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Archives: March 2011

No Time to Bargain Hunt? Let CheapTweet do it for You

We all love a good deal. But sometimes we just don’t have the time to haggle, coupon clip and search through the discount bins to get ourselves the biggest bang for our buck. Well, if you’re like me and you love a good deal, check out CheapTweet, a Twitter account that will hunt for deals and DM you when they find one.
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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!

CBS Stars to Live Tweet All Week During their Shows

If you’ve got a favorite show on CBS, next week is a week not to miss – the stars of entertainment, sports and music shows will be live tweeting during broadcasts April 3rd to April 11th. We’ve got the skinny on who will be tweeting and how you can hear from your favorite celebs on Twitter below.
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Twitter Does A Complete 180, Removes #Dickbar From Official iPhone App

We said this would happen…

Last month, we released an update to Twitter for iPhone and iPad containing a number of features that made finding friends and sharing information on Twitter even easier. The iPhone app also contained a new feature we wanted to test named the QuickBar. The QuickBar was originally conceived to help users discover what’s happening in the broader world beyond people they already follow. The bar was also seen as a potential means of in-app notifications for new @mentions, DMs, and other important activity.

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How Would you Visualize 24 Hours of Tweets? [Motion Infographic]

Rather than presenting them in a list, chronologically, or as a mindmap, creative researchers in London have shown what 24 hours of tweets looks like in a motion infographic. They focused on geographically mapping tweets and retweets around London, and condense a 24 hour time period into a three minute video. Watching this video gave me the uncanny feeling that Twitter was something alive and organic. What do you think?
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It was Ms. White, in the Library, with the Rope! Last Night’s Twitter Murder Mystery Killed

Sure, Twitter can be used for customer support, airing your opinions on the news of the day, and promoting your latest blog post. But have you ever seen anyone use it to solve a murder? One ultra-creative telecommunications student, @AustinLugar, has put together a Twitter murder mystery, and while it appears to be a one-off, we really hope the trend takes off.
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“Do You Really Want To Be The One Person Who Hires The Guy Who’s Not On Facebook?” #Socialize

I enjoyed this quote from Twist Image president Mitch Joel during his keynote speech at the Socialize conference in NYC earlier this morning.

And he’s absolutely right, and the same logic applies to Twitter, FourSquare and every other social platform, too.

Here’s the thing – many companies are still terrified of social media. They hear all these great things but don’t really get it. Often they make these valiant efforts. Other times they simply come across as looking desperate and really amateur. Both attempts amount to the same thing – a very low ROI, and a lot of scratched heads and bewilderment. It’s all hype!

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Lesson for Professors (And Brands) on Twitter: Be Personal

No matter how much they feign cool disinterest, a new study shows that students will trust you as a professor more if you tweet about your personal life. What you tweet affects how you’re perceived by those you teach – a lesson which can be extended from the classroom to the world of business.
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Twitter Talks Meeting Mark Zuckerberg, That $500m Buyout And Comments Within Retweets

Yesterday Twitter’s Biz Stone, who has been all over the U.S. the past couple of weeks, was a guest on Howard Stern’s radio show.

Stone was unusually open in his interview with Stern, who kept pushing once he started getting results, and of particular interest was Biz provided greater detail on why he and Evan Williams turned down that $500 million buyout offer from Facebook in 2008, and what it was like to meet – and be proposed to – by ‘ the great Mark Zuckerberg’.

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Twitter Announces Web Intents – Embeddable, Functional Tweets For Bloggers And Websites

Adding tweets to blog posts and websites has always been a little bit of a pain in the derriere. Most of us copy and paste the tweets as images into Photoshop and ‘embed’ them that way, but it’s a bit of a chore. More importantly, any functionality within the tweet is not preserved in the image, which can be confusing for readers, and is far from an optimal way to display this content.

In May last year, Twitter half-announced a feature called Blackbird Pie, which allowed bloggers to embed tweets into their posts. However, it was never meant to be an official product but simply more of an experiment by Twitter media guy Robin Sloan. Good thing too, as it was pretty hideous.

Finally, we get an official product from Twitter’s web development team, and it’s called Web Intents.

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A Single Tweet from Charlie Sheen Prompted Denise Richards to Increase Security

Denise Richards has the dubious honor of being the ex-wife of the man with Adonis DNA, but she’s not too happy about her ex’s reent tirade on Twitter. But really, who can blame her? We’d be scared too if one of Charlie Sheen’s more outrageous tweets were directed at us.
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