Respondents of a social study revealed its the ads that bring them to watch.
Instagram explains new terms of service and clarifies privacy issues after Facebook's takeover.
Indian author Chetan Bhagat promoted his latest book with the hashtag #18ThingsIWant -- and trended.
Twitter users take to #47percent to bash 2012 Republican party presidentiable Mitt Romney's statements in a leaked video.
Twitter goes abuzz with the 40th American Music Awards.
When ESPN asks a terrible question, Twitter users start a trend. Why #BlameJayCutler?
Netizens were temporarily distracted from re-elected US president Barack Obama's victory speech as a woman in the background with a flag on her hair steals the show.
#HalfTheSky hopes to build greater awareness through a four-hour film that highlights the plight of women around the world.
The cryptic Twitter post by a teenage girl before she reportedly disappeared has sparked a wave support for her search with #HelpFindKara.
In August 31, 2012, Malaysians may have set a new world record by sending a massive 3.6 million tweets in a span of 60 minutes as citizens celebrated Independence Day.
The hashtag #ModernSeinfeld is now onTwitter where online users can share their own ideas on how the story would have gone in recent times.
National Football League fans took their frustrations to Twitter after a controversial win by the Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers.
Are the latest Superbowl ads effective? Group (and public) says they're #NotBuyingIt.
The hashtag #sorryfeminists enjoys a short-lived trend on Twitter as netizens took the chance to post about both stereotypes and serious issues.
Netizens use #StopTheTerror to call for peace between Israel and Gaza.
Food Network UK promotes the new Andy Bates TV series with a Twitter promo for lovers of street food in the US.
Why is #Tumuklas trending on Twitter?
Kellogg's UK launches new Special K product with a pop-up store and Twitter currency.
Twitter co-founder recruits MIT grads to join Square Inc.
Twitter is shutting down fake user accounts featuring politicians ahead of the 2012 US national elections.
Twitter reportedly seeks entertainment bigwigs to claim seats at its board.
#WhatIfChicago hopes to reduce gun-related violence in the city as crowd tweets ideas and thought-leaders get set for debate on October 11.
Political observers took to Twitter with a funny hashtag after a nearly one hour delay in the announcement of the Poliburo Standing Committee's new lineup of leaders.
Toyota Motors launched an online competition with #wishgranted, allowing the public a chance to appear in its commercial for Super Bowl XLVII.
Social Media Manners for Professionals Social media manners for professionals are important to maintain a good reputation and solid relationships for the long term. It is important to become quickly familiar with the features and applications so that…
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Now, You Can Download Your Tweets! Here’s How A new feature that will allow online users to download the full history of their tweets is now available. The new option will enable users to categorize and search for previous posts…
We have here a list of 50 most followed news accounts on Twitter as of October 20, 2012.
Nine third-party applications seeking to link with the largest micro-blogging community can now breathe easy after receiving the green light to continue.
ABC Television creates a huge Twitter buzz for Premiere Week with Tweetapalooza.
US advocate group purchases #failingagenda hashtag to increase awareness on the incumbent president's "failing agenda."
AmEx partners with Twitter to make hashtag shopping possible.
The world of hashtags is expanding. Due to the popularity and functionality of hashtags, more social media networks are including the tool in their own platforms. The hashtag originated on Twitter and is one of the most widely used tools…
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's admission of homosexuality sparks mixed reactions from public.
A small town gets a surprise when thousands of Anime fans hijack its hashtag.
The social media giant is upping its presence in South Korea with more local partnerships, endorsements.
A class action lawsuit against Instagram for the revisions to the terms of service post-Facebook takeover has emerged; but Facebook says it won't hold.
US vice president Joe Biden shows how to #literally mix politics and micro-blogging trends.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has announced that he will be tweeting about "Death With Dignity" each day until the November 6, 2012 US national election.
Boston train commuters air their grievances on Twitter with #MBTAannoy.
Twitter teams with up with ComedyCentral for online laugh fest.
In September 3, British Prime Minister David Cameron (@number10gov) reshuffled his cabinet and had millions of people witness the change via the social networking site Twitter.
