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Twitter, Inc
Type Private
Founded 2006
Headquarters San Francisco, California, USA
Key people Jack Dorsey, Chairman
Evan Williams, CEO
Biz Stone, Creative Director
Industry mobile social network service, microblogging
Revenue $400,000 Q3 (2009) (projected)[1]
Employees 141[2]
Website www.twitter.com
.Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets.^ Twitter is a status-updating or microblogging social networking website.
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Read the tweets from all of the celebrities on Twitter.
  • Twitter | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: General]

^ You can send a Twitter message, or "Tweet," from any of your registered devices.
  • Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware - CNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.^ Twitter is based on 140 character updates.
  • How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.hubspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Sign-up and post a profile.
  • How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.hubspot.com [Source type: General]

^ A tweet that is exactly 140 characters.

.Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access.^ Openness — anyone can join, and anyone can follow anyone else (unless they restrict access to friends who request access) .
  • Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Why I’m hooked on Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.smartmobs.com [Source type: General]

.Since late 2009, users can follow lists of authors instead of following individual authors.^ March 8, 2009 at 11:45 am i’ve been following the search term “john mayer” all weekend since the campbell soup ad tweet.
  • Twitter whoring goes mainstream | Online Marketing Banter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC onlinemarketingbanter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you want to take all this just a little bit slower, you can just grab the RSS feed for all the folks that you’re following, or for individual users.
  • The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Twitter Users : EveryJoe - Sports News – Tech Reviews – Entertainment – Life Tips for EveryJoe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.everyjoe.com [Source type: General]

^ Since Twitter Lists Beta Observations and Tips one month ago, Twitter completed the roll out of Twitter Lists to all its users.

[3][4] .All users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications.^ Read the tweets from all of the celebrities on Twitter.
  • Twitter | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: General]

^ Receive and send tweets via email .
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ You can send a Twitter message, or "Tweet," from any of your registered devices.
  • Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware - CNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.While the service itself costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees.^ Services, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Yahoo!'s servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Yahoo!
  • Yahoo! Terms of Service 20 September 2009 2:44 UTC info.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Shorty Report provides the latest data through interviews with dozens of companies that are using Twitter to make a big impact with short messages.

^ Looking for the latest and most interesting tools and services to use with your new mobile phone?
  • Mobile Instant Messaging Meets Social Networking: Twitter - A Beginner's Guide 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

.Since its creation in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gained notability and popularity worldwide.^ Twitter creator Jack Dorsey Wednesday gave the first public demonstration of his hotly-anticipated latest venture -- a device to allow credit card payments by cell phone -- and revealed it would be given away for free.
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ I wrote an exhaustive twitter guide that since then has gotten really popular, in which I lay down quite a good deal of good practices [...
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ And since Twitter combines use of the Web, IMs and text messaging, measuring the site's popularity is tough.
  • Twitter took off from simple to 'tweet' success - USATODAY.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

It is sometimes described as "SMS of the Internet."[5] The use of Twitter's application programming interface for sending and receiving text messages by other applications often eclipses direct use of Twitter.
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What we have to do is deliver to people the best and freshest most relevant information possible.^ I’m not sure it’s possible for Twitter (or Pownce or anyone) to review extensive information about people and relationships.
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ Those that take the time out to listen and ‘work the room’ to take in as much information as possible on what interests their audience, will ultimately have the best chance of engaging contacts effectively.
  • Twitter « Middle East Public Relations | Spot On PR | Communications | Marketing | Media | Social Media 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.spotonpr.com [Source type: General]

^ And its community is well established and some of the most amazing people thrive from reading and sharing information through the Web, mobile text, IM, etc.
  • Twitter Me This, Is Jaiku a Threat? Let’s Ask Those Defining the Landscape | Brian Solis 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.briansolis.com [Source type: General]

.We think of Twitter as it's not a social network, but it's an information network.^ Twitter is becoming a leading social networking sites and it has personal information.
  • Twitter Gets Hacked, Badly 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Just like any other social network, twitter can be used as a powerful tool to build your brand and raise awareness.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: Alexa , business networking , business networking sites , Facebook , Google , LinkedIn , MySpace , Ning , social networking sites , Twitter May .

It tells people what they care about as it is happening in the world.

Contents

History

A blueprint sketch, circa 2006, by Jack Dorsey, envisioning an SMS-based social network
.Twitter began in a "daylong brainstorming session" that was held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo in an attempt to break a creative slump.^ Twitter began in March, 2006 in San Francisco, as a project of Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams while they worked for the podcasting company Odeo.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

.During that meeting, Jack Dorsey introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group, a concept partially inspired by the SMS group messaging service TXTMob.^ Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages.
  • Twitter Support 20 September 2009 2:44 UTC help.twitter.com [Source type: General]

^ The hope is that individuals and organizations will be inspired to volunteer in community service, perform good deeds and/or participate in private or organized activities in remembrance of the events of 9/11.
  • Santa Barbara - Twestival - Direct Relief International 16 October 2009 12:19 UTC santabarbara.twestival.com [Source type: General]

^ My new book introduced this concept of a “ Reputation Cloud ” as a useful phrase that includes the reputation of a business across the entire Web, including social media sites.
  • ScottFox.com - Internet Riches - e-Riches 2.0: twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.scottfox.com [Source type: General]

[7]
The working name was just "Status" for a while. It actually didn’t have a name. We were trying to name it, and mobile was a big aspect of the product early on ... .We liked the SMS aspect, and how you could update from anywhere and receive from anywhere.^ Tell me how you like it.
  • Alltop - Top Twitterati News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterati.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Twitter anywhere you like .
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ I like how you present this information.
  • How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.hubspot.com [Source type: General]

.We wanted to capture that in the name—we wanted to capture that feeling: the physical sensation that you’re buzzing your friend’s pocket.^ You can then share the post with your friends.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Useful when you're betting or playing games with your friends.
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ You can’t hide when your friends have this app: .
  • Twitter Handbook — How good people make BIG things happen – FAST! 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterhandbook.com [Source type: General]

.It’s like buzzing all over the world.^ The get to class or conference and have adrenaline that propels them into social media like a runners high – they want to do it all and will conquer the world!
  • Realty World Northern California & Nevada » twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.realtyworldnca.com [Source type: General]

.So we did a bunch of name-storming, and we came up with the word "twitch," because the phone kind of vibrates when it moves.^ I struggled with my thoughts, threw some words down, and came up with a question: “Why are you twittering?"
  • Social Media Today | A business community for the web's best thinkers on Social Media 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.socialmediatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ In part, I think, because yesterday’s furious storm that the “mob” you mentioned stirred up.
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ The reason I am asking is,when I was on a webinar,in the chat room someone asked that very question because they were having trouble when it came to them putting in the same names again.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But "twitch" is not a good product name because it doesn’t bring up the right imagery.^ I have seen page after page after service after service that has taken the easy way out and slapped up advertising just because, but if somebody can get the formula right, it can only be good for the Web in general.
  • louisgray.com: Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.louisgray.com [Source type: General]

^ Recommend a product that doesn’t work and your own reputation and any trust you’ve built up with those who follow your advice will suffer.
  • 8 Tips for Affiliate Marketers on Using Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ I can’t really get my arms around it because I don’t think these tools bring out any really new productivity concerns (and yes I am aware of operant conditioning).
  • O'Reilly Media | Browse News by Tag 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.So we looked in the dictionary for words around it, and we came across the word "twitter," and it was just perfect.^ I struggled with my thoughts, threw some words down, and came up with a question: “Why are you twittering?"
  • Social Media Today | A business community for the web's best thinkers on Social Media 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.socialmediatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Mary Jaksch: nice to see you finally came around using twitter.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Just started to read Twitter power by Joel comm...it looks like it will be a good read!
  • Twitter Power - How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet At A Time By Joel Comm 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterpower.com [Source type: General]

The definition was "a short burst of inconsequential information," and "chirps from birds." And that’s exactly what the product was.
.The original product name or codename for the service was twttr, inspired by Flickr and the fact that American SMS short codes are five characters.^ After performing a Google search for a product or service, you’re bombarded with advertisements all touting the same thing in 35 characters or less — cheapest fares!
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ SMS (short message service) and that is a perfect size to transmit a compact message as fast as possible to your friends and followers.
  • Presentation Zen: TED talk: Twitter & the power of the unexpected 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.presentationzen.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter is basically a service that allows you to update your status with short messages, of up to 140 characters, just like a SMS text message.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

.The developers initially experimented with "10958″ as a short code, though later changed it to "40404″ for "ease of use and memorability."^ Experiment, use creativity and develop a way which works for you and your goals .

^ Because twitter is so simple and easy to use, and you get immediate feedback to your tweets, you can experiment with different kinds of posts and see how that changes the response you get.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Sadly, though, six months later, things still haven't changed much in Iran.
  • Twitter - Salon.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

[7] Work on the project started on March 21, 2006, when Dorsey published the first Twitter message at 9:50 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST): "just setting up my twttr".[9]
.The first Twitter prototype was used as an internal service for Odeo employees, later launching publicly into a full-scale version in July 2006. In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Dorsey, and other members of Odeo formed Obvious Corporation and acquired Odeo and all of its assets—including Odeo.com and Twitter.com—from the investors and other shareholders.^ With all that said, Twitter is a useful tool.
  • Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.articulate.com [Source type: General]

^ All of them are fantastic ways to use Twitter.
  • Twitter Marketing Guide - Tips on using Twitter from the Twitterati - Online Marketing Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.toprankblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment from Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter included below.
  • Michael Jackson Tops the Charts on Twitter - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[10] Twitter later spun off into its own company in April 2007.[11]
.The tipping point for Twitter's popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.^ Dell started experimenting with Twitter in March of 2007 after the South by Southwest conference, an annual tech/music festival in Austin, Texas.
  • What Keeps Twitter Chirping Along - InternetNews.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: General]

^ In April 2007, Twitter, Inc, already popular and growing fast, was spun off as a separate company.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

^ Actually, as the graph shows, the biggest rate of growth for Twitter didn't occur following SXSW 2007 but after November 21.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

.During the event usage went from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000.[12] "The Twitter people cleverly placed two 60-inch plasma screens in the conference hallways, exclusively streaming Twitter messages," remarked Newsweek's Steven Levy.^ Twitter users tweet 2-5 times per day .
  • Twitter « Middle East Public Relations | Spot On PR | Communications | Marketing | Media | Social Media 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.spotonpr.com [Source type: General]

^ On Twitter, messages are called updates or tweets.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

^ The news came on the day of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration , which was expected to cause five times the number of "tweets" per second as a typical day.
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

."Hundreds of conference-goers kept tabs on each other via constant twitters.^ Conference attendees could keep tabs on each other via a stream of Twitter messages on 60-inch plasma screens set up in the conference hallways.
  • What Keeps Twitter Chirping Along - InternetNews.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: General]

^ During the “un-conference” as Josh calls it, we could Twitter back and forth to each other.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

^ Incessant marketing via Twitter; the constant commercial pecks, come-ons, and teases that slowly grind down your soul.

.Panelists and speakers mentioned the service, and the bloggers in attendance touted it.^ Organizer / Speaker / Artist tickets - 0.00 SEK. Those donating their services - those mentioned here on the program blog posts, plus venue personell.

.Soon everyone was buzzing and posting about this new thing that was sort of instant messaging and sort of blogging and maybe even a bit of sending a stream of telegrams."^ Blog posts = public email messages.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Introduce a new blog post.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

^ I posted an article about it on my blog.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

[13] Reaction at the festival was overwhelmingly positive. .Laughing Squid blogger Scott Beale said Twitter "absolutely rul[ed]" SXSW. Social software researcher Danah Boyd said Twitter "own[ed]" the festival.^ Researchers have also seen criminals hide their messages in RSS feeds that are set up to broadcast Twitter messages, said Gerry Egan, a director with [...
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Twitter has its own filtering system , but some malicious links still manage to get through, Raiu said.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The book also presents case studies of companies on the forefront of the Twitter movement, to help you develop your own social networking strategies.
  • Twitter Power - How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet At A Time By Joel Comm 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterpower.com [Source type: General]

[14] .Twitter staff accepted their prize for the festival's Web Award with the remark "we'd like to thank you in 140 characters or less.^ Thank you Mike, for the Twitter training.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can "tweet" a max of 140 characters.
  • Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen - Twitter: The Uselessfulness of Micro-blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.hanselman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now twitter Thank you!
  • Publicize: Twitter — Blog — WordPress.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC en.blog.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

And we just did!"[15]
.On March 2010, Twitter has recorded a 1,500 per cent growth in the number of registered users, the number of its employees has grown 500 percent, while over 70,000 registered apps have been created for the microblogging platform, according to the first email newsletter on the company's progress by the website's co-founder Biz Stone.^ This list includes a number of Fortune 500 companies that twitter.

