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Archives: September 2013

A Short History Of Major Internet Milestones [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Short History Of Major Internet Milestones [INFOGRAPHIC]

The history of the Internet is a many-layered, complex one, but Digital Trek takes a stab at mapping out some of the major milestones from the first email ever sent to the creation of Twitter.

The infographic definitely puts into perspective what has been achieved so far in the realm of digital, and sets up the framework for the milestones to come down the road.

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The AVbyte Brothers Present ‘Twitter The Musical’

The AVbyte Brothers Present 'Twitter The Musical'

Here’s a great way to spend the next 2 minutes and 42 seconds of your life: watch The AVbyte Brothers’ latest satirical creation, ‘Twitter The Musical.’

It’s every Twitter stereotype in musical form.

The mini-musical is complete with tap dancing, Arab Spring references, and rhymes between “literally” and “twittering.”

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The First Tweets Of Some Of Twitter’s Most Influential Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

The First Tweets Of Some Of Twitter's Most Influential Users [INFOGRAPHIC]What was your first tweet?

Chances are that you don’t remember. Let me clue you in: it was lame. That’s not a criticism, and it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of: everybody’s first tweet is lame. And, when you think about it, it’s obvious why.

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Twitter Ramps Up TV Partnerships With New NFL Ad Deal

Twitter Pushes TV Partnerships With New NFL Ad Deal Twitter and the NFL have just inked an ad deal that will bring NFL video clips, content and multimedia to the network.

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New Twitter Alerts Service Provides Critical Information In Real Time During National Emergencies

New Twitter Alerts Service Provides Critical Information In Real Time During National EmergenciesTwitter has launched a new broadcast system that will allow users to receive important information and updates from creditable organisations during emergencies and national disasters.

Called Twitter Alerts, the opt-in service already has the support of a number of public institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the U.S., Japan and Korea, with plans to expand the platform to other countries soon.

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Sign Of The Times? Amazon Kindle Fire Press Release Composed Of 14 Tweets

Sign Of The Times? Amazon Kindle Fire Press Release Composed Of 14 TweetsThe world of public relations has arguably been more shaken up by the rapid growth of social media, certainly in terms of brand marketing, than any other business.

Indeed, more than one PR rep I’ve spoken to has told me that platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have essentially removed the need to send out the once-reliable press release – increasingly, recipients are more likely to read and respond to PR updates sent on social media platforms than they are good, old-fashioned email alerts.

It’s fitting, then, that Amazon chose Twitter to send out the press release for the latest version of its Kindle Fire, and they did so over 14 tweets.

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15.1% Of Americans Can’t Access Twitter In The Workplace

15.1% Of Americans Can't Access Twitter At Work

How prevalent is social media in the workplace?

A new chart from Statista and Mashable culls data from an extensive workplace survey conducted among 1,021 half-time and full-time employees in the U.S. to show which websites and services are blocked at workplaces by employers.

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New Twitter Notifications Recommend Accounts And Tweets To Follow

New Twitter Notifications Recommend Accounts And Tweets To Follow

To help keep users ever more in-the-know, Twitter has rolled out a new mobile notification that offers personalized recommendations for accounts to follow and tweets to check out.

The new feature, available for Twitter for Android and Twitter for iPhone users via push notification, builds on experimental Twitter account @MagicRecs, which sends instant, personalized recommendations for users via DM.

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Consumers Prefer Email (And Even Post) To Social Media For Brand Marketing Messages [STUDY]

Consumers Prefer Email (And Even Post) To Social Media For Brand Marketing Messages [STUDY]In less than a decade social media has revolutionised the way that brands and businesses attract, engage and convert fans and customers, but a new study has revealed that platforms such as Twitter and Facebook aren’t the preferred medium of choice for receiving marketing messages from retailers, reports eMarketer.

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Breaking Bad, Musical Tributes Top Twitter During Primetime Emmys [INFOGRAPHIC]

Breaking Bad, Strange Choreography Tops Twitter During Primetime Emmys [INFOGRAPHIC]It will come as no surprise to fans of the show that Breaking Bad was the most tweeted show during the Primetime Emmys. Of course, it helps that the first part of the two-episode series finale was airing during the broadcast.

Twitter has a long history of being the “second screen” during live TV, and last night’s Emmys were no exception. Nearly a million tweets were sent about the awards show, with top moments coming from Carrie Underwood, an “Oh, crap” speech from Jeff Daniels, bizarre choreography and lots, and lots, of Breaking Bad chatter.

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