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  • Twitter apps ditch Quick Bar
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    Twitter apps ditch Quick Bar

    By 31 March 2011

    Twitter, following weeks of outcry from it’s users has ditched the Quick Bar introduced last month. “Last month, we released an update to Twitter for iPhone and iPad containing a number of features that made finding friends and sharing information...

  • OMG, LOL and FYI enter Oxford English Dictionary
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    OMG, LOL and FYI enter Oxford English Dictionary

    By 24 March 2011

    OMG, LOL and FYI, phrases normally used on BBM, a text or Skype have officially made it into the Oxford English Dictionary. “For the March 2011 release of OED Online, we have selected for publication a number of noteworthy initialisms,” says the...

  • VIDEO: Julian Perretta, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart talk Twitter
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    VIDEO: Julian Perretta, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart talk Twitter

    By 21 March 2011

    Why do celebrities use Twitter? To be honest, it's pretty easy to answer that... Just think about it, and you're probably right. However, it's nice to hear them talk about the social networking service in their own words, and this video puff piece - filmed...

  • Twitter celebrates its 5th birthday
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    Twitter celebrates its 5th birthday

    By 21 March 2011

    Technically, Twitter wasn't launched officially until 15 July 2006, but as co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first ever tweet five years ago today, on 21 March 2006, it seems only right to celebrate the micro-bloggers big anniversary now. That tweet read...

  • The Twitter-inspired greetings card
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    The Twitter-inspired greetings card

    By 17 March 2011

    Okay – so this isn’t an officially sanctioned card, and the designer will probably claim that she’s never heard of the social networking site, (any one that’s phoned Pocket-lint towers will know that birds – well they like to tweet), but we...

  • Twitter kills fail whale, installs one-handed robot
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    Twitter kills fail whale, installs one-handed robot

    By 17 March 2011

    Twitter looks to have ditched its iconic fail whale and replaced it with a one-handed robot – a trend that seems to be catching on. Now, instead of a whale being carried away by a bunch of birds when something goes wrong, users of the company’s 404...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #34
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #34

    By 14 March 2011

    A new Pocket-lint Podcast arrives less than a week after the last - whatever next? And the team discuss this coming Friday's Red Nose Day; specifically, the Twitrelief Superfollow fund-raising drive. Rik, Stuart and Dan also chat about the 1mm camera,...

  • Twitter to developers: No more Twitter clients
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    Twitter to developers: No more Twitter clients

    By 11 March 2011

    Twitter has told the developer community that it needs to give up creating apps for the service or if not certainly play by its rules.   “Developers have told us that they’d like more guidance from us about the best opportunities to build on Twitter....

  • Instapaper 3.0 adds Facebook and Twitter integration
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    Instapaper 3.0 adds Facebook and Twitter integration

    By 11 March 2011

    The massively popular, read-it-later, iOS app Instapaper has reached version 3.0, and has added some pretty nifty new features for its users. The most notable additions are social media interaction through the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinboard,...

  • Red Nose Day: Bid for your favourite celebrity to follow you on Twitter
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    Red Nose Day: Bid for your favourite celebrity to follow you on Twitter

    By 10 March 2011

    Thanks to one of the many activities helping to raise money for Comic Relief around Red Nose Day, you could be followed on Twitter by a celebrity for at least 90 days. And even have a once in a lifetime experience with them. Twitrelief is the brain child...

  • 80 per cent of under 25-year-olds Tweet and Facebook while watching TV
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    80 per cent of under 25-year-olds Tweet and Facebook while watching TV

    By 9 March 2011

    Do you find yourself sitting in front of the television checking your Twitter and Facebook status updates? Then you’re not alone. And, better still, it probably means you’re acting like someone that’s a lot younger too. The way in which people watch...

  • Twitter for iPhone update fixes Quick Bar complaints
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    Twitter for iPhone update fixes Quick Bar complaints

    By 9 March 2011

    If you updated the Twitter for iPhone app when the company launched a new version last week, you would have found an annoying new feature called "Quick Bar" that told you about the latest trending topics.  The idea was, thought Twitter, a great new...