^ Comment from Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter included below.
  • Michael Jackson Tops the Charts on Twitter - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Buy 500 Companies for $1,000.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

[16]
.By the end of 2007, about 500,000 tweets per quarter were posted.^ On ForeverGeek , I recently read about TwitterPeek , a dedicated device for reading, receiving and posting tweets.
  • Twitter : Performancing 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC performancing.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd do my most popular post from 2007: 5 Things People Say about Christmas that Drive Me Nuts http://bit.ly/8hXKi1 .
  • Alltop - Top Twitterati News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterati.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As for me, I tweet about random stuff in my life, also about my blog posts, or questions I have.
  • Twitter Survey - Microblogging as a productivity tool - TopRank - Online Marketing Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.toprankblog.com [Source type: General]

.By the end of 2008, 100 million tweets per quarter were posted.^ I think you need to make sure posts about your blog are less than a quarter of what you tweet, otherwise there is not much value.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ So I guess the writing was well and truly on the wall when he posted an April Fool’s prank last year promoting a new pay-per-tweet service .
  • Twitter whoring goes mainstream | Online Marketing Banter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC onlinemarketingbanter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just added a custom_function that adds a ‘Tweet This’ to the end of each post – helping people pass along your content for you.
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

.By the end of 2009, 2 billion tweets per quarter were posted.^ Posted by antisocialist at 06/15/2009 $6 per gallon gasoline .
  • Iran's Twitter Revolution 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ October 9th, 2009 at 1:28 am if you go back and update a previously published post (pre-WP-twitter-capability) – it will send a tweet .
  • Publicize: Twitter — Blog — WordPress.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC en.blog.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted in Main on February 3rd, 2009 by Pingdom Yesterday a Twitter post (a tweet) by Mashable’s Pete Cashmore became so popular that traffic from Twitter crashed a blog .
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

.In the first quarter of 2010, 4 billion tweets per quarter were posted.^ Back when I first started using Twitter in 2007, I had become fond of tweeting updates whenever I had a new post on my personal blog .
  • Twitter : Performancing 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC performancing.com [Source type: General]

^ I think you need to make sure posts about your blog are less than a quarter of what you tweet, otherwise there is not much value.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ So I guess the writing was well and truly on the wall when he posted an April Fool’s prank last year promoting a new pay-per-tweet service .
  • Twitter whoring goes mainstream | Online Marketing Banter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC onlinemarketingbanter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Finances

Twitter's San Francisco headquarters located at 795 Folsom St.
.In total, Twitter has raised over US$57 million from venture capitalists.^ Twitter had raised $22 million back then, had about 3 million users and was hot.
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ I used Twitter to help raise 1.4 million for the Kristen Brooks Hope Center.
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofits 2.0 | Change.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC nonprofits.change.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Evan Williams, CEO of Web sensation Twitter, has to defend over and over why his three-year-old company isn't making money yet, despite having raised more than $150 million in venture capital.
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

The exact amounts of funding have not been publicly released. .Twitter's first round of funding was for an undisclosed amount that is rumored to have been between $1 million and $5 million.^ Also on May 5, rumors began to surface that Apple was involved in late-stage negotiations to buy Twitter for $700 million.
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ On April 17, 2009 , actor Ashton Kutcher became the first Twitter user to have one million followers.
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter is a neat way of virtually approximating an informal business gathering, where the lines between professional and personal are blurred just the right amount.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[17] .Its B round of funding in 2008 was for $22 million[18] and its C round of funding in 2009 was for $35 million from Institutional Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital along with an undisclosed amount from other investors including Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Insight Venture Partners.^ (January 20, 2009) Number of active users grew 900% between early 2008 and early 2009 Twitter Blog: Opportunity Knocks (February 13, 2009) Received funding from: Benchmark Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Bezos Expeditions and Spark Capital Twitter Blog: Opportunity Knocks (February 13, 2009) Twitter Blog: Welcoming Bijan and Jeff (June 24, 2008) .
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ On February 13 , 2009, Twitter announced on their blog that they had closed deals to receive funding from Benchmark Capital and Institutional Venture Partners.
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ No word on who the funding comes from, although the filing lists Flybridge Capital Partners’ Jeffrey Bussgang as a director.
  • Twitter | Company News & Executive Profiles | BNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: General]

[17] .Twitter is backed by Union Square Ventures, Digital Garage, Spark Capital, and Bezos Expeditions.^ Start-ups, e-commerce, venture capital, Twitter, eBay, digital culture, technology and society .
  • Michael Jackson Tops the Charts on Twitter - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[19]
.The Industry Standard has remarked that Twitter's long-term viability is limited by a lack of revenue.^ What’s their long term revenue model?
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ Regardless the idea of Twitter whoring is a definite reality and it’s unfortunate but probably a necessary step for Twitter to be viable long-term.
  • Twitter whoring goes mainstream | Online Marketing Banter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC onlinemarketingbanter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many people are still experimenting with Twitter, so we can't vouch for the long-term quality or frequency of updates from these users: .
  • Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware - CNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[20] .Twitter board member Todd Chaffee forecast that the company could make money from e-commerce noting that many users may want to buy items directly from Twitter since they already use it to get product recommendations and since companies already use it to promote products.^ If you’re going to directly promote products from Twitter make sure they are relevant to the followers you have.
  • 8 Tips for Affiliate Marketers on Using Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ Useful when you have a company twitter profile.
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ How to make money using Twitter.
  • Harness the Power of Twitter — Twitter Apps, Tools, and Tips From Around the World 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.powertwitter.com [Source type: General]

[21]
.Some of Twitter's documents covering revenue and user growth were published on TechCrunch after they were retrieved by the hacker, Croll Hacker.^ This has seen the rise of what has been called ' micro-blogging ' or ' micro-publishing ', with some users sending out tens or hundreds of messages a day to their friends, followers and the public.
  • Mobile Instant Messaging Meets Social Networking: Twitter - A Beginner's Guide 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Some questions about the Twitter user demographics: .
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Using some educated guesses and fitting some curves, I'm 80-90% sure that this is what the Twitter message growth looks like: .
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

.These contained internal projections that in 2009 they would have revenues of $400,000 in the third quarter (Q3) and $4 million in the fourth quarter (Q4) along with 25 million users at the end of the year.^ The user would select which titles and occupations they want to receive tweets for.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ What follows is an exploration of what went wrong for Palm in 2009 after their astonishing CES performance, and what they need to do remain relevant throughout the next year.
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ Cause for optimism The report did end with some optimism, calling 2009 a good year for law enforcement.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

The projections for the end of 2013 were $1.54 billion in revenue, $111 million in net earnings, and 1 billion users.[1] .No information about how Twitter plans to achieve those numbers has been published.^ I had no clue what Twitter was or how to use it.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How-To and about videos on twitter .
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ SHARIF ABDEL KOUDDOUS: And Elliot, you spoke about how—the so-called Twitter revolution in Iran and how that was portrayed and condemned by the State Department in this country.
  • Twitter Crackdown: NYC Activist Arrested for Using Social Networking Site during G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

.Biz Stone published a blog post suggesting legal action for revealing the details was a possibility.^ Full details about the program and content of the event to be published in a separate blog post together with donor’s ticket link during Monday!

^ Co-founder Biz Stone posted a brief clarification on the issue late on Thursday night .
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ All details set - watch out for the full blog post and program Monday!

[22]

Technology

A Twitter profile
.Twitter has been described as akin to a Web-based Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client.^ Describing Twitter as the love child of IM and chat and blogging, Scoble said the big attraction for him is the interactivity.
  • What Keeps Twitter Chirping Along - InternetNews.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: General]

^ The Twitter Fan Wiki is host to an extensive list of desktop, server-side and web-based applications to enhance your Twitter experience .
  • Mobile Instant Messaging Meets Social Networking: Twitter - A Beginner's Guide 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.masternewmedia.org [Source type: General]

^ To post to Twitter, you can use the web, your phone, an IM client, Twitterrific , etc.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

[23] .The Twitter Web interface uses the Ruby on Rails framework[24], deployed on a Ruby Enterprise Edition rather than a vanilla Ruby implementation for performance reasons[25].^ Twitter is easier to use than Blogger was.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Thank you, Chris Broga n for flat out telling me I’m a fool for using Twitter’s Web client.

^ Facebook has a more dedicated community than Twitter, which is why teenagers want to use it.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

.From the spring of 2007 until 2008 the actual messages were handled by a Ruby persistent queue server called Starling[26] but since 2009 this has been gradually replaced with software written in Scala.^ Moved to Starling, a distributed queue written in Ruby.
  • High Scalability - High Scalability - Scaling Twitter: Making Twitter 10000 Percent Faster 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC highscalability.com [Source type: General]

^ But the queues are persistent and the messages are lost on failure.
  • High Scalability - High Scalability - Scaling Twitter: Making Twitter 10000 Percent Faster 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC highscalability.com [Source type: General]

^ But who cares, Ruby on Rails still seems to encourage smart, DIY programming, and as the analysis in the blog post pointed out Twitter proved this by writing their own queueing system called Starling in under 200 lines of Ruby that handles all their pub/sub needs.
  • High Scalability - High Scalability - Scaling Twitter: Making Twitter 10000 Percent Faster 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC highscalability.com [Source type: General]

[27] .The service's API allows other web services and applications to integrate with Twitter.^ The main Twitter API service was not affected.
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Integrate Twitter with other websites .
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets ), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
  • How and Why To Use Twitter For Small Businesses | Small Business Trends 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC smallbiztrends.com [Source type: General]

[28] .To group posts together by topic or type, users make use of hashtags, words or phrases prefixed with a #.^ Use a client application, like Tweetdeck, to set up groups representing training personalities, hashtags, keywords and “friends”.
  • Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.articulate.com [Source type: General]

^ Trending Topics This list on the right-hand side of your Twitter page lists words and hashtags that are rising in popularity right now.

^ Facebook Connect allows users to use their Facebook login on various sites (e.g., CNET) to post comments and reviews.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

[29] .Similarly, the letter d followed by a username allows users to send messages privately to their followers.^ Person-to-person Twittering You can send a Twitter message directly to another Twitter user with the Direct command.
  • Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware - CNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Example: follow jeremy LEAVE username: this command allows you to stop receiving notifications for a specific person on your phone.
  • Twitter Support 20 September 2009 2:44 UTC help.twitter.com [Source type: General]

^ Report spam by following Twitter's spam account , and sending us a direct message.
  • Twitter Support 20 September 2009 2:44 UTC help.twitter.com [Source type: General]

.Otherwise, the @ sign followed by a username publicly states the attached tweets are a reply to (or just mention) any specific users (who can find such recent tweets logged in their interface).^ Follow users who interest you.

^ May 18, 2009 From PBS.org: “…So this month’s 5Across video roundtable discussion was dedicated to finding out more about Twitter from a group of power users who have built large followings on Twitter — whether in politics, photography, self-help, shopping or just cults of personality.
  • Harness the Power of Twitter — Twitter Apps, Tools, and Tips From Around the World 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.powertwitter.com [Source type: General]

^ For business, Twitter is a great resource to finding information on specialized vendors, opinions on products and services, and even to generating business leads just by offering to help people who ask for specific services.
  • The Journal of Joe The Peacock. Yay.: The Ultimate Guide To Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.joethepeacock.com [Source type: General]

[30]
.In late 2009, the new "Twitter Lists" feature was added, making it possible for users to follow (and mention/reply to) lists of authors instead of following individual authors.^ Lastly, the method for adding a user to a list.
  • Destroy Today » Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC destroytoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m adding you to my follow list.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Consider Twitter Lists to be a new method for following people.

