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Grab your http://myname.yonkly.com url now before it goes

The considerable rise in twitter activity that has occured over recent weeks validates the SMS styled micro blogging market racing around the globe at the moment.

If you haven’t heard of yonkly before, then let me make it simple – yonkly is like Ning, except without most of the need to fill in the sometimes time consuming profile needs some of the ning community owners seek.


Yonkly’s popularity keeps growing ever day so if you want to grab your own name on the yonkly network visit http://yonkly.com now and secure it – yonkly is a free microblogging service yet also lets you monetize your network like ning does, for a small fee.

If you have also ever wanted to run your own network on Recipes, Pets, Classifieds, jobs or some other generic term or niche – head on over to Yonkly and grab it….

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herebeforeoprah sparks a worldwiderave – itsReal

herebeforeoprah that started as a movement against Oprah Winfrey @oprah joining twitter (how strange) is turning into a worldwiderave. Couertesy of twitscoop we can identify that the term herebeforeoprah starting aound 6 hours ago and since then has gained momentum in the last 2 hours – http://www.twitscoop.com/twits/search?q=herebeforeoprah


Now will someone start #herebecauseofoprah, i have pulled an all nighter, so it won’t be me – twitters servers better be ready for the onslaught as this side of the world starts to wake up and find out – that maybe their hero (oprah) is now on twitter, and they rush to sign up and connect directly to Oprah – That is after all the power of twittering… http://twitter.com

I have readwriteweb http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/twitter_mainstream_oprah_winfrey_and_ashton_kutcher.php

to thank for my sleepless nite as they broke the story first – thanks guys 🙂

oprah_twitter_avatar.pngTwitter has gone mainstream. Late last night, Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) became the first Twitter user with more than 1 million followers. Today, media mogul Oprah Winfrey sent out her first tweet and will dedicate a full episode of her talk show to Twitter.

if you would like to follow meon twitter – he you go: http://twitter.com/aplink

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Oprah Twitters – itsReal this time…

oprah_twitter_avatar.pngTwitter has gone mainstream. Late last night, Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) became the first Twitter user with more than 1 million followers. Today, media mogul Oprah Winfrey sent out her first tweet and will dedicate a full episode of her talk show to Twitter.

While Twitter’s sudden mainstream appeal might be somewhat disconcerting for early adopters who would prefer it if Twitter wasn’t suddenly the cool new thing to try out for soccer moms, it will surely bring a lot of new opportunities (and challenges) for Twitter.

Like any good tool, though, Twitter is flexible enough so that it can be whatever you want it to be. At its best, Twitter can connect you with like-minded users, but for users with large numbers of followers, Twitter becomes more of a broadcasting than a two-way communications medium.

I Can Talk to Oprah Now!

Unless you are a public figure or a publisher, however, having a large number of followers may not even be the best way to create a positive experience on Twitter, though the current hype around Kutcher and CNN racing to the 1 million follower mark will surely drive the perception that follower numbers are what Twitter is all about. Also, while the current perception in the tech blogosphere is that Twitter is all about self-promotion, for those mainstream users who are joining Twitter now, that will simply not be the case, and we will have to wait and see how many of Kutcher’s and Oprah’s new followers will use Twitter for anything else but to follow their favorite celebrities. It will also be interesting to see if Oprah decides to continue using Twitter in following weeks and if she will actually use it for two-way communication with her fans (beyond the all-caps message that heralded her arrival on Twitter today).

Can the Mainstream Handle Twitter?

fonz_shark.jpgOn its own site, Twitter will also have to explain its utility better if it wants to draw in all the potential mainstream users who will hear about Twitter for the first time today. Twitter, after all, still asks you what you are doing, even though that is probably the least interesting way of using Twitter. It is also important to note that Twitter, being the small company that it is, barely has any tech support besides its Get Satisfaction page, so a befuddled new user doesn’t have any place to go to ask questions about how to use it.

Can Twitter Handle the Mainstream?

This sudden mainstreaming of Twitter, however, doesn’t mean that Twitter has finally jumped the shark. In the end, Twitter going mainstream will barely affect most current users. After all, once you manage to unfollow Ashton Kutcher again, most of us won’t have to deal with Oprah, Kutcher, or any other celebrity on the service; though, who knows, you might soon be getting DM’s from your mom…

Original Source: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/twitter_mainstream_oprah_winfrey_and_ashton_kutcher.php

If your looking for a more controllable twitter like service: sign up with http://yonkly.com


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Yonkly.com – Personalized Micro-blogging Networks

An interesting service that has just premiered, Yonkly is a solution that will let you come up with your very own social network. Not only that, you can also fully customize it and have absolute control over aspects such as monetization and so forth.

It must be said that the service is quite well put together, as users can personalize the whole process as much as they want, and share information in the way one expects from a resource that is self-touted as a “Microblog Network Creator”. That is, in addition to the 140-character posts we all know and love/hate, it is possible to share multimedia contents of every denomination such as videos and pictures.

Moreover, upon signing up you can integrate your current Twitter, Flickr and Plaxo accounts with ease, saving time and becoming instantly reachable in the process.

Yonkly.com – Personalized Micro-blogging Networks | Visit yo.

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The Second Life Hype Has Fizzled—Is Twitter Next? – Forbes.com

Twitter is the Media rage at the moment even in Singapore – so what awaits twitter the company and its users ?

So what does this have to do with Twitter?

Twitter’s hype has reached a fever pitch. Celebrities including Britney Spears and Shaquille O’Neal Tweet regularly, and with stories on CNN, in the WSJ and the NYT, among others, it’s garnering about half as much news coverage as Facebook, with barely a tenth of Facebook’s traffic (via VentureBeat).

Flush with $35 million in new funding (and still no business model yet), Twitter could be headed for an incredible backlash. As Rob Hoff, the Business Week editor who penned the Second Life cover story, told Glaser: “This kind of cycle is endemic to journalism, for better or worse: Build ‘em up, tear ‘em down.”

via The Second Life Hype Has Fizzled—Is Twitter Next? – Forbes.com.

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