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History Creation and initial reaction Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.[15][16] The original project code name for the service was twttr, an idea that Williams later ascribed to Noah Glass,[17] inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. The developers initially considered "10958" as a short code, but later changed it to "40404" for "ease of use and memorability ...we came across the word 'twitter', and it was just perfect. The first Twitter prototype, developed by Dorsey and contractor Florian Weber, was used as an internal service for Odeo employees[20] and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006.[8] With Twitter, it wasn't clear what it was. Reaction at the conference was highly positive. Growth Leadership

List of Twitter services and applications This is a list of notable Twitter services and applications. Twitter's ecosystem of applications and clients crossed one million registered applications in 2011[1] up from 150,000 apps in 2010. These Twitter apps were built by more than 750,000 developers around the world.[2] A new app is registered every 1.5 seconds, according to Twitter. These various services and applications are designed to work with or enhance the microblogging service Twitter. References[edit] External links[edit]

tweetCC Live Twitter XSS It's one of these days where I just had one of these "Oh no..." moments when I logged into my Twitter account and suddenly a message box with my cookie popped up. Apparently, there is an actively exploited XSS vulnerability on Twitter. From my first preliminary analysis, you'll have to hover over a link to activate it and so far I have just seen some proof of concepts from people I follow. However, this vulnerability looks at least semi-wormable, so better turn JavaScript off on Twitter for now! Update (14:05 CEST): This vulnerability is confirmed to be exploitable with no user interaction automatically. Update 2 (14:13 CEST): It is possible to load secondary JavaScript from an external URL with no user interaction, which makes this definitely wormable and dangerous. Update 3 (14:24 CEST): Worm code for this vulnerability has been posted on IRC, making the rounds. Update 4 (14:36 CEST): Worm is live already...

Jack Dorsey Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and businessman widely known as a co-founder of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.[4] In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.[5] For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for technology.[6] Early years[edit] Dorsey was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri,[7][8] the son of Marcia (Smith) and Tim Dorsey.[9][10][11] He is of part Italian descent.[12] His father worked for a company that developed mass spectrometers and his mother was a homemaker.[13] He was raised Catholic, and his uncle is a Catholic priest in Cincinnati.[14] He went to Catholic high school, at Bishop DuBourg High School. Biz Stone and Dorsey accepting a Crunchie award for best mobile startup Twitter[edit] Square, Inc. Main article: Square, Inc. Other projects[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Hashtags Hashtags Introduction Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They're like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag. Hashtags were developed as a means to create "groupings" on Twitter, without having to change the basic service. The hash symbol is a convention borrowed primarily from IRC channels, and later from Jaiku's channels. hashtags.org provides real-time tracking of Twitter hashtags. How To Use Hashtags Start using hashtags in your tweets, preceding key words. Finally, track other tweets on the subjects you're interested in (ie: those containing the appropriate hashtags) by browsing/searching at Hashtags.org, TwitterGroups, TweetChat, TweetGrid, Twitterfall, etc. Use of hashtags Chris Messina wrote up this use in his post on Twitter hashtags for emergency coordination and disaster relief. Suggestions and tips CamelCase Example uses On Twitter:

The Scala Programming Language Tweet Compressor HOW TO: Retweet on Twitter Retweeting is an integral part of the Twitter experience. The retweet (or "RT") allows Twitter users to share the best links, tweets, and gems they find from others using the service. But for beginners, it's not immediately obvious what retweets are, or what tools to use to make retweeting easier. This HOW TO article not only covers the basics of retweeting, but also highlights some of the best web and mobile-based tools for retweeting and tracking RTs in real-time. If you're a Twitter beginner, we hope you find it useful; if you're a more advanced user, we hope you'll share it with friends who are just starting out. 1. Retweeting is how Twitter users share interesting tweets from the people they are following. - The Twitter user @benparr tweets: I just heard that Apple is releasing new iPods in July! 2. Once you've gotten used to retweeting and seen some excellent retweets in your Twitter stream, you may want to track retweets on a larger scale. 3. 4. The coolest part? 5.

Square (application) Square, Inc. is a merchant services aggregator and mobile payments company based in San Francisco, California. The company markets several software and hardware products and services, including Square Register and Square Wallet. The company was founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey and launched its first app and service in 2010. Square Wallet allows customers to set up a tab and pay for their order simply with their name (or a barcode) using a stored credit, debit, or gift card. In August 2012, Starbucks announced it would use Square to process transactions with customers who pay via debit or credit card. In March 2014, Square announced it will start allowing sellers to accept bitcoin on their own storefronts through Square Market. History[edit] Creation[edit] The original inspiration for Square occurred to Jack Dorsey in 2008 when James McKelvey (a St. The name "Square" refers to the Square card readers which are square in shape. Products[edit] Devices[edit] Square Reader[edit]

Parsing Twitter Usernames, Hashtags and URLs with JavaScript Updated 10/05/2011 As part of an AIR project that I have been working on with my good friend Rob, we came across the need to parse a number of URLs within the text of a Twitter post. This may not sound too easy at first, but thanks to the prototype property available on JavaScript objects, our task was a relatively simple one. The prototype object of JavaScript is a pre-built object that simplifies the process of adding custom properties or methods to all instances of an object. For example, there is not a trim() method available on the String class, therefore, through the wizardry of regular expressions and the prototype property, I can add one. You simply need to specify String.prototype before your method definition. e.g String.prototype.trim = function() { return this.replace(/^\s+|\s+$/g,"");} With this in mind, we can add methods to our String class, at runtime, that will allow us to manipulate the text string that is passed back in a Twitter JSON packet. The Goal Demo Demo 1. Demo 2.

Defamation Online · Think Out Loud Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. A libel lawsuit filed in Oregon could be the first in the state to address the issue of defamation on Twitter. The suit was brought by Dr. Jerry Darm against blogger Tiffany Craig. This week, the case settled out of court. Craig is a Portlander who blogs about IT issues, gaming and, occasionally, her shoes. While this is the first Twitter defamation case in Oregon, it’s not completely unprecedented nationwide. Have you ever gotten into legal trouble over something you blogged or tweeted? Comments Nurph New Twitter Gets New Search - ReadWriteCloud

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