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See why the new Twitter is simply amazing

Twitter rolls out new features offering power networking
with a robust set of rich information tools
for improved user experience.

The New Twitter

The New Twitter

The folks at Twitter are promising an amazing redesign of their social networking short messaging service.

The new Twitter looks like they finally got it all together. It features an easy access control panel right in our home page view consolidating its user services. This opens up the 140 character social media network to become an information rich, multimedia enabled business and social networking platform.

How did they make this happen? Twitter partnered with some of the internet’s top social media service providers to offer this full featured service.  Now you can access Dailybooth, DeviantArt, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, TwitPic, Twitvid, USTREAM, Vimeo, Yfrog, YouTube and more, to make your tweets more useful from within your Twitter account.

New Look And Performance

The New Twitter features more info under each tweet, deeper context, fully playable embedded media, a side panel that slides out to the right of your tweet stream to reveal all this content beautifully.

New Home Panel

Your Twitter User Home Page now sports a broader control panel on the right with more clearly identifiable function areas.

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Preview User Profiles from Tweets

Much like its competitors, Twitter now presents a user profile preview right in your account when selecting a tweet. This saves time with reduced browser refreshing from opening a new page to view a user’s profile information.

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Multimedia Display and Play

See embedded photos and watch Youtube, Vimeo or USTREAM videos right in your Twitter account.

New Twitter: Multimedia Video Display

The new Twitter features will be rolling out slowly over several weeks.
To follow the news read about it on their blog.

Take a look at this video for what’s new.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Looking for love on Facebook?

Been online looking for a date? Seems more and more people are.

“AreYouInterested?”, the online dating app, surpassed 20 million installs on Facebook alone with more than 1 million new installs in July, according to app makers SNAP Interactive, Inc.

Seems people are even willing to pay for a chance in a new relationship. Snap Interactive has managed to successfully move away from a free model to a subscription model that nets $5Million a year.

Who says money can’t buy you love?

Read more here.

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How social are you? Medvedev has 77000 Twitter Followers

Dmitry Medvedev and Steve Jobs iPhone gift via APWeb 2.0 Chic: Russia’s Medvedev and Apple’s Steve Jobs gawk at the iPhone 4

Techno savvy? Web 2.0 chic?

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev recently hit over 77,000 Twitter followers in both English and Russian versions of the social networking site. A slow start in comparison to President Obama’s launch of the whitehouse Twitter channel, but nonetheless significant.

After his June 23 visit to Silicon valley, the Russian head of state has made quite a splash with his social networking.

But wait. There’s more. Hoping to inspire more Russians with our Western techno driven culture in connectivity,  Medvedev also blogs on Livejournal.

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Social Networking helps mother; adopted daughter reunite: WDBO

Social Networking

Want a happy story?

Social networks and social media is not all about business and business connections.

They can also help enrich our lives too.

In this story, a mother reunites with her adopted daughter via a social networking site.

Put a smile on your face and read the full story here.

Google Buzz: A New Social Addiction

Why leave your Gmail Inbox any more? Google Buzz logo

Google gives new meaning to the term ubiquitous with its new Google Buzz utility.

Chat on Twitter or scan your Facebook biz page buzz now from the comfort of your Gmail account.

What’s the buzz on Buzz? Watch the video to learn more.

Social Media: American companies slow to adapt policy

Mashable reports on a study that finds only 29% of American companies have a formal policy regarding employee use of social networking sites.

Productivity and reputation management are key concerns as 63% companies say their social media policy is effective.

Read the full report here.

Pew Study: Adult social networking up, Teen blogging down.

Adult social networking is up.
Teen blogging is down.

A recent Pew Research Center study on the “Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults ” presents many positive trends amongst the apparent downturn in teen and youth blogging.

  • Internet use is near ubiquitous
    74% of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
    93% of teens ages 12-17
    93% of young adults ages 18-29
  • Adult blogging remains steady
    One-in-ten (1/10) of online adults maintains a blog or journal.
    While teen blogging is down 28% and commenting down 24% since 2006.
  • Both teen and adult use of social networking sites increased significantly:
    47% of online adults use social networking sites, up 10% from Nov. ’08
    72% of online users age 18-29 use social networking sites
    40% of online users age 30+ use social networking sites
  • Facebook is the most commonly used social network among adults.

    Adult usage on social networking sites:
    73% have a profile on Facebook
    48% have a profile on MySpace
    14% have a profile on LinkedIn.
  • Teens are not using Twitter in large numbers.

Read the full report here.


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