Do you chatterbox while you watch TV?

A new term has become popular - chatterboxing, meaning watching a TV programme while talking to others about it online.  A lot of people are doing it, mostly via Twitter A lot of TV programmes now display their hashtag when they start as an invitation to tweet during the programme - and a lot of people do. It's reported that some popular programmes have attracted 100s of thousands of tweets. We wanted to get a…

Can you tell males from females

In analysing usage of social media sites such as Twitter one of the categories often used is male/female.  On this scale there are some sites with a preponderance of males (Slashdot, Google+ and Reddit), others where they are roughly equal (Facebook and Twitter) and maybe some where females are in the majority (possibly MySpace and Bebo). This raises the question, how do you count the numbers of males and females on a social media site? …

Twifficiency

Does this mean I spend too long on Twitter?!  "This includes how many people you follow, how many people follow you, how often you tweet and how many tweets you read." The application uses oAuth to check into your account, and then auto-tweets the response (not too keen on the fact that it doesn't give the option to say "please don't tweet"). Twitter's not designed for anyone to read all tweets, so I doubt whether…