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Researchers Use Twitter to Predict (And Analyse) Relationship Breakups [STUDY]

Researchers Use Twitter to Predict (And Analyse) Relationship Breakups [STUDY]

A team of researchers who used Twitter to study the breakups of hundreds of couples found that their tweeting behaviour changed significantly before and after the split.

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Mediabistro Course

Strategic Mobile Marketing

Strategic Mobile MarketingWork with the digital strategy director for Saatchi & Saatchi to develop a strategy for smartphones, tablets, and mobile devices! Starting October 21, Kayla Green will teach you how to optimize content for mobile, create responsive landing pages, and track and analyze all mobile efforts. Register now!

A History of Social Media Advertising [INFOGRAPHIC]

A History of Social Media Advertising [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook’s launch of Pages back in 2007 was (arguably) the beginning of social media advertising. For the first time, brands could establish a strong presence on Facebook and build a large audience of potential customers, giving birth to the term “cost per fan”.

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Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky is, of course, the former White House intern whose “inappropriate relationship” with U.S. President Bill Clinton in the 1990s led to Clinton’s impeachment. The affair was global news and Lewinsky gained worldwide celebrity status.

Fast-forward to 2014, and she’s finally joined Twitter.

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88% of Companies are Using Social Media for Marketing [STUDY]

88% of Companies are Using Social Media for Marketing [STUDY]

Almost nine in 10 companies in the United States are using social media for marketing purposes, reveals a new study.

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This Week on #Twitter: 10 Secret Twitter Hacks, Twitter Followers on Bing, Social Media Job Mistakes

This Week on #Twitter: 10 Secret Twitter Hacks, Twitter Followers on Bing, Social Media Job Mistakes

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes 10 secret Twitter tips, tricks and hacks (that you probably don’t know), news that Bing searches are now showing brand Twitter followers in ads, 6 social media mistakes that might be costing you a job, a look at how recruiters are using social networks plus the latest key statistics, facts and figures for Twitter and Facebook.

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How to Build a Unique Visual Brand on Twitter

How to Build a Unique Visual Brand on Twitter

How much thought do you give to the images you share on Twitter? When was the last time you refreshed your cover photo? The images you use on Twitter go a long way in building your brand – whether personal or professional – and we’ve got some tips for making yours stand out from the crowd.

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Twitpic Closing Down October 25th After Acquisition False Alarm

Twitpic Closing Down October 25th After Acquisition False Alarm

In early September Twitpic announced that it had decided to shutdown after a trademark conflict with Twitter.

Two weeks later the company tweeted that it would “live on”, reporting that it had been acquired. The mystery buyer was never unveiled.

Yesterday, Twitpic tweeted that it is now, definitely, shutting down, after the acquisition turned out to be a false alarm.

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Social Media Jobs: genConnect, Style.com, LeadDog Marketing Group

This week, genConnect is hiring an editor/social media manager, while Style.com needs a contributor network editor. LeadDog Marketing Group is seeking a social media director, and GlobeOne is on the hunt for a social media manager/content editor-in-chief. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

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Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllTwitter pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Twitter’s New Audio Cards Let You Play Music in Your Timeline

Twitter's New Audio Cards Let You Play Music in Your Timeline

Twitter Cards let users extend the size of a tweet (which is otherwise limited to 140 characters) by attaching larger photos, videos, lead generation tools and other media “experiences”. Cards can provide a nice uptick to engagement and clicks, and they’ve had a good overall response from marketers and brands.

This week Twitter announced the Audio Card, which will let users listen to music directly on Twitter.

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Recommended Tweets From Profiles You Don’t Follow Will Now Appear in Everyone’s Timeline

Recommended Tweets From Profiles You Don't Follow Will Now Appear in Everyone's Timeline

Twitter loves to experiment with new features and tools. Many of these add-ons never make it out of the beta stage, and are only ever shown to a small subset of users who test the functionality while Twitter measures the response. Sometimes, however, these experiments go on to become core features.

Remember the stink that was caused when Twitter started showing favorites and other tweets in timelines from people that weren’t being followed? Good news! That’s now a permanent feature.

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