July 23, 2014

Roundup: Twitter Acquires Posterous, Yahoo Sues Facebook, UK Gov Appoints Jimmy Wales as Adviser

1. Welcoming the Posterous team to the flock (via Twitter Blog) and Posterous Acquisition FAQ Posterous will continue online at least for time being. 2. Yahoo Suing Facebook Over Patent Infringement (via AllThingsD) Yahoo says Facebook infringed on 10 patents. 3. “Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia chief to advise Whitehall on policy” (via The Telegraph) It’s an […]

Reference: USDA: Consumers to Receive Timely Food Safety Alerts Through New State Twitter Feeds

Smart idea! From the USDA: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) launched a series of Twitter feeds that will provide state-specific, food safety alerts to consumers. Followers of these Twitter accounts will receive alerts about recalls of meat, poultry and processed egg products in their state, as well as information […]

Research Paper: "How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints: Article Downloads, Twitter Mentions, and Citations"

New via arXiv. Title How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints: Article Downloads, Twitter Mentions, and Citations Authors Xin Shuai, Indiana University Alberto Pepe, Harvard University Johan Bollen, Indiana University Source arXiv Abstract We analyze the online response of the scientific community to the preprint publication of scholarly articles. We employ a cohort […]

Research Paper: "Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions"

Title Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions Authors Meredith Ringel Morris, Scott Counts, Aaron Hoff, Asta Roseway, and Julia Schwarz Source Microsoft Research Tech Report This paper will be presented at CSCW 2012 later this month. Abstract Twitter is now used to distribute substantive content such as breaking news, increasing the importance of assessing […]

Study Shows that Only 27% of Twitter Users Tweeted During a 3 Month Period, Dutch Users Most Active

From The Next Web: A recent study by Semiocast has revealed that while the US leads with the most number of Twitter accounts, currently standing at 107.7 million, the Netherlands has the most active users. Analyzing 383 million Twitter user profiles that were created before January 1st, 2012, Semiocast determined that US Twitter users account […]

Infographic: Online Sharing Trends in 2011, Facebook Makes Up 52% of Sharing on Web

From the AddThis Blog: The response to our infographic on sharing trends from 2010 was so high, we knew we had to follow up this year. Allow us to introduce trends in sharing for 2011. Beyond just the most popular sharing services, we’ve taken a look back at the most shared stories this year. The […]

Twitter Unveils Redesigned Look and New Features, Rollout Now Underway

In Search Engine Land report, Greg Sterling offers a look at Twitter redesign and several new features. Sterling also shares a few photos of the new Twitter HQ and many comments from Twitter execs. Direct to “Easier Discovery, Enhanced Profiles, More Direct Challenge To Facebook” (via Search Engine Land) The redesigned Twitter will rollout to […]

New Report: Social Media Not to Blame’ For Inciting UK Rioters

From a JISC Summary of the Report: A multidisciplinary team led by Professor Rob Procter from The University of Manchester in a JISC funded study, found that instead, Twitter was a force for good – helping to mobilise the post-riot clean up. It is published today (8 December) in the Guardian newspaper as part of its Reading […]

Full Text, Peer-Reviewed Article: "Imagining Twitter as an Imagined Community"

Free access to the full text via SAGE Journals Online. Direct to Full Text (pages; PDF) Title “Imagining Twitter as an Imagined Community” Authors Anatoliy Gruzd, (Dalhousie University) Barry Wellman, (University of Toronto) Yuri Takhteyev, (University of Toronto) Source American Behavioral Scientist October 2011 55: 1294-1318, First published on July 25, 2011 doi:10.1177/0002764211409378 Abstract The […]

New Social Media Resource: "PolitickerUSA is the Best Way to Track Politicians’ Tweets"

This new resource is one of many to aggregate tweets from U.S. Senators and Reps. We also spotted tweets from some presidential candidates. The page automatically updates as new tweets are posted. Direct to PolitickerUSA From The Next Web: PolitickerUSA is extremely well designed, and splits politicians on the homepage by their political party affiliation. […]