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Neighborhood Tweets Shows Twitter Posts From Those Who Are Nearby
2013-12-16 10:45:09

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Twitter is going local, but still with 140-characters. The micro-blogging service is reportedly testing a new feature that shows users' nearby tweets. The new native app includes a map that shows tweets occurring near the user in real time. Fittingly dubbed “Nearby” this feature appears as a separate column in the app, while it shows tweets from other users regardless of the “follow” relationship between the users. As of...

Text-Only Version Of Twitter Coming To Emerging Countries Next Year
2013-12-08 07:07:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Twitter has announced a partnership with a Singapore-based start-up to bring its microblogging services to mobile customers with devices that are not capable of accessing the Internet, Reuters and other media outlets reported late last week. According to CNET’s Nick Statt, the social media website and U2opia will be rolling out a text-only Twitter offering that does not require a data plan. The partnership will be focused on...

Twitter News Users Are 'Young, Mobile and Educated:' Report
2013-11-06 11:10:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a nearly three-year-long study of Twitter users, a newly published report finds that those who look to the microblogging platform for daily news are becoming younger, more educated, and increasingly rely on their mobile devices to bring them the content they crave. The report, "Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated," released jointly by Pew Research Center and the James S. and James L. Knight Foundation, finds that while...

Teens Can Now Go Public On Facebook
2013-10-17 04:35:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook has removed a restriction for teenage users that previously limited who could view their online postings. The change, which took effect on Wednesday, allows users between the ages of 13 and 17 to manually change their settings to publicly share posts and obtain followers. Until now, Facebook postings made by teenagers were only viewable by their “friends,” “friends of friends,” and customized groups, with no...

Twitter Lets Followers Send Direct Messages
2013-10-15 11:28:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Micro-blogging service Twitter has changed the restriction on the sending of direct messages between users. This week the microblogging social media site rolled out a new option that will let users opt to receive direct messages from anyone who follows them, even if that user doesn’t follow them back. This feature was announced last night, with marketing user @JimConnolly tweeting, “You can now receive DM's from anyone who...

2013-10-11 23:02:32

Microblogging is emerging as a popular social communication tool online. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Chatwing.com and its developers have recently observed the imminent growth of the microblogging sector. In line with this, developer Mike Diamond is out to share some important microblogging tips for people who want to rank up in their niches. These tips are timely, straightforward, and rather easy to understand.     Eye for trends. Mr. Diamond has emphasized...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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