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Twitter: Yes, We Keep Your iPhone Contacts Too

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Thursday, February 16, 2012


Facebook Will Verify Celebs -- And Let Them Use a Fake Name
5:03:23 AM
Facebook will today start offering some users the possibility to verify their accounts, TechCrunch reports. The feature will start as invite-only, allowing public figures (in the beginning, only users with high subscriber counts will be invited)...

MSN Launches msnNOW Social Trends App on Facebook, Web and Mobile
12:00:55 AM
One of the Web's oldest portals, MSN, is about to dive headfirst into one of the Internet's hottest trends: Social Media. No, Microsoft, which runs MSN, is not launching its own social network. Instead, the 17-year-old content destination is...

The Jeremy Lin Meme Roundup [PICS]
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:43 PM
New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has certainly taken the Internet by storm over the past week or so. But his legend has not yet birthed a single, definitive uber-meme akin to "Tebowing," the drop-to-one-knee-and-pray craze that dominate the...

How Much Do Sports Fans Love Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:31 PM
Sports and social media are a marriage made in heaven. News and score updates break constantly. Heated debate is a big part of the fun. And fans love any chance to interact with the athletes they idolize. But just how much do sports fans love and...

Adele Raked in More Than 10,000 Tweets Per Second During Grammys
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:45 PM
Throngs of Twitter users logged on to the site during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, with over 10,000 tweets sent every second in the moments after Adele won Record of the Year. Twitter wrote via a blog post on Wednesday that a...

Golf, Meet Social Media: PGA Tour Gets First Branded Hashtag
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:52 PM
Even golf -- that centuries-old Scottish sport stereotyped as rich old white guys puttering around in goofy outfits -- has hopped aboard the social media train. At the Northern Trust Open this week, golfers sponsored by the TaylorMade brand are...

Facebook Timeline for Brands Coming Later This Month [REPORT]
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:34 PM
Facebook is planning to make its new Timeline format available for brands later this month, according to a report. Citing "executives briefed on Facebook's plans," Ad Age is reporting that Facebook will use its Feb. 29 conference for marketers in...

Facebook Police: German Cops Get Social Media Users to ID Suspects [VIDEO]
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:55 PM
Police lineups in Germany have gone digital, with Hanover Police asking people to identify photofits of crime suspects on its Facebook page. The police department has nabbed eight criminals since March 2011 when it started crowdsourcing suspects'...

Samsung's Anti-Apple Ad Wins Twitter's First Ad Scrimmage
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:38 PM
The 2012 Twitter Ad Scrimmage pitted Marvel superheroes against David Beckham, M&M characters and supermodel Adriana Lima. But Samsung's "Thing Called Love" ad, featuring the upcoming Galaxy Note, was this year's Twitter favorite, taking home the...

The Future of Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:55 PM
Users of social networks are getting tired of sharing -- but that doesn't mean sharing is on the decline. A new study analyzes sharing behaviors on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and makes predictions for the future of sharing. Digital agency...

Twitter: Yes, We Keep Your iPhone Contacts Too
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:02 PM
Twitter has acknowledged the "Find Friends" feature on its iPhone app stores contact lists on its servers, echoing a recent controversy surrounding the Path iOS app. UPDATE: Wednesday afternoon, Apple issued a statement saying iOS apps accessing...

Twitter Tool Will Help Journalists Break News [VIDEO]
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:44 PM
A new software tool will help journalists see breaking news tweets as they are happening. The program, called Seriously Rapid Source Review, is still under development -- but will act like a sieve that pull tweets from key sources currently...

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