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Share Your Videos: YouTube Just Got More Social

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youtubeIt’s the time of social Web 2.0 — so what better way to get more social other than sharing your videos? From now on, you can have your YouTube account automatically update your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and Google Reader shared items when you upload a video. It’s pretty simple, just upload a video and YouTube will do the job for you. Now get going and share your videos — and if you have a great video, be sure to share it with us on our Twitter account!!

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June 13, 2009 at 3:14 am

It’s Twitpocalypse Now: Twitter Clients Not Working

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twitterOK — it has arrived, the supposedly Twitpocalypse is taking place now and some Twitter clients have been taken down with it. (though not as large-scale as expected) Some examples include the Twitterrific for iPhone [details here] which I am currently using as well as TweetDeck and Destroy Twitter. The Twitpocalypse website has also updated and is now showing that the unique identifier associated to each tweet has now exceeded 2,147,483,647 which means some Twitter clients will start to crash or malfunction. Other than that, the Twitter website seems to be working fine. We will be keeping more updates on this.


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June 13, 2009 at 2:20 am

Flickr Twitter Beta: Flickr Testing Twitter Integration Through Email Uploads

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flickrThere’s a lot of Twitter image-sharing services out there right now — like Twitpic and the newly launched TweetPhoto. But if you are a regular user of Flickr as well as Twitter, you might like this new update to Flickr. Flickr has launched a new update called Flickr Twitter Beta which lets you tweet your photo uploads to Twitter via email uploads. Here are the quick steps on how to do it:

Info for setting up your Flickr Twitter

Step 1:

You’ll need to authorize your account. Click on the “Head over to Twitter now” link.

Step 2: Click on the “Allow” link.

Step 3: You’ll be redirected back to Flickr. Open up your address book on your mobile device and add your unique email+Twitter address. (This is just your existing upload by email address with “2twitter” added.)

Step 4: Have at it. When you upload via email, the subject line will be taken as your Twitter tweet, and a special Flickr-y short URL to the photo will be appended.

Here’s an example from Kellan’s Twitter account of what a post looks like:

Please note: Because we add the Flickr URL, you should be thinking in 116 characters.

Step 5: Feedback, baby! We wants it.

flickr twitter beta

For now, only email uploads is supported, and we hope to see direct upload integrated soon. Other than that, this service is pretty convenient for mobile uploads of photos to Flick-Twitter.

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June 13, 2009 at 1:50 am

Twitter Launches Verified Accounts Beta

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twitterTwitter was recently entangled in a lawsuit due to an impersonation case of Tony La Russa and La Russ bought Twitter to court. And though it was widely reported that Twitter was to pay La Russa legal fees, Twitter has refuted the report by saying that it has no intent to pay him any time now. But this impersonation has brought up an issue to clear up confusion and ensure authenticity of famous users on Twitter. So Twitter has launched Verified Accounts Beta in an attempt to prevent impersonation again. Twitter explains it as follows:

The experiment will begin with public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well known individuals at risk of impersonation. We hope to verify more accounts in the future but due to the resources required, verification will begin only with a small set.


So far, some accounts that have been verified so far include Mashable, and Michael Arrington. Of course, what might be confusing about this is the criteria — how high-profile do you have to be in order to get verified? What do you think — comment and let us know.

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June 13, 2009 at 12:46 am

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