Monthly Archives: August 2013

A better way to follow conversations on Twitter

Twitter recently updated it’s mobile apps and Twitter.com, to make it easier to discover and follow conversations in your home timeline. From buzz about the VMAs to debates around upcoming football games, people come to Twitter to take part in these real-time, global, public conversations.
To date, such exchanges haven’t always been easy to follow. With this in mind, Twitter has now made it easier to see conversations as they’re taking place. Here’s how the update looks in action…


Twitter and the 2013 #VMA’s

Year after year, viewers transform Twitter into the social soundtrack of the @MTV Video Music Awards. Last night was no different, as the VMAs brought a party to the streets of Brooklyn as well as to Twitter.

Fans and stars alike tweeted their own commentaries about the show’s performances, awards, and fashions. All in all, there were a total of 18,495,883 Tweets about the VMAs last night according to @Social_Guide.

 

 


LinkedIn now lets jobseekers apply for jobs via mobile app

LinkedIn has made it possible for members to directly apply for jobs that interest them, right from their iOS or Android device. According to the social network over 30 percent of members who view jobs on LinkedIn come from mobile and LinkedIn has made it easier for members to fully complete their job-seeking experience from mobile.

Last month, LinkedIn launched the ability to search jobs on LinkedIn from mobile and  “Jobs you may be interested in” feature has been a huge hit with job hunters and even professionals who may not be looking. As a result of the highly personalized job recommendations in the mobile feed, LinkedIn is seeing members who never view jobs on the desktop, viewing and saving jobs on mobile.


Twitter Says Sorry To Users For FakeTweets In Blog Post

That’s the apology that Twitter sent out to three users whose accounts were used without their knowledge in Twitter’s blog post about its TV ad targeting product.

As SFGate.com reported, Twitter was caught making up tweets for those three users in a screenshot that was published on Twitter’s blog. In the original screenshot, Twitter created tweets from those three that talked about a San Francisco business called The Barista Bar. Here’s the original image as captured by SFGate.com.

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The  three tweets are from users talking about a Barista Bar TV commercial. Later Twitter updated its post with a new screenshot that now shows fake tweets from three Twitter employees.

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It’s a minor misstep on Twitter’s part, but embarrassing, nonetheless. William Mazeo, one of the users credited with a fake tweet in the original image, tweeted back after Twitter’s apology and said:


LinkedIn Comes Strong With Q2 Earnings

Wall Street gave LinkedIn its latest endorsement Thursday, driving the Mountain View, Calif., company’s shares up by more than 7 percent after it released its second-quarter results. The professional network announced second quarter earnings results on Thursday, and it was another good one, as the company grew to 238 million members and saw revenue increase to 59 percent to $363.7 million from $228.2 million in Q2 2012.


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