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Floods Of “I’m Moving to Canada” Tweets: Before & After The US Election

Floods Of “I’m Moving to Canada” Tweets: Before & After The US Election

We already know Barack Obama won for the 2nd term as US President. But a lot of people was yelling at Twitter with status like If ____ Win “I’m Moving to Canada”. At some point this status got viral and almost everybody starts tweeting – so-something-someing or I’m Moving to Canada. Here we have a collection of tweets before and after the result.

By On November 7, 2012 Respond
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The Optimal Tweet Length To Get Most Retweets Is 71-100 Characters

The Optimal Tweet Length To Get Most Retweets Is 71-100 Characters

It is hard to discern how can one find a whole lot of analytics in a sentence as small as 140 characters. But apparently, the companies who are spending money on Twitter-based advertising need to know such analytics. Track Social has now revealed an interesting Twitter metric, which shows the optimal length for a tweet to be retweeted.

By On November 7, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Plans Major Social Media Buzz On Election Day

Facebook Plans Major Social Media Buzz On Election Day

Social media has come about to play a major role in nearly all events of global significance. The U.S. presidential elections are no exception. With the start of voting less than a day away, Facebook is ramping up for a major social media buzz on the election day.

By On November 6, 2012 1 Response
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New Facebook Users Will Now Get A Privacy Education Tour

New Facebook Users Will Now Get A Privacy Education Tour

Facebook’s ever-changing privacy policies have been a cause of concern to both, the users as well as the regulatory authorities. Especially in the European Union, the social network has been asked to help new users understand the way its privacy policies work. Complying with this, Facebook will now be offering virtual privacy education tour to all new Facebook users.

By On November 4, 2012 Respond
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Counterfeit Photos Of Hurricane Sandy Swirl Around The Web

Counterfeit Photos Of Hurricane Sandy Swirl Around The Web

Hurricane Sandy has North America and much of the world’s attention right now. The east coast of America has never seen a storm this powerful hit them. With the world watching via television and social media, we’ve seen a multitude of photographs — but how many of them were real? We’ll show you how to determine whether these shots are authentic or not, just continue reading.

By On October 31, 2012 Respond
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Nestle’s Digital Acceleration Team Helps It Respond To Online Criticism

Nestle’s Digital Acceleration Team Helps It Respond To Online Criticism

Nestle has been one of the most criticized corporate entities in recent years. The company has been accused of being responsible for lowering the water table in certain regions and making water scarce for those who can’t afford bottled water. Nestle is finally able to respond to its social media trials through a tech-savvy team.

By On October 28, 2012 Respond
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Ceglia Arrested For $28 Billion Fraud Attempt On Facebook

Ceglia Arrested For $28 Billion Fraud Attempt On Facebook

A New York based businessman, named Paul Ceglia, was arrested at his home on Friday afternoon for trying to defraud Facebook by claiming to have owed 50% of the social network’s shares.

By On October 27, 2012 Respond
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StumbleUpon Takes A Redesign Lesson From Pinterest

StumbleUpon Takes A Redesign Lesson From Pinterest

StumbleUpon has been among the top destinations of content-sharing and aggregating audience on the internet. The website has been looking forth to a redesign, much along the lines of Pinterest’s interface. Now, it has rolled out the redesign to all 25 million of its users.

By On October 25, 2012 Respond
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New ‘Like’ And ‘Star’ Buttons Being Tested By Twitter

New ‘Like’ And ‘Star’ Buttons Being Tested By Twitter

Twitter has become one of the most significant parts of the social media. The micro-blogging website has been able to capture people’s hearts with features such as ‘Favorite’ and ‘Discover.’ However, the ‘Favorite’ feature may soon vanish as reports surface that Twitter is testing out new ‘Star’ and ‘Like’ buttons.

By On October 25, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Making $4M Everyday From News Feed Ads

Facebook Making $4M Everyday From News Feed Ads

Giant social networking site Facebook displays various sponsored ads in users’ News Feeds which most of the time have nothing to do with user interests and the pages the users like, but it has benefited the Facebook. How? Well Facebook now makes a big amount from News Feed ads. Any guess, what the amount could be? It’s only $4M per day from News Feed ads.

By On October 24, 2012 Respond
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Blogger Hires A Woman To Slap Him For Wasting Time On Facebook

Blogger Hires A Woman To Slap Him For Wasting Time On Facebook

Have you ever heard someone hiring a person who will slap the hirer to prevent him/her from wasting too much time on social networking sites or video sharing sites? I’m damn sure you’ve never heard. But for the first time you are going to hear this. San Francisco based blogger Maneesh Sethi has done that. Details inside.

By On October 21, 2012 1 Response
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Romney’s ‘Binders Full Of Women’ Comment Becomes A Laughing Stock On Web

Romney’s ‘Binders Full Of Women’ Comment Becomes A Laughing Stock On Web

Mitt Romney has made a lot of remarks during his public appearances which were turned into internet memes. He added yet another to this list when he mentioned ‘binders full of women’ in a recent debate. The rather stupid remark was soon turned into an internet meme, actively used in comments on the pages of binder vendors on Amazon.

By On October 21, 2012 Respond
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Twitter Blocks neo-Nazi Account For German Users On Request Of German Police

Twitter Blocks neo-Nazi Account For German Users On Request Of German Police

Micro blogging site Twitter has blocked an account in Germany for the first time because the German police asked Twitter to restrict that account’s access by a neo-Nazi group. The move was spotted by the FT. Details inside.

By On October 19, 2012 Respond
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Mobile App-Maker Cabana Acquired By Twitter

Mobile App-Maker Cabana Acquired By Twitter

Twitter has been actively trying to expand the scope of its services and do the same work that a number of developers have tried doing by building on its API. Now that the company has greatly limited access to its API, it is indeed in a great position to build on Twitter by dishing out its own web apps. Probably to that end, the micro-blogging site has now acquired the app-maker startup, Cabana.

By On October 18, 2012 Respond
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Major Security Flaw Found In Facebook’s Mobile Site

Major Security Flaw Found In Facebook’s Mobile Site

Facebook has been ramping up the security of the social network to ensure the privacy as well as security of user data. However, it seems that the security measures were focused more on the regular website, with the mobile website being ignored on the way. A security researcher has now discovered a major flaw in the latter; one which could compromise the data of millions of users.

By On October 13, 2012 Respond
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