Is a Twitter News Service What Consumers Need?

Many are getting a substantial amount of their news today from Twitter, but Twitter appears to have higher aspirations for becoming an important news service. Note: this article has been updated following recent developments. Co-founder Biz Stone told Reuters this week, "From the very beginning this has seemed almost as if it’s a news wire […]

Twitter News Service Here: "It's Called Twitter"

To set the record straight, there’s been a lot of confusion around what Twitter may or may not be doing, stemming from an interview Reuters did with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.  Stone originally appeared to indicate that the company was considering partnering with news organizations on some kind of new Twitter news service. Since then, […]

Conan Comedy Tour Clips Hit YouTube [VIDEOS]

He may be “legally prohibited from being funny on television,” but Conan O’Brien has still managed to capture the attention of a video-viewing audience. More and more fan-made videos from O’Brien’s live comedy show have made their way onto YouTube since the tour kicked off on Monday. The stirrings of virality started yesterday, when one […]

How Companies Should Approach the New Twitter Advertising Model

Dallas Lawrence is Chair of the Social and Digital Media Practice at Levick Strategic Communications. Connect with him on Twitter @dallaslawrence. By now, everyone has heard about Twitter’s move into the paid advertising world. This week’s announcement that companies will be allowed to pay to have their posts lead search results on the popular social […]

Happy Birthday Twitter!

Sunday, March 21st (a few hours from now on the West Coast) marks Twitter’s 4th birthday — exactly four years since Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent his first Tweet and, along with Evan Williams and Biz Stone, started a phenomenon. Last month, Twitter hit 50 million Tweets per day, and last summer it was announced […]