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Happiness in 140 characters: building relationships with Twitter

November 2, 2010

This weekend Virginia Heffernan wrote an elegy for the analogy telephone that is a must-read for anyone who wants to think seriously about how our communication channels affect the way we relate to one another as human beings: There were fears, before voicemail, that call-borne opportunities might be missed forever, but there was no “We [...]

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How Twitter lists can keep you connected to the relationships that matter most

November 3, 2010

Social media is all about being connected, we are often told. But who are you connecting with? Answering that question is crucial to using Twitter — or any social web tool — in a way that that supports your career, enriches your relationships and expands your perspective on the world around you. It’s easy to [...]

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At HBR: Using Twitter to fight distraction

November 4, 2010

This week I’m writing a series of posts that outline my updated methodology for using Twitter lists to make Twitter a productive tool. Over at Harvard Business Review, my blog post today outlines the stakes of effective, non-neurotic Twitter use. The crux of my argument: “Instead of resenting Twitter as yet another front in the [...]

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Using HootSuite as your Twitter dashboard

November 5, 2010

This week I’m offering an updated look at the Twitter methodology that helps me focus my attention on the people and news that matter most to me. As I put it in my post for the Harvard Business Review, this methodology lets me use Twitter as a tiny gym for my attention. I’m updating my [...]

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