Twitter- staff and sshh! – secrets

*laughs her head off* We now know as much about the companies we are interested in, as they do about us. And I don’t mean annual reports written for shareholders or marketing information written for consumers.

Twitter are looking at raising funding – around $15m worth (from Gigaom):

Official news of the deal is eventually going to percolate out, and hopefully I will be able to nail down the specifics on who is the lead investor. Valleywag and Silicon Alley Insider had mentioned Spark Capital as a potential investor.

So, as Gigaom mentions, when one of the Twitter staff/gurus, Evan tweets:
….it’s kinda funny. Have a look where Spark Capital reside:
The cat is out of the bag, no?

I gone into details on this before so I won’t bore you again: the social network knows your business before you do and your staff are members of social networks too. The curtain is raised, the fourth wall dropped, and we consumers – who were outside – are now looking in. And giggling (in my case) *laughs again*

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

5 thoughts on “Twitter- staff and sshh! – secrets

  1. Aye, there is a superb irony in that the company that brought the always-on, ambient, mobile social network of Twitter to the masses, has their private corporate information tweeted into their own carnivorous social network 🙂

  2. Ok so twitter’s new funding “cat” was let out of the bag albeit a bit sooner than it might have expected. With due respect so what? Does this mean that we have ban twitter from the workplace??? Or are you saying it all too late?

  3. Too late.
    The sn can piece together random bits of information and make a federal case out of it. Correctly argued, or else sheer conspiracy theory stuff.

    Broadcasters we be, of public and not so public information. Welcome to the always on, instantaneous, broadcast channel of Twitter: your secrets are safe with us!

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