Latest Microblogging Stories

France Wants Names Of Twitter Users
2013-01-25 20:17:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Friday a French court ruled that micro blog service Twitter, which allows users to post 140-character “tweets,” must hand over the identities of users in France who used the service to post racist remarks. The Paris court ordered Twitter to turn over to the French Union of Jewish Students (UEJF) whatever data the service had that could help identify the account holders who posted the tweets. The court further...

Twitter Adds Video To Tweets With Vine
2013-01-24 19:34:55

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Photos and Twitter have long gotten celebrities and even a member of Congress into some deep trouble. Now the micro blogging service will let users add some video. On Thursday, Twitter announced a new mobile service called Vine, which allows users to create and share looping videos. The video won´t be integrated into actual tweets, at least not yet. “Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less)...

Internet Usage In China Soars Thanks To Mobile Devices
2013-01-15 09:09:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fight against it as they may, the Chinese government has not able to keep the web out of their people´s hands. Despite tightening control over what is posted online and what is seen, new data from the East shows that the number of those accessing the Internet continues to grow at a substantial rate. According to the China Internet Network Information Center, the country saw 51 million more surfers added in 2012 over...

twitter news spread
2013-01-10 06:09:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study finds that news spreads throughout Twitter in a variety of ways, and that there is no single, universally applicable strategy to maximize the effectiveness of dispersing news across the microblogging site. But news agencies can still learn a lot by examining how their news diffuses once it is posted on Twitter, researchers said. Over a six month time period, University of Arizona professor Sudha Ram studied a dozen...

Twitter Library Of Congress Archive Is Growing
2013-01-06 05:33:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Less than 24 months after first announcing their plans to compile an archive of Twitter posts, the Library of Congress has collected more than 170 billion messages comprised of 140 characters or less, the institution announced on Friday. The archive, which was first announced in April 2010, will contain every tweet posted to the popular microblogging website. Each Twitter message, dating back to the very first one (which was...

China Cracks Down On Internet Freedom Following Scandals
2012-12-27 10:15:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though it might sound unexpected, the Chinese government has come under scrutiny this year as a result of some online missteps. As a communist country, China works to control what is published about its government and political figures. However, if we´ve learned anything during the last five years in America, it´s that news travels fast and unencumbered via Twitter. The same can be said of China´s own microblogging...

Twitter May Add Photo Filters To Its Mobile App
2012-11-04 07:30:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being called a move to combat popular photo-sharing website Instagram, Twitter is reportedly planning to release a mobile app update that will allow members of the microblogging website to modify pictures using a series of filters. As Nick Bilton of the New York Times first reported on Friday, unidentified Twitter employees said the new features would allow people to tweak images and upload them directly to the...

Twitter Testing "Like" And "Star" In Place Of Favorites
2012-10-23 15:53:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As Twitter strikes out on its own, abandoning companies and apps it once partnered with, it´s likely the microblogger feels this is an appropriate time to try out a few new things, such as renaming those little stars users can assign to another´s Tweets. Twitter has always referred to these little stars as favorites, and users with a high-follower count collect these stars as a sign of approval, a way to look back on...

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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