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

Kanye Tweep

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.

Facebook vs. Twitter [infograph]

This infograph by The Next Web helps you get a clearer view of how you can better use Twitter and Facebook for advertising your products or services.

Amsterdam Police Using Twitter for New Year’s Celebration!

Amsterdam Police Using Twitter for New Year’s Celebration!

Police Using Twitter

The police of Amsterdam just announced that they will be using Twitter (twitter.com/politieaa) during the upcoming New Year’s celebration to update the public with round the hour security information. The police expect 40,000 people to come to the Museum Square (which is just behind the Van Gogh Museum) to celebrate New Year’s...

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3FM’s Serious Talent Chart — Let Social Media Be the Judge

3FM’s Serious Talent Chart — Let Social Media Be the Judge

Amost a week ago, a Dutch radio station (3FM) launched a new chart, called the Serious Talent Chart which ranks talent based only on social media coverage including Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Hyves and Last.fm.

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Black Friday Social Media Campaigns

Black Friday Social Media Campaigns

sports Authority's Campaign

Black Friday is a shopaholic's crack cocain, it's the one day that people don't need to make spurious reason for why they need to buy an item, they just do. The name comes from the accounting practice of marking off profits with black ink, and the Friday following Thanksgiving marked the first day that retailers traditionally went...

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Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

A collaboration between Twitter and Apple opens a backdoor to a part of the corporate workforce that has been locked out of Ping during the crucial daytime hours.

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Hunch: The Decision Maker — App Review

Hunch: The Decision Maker — App Review

Make a Hunch?

It is very easy to become an expert at anything, all you would need to do is invest 10,000 hours learning and working in a specific domain to become an expert in it. That is you have the time for that, at 60 hrs/ week you will hit the 10,000 mark a few months after your 3rd year, for the majority of people they are lucky if they...

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First Dutch #Twedding… Who’s Next?

First Dutch #Twedding… Who’s Next?

Dutch Twedding!

A week ago, Holland witnessed the events of the first wedding concluded via Twitter: The groom-to-be proposed via Twitter and the bride-to-be accepted in the same way. They invited people via Twitter and the actual wedding ceremony could be followed via Twitter as well.

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