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Who’s to Blame: Us As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work. by Chris Anderson You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone.
All thanks to the excessive media coverage and the influence of several notable celebrities, Twitter has emerged from a simple start-up that has less than 100 users to one of the world’s most popular micro-blogging platform on the world wide web with over 22 millions unique visitors from the United States in June. Despite the fact that 60% of users quit after using a month, Twitter’s ever-reaching growth still continues on an upward trend. In this post, I’ve gathered information from various sources around the web such as the official Twitter blog and Wikipedia to present you guys The History of Twitter (March 21 2006 – Today). Let’s activate the way back machine! Jack Dorsey first introduced the idea of a service that used SMS to tell small groups what an individual was doing, partly inspired by TXTMob to the other employees at Odeo , a podcasting company.
A local outbreak of a mobile trojan in Russia has shown us something new: The Android operating system might need an antivirus. The malware was detected by security firm Kaspersky, who confirmed the file is named "Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a" and is downloaded as a typical .APK Android app. The company stated this is the first known Android-specific trojan. The malware works by posing as a media player app.
Twitter is launching an official Tweet Button for sharing articles on websites and counting how many times a URL has been shared, according to documents Mashable has obtained. The Tweet Button could launch as soon as this Thursday. We're still diving into the details, but from what we can tell, the Tweet Button is designed to be the most comprehensive counter of retweets and shares across Twitter's network. It is a single line of code that can be added to any website.
We've brought you a few roundups of some pretty cool Twitter visualization tools in the past, and now we're back with five more for your Twitter-lovin' pleasure. The selection we've curated here concentrates on graphically presenting your followers, contacts and various snippets of information related to them. If you're interested in seeing what your Twitter followers look like as a keyword cloud, on parade, or even on a mug, then have a look at the tools below and let us know your thoughts in the comments. 1. TwitterSheep