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No matter what language you speak, much of what happens around the world isn’t in your language. Fortunately, Twitter and Google have teamed up to autotranslate tweets for you. If you aren’t already doing this, you will never look at Twitter the same way again, I promise you! Here’s how it works:
I used to subscribe to blogs via RSS through Bloglines, then Google Reader. Now, I don’t subscribe to them at all. Strangely, RSS readers have become an obsolete, thing of the past for me and I didn’t even realize it until recently. So, how has Twitter replaced my reader? I subscribe to people, not sites Subscribing to a site via RSS means that you subscribe to all of the content on that feed.
RSS is a wonderful technology that allows us to keep track of hundreds of websites without ever leaving our RSS reader, however, many of us have abandoned our bloated RSS subscriptions. I am one of you. For the past 3 years Google Reader has been my primary pipeline for discovering and reading the latest and greatest around the web but it has simply lost its usefulness the past 6 months. It’s value did not diminish due solely to the content but more so because I chose not to manage it well. I suffered from excessive unread counts and the feeling of never quite “catching up”.
<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/01/twwet_home.jpg" alt="" title="twwet_home" width="660" height="495" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-22640" /> ANALYSIS: Twitter introduced a new feature last month without telling anyone about it, and the rest of the tech world should take note and come up with its own version of it. Twitter beta-tested a spine.
Michelle Obama's Tuesday night speech about her husband and the Obama family at the Democratic National Convention drove 28,003 tweets-per-minute at its peak, nearly double the 14,289 mark reached by Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican convention last week. Obama's speech, intended to illustrate the differences between her husband and his Republican challenger, played well on Twitter. It had plenty of short, snackable lines easily packed into 140 characters or less. This tweet, fr... show all text <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Latest about Twitter: News, Features, Opinions and More Google chooses thousands as Glass 'Explorers' Google said Wednesday that it will reach out to "several thousand" people through Twitter and its Google+ social network to take part in its Explorer project for trying out its computerized eyewear. Enterprise apps get social Combining the ad-hoc nature of social media with the more structured world of enterprise apps such as CRM is often the best of both worlds, implementers say. How to tell if your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn efforts are paying off As businesses make more use of social networks, the number of engagement, analysis and monitoring tools has exploded. Enterprises are trying to understand their return on social media investments, to find out if their Twitter and Facebook marketing campaigns are actually delivering customers.