The Last Twittercism Post, A Merge With, And The Beginnings Of A New Era

A month ago (to the day), Twittercism was acquired by Mediabistro, a division of WebMediaBrands.

I wrote about it here. If you haven’t read my thoughts on the how and the why, go now. I’ll wait.

Done? Good.

The day of the merger has finally arrived. Around early evening (GMT), Twittercism will go offline for a short while, and when it returns it will have been amalgamated with

(Although, if you’re reading this post after said event has taken place, this will have already happened and won’t make a lot of sense. So, save us both some time and click here.)

This is Twittercism post number 572. Don’t worry – this article, and the other 571, will be transferred and archived at AllTwitter, and continue to be available for future generations to enjoy.

Beginning tomorrow (March 24), all my new posts will be published on You should expect the same level of quality, and for my part I will continue to poke and prod away at Twitter on those occasions when they drop the ball. Which, I’m afraid to say, are increasingly plentiful.

But let’s not forget something important – despite those gaffes, I’m a huge fan of Twitter, and it’s become a significant part of my life, and my work. That isn’t going to change anytime soon. I’m in this for the long term.

Of equal value is the community I’ve built, both within the pages of this blog and on Twitter itself. That’s something YOU have done, and I’m very grateful.

So, thank you for over 2,500 comments, the vast majority of which were thoughtful and intelligent. Thank you for linking back to Twittercism on Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, your blogs and websites, within your emails, and everywhere else.

Thank you for retweets (I know, I know – this time, I’ve made an exception). Thank you for challenging me to come up with different angles and ideas to keep writing strong articles. Thank you for hanging in there (even when I’m ranting), thank you for consistently coming back, and thank you for letting me know when I was doing it wrong.

Finally, thank you for making the transition over to AllTwitter with me. I’m excited for us to continue this journey, so please adjust your links, bookmarks, RSS settings, email subscriptions, Twitterfeeds and everything else so they point at

On Twitter itself you’ll continue to find me posting as @Sheamus, and you can find the AllTwitter profile here.

See you on the other side.