Twitter is a popular microblogging service that is available in a bunch of countries around the world. Twitter celebrated its 8th birthday this week and was also blocked in Turkey. The blockage in Turkey came after the service didn’t respond to court orders issued by the Turkish government.
Twitter is one of the most popular ways for people to keep in touch with friends and for brands to keep in touch with fans and customers. Two of the hallmark features of twitter are the @replies that people can make and the hastags that help with searches. Those hashtags are often bizarre and long since #theycanbeashardtoreadasyoulike.
Facebook has a massive data center that deals with all the data that users of the social network upload on a daily basis. The data centers that Facebook uses are packed with the latest technology for storage and performance. It's a bit surprising to learn that Facebook is also using some low-tech storage methods, namely Blu-ray discs.
Hackers are constantly targeting the social media and websites of major corporations and organizations. In October of last year, the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into President Obama's social media accounts. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is at it again with a new hack in to social media accounts.
Yesterday, Twitter revealed a refresh to its Web design, something still rolling out and ushering in another change, this one for the company's advertising partners: the ability to target based on email addresses and Twitter user IDs. The announcement was made on the company's advertising blog today, and expands the functionality to excluding users just the same, offering more control over all.
YouTube revealed last fall that Google+ would be integrated into its comment system, causing a sweeping overhaul to the video service and forcing many onto Google's social network. The change went live by early November, and with the changes came a user outcry on multiple levels -- from those who resented being pushed onto Google+, and from creators who found managing comments unnecessarily difficult as a result.