BREAKING NEWS: Acquired By WebMediaBrands'

Well, this is a big day.

I’ve been writing about Twitter for over two years. In that time, I’ve published 530 posts – 531 counting this one – and received over 2500 comments.

(Thank YOU for that – it’s very much appreciated.)

For several weeks I’ve been in negotiations with, a division of WebMediaBrands. Mediabistro powers several very popular blogs in the social space, including AllFacebook, Social Times and AllTwitter.

Today I am pleased to announce that Mediabistro has acquired Twittercism.

Whoa, hold on. I know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry – this is a good thing. In fact, it’s a pretty darn great thing.

You won’t notice much of a difference for a while. I’ll be continuing to update as I have always done. But shortly, will merge with, and a new, bigger and significantly better beast will emerge.

This mighty behemoth will be hosted at And once the merge has taken place, that’s where you’ll also find me, as all of my Twitter-related musings – new and old – will be published there.

What kind of musings can you expect? The same stuff you’ve been kind enough to read, comment upon and retweet for the past two years… but 25% better.

That’s right – I’m taking it up a gear. (And maybe even two.)

This wasn’t a decision I took lightly. This blog has always been my ‘baby’ – something my actual children have never been overly enthused about. It took a lot of soul-searching, many over-the-table discussions and multiple glasses of wine before my wife I decided that it was the right move. That it was the smart move.

Thanks to the backing of Mediabistro, Twittercism can now reach out to a much wider audience. I’ll be working with a team of talented bloggers at AllTwitter, but my posts will still be my posts. My voice. My analysis, my finger pointing, my philosophical ramblings and my good, old fashioned whimsy.

You know, the stuff you’ve hopefully come to enjoy.

I’d love for you to continue this journey with me. I hope you will. Hit the comments to let me know your thoughts, or reach out to me on Twitter (or by email).

Until then, let’s all fasten our seatbelts together. It’s gonna be an exciting ride.

Please find the official press release below/after the jump in full (which you’re getting a day early):

WebMediaBrands’ Mediabistro Announces Acquisition Of Blog

(New York, NY – February 24, 2011) — (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced that it has acquired the assets of the blog from Shea Bennett. Mr. Bennett will continue working with and writing for Mediabistro. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Shea Bennett has been covering Twitter for over two years on Twittercism and we will now combine his well-known analysis and commentary with our blog AllTwitter to create what we believe to be the most complete coverage of the evolution of Twitter and its rapidly expanding social media business model,” stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands. “We are excited to continue building on our leadership in covering the huge growth of social media through our various social media blogs including AllFacebook, SocialTimes, and AllTwitter, as well as our SocialTimesPro research service and social media events.”

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (, headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to media and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities and trade shows. The Company’s online business includes: (i), a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry’s leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, sports news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile, and the Semantic Web; and (ii) a leading network of online properties, including and,  providing content, education, community, career and other resources for creative and design professionals. The Company’s online business also includes community, membership, and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos, and premium membership services. The Company’s trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company’s online business.

For information about WebMediaBrands, contact:

Amanda Barrett

Director of Marketing