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BlackBerry Rolls Back Twitter App Update As Users Report Issues

BlackBerry Rolls Back Twitter App Update As Users Report Issues

If you’ve installed the latest Twitter for Blackberry update in the past few days, you’ll want to read this: BlackBerry has removed the update and is asking all users to revert back to the old version until issues have been resolved.

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How Startups Can Use The Power Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Startups Can Use The Power Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

As the CEO of a new startup, how do you raise awareness of your business?

Social media is a great place to start. With well over one billion users worldwide, platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube are proven marketing tools for brands of all shapes and sizes. Both cost effective and time efficient, these channels can quickly drive word-of-mouth for your new venture and help you position yourself in front of the right eyeballs.

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn: 2013 Social Media Demographics [STUDY]

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn: 2013 Social Media Demographics [STUDY]

18 percent of online adults in the U.S. now use Twitter, reveals new data from Pew Research (which we covered in part yesterday), compared to 71 percent who use Facebook and 17 percent who use Instagram.

But who are these people? Are they male or female? What about race and age? Are they graduates? How much do they earn, and where do they live?

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5 Social Media Makeover Tips For Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Social Media Makeover Tips For Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

The beginning of a new year is the best time to take stock of your current social media strategy and refresh your plans for the months to come to ensure you’re standing out from your competition, engaging with customers and leads as effectively as possible, and optimizing your content for each social channel you’re present on.

This infographic by GroSocial offers 5 great social media makeover tips for businesses.

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Twitter Experiments With Letting Some Users Favorite Not Just Tweets, But Accounts

Twitter Experiments With Letting Some Users Favorite Not Just Tweets, But Accounts

In addition to tweets, Twitter is allowing some users to favorite actual Twitter profiles.

A screengrab shared by Yahoo employee Drew Olanoff shows what the function looks like.

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Twitter Rivals Facebook For Social Sharing In Europe [STUDY]

Twitter Rivals Facebook For Social Sharing In Europe [STUDY]

Earlier this month we looked at data from Gigya that revealed how both Twitter and Pinterest are challenging Facebook for dominance in the social sharing space across the world, with Pinterest notably strong in the retail sector.

Moreover, looking at the data again, it’s clear that Twitter is especially relevant in Europe, where it has an almost equal share with Facebook for social shares, and could surpass it next year.

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How The Fortune 500 Use Twitter To Build Relationships [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How well do the Fortune 500 use Twitter? The folks at Insightpool took an in-depth look at which of the top companies in the world are rocking Twitter, and how their actions can help other businesses make the most of their own Twitter presence.

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73% Of Online Adults Now Use Social Media [STUDY]

73% Of Online Adults Now Use Social Media [STUDY]

Almost three-quarters of online adults now use at least one social network, with Facebook remaining the most popular social platform, although a significant number of users are embracing other channels, reveals a new study.

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Twitter Stock Falls After Christmas ‘Santa Rally’

Twitter Stock Falls After Christmas 'Santa Rally'

After a pre-Christmas rally that saw the market flirt with the $75 share price, Twitter’s stock has fallen fairly sharply today, with shares edging back below the $60 level at one stage before rebounding somewhat in afternoon trade.

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Researchers Stranded In Antarctica Use Twitter, Vine, YouTube To Update The World

Researchers Stranded In Antarctica Use Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Google+, Skype To Update The World

Social media is truly more than an entertainment channel and time-waster: a team of 74 researchers stranded in Antarctica have been using Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Google+ and Skype to live-broadcast their situation.

The team’s ship is stuck in thick ice impenetrable by a rescue mission from a Chinese icebreaker.

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