(CBS News) Twitter launched a redesign Tuesday that updated its website and mobile apps.
The new Twitter includes a new header photo that can be customized to reflect users' interests. The addition of a header photo means that users will have the option of using two photos for their profiles.
The micro-blog also emphasized that the header photo will be consistent across all platforms - Web, iPad and smartphone apps.Continue »
The DNC is creating several opportunities for supporters to engage on social media networks. An official app on Facebook lets users tweet their nominations on Twitter, using the phrase "I nominate Barack Obama because..." and the hashtag #INominateDNC. A DNC 2012 app has been launched for iPhones and Android devices. The app lets users view the convention schedule, explore Charlotte and follow convention tweets.Continue »
The 82-year-old legendary actor and director made an appearance at the RCN to support Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. During a 10-minute improvised speech, Eastwood exchanged words an imaginary President Obama.Continue »
The results of the London Games were known well before the actual competitions aired in prime time on NBC, making it nearly impossible to tune in without already knowing the events' results -- unless you completely avoided your computer and phone, and steered clear of Twitter.Pictures: London Olympics closing ceremony
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(CBS News) If you use Tweetbot or Twitterrific, changes are coming that may affect how you tweet.
Twitter, the real-time micro-blogging service, announced Thursday changes to its application programming interface (API) that will limit how often a third-party client can access Twitter.Continue »
The micro-blogging site saw more than 150 million Tweets about the summer games, the company blogged yesterday. Now that the games have ended, which athletes and events won the most interest among tweeters?Continue »
Citing sources close to the matter, AllThingsD reports that it's not clear what position Mayer has in mind for Stanton, but it is likely a "big one."Continue »
(CNET) After former Gizmodo reporter Mat Honan claimed his entire digital presence was compromised because of a loophole in AppleCare, Apple now says it is looking into how users can reset their account passwords to ensure that their data is protected.Continue »
(CNET) Coming off the tremendous success of completing the "seven minutes of terror," the Mars Curiosity rover will now spend the next several weeks getting settled before embarking on its data-collecting two-year mission. So what does a solitary rover in a Mars crater do during its downtime? Chat it up on Twitter with its peeps back home, of course.
Earlier today, the official Sesame Street Twitter account sent a shout-out to the rover on Twitter, amusingly suggesting the children's entertainment company hoped to see its famous fictional Martian Yip Yips characters emerge on camera during the latest ground pictures from Mars.
Curiosity rover quickly tweeted back: "Science is cool. Yip-yip-yip-yip... Uh-huh. Uh-huh. #STEM #MSL" (Even BoingBoing served up a satirical screenshot wonderfully Photoshopped of what a Yip Yip on Mars would look like; see our own vision at right.)Continue »
(AP) Mandy Hauck turned 25 on Wednesday, but she's avoiding Facebook and her happy birthday messages to steer clear of Olympic spoilers about her favorite sport, fencing.
Hauck has also deleted her iPhone apps for CNN and ESPN, opting for news from the London Games the old fashioned way, via TV coverage that's time delayed by NBC for prime time.Continue »
(CBS News) The London Olympics will not be live tweeted - at least, not without sacrificing reliable television coverage, officials told fans Sunday.
Fans of the Olympic Games were told to only send urgent text messages and tweets to avoid a network overload that would affect television coverage.Continue »
Is Apple planning to spend some of its $117 billion cash hoard on an investment in Twitter? The New York Times reports that the two companies have talked in recent months, but they are not in talks at this time. Apple could potentially invest several hundred million dollars into Twitter, which has already gathered close to $1 billion in funding.
Twitter has plenty of cash, and is expected to generate about $300 million in mostly advertising sales this year. CEO Dick Costolo has said that IPO doesn't occupy his thoughts much. "I just don't worry about that stuff...if you wait until the business and business results speak for themselves, you can be a public company on your own terms."Continue »
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