[3][4]
.Through SMS, users can communicate with Twitter through five gateway numbers: short codes for the United States, Canada, India, New Zealand, and an Isle of Man-based number for international use.^ Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages.
  • Twitter Support 20 September 2009 2:44 UTC help.twitter.com [Source type: General]

^ The Twitter user “upd4t3″ has been operating an infostealer operation using his account.
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "In short, the United States could get along better with Iran--no matter who is president in the United States or Iran--if U.S. expectations for change in Iran were more realistic and the U.S. government's threat perceptions of Iran were diminished through rational thought."
  • Iran's Twitter Revolution 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.There is also a short code in the United Kingdom which is only accessible to those on the Vodafone, O2 [31] and Orange[32] networks.^ June 25, 2009 10:46 pm Link There’s only two kind of people in the world, those with rhythm bones and those without.
  • Michael Jackson Tops the Charts on Twitter - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.In India, since Twitter only supports tweets from Bharti Airtel,[33] an alternative platform was set up by a user to work on all networks.^ Read the tweets from all of the celebrities on Twitter.
  • Twitter | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ve set up a Twitter list to follow all of the “action”.

^ Mircroblogging tools like Twitter also capture Google’s interest since it seems possible that users may “tweet” “Having issues setting up my Apple TV, please help!” This frustrated user would receive suggestions from friends, be contacted by Apple Support, and also receive pay-per-click messages from manufacturers with products for the Apple TV. Just like in Google SearchWiki someone on Twitter would be able to give the responses “a thumbs up” or “thumbs down.” .
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

[34]

Character limit

.The 140-character limit on message length was initially set for compatibility with SMS messaging, and has brought to the web the kind of shorthand notation and slang commonly used in SMS messages.^ All Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters, so each message can be sent as a single SMS alert.
  • Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware - CNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter's 140-character limit encourages more messages.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Unlike blogging, Twitter limits your messages to 140 characters.

.The 140 character limit has also spurred the usage of URL shortening services such as bit.ly, goo.gl, and tr.im, and content hosting services, such as Twitpic and NotePub to accommodate multimedia content and text longer than 140 characters.^ Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets ), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
  • How and Why To Use Twitter For Small Businesses | Small Business Trends 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC smallbiztrends.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, since Twitter was designed to be very compatible with mobile phones through text messages, each update is limited to 140 characters.
  • How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.hubspot.com [Source type: General]

^ The more genuine you can be, such as sending links to interesting content rather than just pumping yourself up, the higher quality your tweets have.
  • » Ten ways market your blog on Twitter without being a spammer » Jennifer Slegg - Search Engine Marketing Consultant » Blog Archive 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.jenniferslegg.com [Source type: General]

.Twitter uses bit.ly for automatically shortening all URLs posted on its website.^ In cases where shortening is necessary, Twitter should automatically use a shortener of their own.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ You can shorten URLs yourself by going to http://bit.ly.

^ With all that said, Twitter is a useful tool.
  • Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.articulate.com [Source type: General]

[35]

Interface

Technology author Steven Johnson describes the basic mechanics of Twitter as "remarkably simple:"[36]
.
As a social network, Twitter revolves around the principle of followers.^ I’m going to blog every day about Twitter or social media/networking until someone at Twitter gets in contact with me.

^ Just like any other social network, twitter can be used as a powerful tool to build your brand and raise awareness.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: Alexa , business networking , business networking sites , Facebook , Google , LinkedIn , MySpace , Ning , social networking sites , Twitter May .

.When you choose to follow another Twitter user, that user's tweets appear in reverse chronological order on your main Twitter page.^ You’re following 1698 twitterers.
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ No twitter URL so we can follow your tweets?
  • Eight Ways Twitter is Useful Professionally 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC webworkerdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ You can follow me on Twitter @tomkuhlmann .
  • Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.articulate.com [Source type: General]

If you follow 20 people, you'll see a mix of tweets scrolling down the page: breakfast-cereal updates, interesting new links, music recommendations, even musings on the future of education.
.On April 30, 2009, Twitter tweaked its web interface, adding a search bar and a sidebar of Trending Topics—the most common phrases currently appearing in messages.^ This seems to be a common phrase in messages sent to me.

^ Search this topic The Top 10 tech trends of 2009 .
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ We were pretty peeved when Twitter allegedly took down several obscene trending topics this past June, and Apple rejected Tweetie 1.3 back in May for letting users view foul language in topic searches, but the latest example of Twitter censorship may just be the most brazen instance yet.
  • Twitter — Switched 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

."Every public update sent to Twitter from anywhere in the world 24/7 can be instantly indexed and made discoverable via our newly launched real-time search," explained Biz Stone.^ Twitter also keeps a public record of all updates, which can be mined with Twitter Search .
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Really updated every minute.
  • BBC - dot.life: Twitter and the China earthquake 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Twitter lists and real-time journalism .
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

."With this newly launched feature, Twitter has become something unexpectedly important—a discovery engine for finding out what is happening right now."^ Now I have to launch myself on Twitter.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Find out who is influential on Twitter.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

^ Search Twitter's user-posts (tweets) to find out what's happening right now.
  • Twitter | Addictomatic 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC addictomatic.com [Source type: General]

[37]

Content of tweets

Content of Tweets according to Pear Analytics.
San Antonio-based market research firm Pear Analytics analyzed 2,000 tweets (originating from the US and in English) over a 2-week period from 11:00a to 5:00p (CST) and separated them into six categories:[38]
  • Pointless babble - 41%
  • Conversational - 38%
  • Pass-along value - 9%
  • Self-promotion - 6%
  • Spam - 4%
  • News - 4%[38]
Social networking researcher Danah Boyd responded to the Pear Analytics survey by arguing that what the Pear researchers labelled "pointless babble" is better characterized as "peripheral awareness" or "social grooming".[39]

Rankings

.Twitter is ranked as one of the 50 most popular websites worldwide by Alexa's web traffic analysis.^ Alexa ranks the world’s most popular websites.

^ This is the most popular desktop client for twitter on the web.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter is a web 2.0 "social networking" website.

[40] .Although estimates of the number of daily users vary because the company does not release the number of active accounts, a February 2009 Compete.com blog entry ranked Twitter as the third most used social network[41] based on their count of 6 million unique monthly visitors and 55 million monthly visits.^ The Twitter user “upd4t3″ has been operating an infostealer operation using his account.
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have been using Twitter just because everyone else was.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Social Bookmarking and Networking Using bizSugar.com .
  • How and Why To Use Twitter For Small Businesses | Small Business Trends 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC smallbiztrends.com [Source type: General]

[41] .In March 2009, a Nielsen.com blog ranked Twitter as the fastest-growing site in the Member Communities category for February 2009. Twitter had a monthly growth of 1,382 percent, Zimbio of 240 percent, followed by Facebook with an increase of 228 percent.^ In 2008, Twitter turned down a $500 million takeover offer from another social site, Facebook.Twitter is now a high-profile website and handles millions of messages every day from 6 million members.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

^ September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 .
  • I'm Over Twitter (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC threeminds.organic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 April 2009 March 2009 January 2009 November 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 Categories .
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

[42] .However, only 40 percent of Twitter's users are retained.^ The spread is basically only limited by the size of Twitter’s user base.
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ Additionally, 37 percent of Twitter's traffic on Oprah's first day of tweeting, April 17 , 2009, were from new Twitter users.
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ However, Twitter has become so crowded and people go only there to publish but seldom read.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

[43]

Demographics

.Most of Twitter's usage share comes from older adults who might not have used other social sites before Twitter, said Jeremiah Owyang, an industry analyst studying social media.^ On the other hand, teenagers do not use twitter.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ With all that said, Twitter is a useful tool.
  • Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.articulate.com [Source type: General]

^ Have the learners use Twitter to share their thoughts.
  • Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.articulate.com [Source type: General]

."Adults are just catching up to what teens have been doing for years," he said.^ As I said above, I signed up for twitter just to check it out (as I signed up for identi.ca and friendfeed, and a host of other services.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Sometimes they will even make up things as we caught AP and Reuters doing last year.
  • BBC - dot.life: Twitter and the China earthquake 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[44]
.Just 11 percent of Twitter's users are aged 12 to 17, according to comScore.^ Mar 11, 2009 at 12:17 am .

^ According to June, 2009 comScore numbers, 11.3% of visitors to Twitter.com in the U.S. are ages 12-17.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ I now count many Tangler & Twitter users as my friends, and it was precipitated just because of the added layer of interaction between us.
  • How to Get Customer Service via Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

[44]
comScore attributes this to .Twitter's "early adopter period" when the social network first gained popularity in business settings and news outlets, which resulted in an older-skewing early adopter profile.^ Yammer is often described as the internal social network for businesses, or the Twitter for business.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ Yammer is often described as the internal social network for businesses or the Twitter for business.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ Connect with me on the popular social networking sites .

However, comScore as of late, has noted that as Twitter has begun to "filter more into the mainstream, along with it came a culture of celebrity as Shaq, Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher joined the ranks of the Twitterati."[45]

Outages

The Twitter fail whale error message.
.When Twitter experiences an outage, users see the "fail whale" error message image created by Yiying Lu,[46] an illustration of red birds using a net to hoist a whale from the ocean along with the text [47] "Too many tweets!^ I am not seeing many nonprofits Tweet as people.
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofits 2.0 | Change.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC nonprofits.change.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Waldman, a popular user, said she’d been receiving harassing tweets — 140 character messages sent out in a public forum — and asked Twitter customer [...
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets ), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
  • How and Why To Use Twitter For Small Businesses | Small Business Trends 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC smallbiztrends.com [Source type: General]

Please wait a moment and try again."[47]
.Twitter experienced approximately 98 percent uptime in 2007, or about six full days of downtime.^ Myself, I’m thinking that Twitter is going to be essential to how I think about the internet within six to twelve months.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m much less dependent on my newsreader now because I hear about cool stuff all day via Twitter.
  • Eight Ways Twitter is Useful Professionally 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC webworkerdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ I ended up trading tweets and e-mails with Anil Dash of Six Apart, as a result of my twittering about upgrading my blog to Movable Type 4.
  • How to Get Customer Service via Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

[48] .Twitter's downtime was particularly noticeable during events popular with the technology industry such as the 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo keynote address.^ Says: May 23rd, 2008 at 8:22 am @confession is now closed until further notice : http://kosso.co.uk/twitter/confess/index.php .
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ Tweet your heart out through Twiddict and avoid life-changing withdrawal symptoms during Twitter downtime.
  • Twitter Apps – Comprehensive list from Book iChapter #10 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterhandbook.com [Source type: General]

^ I pride myself in keeping up with current events and technology, yet the Twitter Fad totally escaped my technology radar.

[49][50] .During May 2008 Twitter's new engineering team made architectural changes to deal with the scale of growth.^ Posted by Dan May 22, 2008 You can also control your Mac with twitter.
  • Power-Tweeting: 101 Everyday Uses for Twitter - Inside CRM 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.insidecrm.com [Source type: General]

^ At 12:00pm on 12 May 2008 , Michael32bc wrote: The way Twitter works is absolutely amazing.
  • BBC - dot.life: Twitter and the China earthquake 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Jim Labadie on May 7th, 2008 New to Twitter, but absolutely loving it.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

Stability issues resulted in down time or temporary feature removal.
.In August 2008, Twitter withdrew free SMS services to users in the United Kingdom[51] and for approximately five months instant messaging support via a XMPP bot was listed as being "temporarily unavailable".[52] On October 10, 2008, Twitter's status blog announced that instant messaging (IM) service was no longer a temporary outage and needed to be revamped.^ Your list of Iranian Twitterers is unavailable.
  • Iran's Twitter Revolution 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ It's not IM (instant messaging), but it is sort of like a publicly broadcast IM service.
  • How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.hubspot.com [Source type: General]

^ By October 2008 I no longer viewed myself as a novice at blogging.

