22 November 2010 ~ 30 Comments

Study: Republicans More Influential On Twitter

With MoveOn and Dean, Democrats had a real head start in the online war. It’s no surprise, though, that Republicans have made significant inroads in the past few years.
A new study actually gives Republicans the edge when it comes to use of Twitter:

Hewlett-Packard conducted the study, using an “influence algorithm” to determine the top congressional [...]

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17 August 2010 ~ 16 Comments

Do you have a Twitter tale worth telling?

Twitter just launched a new section of their site called Twitter Tales, where they’ll highlight the many creative ways that people and businesses have used their service. Here’s more from the Official Twitter Blog:
Today we’re launching Twitter Tales – a growing set of articles that highlights creative individuals and businesses from all corners of the world [...]

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29 July 2010 ~ 40 Comments

Would you pay for Twitter?

Well a new survey of nearly 2,000 people found that zero percent of them would pay to use Twitter or a similar service. Mashable.com has more:
This finding is just one unearthed by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s 2010 Digital Future Study, a study that’s been tracking online and social media behavior for the past [...]

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22 June 2010 ~ 5 Comments

World Cup, NBA Fans break Twitter record

Despite a week of technical problems and a few months of reduced growth, the recent World Cup and N.B.A. playoff fervor has taken off on Twitter, shattering records twice in one week. The New York Times Bit Blog has more:
People typically write about 65 million Twitter posts a day, according to the company, and about [...]

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28 April 2010 ~ 24 Comments

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

At least that appears to be the motto of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Chavez, the longtime opponent of social networking sites, joined Twitter today in a move that came as a surprise to many. In the past, the socialist leader has even gone so far as to compare the use of social media to terrorism.
But [...]

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19 April 2010 ~ 10 Comments

140 Characters Conference: Tomorrow at 10:15AM ET

Tune in tomorrow morning at 10:15AM ET for a panel discussion hosted by the 140 Characters Conference. The discussion, titled “Fixing America’s Voting System, One Tweet At A Time” will be streamed live here.
I’ll be participating alongside California Secretary of State Debra Bown, Executive Director of Why Tuesday Jacob Soboroff, Associate Editor of techPresident Nancy [...]

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17 April 2010 ~ 30 Comments

Library of Congress to Archive all Tweets — But Why?

When the Library of Congress announced that they would archive every tweet, it left many people wondering why. What’s the value?
According to the Library of Congress, no matter how mundane a particular tweet may be, they could prove to be valuable at some point down the line, helping future researchers study the everyday lives of [...]

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