Urges to keep on top of social networks and work were the hardest to resist. It is more difficult to resist the urge to check social networking sites for updates than turning down a drink, according to a study of people’s everyday desires.
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Teens are migrating to Twitter because many parents are on Facebook, but they don’t tweet. Teenagers don’t tweet and will never tweet because it’s too public, too many older users and not cool. That’s been the prediction for a while now, born of numbers showing that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter […]
Some Twitter users are planning to go all of Saturday without tweeting to show their displeasure. There are fears of Twitter censorship among bloggers and activists from China, the Middle East and Latin America as new Twitter policies could allow governments to censor messages, stifling free expression.
It’s not easy being a kid in today’s world. Everywhere you turn it seems like adults are out to make you look like a spoiled, entitled brat.
Tweets can be seen as a reflection of an individual’s mood of the moment — as opposed to “a longer-term reflective evaluation” of the person’s life. Happiness around the world is declining. How do we know? It’s on Twitter.
This was the year of big data. Data graphics continue to thrive and designers are putting more thought into what the data are about, and that’s a very good thing.
Twitter reached the 100 million active-user mark last month. There’s a whole lot of tweeting going on: Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo said users of the short-messaging blog are sending 250 million tweets a day.
Twitter tracks your emotions. A large-scale study of posts on Twitter has found that no matter how grumpy people are when they wake up, and whether they stumble to their feet in Madrid, Mexico City or Minnetonka, Minn., they tend to brighten by breakfast time and feel their moods taper gradually to a low in […]
The NYPD has formed Facebook and Twitter units in order to track down and monitor criminals and criminal behavior on social media sites. The New York Police Department has formed a new unit to track troublemakers who announce plans or brag about their crimes on Twitter, MySpace and Facebook.
Students love technology. It’s a fact that college students are obsessed with technology. Key surveys were performed recently to gauge students’ tech use scientifically. And OnlineEducation.net has made an infographic based on results from the student/technology study. (Infographic)
Is sharing caring? Wow. Five years after it launched, Twitter has finally added native photo-sharing to its service. Starting now, all Twitter.com users have a camera icon that lets you add a photo to your tweet. Images that are 3MB or less in size can be uploaded and embedded into a tweet…
So far Twitter is not allowed to operate in China, but twitter-like companies are springing to life anyway
Train crash in China “Our train bumped into something.Our carriage has fallen onto its side. Children are screaming . . . Come to help us please! Come fast!” These were the words tweeted by a passenger on high-speed train D301 on July 23 that were clearly a cry for help. But these words also initiated a wave […]