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Earlier this morning Seth MacFarlane, this year’s Oscars host, announced the Oscar nominations.
Twitter just announced that in February it will shorten the number of characters you can use in tweets containing URLs to 118 characters (117 for https links.)
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Israel’s attack on Gaza has set off a social media war.
As of this writing, “Four more years” has been re-tweeted almost 900,000 times and favorited by almost 300,000 people. Here’s what the tweet reveals about social branding:
If the election were being held on Twitter, would Obama win?
Taking customer engagement to the next (creepy) level: This pizza chain follows its Twitter followers back — by stalking them in real life.
The Rock didn’t want to do the social media thing. Then he met Amy Jo Martin. Now he has 7.2 million friends and 3.4 million followers—here’s how to follow his lead.
Amber Mac shares her advice for making the most of Twitter’s new look in her latest piece for Fast Company.
No one cares where their cell phone thinks they should eat dinner.
After discovering that gourmands don’t want algorithm-generated restaurant recommendations, CEO Gauri Manglik created a Twitter for food instead.
Collections can be open to everyone, or closed to only a few authors. “Lots of services have successfully lowered the bar for sharing information, but there’s been less progress toward raising the quality of what’s produced,” Williams writes in a blog post introducing the service. Yet he also says that Medium is built so that lots of people can easily contribute, and it’s unclear what kind of controls the curator of each section has over what appears in their collection.
Can you match each person shown here with the Twitter account they run? Here’s the list: Mac Cosmetics, American Express, Ring Pop, Hornitos, Starwood.
Meet The Tweeters: The Faces Behind Brands’ Social Media Accounts, In Their Natural Habitats
The people behind brands’ social outreach, in their natural habitats, shot by Benjamin Lowy, using a Hipstamatic filter named after him.
Can Mindy Kaling’s 1.8 Million Twitter Followers Make Her New Sitcom A Hit?
Fox is betting her online popularity will translate to viewership for The Mindy Project. Here, Mindy takes us through a day of social media.