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Dick Costolo , former COO and now #newtwitterceo , told The Telegraph in an interview that he and the rest of the company’s shareholders are shocked – shocked! – that anyone even dares suggest they just might be open to selling Twitter . Ok, those aren’t his exact words, but he denies claims that his promotion means that the company is being prepped for a sale, and that both he and co-founder Evan Williams have gone that road before (having both sold a company to Google) and are not looking to repeat that particular trick. What else is he going to say, really?
Earlier this year we showed you how to create groups for Twitter . While the post is still a valuable resource, we've definitely seen a few new tools pop up that are also worth a look. When it comes to Twitter groups, you're probably either interested in ways to communicate with a distinct set of users, or following a group of tweets based on Twitterer, topic, or hashtag. We've identified and separated out the web, desktop, and mobile apps that help you satisfy the group function of your choosing.
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Social media websites are becoming a part of every day life. It is only natural that this tool would find its way into more than just the extracurricular portion of our activities. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have been used in a classroom to enhance learning. There are however benefits and drawbacks to using social media in school. Benefits 1.)
Computer scientists warn there is a new malware lurking in the distance that will slowly steal your reality by mining your social network for private and behavioral patterns. A victim of a "behavioral pattern" theft cannot easily change his or her static behavior and life patterns. The experts predict it's "inevitable" that malicious attackers will attempt to craft Stealing Reality malware that will be much more dangerous and much harder to detect than tradition malware attacks. Communication patterns combined with behavioral data can be harvested from mobile devices. Private data is already being mined and marketed. If you are active and have influence in a social network, then your information is very valuable . . . especially to a new breed of malware on the horizon.
Washington ranks No. 12 on a list of the nation’s most social media-savvy cities, but the region ranks third in the nation for Twitter use by its business people. The study, conducted by NetProspex, based its Twitter-savvy rankings on the average number of Twitter accounts, tweets and followers. New York and San Francisco ranked as the top two Twitter towns in the nation. Sacramento and Phoenix round out the top five. The report also ranked cities on overall social media use by companies.