The top 5 moments from the Denver Debate – in tweets per minute

10.3 million tweets were sent during the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. That is 114,000 tweets per minute (tpm) and shows that Americans were paying attention 다운로드. Here are the moments that generated the most discussion, from the Twitter Blog:

  1. 159,000 tpm – Jim Lehrer quips – “Let’s not”
  2. 153,000 tpm – Obama – “I had five seconds”
  3. 150,000 tpm – Discussion of Medicare
  4. 140,000 tpm – Romney spars with Lehrer over rules
  5. 138,000 tpm – Obama calls Romney plan – “never mind”

And, #6 was Romney mentioning Obamacare, #7 was the Big Bird incident 다운로드.

 

source: Twitter Blog

 

This was the most tweeted about political event in history, and there are more three debates 다운로드. The Vice Presidential debate is next Thursday, October 11, 2012.

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Mirror, mirror – which social network is the greatest of them all? — Customer satisfaction ratings

For the third year, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) asked 70,000 people how they feel about the top social media sites. And Google+ and Wikipedia are the winners – from Marketing Land:

  • Google+, Wikipedia – 78 points
  • YouTube – 73
  • Pinterest – 69
  • Twitter – 64
  • Linkedin – 63
  • Facebook – 61

 

source: Marketing Land

 

Apparently, Timeline is still angering folks after all these months 다운로드. Not to mention Facebook’s privacy issues and ads that are “intrusive, irrelevant, and repetitive.” It may take Facebook a while to climb out of that hole 다운로드.

Meanwhile, Google+ has yet to anger anybody and has a few bright spots. High ratings were given to the site’s privacy policy, lack of ads, and a “superior mobile experience.”

One thing to keep in mind – these ratings are so poor that only cable, newspapers, and the airlines received worse scores Lg bridge download. Ouch. I guess we’re not too satisfied with our social networks.

Twitter wants to bring back intimacy – could replace follower count with new metric

Twitter has lost its intimacy and it’s not their fault. The site has grown beyond everyone’s expectations becoming a place for Middle East Revolution and celebrity obsession n 스토어 영화. For chatting with your favorite company and following the best news sources. But all this growth lost the warmth of having a quality groups of friends to Tweet 웹서버 디렉토리 다운로드.

The company has plans to change this, as Buzzfeed reports, “follower counts may soon become the second most important number to users.” Twitter Board Member, Ev Williams, hinted that the new metric may be something more personal 법정동 shp. Like measuring your reach through favorites, retweets, and views. “The dream metric,” he said, “is how many people saw your tweet.”

This could be an interesting change for the company 다운로드. They cannot diminish the value of followers for big brands since they are making a truckload of money off it lullaby. But for regular people followers don’t mean much, they want quality interactions and interesting people.

This could be a big move for Twitter and a necessary one because Facebook is already doing it 소득공제 신고서 다운로드.

 

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The accidental history of the @ symbol

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From Smithsonian Magazine:

Called the “snail” by Italians and the “monkey tail” by the Dutch, @ is the sine qua non of electronic communication, thanks to e-mail addresses and Twitter handles…The origin of the symbol itself, one of the most graceful characters on the keyboard, is something of a mystery 다운로드. One theory is that medieval monks…

 

A fun read…the once useless symbol becomes the hero of the digital generation 다운로드!

 

 

// Image: a screenshot of the Wikipedia page for @

Google Plus releases more user stats – is it now valued at $10 billion?

Google Plus is quietly creeping into the mainstream. While many disparaged it as a flash and burn site, the social network is continuing to grow. It now has 400 million users and, according to Casey Newton of c|net, 100 million of those are active users 다운로드. Compare that to Facebook’s latest numbers, 955 million users with 552 million active users 다운로드.

If you take that Google Plus has half the users of Facebook or 20% of their active users, and you take the current valuation of Facebook at $46 billion, does that mean Google Plus is worth $10-20 billion 다운로드?

Did Google just pull $10 billion out of hat?

Certainly something to consider, especially as the site becomes more important to the company 오펀블랙 다운로드. It has been integrated across all of their products, including YouTube and Gmail, adding a layer of social to every Google site. Something that can bring about unexpected innovations, for example, users can +1 apps for Android phones 유튜브 mp4 1080p 다운로드. A great way to siphon off the best Android apps and something I expect Apple craves.

In terms of numbers, Google said this social layer adds 50 million active users, bringing their total number to 150 million 다운로드. And that makes Google Plus more important than most think. Indeed, Twitter only recently passed the 500 million user mark, with 170 million active users 네로7.

