How Twitter Will Grow in 2014
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 06, 2014
Twitter makes its first financial report as a public company as it plots a path forward to build a better Twitter.
Tags: Twitter, microblogging, social media
Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Launch Newspapers?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 16, 2013
People get their news from social media. Why don't Facebook, Twitter and Google just take over the news business?
Tags: Facebook, google+, social media, Twitter
Hackers Hijack Reuters Twitter Account
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 30, 2013
Activists with the Syrian Electronic Army also targeted the White House.
Tags: Twitter, Syrian Electronic Army, hacktivists, hackers
Facebook Adds #Hashtags
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 13, 2013
The social network is copying the idea from Twitter.
Tags: Facebook, hashtags, Twitter, social networking
Tech Firms Push for Transparency in U.S. Data Requests
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook want to explain how they comply with surveillance requests.
Tags: Surveillance, Twitter, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, transparency, U.S., FISA, government
Twitter Debuts Two-Factor Authentication
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2013
The security measure will make it tougher to hijack accounts.
Tags: Twitter, two-factor authentication, hack attacks, hackers
Survey: Facebook, Twitter Listed as Top Enterprise Collaboration Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 20, 2013
Enterprise users may not understand the difference between true enterprise collaboration platforms and consumer social networking services.
Tags: ibm connections, Salesforce Chatter, survey, microsoft sharepoint, enterprise social networking, software, Twitter, Facebook
EFF Privacy Ratings: Twitter Ranks High, Verizon Low
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 02, 2013
Apple, AT&T, MySpace and Yahoo also scored poorly.
Tags: Yahoo, Apple, Verizon, MySpace, EFF, privacy, Comcast, Twitter
Report: Twitter Testing Two-Factor Authentication
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
A high-profile hack on the AP Twitter feed is prompting a closer look at security.
Tags: hacking, two-factor authentication, social media, Twitter
Anonymous Attacks North Korea
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 04, 2013
Hactivists have gained access to government-run Twitter and Flickr accounts.
Tags: hacktivist, government, North Korea, Flickr, Anonymous, Twitter, hacker
Russia Begins Censoring Some Internet Content
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
Social networking sites have been ordered to remove some content.
Tags: Internet, government, social networking, Twitter, YouTube, Russia, censorship, Facebook
Microsoft's Bing Gets More Social
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 22, 2013
The search engine is more tightly integrated with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tags: Bing, LinkedIn, Klout, Twitter, Microsoft, Facebook, search engine
Report: Facebook to Introduce Hashtags
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 15, 2013
The move would bring Facebook into more direct competition with Twitter.
Tags: hashtags, Facebook, social media, Twitter
Pew: Twitter Doesn't Reflect Public Opinion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 05, 2013
Tweeters tend to express negative opinions about almost everything.
Tags: Pew, social media, Twitter
Google+ Adds Sign-In Features
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 26, 2013
Soon, users may be able to sign into websites and apps with their Google+ credentials.
Tags: Facebook, authentication, Google, Twitter, social networking, Google+ API
Industrial Hacking Isn’t Just Made In China
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 20, 2013
Suddenly, everybody's doing it. And if Google executive Eric Schmidt is right, honest companies don't stand a chance.
Tags: Twitter, security, hacking
Twitter Enables Search for Old Tweets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 08, 2013
However, search capabilities will be limited to top tweets.
Tags: search, Twitter, social networking, tweet, archive
Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Firm Bluefin Labs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 06, 2013
Bluefin helps analyze what people are saying about TV shows in social media.
Tags: analytics, Twitter, merger and acquistion activity, social media
Twitter Hack Affects 250,000 Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 04, 2013
The hackers got away with usernames and encrypted/salted passwords.
Tags: cyberattack, hacker, Twitter, hack attacks, social networking
Twitter Suffers Another Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
This was the service's third outage this month.
Tags: service, server, Web, Twitter, outage, downtime, social networking
Library of Congress Has Archived 170 Billion Tweets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 08, 2013
The ever-growing dataset isn't yet available to outside researchers.
Tags: archive, library, tweet, big data, Twitter
Twitter Now Allows Users to Download Their History of Tweets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 17, 2012
The company is rolling out the new feature now.
Tags: tweets, history, archive, Twitter
The Year in Tweets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 11, 2012
Twitter has released its recap of the year's top tweets.
Tags: tweet, Twitter
Understanding Facebook's Monopoly
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 28, 2012
Anti-trust regulators are living in the past. Here's why Facebook is technology's number-one monopoly.
Tags: Twitter, google+, LinkedIn, social media, Facebook
Twitter Resets Passwords for Thousands of Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 09, 2012
The mico-blogging service says some passwords were compromised.
Tags: hack, password, cyberattack, phishing, Twitter
Making the Case Against Patent Trolls
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 11, 2012
As studies detail the impact of patent trolls, tech companies are fighting back.
