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Archives: September 2012

This Week On Twitter: The 10 Most Retweeted Tweets, Downloading Tweets And Twitter’s Top Countries

Need a little weekend reading? We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a look at the most retweeted tweets of all time, news from Twitter that you’ll be able to download your tweets by the end of the year, the ten countries with the most active Twitter users, how social media is creating a copy and paste generation and the importance of social media marketing to brands.

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The Necklace That Tweets Made

Don’t you just wish you could wear your tweets? Maybe you could get them printed on a t-shirt or #hashtag your hat! Been there, done that?

How about a “laser-cut, laser-etched acrylic necklace that displays your tweets as a data visualisation”? We bet you don’t have one of those! And now you can have one of your very own – but they’re not cheap.

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Twitter Changes Discover Tab

Twitter underwent a redesign in December of 2011, bringing (among other things), the Discover tab.

And today it updated this tab to bring more real-time results your way.

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California Employers Can’t Ask For Your Twitter Password Now – And They Shouldn’t Have Been Asking Anyway

The good news: Employers can’t ask for your Twitter or Facebook password now!

The bad news: This update only applies to California.

The confusing news: Wait, that wasn’t illegal to begin with?

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TwitrCovers Destroys Your Excuse For Not Having A Twitter Cover Photo

Have you updated your Twitter header image yet? Well, you should – you look silly (we’ve all noticed). And TwitrCovers offers fantastic (and free) photo options pre-sized for your uploading pleasure.

You’ll be amazed by how easy it is.

And even if you already have a cover image, you’ll want to check these out and consider downloading a better one. Trust us, they have an awesome selection.

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Social Media Jobs: Applifier, Games Cafe, Open Source Robotics Foundation

This week, Applifier is hiring a senior director of iOS developer relations, while Games Cafe needs a senior Flash game programmer. Open Source Robotics Foundation is seeking a 3D modeling artist, and Mother Jones is on the hunt for an ad sales rep. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllTwitter pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

The Number One Resource You Need For When Twitter Goes Down

Did you know that Twitter has a resource that lets you know when there’s an interruption in service? Now you don’t have to scramble to Facebook to try to see if anyone there is experiencing the same outage as you are.
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Can This Site Help Battle Homophobia On Twitter?

Twitter is a great place to read up on the latest news, network with like-minded people and follow the topics that are trending in real time. But it can also be a place of hateful speech – sometimes said in ignorance of how hateful it can be.
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Social Media (And Mostly Twitter) Is Our Fastest-Growing Traffic Source, Says FT [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that the Financial Times newspaper has a global social community of 3.9 million people, with the overwhelming majority (2.2 million) to be found on Twitter?

Indeed, 91 percent of FT readers are socially savvy, and 52 percent use Twitter as part of their job. Overall, social media is growing faster than every other traffic source to FT.com, and the volume of visits to FT.com from social media sites is at its highest level ever.

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Justin Bieber Sets New Twitter Retweet Record With RIP Tribute To Avalanna

Yesterday we took a look at the ten most retweeted Twitter tweets of all time in a list that was headed by Canadian pop music megastar Justin Bieber.

Well, his record didn’t last long, as a tweet sent on Wednesday has received over 200,000 retweets – and counting – and is now far and away Twitter’s most retweeted post. It’s also by Justin Bieber. And it will break your heart.

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