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WATCH: Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone’s Short Film ‘Evermore’

WATCH: Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone's Short Film 'Evermore'

“Once upon a midnight dreary…”

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” is an iconic piece of gothic literature, and its undergoing a bit of a revival thanks to another feathered creature – Twitter.

Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone has created a short film based on the text of “The Raven”, as part of Canon’s Project Imaginat10n. The film has been in the works for over a year, and it’s finally ready for the public.

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Interactive Map: Watch The F-Bomb Drop On Twitter In Real Time

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Have you ever sworn in a tweet? Maybe once when you were frustrated a some poor customer service, or your commute, or even in elation at your favorite TV show being renewed?

Apparently, lots… and lots… and lots of people aren’t afraid to let loose and drop the F-bomb publicly on Twitter. And there’s a new app that can show you – in real time – where and when these swears are going down.
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Best Image Of The Day From The #TwitterIPO [PHOTO]

Best Image Of The Day From The #TwitterIPO [PHOTO]

Twitter’s IPO got off to a great, if slightly delayed start at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this morning. Priced at $26, the market opened at $45.10 (a 73 percent pop!) amidst very heavy stock volume.

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Comedy Central’s New ‘@midnight’ Show Is A Hit On Twitter

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Continuing Comedy Central’s campaign to deliver comedy to the tech-savvy youth of today, the cable channel recently launched “@midnight”, a show dedicated to making fun of social media. After the first week of episodes, the show has established solid ratings and an even more impressive Twitter fanbase.

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Starbucks Wants You To Buy Your Friend A Coffee With A Tweet

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These days you barely have to leave the house to shop. You can order your groceries, your supplies, your furniture and even your clothes online. With services like Amazon’s same-day shipping you barely even have to wait. However, if you’re looking for that venti espresso, you still have to leave the house to trek down to your closest Starbucks.

To further entice you to make the real-world trip, Starbucks has introduced a new service that allows you to buy your friend a coffee through Twitter. In only a few steps you’ll be able to publicly gift a friend with a gift certificate to Starbucks. It’s the easiest way to invite someone out to coffee!

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Would You Wear The Bra That Tweets Whenever It’s Unclasped?

Would You Wear The Bra That Tweets Whenever It's Unclasped?

There’s something very pleasing about particularly innovative uses of social media, and a new campaign from OgilvyOne Athens, which proposes to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of a regular self-check breast examination, is one of the most creative I’ve seen.

Let’s take a closer look at the tweeting bra.

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Follow Breaking News On Twitter With Experimental (And Official) @EventParrot Account

Follow Breaking News On Twitter With Experimental (And Official) @EventParrot Account

Last month Twitter revealed that it tests a least one “experiment” each day – a small feature that it rolls out to a limited subset of users to basically see what happens. If the feature tests well, more users get to try it out, and so on, until the experiment becomes an actual part of the network for everyone.

One of these experiments was @MagicRecs, a profile that recommends @accounts based on the following habits of people you already follow. @MagicRecs is now a fully-fledged Twitter feature, and following in its heels is @EventParrot, which proposes to help you keep up with what’s happening in the world.

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61Fresh Aggregates Boston-Related News, As Tweeted By Boston Residents

61Fresh Aggregates Boston-Related News, As Tweeted By Boston Residents

Created by the Boston Globe’s R&D group and funded by a Knight Foundation grant, 61Fresh is a crowd-driven news aggregator that uniquely utilizes Bostonians’ tweets to source and rank stories by popularity.

Dan McLaughlin, from the @globelab team, told Twitter,

“Our primary goal is to highlight Boston news that Bostonians are talking about. So we follow Twitter users in the Boston metro area, and look at the links they’re tweeting.”

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Sign Of The Times? Amazon Kindle Fire Press Release Composed Of 14 Tweets

Sign Of The Times? Amazon Kindle Fire Press Release Composed Of 14 TweetsThe world of public relations has arguably been more shaken up by the rapid growth of social media, certainly in terms of brand marketing, than any other business.

Indeed, more than one PR rep I’ve spoken to has told me that platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have essentially removed the need to send out the once-reliable press release – increasingly, recipients are more likely to read and respond to PR updates sent on social media platforms than they are good, old-fashioned email alerts.

It’s fitting, then, that Amazon chose Twitter to send out the press release for the latest version of its Kindle Fire, and they did so over 14 tweets.

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A Handy Roadmap To What You Can Cross-Post From One Social Network To Another

The flow of data around the social web can make finding each thread’s origin tricky.

ReadWrite produced a fantastic map that displays the intricate relationships among today’s major social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr and Path.

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