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Would publishers rethink their use of Twitter if Rupert Murdoch bought it?

Poynter. – 2012-01-04

Is it time to re-examine publishers’ increasing reliance on third-party tools like Facebook and Twitter? “These are not just distribution networks, they record the fragments and fingerprints of...

Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage

Poynter. – 2011-12-09

The website of Virginia Tech’s independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, struggled with traffic as people sought information on a campus shooting Thursday. For a while, the home page...

Twitter redesign: more curated, visual and user-friendly

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-09

"Twitter is the newswire now."This was Mathew Ingram's message to the Associated Press, after they controversially chastised their journalists for publishing events on Twitter before they had gone up...

Twitter hires ad director from Google

Guardian – 2011-12-01

Google's director of YouTube display advertising, Bruce Daisley, to be Twitter's first UK sales directorTwitter has hired Google's director of YouTube display advertising, Bruce Daisley, as its first...

How Twitter’s new ‘top news’ search results will help (and hurt) publishers

Poynter. – 2011-11-03

Twitter is taking its first step to curate the news that flows across its network, quietly rolling out a “top news” section in its search results. When people rush to Twitter to search for news...

NPR’s Andy Carvin takes Twitter break to write book about covering Arab Spring via social media

Poynter. – 2011-10-18

@ACarvin Just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, NPR’s Andy Carvin told people on Twitter that he’s taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the Arab Spring via social media....

Editors Share Best Practices for Twitter

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-10

Twitter has become part of the daily routine for almost every editor, but are you using it as effectively as you can? Here, four very different editors offer their advice for engaging and growing...

Editors Share Twitter Best Practices

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-28

Twitter has become part of the daily routine for almost every editor, but are you using it as effectively as you can?

Lord Sugar to hold Twitter book signing

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:39 Pan Macmillan will be holding the world's first live Twitter book signing to launch Lord Alan Sugar's book The Way I See It:...

Twitter Rolling Out Analytics Tool

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-15

On Tuesday Twitter announced that it's launching a new analytics tool that will initially be available to a select group of partners as a pilot program, but will be made available to everyone in the...

Twitter Finally Unveils Analytics (But Only in Private Beta)

AllThingsD – 2011-09-13

Twitter unveiled its long-awaited analytics product today, based on data provided about tweets and clicks facilitated by its link shortening service and "Tweet Button" tool for publishers.

Twitter gears up auto-ads for big clients: sources

Reuters – 2011-07-14

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter is courting bigtime advertisers and will soon allow them to tailor, automate and publish ads in bulk directly onto the Internet microblogging service, according to...

Atlantic editor: Twitter a ‘wonderful recommendation machine’ for long-form journalism

Poynter. – 2011-07-10

The Atlantic In an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Atlantic editor James Bennet says Twitter has not hurt long-form journalism and has, in fact, helped his magazine. Twitter, for us, has been...

Twitter Plugging Away at Self-Serve Ad Platform

AdWeek – 2011-06-07

Twitter’s monetization officer has an unenviable task. The micro-blogging company, valued anywhere from $7.7 billion to $10 billion, needs to, at some point, back into some revenue. To do so,...

Atwood's Blind Assassin launches Twitter book club

CBC – 2011-06-01

The Blind Assassin by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood has been tapped as the inaugural entry for a new, Twitter-based book club.

Global book club launches on Twitter

Guardian – 2011-06-01

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is first pick for 1book140From New Zealand to Brazil, India to Japan, thousands of readers around the world are coming together to tackle Margaret Atwood's...

Twitter and Google fight back against Facebook's Like button

Guardian – 2011-06-01

Facebook's tentacular reach across the internet was accelerated by its 'like' button, which now seems a ubiquitous part of the browsing experience from news and blogs to corporate and retail sites....

New Twitter user publishes claims over privacy injunctions

Guardian – 2011-05-31

Claims about 14 gagging orders follow UK and US court battles to unmask anonymous tweetersAnother Twitter user has published claims about 14 privacy injunctions allegedly obtained by high-profile...

Bennett's Newsnight library defence becomes Twitter trend

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 09:52 Author Alan Bennett trended on UK Twitter last night following a BBC2 Newsnight interview in which he reiterated his previously...

Twitter brings world closer for Japan quake charity e-book

Reuters – 2011-05-10

TOKYO (Reuters) - An avid Twitter user's desire to help Japan recover from the devastating March earthquake and tsunami has resulted in a charity e-book based on material gathered from around the...

