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Twitter Might Help You Lose Weight, Study Finds

Twitter Weight Loss

Twitter Weight LossWant to trim a few pounds off your waistline? According to a new study Twitter is actually helping many users lose weight.

Published by researchers at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health the report claims that Twitter’s support system has given people the motivation they need to drop their extra pounds. The study examined an op-in weight loss program which encouraged Twitter users to receive and share information about weight loss and their own goals.

According to the study every 10 posts to Twitter by the test group results in another 0.5% weight loss per participant. While many weight loss intervention programs already exist, such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, they are often more expensive and time consuming for participants.

If this study holds true the next big weight loss fade could literally involve sitting down in front of your computer for a little bit of time each day.  [Read more…]

Twitter And Nielsen Team Up To Improve Ratings System

Twitter and Nielsen Partnership

Twitter and Nielsen PartnershipNielsen Ratings has been called antiquated and out-of-touch with today’s media landscape, Twitter on the other hand offers semantic results that web browsers create through millions of interactions. Together the two company’s hope to create a TV measurement system that brings ratings to the twenty first century.

The new ratings metric will debut in Fall 2013 and while the Nielsen’s rating system will remain in place it will be complemented by new Twitter data that is presented on top of the SocialGuide platform created by NM Incite.

In its official press release Nielsen writes: [Read more…]

Flickr Announces Photo Filters, Uses Twitter Favored SDK Provider Aviary

Flickr Photo Filters

Flickr Photo Filters

Flickr on Wednesday announced a set of its own photo filters, the platform was created by the Aviary, the same company that provided an SDK package for Twitter’s recently announced photo filters.

On its blog Aviary writers:

“Now, all Flickr users, on web and mobile, can make their photos look amazing with Aviary’s tools, filters and effects.”

Aviary’s software development kit (SDK) works across various mobile operating system.  The system is funded by Spark Capital, Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman and Walgreens. [Read more…]

Twitter Cutting Some Tweets Down To 117 Characters

Twitter Shortener Services Leads to Shorter Tweets Allowed

Twitter Shortener Services Leads to Shorter Tweets AllowedIf you can’t collect your thoughts in 140 characters you might soon find yourself with 23 less. Twitter is planning to cut down URL containing tweets from 118 characters for HTTP links and just 117 for HTTPS containing URLs.

Currently a Tweet can scale to 119 characters when a Twitter URL shortener is used.

On Thursday Twitter announced the movie, noting that it was necessary because of upcoming changes to the Twitter t.co link wrapper. The new revision extends t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters for HTTP URLS and 21 to 23 characters for HTTPS links.

Because Twitter’s shortener service will now use more space Twitter will give up some space from a customers Tweets.  [Read more…]

Twitter Giving $1 Million In Free Advertising To Small Businesses On November 24

Twitter for Small Business

Twitter for Small Business

Twitter will give away $1 million in free ad credits to 10,000 small businesses on Saturday November 24.

The $100 in free credits per business will be offered to the first 10,000 businesses who apply and meet eligibility requirements for the program.

The money from the program can be used to purchase ad credits towards  Promoted Trends and Promoted Accounts on Twitter.

To qualify for the free $100 in advertising the business must be US based, be active on Twitter and be new to Twitter advertising. [Read more…]

Barack Obama Celebration Photo Becomes ‘Most Liked’ In Facebook History, Also Sets Twitter Record

Obama Photo

Obama PhotoPresident Barack Obama celebrated his victory on Tuesday night by sharing a photograph on his Facebook page. That photo which features the President in a warm embrace with First Lady Michelle Obama has quickly become the “most liked” photograph in the history of Facebook.

Under his photo was the simple caption “four more years.”

The Facebook page Facebook + Journalists revealed the new record at approximately 3 a.m. ET. According to the group:

 “With more than 2.1 million likes, this Barack Obama photo is the most-liked Facebook photo of all time.” [Read more…]

James Blunt Retires, Twitter Goes Crazy With Hilarious Tweets

James Blunt Twitter Retirement Jokes

James Blunt Twitter Retirement Jokes

Singer James Blunt announced on Monday that he was retiring from the music business and his announcement was met with hilarious Twitter messages.

Despite the singers massive number of sales (18 million albums), his five Grammy nominations and even two Brit Awards he apparently can’t get any respect.

Comments range from “James Blunt has announced that he is quitting the music industry. The US Army will have to come up with a new way of torturing POWs now” to “Good news, Jeremy Hunt! Warbler James Blunt has quit music, giving you a de-facto monopoly in the right-wing-dickhead-rhyming-slang market.”

Here are a few more tweet regarding the James Blunt retirement announcement:

Twitter Study Reveals The Secret To More Followers

Twitter stats by followers

Twitter stats by followersIf you want more Twitter followers you need to send out more tweets. That’s the basic premise behind a new study which examined billions of tweets in order to unlock the secret to obtaining Twitter followers.

Performed by Beevolve the social analytics research including analyzing 36 million user accounts with 28 billion tweets. On average the company was able to examine 794 tweets per person over a three year period.

The study found that people who send between 1 and 1000 tweets have on average 51-100 followers. People who tweets at least 10,000 messages have obtained 1,001 to 5,000 followers and people who send 15,000 tweets or more tend to have between 100,001 and 1 million followers.

There are of course exceptions, such as celebrities who can receive hundreds of thousands, even millions of followers just by sending their first tweet.  [Read more…]

Twitter Eyes Its Own Video Hosting Service

Twitter Online Video

Twitter Online VideoIf Twitter rumors are correct the social media micro-blogging service could soon replace third-party developers TwitVid, yFrog and VodPod while offering its own self-hosted video service. The company is rumored to currently be working on a service that would complement the photo sharing option the company rolled out earlier this year.

First reported by Mike Isaac of AllThingsD he claims:

“Twitter is considering building its own video-hosting technology.”

Isaac further ads that the move is meant to remove third-party video hosts because of compatibility issues:

“While these video services take some of the heavy lifting off Twitter, they also create difficulties.  For one, Twitter has no control over the changes others make to their products.  Yet often, Twitter must deal with the fallout when these changes occur.” [Read more…]

Kelly Clarkson Starts Accepting Twitter Song Requests During Concerts

Kelly Clarkson on Twitter

Kelly Clarkson on TwitterPop singer Kelly Clarkson has turned to Twitter in order to figure out what songs concertgoers want to hear during her live shows.

During her concert the hashtag #KCrequests is being used to determine song selection. Clarkson is currently on tour with The Fray.

Clarkson isn’t just accepting requests for her own songs, fans recently convinced her to belt out Florence and the Machine’s “Shake it Out,” Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” and the uber hit “Call Me Maybe” By Carly Rae Jepsen.

Kelly Clarkson’s Twitter song requests are nothing new, the rock band My Morning Jacket has been using the social network for song requests for a while.  [Read more…]