Cam Gordon has Tweeted that after 7.5 years as the Director of Communications for the Canadian office, he's been fired as part of Elon Musk's global culling of Twitter staff. This past week, my 7.5 years leading communications for @TwitterCanada came to an end. A trillion thanks to
Typically, when I use the 🔥 emoji, it's a good thing. Hebsy was pure 🔥 today. Stu Stone's movie is 🔥. Felix Auger-Aliassime is on 🔥. 🔥 is good. Usually. Twitter is on 🔥, and it's not good. It's no secret to anyone who has been paying attention to my ramblings here over the past decade,
I never had a MySpace page. I helped Custom run his in the early 2000s, but I never had an interest in creating one of my own. I preferred spending my energies here. I resisted creating a Facebook account until the summer of 2007 when my running group started planning
When Cam Gordon was on Toronto Mike'd to kick out the jams, he gave me an old BiWay bag he'd discovered in storage. I Tweeted a picture that would go on to inspire a Twitter Moment. Here's my Tweet: This Biway bag was given to me by @cam_gordon. It's
Yesterday, I stumbled upon an observation I thought was accurate. It seems the Jokers in the various iterations of Batman tend to depict their era's drug of choice. I shared this image in the tweet below. This is accurate. All the Jokers depict their era's drug of choice. pic.twitter.
Last Sunday, while walking in the neighbourhood of New Toronto, I came across a sign. Flowers were stolen from a children's garden at Second Street Junior Middle School. I took this photo of the sign. I also sent out this tweet. Sign for flowers thief in New Toronto pic.twitter.
Following the Royal's extra innings win over the A's last night, Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons tweeted at Blue Jays all-star Jose Bautista. Usually, such rhetorical tweets don't get a reply from the athlete mentioned. This time, Joey Bats responded. Good for Bautista, right? I was one of over 1900
Young people born into the internet age will never fully appreciate how crazy instant and borderless it all is. At 3:48pm, I received an email from a Caterina who found me after Googling for Arnold Lanni's email address. Arnold Lanni, who I first wrote about here, is a former
Over the past year we’ve seen the rebranding of several Toronto staples, namely the LCBO and the Beer Store. While the logos have only been affected so far, branding changes may spill over into their online profiles at some point. So if they want to rebrand their social media
The 40th anniversary of "The Goal" is mere days away, and Norm MacDonald has tweeted his memories of the 1972 Summit Series. It's an amazing read. Speaking of, it was said in 1972 that Canada was the best in two things: Hockey and Wheat.The Soviets always won The Gold
Andy Gray from Sports Illustrated is tweeting Toronto-centric pictures this afternoon. I'm a Toronto-centric kind of guy who loves sports (and gets Sports Illustrated every week), so I'm collecting them all here along with Andy's accompanying tweets and some commentary from yours truly. AG: Jack Morris, Dave Stewart, Todd Stottlemyre
The Maple Leafs' official Twitter feed isn't bad. It's informative and engaged, and it says "cheers" a lot. It practically has a personality... But then there's the Los Angeles Kings' official Twitter feed. Now it has personality, and even likes to trash talk. Here's their infamous taunting of Canucks fans
I first joined Twitter in 2008 as a social experiment. Would people use Twitter as an RSS alternative? In early 2009, I started complementing the twitterfeed tweets with actual status update tweets. Now three years later, I see I've hit 10,000 tweets. That milestone is as good a reason
According to a Sysomos survey, Twitter users only send 58% of their overall Tweets using the company’s own proprietary Twitter applications and website. If my math is right, that means 42% of us use non-official Twitter apps. I'm in that 42%. I happily use Seesmic. I have one simple
There are nearly 300 verified Major League Baseball Twitter accounts. If you're looking for members of our Toronto Blue Jays to follow on Twitter, here are all Blue Jays on Twitter. J.P. Arencibia @jparencibia9 Brett Cecil @Cec0208 Brett Lawrie @blawrie13 Jesse Litsch @JesseLitsch Ricky Romero @RickyRo24 Travis Snider @Lunchboxhero45
I was sitting in a Tim Hortons when the PPP guys started tweeting about Nick Kypreos' tweet. I'm sure in time we'll simply refer to it as "The Tweet". Kypreos tweeted about Bryan McCabe going to the Rangers, and TSN's Darren Dreger quickly followed that by tweeting no deal was
Yeah, I like Twitter. I used it daily throughout 2010, and if you use Twitter, you know how retweeting works. If someone you follow tweets something you want to share with your followers, you retweet it. I'm not sure what my most retweeted tweet was in 2010. It might have
In shocking news, our Buffalo Bills coughed one up yesterday against the Steelers. In overtime, receiver Steve Johnson dropped an easy game-winning catch. Here's the video evidence: Following the game, Steve Johnson was so upset, he sent a tweet to God. At least he said thanks...
When AM640 tweets, they precede their tweets with "AM640 News" or "AM640 Sports News". They don't use some kind of dividing character before the actual tweet, such as a : or - or |. This leads to unintentionally humourous tweets. For example, on face value, this AM640 tweet suggests one of their
I started "getting" Twitter back in November 2008. I'm sure some of you beat me to the punch, but most of you probably strolled in after that date or still don't get it. At the time, I wrote about Twitter as an RSS alternative. If you're following a publisher who
I follow 227 people on Twitter. That number fluctuates as I experiment with finding the ideal balance. Some people I follow because I know them in the real world, some people I follow because they're subject matter experts in subjects I care about, some people I follow because they're like-minded
I didn't realize how Twitter had weaved its way into my daily routine until it went down. I haven't been able to tweet and read my timeline all day and I miss it terribly. The Twitter Status page has the following message posted under the title "Site availability issues". We