Vine Bans Pornorgraphic Videos

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The cornucopia of sexual content on hugely popular app Vine has been killed off by parent company Twitter. There has been a bunch of articles on whether they could whether the storm and keep the sexually explicit content on the app but they caved and people will now have to get their sexual viewing pleasure from the other kabillion sites and apps on the net.

via Huff Post

As we’ve watched the community and your creativity grow and evolve, we’ve found that there’s a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community. So we’re making an update to our Rules and Terms of Service to prohibit explicit sexual content.
For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything. For the rest: we don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet –– we just prefer not to be the source of it.

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The Onion Finally Apologizes for calling Quvenzhane Wallis “…a cunt…” on Twitter

Still wondering why it took so long. Read the apology below from the CEO. Furthermore this will be a blessing in disguise for her, because this Oscar shitstorm will only make her bigger and people keyed into her new projects which include a movie with megastar Brad Pitt.

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Dear Readers,

On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting.

No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.

The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again.

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Kobe Bryant aka ‘Black Mamba’ joins Twitter, the QUITS Next day

I immediately followed him once the account was live and could not wait to see what Black mamba would bring to the Twitterverse. Well it seems somebody in Kobe’s camp jump the gun. Read below:

via ESPN
In a brief period of a couple of hours on Wednesday evening, Bryant launched a Twitter account, amassed more than 35,000 followers and then abruptly shut the account down.

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Ashton Kutcher Twitter Account Hacked

What a week for Twitter?
The network has had the circus that is Charlie Sheen join and get probably a record breaking Twitter followers in 24 hours, and one of their biggest celebrity users Ashton Kutcher’s account was hacked. With this happening if Ashton decides that he will no longer use the site because of this compromise will more big time celebs follow and ditch the service?

The two tweets following the hack were, “Ashton, you’ve been Punk’d. This account is not secure. Dude, where’s my SSL?” and “P.S. This is for those young protesters around the world who deserve not to have their Facebook & Twitter accounts hacked like this. #SSL”

The tweets were posted to his account @aplusk on Wednesday evening and were still on his page as of 8:50 p.m. Eastern Time (screenshot below).

[pic] Twitter launches new Interface

Everyone’s favorite communication device besides Facebook just got an upgrade. Checkout the screenshot below courtesy of Gizmodo with info below:

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The Twitter app, with its one-column tweet stream, now just got a sidebar with extra information. Now you can see more info, like individual tweets, people’s profiles, videos, photos and various “media” providers that you can see in-line.

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WTF!!!!! Chris Brown’s Mother Says ‘Michael Jackson Died So That Chris Brown Could Live’

Chris Brown get you momma off twitter!

Now people have a right to say whatever they want but I am gonna take exception to what Chris Brown’s mother is talking about. We understand you love your son like the majority of mothers do but you may have stepped in it big time saying that ‘MJ died so that Chris Brown could live’. I think that is a great disrespect to MJ,his family and is absolutely stupid statement and you need to be just happy that people are starting to warm up to Chris Brown again after his even stupider Rihanna incident. Chris Brown get you momma off twitter!

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Joyce explained, “This tweet was a spiritual tweet!! No way was this meant to say Chris would take his place.

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New MySpace Profiles? Do You Even Care?

Myspace refuses to die, and they have just rolled out some new features for profiles. Do you guys even care?

via Mashable

Users began noticing the new MySpace profiles today. Sean Percival, MySpace’s vice president of online marketing, tweeted about his updated MySpace profile earlier today.

Here are some of the differences we’ve noticed:

  • A new left-hand navigation: Profile navigation has been condensed into the left hand navigation menu under the profile picture.
  • Focus on the stream: MySpace Stream — the site’s version of the Facebook newsfeed — is the focus of the the new profiles. You can view a user’s recent activity, comment on items and share content with friends.
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Did Souljah Boy Delete His Twitter Account Over #IfSouljaBoysARapper Trending Topic?

(Just due to the fact that he had over 2 million followers makes this a story).

