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The complete guide to Twitter cards: How to choose, set up, measure them and more

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This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Here’s a riddle: When is a tweet more than a tweet? We’re all pretty familiar with Twitter’s 140 characters—and of course, a photo is always an eye-catching addition. But what if your Twitter audience could sign up for your email list without ever leaving Twitter, or directly download your new app straight from a tweet? What if a photo and article summary could travel alongside every post of your content? And what if you could do all of this for free, right now? Twitter cards offer all this potential and more. In this post, we’ll…

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Twitter: Brazil-Chile World Cup game is the most tweeted sporting event ever

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The FIFA World Cup has just reached the knockout stages. That increase in drama and tension has set a new record for Twitter, which just revealed that the Brazil vs Chile match became its most-tweeted real-time event ever. The 16.4 million tweets sent during the match — which tournament hosts Brazil narrowly won following a penalty shootout — make it the most tweeted game from the World Cup so far. The company says the moment that Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara missed the crucial penalty triggered 389,000 tweets per minute — that beats Superbowl 48 (382,000 tweets per minute) as the most tweeted sporting event to date….

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Twitter introduces mute feature on Android, iPhone, and the Web

Twitter today introduced a mute feature on its Android and iPhone apps, as well as Twitter.com. As its name implies, the new option lets you silence other users on the service. If you want to mute someone from their profile page on Android, iOS, or Web, simply tap the gear icon on the page and choose “mute @username.” To do the same directly from a tweet, tap “more” and then “mute @username.” These options may take a while to show up, as they’re rolling out gradually, but you should see them soon enough. As Twitter explains it, mute gives you…

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Two prominent Twitter accounts get blocked in Turkey following apparent court order

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Turkey’s effort to quell anti-government sentiment on Twitter continues this weekend after two prominent accounts were seemingly blocked from the service’s estimated 10 million users in Turkey, as Reuters reports. The accounts – @HARAMZADELER333 and @BASCALAN – have been used to disseminate information that purportedly implicates Turkey’s Prime Minsiter and other senior politicians in much-rumored corruption scandals, and are followed by 537,000 and 431,000 Twitter users respectively. Both accounts show up fine for overseas users, but those accessing Twitter from Turkey are barred from viewing their content, as screenshots tweeted by users in the country show: Twitter @HARAMZADELER333 ve @BASCALAN hesablarına Türkiyədən girişinə qadağa…

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USAID gives its side following reports of subversive government-funded “Cuban Twitter”

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On the heels of reports that the US government tried to create a social network in Cuba to destabilize the government, USAID has published an article attempting to set the record straight on its secretive ZunZuneo project. The post details eight points, which we’ll summarize below, that the Associated Press apparently got wrong in its original report. According to USAID, the ZunZuneo was designed to help Cubans communicate, rather than to overthrow Cuba’s leadership. The program was legal. While it operated discreetly, it wasn’t “covert.” ZunZuneo sent news, sports scores, weather, and trivia information, not political content designed to create…

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Turkey blocks Google DNS in attempt to further censor Twitter

The Turkish Government blocked Twitter a few days ago after it was used to expose alleged government corruption. Despite the ban, Turkish residents have managed to work around the censorship by using alternative DNS services such as Google’s public DNS service or OpenDNS. News of DNS workarounds spread quickly within the country; tweets sent from inside Turkey were up over 138% compared to before the censoring of the service was implemented. Now, a publication based in Turkey is reporting that the Turkish government has also blocked Google’s DNS service, making it even harder to circumvent the ban. Those in Turkey are still…

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Twitter Celebrates Its 8th Birthday By Helping You Find Your #FirstTweet

Source: www.mediabistro.com – Thursday, March 20, 2014
Today is Twitter’s 8th birthday – the service was launched on March 19th, 2006 (although it didn’t open fully to the public until July of that year), and to celebrate Twitter has launched a new tool to help you find your first-ever tweet. * continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media .

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WhatsApp Founder Was Rejected By Both Twitter And Facebook Before $19 Billion Buyout

Source: www.mediabistro.com – Thursday, February 20, 2014
Facebook has acquired super-popular social messaging app WhatsApp for a heady $ 16 billion in cash and stock, plus another $ 3 billion in restricted stock over the next four years. Not bad for a company that was founded less than five years ago. And it’s a huge win for founder Brian Acton, who was turned down for positions by both Twitter and Facebook before launching WhatsApp. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media .

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