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Archives: April 2012

Twitter’s Hack Week Results In Another Hilarious Video

As we’ve mentioned before, Twitter hosts a quarterly Hack Week where employees take time away from their regular work to collaborate and come up with new ideas. Twitter encourages its employees to try new things around the company and work on projects they’re passionate about. Very cool.

This time around, some teams focused on learning coding and the result was another pretty hilarious video.
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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Nixon Peabody, PYMNTS.com, Draftfcb

This week, Nixon Peabody is hiring a senior communications manager, and PYMNTS.com is looking for a digital content/user experience maven. Meanwhile, Draftfcb is seeking a management director, and PopCap Games is on the hunt for a technical marketing campaign manager. Get all the details on these openings below, and find more just-posted gigs on mediabistro.com.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

One Simple Tip For #FollowFriday Success

Follow Friday has been a Twitter phenomenon for years. People tweet out the usernames of other Twitter users that they think are worth following, in a way to give recognition to those sending out useful, funny, cool, interesting, insightful or otherwise stand-out tweets.

However, many people are misusing the #FollowFriday and #FF hashtags, and not getting the most out of Follow Friday. Here’s the one tip you need to follow if you want to participate effectively – and it will only take about 30 seconds to implement.
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Twitter, Real Relationships And Phony Followers

Let me ask you a question. On Twitter, which of these is more important to you: getting a reply from somebody, or having them follow you back?

Most people would go with the latter, but it’s fundamentally wrong. And here’s why. Twitter is an open, public network. The reply mechanism works just as well whether I’m following you, you’re following me, or neither of us are following each other. A reciprocal follow is just a +1. Nothing more. The follow doesn’t make a lick of difference to the quality of the relationship.

Indeed, a follow, in and of itself, is essentially worthless.

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Why Twitter Is A Game Changer For Pro Sports [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve previously documented the impact that social media has made on the world of sport, notably in the way that it has allowed fans to engage with sporting organisations, teams and athletes, and vice versa.

The numbers are adding up: according to recent data, some 83 percent of sports fans check sports social media outposts while watching the game on television, and 63 percent will browse these channels while they’re actually in attendance.

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Check Out This Twitter Image Browser, Twizgrid

Ever wanted a visual representation of what people are posting on Twitter? Well, this is kind of what we have here – it’s certainly visual! And no – it isn’t a graph dissecting the subject matter found in tweets, it’s something much cooler and interesting – pictures.

This app, Twizgrid, grabs Twitter photos and presents them grid-style, similar to how one views pictures in Instagram or Pinterest, allowing you to see what kind of photos people are tweeting.
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New Twitter App Released For iPhone And Android

When you hit “update” on your smartphone’s Twitter app, get ready for some snazzy new updates – and for your phone to start pinging with additional notifications.
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Twitter Campaign Seeks $60k In 60 days To Help U.S. Tornado Victims Rebuild

Last month, tornadoes devastated 20% of the U.S. Midwest. Well, there’s a group of folks seeking to raise $60k in 60 days to help these tornado victims rebuild. And you’ll be amazed by what they do with the money.

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Prometheus Trailer To Be Part Of First-Ever Live Tweet Commercial

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is garnering a lot of buzz online, and it’s about to hit new heights. The UK TV network Channel 4 will air the world premier of the official trailer this weekend, followed by the first-ever commercial chock-full of live Twitter reactions.
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Easily Schedule Retweets From Twitter.com With The New Buffer Extension

Twitter scheduling platform Buffer has just unveiled their newest update, which allows users to schedule tweets and retweets from Twitter.com.

With the new Buffer extension, users will be able to schedule their tweets and those they want to retweet for set times in the future, so they aren’t bombarding their followers with 10 messages in a row (which, trust me, can get really annoying, really fast).
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