RIM Pushes Push Notifications for Beta BlackBerry Twitter App

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Push notifications are now being enabled on the RIM-developed Twitter app for the company’s BlackBerry smartphones. The beta, now in version 1.1, now brings a number of new features in addition to push notifications for direct messages and mentions, denoted with the @name usage. Now, direct messages are now threaded in conversation view so you […]

No Twitter Phone

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Despite the number of phones that are touting integration with, and a focus on, Facebook, rival social networking heavyweight Twitter is ruling out the possibility of a self-branded Twitter phone in an interview at Mobile World Congress. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo shot down any notion of a branded Twitter phone, despite admitting that nearly half […]

Watching SBLXV More Fun With iPad, Facebook and Twitter

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As a nearly lifelong Green Bay Packer fan I was glued to my seat watching the Super Bowl with 40 people in my church at our party after evening services. I’m an avid football fan and watch every year, but it is never as sweet as when your team is in the game. The problem […]

Twitter Attack Using onmouseover Shows Why I Hate Mouse Overs

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This morning Twitter users who went to the Twitter.com page (as opposed to using a 3rd party Twitter client) found that it was really easy to fall prey to an exploit that took advantage of something that is all too common on so many sites, using onmouseover to trigger an action. In this case the […]

Twitter Redesign Adds More, More, More, Might Add Up to Less

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Last night the web (or at least the part that looks at the web through Twitter) was a buzz with news of Twitter’s new redesign. The one thing I can say for certain is that the redesign of the Twitter iPad App that features panes of information now makes some sense. Beyond that it is […]

I Wish More Tech Company Reps Acted More Human

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Yesterday I had lunch with a couple of friends that work at two of the world’s largest tech companies. The discussion turned to how their companies are using social media channels to reach their customers and community leaders. They asked me what I like and dislike about how companies reach out to me, other contributors […]

Intelligence and Security Experts Duped on Social Sites

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It’s generally a good idea to think twice before adding friends to your social networks for a number of reasons. But some people should think three or four times…especially if they are prone to sharing national secrets with virtual strangers. A security researcher created faux profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and was able to befriend a […]

We’re All Early Adopters on This Bus

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It used to be both fun and scary living life on the bleeding edge as an early adopter of gadgets, software and services. And, I guess in a way it still is. But increasingly, I’m thinking that the label “early adopter” applies to just about all consumers of gadgets and the like. I used to […]

Tweets to be archived by Library of Congress

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In the “Now I have seen everything” department, the US Library of Congress announced a deal with Twitter to archive all public tweets, dating back to Twitter’s inception in March 2006. From the Library of Congress’s blog: Every public tweet, ever, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library of Congress. […]

Twitter gets official iPhone App/Blackberry

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Twitter finally has its own iPhone application.  How?  Well, they went out and bought Tweetie.  Tweetie is a $2.99 iPhone app, which in a few weeks will be rebranded as the official free Twitter client for the iPhone. The developer who created Tweetie, Loren Brichter, will join the Twitter team to create an iPad version […]

Twitter getting an overhaul?

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It seems everyone users Twitter. Its a religion.  Between Twitter and Facebook, you can hear about every nuance of a person’s life.  Its scary sometimes.  However, Twitter is also a useful way to communicate with friends and get the word about about new business opportunities. Its a good service for both personal and professional reasons. […]

Join and Follow the Twitter Tablet PC Enthusiast List

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Twitter, the social service that no one really knows what it is but it sure is something, has added a new feature called “Lists.” Essentially if you have a Twitter account you can create a list(s) of followers so that you can try to wade through the stream of Tweets that come your way by […]

Show Your Tablet PC Support on Twitter

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If you Tweet on Twitter, here’s a chance to wave the Tablet PC flag and let the world know you are indeed a Tableteer. Twibbon is a service that will take your Twitter profile icon and place a small badge in the lower left corner telling the world that you’re a Tablet PC fan. Craig […]

Does Your School, Business, or Grandma Embrace Social Networking?

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Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have changed the way people organize and share information, but there is still a lot of resistance from educational institutions, businesses and individuals to accept these forms of communication.   Let’s examine these three entities and how online communication is being denied. The Public School Setting There […]

Battle of the Twitter Clients Heats Up

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Twitter clients are where a lot of the action is in software development these days both on the desktop and on the iPhone. It seems like not a day goes by that we don’t have a new client, a new update, and new features. Yesterday and last night a couple of the biggies in the […]

A Twitter Client for the Commodore 64

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I guess those memories of the Commodore 64 just don’t fade away if you’re an enthusiast.   Johan Van de Brande is one of those enthusiasts and he’s created Breadbox, which is a Twitter client for the C64. This requires some real elbow grease, so for all of you with C64’s in your closet, it […]

Spreadtweet: A Twitter Client that Looks Like Excel

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About the only things that multiply faster than flatulence apps for the iPhone are Twitter clients. Not a day goes by that we don’t see or hear of a new one it seems. Well this one classifyies as clever and spunky (and possibly illegal). Spreadtweet is designed for those who can’t use Twitter in their […]