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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Text messages raise a record $5 million for Haiti earthquake victims

Disaster fundraising has hit a new high using mobile texting and social media. In just 24 hours, the Red Cross has raised more than $5 million for Haiti quake relief efforts, solely through text messages going viral on Twitter and Facebook.  The Red Cross calls it a new record for mobile giving.  People are donating [...]

Facebook fix means less hassle

Next time you get an e-mail from Facebook after someone leaves a comment on your Wall, just reply and hit send.  Facebook went live Wednesday with “reply by e-mail.”  Instead of spending more time logging in and searching for the new comment, photo or update, you can now respond directly by e-mail and the post will automatically [...]

Twitter tied to murder

Taunting Tweets between friends turned into 140 characters of rage.  Now one young man is dead and another is charged with murder. Reporters in New York are watching this case closely, because it’s apparently the first time Twitter has been linked to a murder.  The NY Daily News reports the D.A. will subpoena Twitter records to look [...]

Facebook fellowships

College students have a friend at Facebook.  The big social networking company has a new fellowship program.  Five doctoral students will get tuition and fees, along with a $30,000 stipend.  In exchange, they will help Facebook developers solve technology problems.  To qualify, you must be a Ph.D. candidate, studying fields like internet economics, cloud computing [...]

Tweetdeck transforms newsroom

A 24-hour news operation in Great Britain is installing Tweetdeck on staff computers this month.  Sky News,  a  TV network  owned by News Corp, will focus on Twitter.  According to, it’s an organization-wide rollout that signals a transformation in conventional newsgathering.   A Sky News executive tells that social media will be embedded throughout the [...]