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Twitter News

  1. 1. Twitter News from AccuraCast Search Daily News
  2. 2. ReTweet Button Growth Disproportionate To Usage <ul><li>24/08/09 </li></ul><ul><li>TweetMeme, a service that monitors the popularity of tweets and links being sent out on Twitter, has itself grown rapidly in the past few months, due to the extremely popular retweet buttons. Usage of the service, though, has not quite kept up with this growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Retweet button growth </li></ul>
  3. 3. 40 Percent Of Twitter Just Pointless Babble <ul><li>17/08/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing analytics company, Pear Analytics, recently conducted a study about the type of Tweets being sent out on Twitter. They found that over 40% of tweets were just “pointless babble” </li></ul><ul><li>40% of twitter pointless babble </li></ul>
  4. 4. Twitter To The Defense Of NHS <ul><li>14/08/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever the Americans (Republicans in particular) may think of the UK’s National Health Service, the Brits obviously love it - so much that when someone criticised it, they tweeted enough in defense of the NHS to bring Twitter down. </li></ul><ul><li>NHS defended on Twitter </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Twitter Links Than Facebook In Email <ul><li>05/08/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Facebook and Twitter in email marketing campaigns have increased drastically over the last couple of years. In the same time period, the ratio of number of emails linking to Facebook and to Twitter has reversed. </li></ul><ul><li>More people link to Twitter in their emails </li></ul>
  6. 6. Twitter’s New Homepage <ul><li>31/07/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter has been trying to expand their user base, and as a positive step in that direction, they have changed their homepage. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter’s new homepage </li></ul>
  7. 7. Traditional Media Delivers News Faster Than Social Media <ul><li>20/07/09 </li></ul><ul><li>A number of recent major news events and breaking news stories were reported first on blogs and microblogging sites like Twitter. However a study conducted at Cornell University finds that traditional media still remains vital in delivering the news first. </li></ul><ul><li>Social media delivers news slower </li></ul>
  8. 8. Did Twitter Really Destroy Bruno? <ul><li>16/07/09 </li></ul><ul><li>The success or failure of a movie is traditionally judged by its box office collections over the very first weekend of its release. However in the case of the movie Bruno, some believe its success is determined by the nature of tweets about the movie. </li></ul><ul><li>Did Twitter really destroy Bruno? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Microsoft Trumps Google Again With BingTweets <ul><li>15/07/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft is really sticking to the promise they made of providing further innovations to their new decision engine, Bing. Following closely on the heels of the integration of Bing into Hotmail, they have now presented another novel service called BingTweets. </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft real-time search via BingTweets </li></ul>
  10. 10. Women Favor Blogs Over Twitter <ul><li>14/05/09 </li></ul><ul><li>The 2009 Women in Social Media Study conducted by BlogHer, iVillage, and Compass partners revealed some very interesting habits of women as far as the use of blogs and other forms of social media are concerned. </li></ul><ul><li>Women favor blogs over Twitter </li></ul>
  11. 11. Twitter Search To Start Indexing Web Content <ul><li>12/05/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Santosh Jayaram, the new V.P. of Operations at Twitter recently said that they will soon start crawling and indexing links that are posted on Twitter. This means that Twitter search results could include several web pages that are crawled from links within tweets. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter search to index Web content </li></ul>
  12. 12. How Loyal Are Twitter Users? <ul><li>06/05/09 </li></ul><ul><li>It is a well known fact that Twitter has grown at an explosive rate lately - their unique audience was up 100% in March - however, the site does not seem to be very addictive to its new users. </li></ul><ul><li>60% new Twitter users desert site in 1 month </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Terminator On Twitter <ul><li>24/04/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Soon to be launched movie, Terminator Salvation, has tapped into Twitter with a whole new concept for self promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>The Terminator on Twitter </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Race For One Million Twitter Followers <ul><li>17/04/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter is growing by leaps and bounds. Its following grew by an unbelievable 75% from February to March this year, with site visits doubling. The site has its celebrity users to thank for this sudden growth spurt. </li></ul><ul><li>@AplusK 1 st with 1,000,000 Twitter followers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Popular Brands Succumb To Sneaky Twitter Advertising <ul><li>14/04/09 </li></ul><ul><li>A number of popular brands have been recently caught paying for undercover publicity on Twitter. These brands are paying Twitter users, via the Magpie ad network, to tweet about their products. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular brands use sneaky Twitter advertising </li></ul>
  16. 16. Twitter To The Rescue Of Small Businesses <ul><li>27/03/09 </li></ul><ul><li>In these days of recession, all possible money saving measures are helpful. As the saying goes, ‘A penny saved is a penny earned’. It has been found that the popular micro-blogging site Twitter is helping small businesses to do just that. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter great for small business marketing </li></ul>
  17. 17. Where Do People Go From Twitter? <ul><li>18/03/09 </li></ul><ul><li>It has long been felt that people go downstream to Twitter from sites such as Google and Facebook. However, a recent post from analytics firm Hitwise, shows that the reverse is also true. </li></ul><ul><li>Where do people go from Twitter? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why Facebook Failed To Takeover Twitter <ul><li>03/03/09 </li></ul><ul><li>During a recent interview with Business Week, Facebook’s Director and one of its largest investors, Peter Thiel, publicly confirmed for the first time that Facebook and Twitter had been in serious talks with each other but the deal failed over disagreements regarding price and structure. </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook fails to takeover Twitter </li></ul>
  19. 19. Integrating Search Into Twitter <ul><li>26/02/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter is testing an integrated search feature on their main site. The test is currently available in beta to a handful of signed in users. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating search into Twitter </li></ul>
  20. 20. Did You Know That StumbleUpon Is Bigger Than Twitter? <ul><li>09/02/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Social discovery site, StumbleUpon is not the most hyped or talked-about site in the social medium. Yet, it has reportedly accumulated over 7 million users, making it almost 50% larger than the much-hyped Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>StumbleUpon was once bigger than Twitter </li></ul>
  21. 21. More Twitter News <ul><li>For more news on Twitter please visit: AccuraCast Search Daily News - Twitter/ </li></ul>