Teens are leaving Facebook and turning to Twitter. Teens find Facebook to be more an extension of their daily interactions at school and home than a place where they can relax and be themselves, according to the latest data from Pew. The unease the teens are feeling isn’t from concerns about third parties accessing their [...]
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Mobile-social Last week was a momentous week for watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop computing to mobile because of Google I/O, particularly for those focused on mobile-social.
Masdar Institute researchers create way to prevent misinformation from spreading through social media
Research efforts have shown how to effectively mobilize many people on social media for a common task. Online crowds like the online community Reddit and some Twitter users were criticized for pillorying an innocent student as a possible terrorist suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. But some emerging technologies might be able to help knock [...]
Santiago Swallow One of the most famous people that no one has heard of is Santiago Swallow. His Twitter profile shows a handsome man with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” checkmark. Underneath it are numbers to make [...]
If you want more retweets, just ask your followers. Engaging followers on social media is no easy task. But brands that want to succeed on social media know the number of followers they have isn’t as important as how engaged those followers are.
Can Twitter be used as an informal barometer of public opinion? Surely the constant torrent of often spontaneous, 140-character tweets coming from millions of people should provide a window into what people are really thinking.
Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. China’s version of Twitter, a microblogging service called Weibo was launched in 2010. Just like Twitter, users are allowed to post 140 character messages with @username and #hashtags. 140 characters in Chinese contain significantly more information content than in English.
“These growing inquiries can have a serious chilling effect on free expression – and real privacy implications.” The Government wants more of your data, but copyright holders are getting slightly less active in requesting tweettakedowns. The social/news/media network published its second Twitter Transparency Report today in conjunction with #DataPrivacyDay. Twitter’s goal is to be open about revealing how many government [...]
There have been several blog posts on Socialable about Twitter tools. Here is the first in a series of 101 top social media and blogging tools starting with Twitter. Twitter generates 50% of the traffic to Socialable.
Something transpires in social media every minute. Whether that is a new like, a new connection, a tweet, or social networks gaining unique visitors, we are spending a lot of our minutes socializing in various forms on an array of social sites. 2012 showed us that we prefer to share images and our location, and that Facebook and Twitter both still remain [...]