All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microblogging’

Tumblr Hits 15 Billion Pageviews Per Month

It’s hardly news that Tumblr is growing like a weed, but Founder and CEO David Karp reportedly announced at the DLD conference today that the service is now seeing over 100 million uniques a month and over 15 billion pageviews per month. Pretty impressive. In September, it was at 12.5 billion pageviews per month, according to Quantcast data. Back then, …

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Tumblr Ups Animated GIF Size Limit

If you use Tumblr, you’re probably either accustomed to seeing plenty of animated GIFs cycle through your feed, or are putting them in your own posts. They’re pretty popular on the service. That’s probably why Tumblr, via its staff blog, just announced that it’s increased the size limit for these to 1MB. Previously, the limit was 500KB. Animated GIFs have …

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Tumblr Keeps Growing and Growing

The microblogging site that’s home to image lovers everywhere is growing by leaps and bounds. So much so, in fact, Tumblr has secured new funding, thanks, in large part, to the massive amount of pageviews it receives on a daily basis. First, the funding. The NYT reported that Tumblr received an additional $85 million in funding from a number of …

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Twitter Translation Center Opens Up

Twitter has announced the launch of the Twitter Translation Center, which crowdsources translations from Twitter users. 

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Twitter to Replace Account Verification System with Something New

There have been several pieces of interesting news regarding Twitter. For one, the company stopped verifying accounts, as it has done for celebrities and companies  for some time. The company is working on a new system to replace this. 

Details about this new system remain a mystery, but Twitter says it will be better. The company’s support team posted the following tweet (hat tip: The Next Web):

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Tales from the Twitter Side

Twitter announced a new feature today called "Twitter Tales". This is just a section to highlight stories from Twitter users about interesting uses of the service.

The official description is: "How do you use Twitter? We asked dozens of our users that exact question. What resulted from their responses is a series of quirky and inspiring articles. We call them Twitter Tales."

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Twitter Launching Another User Discovery Tool? Doesn’t Look Like It.

Update: It turns out that the shout out account is just an internal one for Twitter employees. Twitter gave The Next Web a statement saying, "W we can say is that it’s not a product. It’s an internal account where Twitter employees ‘give props’ to each other. " They didn’t acknowledge the TwitterOnNotice account, but it’s likely an internal deal as well.

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Twitter Launches New User Suggestion Features

Twitter has begun rolling out a "Suggestions for You" feature that helps users find people to follow. You may be familiar with a similar feature on Facebook.

"With more than a hundred million users on Twitter, there are sure to be at least dozens of accounts out there that will reflect your interests. The trouble is finding all of them," the company says.

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Twitter Talks About Its Mission to Be More Reliable

Facebook announced its 500 million user milestone yesterday, and along with that announced some other stats like how it gets over 100 billion hits per day. This was revealed in a post in which the company talked about how it scales with its massive growth.

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Ask LeBron James Questions Tonight With #lebrondecision

Tonight’s the night; LeBron James will hold numerous cities around the country hostage with the anticipation of his decision. He’ll announce his choice via an ESPN special aptly called “The Decision”, which airs at 9 PM ET… oh, did we mention, he’ll be answering your questions via Twitter tonight?

What question do you have for LeBron James? Tell us.

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Does the World Still Need Twitter?

Twitter users know that the service goes down fairly often, but that doesn’t seem to alienate them. While Twitter has certainly had its issues with user retention in the past, it continues to grow. Last month, the site grew by nearly 10% (over the previous month) by our estimates, with total registered users estimated at 122 million.

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The First Rule Of Dot War: You Do Not Tweet About Dot War

Have you ever found yourself wondering if your Twitter icon could beat another in a pixel battle royale? Sure, we all have at one point or another… but now, thanks to Dot War, you can battle it out with other Twitter icons.

With whom are you going to have your Twitter icon do battle? Let us know.

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Twitter Places Includes Integration with Foursquare, Gowalla

Twitter announced that Twitter Places is now available on and This is a feature that lets you tag tweets with specific places by sharing your location.

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Twitter Sees Nearly 10% Growth in May

Each month, we look at Twitter’s growth in terms of new user registrations, number of tweets, and tweets per user registration. This info is provided by Matthew Daines, the lead developer of Twellow, our Twitter app, which serves as the Yellow Pages for Twitter.

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New Twitter Links to Play Significant Role in Resonance Algorithm

Twitter has introduced a new, secure link-shortening service called All links shared on or third-party apps will be wrapped with a URL.

While links might appear something like this:  on SMS, they might appear more based on the domain they are going to on and in third-party apps. So if that link were going to some Amazon page, it might look more like this:

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Would Your Company Benefit from an Internal Twitter?

It’s no secret that Google and Microsoft are in heavy competition in the enterprise application space. This competition may extend into a relatively new sub-category of this space – internal microblogging. Think Twitter, just for within the enterprise.

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Twitter has introduced a new feature for called Hovercards. These are simply little windows that pop up when you hover over any name on your timeline.

It’s important to note that a lot of people use Twitter through different applications and never even see Twitter’s actual site. It is nice to see that Twitter recognizes that people do still use

Hovercards display information like name, profile pic, location, whether or not you follow them, verified user info, etc.

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Number of New Twitterers Increases Significantly

Every month, WebProNews has been looking at Twitter’s growth in terms of new user registration and number of Tweets. In January, we looked at December’s numbers which showed an increase in tweeting frequency, as Twitter surpassed a billion tweets in a month.

In January, total tweets sent were the largest on record. However, they increased at 6.34% over December, which is the second lowest increase for the last twelve months. Only August saw a lower rate at -6.2%.

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Twitter Launches Local Trends for Everyone

For a week or so, some Twitter users have been seeing a new feature called Local Trends. This feature shows users things that are being heavily talked about at the city and state levels. Twitter has now announced that the feature is live for all users.

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Twitter’s Suggested Users Now More Personalized

We knew it was coming. It was only a matter of when. Back in November, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told a crowd at a conference in Malaysia that the current suggested users list would be going away, and that it would be replaced by something "more programmatically chosen, something that actually delivers more relevant suggestions." Twitter has now announced the reality of that new kind of suggested users list.

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Google Reveals Factors for Ranking Tweets

It’s ok to say "no" to Twitter if that’s your thing. There’s a chance that it just doesn’t fit into your strategy or help you achieve your goals. That’s cool. However, if it is your thing, you may be interested in how Google ranks tweets. That is if search marketing is your thing.

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Twitter Sees an Increase in Tweeting Frequency

Each month we’ve been looking at Twitter’s growth in terms of new user registration and number of Tweets. Last month we saw a decline in the number of new Twitterers in November continuing a trend that began in July.

In December, however, new Twitter user registrations leveled out. Number of tweets grew significantly, and the number of tweets from new users grew as well, possibly indicating that people aren’t just signing up for Twitter and not using it.

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Twitter Starts the Year with Some New Faces

Just as many of us get back to work after the holidays, Twitter has some new people starting work with the company altogether. Twitter reportedly has ten new people (most starting today), and some of them have interesting backgrounds, which could have interesting implications for the company’s future.

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