 

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List of engineering blogs from top companies – Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb, Linkedin, Foursquare, Tumblr

RC3. org – A list of engineering blogs

…technology trends of the past few years has been the emergence of engineering blogs 도라에몽 극장판 달 탐사기 다운로드. They are, mostly, a recruiting tool, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn a lot about how companies operating at varying levels of maturity and scale go about their business 다운로드.

A few examples:

  • Building a recommendation engine, foursquare style explains the computational shortcuts you can take when you’re dealing with a lot of data 아이작 애프터버스 세이브파일 다운로드.
  • Creating an interface for geofences is a look at how Flickr built an interesting feature.

 

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The 9 members of China’s communist party who rule the country

 

It is a great piece that shares little known facts about the Rising Tiger, like all the elites dye their hair black (usually with “jet-black pompadours”) and only go gray once they retire or are imprisoned 파워포인트2010 체험판 다운로드.

Others like how leaders are chosen every 5 years at the National Congress and the preferable color of tie is red.

The last one was held in 2007, which means that we are due 다운로드. The reigning group of elites, made up of 9 men, are very powerful and completely in control of this vast country. This group includes current president Hu Jintao, and his possible replacements Xi Jinping and Wang Yang 다운로드.

After them are seven more individuals who each hold immense amount of power and sway. The Foreign Policy article has bios for each of them, here is one:

 

Wang Qishan

The mayor of Beijing from 2003 to 2007, Wang Qishan is currently the vice premier responsible for economic, energy, and financial affairs, serving under outgoing premier Wen 다운로드. Wang’s former counterpart, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, called him “decisive and inquisitive,” with a “wicked sense of humor.” The son-in-law of the late Vice Premier Yao Yilin, Wang is one of the princelings, a group of often high-ranking leaders who are the sons and daughters of top officials 카드워즈 다운로드. Chinese political observers see princelings like Wang as more closely allied with the leadership faction of former President Jiang Zemin than that of current President Hu Jintao 윈도우 8.1 순정 iso파일 다운로드. Brookings’ Li thinks Wang, nicknamed “chief of the fire brigade” for his competence amid crisis, is almost certain to obtain a seat on the Standing Committee 다운로드.

 

The rest of them are just as interesting, keep reading – Meet China’s Next Leaders

 

 

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Twitter measures your feelings about Obama and Romney – Twitter Political Index

One glance at the numbers, and it’s easy to see why pundits are already calling 2012 “the Twitter election.” More Tweets are sent every two days today than had ever been sent prior to Election Day 2008 — and Election Day 2008’s Tweet volume represents only about six minutes of Tweets today 다운로드.

All this explosive growth in conversation has fueled Twitter as a platform for civic debate and created a massive data set for analysis.

Today, we’re launching the Twitter Political Index, a daily measurement of Twitter users’ feelings towards the candidates as expressed in nearly two million Tweets each week 다운로드.

Each day, the Index evaluates and weighs the sentiment of Tweets mentioning Obama or Romney relative to the more than 400 million Tweets sent on all other topics 다운로드.

The trend in Twitter Political Index scores for President Obama over the last two years often parallel his approval ratings from Gallup, frequently even hinting at where the poll numbers are headed 무협 소설 txt 다운로드.

 

More on this: Twitter Blog – A new barometer for the election

 

 

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Universal sets screenwriters loose on Twitter – helped Ted to gross near $200 million

The teddy bear’s first tweet, from an account called @WhatTedSaid set up by the Universal Pictures marketing department, was “Hello, Twitter 삼성 앱스 다운로드. Kindly go f— yourself.”

The author of the greeting was Alec Sulkin, co-screenwriter of the R-rated comedy “Ted,” who together with his collaborator Wellesley Wild was paid extra by the studio to build buzz on social media ahead of the film’s June 29 release 위닝일레븐 다운로드. Who better to embody the random musings of a foul-mouthed stuffed animal than the writers of the script? The suits left them alone.

“The parameters were, ‘Just go to town,’ ” says Doug Neil, Universal’s senior vice president of digital marketing 다운로드. The tweeting started March 30, two days before the “red band” (uncensored) trailer appeared online, depicting the namesake bear smoking weed, cuddling with co-star Mark Wahlberg and pantomiming suggestive acts for a supermarket checkout girl 다운로드.

It worked spectacularly. Tracking polls, which movie executives rely on to guide box office expectations, suggested an opening-weekend gross of $35 million to $40 million for the film, which was co-written and directed by Seth McFarlane, creator of “Family Guy,” who also provided the voice for Ted 뷰2 킷캣. Instead, “Ted” generated $54 million, catching the industry by surprise.

 

More on this: The Wall Street Journal – Twitter Goes to the Movies

 

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