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/

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

Sarah Palin, quit bashing Obama

Your stint on Twitter has not been a resounding success.

Leave the president alone and pick on someone who’s more your level

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/08/sarah-palin-quit-bashing-obama

UPDATE: Internet Shut Off in Egypt, Astounding Live Coverage Still Available as Pro-Democracy Leader Put Under House Arrest

Last night, hours before the biggest protests Egypt has seen yet were expected to start, a slew of news outlets began reporting that Internet access and SMS messages had been blocked across the country.

According to the reports, the outage goes beyond censorship of specific websites, like Twitter, to extend to the entire Internet. As The Arabist noted quite plainly, Egypt has shut off the internet.

Source:
http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/453097/update:_internet_shut_off_in_egypt,_astounding_live_coverage_still_available_as_pro-democracy_leader_put_under_house_arrest/

Tunisia: In days, social media ended 54 years of dictatorship

As U.S. headlines focused on the tragedy in Tucson, a world-changing drama played out an ocean away in Tunisia.

In a few days, social media ended 54 years of dictatorship. Spurred by U.S. diplomats blunt assessment of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, revealed by WikiLeaks, Tunisians rallied on Facebook and mobilized via Twitter.

Source:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110116/tunisia-riots-facebook-twitter

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