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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...

Like It Or Not, Timeline Is Coming To Your Facebook Page
2012-01-30 10:10:06

As soon as the backlash from one major policy or interface change settles down, Facebook rolls out yet another. Facebook is now mandating all of its users use the Timeline feature whether you want to or not and a large percentage of people are not happy with it reports John Bingham for The Telegraph. Timeline will create for you an online life story, basically a view of every status update you ever made on Facebook. All of those past relationships, embarrassing photos, drunken updates,...

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2012-01-27 14:23:29

Twitter announced on Thursday that it would begin restricting its users from writing about certain content in countries that do not allow free speech. The microblogging site said that as it continues to expand globally, it is compelled to restrict certain content "for historical or cultural reasons." For example, Twitter wrote in a blog post that due to historical reasons, France and Germany do not allow pro-Nazi content. It said it will now start reactively withholding content from...

Chinese Embrace Microblogging, Internet Population Exceeds 500 Million
2012-01-16 08:46:35

More than a third of China´s 1.4 billion residents are now Internet friendly with nearly half of those microblogging on weibo -- China´s version of Twitter -- voicing their opinions on everything from major events to corruption and scandals. China´s Internet population reached 513 million users in 2011, according to figures from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released today. The agency reported that 56 million residents -- about the population of...

The Dangers of Mixing Celebrities & Twitter
2012-01-02 05:06:44

Perhaps one New Year's Resolution that some celebrities may want to consider for 2012 is to be a little more selective of what information they opt to post to Twitter than they did in the previous year. "Celebrities may want to resist the urge to send a stream of consciousness on Twitter in the new year after so many of them tweeted their way into trouble on everything from boxer briefs to breast-feeding in 2011," Reuters reporter Alex Dobuzinskis said on Sunday. The latest faux pas...

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2011-12-31 08:37:41

An Israeli activist group has threatened to sue Twitter in a move aimed at forcing the microblogging website to shut down accounts operated by Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations. According to Telegraph Technology Correspondent Christopher Williams, Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Centren sent a letter to the popular social network urging them to block Hezbollah, the East African al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab and "Foreign Terrorist Organizations" activities. "Please be advised that...

American Security Think-Tank Hacked By Anonymous
2011-12-26 05:18:09

The hacking collective known as Anonymous is claiming to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers, email addresses, and other private information belonging to clients of an American security think-tank, various media outlets reported Sunday. According to CNET's Natalie Weinstein, approximately 200GB worth of data was pilfered from Austin, Texas-based Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor). The group then posted a link to what is believed to be a list of confidential clients compromised...


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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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