Recap of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s “Tour and Tweet”

Nina Harris at NASA Goddard Visitor Center

It was a rainy, and traffic-delayed start to what would turn out to be a very interesting day in the company of great people. This morning, twelve people, selected from an undisclosed number of applications by the social media team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, met at the Visitor’s Center for a VIP tour of Goddard’s Environmental & Engineering Test Facilities. The guests (which which reflected a cross section of Twitter users including: photographers, bloggers, videographers, teachers, IT guys, engineers, developers and more) were greeted by the energetic and well-informed Public Affairs Officer, Nina Harris (shown in the picture above and to the left).

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About Tour & Tweet Fall 2010 @ NASA Goddard

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

In a move to garner buzz and media attention, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD is hosting a ” Tour ‘n’ Tweet” this wednesday, October 27, 2010. The event promises to offer an exclusive opportunity to tweeting multimedia journalists, granting access to tour facilities of Goddard that are usually closed to visitors.

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How Do I: Send Public and Private Messages on Twitter

Magnifying Glass

For those of us who have been using Twitter for years, small changes and adaptations are taken in stride and basic functions seem natural. So it is easy to forget (or gloss over) the nuances we have incorporated into our daily routines. This series of blog posts will take a close and explicit look at Twitter functions. Today we will look at sending public and private messages.

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In-Page Analytics give Google Analytics Needed Visual Context

Google Analytics Captico Content Overview

Last week, Google launched the Beta version of “In-Page Analytics” – a visual aid that sits on top of your website to give context to the data that regular Google Analytics provides. Google Analytics is a great tool for webmasters to track traffic to their website, what users are doing on the site, and what people are clicking on.

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How Do I: Post Updates to Twitter

magnifying glass black

For those of us who have been using Twitter for years, small changes and adaptations are taken in stride and basic functions seem natural. So it is easy to forget (or gloss over) the nuances we have incorporated into our daily routines. This series of blog posts will take a close and explicit look at Twitter functions. Today we will look at the new ways to update your status on Twitter.

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Side by Side Comparison of Old and New Twitter Interfaces

Comic Twitter Lonewolf

If you read my previous blog post, “The New Twitter – More than a Facelift?” than you know I have been looking forward to finally digging into the new Twitter interface. That moment came last tuesday! Join me as I share images and first impressions of my experience…

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Who doesn’t love Shwaag? A New Website is All About It

Shwaag Logo from Website

While perusing the Captico Twitter feed this morning, I ran across a tweet about a pocket projector being promoted by our friend @bullseyevideo (actually 3 tweets… but that just means he really wants it, right?). And since pocket projectors are AWESOME, and shwag is usually free (also called: swag, schwag; its the stuff companies hand out at trade shows with their brand name on it) I decided to investigate.

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The New Twitter – More than a Facelift?

new twitter layout presentation

On Tuesday the big wigs at Twitter (Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jason Goldman and Kevin Cheng) held a press conference for select members of the media to unleash a wave of changes coming to the Twitter interface over the next several weeks. Evan Williams, Twitter’s co-founder and chief executive, told the New York Times that he was surprised that so many people use the service — 160 million — given how difficult its Web site is to navigate.

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Lance Armstrong, Twitter, and Google – Why Link Building and SEO Works

lance armstrong

While researching the new updates to Twitter’s third party app authorization process, something interesting caught my eye in the Google search results for “twitter”… Twitter itself came up as number one return, but Lance Arrmstrong’s Twitter account came up as number two- above the wikipedia entry for twitter, news, the twitter search engine, Twitter’s facebook page, reviews, and videos.

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Twitter Apps and You – New Authorization Process

Twitter Buttons

Today I got this email from Twitter, alerting me to changes in their third party app authorization rules and URL shortening. I have included it here in full…

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