Bruce Willis' wife disputes controversy over his iTunes library via Twitter.
Buying followers will increase your stats, but it will certainly not boost your reputation.
The Twitter Oscars Index was launched to help predict how the 2013 Academy Awards would turn out based on user posts and sentiments.
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Latino celebrities engage micro-bloggers to vote wisely in the 2012 US national elections in a Twitter party with #IVoteBecause.
The Church of England prepares to live tweet sermons in time for the holidays with #ChristmasStartsWithChrist.
The first day of the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 faced a huge stir on the Twitterverse as thousands of pro-Republican microbloggers joined in on the viral campaign featuring Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood talking to an #emptychair.
#WT20 marks a milestone as the first worldwide cricket event with a massive social media campaign.
Kickstarter makes project funding easier online by introducing hashtagging.
The famous rover has a feed @MarsCuriosityTwitter which aims to have a tone that will best suit the most excellent rover produced for Mars.
Once a legend, always a legend.
The Twitter Index may not be fully accurate, but it gives us an idea of what the micro-blogging public thinks.
#NotBuyingIt Calls Out Sexist NFL Ads MissRepresentation.org targets over one million individuals to start talking about sexism in the media. How To Use Instagram (and its Hashtags) To Promote Your Brand Instagram is a very good and visual way to…
Speeches by Democrats appear to have more activity on Twitter than the Republicans in the 2012 conventions.
Study finds that the more you tweet about politics, the more likely people will notice and donate money.
According to a recently conducted study, ties created on social networking site Facebook are stronger compared to those built on Twitter.
by ElizaPeyton Late Night host Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) invited his Twitter fans to share their family’s worst holiday practices by creating the hashtag #WorstHolidayTradition alongside the airing of his how. While we all practice certain traditions during Christmas season, there are…
Twitter users must understand the potential damage and legal implications a single tweet with unfounded information can cause.
The hashtag #twitterfiction has been recently created to provide a venue where online users can share fictional stories and entice others to become interested on writing and literature.
by royal19 Barack Obama (@BarackObama) and Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) have been actively participating in social media networks since the US presidential campaigns started. Before the polls officially closed on November 6, 2012, both candidates continued to post on Twitter, Reddit and…
Now, you can use hashtags on Facebook for real.
Following updates on Hurricane Sandy using the #sandy hashtag could very well be the key to better disaster preparedness.
Academie Francaise bans "hashtag", "supermodel" among others in an attempt to preserve the French language.
Despite the narrowing gender divide, females still find the games industry leaning favorably towards males which is why the hashtag #1reasonwhy was created.
Fans of 'Good Morning America' newscaster Robin Roberts began rallying on the Twitterverse in August 30, 2012, expressing support as the 51-year-old cancer survivor began her medical leave to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
National governments see potential in Twitter to help stop shady cross-border financial deals.
Facebook's European sites experienced down times recently, with an anonymous hacker claiming it was his handiwork.
#PrayForVancouver trends after an earthquake hits Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on the North Coast of British Columbia in Canada.
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Today's homeless youth may not be too far from the regular sheltered teens when it comes to a social media presence.
Seesmic, the medium popularly used for various social media desktop, mobile and Internet applications, has been acquired by HootSuite
The micro-blogging giant will soon unveil Twitter Music. Be one of the first to get it.
By scrapping its photo sharing feature on Twitter, does this mean that Instagram is finally ready to battle the largest micro-blogging network head on?
Instagram now has Twitter trailing behind when it comes user engagement.
Micro-bloggers can now track stock movements through their Twitter accounts.
Twitter is set to enter the micro video-sharing sphere with the acquisition of Vine, the video-sharing start-up that's just about to launch.
A recent study shows that while Twitter may reflect what people are thinking -- it's only that of individuals with social media accounts.
Japan is utilizing social media tools like Twitter to disseminate timely information during catastrophies and natural disasters.
Fallon will be crowd-sourcing on Twitter so online participants have a chance to help create the script of the new Lincoln MKC advertisement.
