Archives: August 2012
The Japanese government is considering taking steps to make Twitter and other social networks an official emergency call system.
Biz Stone, who co-founded Twitter alongside Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, is one of a group of celebrities who are teaming up with multiple Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (Cocoon, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) to make a short film, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Stone, who left Twitter in June of last year, and began his career as a graphic artist, says that he was drawn to the project because it allows him to scratch a longtime “creative itch”.
Cast your mind back, oh, five or ten years, to the days before social media had evolved into the behemoth we know and (mostly) love today.
Back then – in days of yore, as I like to call it – if you wanted online customer support from a brand you had to visit their website, find the contact page and send them an email. Brands that were ahead of their time – and prepared to do the moderation – installed feedback tools and, occasionally, support forums on their sites. Brave as they were, many of these attempts were folly, and plenty of businesses embraced the Get Satisfaction community customer support platform when it launched in 2007.
Fast forward to 2012. Now it’s all social, social, social. Where do most people go online when they’ve got a problem or complaint about a product? To the brand’s Facebook and Twitter pages, right? Wrong. At least according to Get Satisfaction.
Hannah Truelove is said to have been a shy teen. And although external beauty isn’t the measure of a person, friends say her inner beauty was equally striking.
She was found dead this past Friday night, just behind the apartment complex where she lived with her mom. Police suspect social media played a role – and they’re looking at Twitter specifically.
There’s been a lot of buzz – almost a roar, really – about the number of fake followers on Twitter lately. And it all started with this little app: Fakers by Social People, which calculates how many followers of any Twitter account are inactive and how many are downright fake.
And now this simple app has been updated to pinpoint your Twitter fakers even more precisely than before.