Latest Microblogging Stories
One-third of all Facebook status updates are deleted before being published due to self-censorship, but Facebook can still see these updates and comments even if they are never posted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week Twitter rolled out a new option that will let users receive direct messages from anyone who follows them, even if that user doesn’t follow them back.
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, 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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