Networks are cracking down on child actors who post too much information on their social media accounts.
KitchenAid apologizes to Obama and the public for an employee's post on Twitter.
#RomneyEncore trends as 47% (or more) of Americans expressed disdain over Mitt Romney's statements in a leaked video.
German retailer Lidl's hashtag campaign was too successful it's now giving out 10,000, instead of just 1,000, luxury dinners for free.
Lissted allows users to create lists of journalists tweeting on specific topics.
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New Twitter study reveals "mobile-first" users are best targets for social media marketing.
US First Lady Michelle Obama creates a second Twitter account.
Microsoft retires the Facebook and Twitter from Xbox 360, brings in Internet Explorer
Microsoft is poised to soar with its own social media website – Socl.
To eliminate distraction, the NCAA has banned hashtags during games.
New VenueSeen capability allows brands to gain better client exposure on Instagram.
On September 6, 2012, The Social Radio introduced its new web application that allows users to listen to their preferred music via their Twitter timelines.
Now you can make video calls through your Twitter or Chrome account.
Raytheon reveals a software that can track social media activity any time.
Twitter has unveiled a redesigned app for iPad -- now with more images on profile.
The last Newsweek magazine will be printed one final time on December 31, 2012. The hashtag #LASTPRINTISSUE will be leading its farewell online.
WaterIsLife uses reverse trending with #firstworldproblems to generate support for clean, potable water worldwide.
Twitter, Nielsen partnership sets goal to better measure social media effectiveness.
Famous iOS hacker Charlie Miller joins Twitter's security team.
A new feature that will allow online users to download the full history of their tweets is now available.
The infographic by Burson-Marsteller shows which elite designers got the most buzz during the New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week.
An attempt by Houston's KHOU TV to embed a Twitter feed beside a report on a rapist leads to a mistaken identity issue for a NY journalist.
New York police try to get ahead of local young criminals by tracking their social media activities.
When Steven Marx used #NBCFail to describe the coverage of the 2012 Olympics, he didn't realize it would create mass hysteria among micro-bloggers worldwide.
Olympics officials tell Twitter users to control activity, or face coverage delays.
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Hordes of Apple's iMessage users turned to Twitter to chat and spread info when the service conked out momentarily.
TV Network PBS airs its side officially on Mitt Romney's "big bird" statement.
As Facebook-owned Instagram gains momentum, Twitter aims to introduce a new photo-filtering service which will hopefully put an end to the popularity of the photo-sharing platform.
Amid all the brouhaha on Instagram's departure, Twitter forges a deal with Pinterest for added photo-sharing features.
Pocket has unleashed the hashtag #watchitlater, allowing users to find a lot of excellent videos from almost any kind of field.
Pope Benedict officially begins tweeting on December 12, 2012.
Posterous officially migrates into Twitter on April 30, 2013.
A recent study on Twitter behavior shows that constant micro-blogging activity may actually help you succeed in your weight loss goals.
The #missing2mins hashtag hopes to correct the damage #romneyencore has wreaked online.
Romney's reply on gender equality at the workplace gets taken out of context and gives birth to a wave of memes and satirical social media accounts.
Mitt Romney attacks PBS' budget using Big Bird.
How to Maximize Your Twitter Event Hashtag There are a number of guidelines to follow to guarantee that the event hashtag will bring in the expected people to the special occasion. #Hashtag Is 2012 “Word of the Year” For the…
Do Schools Need Hashtags? What Educators Should Know Do schools need to develop hashtags for branding or even specific events? With the number of students relying on social media for information nowadays, the move seems indispensable. Finally, Hashtags On Facebook…
Twitter has removed the capability to upload animated GIF avatars as users' profile photos.
Twitter has introduced a new feature that will allow users to share posts via email.
Twitter link shortening service shuts down for 40 minutes worldwide due to a "simple human error" in Melbourne.
There is an existing flaw in the manner that the social micro-blogging site manages SMS manages which poses the risk of hackers getting their hands on your personal information.
A survey of 1,000 Canadians reveals the social media may be a huge help in emergency situations.
