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Governing Social Media -- an Oxymoron Brands Must Address

How do you govern the ungovernable? Isn't social media by definition the ultimate democratic medium that empowers anyone who wants to publish …

Twitter Is Considering Topic Timelines Says Dick Costolo

Twitter is considering the idea of allowing users to tune in to specific topics rather than simply following other users, according to CEO Dick Costolo. The idea was put to the Twitter boss in an email by Yousaf Sekander, a director at UK-based internet marketing firm RocketMill.<p>Sekander wasn’t …

Web statistics ignore 1bn users in developing countries, study shows

A form of ‘digital imperialism’ ignores as many as 1 billion people who are not taken into account by web statistics that focus on US-based servers<p>Up to a billion people using the internet in developing countries are ignored by web statistics, which focus on US-based servers and ignore mobile-only …

A group that wants to ban all sex work in Ireland is making fake Tinder profiles

Using the popular dating app in a duplicitous way<p>Tinder is no longer just a way to quickly swipe through a bunch of photos of prospective mates: it's now also a place for opponents of sex work to promote their cause, at least in Ireland. Irish advertising agency EightyTwenty just launched a …

The Elements of Wit: 5 Ways to Be Smarter, Funnier, And Better At Parties

<i>The Oxford American Dictionary</i> defines wit as, “mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence.” But what does that really mean? Smart people …

3 Smart Decisions to Make Before Advertising on Facebook

The goals your organization is looking to achieve on Facebook will guide the choice of certain features and tool sets over others.<p>“The way Facebook is structured is by objectives,” Smith said. “A lot of advertisers don’t know how to use these tools because they don’t actually know what they want to …

How To Be Interesting In A Cover Letter

Offer something other than your desperate self on a platter–plus seven more tips from Indexed cartoonist Jessica Hagy.<p>Write one. Your resume checks off key words and gets your information in front of someone, but it’s not enough to get you an interview. Use the power of the cover letter for your …

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What Is Bitcoin? No Really, What Is It?

As a TNW reader, chances are that you have a pretty good understanding of at least the basics of the Bitcoin (if not, read this guide). Sadly, the same can’t be said for the folk at Vooza…<p><i>Every week, Vooza – a video comic strip about the tech world – shares a new video with you lovely TNW readers.</i> …

Google Now Holds a Patent for Posting Personalized Automated Responses on Social Networks

Google has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for “Automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network”, meaning faking interaction on your chosen social network could get even easier.<p>Granted yesterday, the filing explains …

TED Rebuilds Its Site For The Future Of Online Video

As with so many fast-growing organizations, TED’s website had lagged behind the evolving needs of its creators and users. That’s about to change.<p>The completely rebuilt TED.com is now accepting signups for its private beta at hello.ted.com, with its official launch early next year. Co.Design got a …

This Is How To Do Corporate Tweets Customers Actually Love

Tesco Mobile isn’t exactly the U.K.’s sexiest mobile network. But you’d never know it upon first glance at some of the sassy tweets it sends out to Twitter users who say less-than-flattering things about the company’s services.<p>For the past several months, Tesco has been working with the digital …