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Updates To TweetDeck Get Rid Of Adobe Air For HTML5, Ditch All Networks Other Than Twitter And Facebook

Amid the flurry of updates coming from Twitter yesterday – including a complete redesign of its website and apps and brand pages for businesses – one piece of news got lost in the shuffle: the massive changes Twitter made to its dashboard, TweetDeck.
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Only 2% Of Ad Agencies And PR Firms Use Twitter For Their Own Lead Generation

When a client speaks with an ad agency about setting up a campaign, they naturally expect that agency to know their way around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media. And while the agency might have this know-how, new stats show that they didn’t glean it from practicing on their own brand: a paltry few agencies actually use Twitter or Facebook to advertise their own company.
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Twitter Mobile Usage In Europe More Than Doubles Over Past Year

Twitter is growing in popularity with Europeans on the go. According to new figures from ComScore, Twitter.com and its official apps saw 115 percent growth year-over-year in September 2011.
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Nine Out Of Ten Teens Have Witnessed Mean Or Cruel Behavior On Twitter And Facebook [STUDY]

Bullying in schools has been a problem for years, and now it’s seeping onto students’ social networks.

A new survey from Pew suggests that 88 percent of teens have witnessed mean or cruel behavior on Twitter and Facebook.
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“No Tweeting!” How Restricting Social Media At Work Affects Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does your workplace allow tweeting? Or has your boss blocked access to Twitter, Facebook, and the other social networks thought to utterly decimate worker productivity?

This infographic from Socialcast takes a look at the state of social media access policies at various workplaces, and how that impacts employee productivity.
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Twitter Is Below Average When It Comes To Web Performance

Twitter ranks well below most other social networks in terms of web performance, according to new numbers from SmartBear’s AlertSite.

However, given the massive amount of traffic that Twitter has seen in recent months compared to a few years ago, the site does manage to come close to industry standards – and the fail whale is just a thing of the past.
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Trends In Spam And Scams On Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Spam has been a problem on Twitter since day one, with fake accounts being set up to get you to click on malicious links. Impermium, a social spam fighting company, took a look at the Summer 2011 trends in spam and scams on various social networks, and found that fraudsters are finding increasingly more sophisticated methods of fooling the average social networker.
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UK Government Will Not Ban Twitter During Future Riots

During talks with Twitter, Facebook and RIM today in response to the riots earlier this month, the UK government backed down on plans to block social networks should another riot occur.
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There Is A Biological Limit To How Many Friends You Can Have On Twitter [Study]

Think the more followers you accumulate, the more people you’re engaging with on Twitter? Think again. A new study has been released that suggests that there is a biological limit to how many friends you can have on social networks, and it’s probably not as high as you think.
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