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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...

Poll: Many Tweets Are Not Worth Reading
2012-02-02 05:15:55

[ Watch the Video ] Study at CMU, MIT, Georgia Tech finds 9 ways to improve tweets Twitter users choose the microblogs they follow, but that doesn't mean they always like what they get. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology found that users say only a little more than a third of the tweets they receive are worthwhile. Other tweets are either so-so or, in one out of four cases, not worth reading at...

Twitter CEO Says Site Playing Role In 2012 Elections
2012-01-31 12:46:50

Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo said at the AllThingsD technology conference in California that the microblogging site will play a big role in the 2012 presidential elections. Costolo said on stage at the event that “Candidates who don´t participate in the conversation on Twitter will be left behind [in the elections], The next morning is too late to respond.” He said that during Obama's State of the Union speech last week, over 14,000 Twitter messages were posted every...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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