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Archives: December 2011

Twitter Is Under The Gun To Ban Terrorist Accounts

Twitter has received another request from an organization to ban an account it deems to be “terrorist”.
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Facebook Beats Twitter In Video Sharing By A Landslide [Infographic]

null How do you engage with online video? Do you watch more online video on your computer, tablet or mobile device? How and where do you share online video content? A new infographic from Wistia, with data from a quarterly Ooyala report that analyzed the viewing behavior of over 100 million users, explores these questions and more.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: JCK Magazine, In the Empire, 1105 Media

This week, JCK magazine is seeking a business reporter, while In the Empire is looking for a new community manager. 1105 Media is hiring a web producer, and Umami Co. is in need of a social media manager. Get all the details on these gigs and more below, and find additional just-posted openings on mediabistro.com.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

The Complete List Of Verified Twitter Accounts

Verified Accounts are supposed to let you know what Twitter accounts are authentic and which ones are fake. You’ve no doubt seen them scattered around the Twitter-verse: Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and Gary Vaynerchuk are all Verified members. Want to see the list of all the accounts that have been Verified by Twitter? We’ve got it right here.
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If Twitter, Facebook And Google Were The News, What Stuff REALLY Mattered In 2011? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the past couple of days, and leading up until the end of the year, we’ve looked at a couple of different infographics that have taken a look at how Twitter and social media have reshaped the way we receive and share news.

However, while Twitter in particular has become a key part of the information curve, that doesn’t mean that every bit of news that trends on the network is of the highest possible value. We might like to think that the biggest events of the year, such as the raid on Osama Bin Laden, the Japanese earthquake/tsunami and the US debt crisis, would have a standing on Twitter that ranked them ahead of triviality and pop culture.

Yeah, we might like to think that. But if the things that trended highest on Twitter, received the most Likes on Facebook and triggered the largest volume searches on Google were the news, the world might look a little different.

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Kanye’s Tweets – Reenacted By Kids! [VIDEO]

Kanye West is well-known for his Twitter insights, offering little slivers of Kanye wisdom in each 140-characters. Tweets like “I’ve finally realized as long as you use profanity when you talk about art and fashion it’s better accepted!!!” abound on his Twitter feed, with many in the Twitter-verse listening in, if only for the humor-value.

So when we found out that the folks at BabelGum Comedy put together eight clips of Kids Reenact Kanye’s Tweets, we just had to watch. And we think you should too, for a bit of a laugh to get you through the day.
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Twitter’s Tweets-Per-Second Record Breakers Of 2011 [INFOCHART]

There were dozens of major events that sent Twitter into a frenzy this year, from baby announcements to natural disasters. And many of these events set their own tweets-per-second records: thousands of tweets sent by thousands of Twitter users at one time.
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South Korea Twitter Ban During Elections Overturned

South Korean lawmakers have overturned a ban on Twitter during elections, opening up the network to politicians who want to get their campaign messages out to tweeting citizens.
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Warning: Tweeting These Words Might Land You In Trouble With The Government

This one will have the conspiracy fiends saying “I told you so”: new reports have come out that point to the US government, and the Department of Homeland Security more specifically, spying on Twitter users who use “sensitive” words.
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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – The Social Media Statistics Of Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Was 2011 the year of social media?

Facebook now commands more than 800 million active users, adding more than 200 million of those in the last year alone. Twitter now boasts 100 million active users, about a fifth of whom are in the USA. LinkedIn has 64 million users in North America alone, and used this tally to launch a successful IPO back in May.

Moreover, these social platforms also now play a major role in the way that we receive and share news, as well as becoming an important, on-the-spot source of news themselves.

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