Twitter has just added a new feature where you can tailor trends for your twitter friends.
From Twitter blog:
Trends help you discover the emerging topics people are talking about on Twitter. You can see these topics as a worldwide list, or select one of more than 150 locations. In order to show emerging topics that matter more to you, today we’re improving our algorithms to tailor Trends based on your location and who you follow on Twitter. These Trends lists are tailored for you by default on twitter.com and mobile apps like Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. If you don’t wish to see tailored Trends, but instead want to see a more general list of Trends, just change your location on twitter.com. Of course, anytime you want a glimpse into the conversations that are happening on Twitter around the world, you can always select individual countries and cities to see Trends in those locations. Look out for tailored Trends as they roll out gradually starting today.
Twitter has removed the title and reposition the bird in their new logo. Doug Bowman, the company’s creative director said, “From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. There’s no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase ‘t’ to represent Twitter.”
Check out the video for more info on the new Twitter logo.
Microsoft is boosting Bing Search with more social networking features to truly take on Google’s dominant search engine. Bing will drill deeper into Facebook’s social network and Twitter’s messaging service but leave out Google+.
Here are the new features of Bing Search:
- Core Search loses many of the social annotations that Bing has added over the years
- Snapshot provides additional information about a particular search listing, without having to leave Bing
- Sidebar serves as a new home for social integration with search
Twitter has received $300 million investment by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
Facebook will soon allow users to update Twitter accounts on the Facebook platform. The social network is letting you send your public Facebook status updates to a linked Twitter account. This will soon be revealed during Facebook’s F8 developer convention on September 22.
“Tweet” is now added in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Other new words for 2011 in Merriam-Webster include terms heavily influenced by new technology such as m-commerce.
British police have threatened to bring charges against those who use social media to incite looting and violence during the London riot. The riot began after the police shooting of 29-year-old Mark Duggan in the Tottenham section of North London on Thursday. Many of the teenager looters running through London’s streets are communicating by BlackBerry Messenger.
Research in Motion, maker of Blackberry, would help police investigate claims that its popular BlackBerry Messenger service played a key role in organising the London riots.
Programmer Eric Fischer using geo-tagging location posts from Twitter and Flickr to create the usage maps. He has also made the map specifically for Los Angeles; New York; London; Tokyo; San Francisco; Singapore; Jakarta, Indonesia; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Mexico City and more.
Check all the maps at http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/sets/72157627140310742/
Hackers took control of Fox News @FoxNewPolitics twitter account and sent several false tweets saying that President Barack Obama had been shot dead on the eve of the Fourth of July, the national day of the United States.
The fake tweet claim President Obama was shot twice at an Iowa restaurant, and he died soon thereafter, and that the shooter’s identity was unknown.
Twitter is not only launching a photo sharing service but also going to include video as well. Check out the promo video from Twitter.
From Twitter blog:
Today we’re starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos, right there on the results page. It’s never been easier to get a sense of what’s happening right now, wherever your curiosity takes you.
Is Apple involved with this since iOS 5 will come with an option to share images to Twitter built into the OS. WDDC 2011 will show off iOS 5 next week, so time will tell.