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Twitter Could Phase Out # And @ Replies
2014-03-24 04:18:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two of Twitter’s trademark features – the hashtag-based categorization and replies using the ‘@’ symbol – could be on the way out, according to comments made by one of the social network’s top officials last week. Speaking Monday at the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange conference in Denver, Twitter head of news partnerships Vivian Schiller described hashtags and @ symbols as “arcane” elements of...

When It Rains It Pours: Facebook Feelings Can Spread Easily
2014-03-13 07:59:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have so far pointed out the positive and negative effects social networking has on people. While Facebook has offered millions of people a way to connect and interact in a way that may have not been otherwise possible, the social giant has also been a home for cyberbullying. In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing...

2014-03-08 23:00:56

Sheng Li Digital is among a new breed of marketing and advertising agencies that focus exclsuively on the lucrative Chinese market. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 Did you know that Sina Weibo has nearly eight times the users of Twitter? That search engine Baidu controls more than 70% of China’s web search? North American businesses attempt to navigate this market, but without the fluency and experience of a native speaker, they often sink. Here’s where Sheng Li Digital comes in....

2014-03-07 04:21:00

New Chinese-style public welfare program starts by creating new platform and inspiring new thinking SHANGHAI, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Several Deputies to China's National People's Congress submitted proposals concerning public charities amid the opening of the 2014 NPC & CPPCC Sessions, giving rise to a surge of enthusiasm for private participation in public charities projects. Spurred on by this positive trend, the "Rebuilding Public Welfare Marketing Ecosystem-2014 China New...

Twitter Linguistics Study
2014-03-04 04:31:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unlike any other time in history, new words and phrases in the 21st century can spread with viral efficiency. A new research project at Aston University in the United Kingdom is hoping to track the digital spread of new English terms by analyzing over one billion tweets from both the UK and the US. “I’m very excited to begin work on this project,” said Jack Grieve, a forensic linguistics lecturer at Aston. “No previous...

2014-02-18 08:28:22

SHANGHAI, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SINA Corporation (NASDAQ GS: SINA), a leading online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities, will announce its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter 2013 after the close of market on Monday, February 24, 2014. Following the announcement, SINA's management team will host a conference call from 8p.m. - 9p.m. Eastern Time on February 24, 2014 (or 9a.m. - 10a.m. Beijing Time on February 25, 2014) to present an...

Twitter May Deal 'Cards' Into Its Feed For Next Redesign
2014-02-12 13:37:23

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Twitter is once again testing some changes to its appearance and may move the timeline aside in favor of cards that will fill the screen in columns instead of the single, chronological feed that appears in the current timeline. The new design was first noticed by Mashable's assistant features editor Matt Petronzio. The card design makes photos, videos and other media more prominent in the feed. The card design might disrupt the...

2014-02-11 23:23:19

Findings Show 93% of Top Corporations Have Accounts Paris (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The Official Board, which manages one of the world’s largest databases of corporate organizational charts and executive contacts, today released the findings of its study into corporate and executive use of the social media and microblogging site Twitter. In an assessment of the top 1000 corporations with revenues over $100 million listed with The Official Board, as ranked by the site’s members, 93...

2014-02-03 16:26:46

As Facebook turns 10, findings reinforce predictions from 2005 and 2010 by Center Director Jeffrey Cole about popularity drop of popular social media sites that lose their "cool factor" LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of Facebook confirming last fall that the number of young teens who use the site has declined, a newly-released survey shows that overall use of the world's most popular social media may also be declining. The survey, conducted by the USC...

2014-01-16 08:26:23

BOSTON, BERLIN and LONDON, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The research and publishing network ScienceOpen and Altmetric are collaborating to provide top-level alternative metrics data for over 1 million open access articles in the natural sciences and medicine which are now available on the new platform ScienceOpen.com [http://scienceopen.com ]. The collaboration between the two start-up ventures based in London and Boston/Berlin was announced today by Altmetric CEO Euan...


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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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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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