New Twitter Search Engine Will Compete With Google & Bing

Twitter users post around 1,000 tweets per second, totaling around 90 million tweets per day. All of this real time sharing of information has helped Twitter search turn into a threat to the Google and Bing search engines. Twitter has changed over to a new search software that could help put their real time social […]

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Pennsylvania AG Subpoenas Twitter To Identify Bloggers

Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett doesn’t like what some Twitter users are tweeting about him. In fact, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office has sent a subpoena that threatens Twitter officials with arrest unless they identify two users that criticize Tom Corbett and his public corruption investigations. The subpoena demands that Twitter’s custodian of records release […]

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Mining Twitter Buzz Could Replace Opinion Polls

Mining tweets on Twitter can be as reliable as conducting lengthy, labor-intensive public opinion polls. A recent study from Carnegie Mellon found that sampling and analyzing Twitter tweets for data is as good as conducting an opinion poll in some cases. According to the Twitter study, computer analysis of opinions expressed in a billion Twitter […]

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Four of the Most Common Words Used in Twitter Tweets

Guess what the most common words used in tweets on the Twitter social network are…. Give up? Oxford University Press ran a study of 1.5 million Twitter tweets and found that four of the most commonly used words on the buzzing social network are: – “Cool” – “Awesome” – “Wow” – “Yay” Proving that the […]

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Twitter Strengthens GeoLocation Tools With Mixer Labs

Twitter is adding to their geolocation technology through their purchase of Mixer Labs. Mixer Labs’ GeoAPI is a tool that helps developers create geolocation-specific applications for the Twitter messaging service. The technology will allow Twitter users to identify the location where a tweet was posted from. The GeoAPI tool can track the location of tweets […]

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