Poll test: Who won the Internet this week?

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“ET HE UGLY RUTH” courtesy of a sponsored ad on Twitter

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A young person I know recently said something along the lines that Twitter was going down the drain. I don’t where that idea came from. I’ve been using Twitter since Sept. 19, 2008. (which is longer than 99.755% of all other Twitter users, according to http://twopcharts.com/howlongontwitter).

Perhaps the young person was thinking of sponsored contents like the ad here from the Alliance for Quality Education of New York. I ignore most Twitter ads but this one got me because of the words “ET HE UGLY RUTH.”
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My 2014, by the numbers

Some random metrics about my life in 2014.

Blogging
Number of blog posts on michaeljanairo.com: 73
Most read blog post: Readercon wrap-up: ‘You don’t look Filipino’

Work
Number of jobs left: 1
Number of new jobs started: 1

Writing career
Number of short stories published: 3
Number of writing conferences attended: 1 (Readercon)

Music
Top Spotify artist: Bruce Springsteen

Travel
Number of countries outside the US visited: 1 (Guatemala)
Number of cities outside the US visited: 7 (Monterrico, Antigua Guatemala, Panajachel, Santa Catarina, San Antonio, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala)
Number of US cities visited outside the Capital Region: 14 (NYC, Pittsburgh, Providence, New Haven, Boston, Cambridge, Williamstown, North Adams, Freeport, Prospect Harbor, Lincoln, Omaha)

Social media
Number of tweets: 512
Most impressions on one tweet: 40,461
The tweet: https://twitter.com/mjanairo/status/420222698036289536

Most looped Vine: Dance @yaleartgallery

Number of new FB friends: 89
Number of lost FB “friends”: About 200
FB year in review: Here

Most liked Instagram post: Found at work today.
Instagram year in review: Here

Chewbacca shares Star Wars behind the scenes

The actor Peter Mayhew has been busy on Twitter, posting plenty of behind the scenes shots from his years of playing Chewbacca. Here are a few.

  1. Its been 30 minutes, here is your gratuitous Chain-mail bikini shot. And look at @HamillHimself shirt! pic.twitter.com/U5RvJDuDpy
  2. Whose a cute little Sith Lord? You are, Yes you are, now give us a kiss!!! pic.twitter.com/F51AuCt6xI
  3. There is no joke to be made here. Move along people. Nothing to see.

    cough#kamasutracough pic.twitter.com/jrFi9w394z

  4. There’s no evidence to support rumors that George wanted to write himself into the movie as Zazzle Moonbr- oh wait… pic.twitter.com/heo5fNWGBO
  5. They said the Wampas were the most dangerous thing on Hoth, but they had forgotten the frost giants… pic.twitter.com/Q7PO7gacGl
  6. Ok, you lot really like pics of a certain princess! Here’s one of Carrie and her stunt double. You’re Welcome. pic.twitter.com/CmHYPPvIpM
  7. #nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight. Like this 1 of Harrison, Anthony, Carrie & I sharing a laugh… pic.twitter.com/FblggUaU5e

Twitter lessons from the NYTimes

The New York Times twitterers share some of their lessons of 2013 on the Nieman Labs:

During 2013, we began consistently scheduling multiple runs of tweets highlighting some of our best enterprise material, especially during weekend hours and overnight, when @nytimes is mostly automated. It goes without saying that if you tweet more, you’ll get more traffic overall. But what we found when we scheduled tweets on Saturday and Sunday was that the average click per tweet grew substantially.

One thing that this means is that Twitter users who follow all sorts of media accounts (and not just the national media), can expect to see tweets repeated.