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Twitter grows up……

The four year company has had its first developer conference in San Francisco this week……

There the company ‘s ‘Chirp’ meeting is the site of several announcements of new features…..

No matter what a small company starts off as…growing is about developing new products that gains market share for you……

The bigger your company gets……

The bigger the payroll is to pay…..

“They’ve gone from a data play to a platform play,” saidJeremiah Owyang, a partner at Altimeter Group, a digital strategy consulting firm. “You’re seeing the same behavior that FacebookGoogle and other online communities have done. This is a natural evolution of a Web company.”

As evidence of its growth, Twitter revealed some previously undisclosed numbers. It has 106 million registered users and is adding new users at the rate of 300,000 a day. Those customers write 55 million daily posts, and 180 million people log on to Twitter.com each month to read them.

Despite the growth, Twitter has a pressing need to make the service easier to understand for new users, said Evan Williams, its chief executive. “It’s amazing it’s grown so fast given how hard it is to use.”

One of the new features Twitter announced is called points of interest. People on Twitter have been able to include their general location. But now they will be able to reveal exactly where they are. People will be able to search for a certain location, like a concert hall or hotel, and see all the posts written from that spot.

This is similar to the check-ins on Foursquare, Gowalla……..

More……..

Note....The Dog wishes to thank the Twitter service…. which helps this blog reach more people everyday!

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April 16, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Education, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

John Calipari….The Kentucky Basketball Coach….. REALLY believes in Facebook and Twitter……

The Kentucky Basketball team this year is the odds on favorite to be in the final four in the NCAA March Madness College Basketball Championship Tournamnet…..The team is led by a colorful, driven coach that happens to be a a bigger fan of the social networks leaders Facebook and Twitter…

This has enabled coach Calipari to reach around the world with his story….and connect with team fans …..

Calipari has 1,113,647 followers on Twitter, 138,325 fans on Facebook, and his Coach Cal application for the iPhone andiPod touch sold more than 6,000 applications in its first month, making it the top paid sports application on iTunes less than a week after its debut last month.

His Web site, CoachCal.com, which went up in July, receives more than 100,000 page views each week. It has been visited by people from more than 100 countries, even Kyrgyzstan, which borders China.

Calipari, who was first encouraged by Indiana Coach Tom Crean to become active on Twitter, says social networking helps him connect with Kentucky fans, who are famously rabid.

“If you’re not doing it, you’re behind,” said Calipari, who had 1,300 people wish him happy birthday in 25 minutes on Facebook last month.

His team isn’t doing too bad either…..

…….his top-seeded Wildcats (34-2) have shown in the N.C.A.A. tournament entering Thursday’s game in the East Region semifinals against No. 12 seed Cornell (29-4), the competition is not close.

He, he, he…..the funny thing is the coach  ( who has has a up and down history ) is computer challanged…..

The results of Calipari’s efforts to raise money through technology have been a step in revamping his often controversial image of a coach who took Memphis and Massachusetts to the Final Four, but both programs were ordered to give up their victories in those seasons because of N.C.A.A. violations.

“He’s using it for good, not evil,” Scott said. “There’s ways to use it not just to keep people informed, but to get people to realize that this is bigger than basketball.”

It is even more amazing considering that the 51-year-old Calipari does not use a computer and struggles to type on his Blackberry. He is helped in his technological adventures by Scott, who moved to Lexington from the Boston area when Calipari was hired in April.

More…….

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Education, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Travel, Updates | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Randy Jackson of American Idol fame, twitters his Grammy choices…..

While trying to figure out his choices ….the Idol judge has resorted to using twitter to enlist information and display his decision making……

Here’s the link to the story……….

January 5, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

People Magazine on twitter…….

Follow the action here.……

December 22, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Entertainment, Media, Other Things | , | Leave a comment

Who really did NOT hack Twitter?……

In this piece in The Atlantic Magazine…..Carl Franzen points first at Twitter and a few of its security short coming as faults, and then goes on to wonder if the message sent to the social network wasn’t misleading and false……..

December 20, 2009 Posted by | Blogs, Computers, Crime, Entertainment, Media, Updates | , | Leave a comment

The Dog welcomes all of its readers from twitter!

Keep following the Dog here…..we won’t bite….ruff, ruff

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Entertainment, Media, Other Things | | Leave a comment

Kelly Osboure doesn’t like twitter anymore?……

ah, wait a minute….here’s the quote……

“In America it seems that everyone talks about Twitter to try to be young and cool. It’s getting a bit dull. Despite all this, I still love my Twitter page because it’s a good way for me to connect with people and show my appreciation for their support.”

Did I miss something here?…..does she…or doesn’t she?

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media | , | Leave a comment

Kelly Osboure doesn't like twitter anymore?……

ah, wait a minute….here’s the quote……

“In America it seems that everyone talks about Twitter to try to be young and cool. It’s getting a bit dull. Despite all this, I still love my Twitter page because it’s a good way for me to connect with people and show my appreciation for their support.”

Did I miss something here?…..does she…or doesn’t she?

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media | , | Leave a comment

Google will link to Twitter, Facebook and Myspace in real time……

The updates on Google,  which are currently done in minutes, will now be done in real time, and there will be an increase the amount of them at their site…..Google has made agreements with the social networks….it is unknown if they will receive income from google for the service, or vice versa…..right now those results will be boxed to let the readers know where they are from…the box updates continually in real-time …….

Ah, progress…we’ll see if this service is a big deal….or just ho, hum……..

Note: Google launched the service at a presser in Mountainview, California….and also talked about two other services….Google Goggles…which queries a data base about images sent…..and voice search technology……….

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Media, Updates | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This weeks twitter pet pictures…….

They are cute, aren’t they?…..Rocco’s my favorite……

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Animals, Blogs, Entertainment | , | Leave a comment