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Q&A With NASA Astronaut TJ Creamer, Who Sent The First Tweet From Outer Space

On January 22, 2010, NASA astronaut TJ Creamer made history.

Of the more than 500 astronauts and cosmonauts who have been into outer space, only one was the first to connect to the Internet and tweet from 250 miles above Earth. That’s TJ.

We shared with you yesterday the cool news that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was tweeting live form outer space last week with William Shatner, a.k.a. Captain Kirk. That technology was made possible by TJ’s groundbreaking tweet in 2010.

We had the opportunity to get some intel about the experience from the man himself.

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TV Political Pundit Talks Landing In Twitter Hot Water

Roland Martin is a veteran of political pundit TV. He’s currently an outspoken political commentator on CNN, and works on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Washington Watch on TV One. But despite his mainstream media leanings, he’s also pretty big on Twitter – and he’s realized that 140-characters can pack quite a punch.

Here’s Martin’s thoughts on a recent Twitter controversy between himself and Touré over the NBA playoffs:

“What always cracks me up is when people want to come at you and give you attitude, and, when you return it, they want to get all sensitive about it. It’s sort of like when someone calls you on a radio show and they want to criticize you; then, you hit them back and they get all sensitive. My whole deal is, “Why did you pick up the phone and call?” The way I look at it is some people can’t handle the heat. My deal is stay off Twitter or don’t respond to somebody.”

Martin goes on to explain how it’s still a valuable resource for stories and information, despite the personal conflicts that can arise from using it.

In the full interview with Mediabistro’s Marcus Vanderberg, Martin talks being suspended from CNN over a tweet, sensitivity in the digital world, and minorities in the news.

You can read the interview at Mediabistro.com.

Love Madonna? Ask Her A Question During Her First Ever Twitter Chat Tonight

Madonna is doing a huge social media push for her 12th studio album, MDNA, and as part of this massive social campaign the songstress will be answering questions via Twitter tonight at 10p.m. ET.
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HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes On How The Company Crowdsourced Its Name [VIDEO]

HootSuite is one of the largest social media management platforms out there. With over 2 million users sending tweets, managing lists and participating in hashtag chats every day, it is a Twitter power-user’s dream.

At the Shorty Awards industry awards ceremony on October 6th in NYC, HootSuite’s CEO Ryan Holmes gave some pretty cool insight into how on of the most popular Twitter dashboards came to be. Check it out in this quick video below.
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Doing Twitter Analytics Right: Meet The TwitSprout Team

The TwitSprout team loves what they do. I met them at their office in Waterloo, Ontario, working out of the back of a house owned by another startup co-founder, Michael Litt (@michaelrlitt) of VidYard, where they offered me BBQ veggie burgers and some great insight into where Twitter analytics is headed.

Over grilled-to-perfection burgers, I heard from Dan (@dHolowack), Adrian (@apetresc) and Abhi (@abh1nv) about the new features that current TwitSprout users can expect in the next few months, how competitive the Twitter app developer space is, and just how many long nights and longer days it took them to create and manage one of the smoothest Twitter analytics products on the market.
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Can Long Conversations Get You More Followers Than One-Off Tweets? [VIDEO]

If I’ve learned anything about Twitter in my time writing for AllTwitter, it’s that Twitter can be anything. It can be a source of breaking news, celebrity gossip, weather reports, marketing, and in-depth debate.

But journalists and cultural critic Touré (@Toure) has carved out his own Twitter strategy, focusing on longer conversations, 20 minute back-and-forths about a single topic, rather than writing a fleeting 140-character idea and moving on to the next. And his 36,000 followers can attest to just how successful this strategy is.
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Biz Stone Discusses Twitter’s Rotating CEOs, Open Culture And How To Teach Innovation

The Wall Street Journal scored an interview with Biz Stone today, discussing his new role as an advisor to M.B.A students at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. But, as they often do, this interview with the recently departed Twitter co-founder also included picking Biz’s brains about how he would translate some of the lessons he learned at Twitter to help educate.
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Locomu: The Newest Twitter App Directory in Town [Interview]

Finding the right tools to monitor, update and optimize your Twitter presence isn’t easy. There are thousands of third-party apps that do all sorts of things, from finding the best time for you to tweet to compiling comprehensive statistics about your followers. The folks at InfoShore have created Locomu, a directory of Twitter apps, to make people’s lives easier when looking for the right tool for the job. We had the chance to chat with Ashish Arora Co-Founder Director at InfoShore about why he created Locomu, the newest Twitter app directory in town.
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Hear From bit.ly’s Platform Manager About How Real-Time Data Can Increase Your Bottom Line

URL shorteners are the lifeblood of sharing links on Twitter, and none may be so popular as bit.ly. Mediabistro’s Jeff Rivera got a chance to sit down with Matt LeMay, bit.ly’s Platform Manager, to talk monetization in the world of digital writing and publishing.
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Politicos, Do Your Worst: You Can Interview Speaker Boehner Through Twitter

Like many in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner is embracing Twitter as a way to connect to American citizens. For the next two days, you can submit your questions to Boehner, and the top voted ones will be asked in an interview on YouTube this Tuesday March 3rd.
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