Who Is Using Twitter And How Are They Using It [INFOGRAPH]

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It will be really interesting to see in which way Twitter will head in this year, although I doubt after releasing their new interface and new business model that we will be seeing many big stories from the service.  Regardless of its fate in the future, Twitter was a very influential medium last year and it was interesting to see how it’s demographics changed during the past year.

I remember reading at the beginning of the last year a lot of headlines talking about how Twitter is for old geezers and how the youth are Twitter aversive, something I didn’t really believe and basically attributed to the awkwardness of finding a purpose for Twitter in the life of the casual social media user of that age group.  So I was pleasantly surprised by a new PEW research which investigated the question of “Who is using Twitter and how are they using it” . It found that 8% of US internet users use the service, and people between the ages of 18-29 (youth) were the group with the highest percentage of user – 14% – among all age groups.

The Weirdest Social Networks #implants #psychics #zombies

It’s one thing to be familiar with the big players of social media, namely Twitter and Facebook, but scratching the surface reveals a variety of niche, obscure, bizarre and interesting social media networks that cater to people’s every need and fantasy. To help paint a better picture of what kind of social media networks are out there, we at the Thoughtpick blog thought to go out and pick out the weirdest social media networks that are out there.

The Latest in GDT (Gold Digging Technology)

A site to let the gold digger inside you bloom. The site aims at connecting women who are interested in getting some plastic surgery done with men who are willing to finance those procedures for them. The way the website works is by making male users spend credits to be able to talk and send messages to female users, with each message or interaction the profile of that girl is funded accordingly.

HOW TO: Use the New Facebook Groups Feature

A few months ago I heard that Facebook released their new group feature and I have to be honest that I was confused about this announcement. People have always been able to create Groups to share their interests and obsessions, so how is this a new feature? Actually for a while now it seemed that the group feature is on its deathbed being pushed out in favor of the fanpage.

The Social Network: Where Are They Now?

The Social Network has been recieved extremely well by critics across the boar, earning a 97% from Rotten Tomato and being compared to classics such as ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘Rashomon’ . The movie is superbly directed and script is impeccably written, and hell even Justin Timberlake gave a solid performance in his role of Napster creator Sean Parker. But after watching the movie – which you should if you haven’t – you are left with two lingering questions, how true are the events depicted in the movie and what happened to all those people?

Choose a Different Ending Campaign — Will you take the knife?

Choose a Different Ending Campaign — Will you take the knife?

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A knife is the most common weapon used in killing youth in the UK, four out of ten youth killings have used the weapon in perpetrating the crime. Part of the reason for the prevalence of knife attacks is that many youths carry them believing that its going to provide them with some protection. To tackle the issue, and to dissuade...

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Blog Action Day Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Blog Action Day Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

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Blog Action Day 2010: Water from Blog Action Day on Vimeo. Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that invites bloggers from around the world to form a united front by tackling the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global conversation on a topic. This [...]

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Quirky News of the Web — December 2010

Quirky News of the Web — December 2010

"is it safe to have people like Superman, Iron Man, Batman, or the X-Men just jetting around willy-nilly?"

There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago. Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will...

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The Best of The Best Lists of Social Media 2010

The Best of The Best Lists of Social Media 2010

Jumo: The Social Network for Social Good!

2010 is just about to be over and we had a wonderful year here at the Thoughpick blog. Just reminiscing about all that has happened during the past year gives us a lot of pride in our readers and us, for not only getting through the year but doing it with style. So in honor of the year 2010, the last year of the decade, we will be...

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Top Youtube Videos of 2010

2010 has been an amazing year when it comes to Youtube, they have expanded to an even wider audience and cemented themselves as a valid platform to host some of the most innovative and successful marketing campaigns of the year. To commemorate the year Youtube Trends has released Rewind, a time-line celebrating the major milestones,...

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Kickstarter: Crowd Sourcing Project Funding

Kickstarter: Crowd Sourcing Project Funding

TikTok+LunaTik

Kickstarter is one of the largest funding platforms on the web, on any given day you will find a variety of creative, exciting and sometimes downright bizarre projects trying to get funding on the website. Practically anybody with an idea but cash stripped to implement it can place take a chance and place his idea on the website.

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