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Waze CEO says Google paid $1.15B for the company | 9to5Google

Waze CEO says Google paid $1.15B for the company | 9to5Google | Social networks | Scoop.it
In a blog post today published on LinkedIn from CEO and co-founder of mapping company Waze, we learn what we didn't know at the time of Google's purchase of the company back in June. While industry estimates at the ...
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How effective is Twitter as an alternative source for daily news?

I have used Twitter in the past, and have been using Twitter for class these past few months. I often see people in our class posting interesting links to recent news articles, but anyone I see tweeting outside of class is usually just typing conversational topics and pointless babble, not that conversational topics are bad. I often hear how Twitter is the new revolutionary news outlet, but aside from class, I rarely see any news on Twitter at all. The worldwide trending topics sometimes has a good news topic, but the other nine topics are usually just conversational. But, not conversational between two people, it's more like throwing a note into a room of a million people and hoping someone reads it.

 

When Osama Bin Laden was killed last year, Twitter kept on coming up on all the news reports online. For example, prior to the gulf war, CNN was a pretty obscure and boring channel to watch the news on. The local news was much more efficient. Could events like the Libyan protests and Osama Bin Laden's death do for Twitter what the gulf war did for CNN? Is Twitter really becoming the go-to news outlet for this century? How affective is it? These are the questions I sought out to find.

 

The most surprising thing I learned from my research is that Twitter thinks of itself more as a news outlet than a social network. Actually, the VP of business and corporate development says Twitter is not a social network, rather, a place to go for news and information. And, as you may have guessed, Twitter can't be competed with when it comes to breaking news the fastest, although, often the news that is true is lost in a sea of rumors. Even rumors that have been proven wrong by mainstream news outlets still continue to linger around Twitter upwards to an hour. Also, Twitter lacks the credibility that mainstream news outlets have. Usually news only becomes news and starts to spread once a mainstream news outlets reports it, before that it is just a rumor.

 

Where Twitter truly shines is live news, such as during a major event or crisis. A mainstream news outlet can only cover so much in so little time, but on Twitter you can read tweets for days and still have more to read. Not only that, but by reading tweets from eyewitnesses, the reader gets a sense of being there.

 

So, to answer the question: How effective is Twitter as an alternate source of news? If you follow a lot of mainstream news outlets and journalists, it is very effective. To just browse Twitter for random tweets regarding news, not very effective at all. It is hit and miss really. Every now and then a rare case like Osama Bin Laden's death will come up that turns out to be true, but more often than not people are fooled into believing living people have recently died, even though they are still alive. As for Twitter's future, based on what I have read, I would say it would start gearing more towards the delivery of news, rather than communication with friends.

 


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2m Facebook, Google and Twitter logins stolen

Security experts claim that more than two million Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo user login details have been posted online.

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How Facebook could become your bank - New York Post

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How Facebook could become your bank
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to breathe rarefied air when Facebook gets Irish regulatory approval to become a “payment and remittance processor,” i.e., a bank.
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Facebook has become a kind of company that can make our lives easier and yet it holds
Small dangers. Once that Facebook will become our bank people will be able to send each other money or make transfers
But on the other hand will be able to steal money and make illegal things.
Progress has a price :-)

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How To Get Thousands Of Instagram Followers Easily And For Free

Check out this instagram bot! http://neverstophotspot.com/instagram-bot-here Follow me here: http://statigr.am/patrick__ferguson get thousands of followers o...
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keren kaufman's curator insight, April 22, 2014 3:15 PM

Many people upload photos Instagram in order to show them and make them much liked, do it for various reasons some do for fun and others to raise the self-esteem and so on.
In this video we can see that there is something false in this social network because actually there is a way to get a lot of likes and it does not say anything about you or the picture you uploaded and just makes other people think you are really popular ...
Little world go crazy...

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How effective is Twitter as an alternative source for daily news?

I have used Twitter in the past, and have been using Twitter for class these past few months. I often see people in our class posting interesting links to recent news articles, but anyone I see tweeting outside of class is usually just typing conversational topics and pointless babble, not that conversational topics are bad. I often hear how Twitter is the new revolutionary news outlet, but aside from class, I rarely see any news on Twitter at all. The worldwide trending topics sometimes has a good news topic, but the other nine topics are usually just conversational. But, not conversational between two people, it's more like throwing a note into a room of a million people and hoping someone reads it.

 

When Osama Bin Laden was killed last year, Twitter kept on coming up on all the news reports online. For example, prior to the gulf war, CNN was a pretty obscure and boring channel to watch the news on. The local news was much more efficient. Could events like the Libyan protests and Osama Bin Laden's death do for Twitter what the gulf war did for CNN? Is Twitter really becoming the go-to news outlet for this century? How affective is it? These are the questions I sought out to find.

 

The most surprising thing I learned from my research is that Twitter thinks of itself more as a news outlet than a social network. Actually, the VP of business and corporate development says Twitter is not a social network, rather, a place to go for news and information. And, as you may have guessed, Twitter can't be competed with when it comes to breaking news the fastest, although, often the news that is true is lost in a sea of rumors. Even rumors that have been proven wrong by mainstream news outlets still continue to linger around Twitter upwards to an hour. Also, Twitter lacks the credibility that mainstream news outlets have. Usually news only becomes news and starts to spread once a mainstream news outlets reports it, before that it is just a rumor.

 

Where Twitter truly shines is live news, such as during a major event or crisis. A mainstream news outlet can only cover so much in so little time, but on Twitter you can read tweets for days and still have more to read. Not only that, but by reading tweets from eyewitnesses, the reader gets a sense of being there.

 

So, to answer the question: How effective is Twitter as an alternate source of news? If you follow a lot of mainstream news outlets and journalists, it is very effective. To just browse Twitter for random tweets regarding news, not very effective at all. It is hit and miss really. Every now and then a rare case like Osama Bin Laden's death will come up that turns out to be true, but more often than not people are fooled into believing living people have recently died, even though they are still alive. As for Twitter's future, based on what I have read, I would say it would start gearing more towards the delivery of news, rather than communication with friends.

 


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2m Facebook, Google and Twitter logins stolen

Security experts claim that more than two million Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo user login details have been posted online.

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How Facebook could become your bank - New York Post

How Facebook could become your bank - New York Post | Social networks | Scoop.it
How Facebook could become your bank
New York Post
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to breathe rarefied air when Facebook gets Irish regulatory approval to become a “payment and remittance processor,” i.e., a bank.
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keren kaufman's curator insight, April 22, 2014 3:02 PM

Facebook has become a kind of company that can make our lives easier and yet it holds
Small dangers. Once that Facebook will become our bank people will be able to send each other money or make transfers
But on the other hand will be able to steal money and make illegal things.
Progress has a price :-)

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Facebook is trying to save you from embarrassing posts - Engadget

Facebook is trying to save you from embarrassing posts - Engadget | Social networks | Scoop.it
One of the first things I do before I post anything on Facebook is to make sure I know exactly who will see it. If it's a vacation photo of me and my.
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How To Get Thousands Of Instagram Followers Easily And For Free

Check out this instagram bot! http://neverstophotspot.com/instagram-bot-here Follow me here: http://statigr.am/patrick__ferguson get thousands of followers o...
keren kaufman's insight:

Many people upload photos Instagram in order to show them and make them much liked, do it for various reasons some do for fun and others to raise the self-esteem and so on.
In this video we can see that there is something false in this social network because actually there is a way to get a lot of likes and it does not say anything about you or the picture you uploaded and just makes other people think you are really popular ...
Little world go crazy...

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