The Guardian Ian Prior’s Twitter Whoopsy

Twitter is a very useful tool to spread breaking news, we have seen it time and time again used by people and organizations to announce their scoops. Usually, tweeps are the ones that decide what is worth spreading so they retweet what they like and ignore the pieces of news that doesn’t interest them.

The thing is that influential tweeps who spread the news are usually very passionate about their topic and don’t take it lightly when someone is promising them the moon and fails to deliver. And that’s exactly what the Guardian learned the tough way.

The paper’s sports editor, @ianprior created a buzz on January 27th by tweeting the following:

“Major – and boy do I mean it – football exclusive coming up on guardian.co.uk sometime around 5.30.” — see tweet

That created a storm of speculation as to what that news might be, and it rocketed the #GuardianExclusive tag into a trending topic.

Social Media Utilized to Organize Protests in Egypt

The protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize.

“Despite attempts to block Twitter, Facebook and other sites (the government denies it was responsible), a Facebook page devoted to Friday’s planned protests had more than 80,000 followers as of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, compared with some 20,000 the previous day.” ~ CNN

Below are a few videos demonstrating social media’s role with what is going on in Egypt:

Social Media Roles in Egypt’s Unrest

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SmileBox Application — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

SmileBox Application — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

SmileBox Features

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are. Today’s application is : SmileBox.

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How #FollowFriday is Supposed to Work [COMIC]

How #FollowFriday is Supposed to Work [COMIC]

#FollowFriday recommendations can be very tricky to those who don’t understand their value and the right way for them to be done! Many people carry on with #FF recommendations as a chore. Some do it only to get recommended in return. Others do it because they find the people actually interesting. However, and which ever […]

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10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week [eps.8]

Every day, I come across a few hilarious status Facebook updates. Some of them are so funny, that I actually feel stupid laughing all by myself! Therefore, I invite you to invite you to enjoy our eighth list of the 10 top funniest Facebook status updates.

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The Evolution of The Blogger [INFOGRAPH]

The Evolution of The Blogger [INFOGRAPH]

The Evolution of The Blogger

It is really amazing how the blogger evolved from the early 90's till now, and it's astounding sometimes looking back the manner people blogged back in the days of having a Geocities page meant making a statement and was a big deal to how now we make a public statement every few minutes. So reading about this in a post on Tomorrow's...

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Win $10,000 from Apple for Downloading the 10 Billionth App

Win $10,000 from Apple for Downloading the 10 Billionth App

A Small Glimpse of Twitter Buzz

Do you want a chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card from Apple? Only about 2.5 years after the launch of the Apple App Store, Apple is about to celebrate the 10 billionth app download!

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