Time Warner Loses Exec To Facebook; Jack Dorsey Returns To Twitter

Media Bistro – 2011-03-30

Mark Zuckerberg snags a top staffer from Time Warner, Jack Dorsey rejoins Twitter's day-to-day operations, and a news magazine is on a hiring spree. Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.29.11 Revolving Door...

Grace Dent to Leave Twitter for Faber/Guardian Books

The Bookseller – 2011-03-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/03/2011 - 14:40 Faber and Guardian Books have acquired a title by columnist and author Grace Dent about social networking phenomenon Twitter. Guardian Books publisher Lisa...

The truth about Twitter, Facebook and the uprisings in the Arab world

Guardian – 2011-02-25

Recent events in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt have been called 'Twitter revolutions' – but can social networking overthrow a government? Our correspondent reports from the Middle East on how activists...

Is Twitter really worth $3.7bn?

The Independent – 2010-12-17

On paper – and despite its ubiquity – Twitter is a tiny bird in a corporate world of soaring giants. The microblogging site, which started four years ago, has a staff of just 350 at its...

Web leaders debate the use of paywalls, Twitter and internet TV in 2011

Media Week – 2010-12-16

The success of The Times paywall has shown it is possible to achieve greater revenue with quality content than via advertising, but raises questions about the influence of such titles in the future,...

Twitter's Billions on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2010-12-16

Today on the Morning Media Menu, we discussed Twitter's multibillion dollar valuation.

Twitter valued at $3.7bn in latest fundraising

Media Week – 2010-12-16

Twitter, the micro-blogging site, has raised a fresh $200m (£129m) in new finance, which values the company at $3.7bn (£2.4bn).

What If Everyone on Twitter Read the Same Book?

Wired News – 2010-03-24

What if everyone on Twitter read the same book at the same time and we formed one massive, international book club? Let's find out.

Yahoo! and Twitter strike content-sharing deal

CNN – 2010-02-24

Yahoo! and the micro-blogging site Twitter have struck a content-sharing deal, they announced Wednesday -- a plan that will share real-time tweets with the 600 million users in Yahoo's global...

Follow the Business Journal on Twitter

Silicon Valley - San Jose Business Journal – 2008-12-04

Hourly updates and more from the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal can now be followed on the social networking and micro-blogging site

Media Monkey: Putting the 'twit' in Twitter

Guardian – 2008-09-12

Media Monkey: US reporter files Twitter updates from funeral of three-year-old

Twitter's Android and iOS app get updates; out on Kindle Fire now, Nook soon

Engadget – 2012-02-22

The official Twitter app has just received an update on iOS and Android, bringing new features to both platforms, plus an "optimized" Ice Cream Sandwich experience as seen above. The app is also...

Andrew Breitbart dies at 43 – and Twitter expresses shock and sadness

Guardian – 2012-03-01

Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart collapsed and died near his home in LA on Thursday night at the age of 43. Here's a collection of some of the reaction from around the internetAndrew...

How To Lose Friends And Alienate Twitter Followers: 5 Stupid Social Media Mistakes

Fast Company – 2012-03-01

When I interviewed entrepreneur and author Guy Kawasaki recently, I chatted with him at great lengths about his Twitter publishing habits. Take a look at his feed, and every...

Jonathan Franzen – this time taking on Twitter – heaps more scorn on social media

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-03-07

 'Freedom' author Jonathan Franzen, who has previously disparaged Facebook and e-books, says Twitter 'stands for everything I oppose'

Elle boosts magazine subscriptions with Twitter

Media Week – 2012-03-30

Elle, the fashion and beauty brand published by Hearst Magazines UK, has doubled its magazine subscriptions after its first live digital streaming of a cover shoot via Twitter.

How much is too much? The ethics of publishing content from Facebook and Twitter

Editors Weblog – 2012-03-30

Most people (hopefully!) understand the consequences of putting something online: once you upload a compromising photo or tweet something controversial, it’s available for everyone to see. But when...

Liz Jones misquote sparks Twitter tiff | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2012-05-09

Glamour magazine's editor, Jo Elvin, has taken the Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones to task on Twitter for a spot of misattribution. Jones quoted Elvin in Saturday's Daily Mail piece We're proof that...

