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The short, sweet life of a retweet

Twitter's immediacy affects not just original short messages, but also their life span, according to new research from social-analytics firm Sysomos.

By Sep. 29, 2010


Twitter offers safe harbor to more app makers

Twitter gave its official blessing to nine new companies. Shoutlet, Adobe Social, Percolate, and others can keep selling their Twitter services without fear of being shut down.

By Jan. 17, 2013


Mobile donations to Haiti exceed all in 2009

Since the tweet "Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to @RedCross relief" went viral, more than $8 million in donations surpasses mobile giving throughout all of 2009.

By Jan. 15, 2010


Twitter grows up in aftermath of Haiti earthquake

According to the Nielsen Company, Twitter has taken the lead as a distribution hub for information about the disaster.

By Jan. 19, 2010


SXSWi: Let the geolocation games begin

The competition will be particularly fierce at the annual digital-culture bash between Foursquare and Gowalla, rival social-media services that want to own the location-based networking market.

By Mar. 10, 2010