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Connaissez-vous le « tweetthrough rate « ? Il s’agit du taux de clic moyen sur les liens que tweetent les membres de Twitter. Tijs Vrolix s’est livré à une petite étude afin de calculer ce taux, qui permet de mesurer l’intérêt que portent vos followers à vos messages.
Today is my Twitter birthday. My 4th, actually – I signed up for the network back on March 8, 2008 . As I wrote about earlier in the week , I certainly did not take to Twitter immediately. It took me a while to get it – after an initial burst of modest activity, I dropped off the network entirely for six months at the tail-end of 2008. But then, all of a sudden, something clicked. Like magic.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a new, new Twitter world out there and we’re just living in it. The new Twitter interface is very, for lack of a better word, “appy” and although the desktop apps are abysmal, the website is pretty strong and interesting. This week Erick and I take a closer look at this improvement and assess its value in our lives.
Home » Infographic » Is Twitter Right For You?: Social Networking in 2012 (infographic) By Diana Cook With the New Year fast approaching, thoughts turn to life improvement.
How well can you resist your desires? Apparently, if they include checking your @mentions and sending out profound thoughts in 140 characters or less, they’re extremely hard to resist. A new study has been released that suggests that Twitter, email and other online communication is more addictive than cigarettes, alcohol or sex. Conducted by researchers at the Chicago University’s Booth Business School, this experiment gave BlackBerries to 205 people between the ages of 18 and 35 to test their willpower.
Twitter, both as a platform and business, owes a lot to the world of celebrity. Back in early 2009, Twitter wasn’t the hotbed of megastar action that millions of people around the world know and love today. It had some celebrities, sure, but was dominated by the more cerebrally famous – folks like Stephen Fry, Wil Wheaton and Neil Gaiman. These early trailblazers spread the good word, paving the way for brighter (but perhaps less nourishing) luminaries such as Britney Spears, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian. All of a sudden, and if by magic, Twitter was everywhere, and used by everyone.
Twitter has always been a little inconsistent in its attitude towards fake accounts – for every account that it suspends , there’s probably half a dozen others that it either ignores (or works with ). Moreover, Twitter seems largely ambivalent to the parody accounts of dead people – Samuel Pepys , George Washington and, uh, Darth Vader , all have a long-established (and devoted following) on the network. But none of these accounts have been officially verified by Twitter – this would be strange, after all, as they’re dead. All of which makes the arrival of a freshly-verified Marilyn Monroe on the network something of a curiosity. The profile, which can be found under the username @marilymonroe , is the real deal, inasmuch as, and according to the account bio, it is “tweeting on behalf of the estate of Marilyn Monroe”, and has quickly racked up thousands of followers.
They’re the Twitter heavyweights, the tweet elite, the upper echelon of tweeps society. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are the three most-followed Twitter users of all time, and now they’re about to face off to see who is most influential among their tens of millions of followers. Regardless of whose music you prefer, only one of these Twitter superstars is the best when it comes to influencing their followers. So who is it?
Selena Gomez has became the tenth and latest Twitter user to reach 10 million followers, passing the total yesterday. Gomez joins joins Lady Gaga , Justin Bieber, President Barack Obama , Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian , Britney Spears , Shakira, Rihanna and Taylor Swift as the tenth human, eighth woman and sixth female musical artist to become a member of Twitter’s 10 million club. Gomez took 45 days to accumulate her latest million followers.
Twitter s’est imposé de manière incontestable comme le réseau social de l’information. Or, pour beaucoup d’entre nous, une barrière subsiste : son jargon, parsemé de néologismes et autres barbarisme lexicaux. Ce vocabulaire peut effrayer les néophytes et créer un frein à son utilisation. Voici une compilation de termes à connaître pour savoir bien utiliser l’outil : Tweet : Un message publié par n’importe quel utilisateur de Twitter.
Jack Dorsey est cofondateur du service de micro-messages Twitter , qui fête cette semaine sa sixième année d'existence . Au cours de votre visite en France, vous avez rencontré Nicolas Sarkozy , François Bayrou et François Hollande . Pourquoi le cofondateur de Twitter a-t-il rencontré des candidats à la présidentielle ?
Il y a un peu de temps, dans une galaxie pas si lointaine, ce blog faisait des dossiers comme celui-ci : 10 utilisations créatives de Twitter. On y découvrait notamment quelques objets connectés dont les actions IRL étaient liées à l’émission d’un tweet… et l’opération dont je vais vous parler aujourd’hui est dans la même veine. Comme nous le précise Adfreak, l’Agence britannique Uniform a développé une machine à l’intérieur de ses locaux.
In June of 2009, leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising, the Chinese government blocked access by its citizens to Twitter, Flickr and a number of other US-based websites. Social media being already widespread throughout the country, perhaps the Chinese government feared the possibility of events like unfolded elsewhere 18 months later, in what became known as the Arab Spring . Two and a half years later, Twitter remains blocked in China, though many people find ways to make use of it none the less.