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Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Facebook and Twitter responsible for most of the weird stories in 2009.Facebook and Twitter responsible for most of the weird stories in 2009.

MSNBC covers a handful of said weird stories all the way from tweeting at the altar to the balloon boy hoax. I'm looking forward to telling to my kids how I found out that Michael Jackson passed via Facebook status updates.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:14 PM | Tags (5) | facebook | interwebs | msnbc | twitter | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.

The example used was a tweet saying 'Earthquake!'. This would be a lot more useful and informative if it came with some information about where the bleeding earthquake was.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | acquisition | geo | location | register | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.

Dell now considers Twitter to be a 'significant new channel' in which to reach customers. If Twitter landed me a couple million in sales I'm guessing that I'd think it would be pretty significant as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | business | computers | dell | interwebs | microblogs | millions | sales | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new real-time content search.

Try searching for your favorite TV show, sporting event or the latest development on a recent government bill. Whether it's an eyewitness tweet, a breaking news story or a fresh blog post, you can find it on Google right after it's published on the web.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:31 PM | Tags (5) | content | google | realtime | search | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it's quite possible for you to tweet in Klingon.Yes, it's quite possible for you to tweet in Klingon.

This handy website includes tons of useful sample tweets as well like 'We will destroy the Federation!' and 'Your mother has a smooth forehead.'  Also, your ship greatly resembles that of a garbage scow. Kapla!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | federation | foreheads | klingon | nerdy | startrek | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

The most popular word of 2009 is... Twitter.The most popular word of 2009 is... Twitter.

A group over in Texas called 'The Global Language Monitor' has deduced that 'Twitter' is the most-used word of the year according to linguistic trends and extensive analysis. I'll add more to the pile to keep Twitter popular because I'm sure it needs my help. Twitter, twitter, twitter, twister...  sike!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:12 AM | Tags (6) | 2009 | asylum | most | twitter | used | word |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.

Revenue through non-traditional advertising will be key in 2010 according to Twitter founder, Biz Stone. Oh, and there may be some more acquisitions on the horizon as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (9) | twitter | business | 2010 | reuters | money | acquisitions | revenue | ads | nontraditional |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

CBS turning popular Twitter account into sitcom.CBS turning popular Twitter account into sitcom.

Look for other Twitter themed accounts to get their own television shows if this one happens to take off. Which it might, because some of the posts are actually quite funny.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:57 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | cbs | sitcom | silly | media | popculture |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.

Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | cross | interwebs | join | linkedin | services | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Microsoft decides to give the MSN homepage a bit of a facelift.Microsoft decides to give the MSN homepage a bit of a facelift.

The new home page is tightly integrated with Bing, which should help boost the search engine's market share from its current ten percent or so. It also includes Twitter and Facebook feeds, so that users don't need to leave the page to update status or post a tweet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:32 AM | Tags (10) | bing | design | facelift | integration | microsoft | msn | overhaul | redesign | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.

In a nutshell, you should be cautious when using suspicious-looking URL shorteners. There's also an interesting statistic within the article stating that about 26% of all tweets contain a URL and retweeting just helps these things spread all the more quickly. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 5:26 PM | Tags (7) | malware | shorteners | trojan | twitter | urls | virus | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

The ten funniest people currently on Twitter according to MSNBC.The ten funniest people currently on Twitter according to MSNBC.

Sometimes fake celebrities are actually more interesting than their real-life counterparts (at least on Twitter anyway). Fake celebrities aside, theme accounts (a la Meeting Boy)  are just awesome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:37 PM | Tags (6) | busey | comedy | funny | list | msnbc | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that tweeting jurors pose a problem in the courtroom. Who knew?Turns out that tweeting jurors pose a problem in the courtroom. Who knew?

One juror in particular went as far to actually tweet the verdict of a trial before the judge announced it. Article cites other bonehead examples of Twitter misuse in the legal process as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | twitter | jurors | tweets | deliberations | updates | outside | world | judge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.

You can try Microsoft's implementation here and Google's is somewhere over here. On the Microsoft side, searching for a particular topic brought me to my cousin's Twitter account which was kind of humorous but slightly scary at the same time. Good work, Dan.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:13 PM | Tags (10) | bing | google | implementation | integration | microsoft | realtime | search | sponsored | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.

It's sort of fitting that Twitter's 5 billionth tweet came not from one of the celebrities or marketers who have flooded the service in recent months, but from one of the quirky Bay Area dot-com nerds who formed its first loyal pack of users.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:00 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | landmark | tweets | billion | five | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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