State of the Twittersphere – Q4 2008 Report

Hubspot has released its first-ever State of the Twitterspere report for Q4 2008.  The report summarizes the trends of Twitter users based on real data pulled from hundreds of thousands of Twitter profiles accessed through the reports generated by Twitter Grader.

I found that the report accurately reflects my Twitter profile.  For example, I currently have a Twitter grade of a 91, which based on the report, Twitter users with a score between 90-100 have an average of over 100 followers.  As of today, I have 169 followers and I’m following 180 people.

Are you on Twitter?  If not join today and connect with me.

Here is a link to the report: State of the Twittersphere – Q4 2008 Report.


Curious About Google? 10 Google Slideshows

Stan Shroder posted a great article of Mashable, “10 Great Google Slideshows.” I’m a big fan of Slideshare after downloading a presentation, “How to Use Twitter for Marketing and PR.”  Slideshare is a great resource for educators, marketers, and everyone in between.

Yesterday we dug out a cool slideshow which tries to tell us, in a mere 34 slides, everything there is to know about Google. It’s not the only Google-related slideshow out there, though; in fact, we’ve found dozens of them. Here’s a selection of ten we’ve found to be either very useful or interesting.

Google for Life Science ResearchAs you can see there is many presentations on varying aspects of search engine giant Google.  I especially liked the presentation “Google for Life Science Research: Searching Power and More,” since I’m constantly on the look out for research tools and resources to help me with my Doctoral work.  What resources for research do you use?

Here is a link to the article on Mashable: 10 Great Google Slideshows

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Bright Hub Reaches 1 Million Monthly Page Views

I’m so excited to be apart of this BrightHub’s milestone!

Bright Hub’s Science & Technology Site Reaches One Million Monthly Page Views

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Social Media Conferences Calendar

Joe Loong and Frank Gruber representing AOLImage by Somewhat Frank via Flickr

I found this fascinating quote today:

People ask me all the time where the best conferences are for social media. The best list I know of so far is compiled by Frank Gruber at Somewhat Frank.Best Social Media Calendar |, Oct 2008

You should read the whole article.

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Hands-on Ruby Tutorial

Ruby logo

Ruby logo

In a recent interview with BlackWeb2.0 Tiffani Bell a recent college graduate and a Ruby on Rails developer and consultant mentioned a hands on Ruby Tutorial Try Rudy!

Although my programming experience is very, very limited, I decided to try it.  The tutorial took all of 15 minutes – which was just enough to stir my interest and possibly try my hand at it, I’ll keep you posted on that….

According to Wikipedia Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and designed by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto.

Got 15 Minutes?Give Ruby a Shot Right Now!

Got 15 Minutes?Give Ruby a Shot Right Now!

The tutorial is provided by Why the Lucky Stiff a self-proclaimed “fledgling freelance professor, one who will die young and make no lasting impression.” If you would like to try the Ruby tutorial I have provided the link.

Why the Lucky Stiff has also written a e-book, Why’s (poignant) Guide to Ruby.  I’m still reading it, but so far it’s been a fun and entertaining way to learn Ruby.

50 Ways to Take Your Blog to the Next Level

Chris Brogan

Chris recently added a great post on his blog: 50 Ways to Take Your Blog to the Next Level,

Chris did a fantastic job, I just had to share this post with you!

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