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Rest in Peace, @DameElizabeth

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor passed away yesterday at the age of 79, leaving millions of mourners behind who are showing an outpouring of love for the iconic film actress on Twitter. RIP Elizabeth Taylor was trending for the better part of the day, and for good reason. Read more

Twitter Rejected by Judge as a Means to “Live Broadcast” Trial Verdict and Sentence

A UK judge rejected a newspaper’s application to use Twitter to “live broadcast” the verdict and sentences in the case of two men charged with helping gunman Raoul Moat, a notorious murderer from Newcastle who died last year after a police manhunt and the ensuing standoff ended in his suicide.
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Wild animals take to Twitter to save their skins

save our skinsProposed cuts to the federal budget have included some head-scratching line items, but one that’s not getting nearly enough attention threatens funding for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the animals it protects. Earthjustice has kicked off a social media campaign to bring awareness to this dire environmental situation, and the campaign itself is pretty brilliant. Read more

Cairo residents depend on Twitter for news since January 25th

Mass media and marketing specialists, Media Republic, announced the results of a study carried out on Cairo 360 which underline the dramatic shift in social media habits since the events of January 25th in Cairo, Egypt. Read more

Bing Tries to Help Japan on Twitter, Walks into a PR Nightmare

Bing has been getting crucified for its March 12th tweet asking followers to retweet their post in exchange for a $1 donation to help victims of the devastation in Japan. Read more

10 Most Outrageously Awesome Celebrity Twitter Accounts

Ah, celebrities. The best parts of Twitter can often be summed up by our ability to watch some famous person give their PR handlers heart attacks in real time with their unfiltered commentary on life.  There are plenty of perfectly pleasant but blatantly boring celebrity tweeters.  Below we’ve listed some of our favorite entertainers who are anything but boring.
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Celebrities tweet to save the world via TwitChange

Celebrities putting their fame to good use through charity events and fundraisers is nothing new. Times have changed, however, in that network telethons are no longer necessary for the rich and famous to plead with their fans to donate to the cause du jour. Enter TwitChange, a celebrity auction site that lets fans donate in exchange for Twitter fame.
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Seesmic updated for Android users

Seesmic for Android
Seesmic released their 1.6 update this week, making their popular Android Twitter app even more robust with the addition of full Facebook support and Twitlonger.

The app’s intuitive and visually appealing interface has long made it a fan favorite among mobile Twitter users and these new features make it arguably the most powerful social media app on the market. 
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Does Facebook’s aquisition of Beluga threaten Twitter?

Facebook’s recent purchase of mobile messaging start-up Beluga may put it in position to legitimately compete with Twitter due to its  closed group messaging functionality, going against the grain of the public information access so inherent to Twitter’s model.
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Android Twitter Users and Their Love/Hate for Plume

Ever since Twitter asked LevelUp Studios to change the name of their popular Twitter app from Touiteur to something less Twitter-sounding, the developers have apparently been working hard to make Plume the best on the Android market with their frequent releases.
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