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Twitter ‘Happy’ for Users Not to Tweet

Twitter 'Happy' for Users Not to Tweet

Around 40 percent of all registered Twitter users do not tweet, and approximately 2-3 times its 271 million active users – somewhere between 540 to 710 million people – view Twitter content across the web but do not login.

That might be a problem for some companies. But Adam Bain, president of global revenue and partnerships at Twitter and considered by many as CEO Dick Costolo’s second in command, is fine with that.

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This Week on #Twitter: 99% of Social Posts = no Engagement, Top 25 Mobile Apps, Twitter Best Practices

This Week on #Twitter: 99% of Social Posts = no Engagement, Top 25 Mobile Apps, Twitter Best Practices

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We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a study that reveals that 99 percent of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ posts generate almost no engagement, a look at the top 25 mobile apps, how a Twitter Bot is helping shut down dirty restaurants in Chicago, 23 rather marvellous Twitter best practices and how Twitter’s controversial new feature is upsetting many users.

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BotMaker is Twitter’s New Weapon Against Spam

BotMaker is Twitter's New Weapon Against Spam

Ever since Twitter first opened its doors spam has been a problem on the network, and while their team has worked hard to battle this issue Twitter’s uniqueness as a system, plus its open API, has made this a particularly difficult problem to solve.

Enter BotMaker, a new system designed by Twitter that they say forms a solid foundation for defense against unsolicited content.

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Twitter Banning Users That Post Images of Journalist’s Beheading

Twitter Banning Users That Post Images of Journalist's Beheading

On Tuesday the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posted a video which they said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria almost two years ago.

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Twitter Will Remove Photos of Deceased Individuals on Request From Loved Ones

Twitter Will Remove Photos of Deceased Individuals on Request From Loved Ones

In an update to their official policy, Twitter has said that it will remove photos and videos of deceased individuals if a request is made from an immediate family member.

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Hip Hop Poet Delivers on Promise, Offers 100,000 Twitter Followers a Drink

Hip Hop Poet Delivers on Promise, Offers 100,000 Twitter Followers a Drink

Way, way back in the heady days of April, 2013, spoken word poet and hip hop artist Scroobius Pip made a very bold promise on Twitter.

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This Week on #Twitter: Snapchat > Twitter, Translate Tweets Removed, Social Media Decision Tree

This Week on #Twitter: Snapchat > Twitter, Translate Tweets Removed, Social Media Decision Tree

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a study that shows that Snapchat is now more popular than Twitter amongst the key 18-34 demographic, news that Twitter has removed the ability to translate tweets, a decision tree that will help you find out if your business is ready for social media, data that shows just how poorly women are represented in Silicon Valley tech jobs and why you should shut down your Twitter account if you’re not tweeting.

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This Week on #Twitter: 40 Million Never See Twitter Ads, Social Media Multitasking, Twitter Shopping

This Week on #Twitter: 40 Million Never See Twitter Ads, Social Media Multitasking, Twitter Shopping

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes news that 14 percent use third party apps for Twitter (which means 40 million never see ads), a study that reveals that 52 percent of social networkers use two or more platforms, another clue that Twitter shopping could be coming soon, Puma’s “flock to unlock” program and Twitter’s latest experiment: showing you tweets from accounts your friends follow.

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This Week on #Twitter: Embed Tweets in Tweets, Twitter = Good News, How to Build Awareness

This Week on #Twitter: Embed Tweets in Tweets, Twitter = Good News, How to Build Awareness

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes an update from Twitter that lets you embed tweets within tweets, a study that reveals that Twitter is used to share good news (while phones are used to share bad), how to build awareness on the top social media platforms, data that shows that email still outperforms social media, SEO and content marketing and a brief history of Twitter, 2006-2014.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Self-Explaining Hashtags

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Self-Explaining Hashtags

Twitter brought hashtags to the attention of the cultural masses, and it feels like hardly an hour passes now without seeing a hashtag plastered across a billboard, movie trailer or TV commercial.

However, on Twitter itself, one of the biggest problems with any single hashtag can be figuring out what it actually means. Something like #happy is pretty clear, but what does #rt usually stand for – retweet?

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