Tags: Twitter, patent lawsuit, Netgear, Motorola, Cisco
Is Video Coming to Twitter?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 10, 2012
Reports suggest the microblogging service may have bought a video hosting company or it may be building its own.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, Twitter, video, microblogging
The Social Smart Watch: A Timely Idea
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 03, 2012
Forget the Facebook phone. Facebook needs a watch. So does Google and Twitter.
Tags: Google, Twitter, Facebook, social media
Twitter Revamps Mobile Apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 18, 2012
The micro-blogging service gets a new look.
Tags: mobile app, Android, Twitter, iPhone, iPad
Facebook's and Twitter's Dirty Little Secret
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 05, 2012
Don’t tell anyone, but a shockingly high percentage of social activity is fake.
Tags: Twitter, Facebook, social media
The Open Source Technology Behind Every Tweet
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 30, 2012
Every time you use twitter, you're using open source technology.
Tags: Twitter, open source
Why Blocking People Makes the World a Better Place
By Mike Elgan | Article Published August 29, 2012
Do you hesitate to block people on social networks? If so, you shouldn’t. Blocking is a virtue.
Tags: google+, Facebook, Twitter
Twitter Joins Linux Foundation
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 27, 2012
Inktank and Servergy have also joined the open source support organization.
Tags: Twitter, Linux, Linux Foundation, open source
Why I Love Ad-Supported Social Sites
By Mike Elgan | Article Published August 16, 2012
Everybody loves to hate advertising on social networks. But ads make the world a better place. I’ll prove it to you.
Tags: social business, Facebook, Twitter, google+
Twitter Apologizes for Outage Ahead of Olympics
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 27, 2012
The micro-blogging service blames downtime on infrastructure problems.
Tags: downtime, outage, Twitter, Olympics
Twitter Will Be Official Narrator for the Olympics
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 23, 2012
The micro-blogging service will offer a curated Olympics hub covering the event.
Tags: Olympics, advertising, Twitter
Twitter Crashes Hard, Internet Freaks Out
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 22, 2012
The microblogging service experienced its longest outage in eight months.
Tags: downtime, Twitter, outage
Twitter Hits 400 Million Tweets Per Day, Mostly Mobile
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 07, 2012
CEO Dick Costolo said that on some days company makes more money from mobile ads than from desktop ads.
Tags: Twitter, Ads, tweets, mobile
The 10 Biggest Social Media Lies
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 24, 2012
Forget what you know about Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The truth doesn't match the myths.
Tags: social media, Twitter, Facebook
Twitter Will Email You Top Stories From Your Feed
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 15, 2012
The micro-blogging service is adding a new e-mail digest feature.
Tags: email, Twitter
Bing Revamped With Clearer Social Content
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 11, 2012
Microsoft's search engine has a new three-panel look and closer integration with Facebook.
Tags: Facebook, search engine, Twitter, Google, Microsoft Bing
Twitter Breach Exposes 55,000 Accounts, Mostly Spambots
By Datamation Contributor | Article Published May 09, 2012
Twitter has reset the passwords for the affected accounts.
Tags: Twitter, Security Breaches, spam
Why Governments and Corporations Fear Social Media
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 02, 2012
Social media connects everyone to everyone and makes communication many-to-many.
Tags: Twitter, Apple, Facebook, social media
Greenpeace Gives Apple, Amazon Low Marks for 'Dirty' Clouds
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 18, 2012
Google and Facebook receive praise for environmentally friendly data centers.
Tags: Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, cloud computing, Amazon, Greenpeace
Twitter Sues Alleged Spammers and Spam Tool Providers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 06, 2012
The company says it is going after "five of the most aggressive tool providers and spammers" with a federal lawsuit.
Tags: Twitter, lawsuit, spam
Twitter Stores Full Mobile Contact List for 18 Months
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 15, 2012
Another smartphone app maker is storing contact information without telling users.
Study: Only About a Third of Tweets Are Worth Reading
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 02, 2012
Followers don't want to know what you just ate or how you feel, but they don't mind a little self-promotion.
Tags: Twitter, tweet, research
Twitter's Country-Specific Censorship Tool Prompts User Protest
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 27, 2012
A new tool will allow the service to block tweets in certain countries when the messages violate local laws.
Tags: censorship, Twitter
Why Twitter, Facebook and Google Need to Be More Social
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 11, 2012
Users should advocate solutions that result in Twitter and Facebook social data enjoying an equal footing with Google+ in search results.
Tags: Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Google
Twitter Unhappy About Google's Social Search Changes
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 11, 2012
The micro-blogging service calls the new "Search plus your world" feature "bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users."
Tags: Google, Twitter, search
A Dispute Over Who Owns a Twitter Account Goes to Court
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 26, 2011
An upcoming court case could set a precedent about whether employees who tweet on behalf of employers can keep their Twitter handles.
Tags: Twitter, lawsuits
Why Your Company Needs Google+ ASAP
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 10, 2011
The first mover advantage in a major social networ represents precious brand building power.
Tags: social networking, google+, Twitter, Facebook
Facebook? Google+? Twitter? MySpace? (A Social Personality Test)
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 19, 2011
Is one of the social networks better than than others -- or better for your own personal use?
