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First Look: Firefox 8 Adds Twitter Search, Tightens Add-on Controls CIO. Ralph Fiennes blames Twitter for 'eroding' language. "I hear it, too, from people at drama schools, who say the younger intake find the density of a Shakespeare text a challenge in a way that, perhaps, (students) a few generations ago maybe wouldn't have.

Ralph Fiennes blames Twitter for 'eroding' language

" Occupy Chicago Marches on City Hall Demands to Speak to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Roughly 150 protesters with Occupy Chicago stormed City Hall Wednesday demanding to assert their “First Amendment rights” with Mayor Rahm Emanuel…but to no avail.

Occupy Chicago Marches on City Hall Demands to Speak to Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The brash Emanuel — who once sent a “Sicilian message” in the form of a putrid, decomposed fish to a pollster who irritated him; threatened former British Prime Minister Tony Blair not to “f–ck this up;” and knifed a dinner table in concert with rattling off names of sworn enemies — must have stowed away his confrontational side for the day. The Windy City mayor did not emerge to meet the protesters even once during their one-hour-long demonstration. Marketers struggle to harness social media like Facebook & twitter: IBM Survey.

LONDON: Marketing chiefs feel overwhelmed by the growing volume of customer data on websites like Facebook and Twitter, and while they realise its potential value they consider themselves ill-equipped to harness it, an IBM study found. Only 26 percent of chief marketing officers track blogs and just 40 percent track any online communications, while 82 percent still rely on traditional market research to shape marketing strategies, according to the study. A few top consumer brands, such as Coca-Cola , Nike and Starbucks -- are using high-profile social media campaigns to great effect to find out what their customers want and to communicate with them. But most CMOs are struggling to prove that investments in social media marketing would yield returns, according to the survey of more than 1,700 CMOs published on Tuesday and carried out in face-to-face interviews from February to June.

"The perfect solution is to serve each consumer individually. The problem? Nobel Peace Prize: Could Facebook or Twitter win? How Twitter is preparing for its big iOS debut. It’s shaping up to be a busy autumn for Twitter.

How Twitter is preparing for its big iOS debut

The company’s microblogging service will be integrated into the next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, which is set to roll out at the big Apple event slated for October 4. When Can Employers Fire You for Facebook, Twitter? But the punishments may not all be justified.

When Can Employers Fire You for Facebook, Twitter?

According to a report by The Associated Press Monday, a surge of more than 100 complaints has come to the National Labor Relations Board -- the majority within the past year -- over confusion about what is permissible on Facebook and Twitter. Employers are struggling to figure out what the right policies are and what they should do when these cases arise, Michael Eastman, labor law policy director at the U.S. Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry chiefs quizzed by Parliament over riots. After the riots across England last month, social network chiefs from Facebook and Twitter, along with representatives from Research in Motion, attended a UK parliamentary committee yesterday to discuss the role of social media and technology during the week of violence.

Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry chiefs quizzed by Parliament over riots

Research in Motion drew heavy criticism by politicians and the public, as it was discovered that the encrypted BlackBerry Messenger network was used by rioters to spread locations of places where disorder eventually occurred. Facebook and Twitter were also criticised during the aftermath of the riots, but Facebook said that many of its users "self-policed" the site. Twitter, on the other hand, was defiant and said that the "tweets must flow", a point it made during the Arab Spring uprising earlier this year. (Source: BBC) His evidence did not cover, however, whether the company would hand over instant messenger logs or its encryption keys to the police or intelligence services. Bek D.: Why Twitter Marketing? -... Why Twitter Marketing? : Twitter. Twitter was developed in August of 2006 & has become one of the fastest Social Media Platforms around and in November of 2009 Twitter had reached 5 Billion Tweets. The Growth of Twitter continues to grow at an unstoppable rate.

Right now there are over 105 Million registered Users and there are 300,000 new sign ups everyday. Twitter generates almost one in ten Social Media global hits to websites according to web analytics firm, StatCounter. Four Stages in the Life of a Twitter User. Few years back when i joined twitter, I was not at all convinced with the service.

Four Stages in the Life of a Twitter User

In my opinion at that time, Twitter was primarily for celebrities and socialites to communicate with their fans and followers, but I did realize the power of twitter very soon after that. It’s not just the high valuations these Social Media companies are getting but some of them are really worth it. Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Merit Badge… With Roots That Date Back to 600 AD. By R.

Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Merit Badge… With Roots That Date Back to 600 AD

Mitchell on Sep 08, 2011 in In The News DALLAS, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Scouts will be able to add a new patch to their merit badge sash—a patch for playing a game. However, it’s a game that requires critical thinking skills, deep concentration, and abstract reasoning. The Boy Scouts of America will introduce the Chess merit badge in September encouraging Scouts to enjoy an ancient game while acquiring life skills necessary for today. U.S. Exports Hit $178 Billion in July. By R.

U.S. Exports Hit $178 Billion in July

Mitchell on Sep 08, 2011 in Money WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The United States exported $178 billion in goods and services in July 2011, an all-time high, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department. IMF Wants US Debt Ceiling Raised Immediately.

The June 20th report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to the United States strongly recommended that the debt ceiling be raised because “if the debt ceiling is not raised soon…[it] would have significant global repercussions, given the central role of U.

IMF Wants US Debt Ceiling Raised Immediately

S. Treasury bonds in world markets. ” In announcing the report, John Lipsky (picture, left), acting managing director for the IMF, said: We’re confident that the participants are well aware of the potential risks of a debt default in the U. S. and will avoid those dangers. China Says It Will Bail Out Insolvent European Countries. As expected, China is the new IMF.

