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If These Walls Could Tweet: Tom Coates Builds Twitter Feed For His San Francisco Home

Having a dynamic relationship with your home has become a realistic possibility, thanks to products like Nest, an intelligent thermostat that automatically adjusts the temperature in your house, and Twine, which adds Internet connectivity to devices.

San Franciscan Tom Coates has taken this Internet of Things interest one step further, with the Twitterization of his home.

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Local Charities Should Reach Out To Twitter For Promoted Tweets

Twitter may get tax breaks from the city of San Francisco for giving charitable contributions to local organizations – and one form those contributions can take is promoted tweets.

Twitter can also volunteer (among other things), but we think local charities will be interested hearing about how they can get the most bang for Twitter’s buck.

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Katie Couric Gives Us A Glimpse Inside Twitter’s New San Francisco Nest

Twitter moved into its new headquarters in San Francisco this June – and we’ve been wondering what they would do with the fantastically large space ever since.

Thanks to Katie Couric, we now get a glimpse inside (and a few snippets from her about using Twitter as well).
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Twitter Co-founder’s Plans To Rebuild Home Ticks Off Neighbors

Twitter co-founder, Evan Williams, is not making a lot of friends in his neighborhood lately. With plans to tear down and rebuild his $3 million dollar home, he seems to making quite a few enemies – 240 of them and counting.
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Twitter’s Early Growth Was Fueled By Traditional Offline Networking [STUDY]


Twitter might seen as a “global connector” now – a borderless, international meeting place – but it wasn’t always so.

New research from MIT suggests that Twitter’s early growth was a result not of the global nature of the internet, but an offline group of people in the US, connected by geography and socioeconomics.
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Which City Has The Most Twitter Users?

One might guess that San Francisco is home to the most Twitter users, being the birthplace of the company. Or maybe Tokyo, Japan, a hugely populated city where Twitter is perhaps the second-most-recognized brand.

But no, neither of these cities are the mother hive of Twitter users. Care to take a guess as to which one is?
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Twitter Hasn’t Completely Forgotten About its Devs, Will Host #devnestSF in May

There was a lot of huff as the one-year anniversary of Twitter’s inaugural Chirp Developer Conference came and went without a word from the company as to when (or if) there would be another one. And while it looks like they won’t be doing something quite that big this year, they are sending a message to their developers that they still care: they’re hosting a small #devnestSF tweetup at their offices in San Francisco in May, and will be setting up more of these around the US and the world in the near future.
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Twitter Joins San Francisco’s Tech Tax Advisory Council

San Francisco is doing everything it can to retain its status as the place to be in tech. The city has set up an ad hoc advisory council, which includes Twitter representatives, in order to evaluate how the city’s tax structure impacts big tech companies.
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Surprise, Surprise: The San Francisco Elites Who Tweet Most Voted for Twitter’s Tax Break

This might not be groundbreaking, but it sure is interesting: those on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors who approved the tax break to keep Twitter in the city were those who tweeted most.
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Watch a Cartoon Reenactment of the Tale of the Twitter Tax Break [Video]

Here’s something to brighten your Monday morning: a short but hilarious video explaining just how Twitter got its tax break from San Francisco, enacted by an animated Biz Stone, SF mayor Edwin Lee and other key players.
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