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Archives: September 2012

Itching To Invest In Twitter? Don’t Hold Your Breath! [VIDEO]

You really, really love Twitter and know it would perform WAY better long-term than Facebook if it ever went public (that’s an easy prediction to make). And you’ve been watching and waiting ever so patiently for Twitter IPO news.

Well, Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo has an update: Twitter is not for sale. Ever.

So, no Twitter for you . . . but maybe for Google?

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The Complete List Of Twitter Certified Products

Twitter has recently created a Certified Products Program, where it highlights those third-party apps and software that extend the Twitter experience and get the company’s wholehearted thumbs up. Want to know which apps made the cut? We’ve got the full list here.
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Live Twitter Feed Insert to Be Included in Print Edition of Entertainment Weekly

Score one for the creatives over at Entertainment Weekly. The October 5th edition of the magazine will feature an LCD insert that displays live tweets, updated in real time.
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New From Twitter: People You May Know

Are you a fan of the Find Friends feature on Twitter.com?

Personally, and much like many of Twitter’s recommendations, I’ve always found this service a little inconsistent. But Twitter knows that for their platform to grow users need to be able to easily find friends, family members and colleagues on the network, and to assist in this they’ve launched a new email service: People You May Know.

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REVEALED: The Biggest Blunders In The History Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

What links Ashton Kutcher, Anthony Weiner and Woody Harrelson with Kenneth Cole and Nestle?

Collectively, they’ve made some of the biggest blunders in the history of social media. And they’re not alone – it seems like every month a new brand or celebrity will firmly place their social foot in their (rapidly-widening) mouth after doing something so stupid, and so wide-of-the-mark, that all we can say is… what in blue blazes were you thinking?

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Twitter Troll Being Compelled To Reveal Identity

We told you before about the anonymous Twitter troll made public by the person he was harassing, and you’ve undoubtedly heard about Twitter recently turning over a protestor’s  tweets to New York Supreme Court.

Well, now we have something a teeny bit different, but headed in a way that would likely please the folks who seek to end Twitter troll anonymity: compelling a troll to reveal his/her own identity or face sanctions.

It’s the kind of one-two punch that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Read more

Want To Work For Twitter Co-Founder, Jack Dorsey? If You Attend MIT, You’re In Luck!

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, was in Boston this week recruiting MIT students to join him and his team at Square.

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Get Ready To Visit Twitter Next Month!

Have you been wanting to visit Twitter’s new headquarters but unable to do so for whatever reason? Well, if you’re in the San Francisco area, you won’t want to miss out on the open house event they’re participating in next month.

Even better? You’ll not only get to visit Twitter’s HQ, but you’ll also get a peek at other tech startups’ digs as well.

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Unicef Tops The 2012 Social Charity Index [STUDY]

Charity has found a natural home on social media – we’ve previously looked at the success of U.S. nonprofits here and here – with users across platforms such as Twitter and Facebook more than happy to raise awareness of major issues and to share updates about causes and events.

Visceral Business have unveiled their Charity Social Index 2012, which is the result of two months collaboration with UK charities. Visceral analyzed how the major nonprofits were using social media, ranking them using key metrics to produce an overall score.

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This Shop Is Giving Away Free Snacks If You Tweet

Central Londoners, get your smartphones out and your tweeting thumbs ready: with no more than 140-characters you could get yourself a free snack! OK, it’s not a six course meal or anything, but still, it’s free. What more could you ask for?
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