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Archives: May 2011

Meet Twitter’s Newest 14 Employees, All Formerly Of TweetDeck

They have between 174 and 9986 followers, they’ve been developing for Twitter’s API for years, and they’re Twitter’s 14 newest employees. Meet the new faces of Twitter, Inc., all formerly of TweetDeck.

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Promoted Tweets: Do You Read Them? Do You Care?

Well, you knew it was going to happen eventually. Twitter has gone and created Promoted Tweets – you pay them and then your message gets sent out en mass.

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Courtney Love Sued Again Over Her Unrestrained Tweets

It’s been just under three months since Courtney Love settled a lawsuit for $430,000 after being sued for defamation on Twitter. And now the erstwhile celebrity is back in the headlines, being sued by her former law firm for statements she tweeted, yet again.
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Why Twitter Should Create New Ads Just For TweetDeck

Since the announcement Wednesday that Twitter had purchased TweetDeck, the official word from both companies has been that they will “continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love.” However, the subtext has been that they will target TweetDeck at the “power” Twitter users, those who need advanced features. And herein exists the possibility that Twitter will transform the now-free TweetDeck into a money-making utility, with new ad products designed just for the platform.
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Dick Costolo Named To President’s Telecommunications Advisory Committee

President Obama has named Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

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The History Of Advertising On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter’s advertising platform has been a controversial (and heavily scrutinized) source of revenue for the company, and it’s one that hasn’t yet delivered on the innovation we were promised by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo way back in 2009, leading to much egg on face.

Still, it’s a key part of the platform’s move towards profitability, and this nicely designed infographic from Mashable takes a look back at the history of advertising on Twitter, which begins with the very first tweet from founder Jack Dorsey.

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No Time To Tweet? 3 Twitter Hacks And Shortcuts That Really Speed Things Up

Twitter is all about the real-time and now – it’s go, go, go – but sometimes it seems to take an awful lot of effort to do what should really be a very simple task.

It certainly doesn’t have to be that way – here are 3 quick and painless Twitter hacks to help you speed through your day.

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View Other People’s Twitter Timelines With Updated “Following” Page

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that will let you view the tweets from the accounts that another user follows.
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Want To Tweet From Within Your Email? Yahoo! Hopes You Do.

Yahoo! hopes you’ll migrate your tweeting over to their email, with the announcement that the new Yahoo! email will include Twitter, Facebook and other social media integration.

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When Twitter Trends Go Bad: Dead Babies, Pornography & Nudity Galore

This is a guest post by Megan O’Neil, resident web video expert and predictor of all things viral at our sister site SocialTimes.com.

Over the past week or so I’ve seen a picture of a dead baby, witnessed some full frontal nudity, and seen a snapshot of a mom feeding her baby while (**clears throat awkwardly**) giving her man “oral pleasure”. But the biggest surprise of all is that I didn’t find these pictures on some snuff or pornography site. I stumbled across them inadvertently while checking out the Trending Topics on Twitter.

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