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Iranian Cyber Army Hacks Into Twitter

untitledOvernight, Twitter users who wanted to update their statuses saw a message from the so called “Iranian Cyber Army.”  The group hacked into Twitter and left a picture of the Iranian flag along with this message for all to see:

U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But They Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples TO

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NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST ; )
Take Care. (more…)

Senior Citizens Use Social Media & Web Too

Computer-older-womanHave you ever heard someone say they are too old to figure out how to use a computer?  As a 22 year old, I find it hard to imagine life without a computer, since I’ve always had one in the house since about 3rd or 4th grade.  I know we were one of the last families in the neighborhood to get one.  My brother, sister and me were definitely brought up in a different age than my parents.  While my mom became accepting to the computer, my dad says, “computers are the end of the word as we know it!”  Asking my dad to find the power button on a computer is impossible, which is why I was flabbergasted to learn that my 15 year old brother taught him how to text.

While my dad is more than a decade and a half away from becoming a senior citizen, a new survey recently showed that seniors enjoy using the internet, and some of their favorite sites include Facebook and YouTubeNielsen estimates that today nearly 17.5 million seniors are active on the Internet, which is up from 2004, when it was estimated only 11.3 million seniors used the internet. (more…)

The Most Tweeted Words of 2009

wordThis has been quite the year for Twitter.  Becoming the most popular word of the year, according to the Global Language Monitor, and even a source for breaking news, Twitter is just getting started.  

It’s hard to imagine Twitter without a checking out the current trending topics, but the feature was just released in April along with the Twitter search tool, allowing you to type a certain word or phrase and tweets with those keywords will appear.  Using the trending topics has become a great way to stay up-to-date in pop culture, and news headlines from around the world.  In fact, many Twitter users found out that Michael Jackson had died about 45 minutes before those watching the developments on television.  Twitter was also great to watch during the American Idol finale, as it was the first time American Idol winner, Kris Allen, took the top spot beating out Adam Lambert, who was the number one trending topic every week until that night.  As we near 2010, Twitter has decided to take a look at some of the most interesting trending topics of the year.  (more…)

Twitter Contributors To Help Businesses

TwitterBird_601A5BBCAs we all know, companies world-wide are taking advantage of Twitter, from major corporations like Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, and Amazon to smaller companies such as iePlexus.  Late Monday, Twitter’s Anamitra Banerji wrote in a blog post that some new features will soon be coming to Twitter to help benefit businesses.  

There has been much talk about having companies pay for a business account within the next year and that still seems very likely.  Companies with a business account would receive a badge, much like celebrities have, verifying it’s the official account.  However, as of right now Twitter is only releasing plans for one of their features for business accounts.  The new feature is known as the “Contributors”.  This will mostly be beneficial to companies whom have multiple people updating their Twitter accounts.  This helps make online businesses seem a little more personal by allowing users to engage more in conversations. (more…)

Tweeting The Twitter 12

twitter12Last week, I shared with you a report from The Big Money, which came up with a list of some of the world’s top 50 companies using Facebook to their advantage.  After the article was released, the online magazine revealed another list known as the Twitter 12

To figure out who would make it on the list, the company asked themselves one main question: Which companies get the most out of Twitter?   The Big Money looked at a number of statistics, such as the number of followers, Twitter growth from September through November, how often and what exactly are these companies tweeting.  The magazine only included companies with more than a million followers.   (more…)

Dell Thanks Twitter For $6.5 Million

twitter moneyIt would make sense that a major computer company would use its computers to market their product.  Earlier this year Dell joined the Twitter bandwagon, and currently is one of the most followed companies with just under 1.5 million followers.

In a blog post this morning, Lionel Menchaca, Dell’s Chief Blogger, wrote that social media brings, “a way to listen, learn and engage with customers, with a clear emphasis on the engage part of the equation. It allows us to further those direct connections with customers while also sharing what we are all about, making technology work, work better and harder for you.” (more…)

Twitter Working Harder For Online Businesses

10254349-businesses-are-making-big-money-marketing-on-twitterIn hopes to get off the Twitter growth plateau, the microblogging company is expanding it’s services to help online stores connect with their customers even more.  It seems nearly all online businesses have links encouraging you to follow the company on their social networking sites.

Twitter is launching a new API, which will allow anyone to sign up for a Twitter account from a third party application or website.  The new feature will allow anyone to watch Twitter conversations between the company and customers in real time on their sites.  (more…)

China Not Fond of Microblogging

msnjukuWhile many of us can’t imagine living without things “made in China,” the Chinese don’t seem very impressed with some of things coming out of the good ole USA. I’m most specifically talking about microblogging.  Sites like Twitter have swept America by storm this year.  In fact, a report from Sysomos earlier this year said that only 0.49% of Twitter users were from China, while 62.14% of Twitter’s population were Americans.  The British make up the second biggest amount of users on Twitter, but they are far behind America since they only account for 7.97% of Twitterers. 

While it seems no other microblogging site could beat Twitter at this time, Microsoft has launched a new microblogging service in China, hoping to beat Twitter’s success in a different country.  The new service is known as MSN Juku, which Microsoft is calling a “local innovation developed by MSN China.” (more…)