Tweetdeck is on Fleekdeck

social media, tweetdeck, twitter

tweetdeck I was instructed to create a Twitter account for a class. I followed a few accounts to make it look legit and already I was overwhelmed. Tweets kept piling through. I was getting overwhelmed. Let me introduce you to Tweetdeck, the solution. With Tweetdeck you can organize your twitter feed into a variety of different columns to manage and keep track of your tweets so you don’t miss anything. Tweets can be organized by columns that filter trending topics, favourited tweets, lists that filter a group of users, columns that filter your mentions, etc. Here’s what it looks like…

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Tweetdeck offers a different type of search experience than what we’re use to with other search engines. Maybe the most obvious difference, is that this type of search is exclusive to Twitter and what’s important to understand about Twitter is that things are published in real-time. This information is the most current information you can get on the internet. You can know about something almost instantaneously.

Another important difference is that this way of searching is way more organized than a Google search. When you search using Google, you might get the most general results related to your search term possible. That is almost never a good thing.

Using Tweetdeck, tweets can be organized is so many different ways to make finding what you want easier. Tweets often contain links related to the topics or hashtags that make it easier to find what you want. These tweets come from users, human beings. That means that these tweets are verified by people who often include links relating to the tweet, giving credibility to the topic they’re tweeting about.

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The Internet and I: A Love Story

blogging, internet, social media

ILoveTheInternet

The Internet and I use to have a great relationship, but things got complicated.

Our breakup was rough. Transitioning back into a single relationship status wasn’t easy but as the old adage says, “cookies heal all”. While I was enjoying single life, everyone else was getting into serious relationships with SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. PDA in the form of hash tagging and selfie-taking was now…normal and…acceptable? Needless to say, I was starting to feel a little lonely.

The Internet certainly has evolved since I was a kid. This Internet is the Web 2.0, an interactive, interoperable driven platform of endless information. In 1996 the number of websites in existence hovered around 100,000. Today it’s over one billion…and counting. Instead of dial-up preventing the simultaneous use of computer and landline, I can now store information on a variety of devices and by using something mysterious called “The Cloud”, can access that information on any computer, anywhere in the world. Things were getting a bit too serious.

I don’t think I’m ready for the sort of serious relationship that involves #ThrowbackThursday or swiping right or left, but I’d like to give it another go.

I will make to you (the Internet) this vow. I will use this opportunity to get to know you better. I will choose to love the best parts of you and to not involve myself with the other parts that we see differently on. I will spend time with you, but I will not let you distract me from those that I am right in front of. And finally, I will use you in a way that offers an outlet for thought, creativity and inspiration.

Let’s take it slow.