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The ever-changing web portal that is Yahoo under Marissa Mayer will receive its next tweak with help from Twitter. In addition to providing summarized stories, Yahoo newsfeed will soon include occasional tweets based on your interests. Folks in the US can expect to see the change in the coming days across desktop and mobile versions of Yahoo — just try to keep your excitement contained to 140 characters.
Director Steven Soderbergh may have finally given up filmmaking for good, but he’s still keeping busy. Just a day after his speech criticizing the gatekeepers of cinema, the director took to Twitter to release a new narrative to all his followers — but he hasn’t relapsed into filmmaking. It’s a novella, told in tweets.
Titled Glue, the novella is a crime story written in sharp, terse sentences with occasional photographs interspersed. Soderbergh is telling the story in second person, with each chapter ranging from just a couple tweets to over a dozen. He began the constant stream of tweets on Sunday and announced yesterday that he’s made it eleven chapters in.
Your first memory of her was her neck. Neither of you said anything…
Efemr is a new web app that posts time-limited messages to Twitter; tweets are automatically deleted after an amount of time chosen by you, the user. It’s basically an attempt to apply SnapChat’s hugely popular formula — publishing a message that will eventually “self destruct” — to Twitter, though here your messages are likely to be seen by a wider audience. After granting Efemr access to your account, you can designate the shelf life of each tweet by attaching a hashtag time limit. #5 gets you five minutes, for example, with #1h making the post visible for one hour and so on.
The web app is advertised as a means of making your Twitter activity more fleeting, but also as a tool to “protect your e-reputation.” That latter point is…
Services like Facebook and Twitter have become one of the primary ways in which people not only communicate, but chronicle their lives — and when people die it brings a new level of complexity to the dynamic that we’re just now starting to explore and process. One site that brings those issues to the forefront is The Tweet Hereafter. Described as an “experimental project,” it’s the brainchild of Jamie Forrest and Michael McWatters — and is essentially a collection of the last tweets ever posted by “notable, newsworthy, famous, or infamous people.” There’s around 50 tweets currently stored on the site, stretching back to 2009.
“Death is a touchy subject, and we certainly don’t want to upset people,” Forrest told Animal New York in a…
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BlackBerry announced pop music star Alicia Keys as its new Global Creative Director to great fanfare during its launch of BlackBerry 10 late last month, but if a tweet posted by Keys today is any indication, she may not be being that faithful to the new platform. The superstar was caught tweeting “Started from the bottom now were here!” from the Twitter for iPhone app this morning, despite her promise to The New York Times that she was exclusive to BlackBerry 10 now. The original tweet has since been deleted, and Keys has followed up with not an apology, but rather a claim that she was hacked and didn’t post the tweet in question. It’s hard to say for sure whether or not Keys is telling the truth and someone with her password decided to…
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You may not be able to share those retrograde pictures of your dinner direct to your Twitter worshippers any more, but at least you can commemorate Kobe’s latest slammed-dunkings. ESPN has signed a deal with video sharing service Ooyala that’ll see highlight videos embedded inside tweets so you never have to leave the warm embrace of your live feed. Ooyala’s also offering its SDK for others to follow suit, and while the press release below talks of “monetization” and “optimized engagement,” we prefer to think the pair are doing it to fill that Instagram-shaped hole in our tweets.
Ooyala Delivers In-Stream Video Viewing on Twitter
Twitter Video Card solution creates new ways to discover, share and monetize video; ESPN first to adopt
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ooyala, the leading video streaming and monetization platform provider, today announced that it has developed a Twitter Video Card solution, in close collaboration with Twitter, that enables Ooyala customers a turnkey solution to embed videos directly into their Twitter streams for instant playback. Previously, users were only able to include a link to a video in Twitter. This solution inserts a thumbnail of the video directly into the stream so followers can click and play directly without leaving Twitter.
“Consumers today are at the intersection of social and mobile, and demanding easy and fast access to video content. Our ability to deliver video directly into the Twitter stream is a major step forward for publishers who want to drive viewer engagement in real-time.”
First deployed by sports broadcaster ESPN to better serve its 24 million online video viewers, Ooyala’s Twitter Card solution provides media companies, broadcasters and brands a new way to distribute and monetize video content delivered via Twitter across desktops and mobile devices. In addition, the solution can increase the discovery and sharing of video content and optimize engagement through social and mobile by eliminating the barriers to view content directly on Twitter.
“Twitter is a growing source of inbound referral traffic and outbound content distribution for online media publishers and broadcasters,” said Jonathan Wilner, senior director, business product management at Ooyala. “Consumers today are at the intersection of social and mobile, and demanding easy and fast access to video content. Our ability to deliver video directly into the Twitter stream is a major step forward for publishers who want to drive viewer engagement in real-time.”