Mountaineer laughs off Twitter row with 'spotty schoolkids'

Guardian – 2012-05-24

Joe Simpson engages in online spat with 'vile' GCSE students after they rubbished his book Touching the VoidEven the most successful authors have to suffer the occasional fit of spite from critics...

Jennifer Egan's newest story debuts on Twitter

CBC – 2012-05-25

The latest short story from Pulitzer-winning writer Jennifer Egan is emerging 140 characters at a time via Twitter.

Jobs and Twitter exposés for Sceptre

The Bookseller – 2012-06-01

Sceptre has acquired two titles which look to give more insight into two of the world's...

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has book deal

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-06-04

(06-04) 10:16 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- The co-founder of Twitter has a story to tell, and he'll need more than 140 characters. Biz Stone has a deal with Grand Central Publishing for "Things a Little...

Twitter founder Biz Stone has deal for new book

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-06-04

PUBLISHING Twitter founder plans new book The co-founder of Twitter has a story to tell, and he'll need more than 140 characters. Biz Stone has a deal with Grand Central Publishing for "Things a...

In defense of the despicable ‘things journalists do on Twitter’

Poynter. – 2012-06-09

New York magazine posted a clever top 10 list of the “things journalists do on Twitter that we despise.” Many hyper-tweeting journalists among us ate it up yesterday with a good-natured...

Can CheckThis carve out a publishing niche between Twitter and traditional blogging?

GigaOM – 2012-06-13

If straight-up blogging requires too much of a commitment and Twitter requires too little, CheckThis wants to join Tumblr as a “just right” option in the middle.

Publisher Twitter Followings Explode

Publishers Weekly – 2012-06-15

After posting significant gains in 2011, the 16 publishers highlighted in PW’s annual Twitter snapshot all continued growing in 2012, showing that the book activity on the social media platform is...

Twitter suspends Olympics journalist

CNN – 2012-07-31

A journalist who has criticized NBC's coverage of the London Olympics has been suspended from Twitter after using the site to publish a network executive's private e-mail address and urge followers...

Twitter isn’t killing books – 2012-08-06

A Slate piece argues that online literary culture is too enthusiastic and killing criticism -- and is wrong on both

Twitter Founders Launch Medium, a New Collaborative Publishing Platform

AllThingsD – 2012-08-15

What's the next act after Blogger and Twitter? Medium.

With Medium, Twitter founders want to ‘reimagine publishing’ — again

GigaOM – 2012-08-15

Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams Tuesday unveiled their latest publishing platform, Medium. The new tool aims to give people a collaborative, lightweight way to express themselves online...

Twitter Cofounders Unveil Medium, A Publishing Platform That Feels Like Tumblr And Looks Like Pinterest

Fast Company – 2012-08-15

Twitter cofounders Biz Stone and Evan Williams today offered a preview of Medium, their new publishing platform. Medium is at heart a blogging service, although right now it's only open to a select...

Twitter Co-Founders Preview Medium, a New Publishing Tool

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-15

Obvious, the company led by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, has been busy building a collaborative publishing tool called Medium, and today it previewed what it has been working...

Twitter founders create Branch and Medium to keep the conversations, collections flowing

Engadget – 2012-08-16

If you've ever been so embroiled in a chat or sharing splurge that you've been told to "take it off of Twitter," you now can -- sort of. Twitter co-creators Biz Stone and Ev Williams have launched...

Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year

AllThingsD – 2012-09-25

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams shares more details about his new publishing platform.

The October 5th edition of Entertainment Weekly has a built-in Twitter feed (really)

Engadget – 2012-09-26

Youth-oriented TV drama factory The CW is hoping that Entertainment Weekly readers are interested in taking Twitter from smartphones and computers to the printed page -- er, at least a printed page...

Want to Know What Lena Dunham's Advice Is Worth? Check Her Twitter Account

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-10-10

Lena Dunham's advice is worth upwards of $3.5 million, the reported amount that Random House paid the creator and star of Girls to write her first book, a collection of...

On Twitter, book titles rewritten as New York Times headlines

Poynter. – 2012-11-02

A Twitter meme that trended Thursday morning rewrites books titles in the style of New York Times headlines. #NYTbooks has much in common with the Twitter account @nytprepositions, started by...

Twitter suspends ‘NYT On It’ account after New York Times complains

Poynter. – 2012-11-21

The “Times Is On It” Twitter account, which parodies New York Times stories, announced on Facebook that its account had been suspended after the newspaper complained. The account was...

