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Archives: April 2011

Follow Jesus on Twitter and Watch the Easter Story Unfold, 140 Characters at a Time [Video]

This past Easter weekend, those who celebrated got a little digital treat – a five minute video depicting the story of Easter as if it all happened on Twitter.
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Paper.li Creates First Branded Twitter Newspaper for HBO’s Game of Thrones

It looks like Paper.li, the popular Twitter newspaper curation service, is setting itself up to become the “Facebook Page” for Twitter. It has just announced a partnership with HBO’s new series Game of Thrones, providing a daily curated newspaper composed of multimedia pulled from tweets about the show.
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Are You Extending Your Tweets? Then You’re Missing the Point

It can be extremely difficult to try and fit your thoughts into only 140 characters.

It’s even harder to try and be funny in that limited space.

But see, that’s the whole point.

According to @Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, “The name Twitter came from @Noah Glass & the Oxford English: “a short inconsequential burst of information, chirps from birds.” #twttr”
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Twitter to Refocus on Mobile in Coming Months

At the VentureBeat Mobile Summit this week, Twitter’s vice president of engineering, Michael Abbott, had a lot to say about the company’s increasing focus on mobile.
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Featured-Packed, TweetDeck v2.0 For iPhone “Re-Imagining” Available Now

TweetDeck, the popular social media desktop client, have announced the release of what they are calling a “re-imagining” of their iPhone app, making the development analogy from the campness of Batman And Robin to the “cool car and new suit” of Batman Begins.

The software has been re-built from the ground up to take advantage of the new features offered by Apple’s iOS4.

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Missing Replies On Twitter? Can’t See Retweets And Shares? Use Twitter Search To Find Them All

Here’s something you may have suspected but didn’t know for sure: Twitter’s mentions folder is unreliable.

It misses replies. Loses them. Mentions disappear into the ether.

I know this because when I look for replies and mentions of my username using Twitter’s powerful search functionality it finds a lot, lot more, including retweets (organic and internal), something which the mentions folder misses all the time. Also, if you use Twitter to share content from your website or blog your mentions folder won’t pick that up at all – even if your domain is the same as your username.

For established and active users (especially brands) this can be really frustrating, and can make it difficult to gauge your impact on your network.

The good news? There’s an easy solution. And once again, Twitter search comes to the rescue.

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Seesmic Now Offers Lead Generation Plugin

Marketers and business people, this one’s for you: Seesmic, a popular Twitter dashboard, now offers lead generation capabilities through a recent partnership with InboxQ.
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Take a Seat, and Watch it Tweet

How would you feel if inanimate objects had their own Twitter accounts? What if they tweeted about you whenever you were nearby? If this sounds a little too sci-fi for you, you’ll want to stop reading now: a designer has created a TweetingSeat that tweets a picture of you whenever you sit on it.
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Would You Buy Lipstick Based on a Twitter Recommendation? The Beauty Industry Hopes So

Beauty companies have long known how to promote themselves and create a quick demand for one of their products. So it should be no surprise that they are one of the biggest markets to embrace Twitter.

Social media is the perfect venue for them, if you think about it – they can do free market research on what people are using, how they’re being used and what people want more/less of. Then there’s the offers and specials that they can let people know about immediately, creating a feeling of urgency for the consumer.
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41% of Canadian Politician’s Loyal Followers may Actually be Bots

With the Canadian election in full swing, we’re seeing more and more political analysis of Twitter in the great white north. And while some (mainly the leaders themselves, as they go full throttle into campaign mode) claim that large Twitter followings mean more support for a party or leader, new research from Dalhousie University says this isn’t necessarily so.
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