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Top 10 Most Popular Languages on Twitter [CHART] While English is the most popular language on Twitter, it may surprise you that the majority of published tweets are not in the mother tongue of the company's founders. Just over one-third (34%) of all tweets were in English in September. With 16%, Japanese is the second-most popular language on the microblogging network, while Spanish clocks in at third place. Created by Statista, the chart, below, shows the 10 most popular languages on Twitter. Have something to add to this story? Image: Flickr, wisegie Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. Mashable assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted on Tuesday a huge update to his Twitter profile page, with the main picture and bio scaled to the left and significantly more real estate dedicated to the header photo. The revamped tweet stream is also a departure from its signature look. There is a greater focus on photos and content cards. It moves away from a strictly vertical timeline too. Click the image below to enlarge. It's common for Twitter to quietly test new features and design updates before tweaking or rolling it out to a larger user base. Under the header photo in the test is the count for tweets, photos/videos (a new category called out on the profile), who you are following, followers, favorites and lists. Other profile pages viewed from an account with the new design are automatically made to look like this too. The company declined to comment on this story.

• Twitter accounts with the most followers worldwide in October 2012 | Ranking Reading support This statistic presents a ranking of the most popular Twitter accounts as of March 2014, sorted by the highest numbers of followers. During that month, singer Katy Perry's account @katyperry had 51.83 million followers. Celebrities and Twitter Founded in 2006, Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that allows users to post text-based status updates and messages of up to 140 characters in length. In order to establish authenticity of identity on Twitter, accounts of people from high-interest areas such as music, fashion, entertainment, politics, media, business or other areas as well as individuals at high risk of impersonation are verified by Twitter. Twitter provides a near-instant access channel to celebrities. Major sporting events and industry award shows such as the Grammy or Academy Awards generate lots of online buzz on Twitter.

Social Media Statistics For 2012  It was a huge year for Social Media and here is a great infographic that rounds up the key Social Media Statistics to kickoff 2012. It’s pretty impressive to see that Facebook has grown to more than 800 million active users, adding more than 200 million in a single year. Twitter now has 100 million active users and LinkedIn has over 64 million users in North America alone. A few interesting take outs for social media statistics in 2012: Facebook Statistics 2012: An average Facebook user has 130 friends and likes 80 pages56% of consumer say that they are more likely recommend a brand after becoming a fanEach week on Facebook more than 3.5 billion pieces of content are shared Twitter Statistics 2012: 34% of marketers have generated leads using Twitter55% of Twitter users access the platform via their mobile General Social Media Statistics 2012: Check out more social media statistics for 2012 below in the full infographic, via Mediabistro. Be Sociable, Share!

Twitter Study Reveals the Secret to Getting More Followers After analyzing the Twitter profiles of 36 million users who have generated more than 28 billion tweets (that's 794 tweets per person in three years on average), Beevolve's social analytics research reveals user follower bases directly correlate with how much they tweet. A Twitter user who has written 1 to 1000 tweets has an average of 51 to 100 followers, whereas users who have tweeted more than 10,000 times tend to be followed by 1,001 to 5000 individuals. It's estimated that a person with more than 15,000 tweets has between 100,001 to 1 million followers. Beevolve's report, called "An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Around the World," takes a look at users' demographics, follower stats, gender preferences, favorite keywords and smartphone/app preferences. SEE ALSO: 15 Twitter Accounts Every Space Lover Should Follow It turns out the average Twitter user is an English-speaking 28-year-old woman with about 208 followers. What's the most surprising thing this study reveals?

Twitter Hacking Victims Find Stolen Accounts Sold On Black Market Eric Weaver tried logging in to his Twitter account this summer, but he was locked out. A hacker had broken into his account and changed the password. But it didn't end there. With a little digging, Weaver found that his Twitter handle -- @weave -- was being sold in an online forum at "I was surprised this was all happening so openly," said Weaver, an advertising executive in Seattle. Weaver's experience is not unique. This week, Twitter user Daniel Dennis Jones detailed in a Storify post how his Twitter account -- @blanket -- was hacked, stolen and put up for sale on the black market. Experts say the underground market for Twitter accounts and the apparent ease with which they are stolen raises questions about security at the popular micro-blogging site. “Why is Twitter not doing that?” Twitter did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Such software -- known as a “Twitter cracker" -- can be easily purchased online. “They’re just bored kids,” he said.

