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Don’t Have a Lot of Twitter Followers? You Probably Like President Obama

During the last race for the White House in 2008, Barack Obama got many of his campaign donations from people who gave small amounts — but since there were a lot of them, they quickly added up to a substantial sum.

As this year’s presidential campaign heats up, there’s a similar narrative — only this time it involves overall influence, and it’s playing out on Twitter.

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Which Companies Make the Best Use of Twitter for Customer Service?

Many businesses are using social media like Twitter to supplement their customer service operations. But a new study says not all companies are using the microblogging service as they should.

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Spike Lee Issues Apology for Mistaken Tweet in Trayvon Martin Case

As the outrage over the death of teenager Trayvon Martin continues, film director Spike Lee has had to issue an apology for a tweet he posted in relation to the case.

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No Graduation for You! High School Senior Expelled After Swearing in a Tweet [VIDEO]

We may live in an era that many feel is dangerously approaching the Big Brother world depicted in the book ’1984,’ but after a high school student was expelled for using profanity in a tweet, lots of people cried foul.

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Is the Department of Homeland Security Tracking You on Facebook and Twitter?

When you’re tweeting or posting on Facebook, you’re probably not thinking about the  Department of Homeland Security. But as it turns out, it may very well be thinking about you.

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Twitter Is Selling Your Tweets and You Don’t Get a Dime

You may not be able to search for your own Tweets on Twitter after a week, but a marketing research company in the UK can now search all the Tweets Tweeted since January of 2010. This is possible because Twitter just sold Datasift the right to sort through them.

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The Pope Gives Facebook and Twitter a ‘Like’

No one can accuse Pope Benedict XVI of being old-fashioned, even if his beliefs on doctrine are strictly traditionalist. The Pontiff proved he holds his traditional views in a very modern social landscape by praising the usefulness of social media communication.

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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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