  • Augmented reality in action - social networking
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    Augmented reality in action - social networking

    By 4 March 2011

    We’ve spent the last few days on AR Week at Pocket-lint not just looking at the lengths we go can go with augmented reality but what we can get it to do for us. We’ve picked the brains of the top minds in the field in a series of interviews but each...

  • Twitter for iPad and iPhone updated
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    Twitter for iPad and iPhone updated

    By 4 March 2011

    The Twitter app for iPad and iPhone has been updated to include a raft of improvements and minor fixes. While universal, the application does appear differently on each device, and one of the main changes affects the iPhone only. Quick Bar is a new feature...

  • Charlie Sheen is on Twitter: Let the madness begin
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    Charlie Sheen is on Twitter: Let the madness begin

    By 2 March 2011

    Charlie Sheen, currently in the midst of the sort of media-shitstorm that Michael Barrymore, Lindsay Lohan and even David Icke would be proud of, has signed up for Twitter. And, even for an A-list Hollywood celebrity - 0-600,000 Twitter followers in less...

  • UberTwitter, Twidroyd and UberCurrent suspended (update - they are back)
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    UberTwitter, Twidroyd and UberCurrent suspended (update - they are back)

    By 20 February 2011

    Users of UberMedia’s Twitter apps for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry have found that their favourites have been shut out of the social networking service on Friday. Twitter claims it has done so because of policy violations in the way the company used...

  • Windows Phone to get accelerated browsing, Twitter and more
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    Windows Phone to get accelerated browsing, Twitter and more

    By 14 February 2011

    Microsoft has said that the latest Windows Phone 7 update will be here in just a couple of weeks, at the beginning of March, however while that version seems to have been put to bed, the company used its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona...

  • Twitter for Android 2.0 brings fixes and tweaks
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    Twitter for Android 2.0 brings fixes and tweaks

    By 11 February 2011

    The Twitter for Android app has just been updated to version 2.0 and we’ve been having a play with it. Ushered in is a new cleaner design, giving you simplified access to the different features without having to return to the central homescreen. The...

  • Twitpic adds instant video tweeting
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    Twitpic adds instant video tweeting

    By 10 February 2011

    Twitpic has made it even easier to get your videos onto Twitter, announcing video support directly within the platform. What this means is, when your drunk pal falls down the stairs in your local, or your cute little nephew tries to eat a whole lemon...

  • Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style
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    Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style

    By 9 February 2011

    Barclays has produced this fascinating infographic that shows how Twitter was a hot-bed of activity for football fans during the transfer deadline day shenanigans. Analysing Twitter traffic using Sysomos' Media Analysis Platform (MAP) Barclays looked...

  • Google comes to the rescue of tweeters in Egypt
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    Google comes to the rescue of tweeters in Egypt

    By 1 February 2011

    Last week, Google completed its 87th company acquisition, buying out the Palo Alto based voice-recognition service SayNow, and it's already putting the platform to good use - in Egypt. You may have read last week on Pocket-lint that the Egyptian authorities...

  • Twitter blocked in Egypt after riots
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    Twitter blocked in Egypt after riots

    By 26 January 2011

    Twitter has been blocked in Egypt, the micro-blogging giant has confirmed. It seems as if the Egyptian authorities want a blanket ban on all forms of protest and opinion, with the BBC also confirming that all public gatherings, protests and marches are...

  • Apple tweets from official App Store Twitter account
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    Apple tweets from official App Store Twitter account

    By 25 January 2011

    If you wanna know what's hot in the world of Apple apps, then you may want to consider following the newly created AppStore Twitter account, which has been verified as an official Apple stream. @AppStore went live on Monday and already has almost 80,000...

  • OFT targets Twitter brand champions
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    OFT targets Twitter brand champions

    By 10 January 2011

    Undeclared endorsement based tweets could soon be a thing of the past if the Office of Fair Trading gets its way. The government's consumer watchdog has begun a crackdown after it discovered a PR firm, Handpicked Media, was paying well-known Twitter users...

  • 2010: A year in review, January
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    2010: A year in review, January

    By 26 December 2010

    2011 is nearly upon us and with that comes one of the biggest events in the tech calendar - the CES show in Las Vegas. But before we take a look at the products of the future, it's time to take a fun walk down memory lane as we look back at the biggest...