First-ever Twitter Fiction Festival comes a'Tweeting

Los Angeles Times – 2012-11-28

Is it possible to say something profound, to create something beautiful or essential, 140 characters at a time? Of course it is! No it isn't!Is it possible to say something profound, to create...

Atlantic Media Tries Turning Twitter Into a Bigger Ad Platform

Editor & Publisher – 2012-11-29

Atlantic Media is taking publishers' latest stab at making social media good for something besides gaining traffic. The company -- whose properties include The Atlantic, Quartz and National...

Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

Guardian – 2012-12-15

The novelist and screenwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI chopped down the ash tree and left you. Tears and sawdust, but both of you...

Twitter and Nielsen pair up to publish new 'social TV' ratings

Reuters – 2012-12-18

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings NV , the television viewership measurement company, said on Monday it will partner with Twitter to publish a new set of ratings that measure chatter...

The pros and cons of newspaper paywalls: a Twitter debate

GigaOM – 2012-12-24

A comment about a Bloomberg story on the New York Times paywall started a debate about the positive and negative effects of paywalls that included some media industry luminaries such as the former...

News companies must pay for swiping Twitter pics (but our photo laws are still a mess)

GigaOM – 2013-01-17

A new court ruling forces the Washington Post to pay for publishing disaster photos found on Twitter. The ruling may seem fair but it will do nothing to solve bigger issues of copyright law in the...

Twitter's Publishing Offspring, Medium, Tries Out Commenting

Fast Company – 2013-02-08

Biz Stone's and Ev Williams's fledgling online publishing platform takes a few more social steps toward maturity. Medium, from the same minds that brought us Twitter, is already a new kind of...

Twitter fiction: Esther Freud

Guardian – 2013-02-16

The novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerMother love is strong enough to lift a car. I'd heard that. But when my girl was hit by a Mercedes,...

Twitter fiction: Adele Parks

Guardian – 2013-03-09

The novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerA big birthday! Cheers! Dizzy remembering ancient encounters, bursting with possibility and...

Franklin 'commissioning e-books via Twitter'

The Bookseller – 2013-03-14

Twitter is being used as a "commissioning channel", Random House digital publisher Dan...

Timothy Noah Is Out at The New Republic and Twitter Wants to Know What Happened

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-03-23

Timothy Noah, formerly a senior editor at the newly-relaunched New Republic, sent the political sector of Twitter into a confused frenzy Friday afternoon when he tweeted the magazine had...

Steven Soderbergh is writing a novella on Twitter – 2013-04-30

The "Traffic" and "Magic Mike" director has completed seven chapters so far

Twitter fiction: William Sutcliffe

Guardian – 2013-05-25

The author takes our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Wouldn't it be cool if everyone obeyed us?" "Let's tell people there's a scary mindreading dude in the...

Twitter fiction: Gill Hornby

Guardian – 2013-06-15

The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Too many cooks," she once cried, tapping hands with the flat of her knife. Now she...

Twitter and Publishers: Growth Slows in 2013

Publishers Weekly – 2013-06-15

A surprising number was revealed in PW’s annual Twitter snapshot: 31%.

Twitter fiction: Victoria Hislop

Guardian – 2013-06-22

The novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerWhen he got home that night his wife had gone. In her place was a younger unlined woman with a...

Magazine on Twitter

BBC World – 2009-04-27

You can follow the latest updates from the Magazine on Twitter

How to Prevent a Twitter Hack

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-06

Recent Twitter hacks done this spring by a group called the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on the Associated Press and The Onion have brought attention to the vulnerability of a media organization’s...

2011: Where the Imprints Rank on Twitter

Publishers Weekly – 2011-06-06

It's been two years since PW took the first snapshot of the publishing world on Twitter. In May 2009 we looked at the followings 16 imprints and publishers had on the social networking site. At the...

Twitter and the life of the mind

Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-20

Have we really hit the cultural tipping point where we need to prove our existence, in bursts of 140-character inspiration, two, three, 10, 12, 15 times a day?Over at the New Yorker’s Page...

Twitter and drunken texting trouble Bridget Jones in new novel

Yahoo! News – 2013-05-29

LONDON (Reuters) - British author Helen Fielding's comic creation returns to battle her insecurities in a third novel entitled "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" due out in October, her publisher...

Twitter fiction: Rachel Joyce

Guardian – 2013-06-29

The radio dramatist turned novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerAcross the valley a man plays sad songs. They fill me like night. Come over,...

