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Posts tagged “Twitter”

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)

January 31, 2012

Premium Lock Censoring tweets is overblown issue, says Twitter CEO

Twitter's reasoning has been mostly lost in a barrage of comments -- many from Twitter users themselves -- that the company is caving into attacks on free speech, especially in countries with repressive regimes.

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January 30, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this: Teens moving to Twitter where posts are more private

Teens tout the ease of use and the ability to send the equivalent of a text message to a circle of friends, often a smaller one than they have on crowded Facebook accounts. They can have multiple accounts and don't have to use their real names. They also can follow their favorite celebrities and, for those interested in doing so, use Twitter as a soapbox.

Tracking Internet use by age Tracking Internet use by age

Updated January 30, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter's censorship plan ignites global uproar of protests

It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself in promoting unfettered expression, 140 characters at a time. Twitter insisted its commitment to free speech remains firm, and sought to explain the nuances of its policy, while critics -- in a barrage of tweets -- proposed a Twitter boycott and demanded that the censorship initiative be scrapped.

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January 27, 2012

Premium Lock Twitter may censor tweets in individual countries

Twitter said Thursday that it has refined its technology so it can censor messages on a country-by-country basis.

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Updated January 18, 2012

Premium Lock Getting social: The GOP race and lessons for businesses

While it's never a one-size-fits-all approach, as we see here, the common takeaway remains that social media presence can lead to increased engagement and a return on investment," iContact says.

iContact tracks GOP candidates and social media impact iContact tracks GOP candidates and social media impact

Updated January 2, 2012

Premium Lock Tweet this: SC firm sues ex-writer for taking Twitter followers

PhoneDog LLC fsues Noah Kravitz, a writer who worked for the company from 2006 until last year. Attorneys for the website, which reviews mobile devices like phones and tablets, said Kravitz owes them $340,000.

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December 28, 2011

Premium Lock Ky. middle school teacher using Twitter in classroom

A Kentucky middle school teacher decided to use Twitter as a teaching tool rather than swim against the tide.

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Updated December 9, 2011

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter taking on whole new look, adds features

A redesign is supposed to make Twitter easier to navigate. It offers more accessible features that customize the experience for each user. The service is also expanding users' profile pages to accommodate more detailed information about brands in text, photos and video as Twitter tries to convert more companies into advertisers

Updated November 11, 2011

Premium Lock Talecris boosts Grifols; Apple's battery fix; iPad sales slowing?; WordPress reaches 60M; Playbook adds newspapers; Twitter exec exodus

Bulldog Bulldog blog headlines: Merger with RTP-based Talecris helps Gfriols; Apple has released a battery fix for its new iOS; meanwhile, Apple shares drop due to concerns about iPad sales; WordPress over 60 million in blogs; BlackBerry's Playbook beefs up content; exec exodus continues at Twitter.

November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Watch what you tweet - The CIA 'vengeful librarians' are monitoring you

Twitter      The US government spy agency has a team of people culling through Twitter feeds, Facebook and other online sources worldwide for signs of unrest and possible terrorism.

September 30, 2011

Premium Lock If you're happy and you know it, did you tweet?

Twitter      Unless you're a night owl, a positive attitude peaks early in the morning and again near midnight, but starts to dip midmorning before rising again in the evening, study discovers.

August 9, 2011

Premium Lock Nationwide clothing chain picks SAS to boost social media efforts

Chico's Chico's FAS Inc., which operates in 48 states and the Caribbean, plans to use SAS Social Media Analytics to discover what customers are thinking and to boost buying.

Updated August 8, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter, others saying 'No' to 'Wild West' of secondary exchanges

Venture Emerging Internet firms are trying to exercise more control over their investors who want to share shares outside of a stock offering.

August 5, 2011

Premium Lock Google+ may soon pass Twitter, LinkedIn in social media race

Started in late June, Google+ is growing faster than Facebook and MySpace Inc. did in their early days. The service, which lets people connect with and manage groups of friends on a website, gained about 25 million users worldwide in less than a month, estimates market researcher ComScore Inc.

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July 22, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter raising $800M, will spend half to buy up shares

Twitter The investment, which values Twitter at $8 billion, may be completed in the next two weeks, a source tells Bloomberg news.

July 5, 2011

Premium Lock Secret Service to probe hack on Fox News Twitter

Fox News Twitter Hackers broke into Fox's political Twitter account early Monday, leaving a series false tweets reporting that President Obama had been assassinated.

July 1, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter may face antitrust investigation

Twitter FTC antitrust investigators are studying how Twitter deals with outside companies that build applications for its messaging platform --such as photo-sharing, URL-shortening and advertising services -- and whether it is trying to limit competition by buying or banning outside developers.

June 29, 2011

Premium Lock Twitter co-founder 'Biz' Stone is leaving

Twitter Stone says he plans to focus on helping schools, nonprofits and company advisory boards. He's also relaunching Obvious Corp. with fellow Twitter co-founder Evan Williams to develop new projects.

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