As a result of the close collaboration with Twitter, the Ooyala solution has been certified by Twitter, meaning customers can quickly and easily integrate and distribute video content directly into their streams across all platforms — including desktop, mobile web and native smartphone and tablet apps for both iOS and Android — and trust that the player will work seamlessly within Twitter. The solution works via an Ooyala Twitter SDK and automatic hosting for Twitter Cards. The turnkey API from Ooyala automatically generates the necessary Twitter tags so that a video can be inserted onto a video landing page to enable Twitter Cards.
Powerful Solution when paired with Discovery
The technology works seamlessly with Ooyala Discovery, which enables video content providers to increase view-related revenue by algorithmically recommending highly relevant content within the Ooyala Player. For example, if a user watches a highlight from a football game within the ESPN Twitter stream, they could receive a recommendation to also watch highlights from the post-game press conference. Personalized content recommendations can further drive user engagement and monetization for each video share in Twitter.
Opening Revenue Streams
In addition to benefiting consumers, this technology opens up new revenue streams for Ooyala customers. It enables the distribution of ad-supported video content across client-owned and consumer Twitter properties, magnified by sharing tendencies of Twitter users. It also opens the door for video integration into Promoted Tweet advertising campaigns across Twitter.
Customers that take advantage of Ooyala analytics will also have extensive data on the performance of their videos through Twitter Video Cards, in addition to the data they already receive on their websites and/or apps, allowing them to further optimize their video content.
Ooyala delivers personalized video experiences across all screens and is the leader in online video management, publishing, analytics and monetization. Our integrated suite of technologies and services give content owners the power to expand audiences through deep insights that drive increased viewer engagement and revenue from video.
Companies using Ooyala technology include Telstra, ESPN, Pac-12 Enterprises, Miramax, Bloomberg, Telegraph Media Group, Telefonica, The North Face, Rolling Stone, Dell, Sephora and Yahoo! Japan. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Ooyala has offices in New York City, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Guadalajara, Mexico. The company works with premier reseller and technology partners throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information visit www.ooyala.com.
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We have actually currently seen roaches developed into unwitting puppets for human overlords, but never ever have we seen dominance fairly so laid-back as with Brittany Ransom’s current Twitter Roach art job. While part of the exhibit, one of the insects wore a customized RoboRoach knapsack with an Arduino add-on that took commands from Twitter: mentions including specific hashtags guided the roach left or right by promoting its nerves. Yes, that implied the inadequate roach hardly ever had the self-respect of seeing its master face to face, although there’s some consolation in understanding that it wore the backpack for restricted periods and had a called for 30-second time out between instructions.
About why Twitter Roach came to be? Ransom tells CNET she imagined the currently dormant task as a reflection of the “overstimulation” us people encounter in a digital world. We could certainly sympathize given our incomes, although its existence makes us stressed about 2013. If we’re combating remote-controlled bug militaries a year from now, we’ll have to confess we had fair caution.
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TweetDeck today announced a brand-new feature that could not take it any type of design or performance awards, however, still, it’ll surely be cherished by some power users of the Twitter-owned customer. And while the capability to embed tweets isn’t really exactly novel at this point (Twitter’s had it for many months), it’s still nice to now have the choice present on both the web and Chrome versions of the application– which, in turn, must make it simpler to place select bits from the Blue Bird social network into your individual site or blog. Besides the “Embed this Tweet,” TweetDeck didn’t make other additions, though the solution did make it clear that it invests “a whole lot of time enhancing TweetDeck for a big consumption of Tweets, as this is among the center utilizes of the item.” Onto the following one then.
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A week after Instagram killed support for Twitter Cards, which offer a glance of connected material straight inside a tweet, Pinterest is welcoming the functionality. User Kelly Lieberman was very first to observe that products she was pinning (and sharing on Twitter) can be previewed right from the microblogging solution. Pinterest has given that confirmed to Wired that it began testing the deeper integration last week before the feud in between Instagram and Twitter rose into a full-scale war. Pinterest Twitter Cards show both the pinned blog post and whatever board it’s been conserved to, which enables your fans to quickly jump to your profile page on the sharing site.
Twitter is a gushing spigot of fleeting human experiences, varying from depression over pumpkin spice latte blackouts, to life in modern warfare, to the marvelous aphorisms of a horse sage– and there’s lots of profanity amidst all the noise and fury. Luckily, web designer Colin Mitchell has actually produced “WTFlevel:” a straightforward web site that tracks and graphs the quantity of swearing on Twitter in real-time. Mitchell states it’s “mainly a funny effort to get an idea of how aggravated the world is at any type of minute,” and the system utilizes a color-coded risk level system varying from “primarily courteous” to “oh & @ #? @ &!” to convey the level of profanity being talked on Twitter at any sort of offered time. The listing of swear words is secret, however all of the typical seven …