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Archives: January 2013

How Do Engineers Use Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that a recent study revealed that 61 percent of engineers use social media for work-related activities?

Facebook is, as usual, the platform of choice, with more than two-thirds (67 percent) of engineers favouring that channel, ahead of LinkedIn (43 percent), Google+ (33 percent) and Twitter (22 percent).

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7 Twitter Tips For Photographers

Twitter is one of the best technology tools for modern photographers to up their game, build a community and generally be more awesome.

But where to start?

Below, we’ve compiled 7 handy Twitter tips for photographers.

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Remember Twitter Rival Plurk? It Just Locked Down A Million-Dollar Investment

One-time Twitter rival Plurk is back in the headlines this week, thanks to a million-dollar investment from WI Harper Group.

The Canadian startup, seeing the majority of its traffic from Asia and deciding to cede North America to Twitter for the time being, has been restructured and re-headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Twitter Acquires Mobile App Crash Reporter Crashlytics

In what could be the clearest indication yet of their growing interest in mobile, Twitter has acquired Crashlytics, the “powerful, yet lightest weight crash reporting solution”, for an undisclosed sum.

This follows the announcement of video-sharing app Vine last week, which launched to some fanfare.

The good news for existing fans of Crashlytics? It looks like Twitter has promised to leave them alone, with the Crashlytics’ blog reporting that development will continue “unabated”.

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2013 Community Manager Report: Gender, Income, Age, Social Media Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 64 percent of community managers work more than 40 hours each week, earning an average salary of $57,732.77?

The role of the community manager as it’s defined today is reactively new, but the history of the position can be traced back to the early days of the internet, when system operators, or “sysops”, developed, grew and managed communities online. Today, this role is often the responsibility of the social media manager, or their team, but it’s very much par for the course for Fortune 500 and other larger companies to hire one or more individuals to focus exclusively on this increasingly-important work.

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Local Charities Should Reach Out To Twitter For Promoted Tweets

Twitter may get tax breaks from the city of San Francisco for giving charitable contributions to local organizations – and one form those contributions can take is promoted tweets.

Twitter can also volunteer (among other things), but we think local charities will be interested hearing about how they can get the most bang for Twitter’s buck.

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Clinton Hosting Global Town Hall On Twitter

In what is being called a “Global Townterview,” Hillary Rodham Clinton will be taking questions on Twitter from the Newseum in Washington, DC.

And it happens tomorrow.

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Twitter Celebrates #DataPrivacyDay By Releasing Another Transparency Report

Did you know that today is #DataPrivacyDay? Well, it is. And to celebrate, Twitter is scaring the pants off of misguided kiddies and other online miscreants by releasing its second transparency report.

The good news? Twitter has complied with fewer requests overall.

But the bad news is that there are more requests – so more government entities are aware that this option exists, they’re just not doing it right. Yet.

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56% Of B2B Marketers Will Increase Social Media Spend In 2013 [STUDY]

More than half of U.S. business to business (B2B) marketers plan to increase spending on their social media budget in 2013, reveals a new study.

56 percent of respondents to BtoB Magazine‘s 2013 Outlook: Marketing Priorities And Plans survey said that their marketing spend on channels such as Twitter and Facebook will rise this year, with social media being favoured above both search (52.5 percent) and mobile (a surprisingly low 35.5 percent).

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The Definition Of Twitter, In Tweet Form

Looking at some of David Foster Wallace’s notebooks from the archives at the Ransom Center in Texas, dating from around 1999, the New Yorker found that the beloved modern writer once said that the Internet was “the bathroom wall of the American psyche.”

That kernel of wisdom led the New Yorker to ask its readers to define Twitter in one tweet.

They got some very interesting responses.

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