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According to a study by video tech firm Unruly, 6-second Vine videos are being posted to Twitter at the rate of 9 per second, which is up from 5 per second two months ago. The news comes amid talk of a brewing war between Twitter, which owns Vine, and Facebook’s Instagram, which just l...
Big data helped re-elect a President, find Osama bin Laden, and contributed to the melt-down of our financial system. We are in the midst of a data revolution where social media introduces new terms like Arab Spring, Facebook Depression and Twitter anxiety that reflect a new reality: b...
Was there some bias as to what got said on Twitter on the night of the debates? Twitter needs to be able to handle large volumes and if they can’t, they cannot say that they are providing any accurate public barometer on something as important as a Presidential debate. On the last ...
While all eyes were on Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. these last two weeks for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we had our eyes, and monitors, on Twitter to see if and how these events impacted Twitter’s website performance. As is the case with most big news events ...

I’d appreciate your views on the most important tech blogs, the ones you find are of critical importance to keeping you informed on emerging technologies relevant to your decision-making. I have a list of my favorites embedded below. These are the blogs at the forefront of top...

Deron Williams, NBA point guard and savior of ironic sport liking, just inked a new contract to stay with the Brooklyn Nets. Well, inked is the wrong word as Williams actually signed his 5 year $98 million contract on an iPad. With his finger.
Quick question for you: What matters most, the client or the server? Answer: Neither—they are really only useful as a whole. A client without a server is usually little more than an non-functional wire frame, and a server without a … Jul. 10, 2012 07:45 AM EDT  Reads: 2,957
"It’s imperative that we remain available around the world, and today we stumbled. For that we offer our most sincere apologies" wrote Twitter’s VP of Engineering, Mazen Rawashdeh, on the official Twitter blog as the microblogging giant strove to explain today's "cascading bug" and its...
Twitter had its largest outage of the year Thursday, when it went out just before noon. The service was down in the U.S. and other parts of the world. In the U.S., Twitter came back up about 70 minutes later only to suffer at least two subsequent outages, according to online monitoring...
Everyone’s heard of Twitter, the social network that allows you share short messages.  With over 140 million users sharing over 340 million tweets each day, Twitter can be a powerful marketing tool.  If you’re not tweeting now you should consider it. In a nutshell here’s how it works: ...
Writing good tweets is an art form. Some tweeters use "Shock 'n Awe" and others Apr. 5, 2012 06:45 AM EDT  Reads: 2,075
TwitChimp.com is a web application designed to help Twitter users find the right people to follow and learn more from the ever expanding dialog underway there. It provides features like twitter lists, directories and content summation as well as easy ways to curate and offer recommenda...
Oh, snap. Someone got something wrong on the Internet this morning. Specifically, a journalist in Manila got something wrong on Twitter, when he noted that “China has no colonial past with English.” There's the matter of Hong Kong, which the British colonized for 150 years, and smaller...
In Cairo, fear and trepidation of Facebook and Twitter ran high enough to prompt the government to flip a Liebermanesque Internet kill switch. But perhaps it's not these two sites in particular as much as IT in general that's causing the problem for the world's dictators. And perhap...

A new service called @sggst (pronounced 'suggest') that enables Twitter users to find the best prices for products has launched its beta service in the UK. Twitter users who include @sggst and the name of a product in a tweet, ...

The Google boys are growing up. They’re bouncing their adult supervisor. CEO Eric Schmidt, who twittered “day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!,” will cede his title to Google co-founder and president of products Larry Page on April 4, the company said in a surprise annou...
In an announcement made Tuesday at the company HQ by the CEO of Twitter, Evan Williams (@ev), who bought one of the world's most famous domains for just $7,500, Twitter revealed its new look.
In this video I show how to use DarkStar to filter the Twitter stream.
“I hear you guys are the social media gurus in this area. Can you help us blow out our efforts on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook?” These were seemingly innocent words from a prospective client, spoken just last week. As we dug a bit deeper, the red flags started flying. He wants hel...
There isn't one person that I know that doesn't have a Facebook account. I decline friend requests daily from people such as ex-girlfriend's fathers, old professors that flunked me, and even an old boss from when I was 16. EVERYONE is on it. It is almost common practice to look at some...
If you’re seeking wealth and fame, journalism might not be your best choice. No one enters the field to get rich, and only a few ever become famous. An entry-level journalist will barely earn enough to survive if a job is even available in today’s shrinking journalism job market. Even...
There was a great thread on AVC this week on the impact of Twitter's API specs being reused by others (check out the lengthy comments thread as well). I think this is the beginning of a trend and we'll see a lot more of it in different types of apps: * APIs for different conten...
This is a clear sign that the enterprise software and social software worlds are munging. Get ready to see a lot more. TIBCO Software will release in 2010 software that lets people search for and then track corporate information by subject matter in a similar way to how they might foll...
There are millions of opinions about entertainment being expressed on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, message boards and other social networks. Fizziolo.gy turns these individual opinions into trackable, scored data. Mentions are measured by volume and analyzed to determine sentiment by trai...
We are all connected. Most of us, on average, according to Sandler Sales Institute, know 200 to 250 people that we have some sort of influence over. They could be contacts such as immediate and extended family members, co-workers, and team or committee members. They also include people...
Social media is touching all of our lives. Even in the early stages of social media development, it is hard to talk with any network or tech-savvy person without having a conversation that is fairly intelligent on the topic.
Busy day for cloud interoperability related news. Google just announced a new service called Google Wave, described as an open communication and collaboration platform & protocol based on hosted XML do...