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9 Tips Nonprofits Should Use Before, During, And After They Host A Tweet Chat

2013-07-29-Screenshot20130729at4.20.17PM.png | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact

This article originally appeared on Nonprofit Tech For Good, a HuffPost Impact partner, and is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising G...

Social Media and Literature

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
M.W. Jacobs

The maximum 160 characters for texting and 140 for tweeting, along with other forms of social media, have a concentrating effect on the verbal environment.

Defining Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Generation Exoplanet'

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

If you were born after 1995, Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't satisfied with calling you a millennial. In his mind you're part of something new: Generation Exoplanet.

Dear Celebrities: Twitter Is Really Not That Hard to Figure Out

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Dear God, Famous People, what is so challenging about being aware of what comes out of your mouths via your brains via Twitter? What's so elusive about the obligation to be thoughtful about the 140-character comments you make online?

On Macklemore, and the Broader Problem of Cherry-Picking Someone's Old Tweets

Slade Sohmer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Slade Sohmer

There is literally nothing more irresponsible in today's media climate than cherry-picking from someone's thousands-deep Twitter history to either prove a point or a raise a conspiratorial red flag.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

These People Think Today Is 'Martian Luther King Jr. Day'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

For many, Martin Luther King Day serves as a way to honor the civil rights pioneer, reflect on his numerous accomplishments and debate how well we as ...

Two Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More Engagement on Twitter

Max Stossel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Max Stossel

It's tough to get noticed on Twitter. There are roughly 9,100 tweets posted every second and your content can be lost in an instant as they pour in. However, Twitter has made a few changes that if used correctly, can make it a little easier to catch a follower's eye.

Immigration Reform Power Tweeters: Part 2

James Witte | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
James Witte

When it comes to the immigration reform discussion, one may be tempted to treat the cluster of influential Tea Party tweeters as a tempest in a teapot.

If A Tweet Falls In The Woods, Does Anyone Hear It?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Technology

With the Internet, we all have a virtual "microphone" that allows everyone to project our thoughts at any moment. So why do we still feel like no one ...

How to Properly Use the 'Hashtag'

Samantha Matt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Samantha Matt

Whether you use Twitter or not, you most likely know one thing that has come from it: The Hashtag. And whether you like it or not, it is here to stay -- for now.

Four Novelists on Their Favorite, Worst and Unintentionally Funny Tweets

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
TueNight

Who among us hasn't lost a few good hours to looking at the vacation pictures of someone you hardly remember from high school? You could have banged out a few pages in that time. Still, I have been surprised to find some very talented novelists who show up regularly in my Twitter feed.

How One Scientist Learned to Tweet and Love to Blog

Impatient Optimists | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Impatient Optimists

Passing this milestone caused me ask myself some questions: Why do I spend time engaging in social media? What do I get out of it? What does it achieve for the women and children in poor communities?

Twitter's Founder Is Terrible At Twitter

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.08.2013 | Technology

In its early days, Twitter’s optimal use was a little hard to grasp. Critics asked how it was different than a Facebook status or why anyone would w...

Can Twitter Curb Growing Black Market for Fake Followers After IPO?

Grant Stern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Grant Stern

There's a dark secret amongst social media pros, and you're not going to like this. The purchase and use of fake followers by small to mid-sized social media agencies is rising as a "black hat" tactic on Twitter.

Twitter Could Basically Be 'The Social Network 2'

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This much is known: Twitter grew out of Jack Dorsey's fascination with dispatch systems for cabs, emergency services and bike m...

Immigration Reform Power Tweeters: Part 1

James Witte | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
James Witte

With a lot of data at our fingertips, we sought to identify who were the most influential tweeters about immigration reform, and how they interacted with one another.

Unfortunately, 'A Little Birdie Told Me...' Seems to Be Trend of Online 'Journalists'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Apparently, I can now sit at my desk, type in a few hashtags, search a few well-known (and not-so-well-known) of the world's Twitterati, and compile a story that consists almost entirely of other people's online musings. Since when did this become journalism?

Democracy's Biggest Threat

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

2013-10-15-mikesmithnsablog.jpg Face it, you're worried about all of your tweets, texts and Facebook posts that the NSA may have stored in the deep, dark recesses of a computer bank.

You're Only as Good as Your Last Tweet

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.26.2013 | Media
Linda Lauren

There is no way to keep up this pressure without exploding and people eventually do explode. That's when we get the rage on the page.

Say What? If Miss America Is Not a Nice White, Christian Gal, She Must Be a Muslim Terrorist? Even My Dog Knows Better!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Ms. Davuluri was born and raised American. That ought to be enough. About half the tweets I saw attacked her for being a Muslim or a terrorist. A number of them linked her appearance with the anniversary of September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attack.

Argentine Wine's Top Tweets

Daniel Altman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

If the best place to meet Argentina's leading wine personalities is next to the parrilla, then the second-best place must be Twitter.

What Your TV Tweets Say About You?

Omri Marcus | Posted 10.20.2013 | TV
Omri Marcus

When the social media frenzy collides with television obsession, sometimes it seems that television viewers are busier writing about their favorite shows than actually watching them.

People's Intelligence: Networked Reporting and Verification by the People

Christophe Billen | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Christophe Billen

Π (or People's Intelligence) will make use of SMS or Speak to Tweet technologies to establish a conversation with victims and witnesses of mass atrocities, providing them with guidance and actionable information that will facilitate early warnings and targeted assistance.

Imagine a Future Where We Record Our Own Deaths on Tiny Video Cameras Implanted in Our Foreheads

Justin Nobel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Justin Nobel

As radical as this all might seem to you now, just remember, the future is impossible to predict, but utterly inevitable.