.Twitter aims to return its IM service at some point but says this requires some major work.^ Old news, perhaps — two months is an age in the world of Twitter — but it does still raise some interesting points about what should be shared online.
  • Twitter : Performancing 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC performancing.com [Source type: General]

^ I must say, that twitter is one of best tool to reach up some follower’s.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ Craig R. Says: May 26th, 2008 at 10:05 am First, Twitter is not immune to suit if they claim that they are just a “communications service.” .
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

[53]
.On June 12, 2009, in what was called a potential "Twitpocalypse", the unique identifier associated with each tweet exceeded the limit for 32-bit signed integers.^ Comment by Kelly Brown — June 12, 2009 @ 7:32 pm .
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drew Kime January 27, 2009 at 12:34 pm I think the “call to action” and “social proof” numbers are interesting.
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment by Linda Hunt — June 12, 2009 @ 10:27 pm .
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[54] .While Twitter itself was not affected, some third-party clients found that they could no longer access recent tweets.^ What’s great about a Twitter novel is that your content is no longer static.
  • How to Start a Twitter Novel 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.twitip.com [Source type: General]

^ Users have become accustomed to logging into third-party applications with their Twitter credentials.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ I think anyone trying to market a product just so they can make some cash off of it is a Twitter spammer.
  • 8 Tips for Affiliate Marketers on Using Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

.Patches were quickly released, though some iPhone applications had to wait for approval from the App Store.^ At that moment, the anxious staff of college also got their call and released and some cried after such a long wait.
  • BBC - dot.life: Twitter and the China earthquake 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Zara releases pointless iPhone app (and their Flash-heavy website is pretty sucky too) http://bit.ly/5cu0CK .
  • Alltop - Top Twitterati News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterati.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FriendFeed for iPhone FriendFeed has many 3rd party client iPhone applications, but no one official iPhone app.
  • louisgray.com: Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.louisgray.com [Source type: General]

[55] On September 22, the identifier exceeded the limit for 32-bit unsigned integers, again breaking some third-party clients.[56]
.On August 6, 2009, Twitter and Facebook suffered from a denial-of-service attack, causing the Twitter website to be offline for several hours.^ Twitter hit by denial-of-service attack .
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Meanwhile, Twitter was crippled (and Facebook and other sites also affected) by a rare politically motivated denial-of-service attack targeting one user in August .
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ While other services like Facebook and the Google-owned Blogger were also hit by the attack, Twitter was the only one to suffer a full-out, hours-long outage , and it called into question just how secure the service really is.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[57] .It was later confirmed that the attacks were directed at one pro-Georgian user around the anniversary of the 2008 South Ossetia War, rather than the sites themselves.^ They have the best one going, but because they try to keep users coming back to their interface, and even the applications built on their service have to live in Facebook, they end up as a ghetto rather than a true internet service.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Parand on January 22nd, 2008 You can also use Twitter for expense tracking and reporting by sending direct messages to the user “xpn”.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition, there were fewer posts on the site in 2009 than in 2008, thanks to reduced guest posts.
  • louisgray.com: Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.louisgray.com [Source type: General]

[58] .A hacking attack was aimed at Twitter on 17 December 2009, replacing for nearly an hour the home website's welcome screen with an image of a green flag and the caption "This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army."^ Originally posted at The Social Topics: Vulnerabilities and attacks Tags: Twitter , security , hackers , vulnerabilities , social media Share: Digg Del.icio.us Reddit Facebook Twitter December 17, 2009 10:40 PM PST Twitter hijacked by 'Iranian Cyber Army' .
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ And last week , the legitimate account of a Twitter employee was used to hijack the site and redirect visitors to an external page displaying a banner for the "Iranian Cyber Army."
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Bernie Borges January 5, 2009 at 9:17 pm Most people either don’t get Twitter (one extreme) or they totally get it and they get addicted.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

.It was unknown whether there was indeed any link between the hackers and Iran[59].^ Certainly, there is a contentious history between Twitter and Iran.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

Privacy and security

.Twitter collects personally identifiable information about its users and shares it with third parties.^ Twitter is all about sharing.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter i s not about sharing what you had for breakfast.
  • ScottFox.com - Internet Riches - e-Riches 2.0: twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.scottfox.com [Source type: General]

^ At Photo Finish Records we are very concerned about our fans' privacy and do not share or sell your information to other third parties.
  • 3OH!3 | Twitter - 3oh3music.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.3oh3music.com [Source type: General]

The service considers that information an asset, and reserves the right to sell it if the company changes hands.[60] .While Twitter displays no advertising, advertisers can target users based on their history of tweets and sometimes may quote tweets in ads.^ Waldman, a popular user, said she’d been receiving harassing tweets — 140 character messages sent out in a public forum — and asked Twitter customer [...
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ He added that Twitter could turn to advertising as a revenue model, perhaps inserting ads between messages like Meebo does, but he thinks it's possible people might complain and also wonders if the advertising could be targeted enough to appeal to marketers.
  • What Keeps Twitter Chirping Along - InternetNews.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets ), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
  • How and Why To Use Twitter For Small Businesses | Small Business Trends 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC smallbiztrends.com [Source type: General]

[61]
A security vulnerability was reported on April 7, 2007, by Nitesh Dhanjani and Rujith. .Since Twitter used the phone number of the sender of an SMS message as authentication, malicious users could update someone else's status page by using SMS spoofing.^ Phone 3.0.1 update fixes SMS vulnerability .
  • Destroy Today » Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC destroytoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PST with status update from Twitter.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ A bunch of numbers are on your Twitter page.
  • Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware - CNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[62] .The vulnerability could only be used if the spoofer knew the phone number registered to their victim's account.^ On the phone or IM: send the command follow username to register your phone or IM account to receive public Tweets from a user.
  • Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware - CNET 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ If Twitter were a phone company, you could only call people who used the same phone company as you.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Like you, I’ve had an account for a while but only recently started really using it.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

.Within a few weeks of this discovery Twitter introduced an optional personal identification number (PIN) that its users could specify to authenticate SMS-originating messages.^ Direct messages are private messages sent from one Twitter person to another.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

^ I generally agree with you but think that rule #1 - be authentic - should mean that non-profits should twitter either as the person from the NGO or the organization.
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofits 2.0 | Change.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC nonprofits.change.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fortunately, Twitter also lets you specify which Twitter users you want to follow so you can read their updates on your home page or phone.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

[63]
.On January 5, 2009, 33 high-profile Twitter accounts were compromised after a Twitter administrator's password was guessed by a dictionary attack.^ January 5, 2009 at 9:00 am 2009 is all A-Twitter!
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ PizzaForADream.com says: January 18, 2009 at 4:09 am It’s taken me 3 months of scratching my head to finally begin to figure Twitter out.
  • How and Why To Use Twitter For Small Businesses | Small Business Trends 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC smallbiztrends.com [Source type: General]

^ In January , someone hacked into the Twitter internal network -- possibly by guessing the password -- and gained access to the Twitter accounts of President Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, and 31 other high-profile Twitterers.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[64] .Falsified tweets—including sexually explicit and drug-related messages—were then sent from the accounts.^ Waldman, a popular user, said she’d been receiving harassing tweets — 140 character messages sent out in a public forum — and asked Twitter customer [...
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ A quick look at the text of the most ReTweeted Tweets in my ReTweet mapper shows that the explicit “please ReTweet” is the most common call to action and occurs in a large number of ReTweeted messages.
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Robert started monitoring his 'Tweets' and then sent messages as new information became available.
  • BBC - dot.life: Twitter and the China earthquake 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

[65]
.Twitter launched the beta version of its Verified Accounts service on June 11, 2009, allowing famous or notable people to make it clear which Twitter accounts belongs to them.^ Stan Faryna February 26, 2009 at 11:56 am Michael Stelzner has put together a worthwhile intro to Twitter.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, we launched http://www.tweetmas.com to do just that - use twitter to help people answer the question with their friends "what would you like for Christmas"?
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Of course, you have to make Twitter work for you; you have to go out and follow people, otherwise it will get boring with only 6 followers.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

.The home pages of these verified accounts display a badge to indicate this special status.^ And last week , the legitimate account of a Twitter employee was used to hijack the site and redirect visitors to an external page displaying a banner for the "Iranian Cyber Army."
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[66]

Reception

Change of focus

A new mobile version of twitter.com
.Twitter emphasized their news and information network strategy in November 2009 by changing the question it asks users for status updates from "What are you doing?"^ Twitter is a status-updating or microblogging social networking website.
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m so you are doing this twitter training.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You don’t have to text your status updates to Twitter.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

to "What's happening?".[67][68] Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Limiting yourself to 140 characters--the maximum for messages on this diabolically addictive social-networking tool--is easy once you get the".[69]

Criticism

.The Wall Street Journal wrote that social-networking services such as Twitter "elicit mixed feelings in the technology-savvy people who have been their early adopters.^ Twitter is a web 2.0 "social networking" website.

^ Twellow – http://www.twellow.com : Enables you to search for people on Twitter or, if you don’t exactly know who you’re looking for, you can search by categories sorted by keywords related to such things as industry, interests, or hobbies.
  • Twitter Apps – Comprehensive list from Book iChapter #10 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterhandbook.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama Barack is one such person who uses twitter to announce his public appearances and speaking engagements.
  • Harness the Power of Twitter — Twitter Apps, Tools, and Tips From Around the World 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.powertwitter.com [Source type: General]

.Fans say they are a good way to keep in touch with busy friends.^ Keep in touch with your fans the way many stars and celebrities do.
  • New !! How Do You Twitter? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.surfersam.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, most of my closest friends and I keep in touch through it.
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ If they cannot keep their house in order enough that they drive away ordinary, non-harrassing, customers, either current or future, what else is wromg with their business plan?
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

But some users are starting to feel 'too' connected, as they grapple with check-in messages at odd hours, higher cellphone bills and the need to tell acquaintances to stop announcing what they're having for dinner."[70] "Using Twitter for literate communication is about as likely as firing up a CB radio and hearing some guy recite the Iliad", said tech writer Bruce Sterling.[71] ."For many people, the idea of describing your blow-by-blow activities in such detail is absurd," hypothesized writer Clive Thompson.^ Have you any Idea how many people we can help.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While you run the risk of driving other people crazy, you are free to make as many changes to your Twitter lists as you wish.

^ Plus your internet marketing skills since so many people have seen it already.

."Why would you subject your friends to your daily minutiae?^ You can then share the post with your friends.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ If they can’t see friends pictures and have more features than just a status then why would they use it?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, we launched http://www.tweetmas.com to do just that - use twitter to help people answer the question with their friends "what would you like for Christmas"?
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.And conversely, how much of their trivia can you absorb?^ Do you stop and think how much a reflection it is on your own position in society that you believe it’s OK to throw comments at a person that are obviously intended to hurt that person?
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead of writing a whole post about what Twitter is this Guide to Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It and Twitter Tools should cover pretty much everything you need.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ But other than that, the most brain-intensive activity you'll have to endure is guesstimating how much Dr. Bruce Jenner's Saran-wrapped face.
  • Twitter — Switched 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

.The growth of ambient intimacy can seem like modern narcissism taken to a new, supermetabolic extreme—the ultimate expression of a generation of celebrity-addled youths who believe their every utterance is fascinating and ought to be shared with the world."^ I like the phrase "ambient intimacy" too, but my perception of Twitter is more like radio.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Old news, perhaps — two months is an age in the world of Twitter — but it does still raise some interesting points about what should be shared online.
  • Twitter : Performancing 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC performancing.com [Source type: General]

^ I decided to share my Twitter Resource Book because no one else has done it and I think it is extremely valuable to new and experienced Twitter users.
  • Twitter Tips (Attract and Influence People on Twitter) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC prevential.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[72] .On the other hand Steve Dotto opines that part of Twitter's appeal is the challenge of trying to publish such messages in tight constraints.^ On the other hand with 100m twitter users who usually send messages to 100-10,000 other users the scalability required is 10,000m to 10^6m I have never known any current architecture based on webservers to handle such a scale.
  • How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.hubspot.com [Source type: General]
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ I took the 30 day challenge and twitter was part of their instruction along with other social sites.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the other hand, Twitter can be actively used as a tool to push out messages that capitalize on the attention you’re receiving from other users.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

