashes. You […]

Rules, guidelines, research and more

hmmm… 70% of your tweets should share resources- sharing others’ voices, opinions, quotes, blog posts, articles, content and resources 20% of your tweets should engage in conversations with others, responding, connecting, collaborating and connecting with others. 10% of your tweets can be chirping, chitchat as Angela calls it, on trivial details or self-promotion. via 10 […]

Malawi Twitterers

As Malawi celebrates independence day tomorrow, here is a list of Malawi twitterers you might like to follow: Vincent Kumwenda – currently at Muloza border, Mulanje; topics include Malawi news, world news, interesting Malawi web pages, and soccer. He also writes a blog. Fred Bvalani – in Blantyre; tweets about mobile applications and phones, Oracle […]

Hiding in Full Public View

In January my stats dropped to an all time low. There are a number of reasons, I guess. One reason is that I haven’t been writing much lately. Just an occasional link. Short cross-references to my Flickr stream. That’s it. Another reason is my retro-style homepage, which points to my other life stream options (Twitter, […]

Ten Differences between Skype and Twitter

On the train to northern Germany. Three more hours to go. It’s been a long day and my motivation to get some work done is kind of missing. So here’s a text message from the train. Longer than 140 characters. Maybe. Two doctors across the aisle are loudly discussing other doctors, Basel hospitals, the Swiss […]

On Following Tweet Streams

I recently talked to Persillie on the difficulty of following people’s tweet streams. Esp. if you have a limited time budget and can only tune into Twitter every so often. For example, I follow Kathy Sierra’s stream at Twitter. You can see quite a few of her 140 character statements in my Twitter Favorites. Re: […]

Daily Tweets

just got a usb stick with joomla and a server installed. Thanks Joomla Switzerland! # @mllea i haz joomla # having a look at http://www.openmoko.org # ubuntu iz cool # i’ve been snitching candy/sweets everytime i walked past the ubuntu table # @mllea how can i delete my technorati acc? (remembering attempt to delete stumbleupon […]

Daily Tweets

"SPIEGEL: Have met you Carla Bruni yet?" http://tinyurl.com/36pxba # tibits in basel has WLAN. yay. # sxsw panel on social media ads that went wrong: http://whiteafrican.com/?p=935#more-935. # “This kind of advertising is hurting our online ecosystem. It needs to be self-policed by those within the industry.” via white african # time to move on. they’re […]

Daily Tweets

coffee time # I signed up at a fitness center this week. Today was the first training session. Went well. Not regretting my decision. # "free-wheeling anarchist individual blogger" http://tinyurl.com/32rfzm # corporate blogging: "What we are talking about is something in between a real human voice and completely polished corporate speak." #