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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 [...]

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 [...]

Twitter: Police scanner for the digital world

Tweets from our neighbors at the Woodstock, Georgia Police Department:
Slow Down and Drive Safe. The Super Speeder law goes into effect Jan 1, 2010.  about 15 hours ago from web
12-27: Ofc. Whitley arrested a male on Creekwood Dr for DUI 11:40 AM Dec 27th from web
Every day a new police department or fire department is [...]

Mapping social networks

Want to know who’s talking and where? Check out the maps of online communities, web trends and social networks gathered at  They vividly show where Facebook dominates.  The U.S. has 220 million internet users, while China has 253 million.  Tuesday and Wednesday are the busiest on Twitter.   Here’s a sample.

Social media ends Dell Hell

Not too long ago Dell, the big maker of personal computers, was getting a barrage of angry complaints about customer service. Influential blogger Jeff Jarvis was writing about Dell Hell, and other social media experts around the world joined the fray.   
Dell executives started listening. More than 100 employees are now actively tweeting to 1.5 [...]

Obama has “never used Twitter”

Do you follow President Obama on Twitter? No, you don’t. The President admitted on Sunday, speaking to a young audience in Shanghai, that he has never used Twitter.
“I have never used Twitter, but I’m an advocate of technology and not restricting Internet access,” Obama said during the town hall. “My thumbs are too [...]