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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.
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.
The new look adding photos and video further underscores Twitter’s emergence as a major communications hub.
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.
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."
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.
Backed by a co-founder of Twitter, new Web site Blippy asks people to share their spending habits. If you register a credit card with the site, every transaction bought on the card would be displayed to your friends through the service.