Tags: social networking, MySpace, Google +, Facebook, Twitter
Updates Improve Facebook and Twitter Connections
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 19, 2011
New changes will make it possible to send Facebook updates directly to a Twitter account.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter
Twitter Releases Web Analytics Tool
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 14, 2011
It will now be easier for companies to see how much traffic their websites are getting from Twitter and how well their Tweet buttons are performing.
Twitter Has 100 Million Active Users
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 09, 2011
55 million people log in to the service from mobile devices every month.
Microsoft Renews Its Real-Time Search Vows with Twitter
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 07, 2011
The companies are not releasing the terms of the agreement.
Tags: Bing, Twitter
Are You Ready for the Social Enterprise?
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published September 06, 2011
Businesses are increasingly incorporating social networking tools into their workflow and products.
Tags: social networking, Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce
Londoners Use Twitter to Coordinate Riot Cleanup
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 10, 2011
The @RiotCleanup Twitter feed is posting locations for riot cleanup as well as advice on what to do and bring.
Pope Benedict Tweets for the First Time
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 29, 2011
The holiest tweet ever announced a new Vatican Web site and was sent from the pope's iPad.
Blogs, Facebook, Twitter: And the Winner Is....
By James Maguire | Article Published February 23, 2011
Blogs, Facebook, Twitter: And the Winner Is....
Tags: blogs, Facebook, Twitter
How to Fail at Social Media (Hint: Never Listen)
By James Maguire | Article Published February 15, 2011
How to Fail at Social Media (Hint: Never Listen)
Tags: Twitter, social media, LinkedIn, Facebook
Internet, Telecom Networks Shut Down in Egypt
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 28, 2011
Government authorities order communications providers to unplug infrastructure in an effort to curb further protests, a wholesale blackout that an intelligence firm describes as unprecedented in Internet history.
Tags: Twitter, Facebook, censorship, telecom, security
Twitter Ad Revenue Projected to Triple in 2011
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 24, 2011
Research firm eMarketer is bullish on Twitter, projecting that the microblogging phenomenon is poised to start ratcheting up its advertising operation amid sharp growth in social media spending.
Tags: advertising tools, Facebook, social networking, social media advertising, Twitter
Internet Building the Hive, Driving Engagement: Pew
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 18, 2011
New research from Pew Internet Project highlights the dramatic effect Internet-enabled technologies are having on Americans' ability to form communities.
Tags: social networking, Internet, Facebook, Web, Twitter
DoJ Leans on Twitter for WikiLeaks Information
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 10, 2011
Probing the mass release of secret government documents, the Justice Department goes to court to wrest information from Twitter about principals in the case, including Julian Assange and the Army private accused of facilitating the leak.
Tags: DOJ, Julian Assange, Twitter, security, Wikileaks
Twitter in Use by 8% of Americans: Pew
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 09, 2010
Venerable research organization offers revealing look at the user base of the popular microblogging service.
Tags: microblogging, social media, social networking, Pew Research Center, Twitter
The New Black Friday: Get the Best Deals
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 10, 2010
Use technology -- and smart strategy -- to get the lowest prices on Black Friday.
Tags: Twitter, ecommerce, Facebook, Black Friday, online shopping
Yahoo Revamps Webmail With Social Tint
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 27, 2010
Web pioneer continues its overhaul efforts with a makeover of its popular Webmail service, targeting social features with a focus on security.
Tags: cloud computing, email, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter
Boost your Twitter Productivity with these Tools
By James Maguire | Article Published October 27, 2010
Boost your Twitter Productivity with these Tools
Tags: Twitter, tweet
Google's Search Appliance Connects to the Cloud
By David Needle | Article Published October 18, 2010
Cloud Connect feature for Google's GSA adds personalized results from Google Docs, Google Sites and Twitter.
Tags: Google, Twitter, GSA, Google search, enterprise search
Americans Love Social Nets; Europeans Text Happy: Survey
By Larry Barrett | Article Published October 11, 2010
New mobile usage survey finds that Europeans love to text, Americans can't get enough of Facebook and Japanese access the most apps with their smartphones.
Tags: Facebook, mobile apps, iphone apps, Twitter, iPhone
Twitter Aims to Expand Content With Redesign
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 15, 2010
Microblogging service unveils a sweeping set of changes to its layout in an effort to clear away the clutter and highlight the value of the service.
Tags: Twitter, Social Business Intelligence, Social Networking Tools, social business software, microblogging
Who Says Social Networking Is a Young Man's Game?
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 30, 2010
In a clear sign that social technology has gone mainstream, new report from the Pew Internet Project finds that the portion of Americans 50 or older using social networking sites has nearly doubled over the past year.
Tags: social networking, Facebook, Pew Research Center, Twitter, social media
IT Comes in Second Among Employers Using Social Media
By David Needle | Article Published August 18, 2010
In a new survey by CareerBuilder, over one-third of employers said they're using social media to promote their organizations. IT was high on the list, but guess which industry came in first?
Tags: social networking, IT Jobs/Salary, Twitter, social media, Facebook