Our Week in Twitter 2012-09-27

Do You Use Twitter.com or Third Party Apps?

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There has been a lot of talk recently about Twitter shutting out developers and third party apps. One of the latest casualties has been photo apps. Twitter has removed most third party apps so that people need to use Twitter to post photos.

I think I can understand why they are doing it. They need to find a way to make money. They’ve decided that by creating an advertising platform around Twitter.com that includes promoted Tweets and profiles is the way to do this. The inherent problem they are having is that many people don’t actually go to Twitter.com. For example we use Hootsuite to manage our accounts and our clients accounts. We never have to see any of the promoted Tweets or Profiles if we don’t want to.

Another part of the problem is they are not very transparent  about why they are making changes. I actually had a meeting with a Twitter who was trying to sell me advertising on Twitter. I actually posed the question. “Do you have any data that shows a comparison with how many people use 3rd party apps as apposed to Twitter.com?” She ignored my question and I never received an answer. I’m guessing because it was not favorable to their advertising plan.

So my question is:
Do you use Twitter.com or 3rd party apps when you use Twitter? 

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@BbeS – The Official Twitter Profile for Blackbird e-Solutions

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2012 has bee a good year for us and we are on target for more growth in the 4th quarter. With growth comes change. One of the changes is how we use Twitter.

As an entrepreneur and founder of Blackbird e-Solutions, my name is attached to the company and many of the tools we use. Twitter is a good example. We will be removing my name (Bryan Coe) from the @BbeS profile, our official company profile, and changing it to BlackbirdE-Solutions. As well as updating the profile avatar.

The name  may look a little strange, but unfortunately there is a limit to the number of characters and put a space between the “d” and “e” means we have to cut off the “s” on the end.

Don’t Panic – the content of our Twitter stream and tweets you’ve grown to love will stay the same. It will just be under the company name instead of mine. You can also follow my personal account under @BryanSCoe as well as our soccer team @FCBlackbird.

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