Firesheep, a sinister new computer program available freely on the internet, has been putting Facebook and Twitter accounts at risk as it can provide access to private accounts.
The threatening program uses unsecured wireless networks at public places such as libraries, hotels and cafes. Basically, the online program is a packet sniffer which capable of analyzing all the unencrypted Web traffic on an open Wi-Fi connection between a Wi-Fi router and the PCs on the same network.
The 140-character social media platform Twitter’s co-creator Dom Sagolla has said that Australians have been particularly enthusiastic to take up Twitter.
According to Australians averaged 1.8 tweets per capita per month as compared with 1.7 per capita per month in New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and the US.
Mr. Sagolla also claimed that the micro-blogging platform had 180 million unique users and was attracting around 370,000 per day, with 600 tweets being posted per second.
Mr. Sagolla also shared his memories from the past.
Greater Manchester police on Thursday turned to social networking platform Twitter to let people see the wide range of matters they deal with on daily basis.
The police department created three Twitter accounts to accommodate the assortment and quantity of tweets.
The police department tweeted a report of man holding baby over bridge, but when police attended it was man holding a dog that does not like bridges.
Even before the first tweets began emerging at 5am, the police had dealt with 214 incidents since midnight and were detaining 101 people in the cells.
Social networking platform Twitter’s "tweets" with embedded links receive 19 clicks as compared with just 3 clicks at Facebook's shared links, a study carried out by marketing firm SocialTwist revealed.
Considering the percentage of traffic enjoyed by Facebook and Twitter, the study is astonishing. Facebook accounts for 78 per cent of traffic among all social networking platforms, while Twitter enjoys just 5 per cent of traffic.
Evan Williams, the microblogging service Twitter's co-founder and chief executive, stepped down from his post so that he could focus on product strategy to make the platform more profitable.
Mr. Williams, who had been heading the social networking site since 2008, announced his resignation on Twitter blog, saying the site required to meet its potential as a profitable company.
Revealing his move on the blog, Mr. Williams said, "Success to us means meeting our potential as a profitable company that can retain its culture and user focus while having a positive impact on the world.”
Arguing against the claims made by Iran, a 'New Yorker' writer expressed that social media would never give birth to social revolution.
Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker writes that as per the social networking evangelists, Twitter and Facebook will escort a new age of global civil rights engagement. Giving instances to add to the facts, they talk about last year's protests in Moldova and Iran, which they blamed was triggered by flammable tweets.
The number of unique people visiting the social networking site, Twitter every month, has finally been able to exceed MySpace’s, in the month of August.
Marketing research Company, comScore extracted the information that even though Twitter came at the third place amongst the social networking site’s group, on the overall top 50 properties’ list, it held the bottommost rank.
The lead taken by Twitter outdoing MySpace was by marginal level, which was 96 million versus 95 million.
A security flaw in micro-blogging service Twitter allowed hackers to wreck havoc on Tuesday by redirecting thousands of users to third-party sites, including hardcore pornography.
Lord Sugar and Sarah Brown were among thousands of Twitter users who found themselves redirecting other users to pornographic sites. Twitter users complained that when the moused over posted links on Twitter.com, third-party websites would pop up on the page even if they didn’t click on them.
nsurance price comparison site Confused. com has warned that users of the social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter could face hiked home insurance premiums.
The site said that location-sharing features of the social networking sites could jeopardize the security of the homes by providing anti-social elements with information regarding the whereabouts of the owners of the homes.
Those who are in the habit of sharing their travel plans on Facebook or Twitter makes it easy for hi-tech robbers to raid homes in their absence.
Spammers hijacked the Twitter account of celebrity Kirstie Allsopp to direct her large swarm of followers to a scam page, which claimed to be allocating iPads for free.
On Sunday evening numerous messages from TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp's Twitter verified account advertised free Apple iPads, misleading Kirstie Allsopp's more than 47,000 Twitter followers.
Kirstie Allsopp is a TV presenter for the Channel 4. She hosts sever acclaimed real-estate shows including 'Location, Location, Location', 'Kirstie's Homemade Home' and ‘Relocation, Relocation’.
More than half of British employees acknowledged keeping posted their personal Twitter, Facebook and MySpace silhouette while at work, whilst a third expressed they exhausted half an hour a day by means of the websites.
Two million people or six per cent of Britain's 34 million brawny workforce acknowledged slaying more than an hour every day adding up friends, uploading pictures and videos and tweeting.
The consequential plummet in workers' efficiency might be costing British businesses as much as £14 billion a year, according to an analysis by a network of jobs websites.
Stephen Holmes, who has been followed by US rapper Kanye West on his Twitter account since last Saturday has fed up with fame.
Mr. Holmes from Coventry in the UK started attracting huge attention ever since Kanye West chosen him to follow on the social networking site. The number of Mr. Holmes's followers on the site has jumped from mere 60 to more than 1,500.
Mr. Homes he was very happy to be followed by the rap superstar, but now he started feeling pressure with soaring number of tweets on the site
US rapper Kanye West had been avoiding following anyone on social networking site Twitter until Saturday, when he started following Stephen Holmes from in the UK.
The US rapper started his Twitter account only a week ago, and quickly attracted thousands of followers.
Mr. Holmes sent a tweet to West to thank the rapper for following him. West tweeted back: "You are the chosen one dun dun dun."
In the previous one-week period, West received as many as 400,000 followers, roughly 399,999 of whom straight away got awfully annoyed asking why he had not picked them as the "chosen one".
Even though, the 20 billionth messages on Twitter was not a very big deal, it still spoke volumes about the huge popularity and rapid growth of Twitter, across the world. It has become one of the most popular platforms and is continuing to grow in popularity and usage.
The 20 billionth tweets came from a user in Japan. Twitter has been growing at an exponential pace in Japan in the last one year. Twitter estimates that Japanese people send 8 million tweets every day. This is nearly 12% of the global tweets and just a shade less than the U. S.
The popular Twitter client Tweetdeck has just celebrated its second birthday, releasing some figures that state its grand success over the past two years.
UK-based founder Iain Dodworth claimed that the desktop app has been downloaded 15 million times since its launch, which makes the Adobe Air-based app the most popular Twitter desktop client in the world.
Dodworth also claimed that around 4 million tweets, status updates along with Google Buzz messages are sent via Tweetdeck app per day, plus as many as 30,000 images are uploaded on a daily basis.
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