Ben Jonson begins Twitter travel journal, rather late

Guardian – 2013-07-03

Four hundred years after his death, the 17th-century playwright's journey to Scotland is being retold in tweetsJacobean playwright and poet Ben Jonson is the latest author to be brought back to life...

Twitter UK reports retained profits of less than £100,000

Guardian – 2013-07-05

Company, which has 100 staff in Dublin, refused to confirm that UK sales were routed through Ireland and not subject to UK taxTwitter, which is tipped for an $11bn (£7.3bn) stock market flotation in...

Twitter fiction: Lottie Moggach

Guardian – 2013-07-06

The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerAs they took their seats, she thought: at least the kids enjoyed it. As the wheels...

Should we boycott Twitter over its tax affairs?

Guardian – 2013-07-08

The microblogging site is tipped for an £7.3bn flotation, yet reported retained profits of just £92,000 last year. So how can users of its service make their displeasure known?Twitter has become...

Sun's Gary Lineker Twitter story did not breach his privacy, says PCC

Guardian – 2013-07-12

Match of the Day host complained over paper's claim that he quit social media site due to 'an allegation about his private life'The Sun did not breach Gary Lineker's privacy or harass his relatives...

Twitter fiction: John Niven

Guardian – 2013-07-13

The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerNot the ideal living arrangement, but it would do for now. He closed the trapdoor...

J.K. Rowling’s secret book shoots up bestseller lists after she’s outed on Twitter

GigaOM – 2013-07-15

J.K. Rowling has been outed as the author of a mystery, The Cuckoo's Calling, published under a pseudonym in April. Now the book is #1 on ebook bestseller lists, despite selling under two thousand...

Zimmerman Jury Member’s Book Deal Killed by Twitter

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-16

Upset by the 'not guilty' verdict in George Zimmerman's murder trial, one Twitter user started the online campaign that ended Martin Literary Agency's representation of Juror B37, who announced plans...

Richard Desmond: no Twitter quitter | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-07-17

Fears that Richard Desmond has left Twitter just days after making his debut are somewhat premature, Monkey is pleased to report. Desmond's initial moniker, @DigiDesmond, has been closed down and...

Snapchat social app gains ground on Twitter with US iPhone owners

Guardian – 2013-07-17

Now installed on 18.6% of devices according to Onavo, with recent funding likely to fuel further growthStill think photo and video-sharing app Snapchat is a novelty sexting app for teenagers? If 5m...

Twitter fiction: Richard Madeley

Guardian – 2013-07-20

The TV presenter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerIt was so hot he wanted to go home.The sun she craved assaulted him; caressed her. "I'M...

NYT Reporter's Upcoming Twitter Book Hints at a Founding Tale of Palace Intrigue

AllThingsD – 2013-07-24

A tech tale that can't be told in 140 characters or less.

Twitter email leaks about Rangers too hot for Scottish media to handle

Guardian – 2013-07-26

An extraordinary story has broken in Scotland that has galvanised the country's media elite. Though it is the subject of much chatter among journalists, none of the mainstream outlets has reported...

Twitter fiction: Bidisha

Guardian – 2013-07-27

The writer and broadcaster takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer9am: "Interflora." "Could I order a dozen red roses please?" 9pm: "999." "Can you...

Rob Delaney: from Twitter to board games and books

Guardian – 2013-07-29

A beloved Twitter comedian, Rob Delaney has expanded his empire of hilarity to include a board game and a bookKatie Rogers    

Twitter fiction: Louise Doughty

Guardian – 2013-08-03

The novelist, playwright and critic takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerShe wrapped the knife in a tea towel so that it would not drip on to the new...

Boot up: rethinking Twitter, Lenovo falsely accused, iOS 7 views, and more

Guardian – 2013-08-05

Plus Samsung blames PR firm over StackExchange rumpus, the Surface RT mess analysed, Motorola's on Moto X, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamTwitter. A...

Twitter Reactions to Bezos’ Purchase of Washington Post

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-06

The news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington post newspaper turned an average day on Twitter into an explosion of disbelief and Amazon jokes.

Comics legend Jim Steranko regales fans with stories too long for Twitter

CBC – 2013-08-07

For some, 140 characters or less on Twitter is a difficult constraint to work around. But Jim Steranko's articulate and often wild stories about his history in the comic book industry have captivated...

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