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Posts tagged “Twitter”

December 3, 2012

Premium Lock Pope draws 96,000 Twitter followers before sending a tweet

Pope Benedict XVI's new Twitter account is attracting a surge in followers after the Vatican announced that the pontiff will make his first post next week.

The Pope's Twitter page The Pope's Twitter page

December 3, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet potatoes? 1-in-3 Twitter users now tweet during TV shows

Twitter      One in three people using Twitter in June sent messages at some point about the content of television shows, an increase of 27 percent from only five months earlier. And that was before the Olympics, which was probably the first big event to illustrate the extent of second screen usage.

October 31, 2012

Premium Lock Social media - especially Facebook, Twitter - help people track Sandy

Tracking weather Facebook, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide, and Twitter, with more than 140 million, usually see increased traffic around storms and major news events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011, the presidential debates and the London Olympics. The rise of social media is giving users more information and points of view than television news, where Americans have typically turned during such events, an analyst says.

October 19, 2012

Premium Lock Latest news on Twitter, Robocalls, Yelp, Google, Broadband

Bulldog Twitter blocks Germans' access to neo-Nazi group; FTC offers $50,000 reward for a cure to robocalls; Yelp to alert consumers on fake reviews; Google, Samsung to sell Chrome laptop for $249; Low broadband speeds are holding gaming industry back.

September 28, 2012

Premium Lock Ellison vs. IBM; GSK foam OK'd; Instagram tops Twitter; IE 9 best malware blocker; S.C. in 'Next Big Thing'

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Oracle's Larry Ellison throws barbs at IBM; a treatment from Steifel wins FDA approval; Instagram mobile now outnumbers Twitter; Internet Explorer 9 tops malware blocking survey; South Carolina has connection to WSJ's "Next Big Thing" list.

September 28, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this, like that: Millions defy ban in China to use Facebook, Twitter

China business    Facebook and Twitter have millions of users in China, the world's largest Internet market, where the social networking services are banned, according to the results of a new survey.

September 17, 2012

Premium Lock Free speech fight: Twitter turns over tweets, but battle isn't over

Twitter      The New York case will determine whether Twitter faces the burden of responding to subpoenas for its users, the company says. The outcome is significant throughout the U.S. as law enforcement becomes more aggressive in seeking information about what people do and say on the Internet, according to the ACLU.

September 4, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter unveils new targeting tool for advertisers

Twitter Ads Twitter is offering a new way for advertisers to deliver their marketing pitches to the people who are most likely to buy their products and services.

August 31, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter offers advertisers targeting tools to promote products

Twitter      Marketers can deliver Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts to sets of users by choosing from more than 350 interest categories, such as science or personal finance.

Updated July 30, 2012

Premium Lock Apple reportedly considers, decides not to invest in Twitter

Twitter      The two firms held talks in recent months about Apple making an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the New York Times reported last week. The deal would have valued Twitter at more than $10 billion, the Times said.

Updated July 17, 2012

Premium Lock Google+ tops social media index; Facebook falters

Google+ ties Wikipedia for No. 1 in a customer service index report while Facebook's score falls due to changes in format, excess of ads and privacy concerns.

A screen shot of Google+ A screen shot of Google+

July 4, 2012

Premium Lock Bulldog: Lenovo; lost dog tweets; Kodak; PTO offices

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Lenovo shares fall; tweets help track down lost dog on a train; Kodak wins OK to sell some patents; U.S. adding patent offices.

July 3, 2012

Premium Lock Watch what you tweet: Twitter must turn over protest messages

Twitter      'Occupy Wall Street' case will determine whether Twitter faces the burden of responding to subpoenas for its users, the San Francisco-based company has said. The outcome is significant throughout the U.S. as law enforcement becomes more aggressive in seeking information about what people do and say on the Internet, the American Civil Liberties Union says.

Updated June 21, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet hack or a bug? Access woes strike Twitter

Twitter      The outage triggered a headline on The Drudge Report: "TWITTER Down, Users Panic: 'My life has no meaning anymore'..."

Updated April 23, 2012

Premium Lock MCNC to celebrate broadband expansion with Twitter 'town hall'

MCNC Twitter Town Hall The first phase of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative is complete. To celebrate this achievement, MCNC will host a live Twitter Town Hall on Friday to answer questions about the project and the state of broadband connectivity in North Carolina.

March 22, 2012

Premium Lock Smart tweets for deals: Spring Metrics launches new tool

Seeking to capitalize on the social media boom and Twitter mania, Durham-based Spring Metrics is rolling out "Smart Twitter offers" for merchants wanting a different spin on daily deals.

March 9, 2012

Premium Lock Cisco eyes iPad opportunity; Facebook personalized news; Twitter ads; AT&T selling a Yellow Pages stake?; South by Southwest changes gears

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog blog: Cisco sees opportunity in new iPad; Facebook is personalizing news; Twitter making branding changes; AT&T reportedly mulls selling part of Yellow Pages; South by Southwest conference shifts away from social media.

February 17, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this: Buying ads on Twitter is getting easier

Twitter      The popular social media messaging service is unveiling a long-awaited automated system that will enable advertisers to manage their marketing campaigns and budgets without having to deal with sales representatives.

Updated February 7, 2012

Premium Lock Who won 'Social Bowl'? Super Bowl ads paying fans to play

Ad agency McKinney and social media data firm EvoApp tracked and are now analyzing tons of social media data "buzz" generated by Super Bowl-related advertising campaigns. The early analysis shows brands that paid their fans with contest offers harvested the most benefit.

Social Bowl early winners Social Bowl early winners

Updated February 3, 2012

Premium Lock In Super Bowl of social media, Patriots win, Triangle firm says

iContact tracks the Giants and Patriots in use of Twitter ahead of the Super Bowl and declares the AFC champs are No. 1.

Pats vs. Giants in social media (iContact graphic) Pats vs. Giants in social media (iContact graphic)

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