Twitter

9 Things Twitter Has Given Us in the Past Decade

By | Apr 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm

With Twitter recently turning 10 years old it’s time to take a look back at all the platform has given us over the last 10 years. For a decade now, Twitter has encouraged users to say what was on their minds though briefly. Ten…

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Why Twitter Won the Bid for Thursday Night Football

By | Apr 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Twitter has been the site of dozens of incredible moments in history: the Egyptian protests were solely fueled by the social media website; the announcement of ice on Mars came through this 140-character medium; and Twitter was even the vehicle by which the world…

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Twitter Gives Additional Compensation to Three Executives

By | Feb 17, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Three senior executives were awarded additional compensation by Twitter Inc. that could be worth around $55.4 million. This extra compensation was given amidst a reorganization of the management team as they had to take on heavier workloads. On Wednesday, the social media company granted…

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Stepping Down

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

In a letter sent to Twitter shareholders, their board announced Dick Costolo will step down as CEO on July 1, and Co-Founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey will be the interim CEO. Dick Costolo, Twitter’s CEO since October 2010, has today announced that he will…

Business

Silicon Valley Fails to Make this Diversity List

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

In a recently released list by Black Enterprise magazine of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity, one industry is glaringly absent: the tech havens of Silicon Valley. Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising. Many of the tech’s largest players – including the likes of Facebook, Google,…

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Emojis Takeover: From 2014’s Most Popular Word to Taco Bell Campaign

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 11:00 pm

The most popular word of 2014 wasn’t actually a word,  it was an emoji: the ♥ emoji. According to the Global Language Monitor (GLM) in their 2014 report on English-language word usage, “the Heart and Love emoji, emoticon, and variations thereof appear billions of times…

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The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition: How to Leverage Twitter

By | Jan 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Austen Allred, Co-founder of Grasswire, recently shared a marketing information guide on /r/Startups because “most of the marketing information out there is very high-level and mostly BS.” He calls it The Hacker’s Guide to User Acquisition, and various acquisition channels are broken down, step-by-step….

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Twitter Rolls Out New Recap Feature to Compete with Facebook

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 11:09 am

Twitter doesn’t want users to miss a thing. That’s why the company started rolling out the “while you were away” feature, which highlights at the top of timeline what Twitter thinks are the best tweets users may have missed since their last visit. It’s very…

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The Age of the Social Media Copycat

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

There has been a trend of late among the leading social media platforms that I find to be concerning: Copycatting. Twitter, perhaps the worst offender, has recently redesigned its user profile pages in a way that is unmistakably Facebook-esque. There are also rumors it…

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5 Ways Thought Leadership Can Transform Your Startup

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

What does Nilofer Merchant, Naval Ravikant and Robert Scoble have in common? They are considered thought leaders in specialized industries. This “business jargon” is considered a very strong tool in an effective content marketing strategy. It helps establish a company or individual as an expert, adding…

Announcements

Selfies Stored in Twitpic Receive Second Life from Twitter

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Utilizing cloud storage and other consumer options for accessing and archiving your files is obviously a cheap, convenient, and simple way to access anything from travel documents and receipts to fun photos that you want always at-the-ready. But what happens when that site shuts…

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Worried About Ebola? Practice Prevention with CDC Gaming App, Solve the Outbreak

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Ebola has reached New York City and you’re freaking out. Well, we have the app for you.  If you’re considering a career in the sciences, a teacher looking for a great new way to show epidemiology at work, or a germ nerd of any age,…

Apple

Here’s How People Responded to the Apple TV Update at Today’s Apple Event

By | Oct 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Oh, what? You mean you missed the part in the Apple Event when they talked about the Apple TV update? Where were you? Eating lunch? Too bad – it was great and wholly nonexistent… Despite rumors, predictions, and expectations for an Apple TV update…

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DC

Twitter Used to Have Hideous Business Cards

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

On Tuesday, we were joined at Tech Cocktail’s DC Sessions by Martin Ringlein, the cofounder of nvite and former (and first) Twitter design manager. In addition to his insights about entrepreneurship, he shared a little tidbit from his time at Twitter that had the…