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Archives: June 2011

Twitter Now Seeing 200 Million Tweets Per Day [REPORT]

In January 2009, Twitter users were sending two million tweets per day.

A year ago, 65 million. In April of this year, that number was up to 155 million.

Well, put a note in your calendar, because as of June 2011, Twitter is now seeing an incredible 200 million tweets each and every day.

Or, as Twitter puts it, about 8,163 copies of War And Peace.

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Twitter Presents Townhall At The White House – What Will You #AskObama On July 6?

Recently we reported that President Obama has taken to tweeting personally from his Twitter account, signing off on messages he has written personally with his initials.

And on Tuesday we revealed that the President is the most powerful world leader according to social media.

Now, in a special collaboration with Twitter on July 6, 2011, the President will be answering your questions about the economy and jobs live via webcast directly from the White House.

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Android Fans Can Now Check Their Portfolio With StockTwits

Since the site was launched by CEO Howard Lindzon in 2008, StockTwits, the 24/7 financial community where traders and investors share market insight, information, charts and news in real time, has grown to well over 150,000 members, and has developed a like-minded, community spirit based on the generosity of ideas.

The service has always leaned heavily on Twitter (it’s built into TweetDeck), and while the bulk of traffic is web-based, StockTwits has had apps available for iPhone, iPad and Blackberry for some time, for portfolio checking on the go. Now, users of Android-powered smartphones can enjoy the StockTwits experience while they’re on the move, too.

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43.5 Percent Of Twitter Users Will Follow Your Brand If You Offer Special Deals [INFOGRAPHIC]

Surprise, surprise: people are looking for deals online. According to a new infographic, nearly half of Twitter users say their number one reason for following a brand’s account is to find out about deals or special offers.
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Why Is No One Clicking The Links You’re Tweeting?

You’ve penned the most brilliant blog post you’ve ever written, grabbed the title, shortened the link with bit.ly and sent it out into the Twitter-verse. And you wait. And wait. And wait. And almost none of those hundreds or thousands of followers you have bothered to click through to read your words of wisdom.

So what went wrong?
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Possible Prison Sentences For Anyone Campaigning On Twitter In Thailand On Election Day

Any Thai candidate or supporter caught campaigning on Twitter on the evening before the July 3rd election will face up to six months behind bars, according to officials.
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7 Ways To Tell If You’re Being Responsible On Twitter

In many ways, Twitter is a gift.

Managed correctly, Twitter allows anyone – massive brands, start-ups, entrepreneurs, mom-and-pop businesses and pretty much everybody else – to build an engaged and receptive network with whom you can share your story. Everybody has something to say. Twitter allows you to do this, as often as you like, with some satisfaction and often great reward.

And all for free. Your only real investment is time.

That time shouldn’t be wasted, but it also shouldn’t be abused. With Twitter’s great power comes great responsibility.

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The Global Pulse Of Twitter [VIDEO]

In just five years Twitter has become a massively important tool and resource for the way that hundreds of millions of people share news, stories, thoughts and updates with friends, colleagues, family, brands, peers and clients around the world. Thanks to retweets, replies and direct messages, this information spreads at an incredible speed.

Over on the official Twitter blog, there’s a new look at this global pulse, and the way it moves and grows, particularly in light of the role that Twitter plays in coverage of major world events such as the 2010 World Cup, the royal wedding and the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

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Are You Part Of The 43 Percent Of Internet Users Who Tweet While Watching TV?

Do you tweet while you watch TV? If so, you’re part of a small but growing group of internet users. Apparently, 17 percent of adult social media users tweet while they’re watching their evening TV lineup – but 33 percent say they tweet after the show, and 18 percent tweet before.
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First Tweet Sent From White Space

You remember that dizzying “snow” or static that took over your TV whenever your broadcast was interrupted? If you can remember back before the days of digital television, you should be able to picture it. That’s called white space, and it is now being harnessed as a way to send wi-fi signals into rural areas.

Researchers who are exploring the possibility of using white space being used as a rural broadband network did their first trial run of the technology this week. And the first thing they did? Send out a tweet.
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