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Archives: January 2013

Target Takes Twitter To The Fashion Runway

You know those Target “Everyday Collection” TV spots that glamorize cliches of everyday women – a bake-sale mom, a mom changing diapers?

Before you write off Target for its slightly lame-o marketing, take a look at this.

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Twitter Was The Fastest-Growing Social Network In 2012, Says Study [STATS]

Twitter beat Facebook and Google+ as the fastest-growing social network in 2012, suggests a new study from GlobalWebIndex.

Overall, Twitter is now ranked fourth amongst all social networking sites in total active users, with Google+ securing a surprising second place.

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Now Verified On Twitter: Foot Locker, BBC iPlayer, Vine, Linda McCartney Foods, Francis Bacon

This is the first post in a new series that will highlight newly verified brands, celebrities and persons of interest on Twitter.

Twitter verifies accounts to prove authenticity of identity. That is, the little blue verified badge is added to profiles that are at a high risk of impersonation to prove to other users that this person or brand is who they say they are. Occasionally Twitter makes a mistake, but, for the most part the system works, and the blue tick carries a lot of weight.

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This Week On Twitter: Twitter Brand Case Study, TweetDeck In Trouble, Annoying Social Media Users

Need a little weekend reading? We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a case study which looks at the impact of Twitter on five major brands, news that TweetDeck has been sent an official closure letter after failing to file its business accounts, a look at the difference between a reply and a mention on Twitter, a map that reveals how popular is within the U.S. Congress and why social media brings power to the people.

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Myspace, Digg, Google+, Diaspora And Ping – 10 Social Networks That Failed [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media has been nothing short of a phenomenon, with the success of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter inspiring people and corporations to go on to do great things.

But it’s not all gravy. Indeed, the major success stories, on both an individual and brand basis, are relatively few and far between. For every user of social media who’s really made it, there’s a dozen people who couldn’t deliver on the potential, or gave up too easily, or just didn’t have what it takes.

And the same goes for most of the social networks, too.

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Twitter Careers: Open Positions Posted This Week

This week, Twitter added ten new jobs to its career page. And here they are:

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Help @IRememberBetter Fight Alzheimers With Art

This week’s Pay It Forward Friday features an account that strives to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and how the creative arts help to improve quality of life for those with the disease: @IRememberBetter

They’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award 2013 in the Charity category and we think once you learn a bit about them, you’ll click here to help them win.

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Twitter Lets You Share Vines To Facebook Despite Friend Finder Snub – Or Does It?

Remember when Twitter decided to no longer allow Instagrammers to find Tweople and cut off access to its API? And now Facebook (Instagram’s new sugar daddy) is doing the same to Twitter.

But there’s more!

Think Twitter is taking the higher ground by still allowing you to share your Vines to Facebook? Think again.

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Social Media Jobs: Crackle, Kerrisdale Capital Management, InBox Express

This week, Crackle is hiring a senior account executive, and Kerrisdale Capital Management needs a social media website and marketing associate. Meanwhile, InBox Express needs a client services manager, as well as a client services associate Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

Find more great social media jobs on our job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented AllTwitter pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Twitter IDpocalypse: User IDs Going To Run Out In 2078

In a Twitter announcement earlier this week, developer advocate Arne Roomann-Kurrik told programmers who build apps on top of the service that the company is moving from 32-bit to 64-bit user IDs.

As SFGate picked up on, hidden in the announcement’s web address was a jokey label: Roomann-Kurrik called the situation a “Twitter user IDpocalypse.”

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