Tag Archive: twitter

Jul 29 2013

Burpee Challenge Update: Half-way to Hell Edition


Today was technically a “rest day” from our fairly new (we started July 1) and fairly aggressive (for us, anyway) fitness routine. For those interested in the details, Dr. Darling and I have joined a couple of Twitter pals and fellow Team Sopherocious members in doing Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred … but not necessarily on Jillian’s …

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Jul 09 2013

Tweet Cheat: for when you’re too busy to blog


It feels like I have a lot of things I could be blogging about right now, but not enough time to actually do the writing that is required. Which is one of the many reasons why I love Twitter so much. It’s 140 characters … that’s it. And I can ALWAYS find time for 140 characters. …

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May 19 2013

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 – One Tweet at a Time


My adopted hometown of Malmö, Sweden, hosted the kitsch-fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Sweden earned this honor by virtue of our song winning the contest in 2012. The surprise was that Sweden then chose Malmö as the host city over Stockholm. (I’m pretty sure the residents of the country’s capital are still …

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Dec 07 2012

The President geeks out with Twitter Q&A

Just in case you suspected that Barack Obama didn’t actually do his own tweeting during the #My2K Twitter Q & A on what average taxpayers do with their $2000 Bush-era tax break, the White House posted a video of the event. I’m an avid Twitter user (you can check out my feed here), so this …

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Jul 28 2012

The 2012 Opening Ceremonies, 1 tweet at a time


As a long-time and enthusiastic user of Twitter, I occasionally use it to “live Tweet” big events in real-time … which is basically the cyber version of a play-by-play announcing … in short, frequent 140 character bursts. My Twitter followers know this about me and based on the feedback I receive, they seem to enjoy …

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Jul 27 2012

Google’s got my number


Recently my stats-obsessed Swede noticed a bit of an uptick in the number of hits here at ShazzerSpeak and decided to dig a little deeper into the analytics. Turns out that the most common strings of search words pointing visitors to this blog over the past few days are “Patsy & Edina, London, Olympics” and …

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Jul 22 2012

Tech-savvy environmentalists vs. Shell Oil: The gift that keeps on giving

Shell icebergs in hell

Like a LOT of people, I was initially sucked in by the Shell Oil “Arctic Ready” website and its social media campaign, which provided a tool for the general public to create billboards championing oil drilling in the arctic. The link turned up in one of my Twitter feeds fairly early on a weekday morning last week, …

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