How Much is a Tweet or a Like Worth to You?

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ChompOn has released some interesting findings (pdf) related to social media sharing and its value to e-commerce. Specifically, the firm sought out to answer the question: "What is the value of a social action in online commerce?"  What they came up with is that a Facebook Share was worth $14, a Facebook "like" was worth $8, a tweet was worth $5, …

Indonesian uses Twitter as WikiLeaks

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@Benny_Israel tweeted last Thursday that he knows the dark secrets of Indonesia and wishes to share it with the world. His bold tweet was accompanied with a disclaimer that seeks correction if any information is revealed incorrectly. So far, Benny has revealed that he knows a number of U.S based companies, which committed bribery and […] Related posts: Indonesia threat …

President Obama To Answer Questions Via YouTube And Twitter

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YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to President Obama for an exclusive interview that will take place two days after the 2011 State of the Union Address. The YouTube Blog offers details. “Go to youtube.com/askobama to submit your question now, or watch the speech on Tuesday night with your webcam or video camera nearby so that you can record …

How Twitter Killed a Film Star in India and later Apologized

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On Jan 10, 2011 , DNA India, the eighth largest Indian newspaper was at the receiving end of ferocious criticism from Indian twitterers from across the world. In an event which reminded many of the infamous Steve Jobs obituary circulated by Bloomberg , DNA Twitter handle sent a confirmation tweet on the demise of Shashi […] Related posts: “Twitter Lite” …

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

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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, the company’s communications team has …

New Twitter Ads On The Way

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After months of speculation, Twitter has finally announced they will insert advertising in users' streams. Now, select users will see advertisements posed as a tweet as they appear in the stream itself, not as a promoted or sponsored tweet as is already seen on Twitter. In other words, these ads will be aligned closer with regular tweets,… [[ This is …

The 20 Most Popular Twitter Users, According to the “Accept” Bug

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If the “accept” bug we encountered this week taught us anything about Twitter, it showed us who users are most desperate to have follow them back. As a refresher, yesterday’s bug allowed users to tweet, for example, “accept mashable.” This would then make the account @mashable automatically follow the user who sent out that tweet. While many users saw that …

Foursquare Exceeds 40 Million Check-Ins

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Location-based social network Foursquare counted its 40 millionth check-in a “couple days ago”, according to a Tweet from one of its developers. The number shows that Foursquare’s growth rate is accelerating: Five weeks ago, we clocked Foursquare’s total check-ins at 22 million. In short: Foursquare appears to have doubled its check-in rate in just over a month. It’s just over …

LinkedIn Launched Seven Years Ago Today

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It took a tweet from LinkedIn Senior Director of Corporate Communications Kay Luo for us to find out, but it’s true: LinkedIn turns seven years old today. While LinkedIn was founded in December of 2002, the actual website didn’t launch until May 5, 2003. That makes it older than Facebook (2004), Twitter (2006), YouTube (2005), and even MySpace (August 2003). …

Twitter Launches Its Official Android App

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Just weeks after launching an official BlackBerry app and acquiring Tweetie (which will become Twitter for iPhone), Twitter is out with another mobile application built in-house, this time for Google Android. The app is available immediately in the Android Market. Twitter’s Leland Rechis describes it on the company’s official blog, writing, “Reading tweets is easy in a bunch of places …

HOW TO: Spring Clean Your Twitter Account

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This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. It’s no secret that we love Twitter. It’s a fantastic social media tool, a window on the world that can keep you updated on the big things, such as global news and events, the little things, like where your buddies are headed on a Friday …