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Twitter Data Outperforms Other Investment Strategies
2012-03-27 09:12:59

From palm readers to the Weather Channel to Dionne Warwick and her Psychic Friends, people have always been interested in ways to foresee the future. Sometimes, as in the case of meteorology, these methods are based in science and at other times these predictions are based in something quite different. A University of California, Riverside professor recently looked to Twitter to help predict the traded volume and value of a stock for the following day. Using a trading model based on...

2012-03-22 23:00:05

A new social wing of The New York Times opens with The Lively Morgue on Tumblr, boasting an elegant theme. This opens the way for other news publications to create their own collection of photos on the popular micro-blogging service using themes from The Layout Shop. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2012 The New York Times recently launched The Living Morgue, a photo archive of historical photographs from the publication´s past onto the very popular micro-blogging service Tumblr....

Twitter Turns Six, Users Love It But Wish For More Functionality
2012-03-22 09:35:23

Although it feels like a lifetime at internet speeds, Twitter was only started six years ago when co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out his first Twitter message: ℠just setting up my twttr´ in March 2006. Little did he know that his little blue bird was going to become the major source of news, gossip and sharing that it is today. Founded by Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006, the micro-blogging site was launched publicly in July 2006. Dick Costolo was appointed the...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

CitySpoon´s SpoonerSpot launches its final phase of testing and encourages interested users to sign up now. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 SpoonerSpot.com has officially begun its open beta testing phase and is inviting interested parties to be a part of the fun! SpoonerSpot, a new social networking platform under development by CitySpoon Inc., has garnered significant attention since the company first announced the project at the beginning of 2012. The site features a geographic...

2012-03-07 20:26:42

Deleted Messages Include Terms Ranging From "Falun Gong" to "Iodized Salt" Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science analyzed millions of Chinese microblogs, or "weibos," to uncover a set of politically sensitive terms that draw the attention of Chinese censors. Individual messages containing the terms were often deleted at rates that could vary based on current events or geography. The study is the first large-scale analysis of political content censorship...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

The nascent job hunting portal JobPrimer.com has reached the milestone achievement of crossing the threshold of 2,000 followers on the popular microblogging platform Twitter. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 JobPrimer is a young web site which helps job seekers by highlighting employment opportunities at targeted businesses and organizations. The web site provides specific advice on successfully achieving employment with Microsoft, Coca-Cola, General Electric, MIT, Twitter, and...

Twitter Partners To Sell Access To Archived Tweets
2012-03-01 14:48:27

Two research companies who have been licensed by Twitter to access archived posts on the microblogging website are preparing to release information to paying clients, despite the protests of online privacy advocates. As reported by Telegraph Digital Media Editor Emma Barnett on Tuesday, Twitter this week announced a partnership with Datasift, a UK company that touts itself as "the world's first social-data platform," that will grant the firm access to all Twitter posts or "tweets" dating...


Latest Microblogging Reference Libraries

Kevin Rose
2013-09-19 13:20:50

Robert Kevin Rose, born February 21, 1977, is a former American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He also served as production assistant and co-host at TechTV's The Screen Savers. As of 2012, he is a venture partner at Google Ventures. Rose was born in Redding, California and lived in Oregon before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent most of his childhood. Rose attended Vo-Tech High School in Las Vegas in 1992. He then attended the...

David Karp
2013-09-19 09:22:17

David Karp, born July 6, 1986, is an American web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. According to Forbes, Karp's net worth exceeds $200 million (US), and Tumblr has been valued at $800 million. On May 20, 2013, it was announced that Yahoo! and Tumblr had reached an agreement for the search engine to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion (US). Karp would remain as CEO of the company. Karp began his career as an intern under Fred...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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