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Topsy lets you search tweets from 2006, look up old cringeworthy posts

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/05/topsy-expanded-twitter-search/

DNP Topsy now with tweets since 2006

Next time you’re feeling nostalgic and want to peruse old Twitter posts — such as in 2006, when Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status — you might want to pay Topsy a visit. The social search engine, which could previously look for posts up until 2010, has expanded its archives to include tweets from as far back as Twitter’s birth in 2006. Simply input terms in the search box, and you’ll find their newest and oldest mentions on the site. Even better than that, you can use the site to read every single tweet a user has ever posted by querying “from:yourusername,” making it easy to look for the first time you tweeted about Lady Gaga’s wardrobe. Before you run off and facepalm at your old tweets, though, check out @engadget’s first one by Ryan Block after the cut.

 

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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: Google+ Is The Fourth Most-Used Smartphone App

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/pqjz4ZfvAOs/google-smartphone-app-popularity-2013-9

Google+ Is The Fourth Most-Used Smartphone App (GlobalWebIndex)
It’s no surprise that Google Maps is the most popular mobile app, used by 54% of the global smartphone population last month, according to a recent survey by GlobalWebIndex. However, the mobile apps for YouTube and Google+ were used by 35% and 30% of smartphone users respectively, which means that Google owns three of the four most widely used apps on smartphones.

Advertisers want visibility across platforms and across verticals. No company does that better than Google — which has the top location and video apps, and the second most popular social media app.

BII The app World small


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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 news No Comments

These Charts Show How Fast Traders React To Carl Icahn Tweets

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/traders-reactions-to-icahn-tweets-2013-8

Last week, billionaire investor Carl Icahn Tweeted that he had a large stake in Apple and had talked to Tim Cook. During the final hours of the trading session, Icahn’s Tweets had added more than $17 billion to Apple’s market cap.

Ancoa, a surveillance platform for financial markets, recently took a look at how the stock reacted to the Tweets.

Just three seconds after the first Tweet, the stock started to rip.  This is visualized in the charts below. The two blue dots represent Icahn’s Tweets and the green dots represent trades.

Check out their charts below:  (Read Ancoa’s full blog post here)

apple chart

 

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: Bank of America’s Twitter Account Is One Really Really Dumb Robot

source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/vip/~3/O7yDobnyHsg/bank-of-americas-twitter-account-is-one-really-really-713634226

Bank of America's Twitter Account Is One Really Really Dumb Robot

It’s always nice to get a response from Company X’s official Twitter account when you rage tweet about how Company X is so terrible and awful and that you’d never do anything with them again. It seems like they care about you! It seems like they want to help! It seems like they’re… human. Too bad they’re usually just stupid robots like this Bank of America Twitter account.

It’s a hilariously epic mistake by the official BofA Help Twitter account. When Twitter user @darthmarkh tweeted about how he was chased away by cops after drawing chalk in front of a New York City Bank of America that was pointing out how BofA was taking away people’s homes, the BofA Help Twitter account decided to jump in and asked @darthmarkh if he needed help with his account… completely ignoring the fact that @darthmarkh was eviscerating Bank of America right in front of its face.

It gets worse for BofA though. When other people jumped into @darthmarkh’s replies, they all get mentioned by the same BofA Help Twitter account with the same generic answers. It’s completely embarrassing because NO ONE is actually asking for help, they’re all just destroying Bank of America (with the ammo Bank of America is providing no less).


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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 news No Comments

Twitter launches #FollowMe: highlight reels based on tweets, photos and Vines

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/13/twitter-launches-followme/

Twitter launches #FollowMe to create highlight reels from tweets, photos and Vines

It’s common for Twitter regulars to get a stream of new followers, but it’s not always clear why they should follow back — how do you summarize a person’s post history in a few seconds? Twitter wants to solve this by launching its #FollowMe tool. The service uses Vizify to build a short, HTML5-based highlight clip from a person’s followers, photos, tweets and Vine videos. Most of the legwork is automatic; users only have to edit the clip if they want to fine-tune the results, and any tweet with the relevant link will show the animation in-line. The #FollowMe rollout won’t guarantee any additional popularity in the Twittersphere, but it should at least make for a stronger sales pitch.

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013 news No Comments

drag2share: CHART: Here’s How Mobile Social Networks Have Become

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/iU3AfHMz_60/how-mobile-social-networks-have-become-2013-5

CHART: Here’s How Mobile Social Networks Have Become

May 16, 2013

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are daily destinations for millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.

At the same time, mobile usage is exploding. Advertisers’ desire for guaranteed attention, coupled with this explosion, helps to explain social media’s move away from traditional display ads — like Facebook’s right-rail ads — and toward so-called native ads that surface in a user’s stream, either as a tweet or a Facebook post.

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze the state of social media advertising and detail how mobile is an important part of this story as mobile-friendly as native ad formats fuel growth in the market.

We specifically provide a comprehensive guide and examination of the advertising ecosystems on Facebook and Twitter, as well as a primer on Tumblr as an emerging ad medium.

