How We Tweet

On any average day, you might be using your personal or business Twitter accounts to promote your ideas, politics, viewpoints, or just that great new pair of shoes you found that you feel compelled to show off to the world. But what do people really use Twitter for most? The new Diffbot Page Classifier API, …

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The Twitter-Lympics

With the 2012 Summer Olympics already well under way in London, many of us are setting our DVR to record events, checking results online, and getting into the spirit to cheer on our favorite athletes. But did you know just how much these Olympics have changed the social media game versus four or even two …

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Social Media & Tragedy: Informing and Unraveling the Eyewitness Perspective

In the wake of the tragic shootings in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater early Friday mornings, news is pouring in about the sad event – and much of it is coming not from traditional media, but from the witnesses, family, and friends who are closest to the tragedy. Twitter pages, YouTube videos taken on cellphones …

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Cover Your Butt: Were Your Passwords Compromised?

After Yahoo’s affirmation on Thursday that passwords and usernames were indeed compromised, you may be wondering if you’re information is safe. And you should be concerned, not only if you have a Yahoo account, but also if you use any services provided by Gmail, MSN, Hotmail, Comcast, or AOL. Yahoo’s contributor network Yahoo! Voices was …

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The Sky is Falling! (And other Facebook privacy rumblings)

If you’re breathing, you’re probably also on Facebook – and thus, chances are you have noticed or will come across one of the latest Facebook privacy rumors. It reads like this: For those of you who do not understand the reasoning behind this posting, Facebook is now a publicly traded entity. Unless you state otherwise, …

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