Daily Archives: August 1, 2013

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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