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Want to keep your tweets among your tweeps and hidden from any old Google searcher? Twitter has some tips for you. The microblogging company's @Support account on Wednesday tweeted out a link to a help center page for Twitter users who want to keep their posts a bit more anonymous on Google.
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In politics, there's no taking back a gaffe or a misspoken comment — except on Twitter, where tweets can be deleted, forever lost in Internet limbo. But "Politwoops" is about to change all that. A new site from the Sunlight Foundation will save politicians' deleted tweets for all the world to see, whether they were correcting a typo or they regretted sending a tweet they later realized was inappropriate — or worse. Politiwhoops provides a simple, easy-to-read look at the deleted tweets of every member of congress using Twitter, plus those of President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. The platform also shows a tweet's lifespan from birth to deletion, which client was used to send each tweet and any thumbnails that were attached to a tweet. Users can respond to or retweet deleted tweets right from the site as well.
NEW YORK — "I heard Twitter was a stupid place [where] people just talk about what they wanted to have for lunch. And I said, 'Well, that's where I belong, because I like lunch, too.'" That snippet from Darren Williger (known on Twitter as @williger), who identifies himself as a "sales professional," comes early in the new movie, "Twittamentary." The documentary debuted last night (June 19) in New York City at the 140 characters conference, a gathering that focuses on the human stories behind the social network. The movie is a road-trip documentary, from New York City to Los Angeles, that uses the Twitter to trace the stories of Americans across the country — from a stock trader to a homeless woman, from an improv comedian to a hooker.
Chuck Grassley is probably the most inept Twitter user on Earth. From multi-tweet diatribes against the History Channel to pontificating in the form of single consonants (“P,” the senator from Iowa tweeted on Saturday ), Grassley provides a lesson in how to reach viral fame through sheer, unrivaled incompetence. Now, in an interview with the LegalTimes, Grassley has shared the secrets behind his legendary Twitter problem. It turns out his motivations may be pure, even if his execution is confounding.
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Marketers know that Twitter is a valuable tool used to reach out to thousands of customers. But it's not just the output of content that's valuable — the people and other businesses you follow on social media are of equal worth. Unless your account is private, you have no control over who is following you (unless you block them). However, you personally select your followers.
It's no secret Americans are on the hunt for jobs. Social recruitment site TweetMyJobs would like to help — by connecting potential employees and jobs through social media referrals. TweetMyJobs leverages Twitter and Facebook 's social graphs to connect job seekers with available positions.
A worldwide manhunt kicks off at the end of March — a search across America and Europe for five fugitives, identifiable only by their mugshots. The successful team of trackers not only gets a $5,000 bounty from the U.S. State Department. They demonstrate to the planet’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies that they can hunt down fleeting suspects using nothing but their wits and social media connections.
Don't expect a initial public offering of shares of Twitter anytime soon.
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See below for an update. One year ago, we posted " The Tweets Must Flow ," in which we said, “The open exchange of information can have a positive global impact … almost every country in the world agrees that freedom of expression is a human right.
It's called engagement , it's the catchphrase behind one of ReadWriteWeb's top technologies of the year , and it's emerging as one of the latest conceptual technologies on the floor of CES 2012 this week.
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Know Your Twitter Followers