Ellen’s Tweet That Broke The Internet!

(PCM) True selfie history was made during last night’s Academy Awards telecast, when host Ellen DeGeneres took an epic selfie and literally broke the internet!

The selfie was snapped by none other than Bradley Cooper and now we all know why Ellen was wishing that his arms were just a little bit longer!

 

And it gets better! This amazing tweet is officially the most retweeted tweet of all time!  Its’ sheer awesomeness was even enough to crash the major social network for a few moments.

Sorry, our bad. #Oscarspic.twitter.com/VrjKjZ4YGl

— The Academy (@TheAcademy)

Truly, will there ever be a better selfie? We think not!

 

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Facebook Denied Whatsapp Co-Founder Brian Acton For A Job In 2009

(PCM) Talk about one heck of a comeback!  There has been a ton of internet buzz lately circulating around Facebook’s purchase of the messaging app WhatsApp founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum for the price of $19 billion dollars in cash and stocks.

However, recently tweets have surfaced from the account of WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton that claim he was turned down for a job with both Facebook and Twitter back in 2009.  How’s that for irony! We are fairly certainly Acton is laughing himself all the way to the bank after closing the recent mega-deal with Facebook.

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Both Acton and Koum, who were both formerly employed by Yahoo!, left Yahoo! to form WhatsApp back in 2009. The company grew in record numbers over the past five years and currently boasts 450 million users worldwide. It is hailed as the most popular messaging app for smart phones.

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Find Out How Much Twitter Owes You!

twitter1(PCM) TIME Magazine has put together a fascinating interactive post that allows individuals to enter their Twitter user name in a box and TIME will then calculate the approximate amount of money that Twitter owes that person.

This study comes after Twitter has revealed a market capitalization of over $24.9 billion dollars. Several devoted Twitter users are firing back at the company claiming their tweets are what is being used to make bank for Twitter and they now want their cut. The company has over 230 million users, so that is definitely a lot of customer complaints to filter.

The TIME magazine study reveals that pop singer Justin Bieber, an avid tweeter, is owed nearly $21 million dollars, which the President is only owed a merely $5.16 million.

Want to see how much you would be owed?  Check out the link to the TIME Newsfeed story below:
http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/11/07/interactive-this-is-how-much-money-twitter-owes-you/?iid=nf-article-trend-now

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Revolutions & Retweets: A Look at Twitter’s Evolution As a 21st Century News Tool

(PCM) As reported by several national news outlets in the fall of 2013, social media giant Twitter followed on the heels of Facebook by launching its IPO to the tune of over $1 billion. Twitter has become more than a household name. It’s an ubiquitous social utility with growing influence on the way we interact with news, culture, and each other. Nearly half a billion tweets are sent each day, and while many of these are casual, off the cuff exchanges between friends, there’s no denying that Twitter has become an influential, and arguably indispensable, part of the news cycle.

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Tweet, Tweet, Revolution

One of the initial critiques of Twitter was that it was a platform designed solely for navel-gazing junk, like what users had for breakfast or other posts best kept unshared. But in 2008, an American graduate student jailed in Egypt while … Read the rest…

Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter

(PCM) He may not have sent out a single tweet yet, but Pope Benedict XVI has officially joined Twitter. With a verified account and @pontifex Twitter handle he is ready to reach out to the Twitter world.

At the age of 85 he might be one of the oldest Twitter members, but the Catholic Church is hoping the move to Twitter will help them reach a younger crowd.

Archbishop Claudio Celli, head of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications found that 140 million people currently use Twitter and 40 percent of them are age 16-24. “We want to use Twitter to reach out to these young people,” he said. “This is a new market for ideas and the church should be there . . . This is not the only way [to spread the Catholic Church’s message] but it is a very useful one.”

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