AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames SocialTimes LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Posts Tagged ‘Language’

Can This Site Help Battle Homophobia On Twitter?

Twitter is a great place to read up on the latest news, network with like-minded people and follow the topics that are trending in real time. But it can also be a place of hateful speech – sometimes said in ignorance of how hateful it can be.
Read more

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Hurry, this boot camp starts next weekRegister now!

Literary Legend Margaret Atwood Thinks Twitter Boosts Literacy

Writing is writing, even when it’s short, says Canadian literary legend Margaret Atwood.

Speaking downtown Toronto at the nextMEDIA conference on Monday, Atwood proclaimed that we should celebrate Twitter and other internet-based communications as drivers of literacy rather than something to be dismissed.
Read more

Linguistics Professor Finds Average Word Length In A Tweet Is Longer Than In Shakespeare

There has been a lot of discussion both here at AllTwitter and in the Twitter-sphere in general about how Twitter is affecting language.

The latest round of the debate was sparked by some rather incendiary comments made by actor Ralph Fiennes, who claims that Twitter is dumbing down the English language (even though he doesn’t actually have a Twitter account himself to verify this claim).

But those on the other side have a more experienced, if less famous, champion to back their protests up: a linguistic professor has stepped into the fray to pour water on the theory that Twitter is destroying language.
Read more

Is Twitter Dumbing Down English, Like Ralph Fiennes Thinks?

Ralph Fiennes thinks that kids today have difficulty with words over two syllables, and that Twitter is to blame.
Read more

Psychopaths Might Give Themselves Away In Their Tweets

We all have personality quirks that show through in our language. Little “tics” that are unique to only us – sometimes showing in slang, other times filler words or sentence structure. And a group of scientists believe they can use these language quirks to not only identify certain personality traits, but to identify psychopaths in the general tweeting population.
Read more

Twitter Now Available In 5 More Languages

International Twitter users, rejoice: you may now be able to tweet in your native language.

Twitter has just expanded its language offerings to five new dialects, including Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Filipino and Malay.
Read more

Is Twitter En Español More Popular Than Twitter In English?

The majority of Twitter users do not come from North America. Did you know that? According to stats from 2010, The US did account for about 50 percent of active Twitter users, but international Twitter users were quickly gaining, and are sure to have overtaken it as the majority by today.

That would explain the popularity of the official Spanish Twitter account, which has surged past the English language account to become the most followed official Twitter account there is.
Read more

The Number Of Russian-Speaking Twitter Accounts Surpasses 1 Million

According to a new study by Russian firm Yandex, July 2011 saw the number of Russian-speaking Twitter accounts surpass 1 million.
Read more

Twitter for Blackberry Updated; New Features Include Geotagging, Language Support

RIM has just announced Twitter for Blackberry v 1.1. Available in the Blackberry Beta Zone, this new, official Blackberry Twitter app has been upgraded to include geotagging, additional language support, and an updated user interface. A full list of features and press release is available below the jump.
Read more