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Twitter buys social data provider Gnip, stock soars | Reuters

by sbrothier
The company previously allowed third-party firms such as Gnip, Datasift and Dataminr to buy access to the tweets and then re-sell that data to corporate clients.


What You Look Like to a Social Network

by sbrothier
This infographic allows you to explore the categories of information that various social networks make available to other applications. If you log in to a Web site with your Twitter account, this is what Twitter sends about you to the site. If you play Farmville on Facebook, this is what is sent to Farmville. Those applications, in turn, often give data about your activities back to the social network. These exchanges of information take place through what’s known as an application programming interface, or an A.P.I. Read more here. (To use the infographic, click to zoom in and see specific fields; click on the black bar to zoom back out.)

Dave Eggers made me quit Twitter -

by sbrothier
Now that I’m back on social media, I’m realizing that the answer isn’t necessarily to deprive yourself. It’s better to find a balance and not think of your life as existing in 140 characters or status updates.

Twitter Shows The Way Forward With Do Not Track | Electronic Frontier Foundation

by sbrothier (via)
Twitter Shows The Way Forward With Do Not Track Twitter today announced a new way of targeting advertisements for its users, including a partnership with three online tracking firms: media6degrees (m6d), Chango, and Adara. This new system will display ads based on your behavior and reading habits, which show up as "Promoted Tweets" or "Promoted Accounts." This is typical of the direction that major online companies are moving. But Twitter has made some praiseworthy design decisions:

Why Twitter’s ad-tracking system is actually great news for the Do Not Track camp | VentureBeat

by sbrothier
In matters of Do Not Track, Twitter is doing things very, very right. The company unveiled yesterday its new ad retargeting effort, which lets it display advertisements to users based on their browsing activity. Basically, if you search for something like jeans online, you’re going to start a lot more advertisements for jeans in your Twitter feed. As Twitter argues, it’s all about seeing better, more relevant ads (and making more money from advertisers).

Twitter ouvre ses données à la puissante agence de publicité WPP

by sbrothier
Twitter fait ami-ami avec l'agence de publicité britannique WPP. Les deux sociétés ont conclu un partenariat stratégique à travers lequel le puissant groupe publicitaire et de communication britannique (70 milliards de dollars de revenus !) utilisera les données du réseau social afin de mieux cibler les campagnes de ses clients.


Twitter archivé à la Bibliothèque du Congrès : un patrimoine impossible ? « :: S.I.Lex ::

by sammyfisherjr
Peut-on sérieusement parler de respect de la vie privée sur Twitter ? Si vous ne voulez pas vous exposer, ne vous servez pas de Twitter, c'est aussi simple que ça... Article au demeurant très complet et très documenté, comme toujours.

2009 your URLs

by ycc2106 & 5 others
We display your most recently tr.immed URLs here, or, if you login, all of your URLs since you signed up. supports three different bookmarklets: Creates a new URL for the website you are at, and open a page for you to quickly tweet it to Twitter, and then send you back again. NW Creates a new URL for ther website you are at, but it opens a new window, which you can then quickly close with a keyboard sequence if you prefer. No countdown, no waiting. twitter Of course, create a new URL too, but instead send you over to Twitter's website to send it out from there.

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