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While most of us were hurrying to turn off Twitter’s new email digests, the company announced they would begin suggesting new people and brands to follow based on your Twitter activity. The trouble is, by “activity,” they mean your friends, followers, and even where you go on the web once you leave Twitter.

Via Lifehacker

We all want our tweets to get noticed, read and retweeted—whether they are your personal tweets or you are tweeting on behalf of a brand. Here is some information about what research says about the best time to tweet and some tools that can help you tailor your tweeting times to your followers’ habits.

Navigated from Knowledge Enthusiast

The infographic ranks news sites based on how many viral stories they produced during the month of January 2012.

Navigated from NewsWhip

Oh sure, Twitter is useful for breaking news, conversing with friends and the like. But what about pushing it beyond the limits of simply 140 characters? What if you wanted to find new and exciting ways to make your life easier, all without ever having to leave Twitter?

Via The Next Web

Twitter users are about to become major marketing fodder, as two research companies get set to release information to clients who will pay for the privilege of mining the data.

Full story at Reuters

Despite appearances, the history of social media traces back as far as the late 1970s, when computer hobbyists Ward Christensen and Randy Suess invented the bulletin board system (BBS). The launch of the Mosaic web browser in 1993 gave birth to the world wide web, and from here we never looked back.

Navigated from Media Bistro

Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones and storing the data on its servers, often without customers’ knowledge.

Full story at BBC News

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.

Via Mashable

Twitter made an interesting acquisition, when it bought a young Canadian startup called Summify, a company whose service (as its name implies) was designed to cut through the noise of all those social-media streams and summarize the content that matters.

Navigated from GigaOm

Last week, it was revealed that Path, a popular new social networking app for the iPhone, was uploading users’ address books — including first and last names, phones numbers and email addresses — to its servers without asking users for permission. Worse, Path was apparently storing this information on its servers indefinitely, and in plain English, without encrypting or attempting to encode the info.

Full story at The Huffington Post

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