Non-media are asked to write in a “diary-type format” and “not in the role of a journalist.” They “must not report on competition or comment on the activities of other participants,” which sounds like a pretty dull diary. Athletes and others who take pictures inside the Olympic Village are supposed to get the subjects’ permission before sharing anything.
Apple and Twitter did do some courting, but it was a while back, so the Journal was right.Twitter don’t need the dough — it has a big amount of money in its kitty, so the Times was right.
Nothing to see here.
Tapbots released a public alpha today.
Lots of tinfoil hat, bat-shit insane talk right there. What annoys me to no end is that Curtis omits an important part of this story.
59% are concerned that Facebook will destroy the simple and elegant Instagram user experience as Facebook begins to integrate the photo service with its platform. 73% think that Twitter as the new Instagram owner would be taken better care of the Instagram users.
Twitter added swipe shortcut, copy and paste, link love and some other things.
This is a great update.
Tweeting or checking emails may be harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, according to researchers who tried to measure how well people could resist their desires.They even claim that while sleep and sex may be stronger urges, people are more likely to give in to longings or cravings to use social and other media.
When Van Bryan and Bunting arrived in the US, they were immediately detained by officials at Los Angeles International Airport, held by armed guards and questioned for over five hours before they were “handcuffed, put in a van with illegal immigrants and locked up overnight.”
David Kravets for Wired: The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to clarify on what grounds public schools may punish students for their off-campus, online speech. The justices have not squarely addressed the student-speech issue as it applies to the digital world … Continued
After getting raked over the coals for voicing an unpopular comment about Penn State coach Joe Paterno, Ashton Kutcher is handing his Twitter account off to a PR agency. Weaksauce!
Melanie Coulson on how journalists should retweet: I too, am going to propose something radical. I propose that we trust journalists to think for themselves. We are professionals, after all. I agree. I’ve always said that if you don’t trust … Continued
Jeff Sonderman offers a suggestion for journalists using Twitter to retweet thought-provoking comments without appearing biased – the “neutral retweet.”
Enjoy Twitter while on a walk, stuck in traffic, in the kitchen, or on the go. Tweet Speaker lets you listen to news, sports, humor, and the musings of interesting people on Twitter — a sort of live podcast of … Continued
Rob Pegoraro: I first wrote this post on my public Facebook page in May of 2010 as a response to friend requests from readers, publicists and other people whom I hadn’t actually met. Since then, things have changed: Facebook’s privacy … Continued
I was having a beer and talking to someone at WWDC (I can’t remember who — probably the beer’s fault) and he pointed out something that is true for me too. I follow people, not companies. That holds true for … Continued
Twitter on Monday said it now has more than 1 million registered applications on its network.
Marco Arment on Thursday released a major update for his popular Instapaper service.
Twitter on Wednesday updated its iPhone app, fixing a feature included in last week’s update, called the QuickBar.
Sometimes an app gets updated, and despite the developers best intentions (at least we hope), it goes terribly wrong. That’s what happened with the latest Twitter for iPhone release. With the addition of the QuickBar, Twitter for iPhone lost a … Continued
Like many users today, I updated to the new Twitter for iPhone when it became available on the App Store. I must say, I’m not as upset as some people are with the update, but there are a couple of … Continued
Here’s an interesting tidbit of news. Joshua Schnell noticed today that if you paste an App Store link into the Twitter Web site, it will populate your tweet with information from the app on iTunes. Kind of cool that they … Continued
TiVo announced on its blog that its TiVo Premiere app is now available from the App Store. The software lets you control your TiVo digital video recorder (DVR) using an iPad, but only works with TiVo’s new Premiere devices, not … Continued
If you’re planning on driving around Nevada during this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you might benefit from turn-by-turn directions to points of interest using your iPhone. That’s why Navigon and Audio have teamed up to provide Audi Las Vegas Navigator … Continued
Facebook has reportedly raised $500 million, $450 million from Goldman Sachs and another $50 million from Russian investment group, Digital Sky Technologies. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Zynga Game Network and also the focus of an SEC probe into private shares … Continued
Search giant Google reportedly offered to buy Twitter for between $2.5 billion and $4 billion.
If you use the official Twitter app for the iPhone or iPad, you’ll be interested to know about a significant update released tonight. Among the new features is push notifications for messages and mentions. There are some other great improvements … Continued
Apple and Twitter have teamed up to allow users of Apple’s Ping social networking service to share items between iTunes and your Twitter feed.
Second Gear released a new, free iPhone and iPod touch app on Tuesday, called Shareables. The app makes it easy for users to share URLs with their friends on popular social networking sites.
A new app from iOS software engineer, Steve Streza, gives users access to a number of search engines from its interface. While the app is as slick as many iPhone app, it doesn’t use Apple’s iPhone SDK, it’s a Web … Continued