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Archives: July 2011

This Week On Twitter: The Science Of Retweets, Tools For Music Lovers And Twitter Security Tips

Need a little weekend reading? We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a scientific approach to getting more retweets, awesome Twitter tools for musicians and music lovers, five official tips from Twitter for keeping your profile safe, how to track all mentions of any link you share on Twitter and a look at how Twitter and Facebook match up to Google+.

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Social Media Propaganda Posters: Twitter, Facebook And Google+

These brilliant social media propaganda posters from designer Aaron Wood are superbly illustrated and really hit the spot. They’re also a timely reminder that Twitter, Facebook and newcomer Google+, with their combined one billion users, are just a marketing message away from making a lot of people do pretty much whatever they want.

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New Media Index: Tweeted Links Surge on U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal

The News Corp. News of the World phone hacking scandal marked its third consecutive week atop the list of the most tweeted news articles, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index for the week of July 18-22.
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10 Awesome Twitter Tools for Musicians (And Music-Lovers, Too!)

Twitter is a great way to share content, and what better content is there than your favorite band or some tracks you’ve put together yourself? We’ve compiled a list of 10 great Twitter tools for musicians and music-lovers to share what they love with their followers. So crack out those headphones, get your toes ready for tapping, and check out these tools!

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When Photography Meets Twitter, Art Is Born

Marni Shindelman and Nate Larson hope that their photography skills combined with Twitter can show the world a little glimpse into the beauty of the small moments in our lives. They’re traveling across the world, pairing geo-tagged tweets with a photograph of their location for a living art installation and an exploration of how our physical world affects our online personas.
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7 Interesting Things You Can Tweet Beside Links

It’s good Twitter strategy to mix things up, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with anything unique to tweet. So most of us default to sharing links to articles we’ve read, along with the headline, and forget about it.

However, this can quickly lead to a mundane, non-engaging Twitter presence if it’s all you do. To combat link boredom, here are seven interesting things you can tweet to your followers that aren’t links to other people’s content.
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One Minute Of Twitter Silence Today For The Victims Of Norway Attacks

Organizers of a movement to show respect for the victims of the Norway attacks are asking Twitter and Facebook users to observe one minute of silence today at 17:00 GMT / 12:00 ET.
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Coming Soon To Twitter: Self-Censorship And Parental Controls For NSFW Tweets

Twitter might soon start to flag tweets that contain links to material deemed inappropriate or not safe for work.

There’s a new field within Twitter’s API that is titled “possibly_sensitive” that will only surface when any URL contained in a tweet links to content that has been defined as ‘sensitive’.

So here’s the big question: who gets to make that definition?

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Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple: Average Salaries In Silicon Valley [INFOGRAPHIC]

Silicon Valley is going through yet another boom, with the tech job market seeing growth that exceeds even the dot com expansion in the 90s.

At the time of writing there are some 48,000 jobs at internet companies in the Valley. In the past year alone, unemployment has fallen from 11% to 8.5%, and there are no signs that things are slowing down.

This infographic from Q&A and research hub Focus analyses how much you can make if you’re fortunate enough to work in Silicon Valley, and asks: with the area’s incredibly high cost of living, is it actually worth it?

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You’re Giving Away Your Gender With Each Tweet [STUDY]

If you’re trying to hang on to some shred of anonymity on Twitter, you’re going to have a tough time ahead: new research shows that a single tweet can disclose the gender of the tweeter.
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