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What a Twitter bot taught this Philly designer about loneliness creative

Sep. 23, 2014 9:30 am

What a Twitter bot taught this Philly designer about loneliness

From the creator of Online Dating Ipsum and Penn Squirrels Eat Things, comes the more somber The Lonely Project. It's part bot, part anonymous support line.
Meet the man behind @NeinQuarterly and its 85K followers creative

Aug. 12, 2014 7:45 am

Meet the man behind @NeinQuarterly and its 85K followers

The former Penn professor's tweets are the modern-day answer to Nietzsche's aphorisms. Or something.
Tweet to Shoot: more than 1,500 shots fired from a Nerf gun via Twitter in Neiman Labs project [VIDEO] uncategorized

Sep. 21, 2012 9:30 am

Tweet to Shoot: more than 1,500 shots fired from a Nerf gun via Twitter in Neiman Labs project [VIDEO]

Wanna go Duck Hunt-ing with a Twitter-powered Nerf gun? Center City-based marketing company Neiman Group made that happen last week: tweet with the #tweetoshoot hashtag and that would cause a Nerf dart to peg an old-fashioned NES duck from Duck Hunt. (These are the same people who used Foursquare checkins to gauge cheesesteak joint approval.)
70% of Questlove’s Twitter followers are fake or inactive: tool from Status People creative

Sep. 11, 2012 10:30 am

70% of Questlove’s Twitter followers are fake or inactive: tool from Status People

One of the defining characteristics of the social web is the access to metrics. The services that define this age — blogging platforms and online networking tools with household names — all have them. First, you counted friends and followers, but in recent years, options like Facebook Insights have been attempts at judging quality alongside […]
Philadelphia Parking Authority launches social media campaign to bolster responsiveness, transparency and customer relations uncategorized

Oct. 26, 2011 12:00 pm

Philadelphia Parking Authority launches social media campaign to bolster responsiveness, transparency and customer relations

Following quiet structural changes at the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the oft-criticized state-run agency announced today a transparency-driven social media campaign. After news this month of staff sensitivity training and staff restructuring around customer service, the PPA will launch outreach efforts through Facebook, Twitter, QR codes and other tools. Find the PPA on Twitter @PhilaParking and […]
Michael Nutter answers resident questions on NBC 10 Ask the Mayor program [VIDEO] uncategorized

Sep. 29, 2011 1:00 pm

Michael Nutter answers resident questions on NBC 10 Ask the Mayor program [VIDEO]

In a unique town hall of sorts befitting of the times, Mayor Nutter answered resident questions by way of email, Twitter and Facebook put to him on NBC 10 this week, as we reported, during its Ask the Mayor program. NBC 10 has since posted video of the entire hour-long event. Watch the first of […]
How to use Twitter to land your dream job creative

Jan. 31, 2011 10:00 am

How to use Twitter to land your dream job

When he applied to be Krispy Kreme Philadelphia‘s next sales and marketing manager, Braden Young knew he had to stand out. “I applied for so many jobs that I thought I was perfect for,” says Young who lives in Abington. “But I still wouldn’t hear a thing.” Instead of sending a standard black-and-white resume and […]
The profane Twitter abbreviation that is a Philly staple and other Links

Jan. 14, 2011 10:30 am

The profane Twitter abbreviation that is a Philly staple and other Links

Regional quirks: Datz phila on Twitter [Inquirer] — A Carnegie Mellon report shows ‘accents’ developing on Twitter, including Philly’s contribution: ctfa. David Bowen’s Data Sweep: Tech Meets Art @ Esther Klein [Geekadelphia] Ex-Philadelphia mag editor named Philly Daily News editor [Poynter] Phila. attractions promoted in N.Y., Washington [Philadelphia Business Journal] Check out that new Visit […]
Mayor Nutter opens a Twitter account civic

Oct. 19, 2010 9:38 am

Mayor Nutter opens a Twitter account

When we interviewed him in July, we asked Nutter if he had ever considered the opportunity to connect with citizens on the microblogging site. "It's certainly something I'm taking a look at," he told us.