“Must Have” Info About The New Twitter

If you aren’t already aware, Twitter is in the process of gradually nudging users toward the updated user interface and although it is undeniably better than its predecessor, it does have one annoying drawback that will likely cause a pain in your neck: it isn’t compatible with most custom backgrounds…

In particular, Twitter takes up more real estate on the screen than before so it is likely that any of your old custom backgrounds are getting cut off in the new interface. You can check out how well your background works by going to your Twitter page and clicking the preview link at the top.

Regular readers likely remember the set of articles from 2009 that focused on getting more out of Twitter and one of the included resources was a wonderful psd template that not only made it easy to create an awesome custom background but it explained how Twitter’s image rendering properties functioned.

Fortunately, the very same folks at fuelyourcreativity.com who created that template have come out with a revised version for the new Twitter. You can download it from their site or pick up a copy right here.

Help Adaptistration Reach 1000 Followers

Over the past year, Twitter has undeniably had a positive impact on the number of new and repeat visitors at Adaptistration. Over the past few months, the rate of new subscribers has stepped up and I want to keep that momentum by setting a goal of 1000 Twitter Followers by the end of 2010.

We’re only 221 away from that goal so if you aren’t already a follower, stop by and add Adaptistration today! If you’re already following, then take a moment to suggest it to your friends and colleagues.

But Wait, There’s More!

And because I never like doing something for nothing, I’m going to add an incentive goal: if we reach 2000 Twitter Followers by the final day of 2010, I’ll open up the floodgates and make 1/1/11 a FREE DAY at Adaptistration Premium!

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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