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This Week On Twitter: How The Fortune 500 Uses Twitter, Twitter World Leaders, Twitter App Stats

This Week On Twitter: How The Fortune 500 Uses Twitter, Twitter World Leaders, Twitter App Stats

Need a little weekend reading?

We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes how companies in the Fortune 500 use Twitter to build relationships, news that 80 percent of world leaders are now on Twitter, stats that reveal that Twitter was the 10th most popular app in 2013, a study that addresses the latest social media demographics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn plus a look at the 20 most popular brands on Twitter.

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Canadian Telecom Company TELUS Powers Vending Machine With Tweets

Canadian Telecom Company TELUS Powers Panda-Dispensing Vending Machine With Tweets On Behalf Of WWF

The power of the tweet: it can cast your vote for the MTV Video Music Awards, help knit a sweater, power a cuckoo clock – and win you a free stuffed panda.

Earlier this month, a vending machine in Vancouver mall Pacific Centre dispensed 3,000 free stuffed pandas to anyone who tweeted #HomeTweetHome, reports Mashable.

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Emojitracker Displays Every Emoji Being Used On Twitter In Real-Time

Today, in the “useless Twitter information” category: this Emojitracker tool tracks every emoji being used in the Twitterverse, in real-time.

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“The Tweet Hereafter” Documents People’s Final Tweets

For the morbidly curious, “The Tweet Hereafter” documents the final tweets of notable or newsworthy people who have passed away.

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Sky News Accidentally Sends Private Tweet, Then Covers It Up By Claiming To Be Hacked

In February 2012, Sky News made Twitter headlines with its widely contested ban on its employees retweeting or sharing information from any Twitter users not employed by Sky News.

And now the broadcaster is stirring the Twitter pot again with a strange fake hack cover-up.

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Huggies Launches TweetPee, A Twitter-Based Sensor For Diaper Changing

Brazilian parents just got a new gadget to add to their parenting arsenal: TweetPee, a sensor + Twitter-based alert Huggies has rolled out in Brazil.

A sensor gets attached to the baby’s diaper, and when it perceives an increase in humidity it sends a tweet out to the parent’s Twitter account to let them know the baby needs to be changed.

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This Website Lets You Track God In Real-Time Using Tweets

The Internet is powerful.

So powerful, in fact, that it has the bandwidth to track God.

Yesterday, as of this writing, God had: filled 238 coffee mugs and 21 beer mugs, helped Texas 100 times and New York 51 times, and helped 455 people with school work.

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Twitter Feud Set To Music Becomes ‘Financial Opera’

Ever see the President of a country and a nobel prize-winning economist duke it out on Twitter and think to yourself -“now THAT would make a great opera!”?

No?

And even if you did, who has the time to do such a thing? These guys.

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Congressman Takes To Twitter To… Make Passover Movie Title Puns?

With Congress off for its Passover-Easter recess, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents southwest Palm Beach County and northwest Broward, took to Twitter.

But he wasn’t wishing his constituents a happy holiday, nor tweeting about pertinent legislation like the Supreme Court’s current deliberation over the Defense of Marriage Act.

Deutch was sending a series of tweets with the hashtag #PassoverMovieTitles. And they were exactly what that sounds like.

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Twitter Taunts Ill-Fated Titanic II Idea [VIDEO]

Why are the words “billionaire” and “eccentric” so commonly found in the same sentence?

Maybe because billionaires like Clive Palmer say they want to “build a boat” and mean “Titanic replica.”

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