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.
Archives: May 2011
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.
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.
President Obama has named Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
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.
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.
Twitter is rolling out a new feature that will let you view the tweets from the accounts that another user follows.
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.
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.