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Twitter Is Testing A New Feature To Help You Find Who Your Friends Are Following

If a bunch of your friends all add a new person at the same time, Twitter will send you a direct message alerting you of that.<p>The idea is to help you expand your network of Twitter followers with less effort on your part. It will also help you find whose star is rising in the Twitterverse.<p>Sippey …

Instagram Will Get Video On June 20

We’ve been working on getting more details on a press event that Facebook is having this week. Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-reading app, but we have since heard more details that point to something else entirely. On June 20, a source says Facebook will unveil that Instagram, its popular …

Narcissists Love Twitter And Facebook. Thank God For That.

Not long ago, I attended a press dinner held by a very large technology company to preview one of its new products. About half of the dozen or so attendees were reporters; the other half were executives from the company.<p>During the cocktail hour preceding the meal, a reporter I’d never met before, a …

How Much Is A Tweet Really Worth?

So, you’ve decided to set up a Twitter account for your brand. How much return can you expect on that first tweet of the day? The answer: about $25.62.<p>That’s the conclusion that SumAll, a data visualization and analytics company, reached after a review of over 900 of its customer’s social media …

Twitter Backs Google, Says Facebook Made Mistake in Data Disclosure Deal With Feds

After Facebook came to an agreement with the Federal government in which the social giant could disclose information request numbers to the public, …

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Twitter Tries Harder to Explain Itself

It’s common knowledge — Twitter is too tough for the average, non-techie person to pick up. Even CEO Dick Costolo agrees.<p>That’s part of why Twitter …

Facebook Hashtags: Time to Go Over Those Privacy Settings Again

This week Facebook announced a relatively small tweak. Any phrase with the # symbol before it would become clickable. Yes, it officially brought the …

TweetDeck for Mac Updated with New Sidebar Design

Twitter's <i>TweetDeck</i> for Mac has been updated to version 3.0.2, adding a new sidebar on the lefthand side of the application that allows for simpler navigation across columns. The columns can be arranged using new drag and drop options.<p>The update also brings new filter search parameters plus new …

Facebook Will Launch A News Reader At June 20th Press Event. Update: It Launched Instagram Video

[Update June 24th: Facebook is in fact working on a fresh news reading experience, but we were mistaken about the launch date. It revealed Instagram For Video on June 20th. However, a source tells TechCrunch that Facebook is working on a reading product, but its not based on RSS or a Google Reader …

Twitter’s Vine is killing it, but #Music dropped 62% in May

Twitter’s two major product launches 0f 2013 are heading in vastly different directions.<p>Vine is rising off the charts, growing from being on just one in 50 iPhones in January to being on more than one in 10 iPhones in May. In addition, Twitter just launched Vine on Android this month, where it …

Why Facebook isn’t the right company to create a Google Reader replacement

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google(s goog) Reader is meeting its end in just a few weeks, and there’s no doubt it’ll be traumatic for users of the …

Google puts down Facebook and Microsoft to be named most transparent of them all

PRISM not only challenges our trust in the U.S. government but also our trust in the companies that are secretly supplying the government with our data.<p>In the wake of revelations about PRISM , Google and Facebook are locked in a pissing match over which company is the “more transparent.”<p>News came …

Lenovo: Geo-targeted Twitter Ads ‘can outperform search’

Search is the gold standard in the Internet marketing world. Nothing beats customers finding you via organic search, arriving at your website straight from Google, ready and willing to make a purchase.<p>Perhaps <i>almost</i> nothing.<p>According to Lenovo’s search marketing manager for Europe, the Middle East, …

Twitter Tests Analytics Features For Users

<b>Update:</b> Several readers have noted that the option to see analytics on tweets is no longer available, though there appears to still be an option to …