[73] ."The qualities that make Twitter seem inane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful," says Jonathan Zittrain, professor of Internet law at Harvard Law School.^ Given the definition of “fast” in my article, one could argue that Twitter is making the internet go faster.
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ Prior to his work at YouTube and Google, Brock was previously an attorney at Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP and he attended Harvard Law School.
  • louisgray.com: Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.louisgray.com [Source type: General]

^ This is my first time using internet marketing, and Twitter seem to be an ideal tool.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[74]
.Nielsen Online reports that Twitter has a user retention rate of 40 percent.^ Parand on January 22nd, 2008 You can also use Twitter for expense tracking and reporting by sending direct messages to the user “xpn”.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

^ Marisa Taylor at the Wall Street Journal reports that women outnumber men 57 percent to 43 percent on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Twitter - Salon.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter users warned about a "make money online with google" scam on Monday.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Many people drop the service after a month so the site may potentially reach only about 10% of all Internet users.^ I recall visiting the site a few months back and being all, "meh".
  • Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ I had a friend that complained about Twitter because he “didn’t give a damn what people eat for breakfast.” Then he started using Twitter, and guess what all his tweets are about?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ It does seem popular with bloggers and internet marketers but outside of that circle not many “ordinary” people seem to use it.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

[75] .In 2009, Twitter won the "Breakout of the Year" Webby Award.^ April 26, 2009 The Stray @Gaven_Morren I actually am writing a story on Twitter–I’ve been writing it in spurts for nearly a year now.
  • How to Start a Twitter Novel 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.twitip.com [Source type: General]

[76][77]
.During a February 2009 discussion on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition, Daniel Schorr noted that Twitter accounts of events lacked rigorous fact-checking and other editorial improvements.^ Publicize and promote your twitter account .
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Stan Faryna February 26, 2009 at 11:56 am Michael Stelzner has put together a worthwhile intro to Twitter.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Mike Darnell February 25, 2009 at 10:11 am Here’s another tool that has become indispensable in my Twitter arsenal - Headup.com .
  • Twitter Tips (Attract and Influence People on Twitter) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC prevential.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In response, Andy Carvin gave Schorr two examples of breaking news stories that played out on Twitter and said users wanted first-hand accounts and sometimes debunked stories.^ But for me Twitter has managed to break out of that pattern.
  • I'm Over Twitter (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC threeminds.organic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Know what you want out of Twitter.
  • Harness the Power of Twitter — Twitter Apps, Tools, and Tips From Around the World 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.powertwitter.com [Source type: General]

^ Waldman, a popular user, said she’d been receiving harassing tweets — 140 character messages sent out in a public forum — and asked Twitter customer [...
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

[78]
.In an episode of The Daily Show on February 26, 2009, guest Brian Williams derided tweets as only referring to the condition of the author in any given instant.^ Posted in Main on February 3rd, 2009 by Pingdom Yesterday a Twitter post (a tweet) by Mashable’s Pete Cashmore became so popular that traffic from Twitter crashed a blog .
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ February 3rd, 2009 at 12:26 pm .
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ Stan Faryna February 26, 2009 at 11:32 am I appreciate your madness.
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

.Williams implied that he would never use Twitter because nothing he did was interesting enough to publish in Twitter format.^ I have been using Twitter just because everyone else was.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Maybe if we did a twitter for world peace then it would be more useful.
  • I'm Over Twitter (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC threeminds.organic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I find it interesting to see that Twitter is used also for: .
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

[79]
.During another episode of The Daily Show on March 2, 2009, host Jon Stewart negatively portrayed members of Congress who chose to "tweet" during President Obama's address to Congress (on February 24, 2009) rather than pay attention to the content of the speech.^ September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 .
  • I'm Over Twitter (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC threeminds.organic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 April 2009 March 2009 January 2009 November 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 Categories .
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 .
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

The show's Samantha Bee satirized media coverage of the service saying "there's no surprise young people love it—according to reports of young people by middle aged people".[80]
.In March 2009, the comic strip Doonesbury began to satirize Twitter.^ Mozilla Firefox Addons Twitter is Now 3 Years Old Twitter officially turned three on March 21, 2009.

^ Randy March 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm Intesting how the vast majority of people on twitter are over 30 rather than below.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter in the Unknown March 27, 2009 at 7:02 pm Débuter avec Twitter et le micro-blogging .
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

.Many characters highlighted the triviality of tweets although one defended the need to keep up with the constant-update trend.^ Rebecca January 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm I think many people are using Twitter to keep up with family and friends.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Get 10 people to answer a question you’ve Tweeted and if even just one person signs up from each of those 10 people’s replies to you you have 10 new followers.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ The last.fm post works much the same way, although it's only updated once a week and needs a splash of something to liven it up a bit.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

[81] SuperNews! similarly satirized Twitter as an addiction to "constant self-affirmation" and said tweets were nothing more than "shouts into the darkness hoping someone is listening".[82]

Notable usage

Use in campaigning

.Twitter was used by candidates in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign throughout the race.^ Phyl Herman December 31, 2008 at 2:07 pm Am recent new Twitter User and found your information very useful, especially the tools.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Maytal on January 16th, 2008 I like twitter and use it almost everyday, but the problem with it is the search option.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

^ Roberto on January 16th, 2008 I really like to use Twitter as a personal productivity tool.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

.Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama used it for publicity.^ Obama Barack is one such person who uses twitter to announce his public appearances and speaking engagements.
  • Harness the Power of Twitter — Twitter Apps, Tools, and Tips From Around the World 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.powertwitter.com [Source type: General]

[83] .The NaderGonzalez campaign updated its ballot access teams in real time with Twitter and Google Maps.^ I spotted it because a bot uses the RSS feed to get the status updates, the account, called “Upd4t3″, is under investigation by Twitter’s security team, according to Nazario.
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An attempt to tell the narrative of John Hughes' classic Chistmas movie through the medium of Twitter as if its happening in real time.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ I consider this approach much too slow to use for social marketing , and you don’t really want to spend all your time on Twitter .

[84] .Twitter use increased by 43 percent on the day of the United States' 2008 election.^ Jim: Wishads December 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm I’ve just recently started using twitter for the business account and I’ve seen an increase in traffic and inquiries in a very short time.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Tom Dec 3, 2008 I fully agree with coleki, this list is not about 'uses for twitter' but 'people talking about stuff on twitter'.
  • Power-Tweeting: 101 Everyday Uses for Twitter - Inside CRM 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.insidecrm.com [Source type: General]

^ My following on Twitter is steadily growing…and, before this video series, I had no clue how to use Twitter!…From Twitter Twit to Twitterer in a few days!
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[85]
.In 2009, the Republican Party in Connecticut set up fake Twitter accounts in the names of 33 Democratic members of the state legislature.^ You might set up a Twitter account for your novel where you talk about what you’re working on, ask questions, report book marketing activities, or even be one of your characters but who really wants to read a novel on Twitter?
  • How to Start a Twitter Novel 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.twitip.com [Source type: General]

^ It would be nice to tell the setup that I have two (or three or 20 twitter accounts) and it will allow me to set up each account and have all the same settings available to each user.
  • Twitter Tools 1.5.1 | alexking.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC alexking.org [Source type: General]

^ Researchers have also seen criminals hide their messages in RSS feeds that are set up to broadcast Twitter messages, said Gerry Egan, a director with [...
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[86] .The Republicans used the accounts to send out tweets in the names of the Democrats.^ On that day they used social media to send out the message and incresed their Facebook Fan Page count by over 100,000.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ You can point people to resources, you can share company news (as Mikal suggests), you can constantly, and subtlety, brand yourself with every tweet you send out.
  • If There Could Only Be One: Twitter or Facebook? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC outspokenmedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Basically what it does is use the status messages to send out new links to contact, then these contain new commands or executables to download and run.
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[86] When Twitter, Inc. discovered the scheme, it shut down the .33 fake accounts, explaining the applicable company policy: "A person may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse or deceive others."^ I also have a tumblog that aggregates my online content from other services (Twitter, Flickr, del.icio.us.
  • Twitter Tools 1.5.1 | alexking.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC alexking.org [Source type: General]

^ Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the applicable privacy policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by Yahoo!
  • Yahoo! Terms of Service 20 September 2009 2:44 UTC info.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To use Cadmus, you need to log in at http://thecadmus.com/ , using OAuth, to your Twitter account, and you can add as many supported services as you like to the system.
  • louisgray.com: Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.louisgray.com [Source type: General]

[86] The Hartford Courant editorialized: "Republicans get an A for innovation but a D for ethics."[87]

Use in legal proceedings

.The first criminal prosecution arising from Twitter posts began in April 2009. Agents of the FBI arrested Daniel Knight Hayden.^ Recently started using twitter, i have shared my first hand expereince here http://tinyurl.com/bxfdpk Amit posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 7:30 AM by Amit Desai .
  • How to Use Twitter for Marketing & PR 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.hubspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment Post by: Security firms discover botnet on Twitter - Programming Blog — August 14th, 2009 @ 7:50 pm EST Reply [...
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment Post by: A Closer Look at the Twitter-Controlled Botnet (Part 1) « my 20% — August 16th, 2009 @ 11:47 pm EST Reply [...
  • » Twitter-based Botnet Command Channel · Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC asert.arbornetworks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hayden was accused of sending tweets threatening violence in connection with his plan to attend a Tea Party protest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[88]
In July 2009, Horizon Realty Group, a Chicago real estate management company, sued a former tenant, Amanda Bonnen, for libel based on a Twitter message sent to friends. .Horizon contends that Bonnen defamed Horizon by posting a tweet to her friends that said, "You should just come anyway.^ You can then share the post with your friends.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ The instant messaging system helps you to populate your brand with just one post to the thousands of people.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, we launched http://www.tweetmas.com to do just that - use twitter to help people answer the question with their friends "what would you like for Christmas"?
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you?^ For being happy over a win, you would of thought I said something bad.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ The “Twitterati” have finally recognized something I said months ago: “auto-following people who follow you on Twitter is stupid.” .
  • ScottFox.com - Internet Riches - e-Riches 2.0: twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.scottfox.com [Source type: General]

^ The individual who you said was harassing you removed their account in March.
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

Horizon realty thinks it's ok." Horizon asked for at least $50,000 for the alleged libel.[89] The lawsuit prompted widespread comment from journalists, bloggers, and legal experts.[90]

Use in education

.The Distance College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, used Twitter with native Chinese students as a tool to train communicative and cultural competence.^ Using Twitter as a tool for public diplomacy .

^ Twitter a powerful communication tool.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I just posted on using Twitter with my students at American University.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.Students had to post a certain number of English tweets and react to the tweets of their fellow students.^ In his post, Mikal argues that Facebook is the number one social network for small businesses because tweets have a short shelf life.
  • If There Could Only Be One: Twitter or Facebook? 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC outspokenmedia.com [Source type: General]

^ And yeah the pay-pet-tweet post by ProBlogger and Jason Falls were just jokes and experiments to see how people react.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

Twitter was viewed as a supplement to practice in authentic environment different aspects of the target language as it was taught in the classroom. [91]
.The University of Vienna, Austria, used Twitter as an evaluation platform for student ratings.^ I just posted on using Twitter with my students at American University.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ I believe that many people are using Twitter as public instant messaging platform and network.
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Listorious appears, and using the Twitter API , provides a platform for users to create and share Twitter meta lists (lists of Twitter lists).

