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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...

2014-03-21 23:24:51

Following an article posted on Tech Crunch, fishbat, an award winning online marketing company, discusses a new Twitter feature called ‘Fave People’ and its comparison to Twitter lists. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 fishbat, an award-winning online marketing company, discusses how Twitter is testing a new feature called ‘Fave People’ and how it compares to Twitter Lists. According to a March 17th article posted by Tech Crunch titled “Twitter Testers Gain Access To A New...

Happy Birthday To Twitter! And They're Handing Out Presents
2014-03-21 05:03:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Micro-blogging website Twitter is celebrating its eight birthday on Friday, but instead of asking for presents, it’s giving one to its users in the form of a new tool that allows them to look back at their first tweets – or those of their friends, family or favorite celebrities. By visiting the website and/or using the hashtag ‘#FirstTweet’ people can enter the Twitter username of their choice to find out how they first...

Misinformation Can Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter
2014-03-19 05:40:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twitter can be enormously helpful during an emergency, but it can be just as detrimental when misinformation is rapidly spread during a crisis. Researchers from University of Washington studied last year’s Boston Marathon bombings and found that significant amounts of misinformation spread widely on Twitter despite efforts by users to correct rumors that were inaccurate. The bombings, which took place on April 15, 2013 when...

2014-03-16 23:03:23

Following an article posted on Mashable, fishbat, an award winning online marketing firm, discusses how to get more retweets on Twitter. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 fishbat, an award winning online marketing firm, discusses how to get more retweets on Twitter. According to a March 11th article posted on Mashable titled “Twitter: Photos and Videos Get More Retweets,“ tweets that include pictures and videos have the highest chance of getting retweeted. The article details a...

2014-03-13 23:00:39

This interactive session is set for this Friday, March 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Designed specifically for communications and marketing professionals, PR News will host the upcoming social media webinar, “How to Use Twitter & Vine to Create Engagement for Your Brand” this Friday, March 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET. For more information, visit: http://www.prnewsonline.com/webinars/03-14-2014. Speakers for this March 14 PR News webinar include Kim...

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...

2014-03-05 23:31:11

Following an article posted on Mashable, online marketing company fishbat discusses the athletes that were most talked about on Twitter. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 fishbat, a leading online marketing company, discusses Twitter’s most talked about athletes of the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to a February 24th article posted on Mashable titled “Sochi Social-Media Recap: Top Moments from Facebook, Twitter,” the Olympic judges and tweeters differed in opinion on who should...

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...

2014-02-26 23:29:51

#RunChat, the weekly Twitter chat about all things running, recently launched #RunSwap, an online classifieds page to sell, buy or trade running gear. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 #RunChat, the popular weekly Twitter community chat about running, recently launched #RunSwap – an online classifieds page to sell, buy or trade running gear. “During a #RunChat in summer 2013, someone suggested that we have a place for people to sell or trade gear they don’t use,” said #RunChat co-founder...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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