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How Brands Are #Winning In Advertising Without Really Getting Any Sheen On Them

Charlie Sheen may be “America’s biggest billboard,” right now, but there are ways to buy space on that billboard without getting any #tigerblood on your hands, as Ford and AMC have found out. Or more specifically, there are ways brands can end up #winning the ad game without risking the taint of having Sheen pimping for them.
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Twitter Adds New Features To iPhone and iPad Apps

Twitter Thursday released a significant update to its official apps for the iPhone and iPad. A few changes incorporate recent upgrades Twitter had made to apps on other devices and one, a new swipe bar displaying trends and promoted trends, is exclusive to the iPhone.

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Twitter’s Secure HTTPS Connection (And Why You Should Use It)

On Wednesday Aston Kutcher sat in the audience at the technology and ideas conference TED unsuspectingly tweeting his reactions (“wow”) to the events on stage. Someone was about to make an example of the star and show how easy it can be to hack into a personal Twitter account.
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@CharlieSheen Hits 1M Followers In One Day (With A Little Help From His Ad Agency Friends)

Say what you will about the Charlie Sheen media juggernaut, but then get out of the way, because it’s unstoppable. It took @CharlieSheen just over 24 hours to reach the 1 million follower milestone. At the time he passed the mark, Sheen was gaining about 12,000 new followers per hour. Apparently, whether the vice is rocks of crack cocaine or tweeting, Sheen has, as he told 20/20, only one speed, one gear.
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What To Do If @JessicaAlba Is Following You on Twitter

How you act on Twitter might not be how you act in real life. And how you act on Twitter when @JessicaAlba is following you is a whole other story. Or so goes the logic of comedian and musician Donald Glover, who found out yesterday that the actress was following him.
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Charlie Sheen’s Twitpic: Worst First Tweet Ever Or Work of a Winner?

The twittersphere burbled all day long Tuesday after a verified @charliesheen account appeared. The account amassed followers in the hundreds of thousands as people watched and waited, like an especially ghoulish Nascar crowd hoping for a pile up, filled with the expectation that Sheen’s next coke-and-hooker bender would be well-documented in real time.
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How Does Your Twitter Output Stack Up To Proust?

An oddball new app harnesses the Twitter API to track how many characters a user has tweeted since they started using the micro-blogging service. It might not be the most indispensable app in the marketplace but it’s not mindless. The app also offers context, comparing the character count to those of literary masterworks by the likes of Shakespeare, Orwell and Tolstoy.
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The Awards For Best Oscar-Related Tweets Go To…

If we learned one thing from the Oscar telecast Sunday night it might be that a bad, boring awards show can make for some entertaining Twitter content (and that an emerging medium can thrive on the rotting carcass of a dying one). If you checked your Twitter feed at any point during the broadcast (and for some time after), you were likely inundated with reports, many of them more insightful or humorous than the show itself.
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Q: Is Quora Like Twitter? A: Not Really, But Tweets Sure Drive Traffic To It

You’ve likely seen friends posting links to Quora in their Twitter feeds and on Facebook by now and wondered what the latest fuss was about. You’ve probably even heard people call Quora the next Twitter. And while Quora may not be that, Twitter and Facebook have certainly played a large part in driving its growth.
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#LonelyHeartsClub: Top Anti Valentine’s Day Hashtags

For the uncoupled, half the “fun” of Valentine’s Day in our always-connected world is watching all the lovey-dovey sentiments float past via social media streams each February 14. It’s only natural then that they strike back with some Valentine’s well wishes of their own. Those who have crushed and snorted their candy hearts have some hastags of their own.

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