China Says It Will Bail Out Insolvent European Countries

No surprise there. All this means is that China will do everything in its power to prevent the ECB from launching an outright unsterilized monetization episode, which will double the amount of importable inflation (plunging EUR) to hit the Chinese domestic economy, and destabilize the already shaky stability, so critical for the Chinese communist party. And since the USD and the CNY are pegged, this has the added benefit of devaluaing the CNY instead even more if not against the USD, then against the CNY, which is now importing European sovereign risk and will continue to do so, until China finds itself in the same lock out as half of Europe currently. Ai Weiwei banned from Twitter for a year. BREAKING: President Barack Obama just sent his FIRST TWEET EVER! Obama's FIRST personal tweet! It just went out about 40 mins ago.

He signed it, “BO”, as his staff said he would. I think this is a great idea for the president and will really increase his engagement level on Twitter! Twitter sues Education officials break down Stockton man's door. New Twitter photo service live for employees, rolls out to users next week. 77,000 federal workers paid more than governors. More than 77,000 federal government employees throughout the country — including computer operators, more than 5,000 air traffic controllers, 22 librarians and one interior designer — earned more than the governors of the states in which they work.

The findings, from a Congressional Research Service report requested by Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, were released at a time when public workers’ salaries and benefits are under scrutiny across the country as governments try to streamline. CRS reviewed 2009 salary figures, the most recent available, and found 77,057 employees who earned more in annual pay than their respective governors. Of those workers, 18,351 were doctors — the highest percentage. A new Twitter user is revealing more celebrity gagging orders - Twitter.

Reports abound that a new Twitter user going by the name of @Legal_Aids has been publishing yet more claims about High Court gagging orders taken out by high-profile celebrities and politicians. At the time of writing, the Twitter account in question has well over a thousand followers. The user has been posting fresh claims about supposed gagging orders, with links to news articles and court documents, though many of the ‘revelations’ link to old, existing stories and court documents that don’t name the celebrities in question. Whilst it was reported that Twitter had started the process of removing a lot of the information, the nature of Twitter as a real-time publishing platform means that information has already been retweeted. Here comes Twitter 2.0. What Does Obama Gain by Snubbing Israel?

American politics underwent a tectonic shift this week, a change that apparently reflects a huge shift in political money and global power. Breaking with more than half a century of bipartisan U.S. policy on the Middle East, President Barack Obama appeared to turn against our longtime ally Israel. Twitter Adds Email Notifications For Retweets, Favorites. 122358684. A tweet sent during the Senate's Health and Human Services budget debate results in a complaint with the Senate's ethical conduct committee. GOP Sen. Saudi Arabian Nuha Mohammed Al-Doaifi faces hate crime after spitting on people in Florida Walmart. Michael Roston: So, not clicking on any li... Ryan Releases statement on Social Security and Medicare report - Manchester Political Buzz. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget, released a statement today regarding the Trustees report on the state of Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Bluegrass Pundit. TweetDeck and the Holy Grail - Twitter Acquisition Puts an End to That. TweetDeck, the leading third party Twitter client, has been acquired by Twitter - according to Techcrunch. Twitter banned at royal wedding. Twitter hashtags appearing on Fox shows. Mediabistro Event. Twitter said to be in talks to buy TweetDeck. Syria Feature: Spreading the Uprising Through Facebook and Twitter (Blanford) Soon, Twitter and Facebook will be available on your cars!

James Franco declares 'social media is over,' shuts down his Twitter account. U.S. Government, World Bank Pool Assets to Ease Water Scarcity. U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Soon to Be #1. Facebook, Twitter key to better customer service. U.S. Judge Rules in WikiLeaks Twitter Access. Twitter Suspends Steve Jobs Phweeter. Darkpoltweeter RT @EuroPleasureMac The Real Award Goes to #Facebook & #Twitter For Giving Th. A simple URL shortener. Twitter for BlackBerry Version Leaked! « N4BB – News for BlackBerry – leaks, rumors, videos, faqs, reviews. Joe Jonas' Twitter gets hacked. Twitter Suspends UberTwitter and Twidroyd Apps for Violating Policies. Front lines. Twitter has been in takeover talks: report. Twitter Now Supports Seven Languages - Including Korean. New handbook will guide soldiers through proper use of Facebook and Twitter. Hackers hijack North Korea's YouTube, Twitter - Technology & science - Security. Bahebakyagaza RT @opeiratis RT @safeworld4women R @sonja_jo: Egyptian journalist uses #Twitter t.

China’s Internet users beat the Twitter ban. YahooNews As crises grip the Middle East and Haiti, the U.S. State Department embraces #Twitter. Baha men-Who let the dogs out (official) Twitter's New CEO Finally Nails Down the Company's Long-Term Vision. Iran Sanctions Cause Crisis for Hezbollah. What if Google buys Twitter? - Internet Business. Twitter use strongest among US minority groups - study. Twitter vs. WikiLeaks: Algorithms Are Uncontrolled Corporate Spokespeople. Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks on Twitter. Medvedev sums up Nato summit on Twitter. The REAL Unemployment Rate Is 22% More US households short of food. Soros Team Releases Spiffy New P.R. Video. Twitter Chatbot Argues with Global-Warming Deniers Automatically. News Headlines. A Better Twitter. Palin rebounds with primary victories - The Hill's Ballot Box. Hell, no, I 80% wouldn't pay for Twitter! Twitter hits 20 billion tweets.

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