.Every student had to send a tweet after each course unit with feedback to the teacher.^ I don’t tweet every time I post something, but sometimes if it’s one I’m especially proud of or one I want quick feedback on, I’ll post a tinyurl to it.
  • Eight Ways Twitter is Useful Professionally 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC webworkerdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ NPR, MSNBC and PBS immediately replied to our tweet, expressing interest in hearing from our middle school student travelers and their teachers.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

.Twitter turned out to be "a useful tool for evaluating a course formatively.^ I do use a lot of time on Twitter but it has turned out to be very, very useful.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ There is also a list of useful twitter tools and plugins that you can use to enhance the experience.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ Just like any other social network, twitter can be used as a powerful tool to build your brand and raise awareness.
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

.Because of Twitter's simple use and the electronic handling of data, the administrative effort remains small."^ I have been using Twitter just because everyone else was.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ I had a friend that complained about Twitter because he “didn’t give a damn what people eat for breakfast.” Then he started using Twitter, and guess what all his tweets are about?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ I really started using FriendFeed because of something Robert Scoble posted at Twitter.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[92]
.At the University of Texas at Dallas, Twitter has been incorporated into the actual classroom setting of History courses with big groups of students.^ I recently taught Twitter to students in my undergraduate Marketing with Web 2.0 Course.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ The key (and challenge) to all of these ideas: they need to be incorporated into the Twitter experience and enhance it rather than being interruptive detriments.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ I just posted on using Twitter with my students at American University.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

This innovative approach gives more students the opportunity to express their views in class discussions. Another advantage of this approach is that the limit of characters forces them to get to the central point.[93]
.According to telegraph.co.uk, Twitter is put on the new primary school curriculum.^ Says: May 23rd, 2008 at 8:22 am @confession is now closed until further notice : http://kosso.co.uk/twitter/confess/index.php .
  • Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » Twitter responds 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC arielwaldman.com [Source type: General]

^ In response to a push for more tech literacy, British primary schools have proposed a new set of academic standards, including plans to study Twitter .
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ According to the State of the Twittersphere report, each day 5 to 10 thousand new people join Twitter.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

Children should be able to "organise and adjust" speaking and writing skills depending on the technology being used, including using "emails, messaging, wikis and twitters". During the primary years, children should also be taught to speak, write and broadcast using "blogs, podcasts, websites, email [and] video".[94]

Use in emergencies

.Research reported in New Scientist in May 2008[95] found that blogs, maps, photo sites and instant messaging systems like Twitter did a better job of getting information out during emergencies than either the traditional news media or government emergency services.^ Getting more out of twitter .
  • How to Start a Twitter Novel 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.twitip.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter has more ways to create a new message than Blogger did at that point.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Seems more like the use of Twitter is initiated by employees working for companies, rather than a genuine approach the CEO is taking.

.The study also found that those using Twitter during the fires in California in October 2007 kept their followers (who were often friends and neighbors) informed of their whereabouts and of the location of various fires minute by minute.^ I'd add that those who use twitter evolve quickly, as well.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter + friend: you follow them and they follow you.

^ A person who is addicted to using Twitter.

.Organizations that support relief efforts are also using Twitter.^ Thanks for a truly useful post on how others are using Twitter in their branding efforts.

^ I use Twitter Lists both to organize people I find on Twitter and to discover new people.

^ To use Cadmus, you need to log in at http://thecadmus.com/ , using OAuth, to your Twitter account, and you can add as many supported services as you like to the system.
  • louisgray.com: Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.louisgray.com [Source type: General]

.The American Red Cross started using Twitter[96] to exchange minute-to-minute information about local disasters including statistics and directions.^ A tip about using twitter (Or a tip given on twitter) .

^ I had a friend that complained about Twitter because he “didn’t give a damn what people eat for breakfast.” Then he started using Twitter, and guess what all his tweets are about?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ I really started using FriendFeed because of something Robert Scoble posted at Twitter.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[97]
During the 2008 Mumbai attacks eyewitnesses sent an estimated 80 tweets every 5 seconds. .Twitter users on the ground helped compile a list of the dead and injured.^ LinkedIn helps to reduce an enormous amount of content, functioning almost as would a Twitter list containing only members of your LinkedIn network.

^ A new social media site , Listorious , has surfaced to helps us discover Twitter lists for categories which are important to us.

^ Watched your Twitter training on How I Built my First List as well and these are a great help.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, users sent out vital information such as emergency phone numbers and the location of hospitals needing blood donations.^ It’s a network of people and friends that you trust to be connected to, and to share information like your email address, AIM screen name, and phone number.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ This way, tweets can spread out like the branches of a tree or a root system and reach a very large number of Twitter users.
  • Dawn of the Twitter Effect | Royal Pingdom 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC royal.pingdom.com [Source type: General]

^ Using fake profiles, Sophos sent out friend requests to 100 random Facebook users, and more than 40 percent blindly accepted, giving the company access to birth dates, e-mail addresses, phone number and addresses--private information strangers shouldn't have.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[98] .CNN called this "the day that social media appeared to come of age" since many different groups made significant use of Twitter to gather news and coordinate responses.^ Technorati Tags : social media , twitter .
  • ScottFox.com - Internet Riches - e-Riches 2.0: twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.scottfox.com [Source type: General]

^ In response to a push for more tech literacy, British primary schools have proposed a new set of academic standards, including plans to study Twitter .
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ I’m going to blog every day about Twitter or social media/networking until someone at Twitter gets in contact with me.

[98]
.In January 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 experienced multiple bird strikes and had to be ditched in the Hudson River.^ Judy Peterson January 6, 2009 at 9:08 am Michael – this is a very helpful post including some good tips for us newbies.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

.Janis Krums, a passenger on one of the ferries that rushed to help, took a picture of the downed plane as passengers were still evacuating and sent it to Twitpic before any other media arrived at the scene.^ The people who were on the scene for the Mumbai attacks and also the recent plane landing in the Hudson had immediate authority as the sent their messages, which were ReTweeted both as news and in the hope that others near the scene would see them and come to the rescue.
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ You have a camera phone and will post pictures via TwitPic or other posting service.
  • Realty World Northern California & Nevada » twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.realtyworldnca.com [Source type: General]

^ I would only add that use of Twitter, like use of several other social media tools, can help in what Jeff Jonas calls "Context Accumulation."
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[99][100]
.The Australian Country Fire Authority used Twitter to send out regular alerts and updates regarding the February 2009 Victorian bushfires.^ Twitter was for sending updates they said.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Stan Faryna February 26, 2009 at 11:56 am Michael Stelzner has put together a worthwhile intro to Twitter.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ So why spend money on sending SMS updates to Twitter, when you can send updates to someone you know will read it and reply?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

[101] .During this time the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, also used his Twitter account to send out information on the fires, how to donate money and blood, and where to seek emergency help.^ I had no clue what Twitter was or how to use it.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Twitter: How to setup your account .
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is/How to use twitter?
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

[102]
.Also in April, public health departments used Twitter to provide updates on H1N1 cases.^ Twitter can also be used to provide mini-updates for one-on-one clients.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

^ We've updated the Notices section of Settings to better reflect how folks are using Twitter regarding replies.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Police departments keeping public informed on Twitter .
  • Twitter Inc.: News & Videos about Twitter Inc. - CNN.com 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[103]

Use in protest and politics

.In June 2009, following allegations of fraud in the Iranian presidential election, protesters used Twitter as a rallying tool and as a method of communication with the outside world after the government blocked several other modes of communication.^ On the other hand, teenagers do not use twitter.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter a powerful communication tool.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ GATESWAY November 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm How to promote your business using twitter .
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

[104][105][106][107] .On June 15 Twitter rescheduled a planned 90-minute maintenance outage after a number of Twitter users and the US State Department asked Twitter executives to delay the shutdown because of concerns about the service's role as a primary communication medium by the protesters in Iran.^ I enjoy twitter because it's about impact.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ He's going to ask the Twitter gang about it.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ In response to a push for more tech literacy, British primary schools have proposed a new set of academic standards, including plans to study Twitter .
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

[108][109] CNN's coverage of the conflict was criticized in tweets with the hashtag #CNNfail.[110] .Twitter was also used to organize DDoS attacks against Iranian government websites.^ I use Twitter Lists both to organize people I find on Twitter and to discover new people.

^ And last week , the legitimate account of a Twitter employee was used to hijack the site and redirect visitors to an external page displaying a banner for the "Iranian Cyber Army."
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ While I understand that this website is about getting your blog seen, by advocating using Twitter to your advantage you kill the service.
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

[111]
.In August 2009, when American opponents of President Barack Obama's health insurance reform proposals attacked the British National Health Service, thousands of NHS users took part in a Twitter campaign expressing their support for the NHS with use of the #welovetheNHS hashtag.^ In response to a push for more tech literacy, British primary schools have proposed a new set of academic standards, including plans to study Twitter .
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Doreen August 18, 2009 at 9:40 am Wonderful article on how Twitter can help your biz.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Each user can use their own twitter account to post updates too, as well as have a custom format string.
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.The hashtag was initiated by Irish comedy writer Graham Linehan, who said he wanted to use a twitter campaign "as a counterweight against the lies of the American right".[112] The campaign also received the support of several politicians including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.^ In response to a push for more tech literacy, British primary schools have proposed a new set of academic standards, including plans to study Twitter .
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Facebook has a more dedicated community than Twitter, which is why teenagers want to use it.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Well I will ask all my friends who wants to know why I twitter to this article.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[113][114][115]
.New York City activist Elliot Madison used twitter to report an order to disperse message from the Pittsburgh police during the 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh protests.^ In the wake of supposed results of that nation's presidential election in June, protesters in Iran used Twitter to skirt government filters to report events, express outrage, and get people out to opposition rallies.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Use twitter in conjunction with my 10 other ways of finding new readers and you’ll soon boost your stats and break the plateau .
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Nathan May 12, 2009 at 4:14 am I was thinking “well…ive heard people seem to be using twitter to help grow a business” etc.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

.Police raided Madison's hotel room, and one week later Madison's New York home was raided by FBI agents, who conducted a sixteen-hour search.^ One who follows you just to get a follow back, only to dump you a day later when you don't reciprocate .

^ I just returned from Search Engine Strategies New York and the major topic was Twitter.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

.Police claim Madison and a co-defendant used computers and a radio scanner to track police movements and then passed on that information to protesters using cell phones and the social networking site Twitter.^ Connect with me on the popular social networking sites .

^ Each social networking site is different.

^ Twitter is a web 2.0 "social networking" website.

Madison is being charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution, criminal use of a communication facility, and possession of instruments of crime. The FBI took miscellany such as refrigerator magnets, and a Curious George stuffed animal, despite that the warrant issued actually asked for evidence that indicated that potentially there were violations of federal rioting laws. .In light of the United States Department of State's recent public support of twitter use in the politics of Iran, Moldova, and Honduras it is asked whether the State Department supports free speech in the United States.^ Example: in game one of the World Series tonight, someone stole a base and every single person in the United States won a free taco from Taco Bell.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Hagerstown Web Designer January 1, 2009 at 9:47 am I’ve tried recently to use Twitter to grow a text message concept Multiplayer Text Message Games .
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ With the use of Twitter's free widgets, and some creativity, you can let Twitter users' updates speak on behalf of you and your company.
  • louisgray.com: Twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC blog.louisgray.com [Source type: General]

[116][117][118]
.When The Guardian newspaper was served in October 2009 with an unprecedented "super-injunction" banning it from reporting on a parliamentary matter, it published a cryptic article reporting what little it could.^ Relish October 7, 2009 at 4:45 am Thanks for the informative article.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Steen Olsen October 1, 2009 at 9:09 am Very nice article with some good points.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ July 13th, 2009 at 1:35 pm PDT apparently, his report was so good that MS decided to publish it.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

.The paper claimed that this case appears "to call into question privileges guaranteeing free speech established under the 1688 Bill of Rights".[119][120] Alan Rusbridger, the paper's editor, credited Twitter users with taking the initiative to uncover the muck that the press was not allowed to print, namely that the injunction was taken out by the London solicitors Carter-Ruck on behalf of commodities trader Trafigura, who did not want public discussion of the 2006 Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste dump scandal and the resulting Minton Report (available on Wikileaks [121]) The reporting injunction was lifted the following day, as Carter Ruck withdrew it before The Guardian could challenge it in the High Court.^ Who knows where twitter will take us!
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ Twitter users who have many parrot followers (i.e.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Find out who the top Twitter users are .
  • Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[122] .Rusbridger credited the rapid back-down of Carter-Ruck to Twitter,[123] as did a BBC article;[124] the Wikipedia Reference Desk also quickly figured out what the cryptic article referred to.^ I am new to Twitter and you saved me a lot of time trying to figure out the ins and outs of the site!
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tweets Twitter to Increase AC Pageviews Twitter is a great way to get your articles out there, but only if you use it correctly.

