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Twitter’s Losing Sight of What Makes It So Great

David Smothers March 27, 2014

Today, Twitter introduced some major changes to the way it does business. Not only can a single tweet now hold multiple photos (along with 10 tagged friends), but none of that extra baggage takes away any of your precious characters. In other words, Twitter just got a whole lot more like Facebook. Once confined to… Continue Reading »

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Which Celebrities Have the Most Fake Twitter Followers?

David Smothers April 14, 2013

Did you hear? Nearly half of Justin Bieber’s Twitter followers are fake. Fake! Belieber nation is a fraud, life has no meaning, the abyss of treachery and betrayal that is life grows deeper by the hour. But wait! Surely other celebrity Twitter accounts aren’t afflicted by this unforgivable deceit. Right? Actually… most of them are… Continue Reading »

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A Shimmering, Tweet-Based Langauge Map of NYC

David Smothers February 21, 2013

If 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,… Continue Reading »

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Twitter Has Been Hacked: 250,000 Twitter Accounts Compromised

David Smothers February 2, 2013

Twitter has been hacked. If you have a Twitter account (and who doesn’t these days), it’s probably a good idea to make sure everything is in order and/or reset your password with something strong. Twitter says that approximately 250,000 users may have been affected by the hack, with the hackers gaining access to usernames, email… Continue Reading »

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NFL Support on Facebook, Visualized

David Smothers January 30, 2013

To celebrate the impenidng Super Bowl, Facebook decided to analyze NFL support across the US based on Likes. Many of the results are as you’d expect—but there are a few interesting quirks along the way. Across all of Facebook’s US users, around 35 million have Liked a page for one of the 32 teams in the NFL…. Continue Reading »

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Entatech offers Beats with tweets (UK and Isle of Man residents only)

David Smothers January 28, 2013

IT distributor Entatech has launced a new social media campaign where followers have the chance to win Beats headphones and Capsule speakers. The campaign celebrates the launch of the new Microsoft Office SKUs. Entatech says the new Office 2013 suites and Office 365 are already proving popular with its customer base, and it aims to… Continue Reading »

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Are You Brave Enough to Try Vine Roulette?

David Smothers January 28, 2013

Straight outta the blocks late last week there was Vinepeek, a website which throws up just-posted Vine videos. Now there’s Vine Roulette, which offers up an entire wall of six-second videos for you to… uh… enjoy? Vine Roulette can filter by hashtag, which means you can use its—actually rather nice and novel—interface to see a whole bunch of… Continue Reading »

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“Human Error” Made Dildo Porn the Top Video on Vine

David Smothers January 28, 2013

Vine, Twitter’s new experiment in oddball video sharing, gave users a spook this morning: a video of a guy sticking a dildo in himself. Even more startling, it was the #1 “Editor’s Pick” for the entire app. What? How? Why? We can’t answer that last question, but we have a better idea of how, according… Continue Reading »

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Facebook DIES ON THE VINE hours after Twitter tie-in

David Smothers January 25, 2013

Twitter’s public spat with Facebook continued on Thursday when Mark Zuckerberg’s free content ad network appeared to have cut off access to video-sharing app Vine’s “find people” function – which allowed Viners to ferret out their Facebook mates. The abrupt shutoff came just hours after the micro-blogging site bought video-sharing tech from the startup. At the time… Continue Reading »

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Vine Is Twitter’s New Video Sharing Service

David Smothers January 24, 2013

Twitter just got more GIF-friendly, by introducing Vine, a new video-sharing service for clips that are six seconds or less. Vine is an iOS app that captures both motion and sound. Translation: GIFs with sound that you can tweet. Yes, there are apps like this in high supply that already exist. The obvious question is why isn’t Vine… Continue Reading »

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