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Some of the very first tweets about Bitcoin

imageWith my interest in Bitcoin, and Twitter, I found myself over the past couple of days trying to find the very first tweet about Bitcoin. And I found it, along with some of the very earliest tweets on the digital currency.

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A sum-up of social networks

Social networks continue to evolve. From the early days of Friendster and Myspace, to the big days of Facebook, social networking is changing all the time. Especially with the advent of Twitter, short bursts of information both visually and textually are popular.

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If Twitter adds commerce to their platform, this is how it might look

Twitter is great for social networking and news consumption. But something that has always been missing is a native option for users to purchase items directly through the platform. Facebook and Google+ don’t have direct-to-buy options, so if Twitter had an e-commerce option, it would set it above everyone else. 

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Soon you may be able to edit tweets posted on Twitter

It’s an issue that every social networking website faces. Do you allow users to edit posts after they have been posted? For a while, no platforms allowed this. The thought process was largely to keep the integrity of the posts, as some, could change posts after being published completely changing the context of the post after others have seen it, or commented on it.

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Facebook, Google, and Twitter, all have this in common with Bitcoin

imageWhat does Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other huge tech companies all have in common with Bitcoin? Or even more crazy, what do rats or bacteria have in common with Bitcoin? You will be surprised to see, they all have very much in common.

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Hackers steal 2 million passwords from Facebook, Twitter, and Google

A massive hack that has been discovered shows that 2 million passwords have been stolen from users of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.

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Twitter’s Fail Whale is officially no more

imageAnyone that has ever used Twitter prior to this year, at some point or another, has encountered the infamous Fail Whale. The Twitter Fail Whale is a picture of a whale being carried by a flock of birds; Twitter’s symbol is a bird. The picture is iconic to Twitter, and has been long associated in a fun but sobering way, that Twitter has had quite a few problems in the past.

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The Internet is killing it today

imageToday is chock full of nuts. There’s lots going on, and it’s all beautiful. Days like today, make the Internet fun! So with that said, I’ll drop some linkage which will hopefully make your day better.

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Send someone coffee with just a tweet

imageBuying someone coffee just got a whole lot easier. Simply by sending a tweet, Twitter users can now send others coffee via the social media platform. The way it works is, you link your Starbucks account to your Twitter account. Then you send a tweet. Let’s say I wanted to send some coffee over to President Obama, because I’m sure he needs to wake up a bit. I would tweet this: @TweetACoffee to @BarackObama - I hope this keeps you alert. Thanks, @DavidShares.

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Soon you will be able to turn on your favorite TV shows from Twitter

Twitter announced today a huge partnership with Comcast, and their Comcast Xfinity customers that will be a huge step forward for Twitter and getting users to interact on their social media platform while enjoying their favorite TV shows.

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Can I burn down your house Govt shutdown tweet gets read on the House floor

The epic tweet sent by Editor-in-chief Judd Legum of Think Progress, actually got read on the House floor by congressman Mike Doyle, (D) Pennsylvania. The tweet is a metaphor for exactly what is happening with the Government shutdown. If you’re not familiar with the tweet, it goes like this.

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It’s official: Twitter files for it’s IPO

imageLet the media circus begin. Twitter just officially filed for it’s Inital Public Offering. We knew it was happening soon, we just didn’t know when exactly.

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Twitter’s IPO is estimated to bring in a valuation of $15 billion

imageNews today is reporting that Twitter, who recently tweeted that they confidentially submitted their S-1 filing for their initial public offering, is going to be pricing their offering at ~$28- $30 per share, with ~$50 million - $55 million shares in the offering.

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How Twitter, NY Times, and Huffington Post were all hacked yesterday

imageYesterday, a large scale attack happened to the NY Times, and it was discovered that other organizations such as Twitter and Huffington Post were attacked too. From posts on Twitter, it appeared to be the handy work of hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army.

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Hooray! Twitter triggers are back on IFTTT along with official support

imageAlmost one year ago, one of my favorites tools on the web, IFTTT, was forced to remove Twitter as a trigger on their platform due to Twitter API rule changes (which also upset a lot of other people, products and services). Now, Twitter is back on IFTTT, officially.

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