All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tweets’

Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope

Twitter-using Cardinals are going to have to shutter their devices when they all convene to select a new Pope to replace the outgoing Benedict XVI. The 117 Cardinals who will participate in the upcoming Papal Conclave will be barred from tweeting the moment they sit down to make the decision. Like a sequestered jury, the Cardinals will be prohibited from …

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State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike

Tuesday night’s State of the Union address contained 6,419 words and took just about an hour to deliver. 101 different lines in the speech were followed by applause, and President Obama mentioned defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney a total of twice throughout the address. Twitter has provided us with some more figures – total tweets and tweets per minute. And …

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Twitter’s Promoted Trends Now Cost $200,000 a Pop

If you’re looking to promote your brand with one of Twitter’s most visible ad products, the Promoted Trend, you’re going to have to shell out a little bit more money than you did last year. Peter Kafka at All Things D reports that the asking price for a Promoted Trend has been raised, and now sits at $200,000 per trend. …

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Here’s Who You Should Follow on Twitter on Grammy Night (According to Twitter)

Twitter, who is always looking to give you plenty of reasons to second-screen it during bid television events, has just put up their suggestions for who to follow if you want to get a little extra insight into this year’s Grammy awards. Twitter is apparently music-driven, at least according to some choice stats. Did you know that music is the …

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Explore Twitter in LOLCAT, If That’s Your Thing

TWITTR HAS JUS ADDD NEW LANGUAGE, AN IZ TEH LANGUAGE OV TEH LOLCATS. LOOK: Happeh Fridai! U can nao change ur language 2 lolcat in Settings. Hope u liek it. twitter.com/settings twitter.com/twitter/status… — Twitter (@twitter) February 8, 2013 HEERS WUT IT LOOKZ LIEK IN DA SETTINGS: [If none of this made sense, Twitter has added lolcat as a new language. …

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Twitter Now Lets You Unearth Old Tweets in Search

Following an app and mobile update that streamlined search, Twitter has just made another tweak to its search function – on both mobile and web. Starting now, you can view old tweets in search results. Really old, in fact – months and months old. Before today, searches on Twitter would only display tweets that were about a week old or …

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Jim Carrey’s History of Gun Control Tweets

Jim Carrey went and pissed off the gun-loving right over the weekend with a couple of tweets referencing assault rifles, the Newton massacre, and soulless gun owners. Many anti-gun control activists have voiced their displeasure with the actor – and some seem to be surprised by the recent tweets. The fact is, Jim Carrey has used his Twitter account (which …

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State Dept. Fails to See the Problem with John Kerry Signing His Tweets “JK”

You know how the official Twitter accounts of top government officials and the First Family make a point to let us know when it’s really them sending out the tweet, instead of their staff? For instance, a tweet sent from Barack Obama’s twitter account is only credited to the President himself when the tweet contains his initials at the end …

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Twitter’s Top Super Bowl Moments Had Nothing to Do with Football (Hint: Beyonce Killed It)

Sure, anything that happens in the context of the Super Bowl has football to thank for its existence. The halftime show wouldn’t exist without a football game that required an intermission. All of those funny ads wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t an incredibly popular contest to plant people in front of their screens. Sure, people love and care about the …

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Kenyans Reading Celebrity Tweets Is More Depressing Than Anything

People on YouTube are calling this clip racist. It’s not. But I can see how one might think that if they just kind of watched the first few seconds and didn’t really think about it. Depressing is really the right word here. Watching people in a poor, developing country read the meaningless, inane bullsh*t spewed out by first-world celebrities is …

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Twitter Expands Tweet Pages to Include More Replies (and Replies to Replies)

Twitter has just made an improvement to individual tweet pages that, to be honest, has been a long time coming. Now, users can scroll thorough every single reply made to a tweet, even if that tweet garnered dozens and dozens of replies. Before, any single tweet page would only contain a handful of replies – even if the tweet received …

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Tweet Ping Is a Beautiful Single-Purpose Site That Lets You Visualize Tweets in Real Time

This is a cool single-purpose site alert. It’s called Tweet Ping, and it is a gorgeous visualization of all the tweets in the world, as they post in real time. It also has some cool tracking features at the bottom, like a live tweet counter for each continent and well as hashtag trackers. It allows you to do fun little …

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