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Archives: November 2010

HootSuite Reaches 1,000,000 Users [Infographic]

HootSuite, one of the most popular third-party Twitter dashboards, has just reached its million member milestone. Welcoming in the millionth member, HootSuite released an infographic illustrating just how its users are engaging with its dashboard over the past two years.
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Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13, Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Walmart was Most Tweeted Brand on Black Friday [Report]

American consumers spend more on Black Friday than almost any other day of the year, and they often talk (or tweet) before they buy. E.Life wanted to find out which brands were the most talked about on Twitter during the Black Friday rush, and the results may surprise you.
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“We really want to make Twitter the source of information that you check several times a day on your mobile phone”: Evan Williams

Evan Williams made an appearance on NPR’s On the Media on Friday, and had some interesting things to say about the current state of Twitter, and what the network needs to succeed in the future.
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Fake Tsunami Warning on Twitter Scares Entire Nation

A hacker has caused panic in Indonesia by hijacking an official government Twitter account and posting a fake tsunami warning late last week. The hacked account was that of the Indonesian presidential adviser for disaster management, Andi Arief, which made the fake warning all the more serious. Arief has since moved his account, abandoning the compromised account to the hacker.
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17-Year-Old Twitter User Sets up Impromptu News Network Within Rio Favela

Areal footage of armored vehicles chasing down notorious drug traffickers in one of Rio de Janeiro’s several favelas made its way across the airwaves this weekend, as police operations cracked down on the illegal drug trade there. However, because of a police perimeter and other factors, mainstream media couldn’t enter the favela to report from the ground, and Brazilians were left wondering what exactly was happening to the estimated 65,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemao favela.

But that all changed when a 17-year-old Twitter user began tweeting about the gunfire, smoke and the community reaction through his impromptu news network within the favela.
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Celebrity Social Media Deaths: Would You Pay to Bring Lady Gaga Back?

Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Usher, Serena Williams and Ryan Seacrest are going to die – or so the media buzz goes. In a high-profile charity campaign, these and other celebrities have pledged to log-off Twitter and other social media platforms to raise $1 million for Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity. They’re asking you to buy their lives back, and in turn buy life for the millions of children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

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If You’re Not Into Black Friday, Follow Buy Nothing Day on Twitter

Although Thanksgiving is just around the corner, a lot of us are thinking ahead to Friday, when we’ll struggle against the sirens of triptophan and do the 4AM obligatory wakeup for a day of deals, deals and more deals. However, if Black Friday isn’t your thing, or if you want to be part of an anti-consumer movement this year instead of spending $300 on a new digital camera that will replace the one you bought just six months ago, consider joining the Buy Nothing Day movement.
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The Best Black Friday Deals on Twitter

Black Friday is almost upon us. 70% Off, Three-For-One, and Limited Time Offers await us if we can break free of our turkey stupor and brave the crowded stores.

We want to make your Black Friday shopping experience as painless as possible, so we’ve gathered the best Black Friday deals on Twitter for you. You’ll find deals not advertised anywhere else, aggregated deals, special offers and much more by following these Twitter accounts. So get saving!
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Businesses: Twisplays Displays Your Twitter Feed on a Digital LED Sign

Have something to say? Now you can share your tweets with in-store customers, patrons, clients and guests using an attractive LED sign. These “Twisplays” are perfect if you want to advertise to your on- and off-line customers at the same time, show off a celebrity Twitter feed, or give waiting-room clients breaking news tweets to watch.
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5 Productivity Tools for Twitter

It’s easy to waste away the afternoon browsing for celebrity gossip, breaking news and funny tweets on Twitter, but even better than its entertainment value is Twitter’s productivity capabilities. You can streamline not only your Twitter experience with these tools that we’ve gathered, but also keep current on your “To Do” list and your appointments.

Here’s our list of five productivity tools for Twitter that we love.

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