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  • Twitter User Growth Will Come From Asia-Pacific – Region Accounting For 40% Of Users By 2018

    Twitter User Growth Will Come From Asia-Pacific – Region Accounting For 40% Of Users By 2018

    Figures out this morning from eMarketer estimate Twitter’s growth to continue in the double-digits through 2018, with the Asia-Pacific region playing a large part in that growth trend. Today, Twitter users in Asia-Pacific already outnumber those in North America and Western Europe, accounting for 32.8% of all Twitter users, compared with just 23.7% in North America, the report says. By… Read More

  • #YesAllWomen Shows That Misogyny Is Everyone’s Problem

    #YesAllWomen Shows That Misogyny Is Everyone’s Problem

    If the actions of the U.C. Santa Barbara shooter last week turned the Internet into a crime scene, then the Web is also where we turn to grieve and try to process something that is truly incomprehensible and horrifying. Since news of the murders broke, #YesAllWomen has remained one of the top trending topics on Twitter. Originally created by Twitter user gildedspine in reaction to the Not All… Read More

  • Twitter Closed At $30.50 Today, Its Lowest Conclusion So Far As A Public Company

    Twitter Closed At $30.50 Today, Its Lowest Conclusion So Far As A Public Company

    Twitter closed out regular trading this afternoon at $30.50 per share. That’s its lowest end-of-day tally yet in its history as a public company. The company traded below the $30 mark earlier this month, but managed to end May 7 at $30.66. The decline of Twitter’s value is impressive. The company ‘s 52-week high — it hasn’t been public that long, keep in mind… Read More

  • The EFF Blasts Twitter For Censoring Itself In Russia And Pakistan

    The EFF Blasts Twitter For Censoring Itself In Russia And Pakistan

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today upbraided Twitter for censoring itself in Russia and Pakistan, stating that the company has stepped “down from the free speech party.” The EFF’s argument is simple: Twitter’s decision to censor content on a country-by-country basis was the “least terrible option” available to it, provided that it only did so… Read More

  • Should Twitter Crack Open Its Nest Egg To Acquire SoundCloud?

    Should Twitter Crack Open Its Nest Egg To Acquire SoundCloud?

    SoundCloud might be the YouTube of music, but that doesn’t mean Twitter should play Google and acquire it. There are better ways to spend the $2 billion from its IPO than on a music startup which won’t necessarily improve its core service. [Update: And now SPIEGEL ONLINE, a German news outlet from SoundCloud's home country, says Twitter is not buying SoundCloud. SPIEGEL reports… Read More

  • Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings Now Identify The Age And Gender Of Those Tweeting About TV (Or Just Lurking)

    Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings Now Identify The Age And Gender Of Those Tweeting About TV (Or Just Lurking)

    Measurement firm Nielsen is expanding the type of information it provides for its Twitter TV Ratings service this morning with the launch of demographic data. This new feature, delivered overnight for over 250 U.S. TV networks, will allow the industry to identify the age and gender of those who are both tweeting about various TV shows and events, as well as those who are viewing those tweets. Read More

  • The Western Twitterer’s Burden

    The Western Twitterer’s Burden

    Sigh. Here we go again. The eyes of the world turn to something awful happening in a remote corner of Africa, and what feels like half of the Western population immediately rushes to proudly embarrass itself on social media everywhere. On the Internet, at least, #BringBackOurGirls is little more than #Kony2012 reloaded. It’s condescending, it’s patronizing, it’s… Read More

  • Mute Me

    Mute Me

    I remember the moment I fell in love with Twitter. I was crashing on a couch in Portland, Ore., with the Clicky Web Analytics guys back in 2008, and we were watching the live stream of a TechCrunch conference. I had joined Twitter the summer before, during my first internship at Brass Magazine, but had found it roughly as interesting as sawdust. Read More

  • Twitter Officially Introduces The Mute Button For Android, iPhone And Web

    Twitter Officially Introduces The Mute Button For Android, iPhone And Web

    Twitter has officially announced “mute,” a new feature for its Android, iPhone and web clients that lets users selectively turn off the posts of certain users they follow, without unfollowing them. Muting the users will stop their posts from showing up in your timeline, including their own posts and native retweets, and it also means you won’t get push notifications or… Read More