With millions of eyes scanning social media platforms every minute, it is no wonder that politics, for all its seriousness and rhetoric, has agreed to cut messages to under 140 characters just to tap this vast mobile market.
Will.i.am announces delay in the launch of his willpower album due to song leaks on Twitter.
The micro-blogging giant is set to launch a new app that allows Twitter users to expand tweets by attaching Soundtracking media.
The 'Top Off Our 50th' campaign, which uses the #topthis hashtag, is in celebration of the Needle's 50th year since the World's Fair closed down in 1962.
Super Bowl XLVII Shakes Twitter Weekend The much-anticipated Super Bowl XLVII will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana at 6:30 in the evening on February 3, 2013, featuring the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco…
Twivo allows you to screen Twitter posts that may contain spoilers.
#GETLOUDDKR proves Texas Longhorn home fans have all-out and thunderous support for their favorite football team.
A new app inspired by Twitter's features promises zero ads during your social media experience.
International news wire takes its first foray into Twitter advertising with a Samsung sponsored tweet.
Would you name your child 'hashtag'?
Twitter's new API guidelines claims another life. News.me shuts down.
Pope Benedict XVI steps down from the highest post in the Roman Catholic community.
It’s the weekend and the Hashtags.org team has once again brought together 5 of the most popular stories for the week. Let’s recap! Choosing a Hashtag That Will Attract Followers Millions of Twitter users search for and incorporate hashtags to…
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How To Use Social Media As A Teaching Tool You can use the different social media tools online to start learning. Here are some tips on how to teach using the likes of Twitter. Regular Twitter Use May Help You…
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Making your Twitter feed politics-free is now possible with Chrome's newest extension.
Financial services industry opens up to social media posting to disseminate information faster
The new MappyHealth website enables users to see what diseases are likely high in their area through the analysis of Twitter trends and activity.
Families with Thanksgiving Day dinner dilemmas can look to Wegmans on Twitter via #Turkey911 for advice on all things turkey for the holiday.
Turkish couple breaks marriage ceremony rules by tweeting their "I do's".
UK business watchdog Companies House has threatened to shut down TweetDeck UK for failing to comply with filing requirements.
Social media users now have greater flexibility in terms of navigation and design with the new TweetDeck.
Each time a Twitter user includes the hashtag #Tweet4Good in their post, Twitter will donate $1 in Twitter promoted products up to a maximum of $20,000 to aid the Red Cross in crisis relief activities.
Twitter launched the Twitter Political Index, Twindex for short, to create a measure of the micro-blogging community's sentiments on the 2012 US presidential election, specifially on presidential seat aspirants Pres. Barack Obama and Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney.
Twitter bulks up its stable with the acquisition of crash reporting tool Crashlytics.
Twitter increases its focus on social TV strategies with its latest acquisition.
The micro-blogging giant acquires back-office processing firm.
Twitter users are asked to be wary of messages (even those from friends) that may contain links leading to viruses.
Twitter has a new COO and CFO.
A glitch in the Twitter tech room prompts panic during a major political event in China -- but the firm was quick to douse rumors of a hacking attempt.
Twitter is sunsetting @Anywhere and Hovercard as it makes way for new and improved features.
Twitter has begun testing its country-specific blocking ability with a supposed illegal entity in Germany.
Twitter has surpassed the 500 million mark for registered users in June 2012.
90s hit TV show "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" resurfaces as a Twitter account that discusses events that would have been in the year 2012.
Indians all over the world come together on Twitter to celebrate Diwali.
Jack Dorsey gets a lighter role as colleagues call him "difficult to work with."
Wrongly written hashtag creates confusion online.
Twitter finally opens a representative office in one of the world's largest economies.
Twitter has widened its localized trends feature with new cities and more to come.
Twitter is facing a $50M lawsuit after refusing to reveal the identities of the users who used an anti-semitic hashtag on its platform.
Twitter users find a better way to help other understand the US fiscal cliff by using #StarWarsFiscalCliff.
Twitter for Mac is not happening -- at least not soon.
