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Usain Bolt wins most Olympic mentions on Twitter

Usain Bolt

The Jamaican sprinter — who repeatedly claimed legendary status after his phenomenal performance Saturday — was the most-mentioned Olympian on both Facebook and Twitter during the London Games, beating out American swimmer Michael Phelps.

 

Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare as Corporate Focus Groups

Some companies are leaning on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare for advice on what products to bring to market.

 

Twitter suspends reporter's account

Olympics Reporter Suspected from Twitter

Twitter has suspended the account of a Los Angeles-based reporter for a British newspaper who included the email address of the NBC Olympics president and asked his followers to write him to complain about the network's coverage....

 

#NBCfail Gets Olympic Size: Is It Going Any Better In Canada?

The Twitter hashtag #NBCfail – about the American network’s Olympic shortfalls — is covering a lot of ground. But a key early frustration was the online viewing experience.

 

Twitter down for everyone, not just you

While some Twitter users reported intermittent updates via TweetDeck dashboard applications, the short-message website was down for many late Thursday morning.

 

Greece expels Olympic athlete over racist tweets

Voula Papachristou

Triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from Greece's Olympic team Wednesday for her comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party... Commenting on the widely reported appearance of Nile-virus-carrying mosquitoes in Athens, Papachristou wrote: "With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!". Her tweet prompted thousands of negative comments that snowballed Wednesday.

 

South Korean 'joke' may lead to prison

Everyone's made a joke they thought was funny only to see it fall flat, but Park Jung-geun's attempt at humor could see him jailed for up to seven years in South Korea. Park, a photographer by profession, re-tweeted some messages from North Korea's official twitter feed, such as reports on the late leader Kim Jong Il's travels across the country and negative tweets about South Korea.

Senh: Seven years in jail for a retweet? Damn.

 

Twitter ordered to hand over Occupy protester's tweets

A New York judge has ordered Twitter to give prosecutors tweets and account information from an Occupy Wall Street protester who was among 700 people arrested during a march on the Brooklyn Bridge in October.

 

Twitter's Mobile Ads Begin to Click

Twitter Mobile Ads

On most days, Twitter is now generating the majority of its revenue from ads shown to its users on mobile gadgets, rather than from ads on Twitter.com, company executives said. One key reason: People who see a Twitter ad on their phones are more likely to click or interact with it in some way, which is how Twitter gets paid for advertisements.

 

Men Are From YouTube, Women Are From Instagram

Social Media Demographics

Some of the results are predictable: yeah, we know, ladies loooove Pinterest (15.4 million more monthly female visitors!) and Reddit is inundated with sexist dudes. (74% of users are men.) But did you know that 62% of Twitter users are women? Or that a shit ton of men are still refusing to give up on Google+?

 

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