Presidential Candidates Twitter Stats Revealed, President Obama Most Likely To Be Retweeted

white house featured We all know that social networking services will play an important part in the 2012 presidential election campaign. Indeed, if candidates have a Facebook or Twitter account, it may lead to an increased number of votes during the campaign. But how exactly are the candidates using Twitter to mobilize citizens into voting for them? The Associated Press took a look at... Read more »

Twitter App Lets You Track Keywords By SMS

Gnosis Arts Media Group has launched a service that will let you receive notifications via SMS when certain keywords are mentioned on Twitter. The Social Listening Tool lets you receive up to 3 message alerts per day to let you know when someone uses a keyword you want to track in a tweet. You are limited to using 3 keywords while beta testing takes place and the... Read more »

Twitter Tool Helps You Know Your Followers

twitter cookies featured You can now get a broad picture of the type of people who follow you on Twitter following the launch of an in-depth analytics tool called Know your Twitter followers. The tool, which was created by location technology service provider Schmap, allows you to view a summary analysis of your Twitter followers based on their bio, location and tweets to help give you an... Read more »

Twitter Lets ‘The X Factor’ Fans Vote For Contestants Using Direct Messages

FOX If you're a fan of “The X Factor,” you'll soon able to vote for your favorite singer by sending a Direct Message on Twitter. The social network revealed that, starting next week, you'll be able to send a DM to @TheXFactorUSA to vote for your preferred singer. DMs are being used in order to maintain privacy when submitting your vote. No public tweets will be... Read more »

Twitter Tests New-look Timeline On Website

Flickr Twitter is testing out a new-look timeline on its website that brings contextual information for tweets directly into your stream. The new version of the timeline lets you click on tweets to view other tweets in a conversation, view embedded media and see in-line retweets in order to make the service easier to navigate and avoid you having to navigate to another... Read more »

National Economic Council Deputy Director To Hold Twitter Office Hours, Will Answer Questions From Users

white house featured Brian Deese, the deputy director of the National Economic Council, will answer questions from Twitter users during an Office Hours session on the social network Tuesday. On Monday, President Barack Obama began a new campaign to urge Congress to pass the American Jobs Act in an effort to help unemployed Americans get back to work. From 4 p.m. EDT, Deese will be... Read more »

Turkey Earthquake Help Tweet Gets 17,000 Responses

YouTube A plea for help that was issued on Twitter following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Turkey has led to more than 17,000 responses, including offers of accomodation for those who have been left homeless by the disaster. Erhan Çelik, who is a journalist for Turkey's Kanal 7 TV station, asked his more than 22,000 Twitter followers if they were willing to offer those... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: Twitter By The Numbers, 230M Tweets Sent Every Day

twitter sign featured In a little over 5 years, Twitter has grown to become a global phenomenon. It is now being actively used by more than 100 million people, with hundreds of thousands of people creating Twitter accounts every day. A new infographic published by Live Science takes a look at the numbers behind Twitter. Among the stats that are featured on the infographic is the... Read more »

First Lady Michelle Obama Sends Her First Tweet

YouTube Following in the footsteps of her husband, First Lady Michelle Obama has posted her first tweet on Twitter. However, rather than using an account of her own, she sent her debut tweet using an official White House account. She sent a message of support for military families using the @JoiningForces account by encouraging the account's followers to visit the Joining... Read more »

More Than 100K Different Twitter Hashtags Have Been Used To Discuss #Occupy Movement

Flickr Twitter has revealed that more than 100,000 different hashtags have been used to discuss the Occupy Wall Street protests and related Occupy protests that have taken place all over the world. In a series of tweets posted to the @twittercomms account, Twitter has revealed that the top hashtags related to the Occupy movement are #occupywallstreet, #ows,... Read more »
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