Grapevine An evolving social media experiment Sun, 30 Aug 2009 20:40:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Forecasting Incredible Growth Potential of Twitter: Are we Now at the Tweeping Point? Mon, 02 Mar 2009 01:54:52 +0000 By my calculations Twitter currently has only a .4% penetration of global internet users…still truly only on the blade of the hockey stick. Forgive the hockey reference, but as a Canadian the world’s number one hockey nation, I suppose I’m allowed. Oh and it’s important to note that this total includes very few if any of the millions of mobile users for which this may be the next killer app!

These statistics come from a couple of sources, the current estimated number of six million Twitter users from a recent article Can All That Twitters Turn to Gold Amid the Gloom? by Michael Liedtke ( @liedtkesfc ).

And the total internet users of 1,574,313,184 as was noted on Internet World Stats page which total btw is still less than 25% of the total world population of 6,710,029,070!

So you can see when Twitter is currently only .4% (6,000,000) of the current 23.5% (1,574,313,184) of the total people of earth (6,710,029,070) who are already on the internet one thing it has is a significant upside growth potential.

How fast will this happen we will just have to wait and see, but our prediction is at a geometrically accelerating viral rate, so I hope Twitter’s computational serving power is scaling to meet this onslaught or we’re all going to be seeing Moby Dick way too often!

Click here to start your way on the Twitter journey!


Are you listening to The Grapevine? Sun, 01 Mar 2009 15:38:49 +0000 Social media began as a minute wellspring, then a small stream and has now become a river of voices which has already begun to erode traditional internet mediums and methods. Welcome to the social media Grapevine where anyone can tap into this river whether it be for business purposes or purely for leisure! Are you listening to the grapevine?

Social Media Grapevine for Business Sun, 01 Mar 2009 08:43:11 +0000 Welcome to the social media or sm Grapevine for business. A site dedicated to making it easy for business people to understand and access social media tools that can help them improve their business. We do this through educational tutorials, articles, presentations and finally a number of tools that they can apply rapidly in a concrete manner to achieve positive results.

Grapevine for Business Company Search Sun, 01 Mar 2009 07:00:49 +0000 Probably one of the easiest and most rapid ways for companies to get immediate value from social media is to use our free Company Search tool which can be used in a number of ways and for a number of reasons. First off, why not just try entering your own company name and then see what’s being said about your company across the twittersphere? Note that once you complete your search, the box created will continually refresh with any additional tweets made that include your company name. Try it..

Simply enter your company name in the search box below (if you leave blank it will use “company search”) and then click search or hit enter and voila you’re seeing just a sample of the power of social media!