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Is It Crazy For Parents To Choose A Unique Baby Name Just For The Twitter Handle?

When it comes to Twitter handles, @JohnSmith and @JaneSmith are obviously taken. So if you’re a brand new parent-to-be and you’re stuck with the common surname “Smith”, you’ve got to get pretty creative with your baby’s first name if you want him or her to grow up with a unique social footprint. But is that really something you should be thinking about between Lamaze classes?
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Official Obama Twitter Account Embraces Black Friday, Tweets About Campaign T-Shirts And 10%-Off Coupons

It appears the feverish need to sell, sell, sell on Black Friday has reached even the President of the United States: Barack Obama’s official Twitter account took to hawking official election 2012 wares on the biggest shopping day of the year.
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Hedge Funds Don’t Use Twitter [SURVEY]

It looks like hedge funds aren’t quite as eager as the Kardashians to share their deepest darkest secrets on Twitter.

A new survey of nearly 100 hedge fund managers shows that they aren’t too keen on Twitter, and are even less fond of Facebook. But LinkedIn they like.
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Mention Spam, DM Phishers And Trending Topic Snatchers: The Villains Of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you run into any odd behavior on Twitter lately? New software from Bitdefender, Safego, will root out spammers and scammers who might be targeting your tweets. But until the software is ready to download, here’s an infographic that highlights the worst type of Twitter dangers out there, so you can learn to defend yourself.
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Michelle Obama Sends Her Very First Tweet (But Doesn’t Have An Account Of Her Own Yet)

Joining her husband on Twitter, Michelle Obama has started to tweet this week amid a warm welcome from the White House. However, the First Lady used a proxy account, rather than creating one of her own, to interact with the Twitter-sphere.
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Android Signs Up For Twitter

Android users, your time has come: your favorite smartphone operating system now has a Twitter account.
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Jury Duty Screening Consists Of A Questionnaire – And Now Your Tweets, Too

Jury duty isn’t everyone’s favorite pastime, but unfortunately it’s going to become a lot more complicated. Lawyers are now checking the Twitter, Facebook and other social network accounts of potential jurors, to get a feel for their opinions and any comments they may have made on high-profile cases.
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Salman Rushdie Is Now On Twitter (Tweeting From @SalmanRushdie1)

Here’s a perfect lesson in what can happen if you put social media off for too long: the man who won the Booker Prize for his political novel Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie, has had to settle for a verified account at @SalmanRushdie1.

The dry wit and intellectual heft you’d expect from Rushdie is all there on his sparkling new Twitter account, albeit in much shorter snippets than he, or his fans, are used to.
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Netflix Rebrands, But Its @Qwikster Account Is Owned By A Pot-Smoking Kid

All the news about Netflix yesterday surrounded its decision to split its business in two, and rename its DVD service to “Qwikster”. But that was early in the day. By the afternoon, savvy internet folks had taken to Twitter to see if @Qwikster was ready to start its social media branding efforts… only to find that the @Qwikster account was already in use. By a pot-smoking Elmo.

And so the news changed from Netflix’s business decision to focus instead on a kid who has quickly gone from being “About tired as shyt n i can’t sleep” to potentially getting offers from a mega-corp to buy his now-valuable Twitter username. I bet he’s trippin’.
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Mitt Romney, Scott Brown Aide Creates Fake Tasteless Account Poking Fun At Opponent

An aide to both Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republican senator Scott Brown has admitted to creating the @CrazyKhazei Twitter account parodying Brown’s political opponent, including writing a distasteful tweet making fun of the “It Gets Better” project for gay youth.
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