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Twitter’s Periscope Isn’t Just for Phone Footage Anymore

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming service, is coming to all formats, not just your phone: The company announced today that the official reveal of their “Periscope Producer” feature. What’s the Difference? Periscope already lets users stream to their audiences. But now they can stream with any footage…


Twitter Is Grasping at Straws to Solve Its Harassment Problem

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm

In recent years, Twitter has come under fire as the best social media site for online harassment and digital abuse. Everyone from celebrities to political figures have been victims to anonymous trolls hurling sexist, racist, and overall offensive remarks in their general direction. And…


Twitter Launches New Dashboard App for Small Businesses

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Twitter, in an effort to better support small businesses, has launched a new Dashboard app. Similar to tweet-supporting sites like Tweetdeck (which was acquired by Twitter in 2011) and Hootsuite, Dashboard is specifically geared for small businesses, allowing them to monitor online conversations that…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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,…