Social Media Related Tweets and Insights

From my Twitter account:

  • Wikipedia is spending $600,000 to create a five-year strategic plan. Demographics of Wikipedia contributors: 80% male, 65% single, 85% without children, 70% under the age of 30. Japanese Wikipedia is dominated by articles about pop culture: 80% of content!

  • "It may take days, or weeks (or never) for the idea to crystallize enough to deserve a blog post." Good luck with that... :)

  • Is Facebook Friending' in Your Future? Better Pay Your Taxes First - WSJ

  • Google CEO: "Five years ago, we never really had a strategy." Sergey Brin: "Google job is to do things that matter to the world at scale & it should just boom, boom, boom like that" -- Why Google won't create the next Twitter or Facebook, Twitter or Posterous

  • Academic search committees' encounters with genius: Unsuitable candidates - Must read :)

  • As Mark Twain said, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." via @kingsthings

  • Beware of Top 50 “Great Tools to Double Check your Doctor” or whatever Lists.

  • Video: "Complimenting strangers (hilarious - if a bit risky)" via @giustini

  • Use of Social Media for Alumni Relations and University Development (McGill)

  • "How To Find The Best Free Image/Photo/Graphics Downloads For Your Blog Posts"

Tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) is not an endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source:, public domain.

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