Thursday: July 28, 2011
- Sponsored tweets from companies you follow will be appearing more often in your Twitter timeline.
If you use a Twitter and you happen to follow of lot of name brand companies you'll be seeing what that particular company has to say front and center. Sponsored tweets from said companies will appear at the top of your timeline and can be easily dismissed with a click. This seems like a good idea in theory, if I'm following a given company on Twitter one would think that what they have to say would be relevant to my interests (in theory of course). In theory you could also follow me on Twitter (@subwarm), and no - there will not be sponsored messages from me or GLM (not intentionally anyway).
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.
The addition of Twitter into the organization's offerings could foster an enormous amount of academic research. From a new kind of historical record to an unprecedented opportunity for discovering patterns of social interaction, this is big.
Thursday: April 1, 2010
- Twitter revamps their homepage to in effort to make Twitter easier to understand.
To me, this revamp is actually a much welcomed step in the right direction as you can plainly see the 'realtime-ness' that didn't appear to be there with their previous version. Trending topics scroll across in realtime along with top tweets from select users. Not bad.
Monday: October 26, 2009
- Turns out that tweeting jurors pose a problem in the courtroom. Who knew?
One juror in particular went as far to actually tweet the verdict of a trial before the judge announced it. Article cites other bonehead examples of Twitter misuse in the legal process as well.
Wednesday: October 21, 2009
- Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.
You can try Microsoft's implementation here and Google's is somewhere over here. On the Microsoft side, searching for a particular topic brought me to my cousin's Twitter account which was kind of humorous but slightly scary at the same time. Good work, Dan.
Tuesday: October 20, 2009
- Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.
It's sort of fitting that Twitter's 5 billionth tweet came not from one of the celebrities or marketers who have flooded the service in recent months, but from one of the quirky Bay Area dot-com nerds who formed its first loyal pack of users.
Friday: October 9, 2009
- Twitter in licensing discussions with Microsoft and Google.
You might be seeing a whole lot more of Twitter in your search engine results sometime in the near future. Please see the first post from this morning's batch of links for a quick lesson on Twitter etiquette.
Thursday: September 17, 2009
- Twitter valued at about a billion thanks to recent funding.
Last week, Twitter revised its terms of service to state that its service could contain ads that, among other things, target 'queries made through the services.'