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UK’s Fastest-Growing Tech Companies Are Cutting Back On Twitter, Says Report [STUDY]

Less than one-quarter (24 percent) of the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing technology companies actively used Twitter to engage customers in 2012, reveals a new study.

This number represents a huge decline from the previous year, when more than two-thirds (68 percent) of these firms used Twitter as a social engagement tool.

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Twitter Algorithm Predicts When You’ll Get Sick (8 Days In Advance, With 90% Accuracy) [STUDY]

If you hang around or come into contact with a lot of sick people, you’re very likely to fall ill yourself. Common sense, perhaps, but what if we could use social media to predict the likelihood of that happening in advance?

Researchers at the University Of Rochester in New York have used Twitter to track the outbreak of flu through New York, and, using learning model, have been able to determine when healthy people are about to fall ill with an accuracy level of some 90 percent.

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Twitter Eyes $1 Billion In Ad Revenue By 2014 [REPORT]

Twitter is expected to report at least $1 billion in advertising sales in 2014, reports Bloomberg, citing “two people with knowledge of the matter”.

This would suggest that the micro-blogging platform is growing twice as fast as has been suggested by other studies.

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Just 9% Of U.S. Adults Get Their News Via Twitter Or Facebook [STUDY]

With well over a billion users between them, Facebook and Twitter dominate the world of social media, and have quickly established themselves as an increasingly pivotal cog in the world of news distribution.

But according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, that cog might not be as substantial as we perhaps suspected, as Pew’s study has revealed that just 9 percent of U.S. adults receive news updates on a frequent basis via these channels.

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Twitter Ad Revenue Tipped To Reach $540 Million By 2014 [REPORT]

Twitter will see $226 million in ad revenues in 2012, showing growth of 83 percent on last year’s total of $139.5 million, predicts market analytics firm eMarketer.

Over the next three years, eMarketer expects Twitter’s growth in ad revenue to remain solid, but slowly taper off, with the social networking platform targeting $399.5 million in revenue next year and $540 million in 2014.

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87% Of UK Businesses Will Invest More In Social Media In 2012 [REPORT]

A new report from the Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) has revealed that medium to large-sized businesses are betting on social media to play a significant role in their marketing plans next year, with almost nine out of ten corporations saying that they will maintain or spend more on their social media budget for 2012.

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Twitter Users Tough On Republicans, Tougher On Obama, Like Ron Paul, Says Political Study [REPORT]

Which presidential candidate has received the most positive coverage on Twitter?

A new study from Pew Research Center’s Project For Excellence (PEJ) In Journalism has revealed that while the leading Republican candidates and President Obama himself score poorly on Twitter, it’s Texan Rep. Congressman Ron Paul who gets the thumbs up from the majority of users on the network, with an approval rating that far outweighs his standing across other media.

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Want More Clicks On Twitter? Say Please And Use Via Instead Of RT (But Don’t Mention The ‘M’ Word)

In July 2006, when Twitter first opened its doors to an unsuspecting public, two metrics have been permanently on the top of everyone’s ‘must do better’ list – your followers total, and the number of click-throughs you get from the links you share in your tweets.

Like most communities, Twitter comes with its own set of norms and expectations, and the language and style that you use in your tweets can have a direct impact on how those messages are received by your followers, which can lead to more – or, indeed, less – click-throughs, depending on what you have said and how you have said it.

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Social Media Is For Friends And Family, Not Celebrities And Dating, Says Survey [STUDY]

66% of online adults in the USA now use social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook, and of those, two-thirds (67%) cited staying in touch with friends as their primary motivation, says the latest research from Pew Internet, who surveyed 2,277 users between April 26 and May 22, 2011.

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Less Than One In Five Trust Twitter And Facebook For News [STUDY]

A new poll has shown that adults in both the United States and United Kingdom still see traditional media outlets as the most trustworthy sources of news, with social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook lagging some distance behind established channels like TV, radio and newspapers.

The PBS UK Trust Report revealed that despite the vast numbers of users, just 15% of adults in the UK and 19% of adults in the USA considered Twitter and Facebook as a trusted source of media content.

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