Tagged with: Twitter

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 2, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 2, 2011

Twitter recently announced a new way for users to search for tweets. With the release of Twitter image and video posts, searching for a word or hashtag will display relevant media. By offering instant search for media, Twitter is going to become a much more powerful tool. In other news, Microsoft, whose operating system is ...

Twitter Purchases Online Ad Agency

Twitter Purchases Online Ad Agency

Twitter recently purchased online advertising agency AdGrok to run the company's advertising strategy. The buyout is much needed for Twitter who still can't seem to turn its high valuation into a sizable profit. Perhaps AdGrok has some better ideas than plastering ads at the top of your tweets. Read the full article at ...

Twitter Starting Photo-Sharing Service

Twitter Starting Photo-Sharing Service

According to All Things Digital, Twitter is planning to launch its own photo-sharing service. Currently, services like TwitPic let users take photos from their smartphone and post it right to Twitter. Developers were already told to stop making their own versions. Read the full article at AllThingsD.com ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 31, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 31, 2011

The U.S. Congress recently passed an extension for the Patriot Act, leading to four more years of the anti-terrorism mandate. The laws technically allow the FBI to access to billions of gigabytes of user information obtained by companies. President Obama signed the bill into law, despite it having many critics.  In other ...

Twitter Co-Founder Reinventing the Cash Register

Twitter Co-Founder Reinventing the Cash Register

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's startup, Square, looks to change the way businesses keep track of sales. The company's new program called Register will allow merchants to keep track of inventory and access analytics from an iPad. Square's Register can also send digital copies of receipts directly to a customer's ...

Social Media Use Drastically Reduces Work Productivity

Social Media Use Drastically Reduces Work Productivity

A new survey claims that sites like Facebook and Twitter are drastically hurting work productivity. The report finds that 53% of employees waste at least an hour a day sending emails, answering texts and sending tweets. The average yearly cost of the lost productivity is $10,375 per employee. Read the full article at ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 23, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 23, 2011

A new survey claims that sites like Facebook and Twitter are drastically hurting work productivity. The report finds that 53% of employees waste at least an hour a day sending emails, answering texts and sending tweets. The average yearly cost of the lost productivity is $10, 375 per employee. In other news, Apple has had a ...

Zen in the Art of Digital Privacy

Zen in the Art of Digital Privacy

First, apologies to Eugen Herrigel, this article is in no way a reference to his exceptional book, Zen in the Art of Archery. I am not a Zen Buddhist (neither was he) and this is not an exploration of a particular religious teaching. It is, however, a request for us to look at privacy through a Zen-like lens. For those ...

Facebook is a “Critical” Driver of Online News Traffic

Facebook is a “Critical” Driver of Online News Traffic

A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that Facebook has become a critical traffic source for online news. While Google, the Drudge Report and Yahoo remain the top referrers, Facebook now drives up to 8 percent of traffic to top news sites. The same study shows that Twitter is terrible at driving traffic. Read ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 10, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 10, 2011

A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that Facebook has become a critical traffic source for online news. While Google, the Drudge Report and Yahoo remain the top referrers, Facebook now drives up to 8 percent of traffic to top news sites. The same study shows that Twitter is terrible at driving traffic. In ...