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Starting in February 2013, tweets that contain URLs will be reduced to 118 characters, 117 for https links. Social media site Twitter is reducing the 140 character limit down, representing a two character decrease per tweet. Announced Thursday on Twitter’s developer blog, this change reflects Twitter’s t.co link wrapper. What this means to us laypeople [...]
On November 8, 2012, social media site Facebook has proclaimed the above photo the most-liked photo of all time. While the photo was originally taken in August and depicts the president of the United States of America hugging his first lady Michelle, the photo became a hit after the election. The caption read “Four more [...]
Posted in Social Media on Nov 2nd, 2012
Researchers at MIT have created a method for predicting social media trends on Twitter better than the site’s existing equation. According to Mashable, “Associate Professor Devavrat Shah and student Stanislav Nikolov say their new algorithm predicts trending topics with 95% accuracy an average of 90 minutes faster than Twitter — sometimes, as early as five [...]
TEDTalks is a video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. In this edition, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and texts can “help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors [...]
When it comes to large televised events like the 2012 Olympic Games in London, it is necessary to enforce rules about social media usage. Social media has been so ingrained into the collective consciousness that most people do not think twice about taking a photo with a smartphone or tweeting the current status of an [...]
Governments around the world have been struggling with how to archive and maintain records of social media. Now that social media has been taken seriously enough for politicians to utilise social media tools, their governments are brainstorming how to record these information. After all, some of these posts, tweets and other postings contain the latest [...]