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image thumb6 PostUp Acquires Facebook and Twitter App, Echofon

Echofon, the Twitter Phone has been acquired by PostUp, which in my opinion is a fair deal as the Twitter app has over 3 million users. Echofon was also one of the first Twitter apps to introduce User Streams and has been quite a popular Twitter client.

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The year 2010 is coming to an end and everyone has a different approach on how they close the year. Twitter in the social media space just released a new site altogether; Year in Review to showcase what has been happening on Twitter throughout 2010.

image thumb46 Twitter 2010: The Year In Review

I am not going to call it a micro messaging service for I simply consider it to be undermining the true potential of the tool, albeit that’s what it is at the core. I recall hating it and avoiding it at all costs and finally getting more than just addicted to it. The site will be updated in the days to come, in the meanwhile you can definitely visit another one which showcases the New folks who joined Twitter.

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image thumb9 Was This The #NewTwitter? CEO Evan Williams Takes A Bow….

Twitter is down today, at least acting like a grumpy kid who doesn’t want respond to your calls. And while I was still at it the news I got was of Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter has taken a bow from the CEO seat.

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image thumb113 Top 10 Twitter Extensions For Google ChromeI have been suing using Firefox for well, over two years with the Google Chrome being my secondary one. The only problem that kept me away initially was the lack of extension support but that changed thanks to all the development lately.

I will be using this post to highlight the top Twitter extensions for the Google Chrome browser, getting used to them myself before I can actually make a shift to making Chrome my preference. I have kept the list short, just a disclaimer before our respectful readers complain of having left many others. Read More »

image thumb69 Blog On The Go With The New Tumblr App For Android

Apples news everyday sounds great but I find it a bit difficult to not have something about Android. Today the Android Market got itself the much awaited app for the blogging service, Tumblr. The app is official, available for free on the Market and the only issue is that you must be running Android 2.1 at least.

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image thumb60 Twitter Follows Facebook Movie With A Funny YouTube Parody

If Facebook does it so should every other social network. Well at least create a mock. There has been a lot of hype with the upcoming Facebook movie; The Social Network and it has caused quite some parodies coming up. But this Twitter Movie trailer quite hilariously puts the purpose of Twitter in motion.

The mock is being titles The Twit Network and is hitting hard on the Social Network trailer , highlighting a few facts added with exaggerated bits on Twitter cofounders; Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Ev Williams. I particularly liked the man bleeding and asking his wife to call 911 and she, pretty like any Twitter addict wonders if they too have a Twitter handle.

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image thumb56 TweetDeck Officially Comes To Android Phones

Am I being too Androidish today? Maybe right but this is what I news I have been coming across today and honestly I have ignored others. Just running down another one quickly, TweetDeck has officially made its way to the Android phones. Sounds great, primarily because I detested seeing the TweetDeck on the iPhone for some odd reason, but I guess I don’t need to do that anymore.

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image thumb42 Twitter Ruffles Up Feathers To Boost Ad Platform: Hires Former Facebook And Yelp Employees

Looks as if the micromessaging service, Twitter is taking advertising seriously. Reports today state that folks at Twitter have bolstered their ad platform by hiring Dan Coughlin who had been with Facebook since 2006. Coughlin will take charge as the Director of Sales for Eastern Region in the US.

That wasn’t the only notable induction as Twitter also fished Amanda Levy of Yelp. She will be taking position as Director of Sales in the Western Region, bringing over 5 years of experience to the Twitter ad team. Both have a good number of years to back their selection, with Coughlin who was the director of media sales, Facebook, and prior to this, held the same position at Yahoo for over 5 years. This is of course other than his stints at MarketWatch and DoubleClick. Levy on the other hand was Yelp’s first salesperson, where she headed sales for Yelp at the West Coast.

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image thumb25 End Of Confusion: TwitterShoutOut Isn’t a Feature/Function To Be Of Twitter

I was wandering the whole day after reading about the possible Twitter feature to be; the @TwitterShoutOut. Right from reading about it, I just thought what this was about, perhaps a recommendation engine that does something beyond @replies or the ever popular #followfriday. The same created hype well over the day thanks to TNW before Sean Garret stepped up to clear the confusion.

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image thumb61 Posterous Wants You To Switch Your Platform, Offer Lasts For 15 Days*

The major reason why I haven’t moved over to Posterous is simple; I found it extremely impossible to transfer existing content over to it. Not just me, I guess the issue is same with many, especially those on various platforms which are getting annoyingly difficult to manage. Perhaps they have become too outdated or are greedy to fill each of your page with ads. Well Posterous is capitalizing on that by letting you import your content over to its platform.

This is happening round the clock for the next 15 days [read update] and irrespective of what platform you are on, Posterous is all embracing. Err, isn’t way too eager to have you shift over?

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