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Posts Tagged ‘Trends’

12% Of Twitter’s Q1 Ad Revenue Came From Auto Industry

New insight into Twitter’s ad program, officially dubbed Promoted Products, shows that the auto industry is one of the largest single industries gobbling up Promoted Tweets, Trends and Accounts: it alone accounted for 12% of Twitter’s revenue in Q1 of this year.
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Promoted Tweets Went From 6 To Over 600 Advertisers In One Year

Twitter’s president of global revenue, Adam Bain, took to the stage at the Federated Media Summit in NYC on Wednesday to talk about the current state of the company’s advertising offerings – and he’s apparently feeling pretty good about where its headed.
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When Twitter Trends Go Bad: Dead Babies, Pornography & Nudity Galore

This is a guest post by Megan O’Neil, resident web video expert and predictor of all things viral at our sister site SocialTimes.com.

Over the past week or so I’ve seen a picture of a dead baby, witnessed some full frontal nudity, and seen a snapshot of a mom feeding her baby while (**clears throat awkwardly**) giving her man “oral pleasure”. But the biggest surprise of all is that I didn’t find these pictures on some snuff or pornography site. I stumbled across them inadvertently while checking out the Trending Topics on Twitter.

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Twitter’s Server Problems Force it to Remove #NewTwitter, Trends

If you signed on to Twitter this morning and noticed that “Trends” was empty, don’t panic: it’s all part of the plan. Well, it doesn’t appear so much a “plan” as a frantic reaction to server problems that have caused multiple issues for nearly all Twitter users.
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Unfollow Day #Fail: More People Following Charlie Sheen Than Ever

Try as they might to better mankind (or at least the Twittersphere), the well-meaning souls behind “Unfollow Charlie Sheen Day” have failed miserably. In fact, the Tiger Blood is coursing more strongly than ever with followers for @charliesheen still rising steadily. Love him or hate him, charts don’t lie.
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Trending Topics Come from Mainstream Media, not Influencers

Influencers, beware: your mystical Twitter powers might be little more than smoke and mirrors. You’d like to think that you have something to do with those trending topics you see on the right-hand panel of Twitter.com, but a new study from HP suggests that you’re little more than an amplifier for the mainstream media.
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Why Some Hashtags Take Off and Others Fail

You know those often-frivolous hashtags you see trending on Twitter at almost any given time of day? The ones like “#Idontunderstandwhy” and “#questionsidontlike”? Well, it turns out there is a scientific explanation as to why some of them rocket up to a trending topic and others fall dead in the water.

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5 Twitter Trends to Look For in 2011

2010 saw massive growth for Twitter, as well as the introduction of an advertising platform and more mainstream attention. While these and other changes over the past year were big news for Twitter, we think 2011 will bring even more change to the microblogging service.

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Wikileaks Isn’t A Trending Topic on Twitter: Censorship, Miscalculation, or Just Not Worthy?

Last night, questions erupted in the blogosphere about why #Wikileaks hasn’t yet made it to Twitter’s Worldwide Trends. Some speculated censorship on Twitter’s part, citing similar government intervention as is suspected for Amazon and PayPal’s distancing from Wikileaks. An employee came on record as saying that it was just a result of the algorithm doing its work, and that #Wikileaks wasn’t as popular on Twitter as you’d think. We’ve got the story so far, and we’ll keep you updated as it develops.
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