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Social media impostors make real money

Dec 31, 2012
Author Philip Roth's recent tweets were fake, but some celebrity spoofs have turned into profitable ventures.
Posted In: Twitter

Using Twitter to summon emergency help

Dec 18, 2012
On the face of it, it sounds crazy: Your house or apartment is on fire, and rather than phoning the emergency services, you tweet them. But that is what the London Fire Brigade is mulling over.
Posted In: Britain, Twitter, fire, emergency

Predicting a Google antitrust settlement, and creating a Twitter truth-o-meter

Dec 18, 2012
A settlement between Google and the FTC may be in the tech company's favor, and a project by IT academics aims to separate the truth from rumors on social media during catastrophic events.
Posted In: antitrust, Google, Twitter, Newtown

Stopping Poaching with UAVs, and Shopping on Twitter

Dec 9, 2012
A new project from the World Wildlife Fund and Google aims to stop poaching with the help of drones.
Posted In: endangered species, wwf, drones, Twitter

Using scary online photos to motivate saving for retirement

Dec 6, 2012
Investment company Merrill Edge wants you to start saving retirement, so badly that they've built an online tool that will help you do it, and terrify you in the process.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Merrill Edge, Facebook, Twitter, instagram

Using social media in the bathroom

Dec 3, 2012
A third of 18- to 24-year-olds do.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, social media

Obama tries a hashtag to avoid the fiscal cliff

Nov 28, 2012
The Obama administration is using #My2K to raise awareness about middle-class tax increases.
Posted In: hashtag, Twitter, marketing, fiscal cliff, Barack Obama

FBI uses social networking to track suspects

Nov 26, 2012
Fraudsters beware, the FBI is giving a new meaning to "following" a suspect.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, FBI, securities fraud

Israeli Defense Forces live-tweeting fighting in Gaza Strip

Nov 15, 2012
Check it out at @IDFspokesperson.
Posted In: Gaza Strip, Israel, Twitter

The Pope to join Twitter

Nov 9, 2012
It's a whole new kind of follower.
Posted In: pope, Pope Benedict XVI, Twitter

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