It's Friday, and you have run out of good Turkey stories to tell your millennial co-workers. (Yes, it is cute that you dressed your dog as a Pilgrim, but we already saw the photos five times.)
Late Sunday afternoon I made some jokes on Twitter using the hashtag #Mitterature that mashed up the public persona of Mitt Romney with well-known book titles. Like "Cayman Treasure Island" or "The Wind in the Willards."
This week the hashtag #卐卐卐 got its 15 minutes of Twitter fame as a trending topic, but also stirred up a lot of bad feelings and raised some difficult questions.
I was shocked by what was trending on Twitter this morning. Trending topics included "If I Had A Gun" and "#FatPeoplePasswords."
TweetSmarter, a 24-hour feed with news about all things Twitter, has been around for all of the the moments that have defined and shaped the identity of the site. Dave Larson, TweetSmarter's visionary co-founder, granted me an interview.
Last week, Twitter launched a feature called Local Trends to 1% of users. The new feature lets users select a location to see which topics are most popular among the people in that area.