^ January 21st, 2008 i stumbled upon this since i don’t know that much about twitter but could not really figure out anyway twitter could be of productive value.
  • 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners and Businesses 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.doshdosh.com [Source type: General]

[125]
.Twitter came to the attention of the Canadian House of Commons in October 2009 when MP Ujjal Dosanjh apologized on the floor for improperly "tweeting about matters that ought not to have been tweeted about" during in camera proceedings of a parliamentary committee.^ TAGS: Google , Microsoft , Music , phishing , Twitter , Yahoo IT TOPICS: Windows & Microsoft October 28, 2009 - 2:40 P.M. Horse or cart?: Technology is actually in front .

^ SEOptimise October 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm My 5 Favorite “How to Use Twitter for Business” Posts October 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm Facebook or Twitter: Which Is Better for Business?
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ If you care what I think, you know that Twitter is just about the best way to learn what I'm paying attention to .
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

[126][127]
.In October 2009, Twitter once again came to the attention of the Canadian public when Vancouver Councilor Andrea Reimer tweeted regarding the British Columbia Minister of Housing and Social Development Rich Coleman's weight[128] in response to provincial legislation proposed by Coleman to bring homeless people to shelters during extreme weather.^ Once again, having a twitter button/icon or a “Follow Me On Twitter” button can really draw more attention to your feed and in turn gather more followers.
  • 30 Free Vector Twitter Buttons | Siah Design 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC siahdesign.com [Source type: General]

^ In response to a push for more tech literacy, British primary schools have proposed a new set of academic standards, including plans to study Twitter .
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ TAGS: Google , Microsoft , Music , phishing , Twitter , Yahoo IT TOPICS: Windows & Microsoft October 28, 2009 - 2:40 P.M. Horse or cart?: Technology is actually in front .

[129] Reimer posted that instead of police bringing homeless people to shelters during extreme weather that she was thinking of introducing legislation to have the police bring Coleman to Jenny Craig, an international weight loss company, on his next visit to Vancouver.[129][130][131] .Coleman responded by calling the comment amateurish and from a Councilor that "doesn't know any better."^ New social media doesn't change the fact that no one knows your business better than you do.
  • ScottFox.com - Internet Riches - e-Riches 2.0: twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.scottfox.com [Source type: General]

[128] Reimer later apologized for the posting.[129]
.In December 2009, Supreme Federal Court of Brazil became the first court in the world to display items on the day planner of the ministers, to inform the actions that arrive daily to the Court, and the most important decisions made by them on Twitter.^ Also it must be noted that most of the content on Twitter is frankly not that valuable or important (at least compared to Facebook) so “teens” are not pulling the safety card, just yet.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Amanya Jacobs December 20, 2009 at 11:50 am Great wake-up article on Twitter.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Deon - July 14th, 2009 at 6:29 am PDT I am not a teen, but for me there is much that is valuable and important on Twitter.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

[132]
.Late December 2009 the Ukrainian non-profit organization Interenet-Ukraine launched a project aimed at monitoring 2010 Ukrainian presidential election based on Twitter.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 .
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ Several folks on Twitter are talking about post-election sex and Obama babies (children conceived on election night...mark your calendars for late July 2009).
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Read all 'Twitter' posts in Security December 29, 2009 2:50 PM PST More attacks expected on Facebook, Twitter in 2010 .
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[133]

Use in public relations

.In Britain, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills released a Twitter strategy written for the use of other departments.^ On the other hand, teenagers do not use twitter.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Twitter have legitimate business uses?
  • Eight Ways Twitter is Useful Professionally 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC webworkerdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ Thanks for a truly useful post on how others are using Twitter in their branding efforts.

.The strategy advised the departments on why Twitter was used by the Government and how they could tweet and promote their doing so effectively.^ I had no clue what Twitter was or how to use it.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Twitter: Why its so great and how to use it effectively [...
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ That is why they don’t love Twitter.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

[134] .The ICAEW suggested that the document could also be useful to the private sector or as a general introduction to Twitter.^ Does the fact that this prompt still exists suggest that the Twitter developers will not be focusing on enhancements to the service that provide more usable features for how you are using the service?
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ If Twitter were a phone company, you could only call people who used the same phone company as you.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ The use of hashtags to selectively cross-post from Twitter to LinkedIn suggests the possibility of using hashtags similarly with other apps.

[135]
In the United States, a number of environment agencies and NGOs are on Twitter. .At the local level, police and fire departments are beginning to use Twitter to keep the public informed of incidents.^ Using Twitter as a tool for public diplomacy .

^ The tutorials were insightful and very informative, and provided the needed explanation and details on how Twitter should be used.
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rebecca January 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm I think many people are using Twitter to keep up with family and friends.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

[136] .Some of these departments, such as the Los Angeles Fire Department, issue up to 10 tweets per day.^ Coach: CEO Jason Kilar spent almost a decade at amazon.com before heading up this Los Angeles based venture.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ Is-22-Tweets-Per-Day-the-Optimum.aspx They suggested a sweet spot of 22 tweets per day, spread out over the course of a day.
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofits 2.0 | Change.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC nonprofits.change.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Use an up-to-date browser that features an antiphishing black list, such as Firefox 3.0.10 or Internet Explorer 8.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

In October 2008, a draft U.S. Army intelligence report identified Twitter as a "potential terrorist tool". The report said it "is already used by some members to post and/or support extremist ideologies and perspectives."[137][138]
.David Saranga of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that on December 30, 2008, that Israel would be the first government to hold a worldwide press conference via Twitter to take questions from the public about the war against Hamas in Gaza.^ For example, we launched http://www.tweetmas.com to do just that - use twitter to help people answer the question with their friends "what would you like for Christmas"?
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Some questions about the Twitter user demographics: .
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ In August 2008 announced that Orkut hosting would be moved from California to Brazil.
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

[139]

Use in reporting dissent

.On April 10, 2008, James Buck, a graduate journalism student at University of California, Berkeley, and his translator, Mohammed Maree, were arrested in Egypt for photographing an anti-government protest.^ April 24, 2008 10:23 AM .
  • I'm Over Twitter (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC threeminds.organic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that family members of Iranian Americans had been arrested or questioned because of anti-Iranian government posts on Facebook by members outside the country.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Arrested : A University of California, Berkeley grad student told his Twitter followers that he's been arrested, and they came to his rescue.
  • The Twitter Hall of Shame: 50 Tweets That Will Echo in History - Inside CRM 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.insidecrm.com [Source type: General]

.On his way to the police station Buck used his mobile phone to send the message “Arrested” to his 48 "followers" on Twitter.^ They can’t message you on Twitter if you are not following them.
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofits 2.0 | Change.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC nonprofits.change.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My following on Twitter is steadily growing…and, before this video series, I had no clue how to use Twitter!…From Twitter Twit to Twitterer in a few days!
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tweets Twitter Quickly Grow a Huge List of Followers Twitter is a great way to keep in touch with your friends, but it is a wonderful way to promote your articles.

.Those followers contacted U.C. Berkeley, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and a number of press organizations on his behalf.^ So, if you are going to follow everyone who follows your organization (which is hopefully thousands of people) then “favorite” Tweets by those who you are most interested in reading and favorite your most important Tweets.
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofits 2.0 | Change.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC nonprofits.change.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Buck was able to send updates about his condition to his "followers" while being detained.^ I came back when I noticed that about 5000 people were following my non-existent updates, waiting for me to say something.
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Update: McSweeney's official Twitter account is being updated but only has 439 followers.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ It's more focused on location and SMS though...by allowing updates in more ways and being more flexible about the type of message allowed, Twitter is attractive to a wider group of people.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

He was released the next day from the Mahalla jail after the college hired a lawyer for him.[140]
On April 7, 2009, thousands of young anti-communist protesters stormed the presidency and the parliament building in Chişinău, the capital of Moldova, accusing the government of electoral fraud. .Information about these events was disseminated through Twitter using hashtag #pman.^ A tip about using twitter (Or a tip given on twitter) .

^ Used with a hashtag (#) on Twitter to tag Twitter orgies.

^ I had a friend that complained about Twitter because he “didn’t give a damn what people eat for breakfast.” Then he started using Twitter, and guess what all his tweets are about?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

This hashtag came from the name of the central square in Chişinău: Piaţa Marii Adunări Naţionale.[141] .Twitter was also used to mobilize for the protests.^ Twitter is often used for mobile updating, but these users decided to take home use to a whole new level.
  • The Twitter Hall of Shame: 50 Tweets That Will Echo in History - Inside CRM 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.insidecrm.com [Source type: General]

^ As with e-mail, blog postings and other public expressions of dissent, Facebook and Twitter have been used by governments to target protesters.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[142]

Use in space mission news

NASA's Space Station crew tweetup, October 21, 2009.
.In February 2009, NASA won a Shorty Award for its near real-time status updates in 2008 of the unmanned Mars Phoenix Lander mission.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 .
  • Twitter « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC socialnomics.net [Source type: General]

^ July 13th, 2009 at 2:10 pm PDT I think teens don’t have time to spend updating for strangers like aplusk, but actually want to spend time with real friends, playing video games and sports, and not imaginary invisible friends.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ If you're not yet on Twitter, you're missing a lot of great free real-time updates that can help grow your business.
  • ScottFox.com - Internet Riches - e-Riches 2.0: twitter 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.scottfox.com [Source type: General]

[143]
.In May 2009, astronaut Mike Massimino used Twitter to send updates during the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission (STS-125), the first time Twitter was used by an astronaut in space.^ Twitter was for sending updates they said.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ During President Barack Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress, many of the congresspeople spent their time "twittering" instead of listening.

^ So why spend money on sending SMS updates to Twitter, when you can send updates to someone you know will read it and reply?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

[144][145] .The STS-125 mission marked another NASA/Twitter first--a post-mission tweetup held July 21, 2009, at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., attended by about 200 members of the general public.^ July 13th, 2009 at 10:26 pm Twitter Back on Track In June With 20 Million U.S. Visitors July 13th, 2009 at 10:31 pm Twitter Back on Track In June With 20 Million U.S. Visitors .
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Colin Middleton ( @Cmidrfti ) - July 13th, 2009 at 1:53 pm PDT First off, what’s with all this Gen y nonsense?
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ Adam Jackson - July 13th, 2009 at 1:46 pm PDT This has inspired a blog post.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

The crew of STS-125 was on hand for answer questions.[146]
.On October 21, 2009, Nicole Stott and her Expedition 21 crewmate, Jeff Williams, participated in the first tweetup from the International Space Station with about 35 members of the public at NASA headquarters[147] This involved the first live Twitter connection for the astronauts[148].^ I wasn’t sure about Twitter at first.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment by MonaWalrond — March 21, 2009 @ 9:35 pm .
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment by Kate Williams — March 12, 2009 @ 11:21 pm .
  • Twitter Training « Renegade Professional :: Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC renegadeproblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Previously, astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle or ISS have sent the messages they desire to share as tweets to Mission Control which then posted the messages via the Internet to Twitter.^ A twitter message that is scheduled to be sent in the future.

^ Several sweet messages sent on Twitter .

^ They can’t message you on Twitter if you are not following them.
  • 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofits 2.0 | Change.org 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC nonprofits.change.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[149]
.In November 2009, the launch of STS-129 marked NASA's fifth tweetup, and its first such event ever held during a Shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.^ SEO St Louis November 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm 100 Great Twitter Tips, Tools & Tutorials for Serious Students .
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

[150] .One hundred members of the general public, representing Morocco, New Zealand and 21 U.S. states, in addition to the District of Columbia, attended the unprecedented two-day event and, for a time, the #nasatweetup hashtag reached #3 on Twitter's trending topics.^ NY Times account alone sends a couple dozen new messages into the Twitter database every day without anyone having to sit there and type them in.
  • Twitter (kottke.org) 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.kottke.org [Source type: General]

^ Two popular web topics bear this out: Twitter and GTD. Which one defines your approach?