Twitter Literacy (I refuse to make up a Twittery name for it) | City Brights: Howard Rheingold Post-Oprah and apres-Ashton, Twittermania is definitely sliding down the backlash slope of the hype cycle. It’s not just the predictable wave of naysaying after the predictable waves of sliced-breadism and bandwagon-chasing. We’re beginning to see some data. Nielsen, the same people who do TV ratings, recently noted that more than 60% of new Twitter users fail to return the following month. When I started requiring digital journalism students to learn how to use Twitter, I didn’t have the list of journalistic uses for Twitter that I have compiled by now. One of my students asked me online why I use Twitter. Openness – anyone can join, and anyone can follow anyone else (unless they restrict access to friends who request access). Immediacy – it is a rolling present. Variety – political or technical argument, gossip, scientific info, news flashes, poetry, social arrangements, classrooms, repartee, scholarly references, bantering with friends. You have to tune who you follow.

Twitter donne accès à tous les « tweets » émis depuis 8 ans - Les Echos Politique Alain Juppé et la gauche : histoire d’un flirt CHRONIQUE - Alain Juppé, l’«homme politique de l’année» selon le magazine « GQ », est depuis peu la coqueluche d’une certaine gauche qui le voit... Tourisme - Transport Autoroutes : des députés appellent le gouvernement à dénoncer... L’opération, qui devrait avoir lieu d’ici la fin de l’année, permettrait à l’Etat de renégocier les contrats en position de force. Afrique - Moyen Orient Etat islamique : le deuxième Français identifié Le second bourreau français ayant participé à l'exécution de soldats syriens et de l'otage américain s’appelle Michaël Dos Santos, 22 ans, nom de guerre...

On The Money: How You Can Take Advantage Of Twitter’s Buy Now Option The moment brands have been waiting for is finally here. Twitter recently announced the availability of its Buy Now button in the US for brands and retailers. To make this a reality, Twitter integrated with major ecommerce platforms Shopify, Bigcommerce, Stripe and Demandware. This only means great things are about to happen! The button will simplify the purchasing process for millions of users who avidly use the social network and make it easier for businesses to sell more via Twitter. Targeting And Segmentation To Find The Ideal Buyer Twitter’s Buy Now option is a huge opportunity for brands and retailers to increase sales. Personality Insights To Construct The Perfect ‘Buy Now’ Tweet Did you ever think that cognitive computing could come into play in using the Buy Now button on Twitter? Launch Follow Up Campaigns With Customers Who’ve Made Purchases The Buy Now button opens up an avenue to have a long-term relationship with new customers.

Twitter Making Push Into Video Content with Two Big Announcements Twitter’s certainly moving at a speed since the appointment of new CEO Jack Dorsey. Following on the heels of the announcement of their new ‘Moments’ offering, the micro-blog giant has today unveiled two significant updates for video on the platform, both of which could provide significant opportunities to marketers and advertisers looking to better reach their Twitter audience. New Video Upload Options The first is the announcement that users will now be able to upload video content via the Twitter desktop application, with new editing tools built-in to better facilitate the process. Previously, the only way to upload video content to Twitter was via mobile, but now, all users on all platforms will be able to easily post video content. Here’s the process, as detailed in Twitter’s updated support documentation: Video uploaded via web must also be MP4 format (mobile uploads can also be MOV) New Pre-Roll Video Ad Options From the official announcement: Video Takeover

Map Your Twitter Followers Have Hashtags Become Irrelevant for Marketers? From the transition of print media to digital, marketers seem to always be constantly adapting to change. With the huge upswing in social media across all walks of life, marketers once again had to evolve in order to best engage their target audience. Eventually, they discovered that placing a pound sign (#) in front of a relevant keyword would make their Tweet stand out among the crowd and unite other like-minded users. However, as the usage of what became known as a “hashtag” became more widespread among common users, its main purpose became diluted through misuse to the point where there’s speculation that its usefulness is coming to an end. The Hashtag Pizza Pie Is Going Stale In the past, marketers would create a hashtag to accompany Tweets regarding their particular product or service, which many Twitter bots and fake accounts would ReTweet. Strong Content Creation Still Rules One aspect of social media and marketing that holds true is valuable content creation.

Everything You Need to Know That Twitter Announced At Their Annual Conference Twitter just wrapped up their Twitter Flight annual developer’s conference, announcing a slew of new features, updates, offerings, and opportunities for individuals (not just developers) to use Twitter in new and exciting ways. From the newly launched Twitter Polls, to long-awaited API features, there are some important changes coming to Twitter and its users over the next few weeks. If you use Twitter for fun, for work, or just need to stay on top of industry news, here’s everything you need to know. For in-depth updates and news on all things Twitter Flight, you can visit their various company blogs. 1. Twitter Polls, those simple and sleek two-option questions you might have seen in your feed, will be available for everyone. It will be used during live television programming such as sporting events and awards shows. Coming soon! 2. Twitter wants to help you better integrate their service into your customer support efforts. 3. 4. NLCS Game 4: Mets vs. 5. 6.