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Posts Tagged ‘Twitter for emergencies’

Telecure Launches “Pay-With-A-Tweet” Program To Offer Free Urgent Care

Telecure Launches “Pay-With-A-Tweet” Program To Offer Free Urgent Care In Exchange For A Tweet

As evidenced by a wide range of recent natural disasters from Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Haiyan as well as national emergencies like the Boston marathon bombing, Twitter has proven to be a valuable tool for emergency and urgent care workers.

Capitalizing on that usage, San Jose, California-based telemedicine provider company Telecure has launched a “Pay-With-A-Tweet” program to offer free urgent care in exchange for a tweet or Facebook post.

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Researchers Stranded In Antarctica Use Twitter, Vine, YouTube To Update The World

Researchers Stranded In Antarctica Use Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Google+, Skype To Update The World

Social media is truly more than an entertainment channel and time-waster: a team of 74 researchers stranded in Antarctica have been using Twitter, Vine, YouTube, Google+ and Skype to live-broadcast their situation.

The team’s ship is stuck in thick ice impenetrable by a rescue mission from a Chinese icebreaker.

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Twitter Soliciting Donations For Typhoon Haiyan Victims On Behalf Of NetHope

Twitter Soliciting Donations For Typhoon Haiyan Victims On Behalf Of NetHope

If you’ve logged onto Twitter.com recently, you might have noticed a small call-out at the top of your timeline encouraging you to donate to Typhoon Haiyan victims and survivors in the Philippines.

If you’re interested in clicking “Donate now,” here’s where that money goes to, and why Twitter’s involved.

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Ashton Kutcher Doesn’t Like How People Are Using Twitter; No You Shouldn’t Care

Ashton Kutcher does NOT like how Twitter is being used these days. He’s mostly blaming (everyone’s scapegoat) the media, but he’s not pleased with YOU either.

It used to be fun, but now, according to Kutcher “it’s just a bunch of companies and people constantly pitching crap.”

But we smell another reason for this star’s dissatisfaction.

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