^ The time graph makes me think that more people check out Twitter when the work day is slowing down and they’re giving up on office work .
  • 5 Steps to Going Viral on Twitter | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

[151]

Used to survey opinion

.During the CBC News television coverage of the Canadian federal election on October 14, 2008, the CBC cited tweets regarding Elizabeth May and Stéphane Dion along with a graph of items mentioned on Twitter as evidence that people were calling for Dion to step down in response to the election results.^ May 8th, 2008 12:14 am .
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ May 8th, 2008 8:14 pm .
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ In the wake of supposed results of that nation's presidential election in June, protesters in Iran used Twitter to skirt government filters to report events, express outrage, and get people out to opposition rallies.
  • Twitter posts - Security - CNET News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[152]

Similar services

.A number of services like Twitter exist, including some which send text messages to multiple people at once.^ Twitter works like people do .
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, we launched http://www.tweetmas.com to do just that - use twitter to help people answer the question with their friends "what would you like for Christmas"?
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

^ Does the fact that this prompt still exists suggest that the Twitter developers will not be focusing on enhancements to the service that provide more usable features for how you are using the service?
  • Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC radar.oreilly.com [Source type: General]

.Some services use a similar concept as Twitter but add country-specific services or combine the micro-blogging facilities with other services, such as file sharing.^ I’ve heard others call Twitter a micro-blogging platform.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ On the other hand, teenagers do not use twitter.
  • Why Teens Aren’t Using Twitter: It Doesn’t Feel Safe 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: General]

^ He used the micro-blogging service to find his lost [...
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

Other services provide similar functionality, but are open source.[153] While on the other hand, some are within closed networks for corporations, nonprofits, universities, and other organizations.[154]

See also

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^ Entrepreneur December 20, 2009 at 11:44 pm I have decided today to start a TWITTER account.
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^ Vaibhav July 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm Now You can buy twitter followers.
  • How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business | Copyblogger 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.copyblogger.com [Source type: General]

Those who currently have the password are:
  • User:Jtneill
  • User:Mu301

Ideas for using the wikiversity twitter account

Announcements to send on Twitter

If you have a learning project that is looking for participants or a news item that you'd like to see announced through the Wikiversity Twitter feed, list it here - or even better, tweet it @wikiversity and we'll RT it:
  • ...
  • ...

Access the feed

Wikiversity Users who Twitter

.Who else from around here is on Twitter?^ There are a few Twitter people that I follow who have done it the other way around.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ Here’s the thing: people who have large numbers of followers on Twitter already had large numbers of followers on their blogs (or websites, or whatever.
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

.We could talk some more about possible uses of micro-blogging tools e.g., for learning projects, and as a communication channel.^ Learn more about the use of Twitter on The Lost Art of Blogging [...
  • A Guide To Twitter: What It Is, How To Use It And Twitter Tools | Lost Art Of Blogging 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.lostartofblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Learn how to earn more using your blog .
  • 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.problogger.net [Source type: General]

^ Talking about corporate blogging.
  • Alltop - Top Twitterati News 28 January 2010 2:02 UTC twitterati.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We need to create a twitter list of Wikiversity tweeters.^ Facebook lists and any Twitter list which you make private are known only to you, the list creator.

^ Listorious appears, and using the Twitter API , provides a platform for users to create and share Twitter meta lists (lists of Twitter lists).

^ Twitter Lists presents new targeting opportunities, and may also create new online social networking possibilities.

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also twitter

Contents

English

Proper noun

Singular
Twitter
Plural
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Twitter
  1. A particular social networking site.

Derived terms

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Simple English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Twitter, Inc.

Type Private
Founded San Francisco, California, United States
Founder Jack Dorsey
Evan Williams
Biz Stone
Headquarters 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States[1]
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jack Dorsey (Chairman)
Dick Costolo (CEO)
Evan Williams (Product Strategy)
Biz Stone (Creative Director)
Industry Websites
Products twitter.com
Services Social networking, Microblogging
Revenue US $150 million (projected 2010)[2]
Employees 300 (2010)[3]
Website twitter.com


Twitter is a website that gives users social networking and microblogging services through messages called "tweets". Users use mobile phones or computers to send and to read tweets. Tweets can be up to 140 characters long. They appear on the user's profile page. Tweets can usually be read by anyone, but senders can also keep message private. Private tweets only go to their list of friends. Users may subscribe to tweets from other people. This is called following and subscribers are known as followers. As of late 2009, users can also follow lists of authors.[4][5]

All users can send and receive tweets using the Twitter website. They can also use other applications that work with Twitter on smartphones. Twiiter by Short Message Service (SMS) is available in certain countries.[6] Using Twiter is free, but sending or getting tweets by SMS may cost money. The website is based in San Bruno, California. Twitter also has servers and offices in San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, and soon in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Twitter has become very popular worldwide since Jack Dorsey created it in 2006. It now has more than 100 million users.[7] It is sometimes described as the "SMS of the Internet."[8]

Contents

History

File:Twttr
Jack Dorsey's drawing of an idea for an SMS-based social network in around 2006.

Twitter started at a podcasting company Odeo. The company board members had a "daylong brainstorming session." During the meeting, Jack Dorsey introduced the idea of one person using an SMS service to communicate with a small group. At first, they called this project "twttr". It fit the five character length of American SMS short codes and sounded like Flickr. At first, the developers planned to use "10958" as a short code. Later they changed it to "40404" because it was easier to remember and type.[9] Dorsey sent the first Twitter message at 9:50 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) March 21, 2006. The first tweet was, "just setting up my twttr."[10]

[W]e came across the word "twitter," and it was just perfect. The definition was "a short burst of inconsequential information," and "chirps from birds." And that’s exactly what the product was.

The first version of Twitter was only for Odeo employees to use. They opened the full version for anyone to use on July 15, 2006. In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Dorsey, and other members of Odeo started a new company called Obvious Corporation. Obvious Corporation bought Odeo and all of its property–including Odeo.com and Twitter.com–from the investors and shareholders.[12] Twitter became its own separate company in April 2007.[13]

The tipping point for Twitter's popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. During the event, Twitter usage increased from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000.[14] The Twitter company had a very good idea and set up two very large computer screens in the hallways at the conference. These screens only showed Twitter messages. Hundreds of people at the conference checked on each others activity by looking at the many tweets. Panelists and speakers talked about Twitter. Bloggers at SXSW described it to others in a very positive way.[15]

Reaction at the festival was very good. Blogger Scott Beale said that Twitter "absolutely rul[ed]" SXSW. Social software researcher Danah Boyd said Twitter "own[ed]" the festival.[16] Twitter staff won the festival's Web Award prize. They said, "we'd like to thank you in 140 characters or less. And we just did!"[17]


On September 14, 2010, Twitter changed the site design and added a new logo.[18]

On October 4, 2010, Evan Williams announced that he not be CEO any more. Dick Costolo took over the CEO job. He had been COO of Twitter. Williams will stay with the company and work on plans for the future of Twitter.[19]

Overview

Technology author Steven Johnson described the basic way Twitter works. He called it "remarkably simple." Following is an important part of Twitter as a social network. Users' Twitter home pages show all of the tweets from people they follow. The tweets appear from newest to oldest. Johnson said:[20]

If you follow 20 people, you'll see a mix of tweets moving down the page: breakfast-cereal updates, interesting new links, music recommendations, even thoughts on the future of education.

Popularity

Twitter is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world.[21]

Logging in

People can use software from other companies to access Twitter. These programs are called third-party applications. The Twitter company changed the way this works on 31 August 2010. Now applications must use OAuth to connect to Twitter. This method means that users do not have to give their passwords to the third-party applications. Changing the login system to OAuth did cause some problems. Using OAuth had been optional and programs used to be able to ask for usernames and passwords. However, now third-party applications that try to use a username and password do not work at all. The Twitter company said that using OAuth will give users "increased security and a better experience."[22]

People who use Twitter

Twitter is mainly used by older adults who might not have used other social sites before Twitter. Jeremiah Owyang studies social media. He said, "Adults are just catching up to what teens have been doing for years."[23] Only 11% of Twitter's users were 12 to 17 years old in September 2009.[23] This may be because Twitter first gained popularity in businesses and news media that attract more older people. Many famous people such as Shaq, Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher became Twitter users.[24]

In June 2009, more women than men used Twitter—53% women; 47% men. Only 5% of users made 75% of all tweets. Also, New York had the most Twitter users.[25]

This is a brief summary of Twitter users as of 3 September 2009.

  • Total users: 27 million
  • Age: 63% of Twitter users were less than 35 years old
  • Race: 60% of Twitter users were Caucasian. 16% were African American. That is higher than other Internet sites. Hispanic users were 11%.
  • Income: 58% of Twitter users had a total household income of at least $60K.[26]

Technology

Interface

On April 30, 2009, Twitter changed the way it looks on the web. They added a search bar and a space on the right side of the page with "Trending Topics". That space shows the most common phrases appearing in messages. Biz Stone explained that all messages are instantly indexed and explained the results of the change. The Trending Topics has made Twitter something "unexpectedly important — a discovery engine for finding out what is happening right now."[27]

Service problems

Sometimes Twitter users experience a problem with the service and cannot access the website. They cannot read or write tweets but only see the Fail Whale image created by Yiying Lu,[28]

Twitter worked well approximately 98% of the time in 2007. That is about six full days of no service.[29] The problems were particularly noticeable during events popular with the technology industry such as the 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo keynote address.[30][31]

  • May 2008, Twitter's new engineering team made changes to the structure of Twitter to handle the amount of growth. Problems with stability caused the service to stop working sometimes and forced Twitter to cancel some features for a short time.
  • August 2008, Twitter stopped free SMS services for users in the United Kingdom[32] and for approximately five months instant messaging support via a XMPP bot was listed as being "temporarily unavailable".[33]
  • 12 June 2009, there was a serious problem with the unique number that identifies each tweet. This was called a possible "Twitpocalypse". (This is a combination of Twitter and apocalypse). The number that labels each tweet went beyond the limit of 32-bit signed integers. That limit was 2,147,483,647 messages.[34] While Twitter itself was not affected, some third-party clients could not access recent tweets. Software developers made Patches quickly. However, some iPhone applications had to wait for approval from the App Store.[35]
  • 22 September 2009, the identifier went past the limit for 32-bit unsigned integers (4,294,967,296 total messages). This broke some third-party applications again.[36]
  • 6 August 2009, Twitter and Facebook both suffered a denial-of-service attack. This stopped the Twitter website from working for several hours.[37] The attacks were actually directed at one pro-Georgian user around the anniversary of the 2008 South Ossetia War, rather than the sites themselves.[38]
  • 17 December 2009, a hacking attack replaced the website's welcoming screen for almost one hour. Users saw an image of a green flag and the words "This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army". So far there is no proof of any connection between the hackers and the government of Iran.[39]

Open source

Twitter developed several software projects to improve their own service. The company shared these as open source software.[40] Some of these software projects are related to databases, such as the Gizzard Scala framework and a distributed graph database called FlockDB.

t.co

t.co is a service created by Twitter to make URLs shorter.[41] It can only be used for links that people post to Twitter. It is not available for other uses.[41] Eventually all links on Twitter will use t.co.[42] The company hopes that the service will protect users from harmful websites.[41] They will also use it to keep a record of people clicking on links in tweets.[41][43]

History

Twitter had used the services from other sites such as TinyURL and bit.ly.[44] They began trying their own way of making URLs shorter for direct messages in March 2010. They used the domain, twt.tl,[42] before they bought the t.co domain.

The company is using these accounts to test the service on the main site: @TwitterAPI, @rsarver, and @raffi.[42]

On 2 September 2010, Twitter sent an email message to users to explain that they were starting to open the service to them.

Other

Twitter can also be used as an amateur and professional news source.[45]

References

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  2. "Hacker Exposes Private Twitter Documents". The New York Times. July 15, 2009. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/15/hacker-exposes-private-twitter-documents/?hpw.. Retrieved July 15, 2009. 
  3. "Press Info", Twitter. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  4. "There's a List for That". blog.twitter.com. October 30, 2009. http://blog.twitter.com/2009/10/theres-list-for-that.html. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  5. "Twitter Lists!". help.twitter.com. November 9, 2009. http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/76460. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  6. "Using Twitter With Your Phone". Twitter Support. http://help.twitter.com/entries/14226-how-to-find-your-twitter-short-long-code. Retrieved 2010-06-01. "We currently support 2-way (sending and receiving) Twitter SMS via short codes and 1-way (sending only) via long codes." 
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