The only thing that moves as fast as Twitter is the blog coverage of Twitter. So much that even a day away from blogging leads to a pile of content which, if it were in print, would be threatening to trap me in an avalanche of theories about monetisation…but on the bright side:
- Follower counts will go down as Twitter releases a change to remove deleted and suspended users. Just hope I’ve avoided too many suspended users considering I’d just reach 1925 followers in the charity race to 2000.
- Techcrunch has a write-up about a cool -looking service called Stattweets for sports fans to keep track of their teams. But seeing as it’s only U.S. sports teams, I’m ignoring it for the moment out of principle!
- Via Venturebeat, the news that two-month old StockTwits has closed a first round of venture funding.
- Mashable covers undeniably pretty but possibly pointless new microblogging platform Yonkly. It looks to have some nice features, but it’s running a paid model, and has the problem of trying to raise critical mass against Twitter. Noone mention Plurk…
- Speaking of Twitter, they’re hiring a product manager.
- And from one of the many places covering it, Marketing Pilgrim on the fact Twitter has joined Google Friend Connect – apparently they are also working on joining Facebook Friend Connect and Myspace’s ID solution.
And that’s before I consider the very real risk to my self-esteem of joining Twit or Fit? Or the fact I went to the very enjoyable Twinterval on Monday and didn’t grab any photos, although I did get to chat to a bunch of cool people that I knew, and some cool people that I met that evening.