  • Twitter Makes Like Instagram

    Twitter Makes Like Instagram

    Twitter is sending email blasts to its users with the urgent subject line: “Share your best photos on Twitter” — and describing its offering as being “beyond words”. Read More

  • Twitter Tanks To New Record Lows As Hundreds Of Millions Of Its Shares Unlock

    Twitter Tanks To New Record Lows As Hundreds Of Millions Of Its Shares Unlock

    Today a massive quantity of Twitter stock unlocked, allowing shareholders in the firm that have long held stock in the social giant to sell their equity. The impact, perhaps as expected, is a bloodbath, with Twitter sinking more than 11 percent at the time of writing. Twitter is trading around the $34.40 mark, up slightly from a new record low of $34 that it set earlier today. It’s… Read More

  • Amazon Extends Its Shopping Cart To Twitter

    Amazon Extends Its Shopping Cart To Twitter

    Amazon has just introduced a new feature that lets Twitter users add items to their Amazon carts by including a hashtag within a tweet. After the user connects their Twitter account to Amazon, they can extend their Amazon shopping experience by tweeting a reply to Amazon product links they see on Twitter including the hashtag #AmazonCart — or #AmazonBasket in the UK — to add… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Twitter Dead media bait, FourSquare’s move toward the new cross-app model championed by Facebook, the Google+ backslide, and Microsoft in the free lane. No matter how much the market wants to quantify the Twitter opportunity, the rest of the world is more… Read More

  • Tweets Can Guide Emergency Responders Almost Immediately After An Earthquake

    Tweets Can Guide Emergency Responders Almost Immediately After An Earthquake

    Aggregated data from sites like Google and Twitter have given researchers new ways to track things ranging from diseases to emergency responses after a disaster. Now Stanford researchers are using tweets to supplement ShakeMaps, which are created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program to track earthquakes so quickly that data about affected areas is available almost… Read More

  • Twitter Shares Hit All-Time Low

    Twitter Shares Hit All-Time Low

    Following yesterday’s earnings, Twitter shares (NYSE:TWTR) have been tanking to an all-time low. This morning, shares opened at $37.66, or 11.6 percent below yesterday’s closing price of $42.62. Shortly after that, shares traded at $37.24, pushing the limit of Twitter’s all-time low a bit further. Shares are now trading at $38.10. Yet, the most surprising part is that the… Read More

  • Twitter: We Have No Plan For A Secondary Offering

    Twitter: We Have No Plan For A Secondary Offering

    Today on its earnings call, Twitter indicated that it has no plan to host a secondary offering of its shares to provide liquidity to its large shareholders and early investors. In a filed 8-K, Twitter had already indicated that, as TechCrunch reported, “CEO Dick Costolo, plus co-founders and board members Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, as well as Benchmark, have no intention of selling… Read More

  • Twitter User Growth Accelerates To 5.8%, With 255M Monthly Users (And 78% Of Them On Mobile)

    Twitter User Growth Accelerates To 5.8%, With 255M Monthly Users (And 78% Of Them On Mobile)

    Twitter just released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2014, saying it has grown its monthly active user base to 255 million. Will that be enough to avert more awkward questions about growth during today’s analyst conference call? Well, maybe … but probably not. This means MAUs grew 5.8 percent quarter-over-quarter, which is an improvement compared to the end of 2013… Read More

  • Twitter Beats In Q1 With $250M In Revenue And Picks Up 14M New Monthly Active Users

    Twitter Beats In Q1 With $250M In Revenue And Picks Up 14M New Monthly Active Users

    Twitter released its first quarter financial performance this afternoon, reporting revenue of $250 million in the period, and earnings per share of $0.00 on a non-GAAP basis. The street had expected Twitter to report revenue of $241.5 million, and a three cent per-share loss. That non-GAAP $0.00 EPS is slightly occlusive — the company in fact had non-GAAP net income of $183,000 in… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — record a midweek Wednesday edition after Apple and Facebook earnings calls.
    The Gang seems comfortable with Apple numbers setting the table for a Wearable Winter, if you can count an iWatch as meaning both something on the wrist and Apple TV as an extension of the AppStore. Is Facebook moving away… Read More

  • You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets

    You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets

    Our lives are not defined reverse chronologically, yet until now, that’s strictly how our social network profiles portrayed us — as a snapshot of our latest activity. Today, Twitter gave everyone the option to pin a tweet to the top of their profile “so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.” It’s the first step towards a more… Read More