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How a jeweler censored Twitter

On his blog, Flemish Koen Delvaux tells the story about how a jeweler threatened to bring him to court unless he deleted a twitter message. A few days later, the story is becoming a hit on Twitter, and numerous people are retweeting the original – now deleted – message or posting a link to the above mentioned blog post. The story is even picked by foreign newspapers like De Telegraaf. Continue reading this entry »


Still not twittering?

For those of you who are still not sure whether Twitter could be useful for them too, here is a short video about microblogging made by JISC? They have several other interesting videos one web 2.0 subjects, like RSS and podcasting.

Want to know more, then check out this nice overview from Educause, 7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging. And just like JISC, they have more useful info on other topics.

On Twitter, tweeps and retweeting

Like some of you might have noticed, I have given Twitter a second chance. Many months ago, when I created my Twitter-account, I was not convinced of the benefits of micro-blogging. But I’m willing to give it another go, and  up until now I like what I have read and start to appreciate this versatile tool. And, all by all, the amount of posts from the type: ‘Im drinking coffee’ is fairly minimal. Although that could be due to my strict selection of tweeps.

Tweeps you ask? Well yes, if you use Twitter you must familiarise yourself with the Twitter-vocabulary. A quick search on the internet has taught me the following new exiting words, which will soon make it into Webster, no doubt.

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