The debate about celebrities using Twitter has been chronicled in a bunch of different articles that have examined the pros and cons of the social network. Many celebs feels that this is away to stay connected directly with their fans. But it also has gotten plenty of celebs in serious beefs, disputes, and problems due to the frank nature of the discussions. Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Chris Brown, and The Dream are just a few celebs who have deleted their Twitter accounts over things they have said that caused a bunch of bad press. Now it seems that rap star Souljah Boy has joined this group in the last day or so.

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Twitter changes ‘Trending Topics’ no more #Bullshit

Yes the folks at the recently hacked Twitter have decided to change how the popular trending topics are determined, so gone will be the nonsense that people seem to spend countless hours tweeting about. I’ll let Twitter explain it via Mashable:

Twitter has updated the algorithm behind its popular Trending Topics feature, changing the focus from the most discussed items to what is “most breaking” and “immediately popular.”

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Douche Bag John Mayer Drops Twitter for Tumblr

Well I guess he could not take the constant barrage of people saying how much a douche bag he is for his racist and sexist comments over the last couple of years. John is pissed that he is not cool anymore. But Tumblr does rock.

via Hypebot

“…the days of “Twitter: The Breakthrough” have passed; The Twitter-bred syntax isn’t really doing it for me anymore.”

“Finding out in 140 characters what a stranger has to say about you is like a mathematical equation without an established value of ‘x’. Who are you, stranger? What do you stand for?…”

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Sorry Souljah Boy, Ashton Kutcher, and Kim Kardashian, Nobody Has a Million Twitter Followers

Found this great article from my new favorite blogger Anil Dash, who exposes the reality of celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardashian with large Twitter followings that reach in to the millions. Though these guys have relished in the fact of cracking a million followers, Anil challenges that there is absolutely no value in running up the Twitter follower scoreboard. He gives great analysis on actually being put on Twitter’s suggested user lists and getting hundreds of thousands of new followers. Fantastic analysis and should be an article for individuals, small businesses and major corporations to read when crafting their social media campaigns.

Last week, I wrote a bit about what it’s like to be on Twitter’s suggested user list. The response to that post has been really gratifying, and I wanted to share a bit of what I’ve learned, as well some of the more interesting responses.

First, to recap: I had about 18,000 followers of my own back in October, when I got added to the suggested user list. (Let’s call these “organic” followers.) If I’d have continued my normal rate of growth, i’d have about 25,000 followers today, but thanks to being on the list, I’ve got close to 300,000 followers. Surprisingly though, I only get as many retweets and replies as I’d get with my organic number of followers.

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[pic] Twitter Hacked Early This Morning

Wow. You would think Twitter would have a better defense system in place now but that goes to show you who really runs the internet. Story below:

via Huff Post

Twitter was hacked early Friday morning. Visitors to its homepage and domain saw a message from a group calling itself the “Iranian Cyber Army”

Twitter sent out a tweet at about 2:36 a.m. ET, acknowledging that the site’s DNS records were temporarily compromised. It said that the problem was resolved and in a blog post that followed, explained that the site was “redirected for awhile,” but that “API and platform applications were working.”

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Myspace and Facebook to join forces?

Wow! This was something a few years ago we would have never thought could be possible. Figures because the newly appointed head of Myspace is an ex-Facebook executive.

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– High-ranking executives at both Facebook and MySpace confirm that the companies are in talks over some sort of content partnership—a development that isn’t a big surprise to at least one observer. Formerly intense competitors in the social-networking sphere, Caroline McCarthy writes, now “Facebook’s the one providing the platform for the content; MySpace is the one providing the content itself.”

While MySpace can boost its claim as “a pop culture hub,” McCarthy adds on CNET, “for Facebook, meanwhile, you could take this as a ‘look, we’ve won’ move. After all, it’s a validation of the power of the social network’s content platform that a company like MySpace—which used to dwarf Facebook in size—would want to use it for distribution.”

Here we go again : Foxy Brown Sex Tape Released to the Web

Depending on how many hits this get, I can tell if you guys are still interested in this type of stuff along with the daily stuff we post on this blog.

Well here we have rapper Foxy Brown (who has not had a hit in ages) in a clip of a sex tape supposedly let loose by Maino. Full version is sure to be released in 5,4,3,. Hit the jump to see her in all her glory!

