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Archives: April 2013

Cool Job Alert: Twitter Marketing Designer

In what’s becoming a recurring feature here, we have another cool job at Twitter to share with you.

Last time, we told you about the Twitter Email Designer position – a great opportunity for someone with the technical skills they were looking for.

But if you’re less of a tech person and more of an artiste, Twitter has another position available that we think you’ll think is the cat’s meow.

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Twitter IPO? Not Any Time Soon, Says Co-founder

There’s been lots of speculation around when (not if, but WHEN) Twitter will go public. But according to one Twitter co-founder, an IPO is not on Twitter executives’ minds. Not at all. Nope.

But is this true – or is Twitter just playing coy with potential investors?

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Vine App Update Allows Front-Facing Videos, To Delight Of Wiseasses Everywhere

Online is playground for wiseasses. Twitter knows this (how could it not?) and now, by extension or osmosis or what have you, so does Vine.

And the six-second video maker just released an update that demonstrates its complete ninja-like mastery of this knowledge. Yep, this feature is going to make you stop and try Vine right this second, if you haven’t already. Even savvy businesses will love this new ability because it just makes too much sense: The ability to shoot front-facing videos.

Can you hear the people practicing in front of their phones right now? Because they are.

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#TornadoWeek Tweets Creating Ruckus At The Weather Channel

Some places are really good at harnessing the power of Twitter – and others are so GREAT at it, it blows you away.

Take the Weather Channel for instance. They’ve decided to actually harness tweets (for reals) by using them to power the wind speed in the office as it blows (with increasing power) on poor interns trying to do their work.

It’s not only a great idea, it’s pretty fun to watch! (There’s also a live feed.)

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Twitter Warns Journalists That News And Media Organizations Are ‘High Value Targets’ For Hackers

Last week the world was rocked by a tweet issued by the official Associated Press (@AP) Twitter profile that reported that President Barack Obama had been injured after two explosions in the White House.

Except (and of course), the news was fake. There were no explosions at the White House, and President Obama had not been injured. The problem? The source, the @AP Twitter account, was real, and had been compromised by hackers, and Twitter has now warned journalists and media companies that they expect these attacks to continue.

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Is “Tweet & Delete” A Viable Twitter Strategy?

During President Obama’s State of the Union address in February, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) was observed by the media sending questionable tweets, then deleting them from his Twitter profile.

PR Daily dove into Cohen’s reasoning behind his tweet and delete “strategy,” if it can be called that.

But the bigger question is whether or not this tweeting and deleting thing is a new, viable way to approach Twitter.

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Forbes Reveals America’s 10 Most Reputable Companies; But How Are They Doing On Twitter?

Reputation Institute, a New York-based global private consulting firm, recently conducted an online study among 4,719 consumers to find America’s most and least reputable companies.

The study measured consumers’ perceptions of companies among the 150 largest in the U.S. that they were “somewhat” or “very” familiar with. Forbes has revealed the corporations with the best reputations, which we’ve included below.

But it’s also worth taking a look at how these corporate stars are performing on Twitter. Does success in consumers’ eyes correlate with success on Twitter?

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Time Spent Using Social Media Declines In The UK (Still 22% Of All Online Activity) [REPORT]

You probably already knew that social networking was popular in the United Kingdom, certainly if you live there, but until now you might not have been aware just how much time is spent using platforms such as Twitter and Facebook in the UK.

A new study from Experian has revealed that 22 percent of all time spent online by adult UK internet users last year involved social media, equating to a heady 13 minutes in a single hour.

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Twitter Unveils A New (And Very Un-Twitter) Design For Its Official Blog

Twitter has rolled out a redesign of its official blog, which is quite a departure from the previous look, with the new design perhaps more befitting of the social micro-blogging network.

Or maybe it looks more like the default writing theme that comes with (or is easily downloadable for) many blogging platforms? You be the judge.

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Twitter Ads App Throws Its Neck On Chopping Block

What would you do if you were a third party developer who was thriving financially while in flagrant violation of Twitter’s API rules?

If you were the founder of Followgen, you’d out yourself and see how it all shook out . . . after making a bundle of dough, of course.

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