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Amazon’s Ad Business Outweighs Twitter’s [STUDY]

New research published by eMarketer this week reveals that Amazon’s advertising business is bigger than Twitter’s.

Amazon has ramped up its advertising strategy in recent years, and now its seeing the benefits – and possibly leaving another ad newcomer, Twitter, in its dust.

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Twitter Slammed For Low-Paid ‘Human Data Analysts’ – But Are Critics MisInformed?

Have you heard about how Twitter search works? They employee real-live people to analyze, categorize and just overall make sense of tweet data. And the folks who perform this “human data analysis” are found on a site called Mechanical Turk.

According to some sources, these workers MUST be low paid – and correspondingly, exploited somehow. But we think these critics may be misinformed.

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Amazon Launches @Author On Twitter, Connecting Readers To Writers

Those new to Twitter often see the authors they love as just a tweet away – but are soon disappointed at the lack of response to their 1001 questions, usually because said author is too inundated with a steady stream of @mentions to respond to any of them individually.

Amazon is trying to cut out the noise on Twitter and give readers a platform to connect to the authors they adore in a meaningful way. Announced on Thursday, Amazon’s @author program allows readers to tweet questions to authors using their Kindle – and actually get a response.
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HootSuite Offline for Hours: How Are You Coping?

When Twitter.com goes down, I feel extremely cut off from what’s going on in the world of Twitter. But at least I know that everyone feels this way… today, HootSuite, the popular Twitter dashboard and the one that I personally use most, is down, and I feel very left out of a conversation that I know is still going on.
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Use Twitter Telepathy to Find Out What Your Friends Want for Christmas

Pulled a secret Santa that you just don’t know that well? tweeSP can help. It uses a super-secret method of telepathy (or, rather, an algorithm) to determine the top gifts for any Twitter user. I tested it out on myself below, for a mixed bag of results.
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