Google top U.S. Web destination in 2011: Nielsen

Facebook notched up 137.6 million unique US visitors a month and Yahoo! 130.1 million.

MSN, WindowsLive and Bing were next with 115.9 million unique US visitors a month, followed by YouTube with 106.7 million. Also 45.7 million a month for Blogger and 23.6 million a month for Twitter, Nielsen said.

Source:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/29/google-top-u-s-web-destination-in-2011-nielsen/

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President Obama on the Passing of Steve Jobs: “He changed the way each of us sees the world.”

“Rest in peace,” says the president’s Twitter feed.

Source:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/05/president-obama-passing-steve-jobs-he-changed-way-each-us-sees-world

Will the FDA regulate social media?

CNET asks the new Digital Health Coalition why many pharmaceutical companies are afraid to venture onto Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20098572-281/will-the-fda-regulate-social-media-q-a/

Twitter-Bombing the Boss Looms as Worker Right Business Dreads

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. worker said he was disciplined for using Facebook to rail against a bosss tyranny. A crime reporter in Tucson, Arizona, was fired for using Twitter to taunt that the city had too few homicides.

Source:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-05/twitter-bombing-the-boss-looms-as-worker-right-business-dreads.html

Top 10 Twitter Trends Last Month [CHART]

Wondering what had Twitter buzzing in July? Check the complete chart for details.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/08/02/twitter-trends-july-2011/

Retweeting rumors and the reality of news as a process

Are those who post unverified reports on Twitter playing an important role in the new ecosystem of news, or being irresponsible and indulging in gossip? That question goes to the heart of the idea of news as a process rather than a finished product.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/07/29/retweeting-rumors-and-the-reality-of-news-as-a-process/

Behind the Numbers: Twitter Questions | Fast Company

Using Twitter to ask questions to the masses has become one of the most prevalent uses of the social network.

Opinions, facts, news, and (of course) random thoughts are inquired about every second. Is it working?

Source:
http://www.fastcompany.com/1760689/behind-the-numbers-twitter-questiosn

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