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2011-07-18 16:04:17

The microblogging service Twitter is a new means for the public to communicate health concerns and could afford health care professionals new ways to communicate with patients. With the growing ubiquity of user-generated online content via social networking Web sites such as Twitter, it is clear we are experiencing a revolution in communication and information sharing. In a study titled "Public Health Surveillance of Dental Pain via Twitter," published in the Journal of Dental...

2011-07-01 12:15:00

According to media reports, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reviewing microblogging service Twitter and its dealings with at least one company that makes software designed to interact with the service. The report in the Wall Street Journal said, citing an anonymous source, that the review is being led by the FTC's antitrust division. The report also said the FTC's review was "narrow" and has no impact on Twitter's advertising business. UberMedia, which owns software applications that...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

Research Reveals Facebook Users Have Privacy Concerns: 32% of Non-Sharers Fear Marketers Will Use Health Content; Only 11% Worry Health Insurers May Access Information. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 New research released today by the Path of the Blue Eye Project (http://www.pathoftheblueeye.com) reveals that 68% of Facebook users have never shared (or plan to share) health content via the site. Among non-sharers, the most common reason cited for refusing to post health-related status...

2011-06-29 13:24:44

Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are going to start devoting their time to The Obvious Corporation, which was a technology project that eventually helped spawn Twitter. Stone told the Aspen Ideas Conference on Tuesday that he and Williams will continue to advise Twitter on strategic matters, despite spending their share of the time to revive Obvious. Stone and Williams were both vague about what they intended to do with Obvious, apart from telling the conference they were...

2011-06-08 15:56:34

Anyone with Internet access can generate online content and influence public opinion, according to popular belief. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that the social Web is becoming more of a playground for the affluent than a digital democracy. Despite the proliferation of social media  "“ with Twitter and Facebook touted as playing pivotal roles in such pro-democracy movements as the Arab Spring "“  the bulk of today's blogs, websites...

2011-06-02 06:06:03

Twitter, the microblogging service, has renewed more than 80 percent of their advertisers, according to the company's CEO Dick Costolo. Costolo says that his company has about 600 advertisers, this is up from the 150 advertisers last year. Twitter is still early in the game of building revenue through advertisers, and the company is expected to bring in about $150 million in ad revenue this year. Facebook has about $4 billion in ad revenue, according to the research firm eMarketer. With the...

2011-06-02 05:30:00

According to a survey released on Wednesday, more American adults are using Twitter these days, and the micro-blogging service is more popular among African Americans and Latinos. The Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project said that thirteen percent of the online adults aged 18 and older use Twitter, which is up eight percent from November 2010. Twenty-five percent of the African-Americans surveyed told Pew they use the service, while 19 percent of the Hispanics and nine...

2011-06-02 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Maxthon (www.maxthon.com), a global software and web services company, announces the release of its customized version of Maxthon Mobile for Plurk. This browser enables members of Plurk, one of the leading micro-blogging sites in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, to easily send messages ("plurks"), post comments, send photos and follow fellow users. Plurk users can download the browser at http://dl.maxthon.com/mobile/MxBrowserForPlurk.apk....

2011-06-01 10:52:12

Microblogging site Twitter has rolled out a website-linking service that adds a "Follow" button as "a new way to follow Twitter accounts directly from the websites you visit every day," The Telegraph is reporting. Twitter has been seeking ways to monetize their popular service and the Follow button feature was rolled out the same day web advertising company AdGrok announced it has been bought by San Francisco-based Twitter. "When Twitter approached us and asked if we'd be interested in...

2011-05-18 10:00:00

DENVER, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsGator today announced NewsGator Social Sites 2010 Version 2.0, which introduces important new product developments for organizations using Microsoft SharePoint that want to improve business performance through social computing. Available today, the new version adds a host of enhancements to the company's flagship social computing suite in these areas: Enhanced Microblogging - Users now have additional, enterprise-class microblogging capabilities...

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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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