Access The Full Report And Data By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today >>

Take a look at this chart that details how mobile social networks have become:

u.s. share of time spent by device

Overall, mobile accounts for just under 40% of time spent on social media. Both Twitter and Facebook have passed the 50% mobile usage mark


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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 news No Comments

Watch How Retweets Ripple Out Through the Internet

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5995388/watch-how-retweets-ripple-out-through-the-internet

Watch How Retweets Ripple Out Through the Internet A quick tweet can blast through Twitter like wildfire. All it takes is a click of a button and anyone can help push that 140 character shout just a little further through cyberspace, until everybody knows. This is what it looks like when that happens.

Where Does My Tweet Go” is a neat little Twitter analytics tool developed by France’s MFG Labs. It’s a very simple concept; instead of just telling you how many times one of your tweets (or someone else’s) got retweeted, it traces the viral spread from person to person to person, ever outward to Twitter’s furthest reaches.

Each graph starts with a dot in the center for the original tweet, with a ring around it for the first wave of retweets. Each concentric circle represents yet another wave, like ripples in a pond, while the pie-slices emanating from each tweet show the overall reach of every echo.

Watch How Retweets Ripple Out Through the Internet

For the moment, the service is still in beta, so your choice of tweets is rather limited. You can sign up and look at the spread of your own (if you’re popular enough) or browse through some of the (mostly French) accounts and trends the service currently supports. Eventually, it should roll out to the net at large, giving some color and shape to ever-increasing retweet frenzies. Too bad that hacked AP tweet isn’t loaded into the beta. That would be a tweetsplosion worth seeing. Maybe (but hopefully not) next time. [Where Does My Tweet Go via Wired]

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Friday, April 26th, 2013 news No Comments

A Shimmering, Tweet-Based Langauge Map of NYC

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5985892/a-shimmering-tweet+based-langauge-map-of-nyc

A Shimmering, Tweet-Based Langauge Map of NYCIf you’ve ever wondered which languages are spoken where in NYC, here’s the map for you. This visualization shows exactly which languages are used in tweets across the city.

Put together by James Cheshire, Ed Manley and Oliver O’Brien from University College London, the map builds on 8.5 million tweets, captured between January 2010 and February 2013, which were all analyzed for language content. As you’d expect, it’s quite the melting pot, and the highest concentration of different languages seems to be around the Theatre District and Times Square. Best put that down to tourists, eh? Check out the full, interactive map here.[UCL via Guardian]

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 news No Comments

The Happiest and Saddest Places in the Country as Told by Your Tweets

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5985419/the-happiest-and-saddest-places-in-the-country-as-told-by-your-tweets

The Happiest and Saddest Places in the Country as Told by Your Tweets Louisiana residents probably won’t be too pleased to hear the following news, which, for them, won’t really be a change of pace at all. According to a team at the very not-real-sounding Vermont Complex Systems Center and based on what is surely a totally objective and not-at-all arbitrary analysis of tweets, Louisiana is understandably (Katrina, blacking out the Super Bowl, being notoriously obese) the saddest state while Hawaii (sunshine, pineapple, knowing they bestowed Manti Te’o unto the world) is the happiest.

To find these purported emotional extremities of the US, the researchers analyzed each tweet for its happiness content based on the positive words, such as beauty and love, and negative words, such as boo and lied, that were used. In addition to whether or not a tweet contained “happy” or “sad” words, the extent to which a city used certain words more or less than the national average also played a role in its rating. For instance, Napa’s relatively low use of the (sad) word “bitches” directly contributed to its status as the happiest and least-derogatory-towards-women city in the country. Conversely, Beaumont’s markedly high use of the (sad) word “shit” played a role in its status as the US’s most depressing and profane place to live.

The Happiest and Saddest Places in the Country as Told by Your Tweets

Of course, this study does leave a considerable amount of room for error. It in no way takes into account the context surrounding the indicator words. For instance, a tweet declaring “Damn, look at these fine bitches” might very well be marked as sad when, in fact, it’s a joyful declaration of aesthetic appreciation. Still, the authors are able to note that their data correlates with other (still probably highly subjective) measures of happiness as conducted by Gallup.

Even if potentially woefully inaccurate, it is, nonetheless, a fun little study that, depending on your city, can either validate your current emotional state or send you into existential crisis as you question the very happiness you thought you had, everyone in Louisiana. Enjoy.

The Happiest and Saddest Places in the Country as Told by Your Tweets

[ariXv.org via The Atlantic]

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 news No Comments

American Express cardholders can now buy goods by tweeting special hashtags

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/12/american-express-sync-twitter-buy-products/

American Express cardholders can now buy goods by tweeting special hashtags

If driving to a store and waving your phone by a terminal puts too much sweat on your brow, American Express has launched a new way to part with your money in exchange for physical goods that’s even more effortless. Since last year, Amex Sync has let American Express cardholders earn discounts in return for posting tweets including hashtags about certain products, and now it’s letting them buy things just by tweeting special hashtags. After signing up for the service, users can send out a tweet with a hashtag such as #BuyAmexGiftCard25, reply to the @AmexSync account to confirm their purchase and wait for the package to arrive via free 2-day shipping. As of now, the outfit is offering a $25 American Express gift card for $15, but will being offering up new products, ranging from a Kindle Fire HD to an Xbox 360, with sweetened prices starting February 13 at noon EST. Not a Twitter user? According to AllThingsD, Leslie Berland, Amex’s SVP of digital partnerships and development, says the solution will head to the likes of Facebook and other platforms at some point as well.

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Via: The Verge, AllThingsD

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 news No Comments

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