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Archives: July 2011

White House To Hold Regular Twitter “Office Hours” With Senior Staff

The White House has begun holding “Office Hours” with its senior staff on Twitter, answering the public’s questions daily in 140 characters or less.
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Social Media Showdown: Twitter vs Facebook vs Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]

Earlier this week we looked at the ways in which Twitter and Facebook, and new kid on the block Google+, are different. And the same.

This infographic from Stefano Epifani takes a slightly more visual look at this matchup, helping you decide which of these social networks is right for you.

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Twitter Mobile Data Usage Grew By 300% In The First Half Of 2011

Mobile data use has been booming lately, according to a new report from Allot Communications. The first half of 2011 saw a 77 percent increase in mobile data usage across the board, with Twitter leading the pack in terms of mobile uptake – at a whopping 300 percent increase over the first half of the year.
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Tweets To Be Used As Evidence In Trial Against Former Ukrainian Prime Minister

The former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has fully embraced the power of Twitter in politics – much to the chagrin the judge who is presiding over her trial for abuses of power and corruption.
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Jeff Jarvis’s Political Frustration Becomes Viral Twitter Meme

Jeff Jarvis was mad this weekend. Really mad. And like a lot of angry people, he took to Twitter to vent his frustration.

But unlike a lot of angry people, Jeff Jarvis’s frustration struck a chord with Twitter, and his expletive-ridden catchphrase took off like wildfire to quickly become a viral Twitter phenomenon.
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Social Recruiting In 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social recruiting – using social media to find potential employees – is more popular today than ever before.

According to a new infographic from Jobvite, a company which offers social recruitment software, 89 percent of US companies use social media in some way during their recruitment process. How does Twitter fit into the bigger social media picture? Check out the infographic below to find out.
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The Twitter Rant That Cost Footballer Jose Enrique £100,000

I’m not sure exactly why sports figures have such a hard time using Twitter, but today marks another massive fine for a sports figure who went off the deep end on Twitter.

Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique has been fined £100,000 for taking to Twitter to blast the football club’s transfer policy.
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Check Out The All-New Twitter Search

In the past I’ve written many articles about the sheer magnificence that is Twitter’s search functionality, which easily allows you to:

Plus a bazillion other things. Despite this, search.twitter.com, the ‘other’ official Twitter web presence, has been all but ignored by users (except when it becomes a problem). Mostly because Twitter ignores it. And when people do use it, it’s typically via the search bar at the top of the screen on Twitter.com.

That’s fine – it’s convenient, and far more likely to be seen by users. I have long speculated if Twitter was going to phase out search.twitter.com, and now it seems that they have. Because now when you load up that URL you’ll re-routed to http://twitter.com/#!/search-home, which is the new-look Twitter search.

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How Twitter As Earned Media Affects Paid Media

This is a guest post from Brian Honigman. Brian is a Social Media Account Manager at LunaMetrics.

Twitter has grown dramatically over the last couple of years and the complete impact of this social network has still yet to be seen. Like Facebook and other social media platforms, Twitter as earned media has affected other forms of paid media. TV, billboard and packaging advertising have been some of the most affected forms of paid media by the 140 character mico-blogging giant.

Paid Media vs. Earned Media

A quick overview of what defines the terms paid media and earned media is necessary to grasp the true affect Twitter has had.

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Twitter Is Resetting Passwords For Hijacked Accounts

Now is as good a time as any to double check your Twitter security. The Twitter safety team is going around resetting the passwords of any account that has been affected by a phishing scam.
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