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Archives: August 2011

Know Your Limits: How Many Tweets Can You Post Per Day?

I bet you didn’t know there was a limit to the number of tweets you can send out per day. Well there is, but in all likelihood you haven’t even come close to brushing up against it.
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Is It Cyberstalking To Tweet 8,000 Times Telling Someone To “Go Kill Yourself”?

The courts are going to have to decide whether a man’s 8,000 inflammatory, angry and distressing tweets sent to a Buddhist leader are considered cyberstalking or part of the First Amendment. But the case is far from black-and-white.
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Twitter Dominates 98% Of All Social Chatter During 2011 MTV VMAs [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) took place this past Saturday, and with a pregnancy announcement from Beyoncé Knowles, Lady Gaga appearing (and performing) as a man and dozens of other major celebrity appearances, there was certainly a lot to talk about.

Impressively, Twitter completely dominated the social space chatter during the VMAs, accounting for over 98% of some 5,567,954 total mentions during the awards.

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Beyonce VMAs Pregnancy Announcement Sets New Tweets Per Second Record

After her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Saturday, music superstar Beyoncé Knowles unbuttoned her jacket and rubbed her belly, announcing her pregnancy to the world and triggering a record influx of Tweets.

Beyoncé, who has been married to hip hop star Jay-Z for three years, quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as her news began to spread at incredible 8,868 tweets per second (TPS).

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Did Qantas Support A “Racist” Twitter Contest, Or Are Its Followers Overreacting?

It’s often hard to predict how your audience will react to something you tweet. You think you’re sharing something insightful, but they laugh at it and call it silly. Or, in the case of Qantas, an Australian airline, you think you’re supporting a fun contest but your followers call “racism”.
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Twitter Expands D.C. Team To 2, Hires Former Top FCC Aide

Colin Crowell will be joining the Twitter team as the new Head of Global Public Policy. Formerly a senior advisor to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, Crowell will join Adam Sharp in Washington D.C. as the second employee in Twitter’s two-person D.C. team.
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Canadians Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Their Politicians On Twitter

There are many things that people rant about on Twitter. For some it’s about the inauthentic “Italian” that they had last night in the Bowery and for others it’s complaints about who lost on any number of the current round of reality shows. But nothing really beats the impassioned pleas of folks who have a particular view of a political situation or person and the dialogue that occurs afterwards. Sometimes those passionate pleas even make it onto the nightly news.
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When Do You Get The Most Retweets? TweetWhen Will Tell You

On the surface, Twitter is simple. 140 characters per message, retweet if you want to share something, find interesting people to follow… that’s all there is to it, really. But it’s when you get deeper into the measurements of success and the creation of strategy that Twitter starts becoming complex.

That’s why we’re excited to share this tool with you today: it boils things down to their simplest. By entering your Twitter username, you’ll be able to see what days and times your tweets get the most retweets.
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Mitt Romney, Scott Brown Aide Creates Fake Tasteless Account Poking Fun At Opponent

An aide to both Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republican senator Scott Brown has admitted to creating the @CrazyKhazei Twitter account parodying Brown’s political opponent, including writing a distasteful tweet making fun of the “It Gets Better” project for gay youth.
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Nobody Reads Twitter Bios And Wrestling Fans Are The Dumbest People On The Net

I’ve been registered on Twitter under the username @Sheamus since March 8, 2008. Well over three years. In that time I’ve built up a pretty reasonable following and certain amount of recognition in the Twitter and social media space.

But that’s on Twitter. In the ‘real world’ the most famous Sheamus is arguably Irish professional wrestler Sheamus O’Shaunessy. To be honest I don’t know much about wrestling – apart from that it’s very, very silly – but what I do know is that O’Shaunessy started to get pretty popular in the past couple of years.

And this has given me all sorts of problems. On Twitter.

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