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  • Twitter Recruiting Members for User Testing 2007-06-19

    Like it or hate it, Twitter has caused a stir in the online social networking space. In a nut shell, Twitter allows users to pump out infinite amounts of (usually) ego-driven noise to the intarweb with a multitude of widgets, mashups and plugins that

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  • Twitter's turning me to drink 2008-04-29

    About a year and a half ago I was totally over Twitter. When I say "over it", I mean So Over It that I couldn't even get Into It. Twitter was new, I didn't know many people using it, and all the twits and tweets seemed so utterly self indulgent-

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  • 15 Million Reasons Why Twitter Sucks- 2008-05-29

    Or does it? Throw the question "What do you think of Twitter" to a room full of geeks and you'll soon realize that Twitter's one of those unique creations that you either love to death or just can't stand hearing about. There's no fence sitting

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  • Did Rails Sink Twitter?

    Did Rails Sink Twitter? 2008-06-06

    Twitter is arguably the most heavily used Ruby on Rails application in the world. Almost since its inception, Twitter has fostered a wildly passionate cult following. Also from the beginning, Twitter has suffered from chronic outages under that load.

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  • Twitter vs. Congress

    Twitter vs. Congress 2008-07-23

    According to Tricia Duryee of paidContent, Twitter has been experiencing something of a resurgence lately. Traffic is at an all time high, its valuation is through the roof, and the service is even more stable than it has been in months. However, eve

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  • Twitter's Follow Limit Makes Twitter Less Useful

    Twitter's Follow Limit Makes Twitter Less Useful 2008-08-13

    In an effort to curb spam, over the weekend Twitter decided to add following and update limits to its accounts. The limits are as follows: 1,000 total updates per day, on any and all devices 250 total direct messages per day, on any and devices 100 A

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  • No Twitter SMS? Now You Can Pay For It

    No Twitter SMS? Now You Can Pay For It 2008-08-20

    Last week, Twitter made the announcement that they had suspended outgoing SMS alerts in the UK and some other countries. The company cited cost as the reason. "Even with a limit of 250 messages received per week, it could cost Twitter about $1,000 pe

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  • Twitter Gets Serious About Spam

    Twitter Gets Serious About Spam 2008-08-22

    Spam on Twitter has apparently become a fairly large problem. I've never really noticed it, but I also only have a couple of hundred followers, so maybe I'm not visible enough to be a target. Before its founder got disillusioned by Twitter's downtime

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  • Game Over. Twitter Wins.

    Game Over. Twitter Wins. 2008-09-16

    At the height of their notorious downtime woes many people were predicting the end of microblogging site Twitter. Users were understandably frustrated, and early adopters started looking for a replacement. FriendFeed was better. Plurk was better. Ide

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  • Twitter Launches Election Mashup, Could Be So Much More

    Twitter Launches Election Mashup, Could Be So Much More 2008-09-26

    With the US presidential elections just over a month away, a lot of sites are rushing to get in on the action and launch a candidate watching page. Site's like YouTube, Digg, MySpace and even PriceGrabber have had them for ages. A late entry is Twitt

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  • 12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter

    12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter 2008-10-04

    There is no doubt that Twitter has been one of the hottest new web applications of the past couple of years. Since making a huge splash at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in March 2007, the simple little microblogging and status applica

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  • Twitter as a Tool for Social Change

    Twitter as a Tool for Social Change 2008-10-21

    Twitter may not have figured out how to make money, but people using the application have begun to figure out how to put it to work in a number of useful ways. It's often been discussed how Twitter allows for a millisecond news cycle and aids in the

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  • Follow Us On Twitter; Attend Edge Of The Web For Free!

    Follow Us On Twitter; Attend Edge Of The Web For Free! 2008-10-23

    Eager to attend the Edge Of The Web conference, but your boss won't cough up the bucks for the ticket? Or perhaps, with all this talk of a looming recession, forking out your own cash for an event like this is difficult to justify? Maybe you've alrea

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  • Techy Treasure #2: Twitter Buzz Widget 2008-10-24

    Personally I'm not a huge fan of Twitter, but it is all the rage at the moment and even a cynic like me can see that it's a valuable tool for connecting with your clients. In fact, there was so much buzz about the launch of Everything You Know About

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  • Twitter Competition, Part 2: CSS Book Giveaway

    Twitter Competition, Part 2: CSS Book Giveaway 2008-11-03

    With all the excitement of last week's Edge Of The Web prize draw, I completely forgot to draw the second part of the competition-the winner of our latest book, Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong. If you'll recall, all you had to do to be eligibl

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  • If Twitter Charges, Users Would Pay: Survey

    If Twitter Charges, Users Would Pay: Survey 2008-11-20

    Author and investor Guy Kawasaki posted a poll today asking, "How much would you pay to use Twitter?" Surprisingly, about 50% said they would pay some amount, the majority thinking the service worth $5 per month. That idea seems so reprehensible

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  • Terrible Idea: Magpie Twitter Ad Network

    Terrible Idea: Magpie Twitter Ad Network 2008-11-25

    If we here at SitePoint had no scruples, we could apparently turn on a not-so-insignificant revenue stream via our Twitter account. Fortunately for you, we'd rather have friends on Twitter than enemies. But if we were that evil, newly launched Twitte

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  • The 10 Most Creative Uses for Twitter

    The 10 Most Creative Uses for Twitter 2008-12-18

    Think Twitter is just for wasting time chatting to friends and strangers? Think again. There are all sorts of creative uses for Twitter out there, and we've assembled ten of our favorites below. From writing fiction to quitting smoking, Twitter is be

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  • How to Find Breaking News on Twitter

    How to Find Breaking News on Twitter 2009-01-09

    Update: Really odd coincidence. Almost as soon as I clicked post I hear from Matt Magain (SitePoint's managing editor) that Twitter is blowing up with reports of an earthquake in Los Angeles. You can follow it live by searching Twitter. Also check ou

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  • Twitter's Little Known SEO Value

    Twitter's Little Known SEO Value 2009-01-15

    Mihaela Lica joins the SitePoint blogging team, relaying her SEO tips, tricks and expertise. For too many, SEO is synonymous with ranking on the first SERP page in Google. For too many, optimizing a site for Google means getting links, many links, no

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