Posts tagged “Twitter”

February 8, 2011

Premium Lock Online, social media are big Super Bowl winners

EmergingMedia Research Council, which is based in the Triangle, says 76% of ads included online presence; eight touted Facebook; and Audi became the first Super Bowl advertiser to use a Twitter hashtag.

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January 25, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter will hit $150M in revenue this year, forecast says

eMarketer predicts Twitter growth However, eMarketer says the social media company "must work overtime to give its early advertisers a positive experience."

January 11, 2011

Premium Lock Y'all like Twitter? Tweets are 'koo' - Yep, tweets reflect our accents

Twitter      The words you write on Twitter can tell people more than just the status of your relationship or how you like the latest Bon Jovi CD. It may just indicate not only how you're living, but where you're living in the U.S., study finds.

Updated December 16, 2010

Premium Lock A big tweet - Twitter raises $200M in new capital

Twitter      Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms, is leading the investment announced Wednesday. Twitter also added two successful entrepreneurs, Mike McCue and David Rosenblatt, to its board of directors.

Updated December 10, 2010

Premium Lock Do you tweet? You are far from alone, Twitter survey finds

Eight percent of U.S. adult Internet users have embraced the social media tool, and the percentage of those who tweet is higher among young adults, minorities and urban residents, says Pew's Internet & American Life Project.

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October 29, 2010

Premium Lock A ‘tweet’ for food tour tops CED’s startup contest

Triangle Food Tour takes home top prize in contest for best Twitter “tweet” to describe its business.

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October 29, 2010

Premium Lock MySpace plays copy cat – and makes itself less relevant

New at MySpace Social media analysis: Instead of developing features that the other two sites do not already have, it seems MySpace did a straight rip in an effort to stop losing users to the other platforms.

September 22, 2010

Premium Lock Hackers strike Twitter, triggering bogus tweets, popup windows

Twitter's new look Tuesday's hack coincided with Twitter's ongoing rollout of a redesign of its website, which tries to streamline users' Twitter feeds and make it easier to see photos and videos directly on the site, without having to click on a link to YouTube or Flickr.

September 16, 2010

Premium Lock Twitter’s new tools give social media a make-over

Twitter's new look Analysis: The user-friendly, engaging multi-media format update gives micro-blogging a creative make-over. It allows users to keep messages short and to the point, but gives them the opportunity to show what they are sharing as well.

September 16, 2010

Premium Lock NC STEM to announce guest speakers via Twitter today

NC STEM Community Collaborative The NC STEM Community Collaborative is hosting two events on Tuesday, Sept 28, in Raleigh. The organization will announce the line-up of speakers hourly today on Twitter.

September 15, 2010

Premium Lock Twitter's facelift: Tweets, multimedia and more

The new look adding photos and video further underscores Twitter’s emergence as a major communications hub.

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Updated August 31, 2010

Premium Lock MySpace allows users to sync posts to Facebook

MySpace MySpace users will also be able to share music, videos, game applications, links and photos across both social networking sites.

August 13, 2010

Premium Lock See something worth tweeting? Twitter makes it easier

Pressing the button automatically creates a shortened link that appears in a pop-up box tied to the Twitter user's account. A comment can be added next to the link, staying within the 140-character limit of Twitter's messaging service.

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August 1, 2010

Premium Lock Japanese user claims Twitter's 20 billionth tweet

Twitter      Twitter's 20 billionth message didn't make much sense, but it spoke volumes about the rapid global growth of the microblogging service.

July 28, 2010

Premium Lock Komen for the Cure uses new media to make experience personal

Non-profits and technology: Facebook, Twitter and e-mail newsletters help the breast-cancer charity generate supporters, donations and followers. "We're really looking at technology as a way to reach a global audience," says Marty Holtman, program manager for interactive media for Dallas-based Komen. "You have to make it personal for them."

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Updated June 25, 2010

Premium Lock Good U.S. soccer news means whale of a bad day for Twitter

Too many tweets crash Twitter Analysis: All the tweets about the U.S. victory over Algeria in the World Cup crash the Twitter site. You can’t always predict spikes in traffic. And in business, it’s imperative that you be able to handle the unexpected. That’s why cloud-based infrastructures increasingly make sense.

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