Posts tagged “Twitter”
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.
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.
When accounting for all other factors -- such as age, education level or race -- Facebook users were 43 percent more likely than other Internet users to say that "most people can be trusted." Compared with people who don't use the Internet at all, Facebook users were three times more trusting.
After you type a link, Twitter will automatically shorten it to 19 characters, starting with "t.co." Unlike other shortening services, though, readers of the tweet won't see the "t.co" version but the actual website you'd be going to, whether it's YouTube.com or a personal blog.
PBS confirmed early Monday morning on its official Twitter account that the website had been hacked. The phony story had been taken down as of Monday morning. It had been posted on the site of the "PBS NewsHour" program.
The jury's out on whether Twitter diplomacy will lead to more insight into what governments are up to. Given the embarrassment caused by WikiLeaks' releases of U.S. diplomatic cables, foreign affairs officials are likely to be cautious about discussing matters of state online. But Twitter is growing more popular.
Teenager sues partner who launched popular Harry Potter fan site in dispute over rights to a celebrity feed of celebrity tweets.
In a study for his employer, commercial real estate firm Jones Lange LaSalle, market researcher Colin Yasukochi found that the number of tech jobs in San Francisco is nearing the peak set in 2000, the height of the dot-com boom.
In the Bulldog: MIT's artificial leaf, Twitter, StockTwits, American Express, PayPal, cyber crime, RealNetworks
MIT creates an artificial 'leaf'; Twitter co-founder ups role; StockTwits is booming; American Express targets PayPal; PayPal founders back startup; Cyber criminals target corporate data; RealNetworks CEO quits.