Twitter has given third-party app developers 6 months to comply with its new guidelines or face total disability to ride on the platform's growth.
Twitter is giving away $1 million worth of free ad opportunities to the first 10,000 eligible small business owners.
You can read what netizens are saying on Twitter, but do you know what they're feeling?
Take that, homophobes! Twitter turns #SignsYoSonIsGay into a positive take on the accomplishments of the gay community.
A number of senior executives from Twitter recently flew to Australia to talk to a number of media groups, social media experts and big sporting organizations to discuss its plans of launching an office in the country.
Marketers can now access a wider market by targeting specific keywords and phrases.
Shortly after announcing that it will be setting up an office in Australia, Twitter shared that it will also be opening new offices in Paris, France.
Twitter goes beyond 140 characters and into live reality TV.
Just when you thought Twitter couldn't get any bigger, in comes this massive deal with Starcom.
Twitter has partnered with one of Asia's largest digital agencies to boost advertising in 5 Southeast Asian countries.
Twitter goes global with new advertising targets.
Twitter is gearing up for a strong Latin American presence by setting up a sales office in Brazil.
Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris' information to the feds.
Before 2012 ends, Twitter users will be able to access and download all their personal tweets and archives and keep them offline.
New guidelines by UK authorities show that online trolls may be absolved of wrongdoing if proven to have been drunk at the time of posting.
New Twitter update classifies and measures tweet value.
A recent attack on 250,000 user accounts has prompted Twitter to finally strengthen its security with a new platform.
Have the criticism on 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney gone too far? Democrat supporters launch #RomneyDeathRally on Twitter.
The war between Twitter and Instagram continues to heat up -- and users get all the benefits.
Reports say Twitter had offered to acquire Instagram, but didn't put it on paper.
Betaworks launches a new App that will make sharing and viewing photos on Twitter and Instagram much easier.
Twitter and Nielsen recently announced an agreement that will create a new TV ratings measurement based on social media activity.
Twitter, along with six other tech companies based in San Francisco, will be provided with local tax breaks from the city for providing charitable contributions.
How would you like it if your government had access to your social media activity?
British Prime Minister David Cameron finally joins the Twitterverse and gets an 'earful' of comments.
To usher in the start of the Christmas season, netizens have gone on to boost the spirit of philanthropy with #GivingTuesday.
The 2012 US national elections is taking its bid to a wider and more passionate audience -- Twitter!
2012 US presidential candidate Mitt Romney pioneers as the first to buy a Twitter hashtag for a campaign.
International recruitment is a matter seriously considered by US institutions and public agencies.
Social media site Twitter will be removing TweetDeck apps for iPhone, Android and Facebook beginning May 2013.
Hugo Chavez assumes another term as President of Venezuela and announces his cabinet on Twitter.
Twitter may have lofty expectations for its new acquisition, Vine, but things immediately turned bad when the app featured a short explicit video as one of its “editor’s pick”.
Vine enhances 6-second video experience with hashtags.
New Demi Lovato music video rides on #UnlockHeartAttack hashtag.
How To Track Hashtag Performance Keeping updated with the recent developments in hashtags as well as understanding the proper ways to create and operate these will provide you with long-lasting online benefits — whether for a professional, political or personal…
The New York Stock Exchange turns to social media for timely trading updates.
2012 was a year of love for most celebrities. Here's our compilation of the most talked-about engagement announcements this year.
by Tom Lohdan Would you like to see what goes on in the White House in real time? Since the US presidential campaigns in August 2012, Barack Obama has been actively participating in social media to address supporters and increase his…
Twitter Tussle is a nifty new app that pits words against each other in a popularity battle.
The world's most powerful take their thoughts to Twitter.
After Facebook's takeover of the free photo-sharing site in April 2012, the Zuckerberg firm is now considering making money off the platform. Would you agree?
Yahoo's most powerful woman asks public for suggestions on her first baby's name.
By the end of 2012, the Catholic community's most influential man will join the world's largest social media platform.
A Bulgarian blogger reveals that he purchased 1.1 million usernames and data off Facebook accounts for $5.