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mediaite:

Don’t worry everyone, AP’s Twitter just got hacked.

Twitter agrees to censorship in some countries

matthewkeys:

From the Twitter company blog:

Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.

We haven’t yet used this ability, but if and when we are required to withhold a Tweet in a specific country, we will attempt to let the user know, and we will clearly mark when the content has been withheld.

"I don’t know how influential Twitter really is. I don’t think any of us are sitting around going, ‘Boy, if we can get people to tweet more, the ratings are going to go up.’ "

Preston Beckman, Fox’s longtime scheduling chief who is now a strategic adviser to the network. He’s one of many senior TV executives who remain dubious—if not disdainful—of  Twitter.

Now, activity on Twitter will influence Nielsen’s TV ratings. Here, an inside look at Twitter’s TV-powered, profitable future.

(via fastcompany)

"So, we’re back to religious figures handing down statements on tablets." Heidi Moore, of the Guardian, on the the Pope tweeting from an iPad (via brooklynmutt)
Pull up a chair and enjoy the Twitter election

justbeingseriouslysocial:

No matter which political side you’re on, you’ll enjoy the chatter on Twitter which “makes the (political) pundits obsolete before they can even get to their microphones.”

Twitter […] is for interests. The people you follow are the people you would be happy to debate in the lunch hall. You can track hashtags for particular topics and events. You can scroll quickly past a tweet that isn’t providing nutrition. You can skip right to relevance and slake your thirst for instant context and community. […] On Twitter, you are part of the conversation, part of the political process, creator and consumer of your own campaign narrative. Even though not every voter is on Twitter – it has only 140 million users worldwide – the influencers are. And yes, that was also true of the 2008 election. But not on this scale, not with this emotional force, and not, by any means, to the extent where you could sensibly claim that 140 characters can swing an election.

theweekmagazine:

In the social-media war between Obama and Romney, one appears to be ahead. Take a look at the numbers: 
1.2 million — New Facebook followers Obama gained in a burst last week following the second presidential debate21.2 million — Number of Twitter followers Obama has1.5 million — Number of Twitter followers Romney has
37 — Tweets Obama’s campaign sent out during the second debate117,374 — Times they were retweeted2 — Tweets Romney’s campaign sent out during the second debate6,810 — Times they were retweeted
More numbers…

theweekmagazine:

In the social-media war between Obama and Romney, one appears to be ahead. Take a look at the numbers

1.2 millionNew Facebook followers Obama gained in a burst last week following the second presidential debate

21.2 millionNumber of Twitter followers Obama has

1.5 millionNumber of Twitter followers Romney has

37Tweets Obama’s campaign sent out during the second debate

117,374Times they were retweeted

2Tweets Romney’s campaign sent out during the second debate

6,810Times they were retweeted

More numbers…

(Source: theweek.com)

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