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Will Facebook Take Some Of Twitter’s Lockup Heat?

Facebook Is Growing Revenue – Don’t Compare It To Twitter Right Now: Twitter dropped over 20 percent yesterday after its lockup period ended and early holders fled the stock.  Twitter has been an interesting social media play since its ‘successful’ IPO and hitting highs weeks after the first offering, the stock has plummeted.  Yesterday the
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The Top 3 Reasons Twitter Chose The NYSE Over NASDAQ For Its IPO

The NASDAQ Probably Never Had A Chance: Twitter will be going public on November 15, 2013 and the debut is highly anticipated.  The buzz for the second most popular social media site is enormous and investors are licking their chops looking for another opportunity to gain exposure to the sector.  This week Twitter announced the
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Twitter Isn’t Making Any Money Yet Due To User Experience, Expect That To Change

Twitter Focused On User Experience Like Facebook: Expect That To Change: Twitter just filled for a $1 billion initial public offering and will be known under the ticker symbol TWTR.  On the heels of the recent Facebook IPO, investors and analysts are doing a deeper dive into the company’s prospects of gaining share in the
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Twitter Files For IPO, But Will It Be Facebook Part 2?

Hopefully – not. Twitter announced Thursday via a tweet on its own media network, We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. the company would be going public. The influential social media site is already being compared to Facebook as
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Twitter Acquires Social Media TV Firm Trendrr, Here’s Why

Twitter Buys Trendrr, Another Signal Social Media Is Going After The Boob Tube: Social media has long been thought of as an extraneous source of gaining popularity for most businesses, especially old media.  Now the trend has reversed completely.  Television networks are increasingly engaging via social media networks and sites like Twitter aren’t waiting to
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Twitter Buys Lucky Sort: Here’s Why

Big Data and Social Media Will Expand Together: Twitter, the social media giant that allows users to send short 140 character messages has just purchased Lucky Sort the provider of big data services. The symmetry between the two companies isn’t obvious at first but considering Twitter is collecting tons of data from daily tweets, the
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Twitter Tells Media More Hacking Attacks Probable: Here’s What To Do

Change Twitter Passwords Frequently And Don’t Reuse Them: Twitter Inc has reached out to members of the press to let them know they are expecting more attacks.  This comes just a few days after a fake posting from the Associated Press Twitter account sent the stock market sharply lower.  News organizations, media and other should
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AP Twitter Account Hacked, Tweet States Barack Obama Injured, White House Explosion: 5 Lessons Learned

Social Media’s Benefits Are Also Its Perils: A fake tweet can cause lots of havoc. No matter how off base a rumor is, it can have a significant impact if it affects financial markets. That’s what happened today when a fake tweet from the Associated Press shook the social media and financial community . The
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5 Reasons Twitter #Music May Be The 1st Success Of Social Music Media

Twitter #Music Could Be A Promising Promotional Tool For Indie Artists: Is Twitter #Music the perfect combination of social music media? Finally, the combination of social media and music is here – again?  Twitter has just launched Twitter#Music and it’s becoming a hit with indie artists looking to get new fans.  Twitter has taken advantage of
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Google First Quarter 2013 Average Cost Per Click Decreases 4 Percent, Here’s Why

More Reasons Google’s Average Cost Per Click Won’t Turn Positive Anytime Soon: Google reported quarterly earnings today that beat most expectations although average costs per click decreased.  For the first quarter of 2013, Google’s revenue grew 22 percent when costs are excluded.  Average costs per click decreased which has been occurring for several quarters. We
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Pinterest Updates Website, Mobile Apps for iPad & iPhone, Android

Check out the new Pinterest from just about anywhere. It’s been a big week for Pinterest.  First the company updated their website and today they released their latest mobile applications for Android devices, the Apple iPad and iPhone.  The new features from Pinterest allow social media browsers to find more content easily.  Pinterest has differentiated
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Twitter Turns 7, Oh How Social Media Has Changed

A social media site that is still active at age seven is quite an accomplishment. Twitter has reached the ripe old age of 7.  In social media years, that’s a generation.  Remember Digg, StumbleUpon and Myspace?  They have little influence now in the social media sector and they were former behemoths in the space. The
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NBC Sites Hacked, Facebook Closes External Links

NBC Sites Hacked, Facebook Closes Links: Ronald Prince tweeted today that NBC.com had been hacked.  According to Prince, the NBC.com website and a few of it’s sister sites for individual series and late night comedy shows were hacked.  NBC confirmed the problem was occurring but didn’t put out more information about it yet. Facebook blocked
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Twitter Hackings On The Rise – February 2013 Jeep And Burger King Jacked

Twitter Hackings On The Rise – February 2013 Jeep And Burger King Jacked Twitter hackings are getting more attention these days after some high profile handles were jacked.  Jeep’s Twitter account profile was changed today and a few days ago, Twitter announced that over 250,000 passwords were compromised.  Twitter doesn’t have much demographic information which
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Comscore 2012 Data Shows Twitter & Pinterest Catching Facebook, LinkedIn

Comscore 2012 Data Shows Twitter & Pinterest Catching Facebook, LinkedIn: Facebook is the largest social media networking site by far boasting over 1 billion members but the competition is catching up.  LinkedIn has shown it’s a viable player in the social media space but the rest of the field has been fading with the likes
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Over 250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Was Yours?

Over 250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Was Yours? Twitter announced Friday on their company blog that thousands of accounts were hacked.  According to the post, over 250,000 accounts were compromised and it’s uncertain what kind of information was obtained.  Twitter is resetting passwords for users that were impacted by the breach but no news has been
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Stocktwits Stops Automatic Updates To Twitter, A Story Of Network Effects

Stocktwits Stops Automatic Updates To Twitter, A Story Of Network Effects: No more posting directly from Twitter to Stocktwits, Stocktwits, arguably the hottest social media network for investors is going solo.  In an email to users and on their blog this week they announced a huge change of protocol.  No longer will users be able
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Google Makes Public Government Data Requests For 2012, Will Others Follow Suit?

Google Makes Public Government Data Requests 2012, Will Others Follow Suit? Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a subpoena, which usually doesn’t require asking a judge for a search warrant.  Google is being transparent and it’s good for the
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Facebook Introduces “Graph Search”, Which Social Media Companies Will Win And Lose If It’s A Success:

Facebook Introduces “Graph Search”, Which Social Media Companies Will Win And Lose If It’s A Success: Today, Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook announced a new product called “Graph Search” which combines social media with search engine technology.  “Graph Search” is a revolutionary feature that may cause disruptive change to search.  The new feature from
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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Takes Tweets Live, Is This A Good Thing?

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Takes Tweets Live, Is This A Good Thing? Don’t think Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke isn’t keeping up with the latest trends outside the world of economics.  He’s just as aware of the impact of social media as anyone.  Today the head of the FOMC took questions live today at the Gerald
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