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Myspace bows to Twitter, allows you to sync your updates

Is anyone even on myspace?
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via readwriteweb

MySpace just announced that its users will now be able to sync their status updates with their Twitter feeds. MySpace users will be able to send their status updates on MySpace directly to Twitter and will also be able to import their Twitter updates to their MySpace feeds. This is currently just a beta product, but MySpace will roll this service out globally over the coming weeks.

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Twitter debuts new homepage next week

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Twitter will unveil a new main homepage next week at Twitter.com, said co-founder Biz Stone, in order “to better show who we are.”

In an interview with BoomTown this afternoon, Stone said the current page is essentially confusing to the masses of people who come to it, made aware of the microblogging service by the massive media hype it has received over the last year.

Said Stone: “We want it to show us as a place where people can discover what is going on in real-time and much more.”

People arriving at the new main homepage will be greeted by a search box, information on Twitter trends and a panoply of more specific information about how they can use Twitter.

“You can try it out without having to sign up, so you can get an idea of what Twitter is before you use it,” said Stone. “We need to do a better job of explaining ourselves to people who hear about us and then have no idea what do to.”

Stone is right.

As you can see below (click on the image to make it larger), the current main homepage is pretty lame now, with a picture of a bird on a branch, some cursory explanatory what-why-how information, a link to a video and some media kudos, as well as an ability to sign on.

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10 Reasons you know you’re addicted to Twitter

Yes we are addicted. Here is a geat breakdown for all you guys who have virtually become addicted over night to the internet’s hottest social media networking site.

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10 Reasons you know you’re addicted to Twitter

1. You know what at least 3 people you don’t know had for breakfast.

2. You’re obsessed with how many followers you have or don’t have and possess a master plan for getting your numbers up.

3. You search popular news sites just to link information that makes you look smart.

4. You spend more than 2 minutes planning out the cleverness of each tweet and give yourself a hi-5 when you figure out new ways to shrink words.

5. You’ve got regular Twitter, tweet deck, and twitter mobile for complete uninterrupted professional tweeting.

6. You get in frequent back and forth Twitter arguments over senseless topics that you actually don’t care about. This starts to enter your real life.

7. Twitter is your home page.

8. You paid the Wi-Fi fee on Virgin America so you could get extra cool points by tweeting at 36,000 feet. It’s the new 5 mile high club.

9. You’ve already tweeted about this post.

10. You’ve tweeted at least 3 times before getting to #10.

Souljah Boy takes a long break from Twitter

After last week’s meltdown where he railed against the media, it seems Hip Hop superstar Souljah Boy has had enough of Twitter and has abandoned his million plus followers for awhile.

Hopefully the pressure on this young superstar is not creeping up on him so early in his career and he can continue to entertain millions.
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Twitter Grows 1,444% Over Last Year

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via AdWeek

NEW YORK May 2009 data from Nielsen Online show that people continue to spend more time on social networking and blog sites than ever before. Total minutes increased 82 percent year-over-year and the average time per person increased 67 percent year-over-year in May 2009.

Twitter.com was the fastest-growing Web brand in May 2009, increasing 1,448 percent year over year, from 1.2 million unique visitors in May 2008 to 18.2 million in 2009.

Despite being the fastest-growing brand year-over-year, Twitter’s month-over-month growth has begun to slow, increasing 7 percent from April.

The average time per person on Twitter increased 175 percent year-over-year, from 6 minutes and 19 seconds in May 2008 to 17 minutes and 21 seconds in May 2009. However, month-over-month growth was flat, decreasing 1 percent from April 2009.

Facebook and Myspace Stats:
• With 144.3 million unique visitors, Facebook was the No. 1 global social networking destination in May 2009, the seventh straight month that Facebook has ranked No. 1.
• May 2009 also marked the fifth month in a row that Facebook has been the No. 1 social networking site in the U.S., garnering 75.4 million unique visitors — a 190 percent increase over May 2008.
• Myspace.com continued as the top social networking site when ranked by total video streams in May, with 116.1 million video streams.
• Unique viewers of video content at Myspace.com increased 22.9 percent month-over-month, from 9.9 million in April 2009 to 12.2 million in May 2009.